Home Health Care Specialist

Advantage Healthcare Specialists

Internal Medicine & Geriatric Medicine located in Lake Zurich, IL & Buffalo Grove, IL

When you or a loved one needs home health care services, it’s important to choose a physician with a caring, compassionate nature. For many patients in Buffalo Grove, Lake Zurich, and Arlington Heights, Illinois, and their surrounding suburbs, the physicians of Advantage Healthcare Specialists are the providers of choice for these special medical appointments. Team members find home health care to be deeply gratifying and enjoy working with patients and families in the setting where they are most comfortable. If you’d like to learn more, call Advantage Healthcare Specialists or try the simple online scheduling tool to set up a visit.

Home Health Care Q & A

What is home health care?

Home health care is a type of medical care performed at your place of residence, outside of a traditional doctor’s office setting. These services can be provided in your home or in an assisted living facility.

There are numerous reasons you or a loved one might require home health care, including:

  • Illness or injury that makes it difficult to visit your doctor
  • Compromised immune system
  • Mental health challenges
  • Recovery after surgery

Some patients simply prefer to have their healthcare services provided in their homes.   

What are the biggest benefits of home health care?

Some people choose home health care due to transportation limitations. They may be at an elevated risk of becoming ill if they leave home, or they might have injuries that can worsen if they have to navigate travel by vehicle, transitioning from the vehicle to the office, and waiting for their appointment.

For others, home health care offers a more personalized interaction with their physician. Your provider at Advantage Healthcare Specialists takes the time to listen to their home health patients to fully understand their needs. They also spend considerable time educating both patients and their at-home health support team on the best way to preserve health and avoid complications.

Numerous studies support the notion that when people feel they’ve had sufficient face time with their doctors, they have better health outcomes. Your provider ensures that all patients have their questions answered and understand their directions before the appointment is over.

What type of health services can be performed in home health care?

The skilled providers at Advantage Healthcare Specialists are able to complete routine medical examinations in your home or assisted living facility. They can perform numerous screenings and gather blood and other samples to send to the lab for further testing.

Advancements in medical technology have broadened the range of medical services that can be provided outside a doctor’s office. Advantage Healthcare Specialists uses the latest technology to perform diagnostic, treatment, and medical record services.

If you have needs that exceed what can be addressed in a home health visit, your provider can help coordinate the next steps in your care. They can assist with finding a specialist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or other providers. They can also ensure you receive timely emergency care if the need should arise.

If you or a loved one is in need of home health care services, schedule an appointment to meet with an expert at Advantage Healthcare Specialists and discuss your specific set of needs. Booking a visit is as simple as calling the office or using the online scheduling function.