Families scramble after Sharonville day care closes

SHARONVILLE, OH (FOX19) - Several Tri-State families are scrambling to find a new day care that will cater to their child with special needs.

Max's House in Sharonville closed its doors Wednesday leaving a lot of frustrated and angry parents who aren't sure where to turn for help.

The problem for these families began last December when the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services determined that Medicaid would no longer cover the cost of transporting these kids to day care.

As a result, enrollment at Max's House declined which apparently led to Maxim Healthcare Services, the parent company of Max's House, to close the facility.

As a specialized day care where children need to have a nurse present at all times, it's the only one of its kind in the state of Ohio. This is little comfort to single-parent households and to families where both parents have to work in order to support themselves.

Maxim Healthcare Services has not returned calls from FOX19 asking for comment.

Fifteen Max's House employees will have to find another job and 45 families are left searching for another specialized day care provider to watch their children.

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