Programs and services

Conveniently meeting your needs

UW Health Home Health Care in Northern Illinois provides a wide range of quality home health care and infusion services to meet the needs of patients of all ages in our service area.

When you're recovering from an illness or recuperating from a surgery, chances are you want to spend that time at home. Our home health care team makes that possible. We provide a full range of home healthcare services, which enables patients to heal and recover at home.

Our services

Our home health agency provides skilled care and in-home assistance from nurses, therapists and others. We work together to help you achieve your health goals.

Who are the Home Health clinicians?

Skilled nurses assess patient's needs after a hospital or nursing home stay, address changing medical conditions, provide skilled nursing treatments such as IV therapy, wound care, and medication management, educate patients on health management and treatment and coordinate patient care with other services.

Physical therapists assess and treat patients who have problems with mobility, falls, home safety issues and/or training needs with new equipment.

Occupational therapists assess and treat patients who need cognitive testing or help with daily living skills, such as dressing, bathing and homemaking.

Speech and language pathologists evaluate and treat speech and swallowing issues.

Social workers evaluate and counsel on social, emotional and economic needs related to medical problems.

Home health aides assist patients with bathing, hygiene and personal care during a skilled home health episode.

Intake nurses can be reached seven days a week at (779) 696-7550 to make a referral. The intake nurses interpret the home health coverage criteria and verify coverage. Most private insurance plans, Medicare and Medical Assistance provide coverage for skilled home health agency visits for eligible patients.

Hours of service

  • Business hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday

  • On-call clinicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

  • Aide services are available 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., seven days a week

  • Therapy services are available 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday

  • Social work services are available 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday

We offer a full line of infusion medications that can be given in the home setting. Our staff included a high-tech team of pharmacists and nurses who specialize in home infusion.

If you require tube feedings, we can help. Our registered dietitians will assess your needs and make recommendations. We provide supplies and education for you and your caregivers.

If you need additional training, we will coordinate with a local home health agency to teach you how to use the tube feeding at home.

Home Services assists people who need help with the activities of daily living. We provide care and assistance to people of all ages, enabling them to remain independent in their own home.

Services

  • Bathing, dressing or grooming assistance

  • Companionship

  • Errands including grocery shopping, pharmacy, dry cleaners

  • Laundry and ironing assistance

  • Light housekeeping

  • Light meal preparation

  • Medication reminders

  • Recreational activities and crafts

  • Respite for caregivers

  • Bedtime routines including getting in bed or out

Home services advantages

  • Affordable alternative to assisted living or nursing home

  • Allows clients to be independent in their own home

  • Caregivers are fully bonded and insured

  • Covered by Worker’s Compensation

  • Flexible, personalized care; several hours to full days

  • No long term contracts

We provide your initial in-home consultation at no charge. This allows our coordinator to evaluate specific needs and establish a personalized plan of service. To arrange a consultation, or learn more about Home Services, please call (779) 696-7550.

Our locations

From our home base to yours



    Meet our team

    Your home, our team

    We have a large team of specialists who work together to meet your needs.

    The team includes:

    • Home health aides

    • Occupational therapists

    • Physical therapists

    • Pharmacists

    • Registered dietitians

    • Skilled nurses

    • Social workers

    • Speech and language pathologists

    • Certified home medical equipment specialists

    • Wound resource nurses

    Insurance coverage

    Helping you with insurance coverage

    Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans offer coverage for many of our services. In some cases, they cover 100% of costs. In other cases, they cover part of the cost. We also help you understand your insurance coverage and what out-of-pocket charges to expect.