Hearts of Ireland  - A Nurse Referral Service Agency
About Us
 
What is Hearts of Ireland?
We are licensed as a Nurse Referral Service Agency by the state of Maryland Office of Health Care Quality and provide Nurse Referral services to clients seeking home care, hospital and assisted living private duty (PVD) services. 
 
What is a Nurse Referral Service Agency?
Also known as NRSA, Nurse Referral Service Agencies is an agency that screens and refers licensed nurses, home health aides, homemakers, live-in care takers and companions for individuals needing help in their home.  The person seeking assistance contracts directly with the individual who will provide service and pays the agency and/or the provider for services.
 
The Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) Licensee Directory gives contact information for Nurse Referral Service Agencies.  The directory can be downloaded by clicking:
 
Maryland Health Care Commission.  MHCC. Consumer Guide to Long Term Care. 5 Aug. 2012.
 
Where do some of Hearts of Ireland referrals come from?
 
• Satisfied clients
• Physicians
• Attorneys
• Accountants
• Social Workers
• Nurses
• Court appointments
• Guardian of Propery/Person
• State Departments
• Hospitals
• Assisted Living Facilities ALF)
• Retirement Communities
• Multi-Care Facilities (MCF)
• Therapists
• Hospice
• Churches
 
All who believe in our mission and commitment- to provide the highest quality care to the community. 
 
What can I expect if I'm interested in starting servives?
We offer an initial complimentary assessment provided by a Registered Nurse (RN) and/or Geriatric Care Manager (GCM).  The RN and GCM can arrange a visit with you and your family, answer any questions you may have and go over all of your options.  For more information on scheduling an appointment, please call our office at 1-800-374-2669.
 
What is Hearts of Ireland's service area?
The state of Maryland
 
What are the various payment options offered by Hearts of Ireland?
We accept private pay and can assist with long term insurance reimbursement, but we do not accept Medicare, Medicaid or any other type of insurance coverage or plan.
 
If I am interested in starting services when should I contact the agency?
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for our clients!
 
 
 General Information
 
All of our licensed and certified independent contractors are thoroughly screened including a criminal background check, drug screen,
physical examination including Tuberculosis screening as well as license, reference and employment history verification. In addition, we require all of our contractors to have current CPR certification, professional liability insurance and a business service bond-to be maintained annually.
 
LICENSED • BONDED • INSURED