As we enter the second quarter of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are looking for safer alternatives to placing their loved ones in a nursing home facility. The fear of seniors catching the virus in a crowded home, not receiving the attention they need, or just wanting to keep them in a familiar, loving environment are top concerns for familial caregivers.
One option that’s worth looking into is private duty in-home nursing. This choice means care provided by a nurse (RNs or LPNs) in the comfort of a client’s home from several hours a day to 24/7. The benefits of choosing in-home services include cost savings, the joy of remaining at home, lowering the chance that the client will relapse back into a hospital/health care facility, and getting back to their life.
To help you narrow your search in finding a private, in-home care solution for your loved one, we’ve created a list of the top 5 private nursing services in the Paradise Valley and Scottsdale area. We hope you find this list helpful in selecting the right one for your family. The agencies listed are not ranked in any special order:
Our staff is comprised of certified caregivers and nursing assistants. In addition to the services named below, we also offer Alzheimer’s care, dementia care, hospice care, joint replacement care, supervisory care, personal care, and directed care. Total Care Connections is “one of the few home care agencies managed by a Director of Nursing with care oversight.” Our home care service is available for either a couple of hours or 24 hours a day. Our nurses can assist with:
- Activities of daily living
- Catheter Care
- Feeding Tube Care
- Medication Management
- Wound Care
- Pain Management
- Pulmonary Care
- Measurement of blood pressure, pulse, respirations, blood glucose and others as needed.
Celestial Care thoroughly vets each prospective employee, runs extensive criminal background checks, and hires only the best skilled and non-skilled workers, and always will.
Getting a caregiver allows seniors to age with grace and dignity, enabling independence where possible and assisting where necessary. Services offered include:
- Getting ready for bed
- Going out
- Spending time with others
- Reminding them to take medications
- Light housecleaning
Private caregivers ensure the safety of clients who can no longer do as much as they used to do. That includes getting objects down from high places, getting into and out of the bathtub or shower, navigating cluttered or cramped spaces, and more.
Each Celestial Care client is paired with a Registered Nurse case manager who will create a custom care plan for the personal caregiver to follow at the client’s private home. Their fee also includes frequent supervisor visits by an RN. This means you will get the specific help you need to stay in your home.
For most individuals, safety and flexibility of schedule are two key benefits.
Founded in 1994, “Nightingale knows that hiring only the finest employees and investing in ongoing training and education creates a nurturing and caring environment benefitting not only clients, but also nurses, caregivers, and health professionals. Nightingale Homecare staff are a team that works together and has specialized training in-home care, disease management and dementia care.”
Nightingale Homecare is a five-star top-rated, Medicare certified Arizona home care agency providing dedicated senior care. In business for over two decades, Nightingale Homecare has built an outstanding reputation among clients, caregivers, physicians, and professional agencies.
Private care is scheduled after receiving a referral from a physician. Nightingale sends a Registered Nurse to the home to speak with the client and family and make sure that the plan of care that is developed is customized to the needs of the client, including what type of caregiver is needed. This nurse will also communicate and coordinate with the client’s physician.
A Registered Nurse Case Manager is also assigned to every client. This nurse is responsible for overseeing all care that is delivered and is available to address questions and concerns or make changes to the type or amount of care that is requested.
Nightingale offers two types of home care services: private medical care and high tech private duty nursing.
High tech private duty nursing services include:
- Infusion services
- Intravenous antibiotic therapy
- Total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
- Intravenous fluids for hydration
- Pain management pumps and/or intravenous pain medications
- Other specialty medications
- Ventilator/respiratory services
- Ventilator management
- Oxygen therapy
- Tracheostomy care
- BiPAP, CPAP machines
- Inhalation treatments
Although medical private care provides the same services as high tech private duty nursing it also offers:
- Wound care
- Blood draws, including the delivery of specimens to an accredited laboratory
- Teaching to manage chronic illnesses like diabetes or heart failure
- Stoma care
- Tube feedings
- Nursing evaluations
The Scottsdale location for MGA Home Healthcare specializes in pediatric nursing.
Founded in September 2016, “Solos is a team of bright & perceptive licensed and registered nurses providing compassionate care from hospital to home or hotel.”