Facts about Private Homecare Continuity Home Health Care, Inc. is licensed by the NYS Department of Health to provide complete home health care services for individuals living at home. We provide skilled nursing and nursing assessment for clients living in any of the five boroughs of New York and Nassau County. Having provided Private duty Nursing over the last quarter century, Continuity is uniquely experienced in providing highly qualified and specialized nurses who will exceed your expectations. Our attention to detail responsiveness and depth of services have earned a reputation for excellence in private care based on exceptional service and value. Our highly trained staff can design and manage a plan of care to meet your needs whether simple or complex, short term or long term that take into account your lifestyle and privacy needs.
Our services cater to your specific medical and non-medical needs. Services are provided Certified Home Health Aides, Personal Care Aides, Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses. When a loved one needs more advanced care, or Therapy. Care is managed by our team of licensed professionals who collaborate with health care team (physicians, discharge planners, Social Workers, Registered Nurse and case managers) to ensure an appropriate care plan is developed and carried out.
Prior to a caregiver working in home, professional license or certification is verified and an extensive criminal background completed. The objective is to provide a safe and caring environment with a qualified caregiver. We make every effort to ease your anxiety by matching the appropriate caregiver. to meet your personal and emotional needs as well as your physical needs.
Continuity provides each patient with a professional resource even if the patient needs are “non-medical” in nature. The cost is the same but the benefits are in place for quality control.
The location of Private Duty Nursing or Concierge Medicine is determined by individual. It can begin in home or hospital or nursing home. Every effort is made to ease your anxiety by matching the appropriate caregiver based on personality and type of care needed as well as proximity and availability to individual. The professionals who provide private duty care, work one-to-one with individual. Many of our private duty nursing cases involve long term care or concierge Medicine.
In some cases, your Medicare coverage may not pay for all of the home health care services you need. It could be that your benefits have been exhausted or it could be your medical needs do not qualify them for additional home care services. Many seniors and their families choose to pay for private home health care on an out-of-pocket or fee-for-service basis. So, if you have Medicare, you can STILL get some assistance in the home by paying privately. By paying for your own private care, you enjoy greater flexibility in the type and amount of services you wish to order. Moreover, you can avoid the restrictions and limits of programs provided by the government and private insurers.
Example 1: Ross family needs someone to watch their elderly father who is recovering from hip surgery. Medicare is providing visiting nurse services and some aide service but it is clearly not meeting their dad’s needs and they are worried when he is alone in the home. Continuity provided an additional four hours home health care services which was relief to family members who were concerned dad was in unsafe situation.
Example 2: Family member is terminal but wants to remain in home with family. Continuity can provide nursing for those periods when the patient’s and family’s needs are greatest. Our nursing staff is experienced in the disease processes and can provide care that is dignified and comforting for all involved.
Facts about Private Homecare
There are valuable benefits to paying privately for home care.
- Private home care can improve your loved one’s quality of life and help to maintain their independence
- If you are receiving care through Medicare but would like additional services, you can pay for private care, while still maintaining care that is reimbursed by Medicare.
- Paying for home care can be a less costly alternative to nursing home or assisted living placement
- Some long term care insurance providers will cover private care services
- The training and professionalism of your home health aide will be of the highest standards.
- Private home health aides are specially trained to “fit” with your personality, personal care needs, and interests.