KenCrest Transitional Care Homes work closely with families who have children in healthcare facilities throughout the Philadelphia metro area.  Recent admissions have been from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and Cambridge Point Pleasant. 

The Philadelphia Department of Human Services has facilitated admissions for children who require the services we provide but in a home setting instead of a typical nursing home or institutional setting.

Eligible children range in age from birth to six years old and are medically fragile or technology dependent.  Life supports may include,but are not limited to, ventilator, tracheostomy tube, oxygen, feeding tube or central venous line.   Children may have:

  • Respiratory Insufficiency
  • Airway Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disorders
  • Reactive Airway Conditions
  • Short Gut Syndrome
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Chromosome Disorders
  • Developmental Delays


Registration Information

Admission to each home is based first and foremost on KenCrest's ability to meet the transitional medical, emotional, and social needs of the child.  Family members are welcome to tour the homes to enhance the comfort level of both the family and the child.  Once a team agreement has been proposed and agreed upon, admission papers are filled out by a referring hospital or doctor.  Admission to our homes usually takes place in less than one week.

There is no cost to the families of the children in our care.  All costs for care of our children are paid by Medicaid.