Our Story

Our Mission

The Illinois Continuity of Care Association exists to enhance the concept of continuity of care as both an essential part of the health care continuum and as integral to total patient care.

Purpose

  • To promote high standards of health care
  • To promote the interrelationship between all allied health professions in discharge planning activities
  • To develop and promote public awareness of continuity of care
  • To provide resources and education programs to enhance the delivery of continuity of care

Standards of Practice

Definitions

Continuity of Care is an organized and carefully coordinated process essential to high-quality patient/client care which involves the patient, family, and an interdisciplinary team working together to facilitate the transition of the patient/client from one level of care to another.

 

 Standards

Purpose 1 

To define the role of the Continuity of Care professional 

Standard A

The role shall require a specialized body of knowledge of continuity of care principles

Interpretation
  1. The continuity of care professional shall assess the patient/client’s total care according to his/her level of expertise including educational needs; nutritional needs; special therapy needs; supply and equipment needs; support systems; financial needs; transportation needs; and home care needs. The continuity of care professional shall develop and implement a plan of care matching the patient/client’s needs with available resources.
  2. The continuity of care professional would meet the educational requirements and adhere to the standards of his/her own discipline, demonstrating professional accountability by:
    • maintaining current State license
    • attending workshops and programs on continuity of care related issues
    • seeking and utilizing knowledge of legislative and regulatory changes
    • demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and educational background of the multi-disciplinary team
    • demonstrating knowledge of community
    • utilizing knowledge and experience in the health care industry
    • maintaining patient/client and family confidentiality
    • educating consumers and professionals regarding discharge planning

 

Purpose 2

To define the  Continuity of Care program guideline

Standard B

The scope, goals, objectives, and organization of the continuity of care program shall be delineated by each organization

Interpretation
  1. A written description of the program will include the philosophy and scope.
  2. Goals and objectives shall address institutional, professional, and patient/client situations.
  3. Written policy, procedures, and job descriptions must be up-to-date.
  4. The discharge planning function should be assigned to a person or persons in order to assure professional accountability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose 3

To evaluate the Continuity of Care program

Standard C

Mechanisms for evaluation of the program shall be developed and used to assure quality of care and appropriateness of services

 

Interpretation
  1. The following should be used in accordance with each specific program:
    • ongoing quality assurance activities
    • written and telephone surveys
    • peer review
  2. Problem identification with documentation corrective action

Administrative Staff

Joan Detzner

Joan Detzner

Virtual Administrator

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Mike Quirk

Mike Quirk

President

Senior Blue Book

PO Box 46473
St. John, IN
46373

[email protected]
Ph: 708-515-8220

Katie Monahan

Katie Monahan

1st Vice President

Transitions Hospice

12040 Raymond Ct.
Huntley, IL
60142

[email protected]
Ph: 815-687-4274

Susan Scatchell

Susan Scatchell

Treasurer

Gentle Home Services

570 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL
60015

[email protected]
Ph:  847-323-7428

Denise Brown

Denise Brown

Corr./Rec. Secretary

CareGiving.com

310 Busse Highway
MB #143

Park Ridge, IL
60068

[email protected]
Ph:  773-343-6314

Jack Orlov

Jack Orlov

Nominating

Right Healthcare Ventures, LLC

1207 Hidden Lake Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL
60089

[email protected]
Ph:  847-922-1276
Fax:  847-634-8782

Rachel Lazich

Rachel Lazich

Public Relations

Maple Glen
Memory Care

750 S. Park Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL
60137

[email protected]
Ph:  224-227-3014

Peter Miska

Peter Miska

By-Laws

Phoenix Home Care, LLC

200 South Frontage Road, Suite #320
Burr Ridge, IL
60527

[email protected]
Ph:  630-321-9400

Chapter Presidents

(Alphabetical by Chapter)

Rick Graffagna

Rick Graffagna

Alpha Chapter

Senior Solutions

3510 Hobson Road,
Suite 201

Woodridge, IL
60517

Ph: 630-246-2579

Marnie Dawson

Marnie Dawson

Chicago Chapter

Dawson Relocation Services

5315 N. Clark Street, #209
Chicago, IL
60640

Ph: 847-922-6143

Patti Jo Scates

Patti Jo Scates

Heritage Corridor Chapter

Oak Trace

200 Village Drive
Downers Grove, IL
60515

Ph: 630-769-6100

Jennifer Prell

Jennifer Prell

Lake McHenry Chapter

Paxem, Inc.

6220 Kingsbridge Drive
Cary, IL  60013

Ph: 847-651-0919

Jeanette Guzman

Jeanette Guzman

NW Metro Chapter

Pathway to Living

30 S. Wacker
Suite 1300
Chicago, IL  60606

Ph: 312-837-0756

Celeste Basom

Celeste Basom

South Chicago Chapter

Superior Air Ground Ambulance

395 W. Lake St.,
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Cell: 630-854-1264

Randy Manns

Randy Manns

South Suburban Chapter

Kurtz/AMR Ambulance     
1234 E. Sibley
Dolton, IL  60419

Ph: 708-870-2518

Hadi Finerty

Hadi Finerty

Three Rivers Chapter

Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter

850 Essington Road #200
Joliet, IL
60453

Ph:  845-272-2011

Chapter Map

Illinois Continuity of Care consists of 13 Chapters statewide.

Chapters:

  • Alpha
  • Blackhawk
  • Chicago
  • Eastern Prairie
  • Heart of Illinois
  • Lake McHenry
  • Metro East 13
  • North Region
  • Northwest Metropolitan
  • South Region V
  • South Suburban
  • Three Rivers
  • West Central

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Chapter Map
Alpha Blackhawk Chicago Eastern Prairie Heart of Illinois Heritage Corridor Lake McHenry Metro East 13 North Region Northwest Metropolitan South Chicago South Region V South Suburban Three Rivers West Central

Alpha

President
Rick Graffagna
630-246-2579

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Counties Served:

  • DuPage
  • Kane
  • West Suburban Cook

Blackhawk

Counties Served:

  • Boone
  • Carroll
  • DeKalb
  • Jo Daviess
  • Lee
  • Ogle
  • Stephenson
  • Whiteside
  • Winnebago

Chicago

President
Marnie Dawson
847-922-6143

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County Served:

  • Cook (Chicago Metropolitan)

Eastern Prairie

Counties Served:

  • Champaign
  • Clark
  • Coles
  • Cumberland
  • DeWitt
  • Douglas
  • Edgar
  • Ford
  • Iroquois
  • Livingston
  • Macon
  • McLean
  • Moultrie
  • Piatt
  • Shelby
  • Vermillion

Heart of Illinois

Counties Served:

  • Bureau
  • Fulton
  • Henderson
  • Henry
  • Knox
  • LaSalle
  • Marshall
  • McDonough
  • Mercer
  • Peoria
  • Putnam
  • Rock Island
  • Stark
  • Tazewell
  • Warren
  • Woodford

Heritage Corridor

President
Patti Jo Scates
730-769-6100

Counties Served:

  • Grundy
  • Kendall

Lake McHenry

President
Jennifer Prell
847-651-0919

Counties Served:

  • Lake
  • McHenry

Metro East 13

Counties Served:

  • Bond
  • Clinton
  • Madison
  • Monroe
  • Randolph
  • St. Clair
  • Washington

North Region

Counties Served:

  • Crawford
  • Cumberland
  • Effingham
  • Fayette
  • Jasper
  • Moultrie
  • Shelby

Northwest Metropolitan

President
Jeanette Guzman
312-837-0756

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Counties Served:

  • Cook (Suburban)
  • DuPage
  • Lake

South Chicago

President
Celeste Basom
630-854-1264

Counties Served:

  • Cook (South Chicago)

South Region V

Counties Served:

  • Alexander
  • Franklin
  • Gallatin
  • Hamilton
  • Hardin
  • Jackson
  • Johnson
  • Massac
  • Perry
  • Pope
  • Pulaski
  • Saline
  • Union
  • White
  • Williamson

South Suburban

President
Randy Manns
708-870-2518

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Counties Served:

  • Cook (South Suburban)
  • Kankakee
  • Will

Three Rivers

President
Hadi Finerty
845-272-2011

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Counties Served:

  • Kankakee
  • Will

West Central

Counties Served:

  • Adams
  • Brown
  • Calhoun
  • Cass
  • Christian
  • Greene
  • Hancock
  • Jersey
  • Logan
  • Macoupin
  • Mason
  • Menard
  • Montgomery
  • Morgan
  • Pike
  • Sangamon
  • Schuyler
  • Scott