The enormous pressures of caring for your loved one while simultaneously managing the demands of a full-time job are challenges that nearly 42 million Americans face daily. Home Health Care vs. Private Duty Care
Private duty services provide client home visits that do not require medical care. Private duty aides’ help by doing tasks like light housekeeping, meal preparation and companion services. The goal of private duty care is to ensure daily activities are completed safely and the client is comfortable in his or her home. Care is usually provided in blocks of time and paid directly by the client or family members to the private duty company. Private duty care is often long term, and helps to maintain a client’s way of life at home. As Medicare does not cover private duty care, there are no federal guidelines to meet in order to qualify.
Private duty nursing is the care of clients by nurses, whether an RN (Registered Nurse) or LPN/LVN (Licensed Practical Nurse).
Most nurses who provide private duty care are working one-on-one with individual clients. Sometimes such care is provided in the client's home, or an institution, such as nursing home or other such facility.
Private pay, private insurance and managed care organizations, long-term care insurance or Private Funds may pay private duty. Many of the private duty nursing cases involve pediatric patients on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) that have long-term illnesses such as Cerebral Palsy (CP) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Many of the patients have Gastrostomy Tube (G-Tube), Tracheostomy Care (Trach), or Ventilator (Vent). The private duty nurse are in many cases Registered Nurses (RN) or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN).
Many private duty nurses are self-employed work as contractors and much work in the ever-growing field of Home Care. Non-medical care could be provided by the nurse but is most often provided by unlicensed assistive personnel such as nursing assistants, home-health aides, sitters, professional homemakers, or other titles. These caregivers often do minor housekeeping chores for their clients, but they cannot provide skilled nursing care.
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In-home care allows your loved one to get the help he or she needs without giving up independence. If your loved one is healthy, you might be able to meet his or her needs on your own or hire someone for traditional in-home care. When having a family caregiver or home health aide is not enough, we can help. A private duty nurse from Home Health Solutions Group offers loved ones the level of care they need where they want it. Not in a nursing facility or hospital, but in the comfort and safety of home.