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Home Care & Hospice

The Center for Home Care & Hospice of Loyola University Health System (Loyola) is a Medicare-certified Illinois Department of Public Health-licensed home care and hospice. The programs also are accredited by the Joint Commission.

Home Care

The Home Care program provides skilled intermittent care to homebound patients. Services may include:

  • Assistance with community resources
  • Cardiac treatment and education
  • Diabetes care
  • Diet management
  • Disease management
  • Home health aide
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Medical social services
  • Medication and health teaching
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Skilled nursing
  • Speech/language pathology
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Wound care

Home Infusion

The Home Infusion program provides infusion therapy products and related home-care nursing services to adult and pediatric patients. Infusion products are provided by the Loyola Home Infusion Pharmacy. Services include:

  • Nursing services for patient/family education
  • Nursing services for the delivery of high-tech therapies

Therapies provided include:

  • Antibiotics/antivirals/antifungals
  • Chelation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Gamma globulin products
  • Growth cell factors
  • Hydration
  • Inotropic therapies
  • Pain management
  • Parenteral nutrition

Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Home Care

A Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Home Care program provides skilled and high-tech nursing services to BMT patients pre- and post-transplant allowing patients to be cared for in their homes, reducing length of a hospital stay and increasing patient comfort. Care is provided by a team of highly skilled, BMT cross-trained nurses.

Pediatric Home Care

The Pediatric Home Care program, a component of the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital at Loyola University Medical Center, provides home care services to the pediatric population. A special Neonatal Care program facilitates the early discharge of neonates from neonatal intensive care units (NICU) or other areas. Care is provided by NICU nurses trained in home care.

Services include:

  • High-tech infusion therapies
  • Home health aides
  • Medical social services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech/language pathology
  • Skilled nursing by pediatric nurses and neonatal nurses

Hospice

The Hospice program provides palliative end of life care to adult and pediatric patients. The Hospice team works with the patients primary physician to coordinate care with a focus on comfort and quality of life.

Services include:

  • Bereavement services
  • Chaplain/spiritual care
  • Dietary consultation
  • Home health aides
  • Medical social services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Skilled nursing
  • Therapies
  • Volunteer services

Care is provided in the patient's home, with inpatient care for symptom control and pain management provided at Loyola University Hospital at Loyola University Medical Center. Respite care is provided at skilled nursing facilities/long term care facilities in the community.

Home Medical Equipment (HME)

The HME program provides equipment necessary to support care at home, including:

  • ADL aides
  • Assistive devices
  • C-PAP
  • Enteral nutrition
  • Hospital beds
  • Oxygen
  • Track supplies
  • Wheelchairs

Contacts Us

For referrals to the Home Care and Hospice program, please call (888) LUHS-888, extension 6-4983.

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