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Home Health Services

A Continuum of Care in Your Own Home

CNS Home Health Services provide a bridge for individuals who need medical assistance, yet do not need the more comprehensive care of a hospital. As an alternative, home health services provide a degree of assistance that enables people to live independently.

These services may be appropriate for people recovering from illness, injury or surgery – after being discharged from the hospital; and for individuals with chronic or terminal disease. Home health services may be delivered wherever the patient resides, either on a short-term or long-term basis. This might be the patient’s private residence (house, apartment, condominium, etc.), a group facility such as assisted living, nursing home or intermediate care facility, or the home of another family member.

Accredited for Excellence

The full-service home care agency has earned accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) – a prestigious designation that recognizes excellence in healthcare service. CNS Home Health Services also are Medicare-certified and licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Services

Home Health Services of Central DuPage Hospital help patients and their families, or caregivers, with short-term or ongoing medical support.

We offer a wide array of services to support patients and their caregivers, and to assure a continuum of care from the hospital to the home or other living facility. Care services are customized to each individual’s needs.

Home health professionals provide a wide variety of healthcare support services outside of the traditional hospital or medical office setting. Some examples of home health services include:

  • Intravenous support – administering antibiotics and other medications in the home setting
  • Blood draws for testing
  • Wound care
  • Rehabilitation through physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Checking on a patient who is recovering at home, to monitor symptoms and side effects

Specialized Services

We’re doing more to provide targeted services to patients who need them most.

  • Skilled nursing services
    Skilled nursing services - Skilled nursing services will coordinate with your physician to provide vital support for you and your family. Home health nurses offer services to help patients recover and regain independence within the comfort of their own home. Skilled nursing services include:
    • Teaching the patient and caregivers how to correctly use and administer medications.
    • Teaching about the purpose of dietary and nutrition guidelines, and helping with compliance
    • Monitoring blood pressure
    • Catheter care
    • Care for wounds, incisions or ostomy
    • Assistance with bathing or other activities of daily living
    • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
      Qualified therapists will visit your home or residential facility to provide therapy and rehabilitation services. Physical therapists focus on building strength, while occupational therapists focus on activities of daily living, such as dressing oneself. Speech therapists focus on difficulties with speech and swallowing.
    • Medical social work
      Social workers from Central DuPage Hospital help patients adjust to changes in their lives by securing community resources as needed. For example, a social worker may arrange for meals to be delivered to a homebound person.
    • Psychiatric nursing services, as an alternative to hospitalization
      At-home support from psychiatric nurses can provide a continuity of care between the hospital and outpatient treatment, and may be an alternative to hospitalization for people with bipolar disorder, depression including postpartum depression, or other mental health disorders. Within the privacy of home, the psychiatric nurse may assess symptoms, evaluate treatment effectiveness, take lab specimens, monitor medications and provide other support.
    • Support for cardiac patients
      Support for cardiac patients - The cardiac program is designed to provide seamless support for people recuperating at home after a heart attack or heart surgery, or those with chronic heart disease such as congestive heart failure. These nurses can:
      • Perform EKG within the home setting
      • Monitor recovery and symptoms
      • Educate the patient and family on ways to reduce risk factors and lifestyle changes such as a heart-healthy diet and exercise

      The Team

      Services are administered by health professionals who are committed to delivering support needed by patients and their families or caregivers. All staff are registered, licensed and/or certified.

      Home Health staff includes:

      • Nursing professionals: registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, psychiatric nurses
      • Licensed clinical social workers
      • Therapists specialized in physical, occupational and speech therapy
      • Home Aides
      • Volunteers

      Location and Hours

      Serving the greater Dupage area, many services are available 24 hours a day.  We’re here to bring healthcare services to your home or care facility. For more information, please call (630) 665-7000 or to make a referral call (630) 665-7006. A physician’s order is required before a patient may be evaluated for Home Health and Hospice services.

      Are Services Covered?

      Home health services – such as part-time or intermittent skilled nursing care, physical therapy, medical social services, medical supplies and select rehabilitation equipment – may be paid for in full or in part by Medicare while a patient is confined at home. In order to qualify for Medicare coverage, the services or supplies must be prescribed by a physician. A 20% coinsurance fee may be charged for medical equipment. In addition, many private insurers also cover home health care services. Contact your health insurance provider or Medicare to confirm your benefits.