yes, this is a private duty job. however, i work for a home health agency and i do private duty (peds) nursing. some home health agencies do visit nursing, others do 1 shift per day, which is what you are describing. in answer to your questions:
my questions are:
1. would i be in this lady's house for 12 hrs?
if the shift is for 12 hours, you are expected to be there for 12 hours. it could be an 8 hour, 10, or 12 hour shift.
2. what would i do/how could i keep myself busy?
you would be the only care provider in the home and you would provide full care for the patient, including (but not limited to) bathing, am care, adls. incont. care, gb feedings, and gb meds.
3. is this normal?
i'm confused with this question...is what normal?
4. i thought that hh was going on several visits to different people's homes.
5.could this be private duty?
yes, but it could be considered a home health job...