Home Care


Proctor Hospital

Proctor Home Care is dedicated to providing cost-effective, physician-supported health care in the safe, comfortable environment of the home. Home Care Services designs each care program to meet the needs of patients and their families.

Origins

Proctor Home Care traces its roots to 1903 when a group of women called the Public Health Nursing Association raised money and hired a nurse to go door-to-door to care for the ill and to teach prevention and health care methods.

The PHNA became the Visiting Nurse Association in 1940 and continued under that name until 1990 when it entered a partnership with Proctor Hospital. In 1997, the VNA merged with Proctor, and Proctor Home Care was born.

Services

  • On-call registered nurse (designed for weekends/after-hours needs
  • Physical assessments
  • Vital signs
  • Medication review
  • Teaching
  • Pain management
  • Wound, ostomy and catheter care
  • Diabetic teaching and monitoring
  • Rehabilitation services

Please call Proctor Home Care at 309/691-1075 for more information. Office hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Visiting Nurse Association Programs

The VNA provides care for patients with limited financial resources.

LIFELINE

Highly trained professionals monitor the LIFELINE personal response system 24 hours a day. LIFELINE stands by and assures families that the patient will receive needed care in the event of an emergency. For more information about LIFELINE, please call 309/691-1042.

Financing

Proctor Home Care will bill Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Administration, private insurance companies and self-pay plans. Self-pay patients can have their fees adjusted based on their ability to pay. This service is made possible through the financial support of the Heart of Illinois United Way and individual, tax-deductible contributions to our memorial funds.