Frequently Asked Questions
Home health care provides services to people recovering from an illness, surgery, or rehabilitation who may need ongoing assistance and monitoring in the comfort of their own home. Under Medicare rules, a person qualifies for in-home care if he or she is homebound and needs skilled medical care.
One of the best way to find out if you or someone you know would qualify for In-Home Nursing Care or Rehabilitation is to call CareLink Home Health, LLC at 847-426-0300. More eligibility information is also available here.
If you, or someone you love, recently has had surgery, changed medications, has been hospitalized, has had trouble with maintaining balance, or has been diagnosed with a new illness, it may be time for in-home care.
CareLink Home Health, LLC provides a broad spectrum of home healthcare services that include skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social services, as well as a wide range of specialized programs and progressive treatments.
An individual is not required to have been hospitalized or discharged from a skilled nursing facility before they can receive home health care. Most patients are referred directly from their doctor’s office.
Yes, a nurse, physical or occupational therapist can be sent to a patient’s home to evaluate for home safety and recommend assistive devices for a patient.
Based on a written or verbal order from your physician, a nurse will assess and develop a written plan for your care. It explains the services you will receive to restore you to optimal health. The nurse will instruct clients/families on wound care, disease process, self injections, medication side effects, nutrition, IV therapy, PT/INR and other treatments or procedures as needed at the patient's home.
Yes we do. Our dedicated and skilled clinicians help coordinate the care your doctor prescribes. In support of your doctor's orders, we develop a written plan for your care. It explains what services you will receive in order to reach your optimal physical, mental, and social well-being. At CareLink Home Health, we pride ourselves on staying in touch with your doctor.
If you are under a doctor’s care, ask your physician to refer you to CareLink Home Health. We can help you contact your doctor if medical orders are required for your care.
If you are in the hospital or awaiting discharge from any residential/nursing facility, talk to the Discharge Planner or Social Services Director at the facility and ask for assistance for a referral to CareLink Home Health.
Once we receive a physician's order for care, we will set a date and time for your first visit from a Registered Nurse. We will do our best to accommodate any schedule request you may have.
If you are admitted to the hospital, please have someone contact the CareLink Home Health at 847-426-0300 or call our 24-hours hotline at 847-987-5090 to inform us of your status. We will coordinate your care with your physician and the staff at the hospital. When you are ready to return home, based on your doctor’s order we will be ready to restart services and continue care.
Home Health services are frequently covered by third-party payers such as the government (Medicare, Medicaid and the Veterans Administration) Private Insurance, Long-Term-Care Insurance.
Some not-for-profit agencies provide services to clients with limited financial resources. CareLink Home Health is well-versed on payment options and we can assist you in planning your care.
CareLink Home Health, LLC has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval