Home
Care

We have been a leader in providing outstanding home care services since 1969. We provide one-on-one home care with 24-hour patient access to registered nurses who give regular physician updates. Home care is also an efficient and effective option for patients to support a smooth transition from hospital to home. Our Home Health Liaisons work with the hospital team as well as other health care facilities to coordinate discharge planning and will meet with you to discuss your goals, concerns and medical needs at home. We are dedicated to providing you the care you need in an environment where you are most comfortable–your own home.

Our experienced team of professionals works closely with physicians to develop an individualized plan of care in the privacy of the patient’s home. Patients must meet home care eligibility per insurance and Medicare guidelines and require a physician’s order. We serve people in communities throughout the northwest suburbs. For more information, call 847-618-7800.

Certifications and Accreditations

The Gold Seal of Approval® Joint Commission Seal
Accredited by The Joint Commission
Medicare certified
Licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health
ANCC Magnet Recognition

The NCH Advantage

NCH’s home care program provides a wide range of essential healthcare services to help support your recovery and enable you to gain as much independence as possible.

  • Our case management model includes a registered nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, home care aide and social worker based on your needs
  • We provide consistent collaboration, including case conferences, during your care
  • A triage nurse and visiting nurse are available 24/7 to address patient care needs

Our goal is to keep patients safe in their homes and to prevent hospitalizations. Referrals for home health care can be set up through your physician or skilled nursing facility, or following a hospital stay.

Home Care Services

Social workers counsel and educate patients and their families to maximize strength and coping skills, promote patient self-determination and encourage self-advocacy. Our Medical Social Work team consists of Licensed Clinical Social Workers who are able to:

  • Complete a biopsychosocial evaluation
  • Screen for dementia, anxiety and depression
  • Connect to community resources, including alternative living arrangements
  • Educate on Advanced Medical Directives

We have certified wound care nurses available to consult on complex wound care needs. Home treatment is coordinated with our Wound and Ostomy Center.

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Home infusion requires the patient or caregiver to receive instruction and manage the infusion in between nursing visits. We provide nursing care for a broad range of infusion therapies, including fluids for hydration, total parenteral nutrition and antibiotics.

We help ease the transition from hospital to home for patients who have experienced heart attacks, angioplasty, open-heart surgery or pulmonary illness. We work in collaboration with our Cardiopulmonary Rehab team.

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Medication reconciliation is performed at the start of your care. Medication management and education, including side effects, are provided throughout your care.

Our therapists serve an important role in the rehabilitation of patients. Our goals are to have each patient reach their highest level of function. Our team provides physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

Rehabilitation Services

  • Orthopedic
  • Neuromotor
  • Vestibular
  • Respiratory
  • Cardiac

We also provide education and/or treatment for:

  • Fall prevention
  • Independence in daily living activities
  • Sensory motor issues
  • Home accessibility
  • Pain management
  • Energy conservation
  • Low vision
  • Communication problems
  • Memory loss
  • Swallowing dysfunction
  • Use of ultrasound and electric stimulation for pain and strengthening
  • Fall prevention assistance
  • Post-surgery care and assistance
  • Post-hospitalization care and assistance
  • Hypertension management
  • Daily living instructions
  • Medication management
  • Respiratory/pulmonary education
  • Enteral tube feedings
  • Home health aid assistance
  • Diabetes education
  • Disease process management and education
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