by: Craig Lucie Updated:
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. - A national
health care company says admissions to a pediatric care program in Georgia are so low that they have to shut down their day care locations in the state.
Tamika Taylor is a single mother with a part-time job. Her
"He's trach dependent. He has a mild to moderate case of cerebral palsy and he eats through a G-tube. They (nurses) are here and they are slowly teaching him how to eat by mouth," Taylor told Channel 2's Craig Lucie.
Taylor depends on the medically-fragile day care when she can't always be there for Brycen, but next month it's closing for good.
"It was just very disappointing. It hurts. It really hurts because these people here, they really care about our children," said Taylor.
In a letter that Taylor and other parents received from PSA Healthcare's Daycare Director it says: "It is with great regret that I write to inform you that we are closing our medically-fragile day care centers in Georgia effective
"The director told me they were closing due to financial reasons due to Medicaid and GAPP (Georgia Pediatric Program) funding," explained Taylor.
"I think it's an excuse to have to cut back on the costs," said Taylor.
A spokeswoman for PSA Healthcare also told Lucie that they are assisting their families to find alternative care.
Taylor is now worried about her son's future. "This is not stuff he just needs to have. This helps preserve his life and growth," said Taylor.
PSA is offering these families