April 1, 2023

Ask the Expert: Private Duty Home Care

2.3 min read| Published On: April 1st, 2023|

By AkersArt

Ask the Expert: Private Duty Home Care

2.3 min read| Published On: April 1st, 2023|

What is Non-Skilled Private Duty Home Care?

Non-Skilled Private Duty Home Care is non-skilled services provided to you or a loved one in the comfort of your/their own home by a Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide or Companion with the oversight of a registered Nurse.

What types of services fall under private duty?

The services provided for clients can essentially be split into four categories.

The first is that of services offered by private duty homemakers who focus on the maintenance of a safe and clean home environment. To do that, our homemakers offer clients assistance with activities such as washing dishes, vacuuming, doing laundry, linen changes, light cleaning, and meal preparation.

The next category is companionship, and it involves our aides engaging and entertaining clients and their loved ones by reading books, playing board games or cards, building puzzles, taking walks, watching moves, assisting with personal hobbies and much more. 

Transportation services provided by private duty caregivers include getting clients to medical appointments, religious services, taking them shopping or to a pharmacy to pick up their prescriptions, to hair appointments at a beauty salon or barbershop, and more. 

Lastly, our personal care aides provide our clients assistance with things like toileting, bathing, grooming, oral hygiene, dressing and more.

Who administers private duty home care and how are they vetted by the company?

All CNA’s, HHA’s and Companions are employed by Lake Centre Home Care. We require them to have a Level II FBI Fingerprint Background check, Florida Board of Nursing license verification and clearance for CNA’s. We require HHA certification for HHA’s, a valid Driver’s license, CPR, National Sex Offender search and at least 2 reference checks. Confidence in our staff’s ability to safely care for you or your loved one is our priority.

Why are private duty services beneficial to the client?

Simply put, we believe that seniors thrive in their own home environment, and that is exactly what private duty services allow for. 

How often do patients receive services under private duty?

The frequency of the visits depends on the client’s needs and requests. Lake Centre Home Care requires a 4-hour minimum and can provide up to 24 hours each day. Private Duty does not require a referral from a physician. 

How are payments for private duty services rendered?

Private Duty non-skilled services are an out-of-pocket expense not covered by insurance. Some Long-term care insurance policies cover a portion of services. Each policy is different and depends on the long-term Insurance company. At Lake Centre Home Care, clients are responsible for paying the cost and we provide the Long-Term Insurance Company with all the documents they require for your treatment. 

What is the mindset Lake Centre Home Care lives by when it comes to caring for clients?

At Lake Centre Home Care, we are committed to positively impacting the function and well-being of those we serve by assisting each client in reaching his or her utmost potential by delivering the highest standard of care in non-medical services in a safe home environment. The ultimate goal Lake Centre Home Care focuses on is doing everything it can to get patients and clients to live their best life.  

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