What You Need to Know About Private Duty Home Care

A private duty home care worker assists a client to improve her quality of life. Life tends to get more complicated and challenging the older we get. It is difficult to see a loved one begin to struggle more and more with life’s daily tasks. It can feel overwhelming trying to balance their independence with safety. Fearing for their future and trying to help them and your immediate family can be draining. This is where private duty home care can help.

Disappointed with assisted living facilities, many people now turn to home care. This article will focus on private duty home care and how it works for you or your loved one.

What is Private Duty Home Care?

Home care allows your loved one to remain in the comfort of their home. Being in a familiar setting is calming and helps them stay connected with the things they enjoy. Private duty care also provides dignity to an older or injured person who doesn’t have the full ability to care for themselves. 

How Can a Private Duty Caregiver Help?

Home care workers can assist with daily living activities. Their job is to make your loved ones feel more comfortable as they are able.  There are some things that become more difficult as they go through life, extra help becomes necessary to get through the day. This extra help could come from their family, but that can be draining and put a strain on your relationship. Additionally, the family often has other responsibilities to handle. 

Some of the daily living duties our caregivers help with include:

  • Bathing 
  • Going to the bathroom
  • Grooming 
  • Dressing
  • Washing Dishes
  • Dusting
  • Vacuuming
  • Taking Out the Trash
  • Laundry & Ironing
  • Changing Linens & Making Bed
  • Answering Door & Phone
  • Sorting & Assisting with Mail
  • Clipping Coupons
  • Shopping for Gifts
  • Pet & Plant Care
  • Writing Letters
  • Grocery Shopping & Food Freshness
  • Prescription Pick-Ups

Private Duty Nurses

Private duty home care is typically not a medical care service. However, here at National Home Care, we have private duty nurses who can assist with feeding tubes, ventilators, and more. Registered nurses tend to oversee the care given to several clients. They can follow up with both the direct caregiver and the client to ensure a great match and impeccable service takes place. Nurses can also help with shots or other ongoing medical needs. 

Partnering with Excellent Caregivers for Your Loved One’s Comfort

Finding excellent care for your loved one is important for their needs to be met - both their physical and emotional needs. Having someone around who cares is important for people to age with dignity and respect, especially at the end of their lives. Here at National Home Care, we provide caring private duty workers to help your loved ones lead safe, independent lives.

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