All the unfamiliar lingo can get confusing for someone looking for a little help and support for themselves or a loved one. Quite simply, Private Duty is “in-home care” primarily provided by Home Health Aides. Private Duty is generally self-pay or paid by Long-Term Care insurance plans and customized to the individual. Home Health Aides help seniors with everyday tasks like activities of daily living, housekeeping, and companionship.
We know that it’s critical for families to understand the options available during such an emotional journey. We’re here to help you navigate this experience and to be your partner with any questions along the way.
What does Private Duty actually look like?
Private Duty often takes place at a private home, assisted living, nursing center, or hospital. There’s no limits to the number of hours, day or night. Support can range from a weekly brief visit to 24-hour care, and everything in between. This may be needed when family and friends have life circumstances or work obligations that cannot meet the demands required for their Mom, Dad, or loved one. Also, friends and family may be out of state or not readily available to provide frequent support.
What services do you offer?
• Dressing & Grooming
• Light housekeeping
• Incidental transportation (such as driving to doctor appointments)
• Medication reminders
• Meal Prep and dining assistance such as feeding
• Grocery shopping
• Errands & appointments
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How do we pay for Private Duty Services?
This option is typically self-pay. It’s a straightforward hourly rate based on your personalized plan. With Angels Private Duty, there’s no binding contracts or complicated cancellation policies and you pay as long as you need the service, whether it’s short term or long term. You can also pay by credit card or automatic bank drafting for your convenience.
Long-Term Care Insurance will help pay for Private Duty but the hours covered will differ from policy to policy. Veteran Affairs (VA) benefits also may apply. Our Angels Care team can help you verify your policy coverage.
How much does Private Duty cost?
We offer fair and affordable rates in comparison to home health agencies and other organizations that offer Private Duty Services. If you are a resident in our facilities, we can additionally offer discounted services. Contact us today to learn more about Angels Private Duty and our current rates.
Who is a good candidate for Private Duty?
Private Duty can really help a variety of people, from someone coming out of a knee replacement surgery to someone who just needs a little companionship.
Does your loved one want to stay in their home longer before going to an Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing Facility? Or is your loved one in an Angels Senior living Assisted Living community and need additional support and companionship? Is your loved one in the hospital and needs additional support due to confusion in a new environment? Is there a need for an overnight sitter due to a temporary illness? Are you afraid to leave them at home because of dementia? Private Duty can assist in many circumstances especially when there is a decline in the ability to complete everyday tasks.
What is the main difference between hiring an independent Home Health Aide compared to a licensed agency?
You might think it’s better in the short-run to hire someone independently. It’s important to know the risks associated as doing a proper interview and background screening takes time along with financial resources. Not only can a licensed agency do all of this for you and act as the employer on your behalf, we also have insurance to cover every employee so you don’t need to add this to your responsibility, not to mention your budget.
Angels Care Home Health provides liability insurance and workers’ compensation coverage on each of our Home Health Aides.
What are the qualifications and qualities of your Private Duty employees?
Each employee has been carefully screened prior to employment:
- All employees are Home Health Aides with the required training & certification.
- Each Home Health Aide is required to complete and pass an ACHA (Agency for Health Care Administration) Level II background screening which includes a fingerprinting screen.
- CPR certification is required.
- All of our Home Health Aides are reliable and dependable, so no added stress!
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