Home Care Services
Private Duty Nursing

Specialized Care at Home

The private duty nursing staff from Home Care Services at Cincinnati Children's provides high quality, specialized care at home for medically fragile infants, children and adolescents. Our private duty nursing staff offers skilled, compassionate nursing care to your child in the comfort of your home.

Our dedicated pediatric professionals understand the uniqueness of every family and are devoted to family-centered care to meet your child’s special needs. We work closely with your primary care physician and specialists to ensure coordinated comprehensive care at home.

Care may be provided for as few as four hours or up to 24 hours per day, based on your child’s needs.

Private Duty Nursing Services

Private duty nursing services from Cincinnati Children’s include:

  • Skilled shift nursing, in both the home and at school
  • Case management
  • Parent education
  • Tracheotomy / ventilator management
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Parenteral / enteral nutrition

Our Staff

Our highly qualified and trained staff includes:


Specially trained pediatric registered and licensed practical nurses who visit the homes of the patient providing nursing assessment and treatment, pain assessment and management in collaboration with the physician, nursing procedures for the patient and emotional support to both the patient and family.


Provide medical reconciliation – monitoring for drug duplications, drug interactions, and therapeutic equivalents. Dispense therapeutic drugs. Provide clinical monitoring of laboratory results.

Respiratory Therapists

Provide evaluation of cardiopulmonary function, treatment of cardiopulmonary impairment, assess treatment effectiveness, and care for patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system.

Social Workers

Encourage partnership of patients and families in diagnostic, treatment and decision making processes while challenging barriers to involvement. Create opportunities for discussion of emotions and / or tasks related to the integration of the diagnosis of life-limiting illness.