The specially trained Mercyhealth at Home Home Health 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 heart and lung 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.
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.
Physical Therapists set up home exercise programs for people following joint replacement surgery, injuries, or serious illnesses.
Speech Therapists help patients with a broad scope of speech, language, swallowing, and voice issues involving communication and cognitive deficits. Care might include a specialized exercise program and/or compensatory techniques.
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 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, call Mercyhealth at Home at (608) 754-2201 in Janesville or (815) 971-3550 in Rockford.