Center Home is your source for rehab and skilled nursing care following a hospital stay. At critical life moments, our quality measures result in the reduction and prevention of re‑hospitalization—so you can return home sooner.
Center Home para las Personas Hispanas de la Tercera Edad se eorgullece en ofrecer atención individual de la más alta calidad a cada residente. Tenemos unsolo objetivo en mente: ayudarle a recuperar el máximo potencial de salud y funcionamiento. Nuestro personal es completamente bilingü y bicultural en todos los niveles. De hecho, contamos con una creciente reputación internacional en paises y regions como México, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Cuba, América Central y Améra del Sur. Muchas familias de estos lugares están trayendo a sus familares a Chicago, especificamente para recibir tratamiento en Center Home.
All Under One Roof
Care starts with a comprehensive assessment of a patient’s condition prior to discharge from the hospital. Each new resident at Center Home is assigned a care team who creates a tailored plan of care; monitors and updates progress communicate with both a resident’s physician and family and sets a discharge date and plan.
Our medical director leads multi-disciplinary teams of healthcare professionals — all highly trained in specialized, dedicated roles. Our goal is to reduce the instance of re-hospitalization and return a resident to their optimum level of health, physical function, and independence.
As your discharge date approaches we may coordinate additional outside services to ease the transition back home and to ensure continuity of care.
Our dedicated teams of skilled nursing professionals are available around the clock to provide comprehensive, compassionate assistance to each and every resident. Each team is lead by a unit director and made up of registered and licensed practical nurses, wound care and restorative nurses, and certified nursing assistants.
Skilled nursing services include:
• IV therapy
• Tube feeding
• Wound care
Skilled nursing care is provided when a resident with complex medical issues requires 24-hour nursing care assistance under the direction of an attending physician and consultant. Nurse practitioners manage and monitor difficult cases. This is all part of our commitment to excellence in care, and to fulfilling our goal of helping our residents recover and return home as soon as possible.
For residents in need of short-term nursing following a hospital stay, care is available around the clock until the resident's condition stabilizes and returns to their previous level of optimum function. A short-term stay varies in length depending on the goals of an individual's care plan.
For residents with us for a long-term stay, nursing care is usually needed for assistance and supervision. The focus is on assisting a resident who is not fully independent and may require help with activities of daily living or monitoring of behavior to ensure safety.
We offer a full range of specialized therapy and rehabilitation services for individuals who require care in an inpatient setting. Advanced therapeutic services address a wide range of orthopedic, neurological and other disabilities, diseases and conditions, including:
• Hip and knee injury for conditions such as a fracture or surgical recovery
• Cardiac conditions such as chronic heart failure and coronary artery disease
• Neuromuscular diseases
Our multi-disciplinary team includes a physiatrist, attending physician, restorative nurse, and therapists. Our highly skilled therapy team is available 7-days-a-week in our specialized therapy gym. We utilize innovative therapy approaches with proven results. An individualized plan of care is created and monitored throughout the therapy regimen with the goal of returning to an optimal level of physical function and mobility.
A note about Short-term Rehab Stays
For residents who will only join us for a short stay to recuperate following hospitalization, we offer our renovated transitional care area with a specialized focus on decreasing 30-day re-admissions to neighboring hospitals. Read more about our accommodations here.
Physical Therapy – concentrates on improving physical impairment, aids in pain management and helps to prevent future injury. Among its many benefits, it increases strength, mobility, motor control, coordination, balance, range of motion, endurance and ability to walk.
Occupational Therapy – focuses on impairments that limit functional abilities and independence to perform activities of daily living. Our team helps residents to master tasks and adapt to social and physical environments. These include the abilities to eat, bathe, groom, dress, cook, etc. Safety and future injury prevention are also addressed. We assess and make recommendations and modification suggestions for a resident’s home.
Speech Therapy – concentrates on improving communication skills and safe swallowing. Therapy includes treatment for language and vocal expression difficulties, voice control and comprehension improvement. Processing, expression, and memory can also be improved through therapy.
For those who provide caregiving to a loved one at home, respite care provides temporary relief. Whether for a few days or a few weeks, our staff will provide the very best care during this time, allowing the caregiver a worry free retreat to rest and renew their own wellbeing.
Respite services include skilled nursing care, rehab, assistance with medications and daily tasks, and social activities as the resident desires. Caregivers can enjoy peace of mind and a well-deserved break knowing their loved one is safe, comfortable and in good hands with our around-the-clock staff. We strive to provide the same continuity and quality of care that your loved one receives at home.
Hospice & Palliative Care
Hospice is a philosophy of care that promotes comfort, peace, and dignity for residents nearing the end of life. Care is focused on pain management, symptom relief, and emotional support. Proactively addressing these areas allows for better enjoyment of remaining time with friends and family.
Skilled nursing care is available around the clock and is complemented by our partnership with outside hospice agencies. Hospice personnel provides expertise in managing aspects of suffering — on the physical, emotional, spiritual and social levels. They provide education, support, and counseling to residents and their families and caregivers. Chaplains, specialized therapists, and bereavement counselors are also part of the hospice team.
Palliative care, while often part of a hospice plan, is not only for end-of-life care. It may be used to identify and relieve pain and other symptoms of serious illness or condition. It encompasses physical and psychological support for the resident, families, and caregivers. The goal is to improve the quality of life at any stage of illness.