Home Health Care in Tinley Park, IL and Munster IN
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Home Health Care Services in Lake and Porter County IN

Advanced Home Health Care, Inc. is a licensed Home Health Agency dedicated to providing quality medical and personal care to patients in the comfort of their own homes. We serve as a trusted resource for Physicians, Hospitals, Care Facilities, Patients, and their Caregivers for comprehensive and effective Home Care Services. We are licensed to provide home health care in the counties of Lake, Porter, and Newton.


Advanced Home Health Care delivers care right to your home.


Advanced Home Health Care takes a multi-disciplinary, team approach to your home health care. Our professionals include:

Home Health Care Services Skilled Nurses Home Health Care Services Physical Therapists
Home Health Care Services Occupational Therapists Home Health Care Services Speech Therapists
Home Health Care Services Home Health Aides Home Health Care Services Medical Social Workers

Advanced Home Health Care
Services include:

Home Health Care Services Post-Hospital Recovery Assistance
Home Health Care Services Wound Care
Home Health Care Services Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Home Health Care Services Home Infusion Therapy
Home Health Care Services Disease Management Teach, Care, and Rehab Programs
  • Diabetes
  • CHF / Heart Failure
  • Parkinson's
  • COPD / CAO / Lung
Home Health Care Services Medication Management
Home Health Care Services Therapeutic Diet Teaching
Home Health Care Services Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Home Health Care Services

Personal Care (as an adjunct to a skilled care plan)

Home Health Care Services Fall Injury Prevention Programs
Home Health Care Services

Stroke Rehabilitation

Home Health Care Services Bowel / Bladder Programs
Home Health Care Services Training after a newly acquired disability

Commited to quality home health care

We work closely with Physicians and Nursing Facilities after the patient is discharged for Home Care. Our highly competent team includes a spectrum of healthcare personnel: Registered Nurses, Therapists, Clinical Social Workers and Home Health Aides. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to accept referrals and to service patients when needed. We have experienced and trained Registered Nurses who take referrals.



Advanced Home Health Care accepts

Humana Medicare
Aetna Medicare
Workmens Compensation



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We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to accommodate our patient's needs.


If you or someone you care about could benefit from nursing or therapy at home, please contact us now.


Home Health Care ServicesSkilled Nursing care is health care given when a person needs skilled nursing staff (registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN)) to manage, observe, and evaluate care.  Skilled nursing care requires the involvement of skilled nursing staff in order to be given safely and effectively.  Care that can be given by non-professional staff is not considered skilled nursing care.  The goal of skilled nursing care is to help improve the patient's condition or to maintain the patient's condition and prevent it from getting worse.

Custodial care is care that helps persons with usual daily activities like walking, eating, or bathing.  It may also include care that most people do themselves, like using eye drops, oxygen, and taking care of colostomy or bladder catheters.

Subject to applicable benefit plan terms and limitations, many insurance providers consider skilled home health nursing services medically necessary when all of the following criteria
are met:

  1. The member is homebound because of illness or injury (i.e., the member leaves home only with considerable and taxing effort and absences from home are infrequent, or of short duration, or to receive medical care); and
  2. The nursing services provided are not primarily for the comfort or convenience of the member or custodial in nature; and
  3. The services are ordered by a physician and are directly related to an active treatment plan of care established by the physician; and
  4. The services are provided in lieu of a continued hospitalization, confinement in a skilled nursing facility (SNF), or receiving outpatient services outside of the home; and
  5. The skilled nursing care is appropriate for the active treatment of a condition, illness, disease, or injury to avoid placing the member at risk for serious medical complications; and
  6. The skilled nursing care is intermittent or hourly in nature; and

The treatment provided is appropriate for the member's condition including the amount of time spent providing the service as well as the frequency and duration of the services.

Home Health Care ServicesOccupational Therapy is a health care service that involves the use of purposeful activities to help people regain performance skills lost through injury or illness.  Individual programs are designed to improve quality of life by recovering competence, maximizing independence, and prevent injury or disability as much as possible, so that a person can cope with work, home, and social life.

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association (2002), occupational therapists work with adults and children across the lifespan who may suffer from physical, developmental or psychological impairments.

Occupational therapy services emphasize useful and purposeful activities to improve neuromusculoskeletal function and to provide training in activities of daily living (ADL), including bathing, dressing, feeding, and other self-care activities.  Other occupational therapy services include the design, fabrication and use of orthoses, and guidance in the selection and use of adaptive equipment.

Occupational therapy is considered medically necessary only when provided to achieve a specific diagnosis-related goal as documented in the plan of care.  Occupational therapy should: (i) meet the functional needs of a patient who suffers from physical disability; (ii) achieve a specific diagnosis-related goal for a patient who has a reasonable expectation of achieving measurable improvement in a reasonable and predictable period of time; (iii) be specific, effective and reasonable treatment for the patient's diagnosis and physical condition; and (iv) be delivered by a qualified provider of occupational therapy services (i.e., one who is licensed, where required, and is performing within the scope of license).


Home Health Care ServicesHome Health Aide is a provider who assists a member with non-skilled care to meet activities of daily living, thereby maintaining the individual in his or her home environment.  The services of a home health aide are rendered in conjunction with intermittent skilled home health care services provided by a registered or licensed practical nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or speech therapist.


Home Health Care ServicesPhysical Therapy treatment consists of a prescribed program to relieve symptoms, improve function and prevent further disability for individuals disabled by chronic or acute disease or injury.  Treatment may include various forms of heat and cold, electrical stimulation, therapeutic exercises, ambulation training and training in functional activities.

Medically necessary physical therapy services must be restorative or for the purpose of designing and teaching a maintenance program for the patient to carry out at home. The services must also relate to a written treatment plan and be of a level of complexity that requires the judgment, knowledge and skills of a physical therapist (or a medical doctor/doctor of osteopathy) to perform and/or supervise the services.  The amount, frequency and duration of the physical therapy services must be reasonable; the services must be considered appropriate and needed for the treatment of the disabling condition and must not be palliative in nature.

Home Health Care ServicesSpeech Therapy is subject to any benefit limitations and exclusions applicable to speech therapy.   Many insurance providers consider voice therapy medically necessary to restore the ability of the member to produce speech sounds from the larynx for any of the following indications:

  1. Following surgery or traumatic injury to the vocal cords; or
  2. Following treatment for laryngeal (glottic) carcinoma; or
  3. Paradoxical vocal cord motion; or
  4. Spastic (spasmodic) dysphonia; or
  5. Vocal cord nodules; or
  6. Vocal cord paralysis.

Vocal cord paralysis is a voice disorder that occurs when one or both of the vocal cords (or vocal folds) do not open or close properly (NIDCD, 1999).  Vocal cord paralysis is a common disorder, and symptoms can range from mild to life threatening.  Someone who has vocal cord paralysis often has difficulty swallowing and coughing because food or liquids slip into the trachea and lungs.  This happens because the paralyzed cord or cords remain open, leaving the airway passage and the lungs unprotected.

Vocal cord paralysis may be caused by head trauma, a neurological insult such as a stroke, a neck injury, lung or thyroid cancer, a tumor pressing on a nerve, or a viral infection (NIDCD, 1999).  In older people, vocal cord paralysis is a common problem affecting voice production.  People with certain neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease, or people who have had a stroke may experience vocal cord paralysis.
The above policy is based on the following reference:

  1. National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Vocal cord paralysis. NIDCD Health Information. Bethesda, MD: NIDCD; June 1999. Available at: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/vocalparal.asp. Accessed July 26, 2002.

Home Health Care ServicesMedical Social Work is a sub-discipline of social work, also known as hospital social work. Medical social workers typically work in a hospital, skilled nursing facility or hospice, have a graduate degree in the field, and work with patients and their families in need of psychosocial help. Medical social workers assess the psychosocial functioning of patients and families and intervene as necessary. Interventions may include connecting patients and families to necessary resources and supports in the community including arranging for psychotherapy, supportive counseling, or grief counseling; or helping a patient to expand and strengthen their network of social supports.

Medical social workers typically work on an interdisciplinary team with professionals of other disciplines (such as medicine, nursing, physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapy, etc.)

Home Helath Care in Tinley Park, IL and Whiting, IN

Advanced Home Health Care, Incorporated
Licensed to provide home health care in the counties of Lake, Porter, and Newton.

2834 B 45th Street
Highland, IN 46433
Phone: (219) 922-6700
Fax: (219) 924-3005