Many of the children have experienced medical neglect prior to arriving at Epworth Children’s Home. Upon arrival, the children receive a comprehensive medical evaluation that includes a physical, dental and eye exam. It also includes a psychological assessment.
These services are arranged through the Epworth Health Center where two full-time nurses are on staff. The nurses not only schedule doctor’s visits, but also transport the children and provide comfort during the visit.
The care provided to the children by the nursing staff also includes health education and nurturing attention if a child has an illness.
The health center offers bedrooms for children diagnosed with anything from the flu to the chicken pox. The nurses stay with the children around the clock.