Private Duty Nursing

Private Duty Nursing (PDN) is a program that provides in-home skilled nursing care to Medicaid clients 18 years of age and over who would otherwise be served in a Medicaid Medical Institution (MMI). PDN is an alternative to institutional care.

The purpose of the PDN program is to provide community-based alternatives to institutional care for clients who have complex medical needs like ventilators, tracheostomies, feeding tubes or continuous IV infusions and require skilled nursing care on a continuous and daily basis. The PDN program is designed to support clients and their families who must assume a portion of the client’s care.

While some clients choose to seek care in an Adult Family Home setting others can be cared for in their own home or the home of a relative. The PDN program allows clients the option to remain at home so that they can stay connected with their families, their community and remain in the environment they feel is most familiar and comfortable to them.

Information for PDN Providers

Program Manager

Whitney Hightower
privatedutynursing@dshs.wa.gov
360-725-3549

Information for PDN Clients

Program Manager

Whitney Hightower
privatedutynursing@dshs.wa.gov
360-725-3549