Private Duty

Private Duty Accreditation

Private Duty Surveyors are Registered Nurses

Recognized Leader in Private Duty Accreditation

As a recognized leader in Private Duty Accreditation, ACHC offers a collaborative survey approach designed to enhance business operations and ensure the highest-quality patient care. Our Surveyors are Registered Nursed (RNs) with home care experience who understand the unique home care landscape.

 

Developed specifically for the private-pay home care setting, ACHC’s realistic standards help providers succeed in meeting industry best practices.

This was our first accreditation process at Premier HomeCare, LLC. The tools provided to our company were exceptionally valuable and useful throughout the accreditation process. ACHC exceeded our expectations of the accreditation process and alleviated any apprehensions we had developed."

Premier HomeCare, LLC

ACCREDITATION MADE SIMPLE

ACHC's accreditation process is designed to help you quickly and easily achieve accreditation:

PRIVATE DUTY ACCREDITATION SERVICES

ACHC's nationally recognized services include:

  • Private Duty Nursing (PDN) 

    Private Duty Nursing services are provided either by shift or hourly by a Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). These services are covered by various payors, but not Medicare.

  • Private Duty Aide (PDA) 

    Private Duty Aide services include hands-on personal care provided by a Nursing Assistant or certified Home Health Aide (HHA).

  • Private Duty Companion/Homemaker (PDC) 

    Private Duty Companion/Homemaker services are provided hourly or by shift. These services are“non-hands-on” and do not require a clinician to supervise.

  • Private Duty Occupational Therapy (PDOT) 

    Private Duty Occupational Therapy services are provided by a licensed Occupational Therapist or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), and include upper body strength training, improving range of motion skills, and a home exercise program.

  • Private Duty Physical Therapy (PDPT) 

    Private Duty Physical Therapy services are provided by a licensed Physical Therapist (PT) or Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), and include gait training, strength training, and range-of-motion exercise programs.

  • Private Duty Speech Therapy (PDST) 

    Private Duty Speech Therapy services are provided by a licensed Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) for services such as improving swallowing, cognition, and speaking.

  • Private Duty Social Services (PDSW) 

    Private Duty Social Work services are provided by a qualified Social Worker or a Social Worker Assistant under the supervision of a qualified Social Worker. These services include resolving social or emotional problems and assisting with community resource needs.

  • Private Duty Infusion Nursing (PDIN) 

    Private Duty Infusion Nursing services involve the administration of parenteral medications via various ports. These services can be performed by a licensed nurse or pharmacist, as allowed by state regulations, and can be provided in a variety of settings.

  • Distinction in Palliative Care * 

    This additional recognition focuses on patient and family centered care that optimizes quality of life throughout the continuum of illness by addressing physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and facilitating patient autonomy, access to information, and choice. ACHC Palliative Care Standards are based on the National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care.

*The provider must have ACHC Private Duty Accreditation to earn a Distinction in Palliative Care.

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  • Private Duty Nursing (PDN) 

  • Private Duty Aide (PDA) 

  • Private Duty Companion/Homemaker (PDC) 

  • Private Duty Occupational Therapy (PDOT) 

  • Private Duty Physical Therapy (PDPT) 

  • Private Duty Speech Therapy (PDST) 

  • Private Duty Social Services (PDSW) 

  • Private Duty Infusion Nursing (PDIN) 

  • Distinction in Palliative Care *