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|Home Care Speakers Bureau: Home, Not Alone|
— Veneta Masson, Ninth Street Notebook: Voice of a Nurse in the City
By 2040, 80 million Americans will be 65 years and older. 29 million will have some degree of disability and 14 million will be over 85.
Medicare spending on home health grew from just under $10 billion in 2000 to $18 billion in 2015.
In Massachusetts, just under 1,000 families with medically-complex and/or technology-dependent children are enrolled in the state's complex nursing care at home program.
Health care is moving out of the institutional setting and into people's homes. Nursing and other allied health professional positions are following a similar path as the percentage of nurses moving into work a in hospital setting continues to decrease annually. Yet, newly graduated nurses often leave school not having been exposed to the nursing opportunities and high degree of complexity and independence in home health care practice.
Our Home, Not Alone campaign seeks to drive interest in, and confidence about, making a nursing career in home care or hospice.
Our dedicated speakers will bring a presentation to a nursing school class, job fair, or other student assembly on what is home care nursing, how a new graduate might transition and what career paths exist. Here is just a snippet of a presentation:
For more about the Alliance's commitment to home care nursing development, read the report from our June 2019 Symposium:
Speakers are available from such organizations as:
North of Boston
Central and Western MA