Tufts Children's Hospital is proud to be affiliated with New England Pediatric Care, an 80-bed pediatric skilled nursing facility for the 24-hour care of children with complex medical needs. This specialized care center is located in North Billerica, MA.
A dedicated care team for children with medically complex needs
New England Pediatric Care's (NEPC) care team is skilled to meet the unique needs of children with severe physical and cognitive disabilities, from birth to age 22.
The interdisciplinary team includes attending physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, special education teachers, therapeutic recreation specialists and social workers. These professionals collaborate to provide personalized care to medically complex children in a sensitive, compassionate and home-like environment.
A full range of services
NEPC provides a full range of services for children with severe physical and cognitive disabilities. These services include:
Post-hospitalization care: NEPC offers exceptional services for children who are in the process of being discharged from an acute care hospital like Tufts Children's Hospital in Boston. We help provide continued medical support to help speed recovery and/or ease the transition to a new treatment or technology. We also educate family members on new treatments and interventions for their recovering child and how to manage life-supporting technology at home.
Short-term care: NEPC can admit children with medically complex health issues for a variety of reasons, such as intense rehabilitation and overall medical management and respite. Stays can range from a long-weekend to a few weeks to up to 90 days to give families/caregivers a needed break and allow them to attend to other family members' needs.
Long-term care: Permanent resident status or stays that involve treatment/care at our facility for more than 90 consecutive days are available to children with cognitive or neurological impairments that require 24-hour skilled nursing care on an extended basis.
Special Education Day School: NEPC operates a Special Education Day School 251 days a year, both for the residents aged 3-22 and students from the community who live at home. Our goal is to provide individualized education to severely challenged learners who are also medically fragile. We outline each student’s unique goals in an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and address those goals throughout the day.
Contact New England Pediatric Care
New England Pediatric Care
78 Boston Road
North Billerica, MA 01862