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Exceptional Care For Children

11 Independence Way, Newark, DE 19713

Based on 4 reviews

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Services and Housing Options

Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

Estimated Pricing

Estimated $11,949
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Exceptional Care For Children Description

ECC is a skilled nursing facility for children in Newark, Delaware that provides transitional, long term and palliative care to medically fragile and technology dependent children who are between the ages of birth and 21 years old. ECC is the only facility of its kind in Delaware and one of very few in this country. This top-100 ranked nursing home in the United States takes great pride in caring for very inspiring residents and providing them with as normal a childhood as possible despite their medical challenges.

At Exceptional Care for Children, our talented therapy team provides top-notch care that ensures each child is seen as more than just their medical needs or disability. Our team of therapy professionals work together to provide a play-based, multidisciplinary treatment plan that will help each individual child reach his or her full potential. The children are given the opportunity to enhance their ability to communicate, improve motor function, and develop life skills through comprehensive evaluations, one on one sessions, and group treatments.

Skilled Nursing
The nurses at Exceptional Care for Children are a special breed. They have to be RNs, LPNs, and CNAs who provide care for each child with love and compassion. This talented and committed team is dedicated to providing medical care while preserving and supporting a safe and home-like environment.

Price Comparison

  • Estimated Facility Price: $11,949
  • Average City Price: $8,088
  • Average State Price: $8,088
  • Average National Price: $7,090
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    Exceptional Care For Children offers a wide variety of services to meet the needs of its patients. Skilled nursing care is available to help children with complex medical conditions, while respiratory therapy and skilled therapy help improve the quality of life for those with chronic illnesses. Enrichment and family education programs are also available to give families the support they need. Nutritional care is provided to ensure that patients receive the necessary nutrition to remain healthy.

    Skilled Nursing Services and Amenities
    Exceptional Care For Children offers skilled nursing services and amenities for their patients, such as Primary Nursing, Central Lines, Dietary Consultation, EKG & X-Rays, Transportation to Specialty Appointments, Lab Work, Pain Management, Telemedicine, and IV Therapy. Each of these services and amenities are designed to ensure that the patient receives the best care possible while they are in Exceptional Care For Children's care.


    clinical services

    respiratory therapy

    palliative care

    skilled nursing care

    physician services

    end of life care

    nursing staff

    respite care

    transitional care

    pain management

    iv therapy

    long term care

    specialized care


    volunteer opportunities

    special events

    birthday parties




    home-like environment


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    Information from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    This nursing community has been given an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid receiving 5 stars on its health inspection, 5 stars on its quality measures rating, and 5 stars on its staffing rating. This nursing home is certified by Medicaid and was first approved to provide Medicaid services on 03/30/06 and is run by a non profit organization. It is a medium-sized nursing community with 46 nursing beds. Currently, there are 44 residents within the nursing community. Be advised these resident occupancy numbers are not always up to date and are collected from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services website periodically.

    Overall Ratings

    Exceptional Care For Children is a highly esteemed nursing home boasting a 5-star overall rating, a commendable achievement that places it within the top 10% of facilities in terms of overall ranking. This exceptional rating surpasses the state average, underscoring its commitment to providing outstanding service. Additionally, the home prides itself on its 5-star health inspection rating, a testament to its stringent health standards, which is also higher than the state's average and positions it among the top 10% of all facilities in terms of health inspection rating. Another feather in its cap is the 5-star quality rating it has earned. This distinct recognition places the nursing home within the top 20% of facilities in terms of quality, further emphasizing its superior offerings as this rating is also higher than the state average.

    Staff Ratings

    Exceptional Care for Children is a top-rated nursing home with a 5-star staff rating, the highest possible recognition. This dedication to quality care is reflected in their staffing, as they are in the top 10% of nursing facilities in terms of nursing aid, licensed practical nurse (LPN), registered nurse (RN), licensed staffing, and physical therapist staffing hours. Specifically, their nursing aid staffing hours per resident per day is 4.62, significantly higher than the state average of 2.3. Likewise, their LPN staffing hours are 2.37 per day compared to the state average of 0.95. Their RN staffing hours per day equaling 4.1 surpass the state's average of 1.08. The nursing home's licensed staffing hours per resident per day measure at an impressive 6.47, over three times the state average of 2.03. Lastly, their physical therapist staffing hours are 0.16 per day, exceeding the state's average of 0.11. This data clearly underscores Exceptional Care for Children's commitment to providing quality, personalized care for their residents.

    Covid Data

    The Exceptional Care For Children nursing home ranks in the top half of establishments for keeping their residents up to date with their vaccinations, with a 71.1% vaccination rate. The resident vaccination rate, albeit slightly lower than the state average of 74.4%, still maintains a commendable level of immunization. When it comes to staff vaccinations, the nursing home fares even better, landing in the top 30% of all facilities. Their staff vaccination rate is an impressive 40.2%, substantially higher than the state average of 26.6%. This demonstrates their commitment to ensuring a safe environment for both residents and employees alike.

    Quality Measures

    Exceptional Care for Children is a distinguished nursing home, receiving a 5-star quality measure rating--the highest possible accreditation. The facility prides itself on its impressive performance which places it within the top 10% and 20% of other nursing homes across various quality measures. Notably, it has a 0.0% record for falls leading to major injuries among its residents, far lower than the state's average of 3.9%. Exceptional Care for Children also excels in vaccination rates—100% of its residents receive a pneumococcal vaccine, outpacing the state's average of 94.8%. Furthermore, this nursing home is in the top bracket of institutions where residents have a catheter inserted and left in their bladder, boasting a negligible rate of 0.0%, compared to the state's average of 0.73%. Additionally, the facility has an admirable record for addressing the evolving care needs of its residents, with no increase in the need for assistance with daily activities, opposed to the state's average increase of 14.09%. Lastly, it also falls among the top 10% of facilities, with a mere 1.67% of its residents receiving antipsychotic medication, which is significantly less than the state's average of 10.98%.

    Healthcare Nearby


    ChristianaCare, Union Hospital
    4.5 miles away
    Christiana Hospital
    5.3 miles away
    Rockford Center: Gupta Saurabh MD
    6.3 miles away
    Delaware Psychiatric Center
    10.3 miles away
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center Wilmington
    10.4 miles away


    1.8 miles away
    Rite Aid
    1.9 miles away
    Happy Harry's
    3.1 miles away
    4.5 miles away
    Welcare Pharmacy
    4.7 miles away


    Pediatric Dentistry
    3.4 miles away
    Aspen Dental
    4.0 miles away
    Elkton Smiles Dental
    4.5 miles away
    N. Moradi, D.D.S.
    4.7 miles away
    Magical Smiles
    4.8 miles away

    Essentials Nearby


    1.6 miles away
    Churchmans Crossing
    5.8 miles away

    Bus Stations

    1.5 miles away
    University of Delaware Parking Lot #6 on Christiana Dr.
    2.9 miles away
    3.9 miles away
    5.4 miles away


    Acme Markets
    1.4 miles away
    ACME Market
    1.5 miles away
    1.8 miles away
    Mi Ranchito
    2.6 miles away
    Wang's Oriental Food Store
    2.7 miles away


    Wells Fargo
    1.0 miles away
    1.4 miles away
    Louviers Federal Credit Union
    2.0 miles away
    Citizens Bank
    2.3 miles away
    PNC Bank
    2.4 miles away

    Things to do in the Area

    Places of Worship

    Welsh Tract Baptist Church
    0.6 miles away
    Ott's Chapel
    1.3 miles away
    St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
    2.6 miles away
    Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church
    3.2 miles away
    White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
    4.5 miles away


    Folk Memorial Park
    0.1 miles away
    0.3 miles away
    Rittenhouse Park
    0.3 miles away
    Iron Hill Park
    0.4 miles away
    Chestnut Hill Ironmine Preserve
    0.4 miles away


    Christiana Mall
    6.2 miles away
    Shoppes at Red Lion
    6.2 miles away
    Beaver Brook Plaza
    7.4 miles away
    Shoppes at Buena Vista
    7.5 miles away
    Independence Mall
    14.8 miles away


    Chapel Street Players
    2.6 miles away
    Newark Arts Alliance
    2.7 miles away
    Everyday Artists Studio
    10.2 miles away
    Station Gallery
    12.5 miles away
    World Cafe Live
    13.0 miles away


    Mad Macs
    0.8 miles away
    0.9 miles away
    1.4 miles away
    1.8 miles away
    Jake's Wayback Burgers
    1.9 miles away


  • High Temperature: 81°F
  • Low Temperature: 35°F
  • Average Temperature: 58.0°F
  • Day Breakdown: 160 days of rain, 21 days of snow and 182 days of sun
  • Precipitation: 2.8 inches a year
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    General Staff Rating
    Based on 1 total reviews
    Care Staff Rating
    Based on 2 total reviews
    Annette V M.

    5.0 rating

    Exceptional in every way!  As Delaware's only post acute pediatric skilled nursing center, ECC provides a 31 bed facility that provides stellar care to children with complex medical needs.  It is unparalleled!

    dory meyer

    5.0 rating

    Liz Malin

    5.0 rating

    Geoffrey Muriithi

    5.0 rating

    Wonderful staff who care for the patients...exceptional!!

    Health and Fire Safety Deficiencies

    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid report report health and fire safety deficiencies. Some of these deficiencies are more severe than others. The following table shows different levels of severity.

    Severity of Deficiency Isolated Pattern Widespread
    Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
    Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
    No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
    No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

    Health Safety Deficiencies

    Survey Date Correction Date Letter Category Description
    2018-09-17 D D Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies Develop the complete care plan within 7 days of the comprehensive assessment; and prepared, reviewed, and revised by a team of health professionals.
    2018-09-17 D D Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies Provide appropriate care for a resident to maintain and/or improve range of motion (ROM), limited ROM and/or mobility, unless a decline is for a medical reason.

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