IN-PATIENT MEDICAL CARE
Scope of Care. Cedarcrest Center is a 26-bed pediatric post-acute care facility. For more than 70 years, we have provided comprehensive nursing support for children who have significant disabilities and high-risk medical conditions.
At Cedarcrest Center we provide skilled and post-acute nursing services for infants, toddlers, children and adolescents who come to us at risk for developmental delay or with an intellectual disability, and also with one or more of an array of other medical diagnoses:
- Cerebral palsy
- Hypoxic and traumatic brain injury
- Seizure and other neurological disorders
- Muscular dystrophies
- Genetic, endocrine and metabolic disorders
- Compromised respiratory or gastrointestinal systems
- Extreme prematurity and failure to thrive
- Orthopedic complexities such as scoliosis, kyphosis and contractures
Our highly qualified clinical staff routinely cares for children who require respiratory treatments, pulse oximetry, continuous oxygen support, management of gastrostomies, tracheostomies, ventilator support, and IV or central line therapies.
Staffing. Our medical director and her colleagues in pediatrics at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene provide primary medical care for each child at Cedarcrest Center. Throughout a stay with us, children typically remain under the specialty care of those who attended them prior to admission. Our travel nurse arranges and accompanies children to appointments with medical specialists in Boston, Manchester, Lebanon and elsewhere. Increasingly, we are employing telehealth/telemedicine strategies to extend opportunities for specialty physicians to observe and treat children, to consult with our clinical staff, and to reduce the need for medical transport whenever possible. [Learn more about telehealth/telemedicine.]
Cedarcrest Center has a staff of more than 100 who provide year-round clinical care, special education and therapy services for children in residence. A multidisciplinary team ensures that each child receives care customized to specific needs. The team includes:
- Medical Director
- Director of Nursing Services
- Social Worker
- Director of Rehabilitation Services
- Director of Special Education
- Nurses and LNAs
- Special Educators
- Occupational, physical and speech-language therapists
- Recreation specialist
- Consultants: Psychologist, Dietitian, Orthotist
Referrals and Admissions. Cedarcrest Center accepts referrals from physicians, home-care nurses, discharge planners, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, and special educators (with informed parent consent) for short-term, transition, and long-term care.
We can accept children directly from home or other care settings, from rehabilitation hospitals, and from acute care hospitals, including neo-natal and pediatric intensive care units.
General inquiries are always welcome. Contact us.