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Private Duty Care
What is Private Duty Care?
Private duty home care is just a sub-set of general home care. Private home care is the goal of the Caregiver to provide whatever the senior and their family needs are in order for them to remain independent in their own homes. Some home care services provided by private duty home caregivers are:
- Personal care - bathing / dressing, hygiene, transfers, and ambulation
- Homemakers / companions
- Meal preparation
- Medication reminders
- Caregivers trained for clients with specialized conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, hospice, end of life or other needs
- Transportation for shopping, doctor's visits or other needs
Private duty home care is a great way for your loved one to stay independent and receive professional care. Or private home care can help out the busy family that feels like they aren’t meeting all the needs of their aging loved one. Companionship can be offered in everyday activities from personal care to entertainment by playing cards or dominoes, for example. This is a highly personal, customized type of home care. These type of home care agencies cater to the individual needs of their clients and families.
With private duty paid in-home services, some patients pay for in-home services out of their own pocket, or from a long term care insurance policy. Generally, these home care services are not provided for through Medicare, however some community Medicaid programs may assist with this type of home care. It will vary greatly from state to state.
Private Duty Home Care, Houston
In Home care is licensed in Texas, but that is not true of all states. You can research private duty in home care Houston, Dallas or any other city. In our database, if the state doesn't license this type of private duty nursing, they can still be included on the Cypress Trio website if they are part of other licensed entities. Cypress Trio list out the private duty care centers and the list of zipcodes where they provide the private duty nursing service, for instance if you are searching for personal care home Houston , all the areas covered by a center in Houston are listed out.
Since private duty care is largely private pay, there are no problems with this care being received in other facilities such as assisted living facilities, residential care homes, skilled nursing facilities, etc. to provide the resident with more one-on-one type care, a more personal touch home care service.