Lauve’s Pediatric Extended Care – Crystal Lauve

Lauve's Pediatric Extended Care

Special Strong is giving local businesses a platform to share how their services can make a difference for people with special needs. This service provider is Lauve’s Pediatric Extended Care.

About Lauve’s Pediatric Extended Care

A Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center (PPECC) is a non-residential, family-centered medical day care facility that offers reliable nursing care for children ages birth through 20 years old with a variety of medically complex needs.  Our center is staffed with a multidisciplinary team of skilled Nurses, Aids, and Therapists.  Parents can go to work or school, confident that their special needs child is cared for by a team of highly-trained professionals, all while participating in socially and developmentally stimulating activities with their peers.  Our program develops an individualized, comprehensive plan of care for each child.   We consider the scope of their medical, social and developmental needs and how we can facilitate better outcomes.  Each child’s plan of care is developed in coordination with their parent/guardian and their physician to address their specific nursing and therapeutic goals.  Parents/guardians receive updates each day of the child’s clinical interventions, therapies, and educational activities.  Parent conferences are scheduled to thoroughly discuss the child’s progress and goals along with any needed parent education.  Transportation is provided, if needed, to and from the center.

Common conditions of children enrolled in PPECC programs:

Cardiac Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Complex Medication Regimen, Cystic Fibrosis, Endocrine Disorder, Feeding Tube, Developmental Delay, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Genetic Disorders, IV Therapy, Kidney Disease, Neurological Disorder, Seizure Disorder, Spina Bifida, Tracheostomy, Ventilator/Oxygen Dependent, Etc.

How Lauve’s Pediatric Extended Care Got Its Start

I am an entrepreneur and have been involved in many different industries throughout the years.  My husband once said I am the Jack of all trades and a master of none…until now!  I’ve finally found my calling.  I’ve always had a tender heart for people that can’t defend or care for themselves, especially children.  Special needs children are near and dear to my heart.   They can be so vibrant and full of life!  It takes patient, sincere and compassionate people to be their voice and to care for them.  It is not a business, but a calling.  It is a very rewarding experience to be involved in improving the lives of these amazing children.

Lauve’s Pediatric Extended Care has a sister center in Bossier City, LA called Lauve’s Pediatric Day Health Care.  In the six years that Lauve’s Pediatric Day Health Care has been open, there have been so many success stories!  The program creates the perfect atmosphere for children to thrive.  We have had many calls from East Texas families wanting to know more about the program and if there were any centers in East Texas.  We knew, when it was available, that we wanted to open a center in a central East Texas location.  In July 2019, Lauve’s Pediatric Extended Care was the third PPECC facility to be licensed in the State of Texas.  We are very excited to bring this program and facility to the East Texas special needs community!

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What You Should Know About Lauve’s Pediatric Extended Care

What is a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center (PPECC)?  Lauve’s PPECC is a non-residential facility that provides medical, nursing, psychosocial, therapeutic (PT, OT, Speech Therapy, and Respiratory Care) and developmental services to medically fragile children ages birth up to 21 years old.  Hospice services may also be provided at the PPECC.

What insurance covers PPECC services? A PPECC is a new benefit for Texas Medicaid and the Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program.  STAR, STAR KIDS or STAR Health Managed Care Organizations also cover PPECC services.

Can a child get services from a PPECC and Private Duty Nursing (PDN)?  Yes, Lauve’s PPECC can collaborate and coordinate care with the child’s existing PDN provider.  It is the parent’s choice to receive PPECC services, PDN services or both services.

What conditions qualify for PPECC services?  Some common conditions that would qualify for services are ventilator/oxygen dependent, tracheostomy, feeding tube, seizure disorder, neurological disorder, cardiac disease, kidney disease, IV therapy, complex mediation regimen, endocrine disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Cystic Fibrosis, etc.

Does the center provide transportation?  Yes, Lauve’s PPECC provides transportation, within a 30-mile radius, to and from our center.  A nurse always accompanies the driver on our van to monitor and/or provide care to patients during transport.

Lauve’s Pediatric Extended Care offers tours of their center.  Call 903-230-8110 or email [email protected] for a tour!

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Special Strong provides nutrition and adapted fitness for special needs children, adolescents, and adults with autism, Down syndrome, and other disabilities. Through our online training platform, we also provide special needs certification courses for educators, professionals, and parents who want to learn how to adapt fitness to serve the special needs population.  

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