Hello, I am not a nurse, I'm a parent of a child who will be receiving private duty nursing. I hope that it's OK for me to come here and ask some questions.We're on our way home from the hospital as I write this. After we get home, a nurse will be coming to our house to work from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m.. My son receives a medication by infusion that requires a nurse's presence. My understanding from the agency is that they were not able to find a nurse who had both trach/vent and infusion training on such short notice, so the plan is that my husband or I will take turns staying to take care of the trach/vent, feeding tube, etc . . . and the nurse can take care of the infusion. My first question is about what kind of set up or arrangement makes sense. We have a large busy family, but everyone will be asleep except for the nurse and whichever parent is with my son. My son's room is immediately next to a sitting room with a TV and a couch, and close to the kitchen with a table, a fridge with snacks and drinks, a microwave, and a coffee machine. Is it reasonable to ask the nurse to use those spaces as he/she pleases, and let my child sleep with just a parent in the room? His anxiety about unfamiliar adults is usually high after a hospital stay, so he might sleep better that way, plus then the nurse could turn on the lights which I am sure would be better for him/her. But would you be comfortable with a position where you weren't in the room with the child for most of the shift? The next question is about the bathroom. We have a first floor bathroom, that is attached to my son's room, but I have some concerns about whether the nurse would want to use it. First, it's not as private as he/she might want. Secondly, since we just got out of the hospital, I feel like there is no way to guarantee that my kid doesn't have covid (he wasn't hospitalized for covid, and tested negative at admissions, but he could have been exposed while there), so perhaps the nurse would not want to share. We have a bathroom in the basement, that I could quickly clean tonight, and then set aside for the nurse only. If you were in this situation, would you prefer that, even though you had to go downstairs? Also, what precautions is it fair to ask the nurse to take for covid? We have a supply of N95 masks (my husband's family business involves commercial painting so we had a huge supply when this started, we donated most but have kept some because of my son's needs). Could I give one to the nurse each shift and ask her to wear it when he/she is in my son's room? Also, are there precautions you'd want a family to take? I think that we've taken as many precautions as we possibly can to keep the virus out, but we could have brought it home from the hospital. Are there things you'd want us to do? Wear a mask when you're in the room (parents can do that, mask probably won't help trached kid)? And finally, are there things I should be thinking of, but haven't?