What is Private Duty Nursing?
Health First Private Duty offers home health aides, companion care, homemaker services, and Nursing services within your home or residence. We provide a wide array of services for seniors and their families that allow seniors to remain at home, with individualized care plans and caregiver monitoring.
You deserve the highest level of care and safety, so compare our service to others. Health First Private Duty staff members are directly employed, trained, bonded and insured by Health First, and we handle all scheduling and management of Payroll. Health First performs a comprehensive national background screening of its associates to ensure client satisfaction.
In a word, trust. We understand how important it is to trust the people you let into your home. We follow Gold Standards, including rigorous screening of our associates. Before sending one of our professionals to your home, you can be assured that we've qualified that individual as part of our family through:
- A comprehensive national background screening in applicable states of residence
- Detailed reference checks
- Drug testing and complete physical
- Driver's license check
Additionally, our staff members are employed, trained, bonded and insured by Health First, a name you know and trust. This means that we pay for all payroll taxes, unemployment insurance, and Worker's Compensation insurance to protect you from liability.
Private Duty care is paid for privately, as opposed to through Medicare or Medicaid. Some long-term care policies may cover Private Duty costs, and we can help you determine if the services you need are covered as a covered benefit by your insurer. We also help you file claims or provide any necessary documentation required by you or your insurance company. We don't require our clients to have a weekly or monthly minimum.
Health First Private Duty provides you with a free initial in-home consultation to help determine the right type of care and staff for your individual needs. During our in-home meeting, we assess your specific needs to make the perfect staff and service for your particular situation and personal requests.
There are some basic differences between Home Care, Private Duty Nursing, and Hospice. The biggest difference is that Home Care is typically short-term care for transitioning patients from hospital to home. Private Duty Nursing is a longer-term commitment for those needing more consistent, daily care. Hospice provides care for those diagnosed with a terminal illness.
- Health First Private Duty is licensed as a home health agency with the state of Florida: License #HHA299991377.
- Health First Private Duty is a proud member of the National Private Duty Association.
Health First Private Duty was highlighted in the July 23 issue of Private Duty Insider, the monthly newsletter for non-Medicare home-health providers, for its proactive stance in conducting criminal background checks for all potential staff members.
"Steve was my husband's health care aide for over five years until my husband's recent passing. In all that time, he never missed a day, was always most proficient in his care of my husband, and became a family member. He went above and beyond the call of duty in caring for my husband, always with patience and kindness."
"Thank you for the excellent care and services provided to our family during this trying and difficult time. Our family will remember our aides with fondness and will certainly refer our friends to Health First Private Duty. You truly are number 1!"
Our dedicated team will work tirelessly to provide you with the highest quality service available. Our team includes:
Registered Nurses - provide basic health care tasks such as giving medicine, changing dressings, checking a patient's temperature and pulse rate, and helping with artificial limbs or walking aides.
Home Health Aides - provide one-on-one personal care to help you with activities of daily living.
Sitters, Companions, and Homemakers: Preparing and serving nutritious meals, cleaning dishes and food preparation areas, assisting with feeding, changing bed linens, washing/drying/folding and putting away laundry, and light housekeeping.
Health First Private Duty
Keeping your independence.