Frequently Asked Questions
Helping your child:
We understand that you play an important role in your child’s healing process, so our staff works with you to provide the most comfortable care possible for your child. Our at-home services for children may include:
- Post-hospitalization or post accident treatment
- Short term treatment for chronic illness, such as asthma, cancer and diabetes
- Physical, speech and occupational therapy
Children with special health care needs can also benefit from short-term home care until more comprehensive long-term options become available.
Do you only provide services to children?
Community Care Professionals has clinicians and support staff experienced in working with both acutely and chronically ill children and adults.
What are the eligibility requirements?
Patient must have a skilled need and an attending physician willing to sign orders for home care services. The home must be safe and willing caregivers must be available to participate in the care of the patient.
How will I know what services I will need?
Before your services are initiated, a registered nurse will come to your home and assess the needs of the child/patient and family. Based on that assessment and in coordination with the physician, the nurse will develop a comprehensive care plan. The care plan along with the recommended services will be explained to you.
Must the patient by a US Citizen?
US citizenship is not required.
Where are services available?
- Staten Island
How are services paid for?
Services may be paid for in part or in full by:
- Managed care providers
- Private insurance
St. Mary’s Community Care Professionals will work directly with your insurance company to arrange for payment. Arrangements for private payment can be made by contacting St. Mary’s Community Care Professionals.