JourneyCare is one of the leading providers of Home Health Care in Illinois.
Home Health Care allows patients to be more comfortable and to spend more time with family during their illness. JourneyCare elevates home health care standards.
Our caregivers don’t merely do their jobs, they fulfill a personal mission, treating each patient and family member as their own.
You rarely hear someone who is sick plead to stay in the hospital. Regardless of their condition, everyone would rather be home, in their own bed, and in their own surroundings. In order to return home, the individuals require careful attention and specialized care in order to ensure excellent patient recovery.
JourneyCare nurses and certified nurse aides are committed to helping patients recover as fast and as pleasantly as possible. Our physical, occupational and speech therapists are second to none and our home care assistants make sure the patients’ needs are well taken care of throughout their treatment.
But a recent return from hospital treatment is not mandatory in order to request Home Health Care services. Any individual requiring specialized care is eligible to receive our services in the comfort of their home. Skilled nurses, therapists, and aides work as a team to assist patients in returning to a prior level of functioning through specific exercises designed to help clients reach the highest level of independence.
These services include:
- Medication management and education
- Diabetes management
- Wound care (Certified WOCN to assist with complex wound management)
- Pediatric care
- Ostomy Care
- Continence Care
- Infusion Therapy
- Vestibular Therapy
- Occupational, speech, and physical therapy
JourneyCare accepts a wide range of insurances.
What is Home Health Care?
Home Health Care is for those individuals who may require assistance during an illness or after surgery. Services are provided in the comfort and privacy of one’s home to those persons who are in need of nursing, therapy services to include: Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy. MSW for community resources and HCA for personal care and/or assistance with the activities of daily living.
Home Health Services:
- RN Skilled Nursing
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Social Workers
- Speech Therapy
- Home Health Aides
The skilled care will be performed by a case manager who will be active in all aspects of patient care from admission to discharge from the agency.
Home Health Team:
- Patient and their family
- Patient’s physician
- Medical Director
- Therapy and Treatment Specialist
- Licensed Social Worker
- Home Health Aide
- Medical Equipment Supplier
- Home Health Bridge Team (if needed)
How do I qualify for Home Health services?
There are three ways of obtaining a referral for Home Health: Your Primary Care Physician can order it, you can contact our Admissions Team at 1-844-656-8763, or you may also click the Contact Us link to automatically have your information sent to our Admissions Team. You must have a skilled Medical need and be homebound. This means that it takes great effort for you to leave the home to receive these services.
How long will I receive services?
This depends on your need and your physician’s request. Services can be up to a 60 day certification period. At that time a reassessment may be done to determine if you will continue to qualify for services.
Will my insurance pay for this?
JourneyCare is Medicare and Medicaid certified with most private insurances accepted.
Home Health Wound Care
We use top of the line wound care products. Our wound care services include:
- Ulcers (Diabetic) – An open sore on an external or internal surface of the body, caused by a break in the skin or mucous membrane that fails to heal.
- Ostomy Care – The management and support of a patient with a surgical opening created in the bladder, ileum, or colon for the temporary or permanent passage of urine or feces, necessitated by carcinoma, intestinal obstruction, trauma, or severe ulceration distal to the site of the incision. Patient will require replacement of ostomy bags and skin care several times per week.
- Wounds – An injury to living tissue caused by a cut, blow, or other impact, typically one in which the skin is cut or broken.
- Amputations – A condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs.
- Debridement – The removal of damaged tissue or foreign objects from a wound.
- Negative Pressure Closed Wound Systems (KCI, Medulla Wound Vac) – A therapeutic technique using a vacuum dressing to promote healing in acute or chronic wounds.
- Fistulas – An abnormal or surgically made passage between a hollow or tubular organ and the body surface, or between two hollow or tubular organs.
- Pressure Sores – A chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure.
- Post Status Surgical Care – The management of a patient after surgery including incision and/or open wound care.