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Follow-up Care

Home care rehabilitation services

If you are homebound after surgery, injury or illness, your physician may order home health care services for you—including physical rehabilitation if necessary.

Northwest Community Hospital's specialty teams of home health care professionals can provide in-home orthopedic, neurological and stroke rehabilitation services to help patients reach their maximum level of rehabilitation and prior level of function.

  • Physical therapists provide functional assessments, including patient strength, range of motion, ambulation and ability to carry out activities of daily living. After the assessment, therapists consult with the physician to develop a physical therapy treatment plan.
  • Occupational therapists assess each patient and develop individualized occupational therapy exercise programs specific to patients with limitations in their upper extremities. Occupational therapists also make recommendations for equipment for patients with low vision, cognitive impairment and disabilities after illness or surgery.
  • Speech therapists evaluate patients for articulation of speech, including expressive and receptive language, cognition, memory, voice, reading and writing ability, communication techniques and swallowing ability.

NCH has been a leader in providing outstanding home health care services since 1969. We provide one-on-one home care with 24-hour patient access to registered nurses and regular physician updates. This often allows patients to not only leave the hospital sooner, but to get better faster and go on to lead more independent and healthier lives.

For more information, visit the Home Care section of this site, or call 847.618.7800. Most patients are referred through their physicians; however, you may request services directly if you have difficulty leaving your home and require intermittent and skilled healthcare.

High-risk neonatal developmental follow-up clinic

  • Our follow-up clinic focuses on the developmental progress and care of babies who’ve been in our NICU and have had a difficult start because of premature birth or other physical challenges.
  • Clinic hours are on Thursdays at the Hospital. Please call 847.618.7761 for the current schedule. We assess babies for progress in growth and development and, if needed, refer families for additional therapies
  • Progress reports are sent to your child's pediatrician
  • Staffed by licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists
  • Staff headed by Dr. Joel Fisher, director of neonatology at NCH and an associate professor at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago/Northwestern University
  • Download a brochure
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Last Updated 04/10/2009