Compassionate and Comprehensive Home Care
For patients recently discharged from Loyola University Medical Center who may be experiencing illness or injury and will be recovering at home, Loyola Medicine Home Care provides compassionate and comprehensive care. Loyola’s skilled doctors, nurses, therapists and home health aides provide care that focuses not only on medical issues, but also emotional and spiritual needs. Care is provided in the patient's home, with inpatient care for symptom control and pain management provided at Loyola University Medical Center.
The home care program provides comprehensive care for patients at home, which may include:
Loyola Medicine Home Care is a Medicare-certified, Illinois Department of Public Health-licensed home care provider. The program is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP).
To contact the home care program, please call 630-861-5200.
Home Infusion Pharmacy Program
For home care patients, Loyola’s home infusion pharmacy program provides access to many medical therapies in the comfort of your own home, including:
- Antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal medications
- Chemotherapy treatment
- Fluids for hydration
- Immunosuppressive medications
- Medication for blood disorders
- Medications for cancer patients
- Medications for cardiovascular conditions
- Pain management therapy
- Steroids for various conditions
- Total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
Bone Marrow Transplant Home Care
A bone marrow transplant (BMT) home care program provides skilled and high-tech nursing services to pre- and post-transplant BMT patients. This service allows patients to be cared for in their homes, reduces length of a hospital stay and increases patient comfort. Care is provided by a team of highly skilled, BMT cross-trained nurses.
Home Medical Equipment (HME)
The HME program provides equipment necessary to support care at home, including:
- Assisted daily living (ADL) aides
- Assistive devices
- CPAP machines (continuous positive airway pressure)
- Enteral nutrition
- Hospital beds
COVID-19 Update for Home Health Patients
It is important for older adults and those with chronic health conditions to continue to avoid groups of people and stay home whenever possible. Remember to wash your hands, disinfect surfaces, and cover your coughs and sneezes. Wear a face mask when you're around others.
Make sure you continue to take care of your health. Managing your health condition is an important step in staying healthy. Home care will help you safely manage your symptoms, recover from surgery or an illness or learn about your new medications. With Loyola Medicine Home Care, you can have peace of mind knowing you're able to receive the care you need without having to go out in to the community. You will be able to practice social distancing while recovering at home.
At Loyola, we are committed to providing safe, quality care for our patients:
- Loyola is taking every precaution to prevent the exposure and spread of COVID-19 and keep our patients safe.
- We are working closely with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other federal, regional and state authorities to ensure the safety of our patients.
- Our clinicians are trained in infection control procedures and wear appropriate personal protective equipment.
- We are screening all patients for COVID-19 symptoms prior to each home visit to minimize exposure for our clinicians and patients.
- As an added precaution, our clinicians are taking their own temperature twice each day to ensure they are healthy before entering a patient's home.
In addition to our nursing and therapy visits, patients may also have access to telehealth services. Telehealth at Loyola provides current readings of your weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and blood oxygen levels. Your results are sent to a Loyola Medicine registered nurse. If your results look abnormal, we will call you through a video call to see how you're feeling and to talk about your abnormal readings. We will also notify your physician, if necessary. This is all done remotely. A clinician does not need to enter your home for telehealth services, and you can speak with a nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with just the push of a button. If you have any questions or concerns, call 630-861-5200.