Benefits of Private Care Brevard

I live a plane flight away from my elderly mother, and she lives alone. She’s still in good health physically, but a lot of her friends have died and I fear she’s lonely. What assistance is available that still provides a sense of independence for her?

Seniors who live alone can start to feel isolated in their own homes, and private care services, sometimes referred to as “private duty” or “private pay” services, offer home health aides and companions who can provide your mother with social interactions like good conversation and doing fun activities together. Additionally, they can provide you peace of mind knowing they have help with daily living activities should they need it.

Q: Ever since my wife hurt her arm a few years ago, I do most of the cooking and cleaning. But I’m 80 now, and don’t have as much energy as I used to. Does private care provide these kinds of services?

A: Absolutely! Typical private care services include:

  • Cooking and feeding
  • Bathing and showering
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Light housekeeping
  • Shopping and errand service
  • Medication reminders
  • Transportation to and from appointment

Q: Does private care services include transportation?

A: Yes, caregivers can provide door-to-door transportation so your loved on can go their appointments, run their errands or just enjoy getting out of the house for a walk in the park or lunch at their favorite restaurant.

Q: How do private care services help a caregiver? 

A: Private care services offer assistance for caregivers by providing the help your loved one needs and additional social interaction so you can focus on being the son, daughter, spouse of friend. It can help alleviate stress by giving a caregiver respite care as well.

Q: Who pays for private care services?

Private care services are primarily self-pay home care services, which means patients have full control over their plans of care, including how much or little care they wish to receive.

Q:  Are all private care companies licensed and do background checks?

A: No. It depends on the company. Do your research, some companies are called registries and have different standards than a company with employees.

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is committed to bringing trusted and quality private and home health care to Brevard County patients from Titusville to Barefoot Bay. For more information about VNA services, please visit  

To learn more about VNA, call 321-752-7550 or visit