Home care for children with special needs

Providing specialized, compassionate care for children with developmental disabilities and relief for their caregivers

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Here for you and your family

We aim to be more than a home healthcare provider. We see ourselves as an extension of your family, deeply committed to your child’s well-being. We build trusting, long-lasting relationships with each family while providing a team of passionate caregivers, handpicked to cater to your child’s needs.


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The support you need

Our dedicated team stays by your side throughout, answering questions and easing fears. We know you’re trusting us with your child’s health, and we never take that lightly. Our promise is to earn that trust every day, providing as much peace of mind and normalcy as possible.

How we help

Our compassionate caregivers are trained to work with special needs children. Services are
available throughout the 5 boroughs — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Nursing
  • Home health aides
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy

Our dedicated nurses are skilled in pediatric care and deeply committed to your child’s well-being. They develop personalized care plans, oversee our aides for optimal care, and connect families to supportive resources, ensuring your child’s health and comfort.

Caring for a child with special needs is a challenge in many ways. Our devoted home health aides are there to take on some of your daily tasks, making life more manageable. Some of the ways they help include:

  • Helping with bathing and dressing
  • Mobility assistance
  • Companionship and recreational activities
  • Medication reminders

Hand-in-hand with our dedicated physical therapists, your child will work to develop their mobility, balance, and strength — helping them navigate their world more confidently

Our occupational therapists help your child improve their daily living skills and overall independence. Through an approach tailored to your child’s needs and home environment, they’ll work on tackling tasks such as dressing, eating, and toileting, as well as general coordination.

Our speech therapists help your child overcome communication and swallowing challenges, empowering them to express themselves more effectively and eat more safely.

Who we help

Amerikids provides quality home health care for children
aged 3-18 with special needs who qualify for OPWDD
services. Our specialized programs support children with
a diverse range of developmental disabilities, ensuring
they receive focused comprehensive care.

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Why choose Americare?

You want only the best for your loved one. With Americare, you can breathe easy knowing you’ve chosen a home health agency that’s been recognized for:

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Unmatched excellence

We are consistently rated one of the top providers by CMS, a government body which rates home healthcare agencies.

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Extensive experience

With over 40 years of dedicated service, we have honed our approach and developed a deep understanding of the unique needs of our patients.

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Individualized approach

We’ve grown over the years, but we’ve never lost our human touch. We give each patient the personal attention and customized care they deserve.

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Cultural diversity

Our culturally diverse team allows us to serve a broad range of communities effectively, offering personalized care in a manner that is culturally sensitive and fluent in the patient's language.

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Swift turnaround time

You don’t want to be kept waiting when it comes to your health. We ensure a home health nurse is assigned to you within 24 hours of your initial call.

Why our patients love Americare

Choosing Americare pediatric therapy services for our Liam was a game-changer. The compassionate and experienced therapists understood our his unique needs, tailoring interventions that made a real difference. We're grateful for the support that has empowered Liam to navigate life's challenges with newfound confidence."

Olivia & Michael

OPWDD services exceeded our expectations in every way. The skillful and caring staff tailored interventions to suit our child's abilities, creating a positive impact on both their social and cognitive skills. It's more than a service—it's a partnership in our child's journey to a brighter future."

P. and D. Johnson

The nurses taking care of my child are like family. They not only know their stuff but also understand and respect our culture, making the medical care feel personal and comforting.

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