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Pediatric Infusion Nursing Services

We believe that children should receive as much of their healthcare as possible in their homes. We have designed a comprehensive range of services tailored especially for children. We work with you to keep children out of the hospital while providing the clinical expertise children need to get well.

Here are some of the features of American Home Health Infusion Nursing:

  • Continuity of care. Each client is assigned a nurse to provide all of the client's care. This ensures the nurse's familiarity with the client's condition and care and forms a bond of trust with the client.
  • One Point of Contact for referral, labs, updates, status changes. We make it is easy to find the answers.
  • Pediatric experienced infusion nurses
  • We also provide other disciplines: Therapist, Home Health Aides, Private Duty Nursing
  • Specialize in patient education
  • Highly skilled, able to provide care for a variety of infusion devices (central lines, epidural lines or perform peripheral IV starts)
  • Comprehensive assessment of all patients during each phase of treatment
  • Blood draws, monitoring of lab results, reporting of lab results to the infusion team (MD, RPh, Payor, Case Manager, Nurse)
  • “On Call” RN for client support and after-hours visits
  • Clinical updates provided to physicians and case managers on a regular basis
  • Work with most payor sources
  • Joint Commission Accredited, State Licensed, DSCC approved

For more information, please contact American Home Health. Our phone number is 630-236-3501.

Adult Infusion Nursing Services

Our trained team of dedicated professionals consists of highly qualified individuals to ensure you are receiving the most comprehensive care available in the privacy of your own home. AHHC delivers care with quality, compassion, and reliability.

Here are some of the features of American Home Health Infusion Nursing:

  • Continuity of care. Each client is assigned a nurse to provide all of the client’s care. This ensures the nurse’s familiarity with the client’s condition and care and forms a bond of trust with the client.
  • One Point of Contact for referral, labs, updates, status changes. We make it easy to find the answers.
  • Experienced nurses providing pediatric, transplant, cardiac and specialty care
  • Ability to provide nursing for any type of infusion approved for home health administration
  • We also provide other disciplines: Therapist, Home Health Aides, Private Duty Nursing
  • Specialize in patient education
  • Highly skilled, able to provide care for a variety of infusion devices (central lines, epidural lines or perform peripheral IV starts)
  • Comprehensive assessment of all patients during each phase of treatment
  • Blood draws, monitoring of lab results, reporting of lab results to the infusion team
  • “On Call” RN for client support and after-hours visits
  • Clinical updates provided to physicians and case managers on a regular basis
  • Work with most payor sources
  • Medicare Certified, Joint Commission Accredited, State Licensed

For more information, please contact American Home Health. Our phone number is 630-236-3501.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

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If you’ve lived in the same house twenty or thirty or forty years, you probably have a bunch of junk in your basement.  Once upon a time, each item had a purpose.  Now some of it is household hazardous waste.

What exactly is considered household hazardous waste?   Half-empty gallon cans of oil based paint.  Part of a quart of oil based stain.  A half-empty bottle of pesticide you used for a crabapple tree.  Burned out fluorescent bulbs.  An old thermometer.  An almost empty aerosol can of Endust.

Sometimes it is hard to do the right thing.  Remember the times your son changed the oil in his car?  What did you do with the used oil?  You couldn’t pour it down the drain.  You weren’t allowed to pour it down the storm sewer.  You weren’t supposed to put it into the garbage.  So you had him put the dirty oil back into the empty bottles.  You now have a case of used motor oil.  What should you do with that?

A person is tempted to call one of those “Just Point” disposal companies.  You know the kind.  The customer points at an object he no longer wants, and (for a fee) the object disappears.  It is so tempting to make a big pile of unwanted hazardous waste and “Just Point” at it.

Here’s a better and cheaper alternative.  Take the stuff to one of four Illinois-EPA long-term household hazardous waste collection sites in Naperville, Chicago, Rockford, or Lake County.  The Illinois EPA also coordinates one-day household hazardous waste collections each year in the spring and fall.  For information, call (217) 524-3300.

Below is a list of items accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Naperville:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Automotive fluids (including oil, gasoline, and anti-freeze)
  • Asbestos materials (in a size that will fit in a 55-gallon drum and not in excess of 50 pounds)
  • Batteries (including automotive, marine, and sump pump)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fluorescent bulbs, CFLs (sealed, unbroken only)
  • Household cleaners, drain openers, and pool chemicals
  • Mercury
  • Paints and stains (oil based only)
  • Peanut oil
  • Poison, pesticides, and fertilizers
  • Non-controlled prescription and over-the-counter medications)
  • Propane tanks (20 pounds)
  • Solvents and strippers
  • Thermostats
  • Unknown hazardous substances

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED

  • Ammunition
  • Compressed gas (other than propane)
  • Empty spray cans and containers
  • Explosives
  • Helium tanks
  • Latex paint (see below)
  • Paper, glass, metal, wood, and Styrofoam
  • Radioactive materials
  • Sharps (needles or lancets)
  • Smoke detectors
  • Tires, trash, and non-hazardous materials
  • Unopened, useable consumer products

LATEX PAINT AND STAIN DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING

Latex paint is not a hazardous material. To discard leftover latex paint in the trash, it must first be hardened.  Leave the lid off, or, to expedite the process, add an absorbent such as cat litter, oil dry, or sawdust.  Once the liquid paint is absorbed, place the can in the garbage with the lid off, so the driver can tell the paint is dry.

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Naperville is open to all residents of Illinois.  For additional information about hours of operation and drop-off procedures, go to “Household Hazardous Waste Facility” on the Naperville Web site.

—By Karen Centowski