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AffloVest®: Allowing people with severe respiratory diseases to live a more active, healthy life! Now offered through Independence Plus, Inc.

AffloVest®: Allowing people with severe respiratory diseases to live a more active, healthy life! Now offered through Independence Plus, Inc.

At Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI), our mission is to provide exemplary care and services for people at home with complex medical and respiratory needs. To help us reach that goal, we offer the latest state-of-the-art equipment that allows our patients to live their best possible lives. One such product is AffloVest®, the first fully mobile, battery-operated High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) vest. Patients with severe respiratory diseases such as bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, and other neuromuscular diseases can benefit from this physician-prescribed treatment, according to the manufacturer, International Biophysics Corporation of Austin, TX.

Join our Home Nursing Residency, with cohorts beginning the first Monday of each month in 2018!

Join our Home Nursing Residency, with cohorts beginning the first Monday of each month in 2018!

Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI) is not just a staffing or equipment agency. Our niche is that we serve people with complex medical and respiratory needs at home, where they want to be. One aspect of our company that makes us very proud is our commitment to hiring newly-graduated nurses. If you like the idea of working in home healthcare while making a huge impact on patients and their families, IPI may be the place for you.

Someone You Should Know: IPI’s Talent Acquisition Manager, Sam

Someone You Should Know: IPI’s Talent Acquisition Manager, Sam

Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI) is unique in the home healthcare field because we specialize in providing home care for medically complex, ventilator-dependent adult and pediatric patients. Our entire company takes pride in the challenging role our nurses fulfill. At hire, IPI nurses are trained by immersion in days of hands-on training and education program designed to prepare them to provide the best possible care for our patients. IPI is always searching for great RNs and LPNs who want to join our team, and leading our recruiting effort is our Talent Acquisition Manager, Sam.

Retiring for a second time!

Retiring for a second time!

Juanita C., BSN, MS, became a nurse in 1972. It was the only thing she ever wanted to do. From stints in trauma and neurosurgery, to more than 30 years at a children’s hospital, her career was full. She retired for the first time in 2012, but wasn’t quite ready to hang up her stethoscope. After working for the past several years with Independence Plus, Inc.’s pediatric patients, Juanita is finally settling in to retirement for the second time. We sat down with her to talk about her 45 years in nursing, what she has learned from working in home healthcare, and her plans for the future.

Now hiring new grad nurses!

Now hiring new grad nurses!

2018 is just around the corner and at Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI) we are kicking off the New Year with two Cohorts for our Home Nursing Residency, a unique employment opportunity for RN’s and LPN’s with less than one year of experience. If you fit the bill and are available to begin work on Monday, January 9th or Monday, February 5th, we welcome you to apply for our Residency. This program will prepare you to be a trained specialist in caring for our medically complex, ventilator-dependent patients at home, where they want to be.

Learning from the best: world-class cardiopulmonary care expert visits IPI

Learning from the best: world-class cardiopulmonary care expert visits IPI

Over the course of Independence Plus, Inc.’s over 30 years in business, we have provided the best home care possible to medically complex, ventilator-dependent adult and pediatric patients. One of the things that make us incredibly proud is our dedication to ongoing clinical training and education. Recently, we were thrilled to welcome world-class cardiopulmonary care expert Adel Bougatef, MD PhD, to our Oak Brook office to share his vast clinical and scientific knowledge with our nurses and respiratory therapists. Dr. Bougatef, a neonatologist, professor, and researcher who has worked at various international medical institutions gave a lecture titled, “Mechanical Ventilation: Non-conventional Approach to the Treatment of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).”

ModoSpira: Offering hope and a brighter future to those suffering with COPD

ModoSpira: Offering hope and a brighter future to those suffering with COPD

For more than 30 years, Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI) has provided the best homecare to medically complex, ventilator-dependent patients. Over the years, many of those patients have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive condition that makes it difficult to breathe. An estimated 30 million individuals in the U.S. are affected by COPD, and over half of them suffer from symptoms and do not know they have the disease.

Supporting charity at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

Supporting charity at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

At Independence Plus, Inc., we know Oto (Hadid) for his helpful attitude and his ability to work with our HME equipment and supplies. But now we have more reason to be proud of our colleague – for running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon to raise money for his church and for World Vision, an organization dedicated to bringing clean water to children in Africa. We sat down with him earlier this week to ask him a few questions about the motivation for his upcoming race.

Congratulations Erin!

Congratulations Erin!

Eighteen years and six months ago, Erin came home from the hospital for the first time. Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI) founder, Tami Müller, remembers Erin well. Tami spent several days on-site with Erin, her parents, and IPI nurses. Erin was able to be cared for at home, away from the hospital, and with IPI skilled home nursing care. Erin was born premature at 33 weeks, and after spending almost 12 months in the hospital, she was able to be home 18 days before her first birthday. She weighed less than 19 pounds, had a tracheostomy tube in place, and she required free-standing CPAP when exhausted and sleeping. Fast forward 18 plus years – prom and a high school graduation have never been sweeter!