Youthful Aging Home Care provides Private Duty services. Private Duty is a broad term that incorporates many types of in-home care. It includes custodial care, companion care, and live-in care. It also includes care provided by a certified nursing assistant, home health aide, companion, a nurse or another skilled professional, such as a physical therapist. Care is considered private duty when it is being paid for by a long term care insurance policy or by the patient or his/her family. It can be short or long-term and is often requested by patients that prefer to stay in the comfort of their own homes, rather than in a nursing home.
Private duty services range from companionship care to highly skilled nursing care, during periods ranging from a brief visit, to 24 hours a day. Private Duty caregivers are often enlisted to perform light home management, errands, meal preparation, housekeeping, or transportation to the grocery store, pharmacy or doctor’s office. Medical or skilled Private Duty offers care to those who require medically intensive care for long-term chronic conditions, or skilled nursing care following a hospital stay, or at the end of life.