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Caring Hearts – Pediatric Day Nursing and Treatment Centers
Caring Hearts is a family-owned business founded by Gabriel Tejerina, an entrepreneur, and Betty Tejerina, a hospital social worker.
In 1995, the Tejerina family owned a typical child development center in Naples, FL. One day a young single mother with a baby walked through the doors of the daycare in a desperate state. Her baby boy had muscular dystrophy and required an apnea monitor. Because of the child’s illness and technological dependence, no daycare center would accept her son. As a result, the mother could not have a job and was struggling to support her young family.
Betty took the child in on a temporary basis while trying to find a facility that could provide the elevated level of care the child would require as his disease progressed. She and Gabriel discovered that there was no such facility in Naples or the surrounding area, but that the legislature had created the framework for a health benefit called Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC). PPEC is similar to a traditional child development center, but it also offers the level of medical care required by special needs children.
Our pediatrics division offers two non-exclusive options to choose from for your child’s treatment. Our Pediatric Day Nursing and Treatment Centers (PPEC) offer children the opportunity to flourish by interacting with their peers through developmental and educational programming, while receiving the best nursing and therapeutic care possible. The services provided by Caring Hearts Home Health Care Agency allow you to keep your child at home with loved ones and be assured that s/he is receiving the highest quality nursing 24/7.