Senior Health At NCH

Senior Health

We Tend to the Unique Needs of Seniors

We know that coping with the effects of aging can be difficult and often requires special services and caregivers.  Our comprehensive Senior Health services are designed to provide you with the support, medical expertise and compassionate care you need to improve your quality of life. 

NCH is a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders) designated hospital, which promotes better outcomes, positive experiences and improved care for older adults. Additionally, NCH is Magnet® certified for nursing excellence, which means we have received the highest designation available - only 7% of hospitals nationwide achieve this status. Our nurses provide the very best in care to every patient, every time.

Emerald Circle

When you join our club for seniors 62+, you receive discounts, priority invitations to social events and educational seminars and a quarterly newsletter. You'll also have access to a dedicated Senior Health Services billing specialist to answer your questions about your bill and insurance.

Skilled Nursing Transition Team

NCH's Liaison in Nursing Care Transitions Program, also known as "LINCT" is a nurse-driven organizational partnership with local area skilled nursing facilities to ensure continuity of quality outcomes for older adult patients as they transition between the hospital and extended care.

NCH has formed a LINCT partnership with Lutheran Home, Manor Care of Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows, Church Creek, Emeritus (Brookdale), Lexington of Wheeling, Claremont, Moorings, and Avantara of Long Grove to improve patient satisfaction, expedite recovery time, and prevent unnecessary readmissions to the hospital.

Our LINCT nurses serve as Geriatric Clinical Navigators and connect with hospitalized patients who are preparing for a transition to a partnering LINCT facility. Within 24 to 72 hours after hospital discharge, the LINCT nurses schedule a visit to see patients in their new environments, ensuring continuity of planned services, treatments and medications for a successful transition back to the community.

For questions about the LINCT program, please contact Dina Lipowich, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Director of Medical Nursing and Geriatric Services, at 847-618-6510.

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NCH is the first hospital in Illinois to receive Advanced Certification for Palliative Care from The Joint Commission, ensuring that patients and families are receiving comprehensive, holistic palliative care services.

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A leader in providing outstanding home healthcare services since 1969 offering one-on-one home care with 24-hour patient access to registered nurses and regular physician updates.

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In-depth outpatient hospital rehabilitation program provides you with exercise and endurance training, plus lifestyle modification and counseling to help manage and improve chronic lung disorders.

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