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Pediatric Private Duty Services

Private Duty Nursing consists of a nurse or nurses tending to the child or infant for an entire shift or shifts, usually 6-8 hours per day up to 24 hours per day.

Our company offers a total package of pediatric programs and services designed exclusively for infants, children and adolescents. We work with physicians, family members and the entire healthcare team to develop a comprehensive plan of care addressing the client's goals and expectations. We recognize each client and their family has different needs, and requires a unique approach.

Who can benefit from pediatric home health care? Infants and children with the following conditions:

  • Cardiac abnormalities
  • Apnea
  • Respiratory diagnoses
  • Prematurity
  • Neurological impairment
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Digestive disorders
  • Birth and congenital defects
  • Infections
  • Recuperating from surgery, burns or accidents
  • Terminal illness
  • American Home Health's personnel are thoroughly versed in administering the most sophisticated therapies in the home:
  • Ventilator Care
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • BiPAP or CPAP
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Ostomy Care
  • TPN – Total Parenteral Nutrition
  • Monitoring Devices
  • Tube Feedings

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

Pediatric Home Health Services

This includes registered nurses and therapists providing intermittent visits to instruct family members in the care of the child or infant. They will instruct the client or his family until they are competent with the care. Then on a regular basis they will continue to visit the client to assess progress, reinforce the doctors' plans and assist the client to meet their goals. The frequency of the visits and duration of how long the nurse or therapist continues to visit the client is specific to each case.

  • This type of care could include:
  • Pre or Post Surgical Care
  • Respiratory Diagnosis
  • Cardiac Diagnosis
  • Cancer
  • Transplant
  • Wounds
  • Rehabilitative Services
  • Chronic or Acute IV Therapy
  • Pain Management

Examples of Services:

  • Client and Family Education
  • Assessments
  • Lab Draws
  • Asthma Education
  • Diabetic Education
  • Wound Care
  • Tube Feedings
  • Enterostomal Care
  • Bowel Program
  • Respiratory Nursing Care
  • Infusion Therapy Services

Rehabilitation Services: Serving clients with acute and chronic disabling conditions such as those caused by neurologic, musculoskeletal, congenital and genetic disorders. Services include:

  • Physical Therapy – Home Exercise Program, Gait Training, Transfer Training, Home Safety Evaluation
  • Occupational Therapy – Adaptive Equipment for ADL's, Home Safety
  • Speech Therapy – Swallowing Exercises, Speech and Communication

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

Adult Supportive Services

Adult Supportive Services: Serving clients without the need for skilled care when the care of a paraprofessional could mean they can remain in their homes safely and cost effectively.

  • Nurse's Aide – for bathing, grooming, hygiene, transferring, toileting and other personal care needs
  • Companions Care – to help with light housekeeping, meal preparation, errands, transportation, grocery shopping and recreational activities
  • Dementia Care – to provide safety and personal care to clients with moderate to advanced levels of dementia
  • Respite Care for the Family – to provide rest for family caregivers during emergencies or for vacations

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

Adult Private Duty Services

American Home Health Corp. (AHHC) delivers specialized care for clients in a home setting. AHHC delivers care with quality, compassion, and reliability.

We employ hundreds of nursing professionals dedicated to caring for technology dependent clients. Our continuous comprehensive training utilizes state of the art education for our nursing and paraprofessional staff.

Our company offers a complete package of specialized programs and services designed exclusively for the adult population. Your home health care can consist of 24/7 hourly private duty care. We work with physicians, family members and the entire healthcare team; we develop a comprehensive plan of care addressing the client's goals and expectations. We recognize each client has different needs and will tailor the client's plan accordingly.

  • Services may include any of the following:
  • Ventilator Care
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • BiPAP or CPAP
  • Inhalation Therapy
  • Respiratory Treatments
  • Medication Administration
  • TPN
  • Pain Management
  • Antibiotic Treatment
  • Assessments
  • Wound Care
  • Lab Draws
  • Tube Feedings
  • Enterostomal Care
  • Anti-Coagulant Therapy
  • Bowel Program

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

Adult Home Health Services

Home Health is the service that provides intermittent visits to the client in his own home. Visits occur as a means to instruct, educate and train the client or his caregiver to maintain or gain optimal health, well-being and independence.

Nursing Services:
Most home health clients only require nursing for initial education, ongoing assessments, coordination and communication with physicians regarding progress or client needs. A few examples follow.

  • Client and Family Education
  • Assessments
  • Lab Draws
  • Anti-coagulant Therapy
  • Asthma Education
  • Diabetic Education
  • Wound Care
  • Tube Feedings
  • Enterostomal Care
  • Bowel Program
  • Pulmonary Support Services
  • Ventilator Care
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • BiPAP or CPAP
  • Inhalation Therapy
  • Infusion Therapy Services
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
  • Antibiotic Therapy
  • Fluid Therapy for Hydration
  • Chemotherapy
  • Pain Management
  • Inotropic Therapy
  • Specialty Medications (Enzyme replacement, immunotherapy, steroids, etc.)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

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

SEARCHING FOR A CURE

Michael J. Fox

Do you remember a television show called “Family Ties” starring Michael J. Fox as Alex P. Keaton? The show ran from 1982—1989 for a total of 176 episodes. During his seven years on “Family Ties,” he earned three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. Michael J. Fox also had the lead role of Mike Flaherty in the series “Spin City,” which ran from 1996-2001 for a total of 103 episodes. For a young actor, Fox was leading a charmed life.

What the world did not know is that Michael J. Fox, who was born in Canada in 1961, had been diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 29. He did not disclose his condition to the public for another seven years. Then, in January of 2000, he announced his retirement from “Spin City,” and he launched the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Since 2000, the Michael J. Fox Foundation has raised $750 million to fund Parkinson’s Disease Research. The money comes from individual contributions, galas, and activities of Team Fox. One headline read, “ ‘Funny Thing’ # Fox Gala raised $5.2 million and Brings Down the House with Music and Comedy.”

Ordinary individuals throughout the world have raised money for the foundation. Team Fox members have held pancake breakfasts, fashion shows, dance parties, comedy shows, the New York City Marathon, art auctions, and more. More than $70 million has been raised in this way.

It is estimated that 600,000 to one million people in the United States alone have Parkinson’s Disease. It is thought to be caused by genetic factors, environmental factors, and by head injury. The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure.

If a member of your family has Parkinson’s Disease and requires private duty nursing, call American Home Health at (630) 236-3501. The agency can provide round-the-clock nursing care by Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). Our service area covers fifteen counties in Northern Illinois including Cook, Lake, McHenry, Boone, Winnebago, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle, Grundy, Will, and Kankakee. American Home Health is licensed by the State of Illinois and accredited by the Joint Commission. For further information, go to www.ahhc-1.com.

—By Karen Centowski


To see a video Michael J. Fox Life—Love + Parkinson’s Interview 2012 [HD] 7 – You Tube, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZQhp3yEgYM.

WHAT IS A PRIVATE DUTY NURSE?

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John was an ironworker, one of those men and women who build bridges and skyscrapers. The job required agility, balance, courage, and dedication. Winter or Summer, the work continued. Then one day, high above the ground, John slipped and fell.

Aarav was four when tragedy struck. He wandered away and fell into a nearby pond. Aarav nearly drowned and suffered life-long injury.

Both John and Aarav now require round-the-clock nursing care. However, instead of remaining in a hospital, both are able to live at home with the services of private duty nurses.

A private duty nurse is a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who works one-on-one with individual clients. Care is provided in the home of the client rather than in a hospital setting. American Home Health nurses are offered cases within twenty miles of their homes. The nurses work eight-hour shifts. Round-the-clock nursing is available.

Many private duty nursing cases involve pediatric cases. The child may require Tracheostomy Care (Trach) or Gastrostomy Tube (G-tube) or Ventilator (Vent). Pediatric patients may have long term illnesses such as Cerebral Palsy (CP) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Adult cases often involve job-related injuries and illnesses covered by workman’s compensation. Some of these may be caused by accidents such as a fall from a ladder. Other conditions may be caused by overuse or misuse of the body over a long period of time. For example, repetitive stress may cause carpel tunnel syndrome or chronic back problems.

The services of a private duty nurse may be paid by private pay or private insurance. Other payors include managed care companies, Medicare, and Medicaid. Pediatric clients with long term illnesses may be on Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The State of Illinois Department of Specialized Care for Children also pays for services for eligible individuals.

To make arrangements for a private duty nurse, please call American Home Health at (630) 236-3501, or contact us at www.ahhc-1.com.

By Karen Centowski