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Started in 2007, the Critical Care, Anesthesia Perioperative Extension (CAPE) and Home Ventilation Program is a comprehensive and longitudinal service for children with chronic respiratory insufficiency, technology dependence and related medical complexities. The program promotes high quality, coordinated care to assist families and improve the lives of children who need long-term ventilator assistance. CAPE services are tailored to the individual patient. We offer extensive home visits, outpatient clinics, and inpatient consultation to meet a wide range of needs. Our providers also engage in health services research and interventional studies to improve care systems and outcomes.
We help children with complex medical needs get the care they need at home. Our patients include those who have had organ transplants or are living with complications of prematurity, neuromuscular diseases (e.g., spinal muscular atrophy, muscular dystrophy), acute neurologic injury and many other critical illnesses.
The CAPE team helps children with complex medical needs and their families get the care they need at home. Patients typically seen by the CAPE team include those who have had organ transplants or are living with complications of prematurity, neuromuscular diseases (e.g., spinal muscular atrophy, muscular dystrophy), acute neurologic injury and many other critical illnesses.
We believe that the long-term needs of children with complex conditions are best met at home. Working closely with each family’s primary care provider(s), we create patient-centered medical homes – a model of continuous, comprehensive and coordinated medical care for children—and design care plans tailored to each child’s needs.
CAPE providers help determine if, and how, short and long-term respiratory support can be of benefit. Services are intended to optimize care at home and facilitate any hospital-based care, augmenting the medical home / primary care services:
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We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”