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Home Health Care

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Quality, Caring Healthcare at Home

There's nothing quite like home. But when you can have skilled, compassionate, professional care in the comfort of your own home, that's just as important. Choose a team like UnityPoint Health Home Health, where you'll find expert home healthcare services 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
  • Social work services
  • Pediatric services
  • Alzheimer's Support Group
  • And more

Providing a level of care beyond independent agencies, our team commits and connects, taking the time to really get to know you and your needs. Whether you or a loved one or friend have recently been hospitalized, have a new diagnosis, are weakened by illness, have new or changed medications or are recovering from surgery or injury, UnityPoint Health-Pekin Home Health can help.

What's the benefit of being hospital-based?

As the oldest hospital-based agency in the state, you'll find UnityPoint Health-Pekin Home Health a vital link between you and your physician. That includes help moving from one care setting to another easily and efficiently, ensuring a seamless transition back to your home so you can get better faster.

Being hospital based gives you access to the most current technology, plus resources such as diabetic educators, wound ostomy specialists, dieticians and specialty supplies for the advanced quality of care you deserve.

Do you offer home healthcare for children?

Illness and injury know no age, and you can find a full scope of medical services for kids from birth to age 18 at UnityPoint Health-Pekin Home Health. Only registered nurses with pediatrics experience care for your children. Nothing is more difficult than having a sick child, and the program is designed to make it easier on you... from helping you learn how to provide care to making convenient home visits so you don't have to leave the house with a sick child. Services include blood draws, post-newborn visits, post-injury support such as cast cleaning tips and pain control assistance and more.

Who is eligible for Home Health?

Home Health determines eligibility on a case-by-case basis. Once your physician refers you, the team will assess your condition and decide your service needs based on that evaluation, without regard to age, sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin or physical disability.

What is the cost?

The cost of Home Health is determined by the types of services you need. The expenses may be covered in total or in part by Medicare, Medicaid or private health insurance. The staff will help you determine insurance coverage before the visits begin. They will also help complete the necessary forms and bill Medicare, Medicaid or your private health insurance company directly.

Can I choose my home healthcare provider, even in an assisted living facility?

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 UnityPoint Heatlh-Pekin 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 role will my doctor play in Home Health?

Home Health works in tandem with your personal physician, who directs the plan of care, receives progress reports about your condition and adjusts services in response to changes in condition.

Does Home Health provide any additional community education or support?

As part of an ongoing mission to keep the community healthy, UnityPoint Health-Pekin Home Health is part of the Million Hearts Program, which aims to reduce heart attacks and strokes by 1 million people by the year 2015. Through this program, you can schedule free community education presentations with them anywhere upon request. You can also have regular blood pressure screenings at local facilities including Parkside and the Miller Center. And UnityPoint Health-Pekin Home Health sponsors the Illinois Department of Transportation's Yellow Dot program, which provides first responders with critical health information on people involved in vehicle accidents.

UnityPoint Health-Pekin Home Health also offers an Alzheimer's Support Group to Tazewell county residents. More than 5 million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer's disease and 210,000 are right here in Illinois. This support group is for you the caregiver to learn, share, and gather strength and hope. Meetings are held at UnityPoint Health-Pekin Home Health Care, 2934 Court Street in Pekin from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Please call in advance so plans can be made for the proper number attending (309) 353-0371.

What special certifications does UnityPoint Health-Pekin Home Health have?

UnityPoint Health-Pekin Home Health is:

  • Licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Certified by Medicare
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
  • A member of the Illinois Home Care & Hospice Council

How can I arrange for Home Health?

All UnityPoint Health-Pekin Health services require a doctor's referral. For more information on UnityPoint Health-Pekin Home Health, talk to your physician about UnityPoint Health-Pekin Home Health or call (309) 353-0371. 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.