Who takes care of the children?

The care and support is based on a holistic concept and is intended to meet all the needs of the children being cared for. An interdisciplinary team of specialists is committed to accompany the children on their way through life with a great deal of competence and commitment. The interplay of medical, nursing, educational, therapeutic, psychological and socio-family aspects characterize the concept of care.

Our goal is to enable the best possible development and social integration of the children.

For an optimal cooperation, the joint planning, documentation, implementation and evaluation of interdisciplinary care is implemented. This includes developmental, educational, medical, nursing, psychosocial and therapeutic aspects.

Nursing care

The content of the nursing care refers, among other things, to the nursing models of Nancy Roper and Marie-Luise Friedeman, modified for the special situation of ventilator-equipped children. It includes elements of activating care and includes planned, documented and evaluated basic and treatment care.

In a holistic interdisciplinary approach, nursing care includes medical requirements, pedagogical-therapeutic aspects, general nursing measures, assistance in organizing the individual child-oriented daily routine and the consideration of self-determination.

Pedagogical support

Pedagogical specialists organise the daily group routine. Individual communication aids, offers for self-determined and self-effective action as well as for the promotion of perception, implementation of the principle of normalization, preservation and promotion of the quality of life and the promotion of well-being are concerns, tasks and guiding actions in everyday life.


Since long-term ventilation often also causes physical limitations in children, therapeutic treatment is given a great deal of attention. The children experience individual holistic physiotherapy according to Vojta, the Pörnbacher or Bobath concepts. Speech therapy treatments such as the therapy of chewing and swallowing disorders according to Castillo Morales and occupational therapy treatments are used in a targeted manner. Music, riding and art therapy offer the children a further opportunity to express themselves and perceive themselves.

Medical care

The medical care of the children is ensured within the framework of the health insurance medical care. In addition, the pedeatric clinic of the Dritter Ordern hospital provides a 24-hour on-call medical service. Consultation physicians from the Children’s Hospital Dritter Orden and from other hospitals can be called upon for special examinations.

Doctors from various disciplines from all over Munich work in close cooperation with the AtemReich Children’s Hospital.