More children are living with serious chronic conditions than ever before. Many of these children require home health care. A shortage of adequately trained pediatric home health care providers means that this care may fall on families. Addressing home health care workforce issues, from competitive wages to better training, can help alleviate undue family hardship.
Guided by Home Health Care for Children with Medical Complexity: Workforce Gaps, Policy, and Future Directions, this engaging discussion on family needs for home health care and potential workforce and policy solutions featured the perspectives of a parent advocate, a home health care administrator, a pediatrician, and a state official.
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