What Are Private Duty Nursing Services?

Maintaining an Independent Lifestyle

Private duty nursing services offer clients the assistance and hands on care they need to maintain a lifestyle that is safe, comfortable and independent. Consequently, these services are broad spectrum services with personalization for each client and their family. The primary goal of private duty services is to provide excellent customer service while also encouraging independence.

Where Clients Can Receive Services

These types of services are available to clients of all ages and in many different settings. Private duty nursing services can be provided in:

  • A client’s home
  • A hospital
  • A nursing home
  • Assisted living institutions

Who Is Eligible To Receive Private Duty Services?

Private nursing services are available to clients that have a medical and nursing need written in order form by their physician. As stated earlier, these services can be provided in a client’s home, or even at a person’s work or school. This type of care is usually ordered for clients who are recovering from surgery, have been recently discharged from the hospital, have an injury, chronic disease or a disabling medical condition.  These types of private duty services are designed to assist clients who need daily care.

Private Nursing Services List

Depending on your loved one’s current health condition, one or more services may be included in the care plan. However, your loved one’s physician will determine what is best. Some of the services private nurses offer are:

  • Companionship
  • Meal preparation
  • Grooming
  • Dressing
  • Mobility assistance
  • Transportation services
  • Medication reminders
  • Light housekeeping
  • Respite care
  • Skilled nursing care

Who Can Provide Private Duty Nursing Services?

Skilled nursing care is provided by registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPNs/LVNs); while non skilled private duty services are provided by homemakers, personal care assistants, home health aides and certified nursing assistants.  However, if your loved one needs therapy, services can include visits from Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapists.

Professionals who provide private duty nursing services are able to offer a high level of care to clients while also working in conjunction with any personal care services the client may be receiving. Therefore, you should look for an agency that is able to provide all of the personalized care you or your loved one needs.

Our private duty nurses and caregivers offer flexible schedules.  We can assist clients on a routine schedule, hourly basis or 24 hours a day. Most of all, we want you to remember we are here to fit into your schedule. If you are in the Memorial area, contact us today for more information or for a free assessment.

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