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What is Home Health Care?


Residential Home Health

Home health care, also known as skilled care, is a range of health care services that can be provided in the comfort of home. Medicare states, “Home health care is less expensive, more convenient than and just as effective as care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.” Home health care is designed to help patients recover quickly and improve their quality of life and independence at home.

People often confuse home health care and private duty care. Learn more about the differences between home health care and private duty care.

Residential Home Health, formerly Edward Home Care, is a Medicare-certified home care agency trusted by physicians and relied upon by thousands of families throughout Illinois and Michigan. Residential Home Health provides a comprehensive suite of home care services including in-home nursing and therapy programs that prioritize one-on-one education for patients and caregivers.

Residential Home Health Named 2013 HomeCare Elite Top Agency

Residential Home Health, Illinois, has been designated as a HomeCare Elite Top Agency. This is the fifth time that a Residential agency has earned this coveted distinction. Now in its eighth year, HomeCare Elite recognizes the best performing Medicare-certified home health agencies (top 25%) in the United States. Quality of care, best practice implementation, quality consistency and improvement and patient experience are all factored into which agencies are selected.

Gain Independence at Home and Reduce Your Risk of Returning to the Hospital with Edward and Residential Home Health

A well-planned transition from Edward Hospital to your home is an integral part of reducing your risk of readmission. The Edward Hospital Case Management/Social Work team can assist you and your family to arrange for help at home after you've been treated at Edward Hospital for an illness or injury.

Edward maintains a Clinical Liaison Agreement with Residential Home Health Illinois. This agreement allows the Residential Home Health team to work closely with hospital discharge planners to provide a smooth transition from the hospital to home care services and to meet high quality clinical performance standards.

Edward Hospital is required by Medicare rules and regulations to provide patients who require post-hospital home health care with a list of all available Medicare-certified home health agencies. Included on the list is Residential Home Health Illinois, LLC, an agency in which Edward Hospital maintains an ownership interest.


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