Chronic Illness Management
Alzheimer’s Certified Staff
24 Hour Care
Companion / Safety Services
Senior Care Management
Mental Health Management
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Monmouth, IL 61462
Serving Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, Schuyler, Rock Island, and Warren Counties.
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I meet with older adults and their families regularly. Most everyone I meet wants to remain in their home as long as possible, and everyone I meet with wants to avoid a hospitalization or a readmission to the hospital. Hospitalizations cause stress on a patient and their families. They cost the patient and their insurance a lot of money as well. The federal government says that one in every five elderly persons are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days after discharge. It is very important to have the right home care agency in place to help you be successful at home. You have a choice in which provider you go with, and it is important to know which ones are full service providers.
Full service means having a full spectrum of services. Having a wide range of services all at one agency eliminates a lot of confusion for the patient. It also increases internal communication for the patient’s care and makes the process of staying at home seamless.
Your skilled services, provided by a home care agency, monitor your overall health at home. A skilled nurse and therapist educate you and your family about your health care and ensure compliance with treatment. We all know how badly you want to get home from the hospital. When they are going over your discharge instructions, it is easy to agree with everything they tell you but then get home and realize you didn’t retain the information. Home care can assure that you know and understand those instructions. Social services are also important to ensure you are connected with all resources that are available to help you be successful at home. A bath aid allows for your personal care needs to also be met in the privacy of your own home.
Choosing a home care agency that also provides supportive services is crucial to staying at home and out of the hospital. Supportive services are personal assistants and/or certified nursing assistants scheduled regularly to assist with the day-
All of the above services address acute care needs at home but also allow for a long term in-
Western Illinois Home Health Care is a full service provider. If you or someone you know is in need of home health care, please call our office at 1-
Amanda Powell, BSW is a Senior Care Manager for Western Illinois Home Health Care
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