Children belong at home with their families. For children with complex medical needs, this is still true.

When children are dependent on medical technology — like ventilators, IV nutrition, feeding pumps and home dialysis — and require round-the-clock nursing interventions, our system struggles to provide that care outside the four walls of an institution. In institutional care, the system seamlessly provides equipment, supplies, medications and care for kids with complex medical needs. By contrast, bringing medically fragile children home is a do-it-yourself project for families. Our system can do more to make the transition to home care smoother, and to make sure children have real access to care at home with their families.

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