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Private Duty / Private Pay services vs. Home Health Care – What’s the Difference?

The demand for services offered by homecare companies in Phoenix has significantly increased over the years. The healthcare industry has adjusted to this demand, providing a large selection of homecare companies that offer varying levels of in-home care, from Home Health to Private Duty. Whatever the home care needs your loved one may have, Phoenix homecare companies can provide a caregiver with the appropriate skills, experience and training to help your loved one live at home safely.

If your loved one has a physician order for specialized medical attention requiring skilled services, such as a registered nurse or physical therapist, and is homebound; this would be considered “home health care”. These home health care services are typically covered by Medicare or other insurance. Home health care includes services such as, wound care, dementia care, and medical monitoring for patients with chronic conditions including heart disease, chronic lung disease and diabetes. They also have the skill level required to administer injections, provide a rehabilitation plan following surgery, and teach patients how to manage their chronic conditions safely in the home.

Private Duty care providers are companies who help those individuals in need of short or long-term home care who prefer to stay in the comfort of their own home, rather than in a care facility. Private duty services range from custodial care to highly skilled nursing care, during periods ranging from a brief visit, to 24 hours around the clock care.  Private Duty caregivers can also perform light home management, errands, meal preparation, housekeeping, or transportation to places, such as the grocery store, pharmacy or doctor’s office. Medical or ‘skilled’ Private Duty offers care to those patients who require medically intensive care for long-term chronic conditions, or skilled nursing care required following a hospital stay, or at the end of life.  Nightingale Homecare’s Private Duty division is licensed by the Department of Health Service and all care is managed by a Registered Nurse Supervisor. Private Duty home caregivers will give you peace of mind knowing that your loved one is being well taken care of.

The Arizona Business Journal and Ranking Arizona consistently rates Nightingale Homecare among the finest Phoenix homecare agencies. If you’re not sure about the type of care and the services you require, a Nightingale Homecare representative can answer your questions then custom-fit a plan to best fit your needs. Please call Nightingale Homecare today at (602) 504-1555 or contact us online for more information. Our caring staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We look forward to helping you!

 

This entry was posted on Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 8:06 am.