What Is Private Duty Home Care?
Private duty home care is a service provided by professional caregivers who come to your home, or the home of a loved one, to help with daily activities. These activities can range from assisting with cooking, cleaning, and bathing to private nurse services, such as advanced wound care, insulin injections, or colostomy bag management.
Do I Need Private Duty Home Care?
Many families seek private home care for an aging parent. Perhaps your father lives alone, and you’d like to hire a caregiver to be a companion or to help with everyday tasks, such as cooking and cleaning. Maybe your mom has diabetes and needs a Registered Nurse to come to her home to administer insulin injections. Another common situation is that your mom or dad was recently hospitalized for a procedure and needs temporary help above and beyond what is covered by other providers. In all these scenarios, there’s a possibility that you, as your parent’s primary caregiver, feel spread thin juggling those responsibilities with your own family and career. Private home care can help.
Of course, private duty home care isn’t only for the elderly. Expecting or new mothers, individuals with mobility issues, and people living with various health conditions can all benefit from professional help at home.
What Private Duty Home Care Services Does Prime Care Nurses Offer?
Prime Care Nurses private home care options include companion care, personal care, and skilled care. Take a look at some of the specific services that these entail:
|Companion Care||Personal Care||Skilled Care*|
|Companion visits, such as help with correspondence, reading, and art activities||Ambulation, or help with moving in and out of the home||Medication management, including administration of medication|
|Meal prep and grocery shopping, light housekeeping||Bathing, dressing, grooming, and oral hygiene||Assistance with medical equipment, including ventilators|
|Transportation to/from appointments and social outings||Feeding and toileting||Blood draws and injections, catheterization, infusions|
|Expectant and new mom support and sitter services||Alzheimer’s and dementia care with expertise in memory loss, confusion, forgetfulness||Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and intravenous drug therapy, such as chemotherapy|
|Family caregiver respite||Outpatient pre- and post-op assistance||Advanced wound care|
|Medication reminders||Hospice assistance|
*Skilled care services are not available at all locations.
Why Should I Choose Prime Care Nurses for Private Duty Home Care?
In all our services, Prime Care Nurses delivers A Higher Standard of Care. When it comes to our private duty nursing services, a Registered Nurse creates and supervises each client’s unique plan of care—something you won’t find anywhere else. Our nurses can do everything from talk to your healthcare provider about recommended medication changes to care for your wounds and beyond. They, along with all our staff, adhere to the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals, a set of rigorous standards established by the healthcare industry’s most prominent accreditation organization. In fact, every Prime Care Nurses agency pursues accreditation from the Joint Commission.
How Much Does Private Duty Home Care Cost?
You want to provide the best possible care for your loved one, but you also need to consider your financial position. Private duty home care, like assisted living, is not always covered by Medicare. For instance, your private duty home care may not be covered by Medicare if it’s 24-hours a day or not part of a doctor-prescribed plan of care, among other reasons.
Prime Care Nurse can help you assess your needs, both in terms of level of care and finances. There’s no required minimum of hours to enjoy our high-caliber services; we work with you to create a plan that fits your needs. As you make your decision, remember that private duty home care can help improve quality of life and reduce your healthcare costs in the long run, as it can help prevent the worsening of medical conditions and delay the need for assisted living.