A private duty companion is an in-home caregiver that provides many different services to patients, such as homemaking and personal care, states the Comfort Keepers website. Care provided from a private duty companion is typically tailored to best meet the patient's needs.
Private duty companions are typically employed when patients desire to stay in their own homes but require additional care around the home, according to the Comfort Keepers website. Private duty companions can provide many different services, including providing companionship, preparing meals, providing transportation, cleaning the home, serving medications and providing help with dressing, bathing and other personal care services. Some types of insurance cover the cost of a private duty companion.