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Private Duty Nursing on the South Shore and Cape Cod

Comfort Keepers provides a higher level of coordinated medical care for your loved one.

Sometimes a family caregiver or home health aide just cannot meet the increasing medical needs of a loved one. Comfort Keepers® can help. Our specially trained private duty nurses provide the level of care a loved one needs to stay safely at home rather than in a nursing facility or hospital. 

What is Private Duty Nursing?

In contrast to Comfort Keepers' traditional in-home care services, skilled nursing services provide one-on-one medical care to an individual in the home or in a facility. Private duty nurses provide the higher level of care while working in tandem with the caregiver who is providing companion-homemaker services along with personal care services. Our goal is to provide both the medical and specialized care needed by a client, as well as the non-medical services, all from one agency.

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How Comfort Keepers Can Help


Our Skilled Nursing Services are personally supervised by our President, CEO and Clinical Director - Ruth McNaughton, RN, MHM, BSN

A registered nurse in the state of MA and RI, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Quincy College and a Master’s degree in Health Care Management from Cambridge College, Ruth holds the positions of President, CEO and Clinical Director. Her direct responsibilities include caregiver oversight, client services, assessments and quality assurance. Ruth comes with a long history in the healthcare industry, with over 25 years in the local Plymouth healthcare market and served as Senior Director of Care Coordination at Beth Israel Deaconess Plymouth for nearly 20 years. For the past year Ruth has consulted in RI for hospital case management administration and ACO development. She has also established a Geriatric Care Management practice in the Plymouth area. Her experience and knowledge of the community and its key providers are invaluable in the development of the exceptionally level of quality care that Comfort Keepers is known for.

Our skilled home health registered nurses (RNs and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) can perform many necessary medical tasks such as the following:

  • setting up medications in weekly pill boxes or automatic medication dispensing machines to help ensure medications are administered appropriately
  • administering medications, such as oral and topical medications, eye and eardrops, injections, nebulizers, inhalants, and oxygen
  • filling insulin syringes, interpreting blood sugar results and physician-ordered sliding scale dosages, and drawing up and/or mixing insulin for future injections
  • maintaining ostomy and catheter hygiene
  • care training for family members

Comfort Keepers’ private duty nurses are available to assist clients with regularly scheduled nursing visits or hourly care for extended shifts including 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Our skilled nursing team will work closely with the client’s medical team and family to provide coordinated and supervised extended support.

If you have questions about our Skilled Nursing Services, please call 508-746-4800. We'll listen - We'll help.

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