Medical Services

Medical Services

Comprehensive medical care is coordinated through our Medical Director, Attending Pediatrician and Nurse Practitioners. Our medical team is comprised of experts in pediatric medicine, who are additionally trained and educated in the care and treatment of medically complex and chronically ill children.

Our Medical Services provides full-time on-site care, along with a rotation for after-hours on-call service. Sunshine strives to provide coordinated care and linkages between our services and the family’s community, including local physicians, services, agencies and schools.

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Nursing Services

At Sunshine Children’s Home and Rehab Center, our professional nurses are highly qualified and skilled in pediatric specialty care.

Our nursing team is comprised of registered professional nurses who lead the team over Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants. They are on-site 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Nurse to child ratios are low and nurses are positioned directly outside each bedroom door.

Sunshine’s nursing team is trained in pediatric advanced life support and rehabilitative nursing. Their enhanced training and certification allows them to care for the complex needs of the children.

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The Speech-Language Pathologists at Sunshine Children’s Home and Rehab Center have extensive training in the oral motor mechanism for functional speech, safe swallowing, and feeding.

Our staff is comprised of nationally-certified therapists who diagnose, treat, and support oral motor dysfunctions. Speech-Language Pathologists help patients develop or recover reliable communication skills through verbal, functional sign language, or communication boards.

Specialty evaluations and interventions include, but are not limited to the following:

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Therapeutic Recreation

Under the supervision and guidance of our Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), our Therapeutic Recreation team provides a varied and stimulating individualized activity program, designed to meet the needs of each child and with the goal of maintaining quality of life and improving health and well-being. Recreational opportunities include arts and crafts, music, outdoor experiences, sensory stimulation, reading, games, gross and fine motor activities, community visitors, and trips.

Our lush wooded property allows for an outdoor sensory play experience featuring an adaptive playground and strolls along the nature paths, and including stops at the various water features, such as our ponds with flowing fountains.

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our children

Children We Serve

Respiratory, Neurological, Endocrine, and Orthopedic disorders; Nutritional disorders/TPN Dependent Complications of prematurity; Congenital heart disorders; Post-surgical Rehabilitation; Feeding Disorders/Feeding Therapy; Complications of Prematurity Neuromuscular Diseases; Seizure Disorders; Acute/Chronic Respiratory Disease; Sickle Cell; Cystic Fibrosis; Congenital…

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Palliative Care

Palliative Care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. It is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the child and family. Sunshine’s Palliative Services supports your entire family. We are  here for you 24/7. Our comprehensive family-centered approach encompasses pain and symptom management, as well as psychological, physical and spiritual care within a holistic framework. These services extend throughout the course of the illness and are continually reassessed.

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Educational Services

At Sunshine, Early Intervention services are provided to our youngest children (newborn to age 3) by our special educator and therapists. Sunshine also provides Initial and Ongoing Service Coordination, which assures for good communication between family and providers.

The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a statewide program that provides many different types of services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

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For Families

The Sunshine Children’s Home is committed to a family-centered model with collaboration and support at its core. We believe that families can be our most vital resource and a primary source of strength for their child. Therefore, it is our primary goal to forge a “team” relationship based on respect, dignity, compassion and

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National Healthcare Decisions Day Sends the Message: Be Prepared:

National Healthcare Decisions Day is recognized each year on April 16 to “inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.” What is Advance Care Planning? Advance care planning is the process used to plan for future medical care, consider what matters most to an individual, share values, beliefs,

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Medical Monday: Ask Dr. Joe

Q: As this month is vaccination awareness month, I feel it’s a good time to ask my concerns about vaccines in general. As a family pediatrician, how do you best advise your patients on vaccinations when there’s so much controversy on the side effects and long-term ramifications. I am not an anti-vax mom and vaccinate

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