Home Health Care
What We Provide
Silver Cross Home Health offers comprehensive in-home services for patients who are ready to complete their recovery in the comfort of their own homes. Our expert staff provides a full range of skilled services and wound care supplies to make recovery at home easier.
Patients recovering at home heal faster when they become partners in managing their own health care. The Silver Cross Home Health nurses will assess your health status and provide skilled nursing services such as wound care, catheter care, injections, infusion therapy and medication management. They carefully monitor your progress and identify and report any changes in your condition to your physician. They will also teach you or your caregiver how to manage your health care needs independently.
Silver Cross Home Health is Medicare certified, licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the first home health agency in the area to be accredited by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. We are also a member of the National Association of Home Care and the Illinois Home Care Council.
Silver Cross Home Health offers the following services that are covered by Medicare:
- Catheter Care
- Diabetes Management
- Dressing Changes
- Home Health Aide Service
- Infusion Management including antibiotic therapy, pain management therapy, and others as required
- Laboratory Testing
- Medical Social Service
- Nutrition Instruction
- Orthopedic Case Management
- Physical & Occupational Therapy
- Pre-Op Orthopedic Program
- Registered Dietitians
- Respiratory Therapy
- Skilled Nursing*
- Speech Therapy
- Tube Feeding
- Wound Care
* Bilingual Nurse available
Silver Cross Home Health Care also offers the Lifeline medical alert program to patients. The Lifeline program provides medical alert services for millions of people age 65 or older to preserve independence and quality of life. By simply touching the Personal Help Button on a small device worn by the homeowner, a Lifeline representative immediately responds 24 hours a day, 365 days a year connecting the senior with the necessary help whether it be emergency services or a family member or friend. If you need Lifeline services, call the Volunteer Services Office at (815) 300-7630.
Our Commitment to Excellence
Silver Cross Home Health is committed to quality and has partnered with the Illinois Foundation for Quality Health Care (IFQHC) utilizing best practices to improve our patient outcomes. We have received the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) Seal of Recognition acknowledging us as a Premier Agency.
In addition, Silver Cross Home Health is ranked among the Top 25% of Providers in the Country for the sixth year in a row. Silver Cross Home Health has been named a Top Agency of the 2013 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its eighth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS®), quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least one outcome in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,969 agencies considered, 2,496 are elite.
Home Care Qualifications and Costs
To qualify for home care services, Medicare patients must be homebound, in need of intermittent care and under the care of a physician. In addition, anyone who requires professional medical assistance to remain at home may request our services. We also care for patients who have come from other health care facilities and reside in our service area.
Medicare, Medicaid, HMOs and various private insurance companies usually cover costs. Silver Cross Home Health will help research your coverage prior to beginning services.
For more information, call (815) 300-7124.