What is Home Care?
Since 1983, Carle Home Care has provided care for patients in their homes. With close monitoring and patient and family education, many treatments that once kept patients in the hospital now happen safely at home. In addition to the comfort of familiar surroundings, our Home Care services are a cost-effective option and are often covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most health plans.
Patients must be homebound, have a doctor's order and insurance approval to be eligible for home health services. Examples of conditions that may require home health care are cancer, AIDS, diabetes, heart and lung diseases, fractures, strokes, chronic illness and disabilities.
We are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). This is your assurance that we adhere to the highest standards of quality in the industry.
The Carle Home Care Team
The Carle Home Care Team offers a wide range of services and includes registered nurses, certified home health aides, medical social workers and physical, occupational and speech therapists.
We work with you, your family and doctor to develop a plan of healthcare or treatment to meet your needs. Our Home Care team will:
- Evaluate and assess your needs and coordinate patient care and services on an intermittent basis with your doctor and other healthcare team members
- Provide you with continuity from the clinic, hospital or extended care facility into the home
- Promote a safe home environment for your activities
- Train you for self-care whenever possible and/or offer your caregivers education so they can manage treatments at home
- Case manager to use community resources to meet your changing healthcare needs
- Work toward reaching your highest level of wellness and independence
How to Arrange for Care
You, your family or your doctor can call us when home health care services are needed. We will coordinate your care with your doctor, who will supervise the services you receive.
Carle Home Care covers 27 counties throughout east central Illinois and southeastern Illinois.
To arrange for home health care, call (877) 877-8555. For general information, call (800) 239-3620.
Carle Home Services does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, sex, national origin, disability, sexual preference or age.
Home Medical Equipment
You may need medical equipment as part of your home care plan. Our staff will help you decide what you need and help you arrange with a home medical equipment company to deliver supplies, equipment and oxygen to your home. This can include hospital beds, wheelchairs, respiratory equipment, monitors, walkers and dressing supplies. Our Home Care services have supplies needed for wound care, catheter care and ostomy care. If you are insured by Medicare-covered home health care, all necessary supplies needed for these treatments and other procedures must be coordinated with your Home Care nurse. Medicare will not reimburse the home health agency for these supplies and will not reimburse you or your supplier. Your Home Care nurse will discuss this with you.