LifeCare was founded by a husband and wife team, Walter and Jane Shekman, in 2006, as a small home health care agency that focused on the medical care at home and catered to the needs of the local community. Ever since its inception, Walter and Jane have had a vision to create a new type of at-home care company: a company that bridges existing gaps in care by placing the client at the center and integrating providers and all available at-home care services around the client depending on the current need.
Since then, LifeCare has grown to become a recognized and trusted leader in the comprehensive post-acute care services at home amongst our clients, patients and healthcare providers in the Chicagoland area. By combining medical and supportive care at home with innovative technologies we are enabling our clients to live safer and happier lives in the comfort of their home.
LifeCare is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians, and families in the greater Chicagoland area. From post -acute home health, to long-term chronic care management and non-medical supportive services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers our clients to live happier.
LifeCare is accredited by the Joint Commission for Healthcare Organizations ( JCAHO), a golden standard for quality of care and has been awarded 5 out of 5 stars for patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. LifeCare is a member of the Illinois HomeCare and Hospice Council, and HOme Health Quality Improvement Campaign.
LifeCare and has been recognized amongst top 500 Home Healthcare companies nationwide seven years in a row.
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 health care 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. No one was able to guide individuals through the difficult options for care and reimbursement.
Walter Shekman - Founder and President
Jane Shekman - Founder and CEO
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My grandmother has been with LifeCare Home Health Services for over 7 years now and has received services ranging from nursing, to physical therapy, and health aid. Staff are incredibly professional, while providing the best kind of home health care. My grandmother has been able to live a happy life at home due to this terrific company. I highly recommend LifeCare Home Health & In-Home Services.
We have referred patients for devices and the reviews have been amazing. Professional cautious service. Always timely and gentle. Patients are very comfortable with the staff and feel safe and anxious to see the CNA.
LifeCare's nursing staff was caring, compassionate and professional! Our caregiver was wonderful. Her kind heartedness and gentle spirit blended with her strong work ethic made for a perfect fit. Well done Lifecare.
My parents have in home nurse and physical therapy services.
LifeCare stuff are caring , professional and responsible.