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Nursing Services
 

The Village's two registered nurses provide skilled nursing services, under physicians' orders, for residents in their homes. They also provide health screening clinics for hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, and TB. They also manage the Village-wide influenza vaccination program, provide vision and hearing screenings in our parochial schools, and are involved in inspections of day care centers.

Nursing Services provides home visits to our homebound residents who do not qualify for Home Health Care.  The nursing staff visits 180-200 patients per month.  The monthly visits can include lab draws or anticoagulant checks via the Coaguchek machine.  Staff also will fill insulin syringes or pillboxes for those unable to do so themselves, administer injections, as well as make physical assessments for instability.  Referrals usually come from a home care agency, a doctor, family members, or the residents themselves. Occasionally a resident may need to be seen more often, but on a temporary basis only. When necessary, a referral is made to Home Health, Catholic Charities, or Kenneth Young for social service support.

Clinics and Screenings
  • Blood Pressure Screenings :
    Mondays 3:00-4:30pm and Thursdays 8:30–10:00am at Village Hall.
    Mondays 8:30–10:00am at the Senior Center.
    Cost: Free. 
  • B-12 Injections :
    Mondays 3:00-4:30pm and Thursdays 8:30–10:00am at Village Hall.
    You must bring your own medication supply.
    Cost: $3. 
  • Cholesterol Screenings :
    Will be done on an appointment basis the second Wednesday of each month alternating between Village Hall and the Senior Center.  Cost: $20 for total, HDL & LDL (12 hour fast required). 
  • Diabetic/Blood Sugar Screenings :
    Mondays 3:00-4:30pm and Thursdays 8:30–10:00am at Village Hall. 
    Mondays 8:30–10:00am at the Senior Center.
    Cost: $3. 
  • Immunization Clinics at Village Hall are held monthly.   Immunization records and reservations are required prior to each clinic to ensure vaccine availability.  The cost of vaccine for children is $10 per shot.  Some adult vaccine is also available and requires reservations and prior records.  Please call for cost information and a reservation 847-368-5760.
  • INR/Anticoagulation Testing :
    Mondays 3:00-4:30pm and Thursdays 8:30–10:00am at Village Hall.
    You must bring your physician’s fax number.
    Cost: $7.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Testing : Walkin in clinic on Mondays between 3:00-4:30pm.  You must return the following Thursday between 8:00-4:30pm for results.  Cost: $10. Please call 847-368-5760 for more information. Parental consent needed for children under 18 years of age.  

Other Programs
  • Vision & Hearing :
    Parochial School Vision and Hearing Program - Nursing Services assists parochial schools with vision and hearing screenings.
  • Community Events : 
    Nursing Services participates in Park District events, as well as Community CPR training events. Our nurses provide first aid support for Frontier Days, the Got2Run race, and Salute's Got Freedom race.  They also offer free blood pressure screenings at the Mane Event.
  • Village Employee Health Services : 
    Nursing services provides first aid and health screenings to all Village employees. Consultation is also provided at the request of the employee. 
  • EMT-B Instruction :
    Firefighters and Paramedics require continuing education hours to maintain their State of Illinois license. Nursing Services provides education on various topics as requested. The State must approve these before they are presented. 
  • Infectious Disease Outbreaks : 
    Whether it is pediculosis, TB or any other infectious disease, Nursing Services will assist the community in alleviating the problem. Our referrals come from the Cook County Department of Public Health, schools or family members.
     
 

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