> MARSCARE-Providing Home-Health Services

MARSCare was founded in 1984 by Gerald F. Szucs, Ph.D. Dr. Szucs is a past Assistant Secretary of Health in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, in Washington, D.C. The company was originally known as “Mid Atlantic Rehabilitation Services, Inc.” hence the acronym, “MARS.” In 1986, MARS began its history as a staffing agency for Physical and Occupational Therapists. In 1993, services were expanded and we started providing home-health services for an adult/geriatric population. Additional expansion efforts continued in 1997 when we wanted to serve more unmet needs of our community, resulting in the addition of our Pediatric Services.

In 2006, the doors of Frankie’s World Medical Day Care Center were opened. Frankie’s World Foundation, a 501(c)3, not-for-profit, charitable organization was created to support young children with special medical needs by operating the medical daycare center. The Center provides for the health and well-being of children, ages birth through 12 years, who are medically-fragile, technology-dependent or have been diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses by providing skilled nursing care in a traditional daycare setting.

Today, with the advent of Frankie’s World Pediatric Services (FWPS), we celebrate the fact that we have come full circle! FWPS is the newest collaborative effort of MARSCare and Frankie’s World Foundation. Through a special arrangement, Frankie’s World Medical Day Care Center now offers comprehensive Home Health services in a seamless, easy to navigate fashion. One phone call, one agency for families to navigate along with all the advantages of a facility-based center, our mutual patients now benefit from this new service delivery model. We are now truly, a FAMILY OF HEALTHCARE COMPANIES, dedicated to being at home and/or at our daycare with our families.


Through our ongoing oversight process, the advancement of certain conditions may call for a higher level of care. Our team of certified nurses will be here for you and your family. We work with families to reduce daily worries by offering short and long term in-home skilled nursing services through a select group of compassionate and professional caregivers. Our care team has experience in coordinating managed care services. Skilled care team members undergo a rigorous hiring process to ensure the level and complexity of our client’s needs are met with the highest degree of care available.

Adult Care includes

  • Ventilator Care
  • Wound Care
  • Insulin Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Wellness Visits
  • PT, OT and Speech Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Enteral Feedings
  • Diabetes Management & Care
  • Catheter Management
  • Chronic Illnesses & Injury Care

Frankie’s World is well-regarded in Philadelphia for its unique blend of quality nursing care and preschool education.


Our professional care team services children of all ages, from newborns to adolescents, at home or school, including those requiring complex care. 

Pediatric Care Includes

  • Premature Infant Care
  • High-Risk Infant Care
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Ventilator Care
  • Diabetes Management
  • Eating and Gastric Tube Care
  • Catheter Care
  • Asthma Care
  • Seizure Disorder Monitoring
  • Respiratory Treatments
  • Cancer Care
  • Genetic or Congenital Disorders


Frankie’s World is well-regarded in Philadelphia for its unique blend of quality nursing care and preschool education. It is run by a Foundation and Board of Directors, whose mission is to improve the lives of children with special medical needs and their families.

Care includes

  • Premature & High-Risk infant care
  • Gastrointestinal, orthopedic, genetic or congenital disorders
  • Tracheotomy and Ventilator Care
  • Diabetes Management
  • Assistance with eating and gastric tube care
  • Catheter care
  • Asthma care
  • Seizure disorder monitoring
  • Respiratory treatments
  • Cancer Care


Frankie’s World now brings its expertise for quality care and learning into the home environment. In partnership with MARSCare, your child can now receive Frankie’s World’s unique blend of care at home.
Our highly trained staff will provide the skilled nursing care that your child needs, while at the same time engage your child with playful learning activities that increase motor skills and intellectual development. Through our Nursing, Educational, Socialization and Developmental focus, we ensure that our children and families receive the highest level of care provided with compassion and respect.


(215) 763 0151
1011 Poplar Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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