We began in 1946 as a co-op of nurses in a local hospital who coordinated to help their patients at home after discharge.
Over the decades, it has been our mission to serve the Northern Virginia community by bringing together professional independent care providers and those who want private home health care. Our purpose is to facilitate the choice to remain in the comfort of your own home by providing access to better nursing care than would otherwise be received in a facility — and doing so at a lower cost. We support the concept of consumer-directed care by empowering people to have a voice in matters affecting their health care.
Our job is to match you with a qualified caregiver who’s right for you. With more than 200 of the best independent care providers in the region, we are equipped to connect you to Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Registered Nurses (RN), and Personal Concierges who have passed our stringent, multi-level screening process. As a result, we register fewer than 4% of the nursing professionals who apply with our registry.
Nursing Referral Service personally interviews each applicant to ensure that our registry consists of only the top caregivers who specialize in homecare services. We verify each applicant’s state nursing licenses, certificates, training, work experience, and references. We also verify the identity and employment eligibility of each applicant, as well as a flawless criminal background check. Most importantly, we require that each applicant has at least a full year of experience and demonstrates a high standard of professional competence before registering with us. For your protection, every health professional carries professional liability insurance and is bonded through our company.
In addition to checking credentials and experience, we interview each caregiver in person to ensure that they are not only professional and reliable, but also have a warm, compassionate personality and a dedication to patient health.
If cost is a concern, rest assured that using an independent care provider is the most affordable option in home care — and a nurse registry service such as ours is the safest way to find a trusted professional.
The result of our strict requirements is a collection of the top talent in the DC area. Each is a trained, experienced professional who genuinely cares about providing quality in-home care to individual clients. Caregivers on our registry are dedicated to providing one-on-one care in a private duty setting, whether at home, in a nursing home, or in a hospital.
Nursing Referral Service is the original source for home health care in Northern Virginia. We have been connecting the D.C. area with world-class private duty nursing and in-home care since 1946. With more than 70 years of experience, we are the source most trusted by the area’s top health professionals for in-home care.
Yes, we strongly support the concept of consumer-directed care. Nobody knows your needs better than you. You should choose the type of care you need, when you need it.
Absolutely. While some companies try to fit you into their schedules, we work hard to accommodate your needs. We work on your schedule; not the other way around. Since we register hundreds of the best caregivers in Northern Virginia, we are equipped to match you with someone who best meets your specific needs and schedule.
With as little as two hours of notice, we can match you with a wonderful caregiver that meets your needs. When given a couple of days, a more thorough matching process will allow us to determine the best caregiver for you.
We are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year to help with any needs you might have. We don’t use an answering service, so you’ll be met with a familiar voice every time you call.
No. You and your caregiver agree upon the payment rate. Billing is simple, straightforward, and never includes extra fees. You pay nothing more than the hourly or daily rate charged by your caregiver. Also, you're never required to pay for any type of "evaluation" or "supervisory" visits, unlike the other guys. The caregiver submits a referral commission to us.
Nope. You’re under no obligation. We’re going to keep you as a client by helping you find better care at a lower cost…not by locking you into a contract.
Yes. We intensely interview each applicant to ensure that only the best caregivers are registered. We verify each applicant’s state licenses, certificates, and training. Every caregiver we refer is licensed by the State Board of Nursing. Be careful of other companies that use “Companions” or “Homemakers.” Direct supervision is impossible in a private care setting, so using a licensed medical professional is vital.
With our broad pool of professionals, we can connect you to a caregiver that specializes in your exact needs. Some specialize in Alzheimer’s care. Some have years of experience with Diabetes. Others have spent their career caring for children. Our staff is proficient at matching you with the caregiver that is the best fit for you. When you call, we will listen and understand your unique situation and special requirements.
As a nurse registry, we refer caregivers who choose to offer their services on a freelance basis. It takes a special kind of person to work independently. Frankly, most don’t have what it takes and are better suited for a role in a team setting, such as a nursing home.
Using the services of a self-employed independent care provider allows you to obtain higher quality care at a reduced cost. Nursing Referral Service registers only those unique individuals who can excel at private duty home health care and have the skills, experience, dedication, and desire to work as an independent care provider.
Yes. With Nursing Referral Service, you can be sure that we will always be able to meet your needs, even as your health changes. Because we register CNAs, LPNs, and RNs, we are your source for every level of care.