There’s no place like home

Private DutyThere’s no place like home when you’re sick. Somehow being at home in familiar surroundings is most comforting and reassuring for many people. That’s the idea behind Private Duty, a program of Mercy Medical Center’s Homecare department. Private duty offers continuous service (4 – 24 hours) of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Home Health Aides. Nurses are on-call 24 hours.

Private Duty personnel are caring professionals with the necessary experience, knowledge and training to provide quality care in the home, hospital or nursing home environment. With help from each patient’s physician and family, the Patient Care Coordinator designs a specialized plan of care.

Private Duty Offers the Following Services:

  • Skilled Nursing (4-24 hours)
  • Mother/Baby Care
  • Venipuncture program (blood can be drawn at your home with a physicians order)
  • Alzheimer’s Respite Care
  • Bath Program
  • “Tuck In” Program
  • Private Care Duty in the Hospital
  • Personal Care (light housekeeping, meal preparation and transportation)

Keeping In Touch

A new service offered by Mercy’s Private Duty is a “Keeping in Touch” program. If you have concerns regarding the well-being of your elderly parents or loved ones, a Private Duty nurse can make periodic home visits to check on them and give you peace of mind.

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates for Private Duty services are a great gift idea for someone who has recently returned home from the hospital or is recovering from an illness.

For more information about Private Duty, call 330) 580-4700.
Private Duty personnel are screened and bonded.