In-home care allows your loved ones to get help without having to leave the comfort of their own home or sacrifice their independence. At Nova Home Care & Staffing, we understand that having a family member taking care of your loved ones may not be enough. If a higher level of care is required, and you wish to remain in your home avoiding a hospital or nursing facility, our private duty nursing staff can provide that care.
What is Private Duty Nursing?
While many of the clients that reach out to Nova Home Care & Staffing are looking for general home care services, we also offer private duty nursing for more specialized care.
Private duty nursing is a high level of medical care that can only be provided by licensed health professionals, such as registered nurses (RNs) and physical, speech, and occupational therapists. These services can be necessary over the short term for rehabilitation from an illness or injury, or they may be required over the long term for patients who need a high level of care on a frequent or constant basis due to a chronic medical condition. Examples of private duty nursing services include: wound care, intravenous (IV) therapy, injections, catheter care, physical therapy, and monitoring of vital signs and medical equipment.
Nova’s Experienced Nursing Care Staff
Nova’s Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) or Registered Nurses (RNs) are able to offer advanced healthcare that a family member or Home Health Aide may not be qualified to administer. With extensive training, our nursing staff is prepared to provide specialized care for every individual client.
Private duty nursing is also an excellent complement to traditional in-home caregiving. You can hire someone to look after your loved one’s daily needs, such as transport, mobility assistance, and meal preparation. A private duty nurse can take care of the more complex and involved medical tasks, ensuring that they are carried out safely and correctly.
Private Duty Care in Health Care Facilities
While many of the clients that reach out to Nova Home Care & Staffing are looking for Home Care Services, we also offer Private Duty Care in health care facilities. Most health care facilities have enough staff members available to provide necessary care, but sometimes a patient may require a more focused presence. With Nova’s Private Duty Care service, you can hire any of our team members for one on one care within a health care facility.
Just as we provide several levels of care for our in home care services, there are different types of caregivers available for private duty care in health care facilities. Some of the roles that can be filled by the Nova team include the following:
- Certified Home Health Aide
- Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
- Skilled Nurses
- Registered Nurses (RN)
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
Tasks Performed During Private Duty Nursing
Private duty nurses provide more involved medical services than a general home health aide is allowed to perform. They can provide all the same services that a certified home health aide could provide, while also being able to perform more high level medical tasks. Some of the advanced medical tasks private duty nurses are trained and certified to perform include the following:
- Diabetes Management
- Medication Management
- Wound Care
- Tracheostomy Care
- Ventilator-Dependent Care
- Infusion Therapy
- Pediatric Care
- New Mother/Baby Care
- Family Respite Care & More
- Continual RN assessments of client’s care and needs
Private Duty Nursing Care Services in Monmouth County and Ocean County, NJ
The private duty nurses at Nova Home Care are available to provide care for all types of healthcare situations. Some of the specific services we provide include:
- Mental Health Care – Mental health care services can greatly improve the lives of those who suffer from mental health conditions.
- Diabetes Care – The goal of our diabetes care program is to enhance the well being of those with diabetes by helping with day to day needs.
- Overnight Home Care – Overnight care is for those who need assistance during the night, and is commonly used for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
- Non Medical Home Care – In situations where you can care for your loved one most of the day but need someone to stay with them as you go to work or run errands, non-medical home care is a service that offers flexibility
- Disability Care – Our primary goal will be to help individuals with disabilities perform tasks that they cannot easily do themselves or ease the burden of tasks that would take up lots of their time.
- End of Life Care – This service offers crucial support to you and your loved one during the end of life process.
- Palliative Care – Palliative care is a type of specialized medical care provided to those who are suffering from a serious illness.
- Post-Operative Care – Post-operative care (commonly called post-op care) is specialized rehabilitation by a medical professional to ensure healing goes smoothly.
- Hospice Care – Hospice care is a specialized type of care for those who have life limiting illnesses or those that are terminally ill.
- Memory Care – Memory care is a specialized type of care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or varying degrees of dementia or memory related issues.
- Respite Care – Respite care is relief from caregiving duties when a loved one requires constant care.
- Companion Care – For seniors who live alone but want to maintain a generally independent lifestyle, companion care is the perfect solution.