What is Private Duty Nursing?

What is Private Duty Nursing?

Private Duty Nursing (PDN) is for families who are caring for medically complex children. This may be the best option as they prepare to return home and contemplate the additional support and assistance required. Understandably, the decision may feel overwhelming and you’re likely to be unsure what to expect as you are trained up in the hospital.

Fortunately, we make the process of transitioning to the home easier and less stressful for the entire family. Or licensed private duty nurses come to your home to help with:

  • Medication Administration
  • G-tube/NG tube/ GJ tube Care
  • Catheter and Ostomy Care
  • Ventilator
  • Tracheostomy
  • Infusions
  • Respiratory Treatments
  • And Much More…

Continuum Pediatric Nursing has specialized in-home care pediatrics for over 2 decades and we understand and provide the support, care, and compassion you need.

Here are a few other reasons you should consider in-home pediatric care:

How Do You Know if You Need or Want In-Home Pediatric Nursing Services?

When your child is born and designated to the NICU/ PICU floors, you’ll have a team that follows you through your time in the hospital. That team of social workers, nurses, doctors, and discharge planners will assist you in weighing your options. Of course, you don’t need to make the decision immediately; but we do recommend grabbing contact information for a few agencies if you’re unsure.

How Do You Know If You Qualify?

When you make contact with an agency like Continuum Pediatric Nursing, we will conduct an assessment and help walk you through the paperwork to apply for private duty nursing (PDN). At this time, we’ll answer any and all of your questions and wait for the state to render a decision.

What’s Next?

When the state comes back with a decision, if favorable, we will call you to discuss the number of hours approved. We’ll also discuss setting an appointment for a nurse to come out for a meet and greet with your family. You need to be able to approve a nurse that we have recruited for you!

Cost of Pediatric Home Care

There are several options for paying for in-home care. The most common payment methods are Medicaid, Tricare, Private Insurance, and Private Pay. However, there may be other possibilities based on your location.

If you have additional questions, please call us at (800) 828-5659.
 

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