Published on March 27, 2018

From hospital to home: Get the care you need

It’s normal to feel anxious before leaving the hospital.

After all, you’re leaving behind the around-the-clock support of all the doctors and nurses who took care of you. Chances are you’re wondering, “Will I be able to manage safely at home?”

Home nurse with patientMercy Home Health can help make that transition from hospital to home a good and safe one. Whether you’re newly diagnosed with a complex illness or healing from major surgery, we’ll help you get back on your feet.

We offer a wide range of services to make your return home easier. Among them:

  • Skilled home nursing
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Home Health Aides to help with bathing and preparing meals
  • Referral to community resources to help you recover
  • Spiritual care

“Not only do you get immediate support at home, we help with all of your needs—body, mind and spirit,” says Nicole Dougherty, BSN, RN, Patient Advocate for Mercy Home Health.

We’ll show you—and your family—how to confidently control your condition. And our skilled nurses will closely monitor your progress. If your health worsens even slightly, they’ll tell your doctor right away. That way your treatment can be adjusted before any complications occur.

“This quick response can help you avoid another hospital stay or trip to the emergency room,” Nicole says.