Simply Rehab Headquarters ● 3340 Dundee, Suite 2N3. ● Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Telephone: 847-562-0800 ● Toll Free: 877-562-3336 ● Facsimile: 847-562-0070
Simply Home Health ● 2908 N. Lincoln Avenue ● Chicago, Illinois 60657
Simply Home Health LLC is the newest of the 3 Simply Companies and we are located at 2908 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago (773-698-6908). This Joint Commission accredited home health agency partners with selected skilled nursing facilities to train their in-house therapists and nurses on home health procedures and documentation. Whenever possible, the same therapist who treated a patient in the partner skilled nursing facility also sees the patient in the subsequent home health episode. This Continuity of Care is a win-win for patients and family members because they keep the same relationship they had in the SNF, which eliminates the learning curve always associated with the hand-off from skilled nursing to home health.
The SimplyFit-Otago© Balance Retraining Falls Prevention Program
Simply Home Health is the first US Healthcare provider to implement a fully tested supervised group version of Otago Medical School Falls Prevention Program. This New Zealand tested program was endorsed by the CDC in 2008 as one of only six geriatric falls prevention programs with enough evidence to prove it was effective in reducing falls. In a 12-month test at a supportive living facility in Bolingbrook, a 23 person test group reported 75% fewer fall related hospital visits than a randomly chosen 24 person control group. The agency provides staff to implement this program at no charge to most independent and assisted living facilities with a commitment to be in the building one hour a day, 3 days a week for a full year. The agency offers free consulting to partner skilled nursing facilities in which CNA’s are trained on a 6-day a week restorative version of the program. We enhanced the basic Otago program with monthly performance measurement tests that take the guess work out of when to increase the difficulty of the exercise. The results of these tests are entered into a computer and a report is generated that tells the exercise technician if it is time to safely add additional ankle weights and/or routines.
Training and Technology
Our agency is 100% electronic and we use the Kinnser on-line treatment and documentation system, which minimizes lost or late paperwork and enables digital signatures by physicians and on-line case management.