Mercyhealth at Home home health specially trained staff cares for you under the direction of your doctor.
Nurses are on call 24 hours a day to provide a wide range of skilled services, including cardiopulmonary assessment, diabetes education, medication education, wound care, enterostomal therapy, infusion therapy and intravenous therapy. Specially trained nurses provide palliative and transitional care, as well as comfort care services including pain and symptom management.
Physical and occupational therapists
Physical therapists set up home exercise programs for people following joint-replacement surgery, injury, or serious illness. Occupational therapists help you maximize your independence at home by evaluating your ability to care for yourself, making recommendations for equipment, developing home exercise programs, and coordinating home care modifications, supplies, and equipment.
Speech therapists help you with speech and swallowing difficulties. A certified speech and language pathologist diagnoses your difficulty and develops an individualized care plan tailored to your needs.
Medical social workers
Medical social workers help you and your family with long-term planning such as advance directives, alternative placement, and continuum of care plans. They also can connect you to important community resources such as funding options, adult day care, Meals On Wheels, and other community programs.
Home health aides
Home health aides help you while you recover from illness or injury. They offer important personal care including bathing, dressing, transferring, feeding, assistance with medically oriented tasks, and exercise routines, all while promoting your independence.
For more information, or to schedule an evaluation visit, call Mercyhealth at Home at (608) 754-2201 in Janesville or (815) 971-3550 in Rockford.