Often individuals and families, who are welcoming a new baby home, recovering from surgery, recovering from a major illness, managing an on-going disability or ensuring comfort and dignity at the end of life, discover that they cannot do everything for themselves. Holy Cross Private Home Services has a service that can help, providing personal care in the comfort of home.
Our service also provides care to individuals at the bedside at Holy Cross Hospital and at other local skilled facilities, assisting with personal care, supervising for safety and providing the reassurance of 1:1 care by a skilled aide.
Holy Cross Private Home Services is licensed as a residential service agency by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Healthcare Quality (license number R985).
Quality Care at Home
People who remain in their homes achieve a greater sense of independence and security.
The aides of Private Home Services provide assistance with personal care needs to maintain or improve the quality of their client’s lives. This includes personal hygiene, bathing, dressing, feeding and meal preparation, transfers, exercise, walking, medication reminders, changing bed linens, laundry, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, errands, accompaniment to doctor appointments and companionship.
Each aide has current certification as a CNA (certified nursing assistant) from the Maryland Board of Nursing and is bonded, insured and supervised by RN’s, who have extensive experience in home care. PHS aides are regular employees, not independent sub-contractors. Prior to hire, each aide undergoes a criminal background check, verification of references and a pre-employment health and drug screen here at Holy Cross Hospital. Each aide has current CPR certification (American Heart Association Healthcare Provider) and is required to complete 12 hours of in-service annually.
Goal Of Service
Our main goal is to assist our clients remain as independent as possible, while maintaining safety and achieving a maximum level of wellness.
We provide service 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a minimum of 4 hours of service at any one time. The frequency and number of hours per day of care is flexible and scheduled to meet your needs.
Fee for Service
Private Home Services bills clients directly. At the present time, Medicare does not have a benefit for this service. Private health insurance plans usually do not cover this service. If you have long term care insurance, we send the necessary documentation directly to the insurance company to facilitate your reimbursement.
Please call 301-754-7780 for an estimate.