CRCC offering childcare for healthcare workers, first responders

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Posted at 10:27 AM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 11:27:37-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — CRCC in Omaha has announced that it will be offering in-home daycare for healthcare workers and first responders.

The organization was granted a temporary license from the state to provide in-home daycare starting April 1.

“What’s most important right now is how we are caring for each other; doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and first responders are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we need them to be able to care for the sick,” said Anne Constantino, CRCC President and CEO.. “CRCC is proud to step up and help during a time where our medical workers are working around the clock to help us all stay well.”

Care began on April 1 and will remain available as long as needed.

The respite license will also allow CRCC to provide in-home services for skilled nursing, mental health, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language therapy.

CRCC is also launching the “Learning Together at Home” program, a series of online videos and downloadable educational material that will help families with remote care and learning. Telehealth is now also an option for CRCC clients. This allows patients and their caregivers to speak directly to CRCC behavioral and therapy teams via phone, laptop or smartphone in the comfort of their own home.

“The services CRCC provides play a vital role in the lives of children and families every day, and it is even more important during these unprecedented times,” said Anne Constantino, CRCC President and CEO. “As we self-isolate and avoid large groups, this is a necessary and beneficial option for our clients.”