What is Private Duty Home Care
Our Private Duty home care department provides a broad range of services from skilled nursing care to homemaker and companionship services. Our goal is to provide whatever the aged, ill or disabled, as well as their families, need in order to remain independent and at home where they most want to be.
Private Duty Nursing Services
Patient receives nursing services at home from Registered Nurses (RNs) or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), in accordance with physician’s orders.
Patient may receive continuous nursing services beyond the scope of care available from certified home health care agencies (CHHAs).
Patient may need only intermittent nursing services which are normally provided by CHHAs but which are unavailable at the time the patient needs them
Who is eligible?
This program is funded through Medi-Cal, private payment, as well as a broad range of health insurance carriers.
How do I initiate Private Duty Nursing Services?
For Medi-Cal eligible recipients, a physician must provide written orders or a letter of medical justification. Then a certified home health agency provides a written assessment of the need for private duty nursing and authorizes a specific number of hours of care. For private pay patients, services can be initiated by the patient, family, or appropriate caregivers at any time.
Hourly R.N.s and L.V.N.s
- Skilled assessment and care as ordered by the physician.
- Daily measurement of vital signs, weight, oxygen saturation, glucose, or other peripherals as needed.
- Hospital-grade vital sign equipment for home use.
- Daily evaluation of vital signs, as well as day-to-day trends, with physician follow-up.
Hourly Certified Home Health Aides
- Assistance with personal care.
- Medication reminders.
- Assistance with meal preparation.
- Supervision during medical visits.
Lifeline: Personal Response and Support Service
- Allows elders to live alone safely and with confidence.
- Provides peace of mind to caregivers.