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|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Coastal Kids Home Care|
|Address:||590 Brunken Avenue|
Salinas, CA 93901-4360
|Description:||On-call availability 24/7
Office hours Monday-Fri 9am-5pm
Coastal Kids is California's only nonprofit pediatric home health agency. Whether the medical need is great or small, ongoing or brief, we are ready and available to help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our team of registered nurses, professional therapists, and medical social workers work hand-in-hand with families to create a plan of care that is entirely unique to their child's situation. When you contact Coastal Kids, you get access to high quality home health care and become connected with a compassionate partner dedicated to improving your child's quality of life.
ELIGIBILITY: Any child or young adult, from birth to age 21, with a medical diagnosis who can benefit from in-home nursing or therapy is eligible. In order to initiate services, we require a referral and detailed orders from
an authorized physician. If you have additional questions on whether your child may be eligible, please contact our knowledgeable admissions staff for more information.
|Mission:||Coastal Kids provides specialized pediatric medical, social service, and therapy visits to any child (newborn through age 21) living in counties along California's Central Coast.|
|Programs:|| •Treatment for Life-Threatening Conditions (TLC) is the only service delivering pediatric palliative and end-of-life care along California's Central Coast. TLC optimizes quality of life for children suffering from cancer and other life-limiting illnesses through a range of services including on-call a round-the-clock skilled nursing care, pharmaceutical administration, management of in-home acute treatments, and comfort care intended to keep children as free from pain as possible.
• Fitness In-home Treatment (FIT) provides families with the short-term skilled-nursing visits their sick or injured children need to return to health and wellness. The program addresses the needs of infants and younger children on temporary feeding tubes (both nose and stomach), as well as those who have open wounds that need to be dressed, are on IV medications, are diabetic, or have ostomy bags.
• Vulnerable Infant Program (VIP) offers relief to families facing the challenges of caring for medically fragile newborns or infants. Services include skilled nursing visits to infants who have been released from state certified intensive care nurseries; well-baby check-ups to patients released from local hospitals; nursing visits to low-income families caring for newborns; and parent education.
•Therapy for Occupational and Physical Challenges' (TOP Challenges) licensed occupational and physical therapists address a variety of congenital abnormalities and developmental disabilities that may cause limitations in any of the following areas: joint mobility; balance and coordination; strength and endurance; gross motor functioning or fine motor skills; deficits in visual-perceptual or cognitive skills; and challenges with sensory processing/integration. Therapists also work with nursing staff to slow the decline of a debilitating illness for TLC patients.
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Call for Information|
|Public Transportation:||Not Applicable|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Areas Served:||California (Central)|
Margy Mayfield, RN, BSN
|Home Care/Hospice Associations|
Home Health Care
In Home Hospice Care
Pediatric Home Nursing
|This record last modified January 2, 2014|