Home Health Care
Pekin Hospital Home Health provides expert nursing care in the comfort of your own home. At Home Health, we're not only good at taking care of you, we're good at cheering you up. Many of our patients find that our visits are the highlight of their day. With a bright smile and a friendly chat, spirits are instantly lifted... hearts are warmed.
Home Health is staffed by registered nurses and certified nursing assistants - all have gone through careful background checks before joining our team. For more information, please call (309) 353-0371.
Pekin Hospital Home Health wants you to know that you have the right to choose your home healthcare provider. Federal Law requires that patients be informed of their options for home care, and this is very important to us. The social services department at Pekin Hospital will provide you with a list of the many options available to you so that you can make an informed decision about who will be coming to your home. If you or a loved one will be going to an assisted living facility, you can still choose your home healthcare provider. Assisted living facilities do not have contracts with home care providers. It is important that you have control over who takes care of you or your loved one. Choosing the right agency can make a tremendous difference in your recovery.
What is the history of Pekin Hospital's Home Health?
Pekin Hospital's Home Health was the first hospital-based program in the state, established in 1960. Licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health and certified by Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Pekin Hospital Home Health is also accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is a member of the Illinois HomeCare & Hospice Council.
Why should it matter to me that Home Health is hospital-based?
Being hospital-based means we have access to resources such as diabetic educators, wound ostomy specialists, dieticians and specialty supplies that assist us in providing the quality of care you deserve.
What services does Home Health offer?
Pekin Hospital's Home Health provides a variety of outstanding services by highly skilled compassionate professionals, including:
Comprehensive patient assessment by registered nurses
Patient and family education for diabetes, wound care, catheter management, pain control and nutritional support
Medication instruction and monitoring
Rehabilitation assistance by skilled therapists
Personal care assistance by certified nursing assistants
Who is eligible for Home Health?
Home Health determines eligibility on a case-by-case basis. If your physician grants a referral, we will assess your condition and decide your service needs based on that evaluation. We provide service without regard to age, sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin or physical disability.
What role will the patient's physician play in Home Health?
The patient's personal physician directs the plan of care, receives progress reports about the patient's condition and adjusts services in response to changes in condition.
What is the cost?
The cost of Home Health is determined by the types of services the patient needs. The expenses may be covered totally, or in part, by Medicare, Medicaid or private health insurance. Our staff can help you determine insurance coverage before our visits begin. We will also complete the necessary forms and will bill Medicare, Medicaid or the patient's private health insurance company directly.
How can I arrange for Home Health?
For more information, talk to your physician about Pekin Hospital Home Health. You can also call us at (309) 353-0371. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During evenings or weekends, call the same number and ask to speak to the nurse on call.
What makes Pekin Hospital Home Health unique?
We are a hospital-based agency and can provide a vital link between you and your physician. We have the ability to help you move from one care setting to another easily and efficiently, ensuring a seamless transition back to your home so that you can get better faster.
Because we are hospital based, we have access to resources such as diabetic educators, wound ostomy specialists, dieticians, and specialty supplies so that we can provide you with the quality of care you deserve.
What patients might benefit from Home Health?
Individuals who have recently been hospitalized
Individuals who have a new diagnosis
Individuals who are weakened by illness
Individuals who have new or changed medications
Individuals recovering from surgery
What are the qualifications of Home Health staff?
Registered Professional Nurses who maintain current licensing in the State of Illinois
Personal care givers who are certified nursing assistants who are background checked
Master prepared therapy staff through PTS
What is the overall philosophy for caring for patients?
The agency’s mission is to be the home health provider of choice in the communities we serve. We strive to provide compassionate, professional, quality care to our patients.