August 31, 2022

Ask The Expert: Private Duty

1.3 min read| Published On: August 31st, 2022|

By Akers Editorial

Ask The Expert: Private Duty

1.3 min read| Published On: August 31st, 2022|
Andrea Smart, Director of Private Duty

Q: What is Non-Skilled Private Duty Home Care and what are
the benefits?

A: 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.

 Some of the services provided are assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, transfers, ambulation, light housekeeping, and meal preparations.  Private Duty can also assist with grocery shopping, transportation to physician appointments, transportation to the beauty or barber shop, as well as medication reminders. Other services include companionship, pet care, laundry, linen changes, and respite care for family and loved ones. Private duty will even help to entertain you or your loved ones by playing board games, cards, or puzzles.

Private Duty is not covered by most insurances; however, some Long-Term Care insurances have policies that cover a percentage of the costs.  For those without Long-Term Care policies, it is an out-of-pocket private pay expense.

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. 

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. 

We believe in 

  • Providing the highest levels of customerservice and satisfaction
  • Accepting responsibility to be courteous and respectful to all
  • Commitment to serve the needs of the community and the organization

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