Private Duty Nursing
1. What is Private Duty Nursing?
Private Duty Nursing offers a broad range of long or short-term services to assist patients with their daily lives, from skilled nursing care to help with activities of daily living. The goal of private duty nursing is to help patients remain independent in their own home for as long as possible.
2. Who is eligible for Private Duty Nursing?
Private Duty services are available for patients of any age – from infants to seniors – depending on specific patient needs. Our services for private duty are available for long-term chronic, respite and personal care. Private duty services may require a physician order for care and insurance authorization for third party payment.
3. What payment types are accepted for Private Duty Nursing?
Our services are often covered by insurance plans, worker’s compensation or government programs like the Veterans Administration (VA).
4. How do I know what level of care I need?
Every patient is unique. We work with you to establish a plan of care that suits your lifestyle and needs at home. If skilled nursing services are required, our nurse will visit with you at home to determine your needs and consult with your physician to develop a plan of care.
5. When are Private Duty Nursing services available?
Our services are available 24/7, 365 days a year.
6. What is the difference between Home Health and Private Duty Nursing?
Home Health is a Medicare benefit offered to people aged 65 and older who meet certain eligibility requirements, including a general inability or significant difficulty in leaving home to receive services, and who require intermittent skilled services from a nurse or therapist and may include additional services such as occupational therapy, home health aides and medical social worker services.
Private Duty Nursing has no age requirement, offers a broad range of long or short-term services to assist people with their daily lives, from skilled nursing care to aide and chore worker services. The goal of private duty nursing is to help patients remain independent for as long as possible in their own homes. Our private duty services are available for long or short-term chronic, respite care and personal care. Private duty services require a physician’s order and insurance authorization for third party payment.
7. How do I sign up for Private Duty Nursing?
Contact our Care Team to discuss your specific needs and any questions regarding private duty care. We are available at any time to provide the information you and your family need to make the best treatment decisions. We can also consult with your physicians on your behalf.