Private Duty

Our Private Duty program brings home health services to complex cases – – where more extended care is needed than can be provided in the course of a typical home health visit.  Generally, Private Duty is prescribed in terms of dedicated hours of care, up to 24 hours per day, seven days per week.


With Private Duty, infants, children, or adults can receive continuous nursing care or personal support services in the familiarity of their own homes.  In some instances, Private Duty offers an alternative to placement in a nursing home.


Vents and Trachs

Persons who are ventilator-dependent or have a tracheostomy will typically be appropriate for the highest level of skilled nursing care, particularly where they require regular treatment with oxygen; a nebulizer or cough assist device; medication through a G-tube, PICC line, or central port; and/or TPN or other nutrition through a G-tube.   All skilled nurses under our Private Duty program undergo rigorous training in ventilator care, tracheostomy care, and any other specialized nursing care that will be required in a particular home.

Skilled Nurses and Certified Home Health Aides

The amount of skilled nursing and aide services will be determined by the medical necessity of the patient.  Factors considered include, but are not limited to:

  • The need for a skilled person to undertake frequent high-tech or invasive procedures, such as infusions and pain pumps,
  • The need to have a skilled person available to intervene and protect the patient’s safety,
  • The inability of the patient to perform self-care or activities of daily living,
  • The availability of family or other in-home caregivers who can be trained to assist in the care of the patient.

Examples of conditions that may qualify for Private Duty care:


Alzheimer’s Disease

Cerebral Palsy

Muscular Dystrophy

Multiple Sclerosis

Parkinson’s Disease

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spina Bifida

Other Brain/Nervous System Disorders and Injuries

Cystic Fibrosis

Instage Lung Disease

Stroke/Cardiovascular Accidents

Miscellaneous Genetic Disorders

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