When it comes to choosing a nursing home or long term care for your loved one, the factors that matter most – quality of care and quality of life – are the same things that have helped make The Heights Healthcare and Rehab one of Chicago’s most respected long term care facilities.
Our compassionate care, comprehensive services and uplifting environment are widely recognized as among the finest in the area. In addition to round-the-clock skilled nursing and personal assistance, residents enjoy stimulating social, educational and recreational activities, restaurant-style dining, comfortable accommodations, and full amenities, all in a comfortable home-like setting.
The Heights residents also benefit from our unique daily “scripted rounds” facilitated by our trained staff. Physicians visit each resident to assess his or her condition, chart progress in recovery, deal with on-going or co-existing health issues, or take preventive steps where potential problems are identified.
For patients recovering from cancer, The Heights provides personalized, integrated rehabilitation and support services. These may include physical and occupational therapy, therapeutic exercise, nutritional management, psychosocial counseling, stress and pain management, wound care, and lymphedema treatment. Services are tailored to each resident’s specific condition and approved as a part of a comprehensive plan of care with the resident’s oncologist.
For those recovering from heart disease and/or cardiac-related surgery, our cardiac rehabilitation program can help them achieve optimum recovery and health. Goals include limiting the physical effects of cardiac illness and improving overall cardiovascular fitness. Our individualized programs are designed, supervised and executed by a team of specialists that may include physicians, nurses, therapists, and even nutritional and mental health professionals.
At The Heights our mission is always to treat the whole person to the best of our ability. That means meeting not just the day-to-day physical requirements of our residents, but their emotional and psychological needs as well. Consequently, patient, resident and family counseling support plays an increasingly important role in our facility.
Stress, depression and other psychological problems stemming from medical conditions, loss and other age-related issues, can often be reduced or even eliminated through a combination of interpersonal psychotherapy, problem-solving and cognitive-behavioral therapies. A robust schedule of activities specifically designed to encourage socialization, engage and involve further enhances the quality of life for our residents.
For those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, The Heights offers a warm, nurturing environment, state-of-the-art safety and security features that address our residents’ special needs. A structured schedule of innovative programming provides a sense of purpose and meaning, as well as daily opportunities for success and reinforcement of self-worth.
Our specialized services include:
For residents and patients with diabetes, The Heights provides comprehensive services, treatment and support. In addition to specialized treatments, comprehensive diabetes education is provided to encourage the individual and his or her family members to take an active role in the management of the disease.
When the road to recovery calls for intravenous care, the experienced staff at The Heights can ensure it’s done correctly and with compassion. From maintaining the right fluid balance, to monitoring drug effectiveness, to treating infection and relieving pain, our highly trained IV therapists and dedicated nurses work closely with our patient’s personal physicians to maximize comfort and speed recovery.
For persons affected by neuromuscular disorders, including Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Parkinson’s Disease, The Heights provides comprehensive care designed to restore maximum functional performance and overall well-being. Individualized care plans address each patient’s physical, cognitive, emotional and vocational needs and deliver a range of specialized treatments and services, including:
For residents and patients with nutritional disorders, as well as those with weight management issues, The Heights offers a comprehensive nutritional management program.
Individualized plans are developed for both risk reduction and/or management of the medical conditions impacted by an individual’s nutritional status, including diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, hypertensive disorders, lipid disorders, and gastrointestinal dysfunction.
When focused on the management of obesity, services include nutritionist-designed meal planning, exercise, nutritional education, counseling and behavioral support needed to accomplish long-term weight management goals.
Residents and patients coping with a wide range of conditions and disorders may benefit from The Heights’s pain management program. Our specialists utilize the latest equipment and innovative procedures to diagnose and treat pain according to individualized needs.
Our program includes treatment for:
In-house treatment and pain management techniques include ultrasound, electrical stimulation, whirlpool, cold and heat therapy, as well as physical therapy and psychological support.
Unlike many area facilities, at The Heights we offer physical, occupational and speech therapy up to seven days a week, for up to three hours a day, as ordered by the resident’s physician. As part of an integrated treatment program, these advanced therapeutic services address a wide range of orthopedic, neurological and other disabilities, diseases and conditions, including:
For patients coping with the often devastating effects of lung disease and other chronic respiratory problems, our comprehensive respiratory therapy program provides hope and help. In addition to individualized physical and occupational therapies, treatments may include oxygen therapy, dietary counseling, education in specific disease management/self care issues, and breathing control techniques designed to reduce stress and apprehension.
For those patients who are no longer in an acute or short-term rehabilitation program, restorative nursing can help close the gap between rehab and home. Directed and implemented by a registered nurse and specialized aides, restorative nursing focuses on the therapeutic use of simulated life activities to help restore daily living skills.
The goal of our specialized stroke program is to restore residents to their highest level of function, help compensate for decreased capabilities, regain greater mastery over tasks of daily living, and achieve an improved quality of life.
Our highly personalized, integrated programs incorporate, physical, cognitive and psychological components, including:
We offer tracheostomy care to residents and patients with severe lung disorders, neurological problems or infections, who are dependent on a surgically inserted tube (trach) for breathing. In addition to continuous nursing, we perform daily trach maintenance and comprehensive respiratory services in order to minimize complications, maintain stability, and return the individual to his or her highest level of function or independence.
For residents and patients with hard to heal wounds, our comprehensive wound care program includes a broad range of leading edge therapies and treatments, including:
Our full-time staff includes a physician wound care specialist and trained wound care nurses who play an active role in assessing, diagnosing, and overseeing all wound care procedures and protocols. To prevent recurrence, our unique whole person approach to care also stresses wound prevention and self-management.
The program is designed to treat a wide range of problems, including:
Other complex wounds resulting from conditions that compromise circulation, such as: diabetes, traumatic injury, surgical breakdown, congestive heart failure, vascular disease, incontinence, obesity, renal failure, lymphedema and others.