The First & Only Pediatric Skilled Nursing Home for Children in Delaware
Improving the lives of medically-fragile children & their families
As Delaware’s first and only pediatric skilled nursing facility and a Top-100 Nursing Home, Exceptional Care for Children takes pride in caring for our very inspiring residents and providing them with as normal a childhood as possible despite their medical challenges.
The Best Care for Every Child
A Specialized Long Term Care Nursing Home for Children in Delaware
Skilled Nursing Care
Our talented and committed team is dedicated to providing medical care while preserving and supporting a safe and home-like environment.
Our team of pediatric respiratory therapists ensures the comfort and safety of our children who have complex respiratory needs so that they can focus on other things – like being kids!
Our therapy professionals work as a collaborative team to provide a play based multidisciplinary treatment plan in order to help each individual child achieve his/her most optimal level of function.
Our team develops an individualized program with daily exposure to enrichment and educational tools for each child to help them reach their own goals and milestones.
We invite and encourage family members to assume an active role in the care planning process, and provide them with ongoing education and support to ensure the best outcomes for their child.
We aim to help our children grow and thrive by providing individual, customized nutrition support through formulary and supplemental nutrition as well as therapeutic diet development.
Does my child qualify?
We work with children from newborn to 20 years of age a child with a specified need that requires skilled nursing intervention. Visit our parents page to see qualifications and learn more about the admissions process.
Hear from our Families
Ryder was born at 25 weeks and 4 days. He has overcome many obstacles in his first year. He was diagnosed with hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain) at 3 days… old. Ryder has had two brain surgeries, two heart surgeries, a bronchoscopy, a tracheostomy, a GI tube surgery, and in February a pulmonary hypertension crisis that led to him being sedated for two months. Our little miracle has been through so much. In May, Ryder moved from AI Children’s Hospital to ECC, and I can honestly say that it has been the greatest decision we have ever made for Ryder. He is always smiling and happy. He was always lying around in the hospital unless we were holding him. He started physical therapy at the ECC and can now lift his head! He also learned how to roll over and so much more. Now he plays with toys, does tummy time, and everything else. ECC is absolutely amazing! When I walked into register Ryder, I cried tears of joy, because I knew he was going to an amazing place. I can honestly say in the little time Ryder has spent there, it’s everything I could hope for & more! It brings me so much joy & happiness to see my son get exactly what he needs being there! I cannot thank the staff at ECC enough for everything they have done for Ryder. Read more “Featured Story: Ryder”