Edward-Elmhurst Health has teamed up with Residential Home Health, LLC under a Clinical Liaison Agreement. This agreement allows Edward-Elmhurst and the agency to work closely together for smooth transitions from hospital to home, and to continue meeting the highest standards of care.
You have the right to choose your home health care provider. Medicare rules and regulations state that patients who are leaving the hospital and need home health care receive a list of all available home health agencies certified by Medicare.
Residential Home Health nurses and therapists are available to provide care seven days a week throughout the Illinois service area. Although several factors can affect the specific timing, we aim to make our first visit within 24 hours of your discharge from the hospital.
Your Residential Home Health nurse or therapist will work with you and your caregivers to check your head-to-toe health status, review your medications, and consider home safety concerns. He or she will spend focused one-on-one time with you to help you set and achieve personal goals for health and independence. You will also receive a patient binder, which has important information and paperwork you can refer to throughout your care.
Find out what to expect as you begin home health care.
Residential Home Health’s service area includes much of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will counties in northeastern Illinois. View the service area map. Not sure if you’re covered? Just ask. Call 888-930-WELL (9355) to speak with a nurse today.
Medicare covers 100 percent of eligible home health care services, with no out-of-pocket costs. The following conditions must be met for eligibility:
- Home health care is ordered by your physician.
- The home health care agency is Medicare-certified.
- You are homebound, meaning you are unable to leave home without assistance (with limited exceptions), or leaving home is not recommended.
Learn more about eligibility requirements for Medicare coverage.
Many private insurance providers also cover home health care. If you have questions about your specific coverage, call 888-930-WELL (9355) or check with your provider.
Medicare’s coverage of home health care includes only skilled nursing and therapy visits as ordered by your physician. Medicare does not pay for:
- 24-hour-a-day care at home
- Meals delivered to your home
- Homemaker services (e.g., shopping, cleaning, laundry)
- Personal care (e.g., bathing, dressing, meal preparation)
Services like the above are sometimes called private duty care. They are generally not covered as part of home health care, unless medically necessary.
In addition to Medicare and Medicaid, Residential Home Health accepts a variety of commercial payors, including:
- BCBS medical groups for DuPage Medical IHP (Illinois Health Partners)
- United Health Care