Nurses ‘n Kids moving to Milford Wellness Village


A medical daycare center, Nurses ’n Kids is the latest business to announce plans to locate Milford Wellness Village, the former Milford Memorial Hospital property.

Nurses ’n Kids provides programs designed to care for infants and children with acute & chronic medical needs, developmental delays and nutritional deficiencies that cannot be provided by a regular daycare center.

“This adds another dimension of care at Milford Wellness Village,” said Meir Gelley, CEO of Nationwide Health Care Services, which owns and manages the site. “Now, someone with a child who needs special care and works in the building or the surrounding area can have their child conveniently cared for. They bring an excellent complement to the other services we offer.”

The facility will be one of only three such centers in the state of Delaware, two of which are Nurses ‘n Kids, owned by Melissa and Dante Cappelli.

“We’re just running out of space at our current location on North Street,” said Melissa Cappelli. “We’ve been in our facility for so many years that we need a lot more space and an upgrade. We think a new, freshly renovated place will attract even more families to use our services.”

Cappelli’s mother began the business, introducing the concept in Delaware in 1988. She has been involved in the operation since the beginning, and after her mother’s retirement has been running it with her husband for over 25 years.

“It’s very fulfilling to know that we provide a place for these wonderful children to go,” Cappelli said. “The parents can work and the kids can also interact with other children, which is very important. We want physicians, social workers and the community to be aware of this opportunity for children who have medical needs.”

Parents have to be employed in order for their child to be eligible to attend medical day care. Families are approved either through private insurance or Medicaid. Rather than childcare workers, the staff is comprised of nurses, certified nursing assistants, physical, occupational and speech therapists, as well as child life teachers and a dietician.

Nurses ’n Kids will be located next door to La Red Health Center, off Main Street. Because of extensive construction to build the center to specifications that include a playground, opening won’t occur until late spring of 2020.

The first businesses at the Milford Wellness Village will open later this year.

Nationwide Healthcare Services, LLC is a healthcare management company of nursing and rehabilitation centers and in Milford Wellness Village with facilities located throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania that is committed to excellence. Nationwide Healthcare Services has been delivering exemplary health care and services for over 28 years. For more information, log on

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