Inpatient Medical Care

Cedarcrest Center is a 26-bed pediatric intermediate care facility.  For more than 65 years, we have provided comprehensive nursing support for New Hampshire children who have significant disabilities and high-risk medical conditions.

SCOPE OF CARE

At Cedarcrest Center we provide skilled and sub-acute nursing care for infants, toddlers, children and adolescents who come to us at risk of developmental delays or with intellectual disabilities as well as an array of other diagnoses:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hypoxic and traumatic brain injury
  • Seizure and other neurological disorders
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Genetic, endocrine and metabolic disorders
  • Hypotonia
  • Compromised respiratory and gastrointestinal systems
  • Extreme prematurity and failure to thrive
  • Orthopedic complexities such as scoliosis, kyphosis and contractures

Our highly qualified clinical staff routinely cares for children who require respiratory treatments, pulse oximetry, continuous oxygen support, management of gastrostomies, tracheostomies, ventilator support, and IV (central line) therapies.

Our medical director and her colleagues in pediatrics at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene provide primary medical care for each child at Cedarcrest Center.  Throughout a stay with us, children typically remain under the specialty care of those who attended them prior to their admission.  Our travel nurse arranges and accompanies children to appointments with medical specialists in Boston, Manchester, and Lebanon.

STAFFING

Cedarcrest Center has a staff of more than 90 who provide year-round clinical care, special education and therapy services for children in residence.  A multidisciplinary team ensures that each child receives care customized to specific needs.  The team includes:

  • Medical Director
  • Director of Nursing Services
  • Social Worker
  • Director of Rehabilitation Services
  • Director of Special Education
  • Nurses and LNAs
  • Special Educators
  • Occupational, physical and speech-language therapists
  • Consultants: Psychologist, Dietitian, Orthotist

REFERRALS

Cedarcrest Center accepts referrals from physicians, home-care nurses, discharge planners, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, and special educators (with informed parent consent) for short-term, transition, and long-term care.

General inquiries are always welcome.    Contact us.

ADMISSION

We can accept children directly from home or other care settings, from rehabilitation hospitals, and from acute care hospitals, including neo-natal and pediatric intensive care units.