Patients & Visitors

Going Home

Your doctor will tell you when you may leave the hospital and will write orders for your discharge. If special medications or home care instructions are necessary, your doctor or nurse will explain them to you.

Please tell the person who is driving you home to come to your room until you can be escorted to the entrance. Check your room for any personal items you have brought, such as eyeglasses, hearing aids or dentures. And be sure to retrieve any valuables that were stored in our safe.

Discharge Planning

A satisfactory discharge from the hospital is planned for you by the discharge planning team, which may include a nurse, social worker, dietitian, physical therapist and other medical professionals. If you need special assistance, the social service department will help make necessary arrangements.

Terminally ill patients can receive personalized nursing care at home through Illinois Valley Hospice, a Medicare- and Medicaid-certified agency. For more information, call 815.224.1307.

Adult Day Services

Illinois Valley Adult Day Center at 1020 Second St. in LaSalle serves older adults who do not need constant medical attention but do require regular assistance and monitoring. A special program is available for anyone with Alzheimer's disease. For more information, call 815.223.0891.