Questions about BrightStart?
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This introduction is designed to get you familiar with the basics of the BrightStart program. Of course, every patient we serve is unique and you may need more information specific to your needs. In the meantime, this should help.
Don’t see your question here? Please contact us! We’re happy to answer your questions, discuss your specific needs and provide you with more information about BrightStart Pediatrics.
What is a PPEC?
What qualifies a child for the PPEC program?
Frequent medication administration (such as IV medications)
Is this a daycare center?
Is this new?
What areas does BrightStart serve?
Our newest center is in Winter Garden, serving central and west Orange County, along with parts of Lake and Seminole County. This includes Clermont, Groveland, Ocoee, Apopka, Windermere, central and west Orlando.
The Orlando center serves central and south Orlando and southern Orange County, along with Osceola and eastern Polk Counties. This includes Kissimmee, St Cloud and Poinciana.
The Sanford center serves Seminole county, along with western Volusia and eastern Lake Counties. This includes Sanford, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Casselberry, Deltona, Debary, Orange City and Deland.
Why is this good for my child?
PPEC centers are a more reliable health care option than home care services
PPEC centers offer socialization for the child, reducing the isolation of home care services
PPEC provides a central location for therapy services, promoting better coordination of care between nursing and therapy
Is my child at risk for getting sick in this environment?
Foremost, patients who are sick or have symptoms of an infectious condition may not attend the center. Daily assessments for each patient and monitoring throughout the day maintain the overall health of our patient population.
What are BrightStart’s precautions for COVID?
Our staff wear masks in the center at all times. The use of gloves and gowns continues as needed and as we would normally use for nursing and therapy. The staff practices established infection control protocols such as sanitizing surfaces, equipment, toys and other items. Frequent and diligent hand hygiene is practiced at all times.
Patients receive care with appropriate distancing, and pre-school aged patients wear masks where appropriate.
The daily cleaning and disinfecting routine for each center includes electrostatic sprayers and application of effervescent sanitizing hospital-grade disinfectant. This same daily cleaning routine is also performed for all transport vehicles and equipment.
In early 2020, the air and ventilation systems in each center were upgraded for environmental safety in response to the the COVID threat.
We understand that changing information and guidelines have impacted everyone. At BrightStart, we’re fully operational and ready to help. Please contact us if you need additional information about how we are handling our daily operations.
What ages does BrightStart serve?
Who pays for PPEC?
Is transportation available?
How does transportation work?
Are the pictures on your website actual BrightStart patients?
A lot of the babies and children in these pictures don’t look “medically fragile” – do they all need nursing care?
No matter what these pediatric patients need, they’re all just terrific kids. Outside their nursing needs they enjoy all the same things as babies and children who are not medically complex. We incorporate our unique style of nursing, therapy and love to help every child have a bright start.