In the late 1980’s, Care Team became one of the first state licensed (HHA202190950) providers of skilled nursing services (aka Private Duty Nursing) to patients in the their own home setting or place of residence. This kind of nursing care usually consists of one or more nurses (Licensed Practical Nurses or Registered Nurses) providing nursing care to a patient over a designated period-of-time, often around-the-clock; however, there are instances in which the nurse is only needed for shorter periods, such as during school hours or when a spouse or family member is not available to provide for the patient’s medical needs.
There are a variety of instances in which private duty nursing is needed, such as long-term illnesses such as Traumatic Brain Injuries, Spinal Injuries, Tracheostomy, Ventilators, Gastrostomy, Cerebral Palsy, Cancer and a variety of significant medical illnesses and injuries, including elderly age related and among younger pediatric patients.
The use of a State licensed Home Health Agency for private duty nursing offers many benefits, including: knowledge and experience, greater available licensed professionals, enhanced coordination of services and caregivers, regimented care, regulatory oversight, 24-hour on-call telephone availability, direct care staff (licensed, referenced and background checked, employees not contractors), greater overall safety and provisions of medical care.
The adage “safety in numbers” is very appropriate when it comes to the overall well-being of a patient receiving private duty nursing. Our experiences of the past thirty years have demonstrated time and again the importance of our “Team Approach” to one’s skilled nursing needs.
Private duty nursing is usually paid by one of the following: private pay, medical insurance, managed care organization, Medicare or Medicaid or any other Federal or State program designated for these purposes.
Care Team has Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses available to assist with all of your skilled nursing needs. We will always send a Registered Nurse out to admit all skilled patients either before or at start of care. Once the patient is admitted, we will provide all follow-up skilled services by either a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurses, depending on the level and complexity of care and the experience and availability of the nurse(s). Some of our skilled patients additionally receive non-skilled home care services performed by a Home Health Aide.
Other skilled services may include:
- Patient Assessments
- Medication Regimens
- Wound Care
- Pediatric Care
- Private Duty Nursing