LifeCare Home Health &
Partners in business. Partners in life.
Walter and Jane started their personal and professional journey when they
met in Chicago after emigrating from different parts of Ukraine at a young
age in 1989. “When we were moving here with our large families,
parents, grandparents, and siblings, we were hoping to find a new home.
Chicago became a new home for all of us,” says Jane. Since that
time, Jane and Walter have obtained their education in Chicago, built
their own family, and raised two kids. Jane and Walter have lived in Chicago
for large portions of their lives and have tightly integrated with Chicago
culture and community. As a result, they have become well aware of the
needs in their communities.
Both seasoned professionals in the diagnostics, pharmaceutical, and healthcare
arena, Walter and Jane have vast experience and expertise in developing
strategic, creative, and workable solutions for companies, improving process
inefficiencies, and working with complexities of the regulatory requirements,
all while uncovering the intricacies of the healthcare policy and reimbursement
maze. Having dealt with healthcare regulations for existing health options
available for people in their homes, they realized that there was a gap
in care. There were a myriad of companies offering one or another type
of services, but no one really offered a one-stop solution. Nobody was
able to guide individuals through the difficult options for care and reimbursement.
With individuals’ best interests in mind, an idea to build a company
that bridges the gap appeared. Walter and Jane’s vision was to develop
a local company that caters to the needs of the patients and clients in
their community by offering custom care solutions that help individuals
who required medical needs or simple assistance at home, who had private
insurances, or who relied on the government funded programs. There is
no standard approach to client care in this day and age. Each client's
situation must be evaluated for the needs and payer sources they have
at their disposal, and a custom care plan should be developed.
Many companies get their name recognition through franchise branding. Jane
and Walter never considered this as an option. “The main problem
with franchises,” says Jane, “is that they have to follow
strict processes set up by the corporate division and lack flexibility
to adapt to rapid changes in the healthcare environment. New policies,
new reimbursement options, new technological products. Being independent
and following only regulations of the state of Illinois, allows us swiftly
recognize new needs and implement them fast. This also gives our clients
flexible options for a wide spectrum of services that many franchisees
do not offer.”
LifeCare Home Health & In-Home Services was founded in 2006. Our company
is unique in a sense that it offers an array of medical and non-medical
services, and holds necessary licensing from the regulatory bodies to
ensure compliance and maximize available reimbursement. As an example,
a typical client who qualifies for medical home health services would
be able to receive the services of the nurse, physical or occupational
therapist, and home health aide that are covered by Medicare or private
insurers. There is an option to supplement the services with a caregiver
for non-medical assistance at home with activities of daily living. Once
the medical home health coverage discontinues, some patients choose to
continue one or another medical service on a private basis. The entire
care team – comprised of medical and non-medical personnel –
is coordinated by one care manager who ensures that there are no gaps
in services and that all client needs are being met.
“The important factor for our clients,” says Walter, “is
that we are local and accessible. Our company is large enough to negotiate
contracts with insurance providers, but small enough to have a personal
touch when caring for our clients.”
Let our family take care of yours!
Contact LifeCare Home Health & In-Home Services today.