The Arc of California Supports Increased Medi-Cal Rates for In-Home Private Duty Nurses

a child with disabilities in wheel chair reciveing service from a registered nurse at home

Families in California have long struggled to get nursing care at home for medically fragile children. Even after doctors have deemed home care necessary to keep their kids healthy and safe, many Californians have been unable to secure enough nurses to fill their allocated hours.

The goal of the Medi-Cal Home and Community Based Services program, especially Private Duty Nursing (PDN) services, is to keep medically fragile Californians, particularly our children, in their homes — the setting that promotes their highest quality of life, allowing them the opportunity to be with their families and engage in their communities — and out of more expensive institutional settings.

The Arc of California is proud to join a broad coalition that is pushing this year for a 40% Medi-Cal rate increase to help attract and retain nurses who provide home healthcare to pediatric patients.

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