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Chronic Illness Management
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Serving Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, Schuyler, Rock Island, and Warren Counties.
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When Western Illinois Home Health Care opened its doors over 30 years ago, discharging patients from the hospital with home health care was an afterthought on the road to recovery. Today, with enhanced regulations, penalties for rehospitalizations and the personal desire to age in place – in the comfort of one’s own home – home health care is quickly becoming an avenue for high-
Still, there are some who don’t use home care when they need help to recoup from a recent diagnosis. As patients become more of an active participant in their own quality of care, questions are often asked on what home health care can do for them. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive at our agency when patients and caregivers approach us for answers.
What Is Home Health Care?
Home health care helps seniors live independently for as long as possible, given the limits of their medical condition. It covers a wide range of services and can often delay the need for long-
Why Choose Home Health Care?
Western Illinois Home Health Care believes that people recover better when they are at home enjoying the comfort of being in familiar surroundings. Specifically with people who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s, being cared for at home is a much better environment to receive the care they need. Home health care can also prevent or postpone unplanned and unnecessary institutionalization, which typically leads to the declining health and well-
Who Pays For Home Health Care?
If you have Medicare, you can use your home health benefits if you are under the care of a doctor who will certify that you are in need of:
Your doctor must also certify that you’re homebound, which means that your condition keeps you from leaving home without help (such as using a wheelchair or walker, needing special transportation, or getting help from another person) and that leaving home takes a considerable and taxing effort.
Once you qualify, you can also receive assistance of a Medical Social Worker and a Home Health Aide.
Many insurance plans, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicaid also pay for some home care services.
When Do I Need Home Health Care?
Home health care should be a common part of someone’s care plans if they have had:
If you are, or someone you know is, in need of home care, Western Illinois Home Health Care offers free consultations to determine a care plan that is tailored to your specific needs. For more information, please feel free to call our office at 1-
Joel Newman is the Director of Business Development for Western Illinois Home Health Care
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