Goals of Private Duty Care

Private Duty Care provides activities of daily living within an individual’s home. These services are designed to eliminate the need for unnecessary institutionalization in a full-time skilled nursing facility by creating a safe living environment, fostering independence, and facilitating rehabilitation in the comfort of your own home. Services are available to youths and adults who make arrangements for individualized care and private payment for services.

Private Duty Care services do not require a doctor’s order. However, clients in a hospital or skilled nursing facility can request direct private care on their own to avoid being discharged to another care provider.

Private Duty Care services are available for 8-, 12-, or 24-hour shifts. Hourly services are also available for those needing less than an 8-hour shift.

Private Duty Care Services Can Include:

  • Skilled nursing services
  • Care that never sleeps
  • Respite care (to give relief to a regular family caregiver)
  • Basic housekeeping
  • One-on-one care in a hospital or nursing home situation
  • Social outings
  • Transportation
  • Meal preparation and planning
  • Grooming and personal hygiene
  • Medication reminders
  • Reading, conversation, and companionship
  • Letter writing
  • Pet care

Who Pays for Private Duty Care Services?

Private Duty Care services can be paid by any person, company trust officer, or family member not covered by private insurance, workers’ compensation, or other options.

Contact Phoenix Home Care & Hospice for more information on how private duty services can help you or your loved one. 

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