Private Duty

Remaining independent at home can be hard for someone who is recovering from an illness or becoming frail, which is why Premier Care Homecare has added one-on-one private duty personal care and home support services as an adjunct to our home health services.

Our caregivers are carefully selected and screened. We hire only the best candidates. Because using private duty help is such a personal experience, we match our clients with the most compatible, qualified, caring individuals.

Our caregivers are thoroughly oriented to Premier Care Homecare’s high standards, and receive ongoing education and training to ensure that all state and federal guidelines are followed.

When appropriate, we match bi-lingual clients with our bi-lingual caregivers.

Private duty home health aides and certified nursing assistants are screened, insured, bonded, and experienced in providing personal care and home support services.

Why Private Duty?
While there are many care options, a few of the most common benefits of private duty are:

• Care in the comfort of a client’s home or in a hospital, skilled nursing facility or assisted living facility
• Caregiver relief and respite
• Companionship
• Assistance while recovering from illness or surgery
• Assistance with daily needs
• Assistance for those with special needs (we have caregivers with special training in Alzheimer’s care, for those who are blind or have low vision, and other special needs)

Premier Care Homecare Private Duty provides both personal care and home support services.

Personal care includes:
• Grooming
• Bathing/Dressing
• Exercise
• Transfers/Ambulation
• Incontinence Care

Home support services include:
• Homemaker/Companion
• Transportation
• Shopping
• Meal Preparation
• Laundry
• Medication Reminders
• Hair Salon/Barber Shop Appointments
• Assistance In Making Appointments

Where is Care Provided?
• Hospital
• Skilled Nursing Facility
• Assisted Living Facility

Ensuring Your Peace of Mind
One of the most important criteria for hiring a caregiver is how safe you feel, and how much you can trust the agency. Every Premier Care Homecare caregiver is screened.
We ensure:
• Extensive Level II background checks
• Employer and personal reference checks
• Caregivers undergo physical examinations and immunization updates

Why Choose An Agency for Private Duty?
Premier Care Homecare nurses oversee all services provided by your caregivers. Supervisory visits are performed routinely to provide the highest level of care possible.

As a full-service employer, Premier Care Homecare also assumes responsibility for employees’:
• Overtime wages
• Payroll taxes
• Social Security
• Unemployment coverage
• Worker’s compensation
• Liability insurance

These responsibilities, if not handled properly, can create tax or legal obligations for clients or their estates. If you are told the caregiver is self employed, you may still be held responsible for these liabilities.

What’s the First Step?
Premier Care Homecare is happy to perform an initial evaluation and assessment that includes:
• An analysis of what services the client needs
• A comprehensive home safety evaluation if applicable
• Development of an individualized plan that will meet the specific needs of the client

During this initial evaluation, the nurse works with the client and family to arrive at the best plan of care for their situation.

How Do I Know How Much Care Is Needed?
Premier Care Homecare will help you determine how many hours of care are needed (with a minimum of three hours on any day services are rendered).

We keep in close contact with each client, reevaluating care plans routinely and keeping up-to-date with any changing needs.

Can I Reach Someone Around the Clock?
Phones are answered by our own specially-trained client care coordinators who are available 24/7 with any urgent care issues and staffing needs. Our own nurses are also  available for consultation.

Cost of Care
Private duty care services provided by a licensed agency have immeasurable benefits. Working with experienced, compassionate caregivers means that you or your loved one can continue to live at home, wherever that is, safely, securely, and as independently as possible. Medical and personal needs are met by professionals who are screened for compatibility and trained to deal with the challenges presented by specific conditions.

We can help you evaluate your level of care needed, and your options for paying for them, which might include long-term care insurance, VA Aid and Attendance or private pay. Private duty care is not covered by Medicare or traditional insurance.

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