Exceptional Care for Extraordinary Kids
Little Haven provides skilled nursing care in a modern, clean, professionally-staffed environment. Our approach maximizes your child’s potential, caring for their daily needs in a stimulating environment while giving you the time to pursue a career, education and personal needs during the day.
Katie Beckett’s Story
Little Haven was inspired by Katie Beckett. Because of her, children with severe disabilities have more comfortable access to the care they need. She died at 34 years of age in May 2012. But the legislation that bears her name helps hundreds of thousands of children who can now live at home with their families instead of in an institution.
Four months after her birth in 1978, Katie contracted viral encephalitis. Her condition left her partly paralyzed, unable to swallow and barely able to breathe on her own. After exhausting her private insurance, Medicaid required that she be hospitalized, even though treatment could be home-administered at one-sixth the cost. After a long-fought battle, Katie’s mother was able to reach President Ronald Reagan and tell him about Katie’s story. The President would go on to enact the “Katie Beckett Waiver”, mandating that all disabled children receive support in their homes from Medicaid.
Katie’s story led us to our own mission: building a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center (PPECC) in Brownsville, Texas to advance the state of care for children with complex medical needs.