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Private-Duty School Care

Ensuring your child’s health and educational success with specialized nursing care right at school. Discover how our Private-Duty School Care bridges the gap between medical needs and learning.

What is Private-Duty School Care?

Private-Duty School Care is a specialized service designed to meet the medical and health needs of children within their school setting. It bridges the gap between traditional nursing care and the educational environment, ensuring that students with complex health conditions can safely and effectively participate in their school activities. This care is provided by licensed nurses who are trained in pediatric care and skilled in managing a variety of health conditions. By offering one-on-one support, Private-Duty School Care enables children to achieve their educational goals while managing their health needs seamlessly during the school day.

What We Offer

Our Private-Duty School Care offers comprehensive support tailored to your child’s needs, ensuring they receive the necessary medical care and educational assistance throughout the school day. We provide essential services including medication administration, tracheostomy, and ventilator care, along with any additional physician-ordered care. Our dedicated staff also accompanies the child on school-provided transportation, assists with classroom activities, and acts as the child’s care advocate, ensuring they can safely and fully participate in their education and school life. This holistic approach guarantees both safety and engagement, fostering an environment where your child can thrive.

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Comparison of Advanced Care Partners to other Private-Duty School Care Companies

Unlike other Private-Duty School Care providers, Advanced Care Partners stands out for its comprehensive approach to pediatric care in the school setting. We prioritize seamless integration of care, ensuring that our services not only meet the medical needs of students but also enhance their educational experience. Our team of highly skilled nurses is dedicated to fostering an environment where children can thrive academically and socially. We offer more personalized and flexible care plans, greater collaboration with educational staff, and a commitment to excellence in pediatric care. This holistic approach sets us apart, making us a preferred choice for families and educators alike.

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Why Would I Need Private-Duty School Care?

Private-Duty School Care is essential for children with complex health needs who require medical support to safely attend school. This specialized care ensures that your child can receive the necessary medical attention they need during the school day, from medication administration to tracheostomy and ventilator care, while also participating fully in their education. It’s tailored for families seeking peace of mind, knowing their child’s health and educational needs are met by professional nurses. This service is invaluable for maintaining a child’s health, maximizing their educational opportunities, and fostering inclusivity within the school environment.

  1. Complex Medical Needs
  2. Medication Management
  3. Safety Concerns
  4. Individualized Care Plans
  5. Maximizing Educational Opportunities
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Conditions Commonly Treated with Private-Duty School Care

Private-Duty School Care supports children with a range of conditions requiring medical attention during school hours. This includes, but is not limited to, providing IV therapies, tube feedings, colostomy care, and those needing tracheostomy or ventilator support. Our care extends to students with severe allergies, those requiring regular medication administration, and any child under physician’s orders for specific medical care. Our goal is to ensure these students can safely and confidently participate in their educational environment, with their health needs expertly managed.

  • Tracheostomies
  • IV Therapies
  • Tube Feedings
  • Colostomy Care
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Endocrine Diseases/ Disorders
  • IDD Individuals
  • Quadriplegic/ Paraplegic
  • Cardiac Defects
  • Other Complex Need
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Benefits of Choosing Private-Duty School Care

Opting for Private-Duty School Care ensures students with medical needs receive the specialized attention they require within the school setting. This service not only addresses health concerns but also focuses on integrating students into their educational environment as seamlessly as possible. It offers a unique blend of medical care and educational support, designed to cater to each child’s individual needs. By providing a safe, nurturing environment, Private-Duty School Care enables children to flourish academically, socially, and emotionally, giving families confidence in their child’s well-being and academic progression.

Individualized Attention

Private-Duty School Care guarantees personalized care tailored to each student’s specific health and educational needs. This one-on-one support ensures that children receive the attention necessary to manage their medical conditions effectively while engaging in learning and school activities, fostering a sense of belonging and success.

Enhanced Safety

Safety is paramount in Private-Duty School Care, with rigorous protocols in place to manage medical emergencies and daily health needs. Skilled nurses are always on hand, providing families with assurance that their children are in a secure environment, allowing them to participate fully in school life without undue risk.

Consistent Medical Support

This service offers continuous, reliable medical support throughout the school day. It bridges gaps in care, ensuring that students have access to necessary treatments and interventions. This consistency is crucial for managing chronic conditions, preventing complications, and promoting overall health and well-being.

Maximizing Educational Opportunities

By addressing health-related barriers, Private-Duty School Care maximizes educational opportunities for students. It enables them to attend school regularly, participate in class activities, and achieve their academic potential. This inclusive approach supports a comprehensive educational experience, ensuring that medical needs do not limit learning and achievement.

Peace of Mind for Families

Private-Duty School Care provides families with invaluable peace of mind. Knowing that their children are cared for by experienced medical professionals within the school setting eases concerns, allowing parents to focus on their commitments with the assurance that their child’s health and educational needs are being met comprehensively.

Our Services

Our Services offer comprehensive Private-Duty School Care designed to support children with diverse medical needs within the school environment. From specialized medical treatments like tracheostomy care, IV therapies, and tube feedings to support for neurological and endocrine disorders, our skilled nurses provide the necessary care to ensure students can thrive academically and socially. We also offer care for IDD individuals, mobility support for quadriplegic and paraplegic students, and management of cardiac defects, among other complex needs, making education accessible and safe for every child.

  • Accompanying the child on the school-provided transportation
  • Providing medical care during the school day such as:
    • Medication administration
    • Tracheostomy and ventilator care
    • Additional care ordered by a physician
  • Assisting a child with classroom activities
  • Serve as the child’s care advocate

Types of Insurance Qualifications


Georgia Pediatric Program (GAPP) is a Medicaid program for medically fragile children under the age of 21. GAPP covers in-home skilled nursing care and personal care support services for our medically complex children. Services are approved based on the child’s medical needs.

We work with you and your child’s doctor to apply for GAPP. Our intake team has the right expertise to help you to get approved for the care you need.

Katie Beckett Waiver

The Katie Beckett Waiver, or Deeming Waiver, is a Medicaid eligibility category for children under the age of 18. When a family has a higher income than the Medicaid level, the Katie Beckett Waiver is used to “waive” the family’s income and bases the approval decision on the child’s needs.

If the child qualifies for the Katie Beckett Waiver, they become eligible for services available under the Georgia Pediatric Program (GAPP) Medicaid plan.

Private Insurance

Private insurance plans with Anthem BCBS, CIGNA, United Healthcare, AETNA, and other major insurances may cover our services. ACP will work with you to acquire the proper authorization from your insurance company. Our goal is to make the intake process as smooth as possible for you.

Private Pay

Private pay is an option that is fully funded by the patient/family. Nursing care and personal care services are available for in-home or out-of-home support. Private pay can be an option for families in need of additional hours of care not covered by Medicaid or other payers.

Parent Testimonials

MelissaChristopher’s mom

Trinita has been my son Christopher’s nurse since he started with the company. She treats him as if he is hers. I love having her to work with him daily and I never worry if I have to leave. She is now a part of our family.

PamAnna's mom

I appreciate ACP. I appreciate that when a conflict requires tough decisions, they choose to meet the needs of their patients. ACP is different from the rest. We want to have their staff for many, many years to come. Thank you for all you mean to my family.

Gwen HodginPatient's mom

ACP is the BEST homecare company to work with. I have been with them for years and wouldn’t change anything.They care so much about the kids, the individuals, their families and their staff.

ChristineTatiana’s mom

Abigail has been with us for a couple of years almost two years and her star qualities always shine through in the care she provides for our daughter, Tatiana. Abigail always comes to work with extreme professionalism and a warm smile, not to mention her exemplary nursing skills. She is very compassionate, conscientious, and a knowledgeable nurse caregiver. We are grateful each and everyday to ACP for sending us such a kind nurse who is truly a perfect fit for our family and circumstances. Abigail is truly a Godsend!

JosephRegistered Nurse

I love how ACP puts the patients first. The flexible hours allow us time to make sure our patients are a right fit, without compromising care. My goal is to always ensure my patients receive quality care and working with ACP has helped me deliver that. Orientation was the best and such a smooth transition. I’m really glad I work for this company!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of services do school care workers provide?

Our private-duty nurses offer specialized school care services, as prescribed by physicians, to support your child’s needs. Integrated into their personalized care plan, our nurses assist with physical tasks, ensuring a seamless and supportive educational experience that aligns with their health and wellness requirements.

What should I expect during the initial assessment with a home health care provider?

Patient onboarding for school attendance with a private duty nurse mirrors standard procedures. We collaborate with families to establish contracts with the school system. Families register students with the school, often necessitating ISP meetings for scheduling and in-class assistance assessments. Some districts mandate caregiver registration, with the process typically spanning up to 30 days.

Can school care services be customized to meet specific cultural or dietary needs?

Our school care services are fully customizable to accommodate specific cultural or dietary needs, ensuring alignment with each child’s unique requirements as outlined in a physician’s care plan. We meticulously select qualified nurses who match the family’s preferences, guaranteeing a personalized and sensitive approach to the care provided to every child.

What types of medical conditions or situations might require school care services?

School care services cater to students with specific medical needs, offering support such as medication administration, tracheostomy and ventilator care, and executing physician orders. These services extend to accompanying students on school transport, assisting in classroom activities, and advocating for the child’s health, ensuring a safe and supportive educational environment.

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