What Is Home Health & Hospice Patient Referral?

Home Health and Hospice Patient Referral in the Western Suburbs

What Is Home Health & Hospice Patient Referral?

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If your patients are recovering from surgery or illness or facing a life limiting illness, you know that advanced, compassionate home care and hospice services can speed recovery and enhance quality of life. Northwestern Medicine Home Health & Hospice skilled nurses and other staff members provide a range of services—from skilled nursing to therapy—individualized to meet your unique needs.

Quality of care

Since 1958, physicians throughout the region have looked to Northwestern Medicine Home Health & Hospice (formerly CNS Home Health & Hospice) for a continuum of care that is essential to successful patient outcomes. One of the Chicagoland area's most experienced home health providers, Northwestern Medicine Home Health & Hospice serves as a trusted link between hospital and home, and a valuable care resource.

Physicians can refer patients to Northwestern Medicine Home Health & Hospice, taking comfort in knowing their treatment plans are implemented exactly as prescribed. In addition, knowledgeable nurses and employees—not hourly contractors—administer care. A skilled, talented staff is one of the key reasons why Northwestern Medicine Home Health & Hospice has such a high level of patient satisfaction and low rate of re-hospitalization.

Scope of services

Whether patients need skilled care to recover from a heart condition or therapy to rehabilitate from joint replacement surgery, the experienced Northwestern Medicine Home Health & Hospice team follows a physician's clinical standards and protocols of care. Our home health and hospice care includes:

Home health

  • Skilled nursing
  • Therapy services
  • Home health aides
  • Medical social services
  • Experience with complex needs of individuals, including:
    • Cancer care
    • Cardiac care
    • Dementia care
    • Infusion therapy and pharmacy
    • Joint replacement program
    • Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation
    • Wound care
    • Telehealth home monitoring

Hospice care

When patients are struggling with a severe illness, Northwestern Medicine Home Health & Hospice offers compassionate hospice care to help them find meaning in every moment. Services include:

  • Hospice care by experienced, interdisciplinary hospice team members, focusing on quality of life
  • Bereavement support for family and loved ones 13 months following the death of their loved one

Referral process

With coverage throughout seven counties (DeKalb, McHenry, Kane, Kendall, DuPage, Will and Cook), Northwestern Medicine Home Health & Hospice services are available wherever patients live including home, nursing home or in an inpatient facility. You can contact Northwestern Medicine 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In many cases, Northwestern Medicine Home Health & Hospice nurses and therapists are available to see patients on the very same day of a physician referral.

Northwestern Medicine Home Health & Hospice accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans.

Contact us

For Northwestern Medicine Home Health & Hospice physician referrals:

Call: 630.665.7006, TTY for hearing impaired: 630.933.4833