Private duty care does not have to be ordered by the physician and can include chores that patients can no longer do for themselves, including light housekeeping, laundry and meal preparation.
Private Duty Care
Private Duty Care can be paid out of pocket, through some long-term-care insurances, workman’s compensation, and automobile insurance.
Private Duty Care may also include:
- Home Health Aide Services
- Transportation to and from personal and medical appointments
- Hourly care ranging from 2 to 24 hours
- Live-in care as appropriate
- Licensed Practical Nurses or Registered Nurses are available for visits, hourly care, and medication setup
- Full nursing assessments are provided at no additional charge and include nutritional, mobility, and dexterity evaluations
- Bowel and bladder care
- Ventilator Care
- Physical and Occupational Therapists are able to evaluate special needs, prepare an individual plan, and carry out the appropriate program
- Speech Therapy, Medical Social Work, and Registered Dietician services are available
Automobile insurance and workman’s compensation often cover the cost of private duty services when ordered by a physician as a result of an injury received in an automobile accident or an incident at work.
Skilled care, paid most often by health insurances such as Medicare and Blue Cross, must be ordered by your physician and can include services such as:
- Wound Care
- Patient Education
- Caregiver and Family Education
- IV Therapy
- Physical and Occupational Therapy
- Social Worker Assistance
- Dietician Assistance
- Certified Nurses Aide Assistance
- Home Safety Evaluations
352 E. Houghton Ave.
West Branch, MI 48661
Phone: (989) 345-3138
Fax: (989) 345-3591