We are dedicated to helping you improve your quality of life after leaving the hospital or any other time you require assessment, education and skilled intermittent care.
Our experienced staff offers a wide variety of services that range from personal care to high-tech infusion services—all in the comfort of your own home. Skilled care is provided by RNs and therapists with diverse clinical backgrounds in the care of patients with acute and chronic illness.
Additional benefits of Northwestern Home Health include:
In addition, Northwestern Home Health excels beyond national standards. Our timely initiation of care is above the national average (94% Northwestern Home Health vs, 89% National Benchmark) and our rehospitalization rate below the national average (23% Northwestern Home Health vs, 27% National Benchmark).
Home Health is available to individuals considered homebound, which is when leaving home requires taxing effort, the help of another individual or the use of an assistive device.
What is Home Health?
The criteria that make a beneficiary eligible for home health from Northwestern Home Health is defined by Medicare and most insurances as:
"Skilled care, ordered by a physician, to a homebound individual, intermittently and for a short duration, after acute illness or an exacerbation of chronic illness, in a safe environment."
An individual is considered homebound if leaving home requires taxing effort, the help of another individual or the use of an assistive device.
It is usually due to illness or injury that an individual's ability to leave home is restricted. In general, time away from home should be of short duration and infrequent.
For more information about home health services or to determine eligibility, please call Northwestern Home Health at 847-535-8788.