COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES
- Medical Equipment Lending Closet -- Medical equipment is located at the Human Services Department and is loaned to residents at no charge. Equipment includes walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, commodes, etc.
- Physician Advocacy -- Sometimes, due to the stress of being in the doctor’s office or hearing about a new diagnosis, it is difficult for patients to ask questions or to fully understand what their physician is saying. The nurse is available to discuss a full range of medical issues with Mount Prospect resident and their physicians.
HEALTH SCREENINGS -- IN THE OFFICE
• Screening Clinic -- Our nurse sees patients for free blood pressure checks, $1 diabetic screening and $4 total cholesterol blood test every Monday morning between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon at Village Hall; the second Tuesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the fourth Thursday from 3:30p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Community Connections Center. No appointments are necessary.
• Cholesterol / Lipid Testing – Fasting Lipid Profile testing is performed on the second Thursday of every month for a $20 fee. The machine we use is the latest model that offers very accurate readings of the total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides and VLDL. Fasting blood sugar testing is also included free of charge.
• Health Education Classes and Seminars -- The nurse develops classes and seminars, or brings in experts on a wide range of topics of general interest quarterly. Past topics have included Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Healthy Heart, Planning for Care, Memory Loss, etc.
• RN Office Visit -- Appointments can be scheduled with the nurse for individual consultations on health related concerns such as medication counseling, diet & nutrition, health education, etc.
HEALTH SCREENINGS -- OUTREACH
• Community Outreach Nursing -- Our nurse makes home visits to homebound senior or disabled residents who fall between the gaps of existing, insurance reimbursable, services, or who require monthly monitoring for specific diagnoses.
• Senior Subsidized Residence Health Services -- The nurse makes regularly scheduled monthly visits to offer health screening services and education to residents at senior subsidized housing buildings.
HOME SAFETY AND SERVICES
- Call Check -- This program is designed to provide telephone support to frail residents who do not have the physical or mental resources and family to provide such support during times of wide spread, extreme weather conditions with power outages.
- LifeLine Program -- This program, which was developed by the Fire and Human Services Departments, provides vital information when you can not speak for yourself. In emergency situations, the paramedics look for the red envelope affixed to the outside of the refrigerator. The envelope contains important personal, medical and insurance information about you.