Skilled Nursing Facility Cares for Vulnerable Children During Pandemic

While most have embraced the new daily routines of virtual office and distance learning, employees at the only skilled nursing facility dedicated to children in Pompano Beach are redefining terms like strength, hope and love. The medical workers stand firm in their commitment to the children who reside at Children’s Comprehensive Care Center even in a national pandemic. Nurses and therapists continue to work around the clock delivering services to children who need 24 hour medical care. 

Those familiar with the facility know that caring for medically fragile children and those living with special needs involves more than medical care. It encompasses therapy, recreational activities and social engagement that guards against loneliness and isolation. These programs are made possible through the support of corporations, individuals and foundations who donate to Broward Children’s Center. When the decision was made to discontinue family and volunteer visits, it was heartbreaking to many sick children who long for connection. Health care workers cheerfully offered connection and hope by setting up virtual visits with family and friends. 

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Supporters have found a secret door that bypasses all physical doors – LOVE. Broward Children’s Center supporters believe that LOVE WINS in spite of an uncertain future. With that, the support campaign, “Love Is an Open Door” has been set up in the face of social distancing and lock down.

“The door to onsite visits remains shut for the time being but the online door of love and support is wide open for anyone who chooses to donate through BCCkids.org,” said Myrna Miott, Director of Development and Marketing at Broward Children’s Center. 

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Anyone interested in learning more or supporting the mission of Broward Children’s Center through this time of crisis is encouraged to visit www.BCCkids.org/lovewins

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