Home Health Care vs. Private Duty

What is the difference between Home Health Care and Private Duty?

Home Health Care is most often defined as a wide range of health care services that can be given in a patient’s home. This care is provided by skilled therapists, nurses, and medical social workers and is more convenient and economical than the care received in a skilled nursing facility or hospital. Some examples of this care include wound care, nutrition therapy, injections, as well as the monitoring of a serious illness or health condition. As we are dedicated to this specific field, we are able to offer a variety of these specialized care in your home.

Oftentimes, a physician will write a prescription for these services. Affinity Home Care Agency submits the requests to your medical insurance for coverage. Our staff is trained to handle the insurance transactions and communications with your doctor.

When it comes to private duty care, Affinity Senior Care provides services including caregivers that come into your home to provide companion care, personal care services, light duty cleaning, meal preparation, and medication reminders, etc. These are just a few of the critical services offered with private duty care. Oftentimes, insurance does not cover private duty care.

There are many specifics when it comes to insurance coverage and the differences between home health care and private duty care. Please give us a call at 248.363.8430 so we can best assess your loved one’s needs: Our team would love the opportunity to help answer your questions and provide you additional information and resources.