Private duty nursing (PDN) is skilled nursing care provided for children under age 21 years of age who need individualized, continuous care and who meet the medical necessity criteria. PDN is meant to support the care of the child living at home. Teaching may be provided to a parent/caregiver and child to help them learn to provide the care the child needs to remain in the home. PDN is not meant to replace a parent as the primary caregiver or to provide all the care required for the child to remain at home. We are contracted with Medicaid and some private insurances.
In order to qualify for this service, the child must have a medical necessity, physician's referral, and insurance approval. The number of hours that your child receives will be based on how often treatments need to be done, what medications need to be given, how often a nurse needs to do an assessment of the child, and how much teaching caregivers need in learning to manage the medical needs of their child.
Once qualified to home health care, the patient can expect to see the following services:
- Skilled Hourly Observation Assessment and Evaluation
- Caregiver Education
- Liaison to Community Resources