Medically Complex/DD

An Atmosphere of Caring for the Whole Person

The staff at ECTC understands the importance of caring for the medical, developmental, emotional, spiritual, educational, and social well-being of each resident. Interwoven in the fabric of ECTC's philosophy is an interdisciplinary care team approach. Highly skilled professionals meet regularly with the resident and their families to discuss the progress as well as the short and long term goals of each individual.

Our comprehensive service system is capable of meeting the habilitation, restorative and long-term needs of individuals who are victims of genetic disorders, birth trauma, accidents, physical abuse and/or debilitating or life threatening diseases. We provide 24-hour nursing, including gastrostomy tube feedings, plus oxygen administration and palliative/end of life care. Each resident is thoroughly evaluated on an individual and on-going basis. Physical, occupational and speech therapies are available from our trained staff.

The level of training and compassion provided by our center is rarely found in other skilled nursing facilities. Our staff consists of highly skilled and specialized nurses, therapists and nursing assistants. All members of our staff have undergone strict screenings and extensive training to ensure excellence and the highest quality of care.

Quality therapies are a vital component of the services necessary for quality care. We employ, as well as consult with certified/registered specialists. Their skills are utilized to help with the development of Individual Program Plans to meet the residents' identified needs. Licensed Therapists (i.e., Speech Pathologist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist) evaluate our residents and help to determine their capabilities in motor coordination, self-help, socialization, oral motor skills, and language/communication skills.

ECTC also contracts with a psychiatrist to help reduce maladaptive behaviors, thus assisting with integration into the community. Weekly visits from both a masseuse and a healing touch therapist are available and help residents with relaxation, reduction of excess muscle tone, and enhance overall health. If other specialists, such as Psychologists, Rehabilitation and Wheelchair Specialists or Certified Prosthetic and Orthotic Specialist are determined by the team to be beneficial in the resident's growth and development, then services would also be provided.

Our staff is trained to assure that the persons served receive the highest level of skill development possible. They are trained in techniques that are necessary to give individuals every chance for successfully acquiring new skills. Likewise, staff provides active treatment so that interactions in the environment are learning experiences. Our staff members' day-to-day contact with persons served develops a rapport which only strengthens the ability to provide quality care and training.