• Cook County: 7620 Gross Point Rd. Skokie IL 60077 Lake County: 28140 N. Bradley Rd. Libertyville IL 60048
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At Assure, we partner with physicians, case managers, and other providers to deliver innovative and seamless patient- centered care. We promote care with a multidisciplinary team approach, through case managers who are trained to coordinate services of all involved disciplines and is the “Point of Contact” for all physician interactions, patients care, love ones and caregiver communications.

As an integral part of each patient’s healthcare team is our clinical supervisor clinician who manages the care plan and understands the concerns of the physician, patient and the demands on their time. Our clinicians have extensive experience in the post and acute care environments. They know how to help while serving as “eyes and ears” for physicians after patients are discharged from the hospital.

Excellent Support Services

We promote care with a multidisciplinary team approach, through case managers who are trained to coordinate services of all involved disciplines and are the “ Point of Contact” for all physician and caregiver communications. Services are provided by Registered Nurses (RN). Intake evaluations include head-to-toe assessments which can be brief or complex depending on each individual patient’s needs, clinical findings and physician’s orders. The visit will include patient/caregiver teaching about diseases processes, and treatments. Our skilled nurses may also perform tasks such as taking samples for lab test(s), wound dressing changes, incision care, medication management including dose administration identifying possible side effects, purpose and desired results, Foley catheter insertion, and changes, ostomy teaching/management, and more.

Protocols

1. Evaluate patient medical functional and environmental needs
2. Perform general care i.e. monitor vital signs, pain control and/or specialized care including wound, IV, and ostomy
3. Educating and motivational techniques are practiced with the patient, caregiver & family regarding disease process, medications, self-care techniques & prevention strategies
4. Coordinate patient care & services and generally oversees patient’s plan of care (POC)

Goal

Provide excellent patient care planning leading to positive outcome

Physical Therapy service begins with a comprehensive head to toe evaluation by a licensed Physical Therapist to assess the physical needs of each individual patient. The initial evaluation will include an assessment of pain, strength, range of motion, balance, ambulation, neurological deficits and functional impairments as well as a variety of other variables that affect overall function and quality of life.

Conditions we commonly treat for Physical Therapy:

• Heart Failure and Cardiac Conditions
• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
• Alzheimer’s
• Balance Problems and Frequent Falls
• Acute or Chronic Pain
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Arthritis
• Deconditioning and Weakness
• Dislocations
• Variety of Musculoskeletal Disorders
• Incontinence
• Lymphedema
• Fractures
• Osteoporosis
• Hand Injuries
• Sports Injuries
• Neurological conditions like Stroke, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, SLE, etc.

Protocols

1. Provide gait, transfer and prosthetic training
2. Teach and developed exercise program
3. Instruct and train with assistive ambulatory devices provide ultrasound, electrotherapy, wound care and whirlpool treatments

Goals

1. Restore & improve function
2. Maximize patient’s level of independence
3. Ensure safety of patient and caregiver in patient’s home

Occupational Therapy includes a comprehensive assessment by a licensed Occupational Therapist to assess the specific needs of each patient. The initial evaluation will assess the home environment, adaptive equipment needs, range of motion (upper body and hands specifically), strength, energy/ breathing coordination, and ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL).

Conditions we commonly treat for Occupational Therapy:

• Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
• Heart Failure and Cardiac Conditions
• Arthritis
• Lymphedema
• Incontinence
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Osteoporosis
• De-conditioning and Weakness
• Wheelchair Sitting Evaluations

Shoulder and Hand injuries

• Sports Injuries
• Splinting and Orthotic Fitting/Training
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Variety of Musculoskeletal Disorders
• Education on Energy Conservation, Work Adaptation, Cognitive Training, etc…
• Neurological Conditions like Stroke, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, SLE, Alzheimer’s, etc…
• Focus on Activity of Daily Living (ADL)
• Emphasis on fine motor coordination; arm and hand exercises, use of adaptive and assistive devices

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are professionals who provide a wide range of services, mainly on an individual basis, but also as support for individuals’ families. The distinguishing role of the SLP is to identify, assess, treat, and prevent speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders.


Disorders we commonly treat for Speech Therapy:

• Alzheimer’s
• Cognitive Deficit Disorder
• Dementia
• Dysphagia
• Neurological Conditions
• Stroke, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and other related disorders
• Voice Production

Treatment will vary depending on the nature and severity of the problem, the age of the individual, and the individual’s awareness of the problem. Speech services begin with initial screening for communication and/or swallowing disorders and continue with assessment and diagnosis, consultation regarding management, intervention, treatment and completed with follow-up services for these disorders as deemed appropriate.

Protocols

1. Focus on voice production, articulation, language disorder
2. Provide swallowing evaluation

Services are provided by Licensed Medical Social Workers (MSW) that specializes in assisting our clients to achieve healthy outcomes. Our staff is committed to assisting our clients in receiving available and supportive resources. Our goal is to improve or maintain the emotional, physical, functional and social health status of the client and assist the family with coping skills.

Some of the services provided are:

• Advocacy with Community Agencies
• Assistance with Long Term Care Planning
• Counseling and Crisis Intervention
• Coordination of Community and Financial Resources
• Client/Family Supportive Assistance
• Liaison with other members of the health care team
• Referral Program Assistance (Meals on Wheels, Illinois Department of Aging and Disability, etc.)

Protocols

1. Assist the physician and other health team members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to the patient
2. Help the patient and family to understand, accept and follow medical recommendation
3. Observe record and report social and emotional changes

Our Team of experienced Home Health Aides provides services to assist the client with improving and maintaining a healthy and safe environment. To achieve optimum health care for the client, the Home Health Aide collaborates with their assigned Licensed and Skilled Nurse to develop an individualized care plan to achieve the highest level of functional independence possible.


The following are services we commonly provide:

• Dressing  AID
• Ambulation & Transfer Assistance
• Bathing and Grooming  Help

1. Participate in the implementation of patient plan of care per Assure Home Healthcare policy procedure
2. Prepare patient clinical record documentation accurately implement and documents procedures and treatments accurately and appropriately

We provide intermittent services to clients in their homes:

1. Wound care and observation with instruction on dressing changes
2. Diabetic teaching, education on diet, instruction on how to administer insulin injections, and use of a glucose monitor at home, Instruction on various disease processes and ways to promote positive health behaviors
3. Administration and instruction on self-administration of infusion therapy solutions and external (G-tube and J-tube) feedings at home
4. Managing an indwelling Foley catheter, colostomy, ileostomy or ureterostomy at home
5. Ensuring that medication achieves the desired effect sought by the physician while making sure that adverse effects are kept to the minimum or eliminated entirely. Teaching home safety with oxygen in the home, or how to self-administer nebulizer treatments