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 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) 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 and C/GNAs 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 the provider for services.
 
The Maryland DHMH 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 Property/Person (GOP)
• 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?
An initial assessment is HIGHLY recommended by a Registered Nurse (RN/CRNP) and/or Social Worker (LCSW-C) before starting services. During the visit, the RN/ARNP and Social Worker (LCSW-C) will answer any questions you may have, go over all options with you and your family, and develop a plan of care based on the the care recipients needs. Note: You can choose to hire your own private hire Registered Nurse or Social Work to perform an assessment or you can feel free to call our office for a recommendation. For more information on how to schedule an appointment with a Registered Nurse or Social Worker from our agency or for a referral, 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 assist with long term insurance reimbursement.
 
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 applicants on our Nurse Registry are licensed and/or certified independent contractors, and 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 applicants on our Nurse Registry to provide current CPR certification, professional liability insurance and a business service bond, and is required to be maintained annually.
 
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