Published on April 06, 2015

Get back to your life: Mercy Home Health can help

patient homeTo get back on your feet after an injury, illness or surgery, you need more than rest. You need a team.

Your Mercy Home Health rehab team stands ready. With their help, you can regain strength and independence.

“We want to help people become more self-sufficient with whatever they’re dealing with,” says Larry Yelson, Staff Development Rehabilitation Specialist at Mercy Home Health. “We help them return to their previous level of function—and hopefully beyond that,” he says.

Comprehensive care

The rehab team helps patients recover from a range of health issues. They include (but are not limited to):

  • Cancer treatment
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Surgery, including joint replacement
  • Stroke

And the Mercy Home Health team goes beyond the basics. They also help people deal with other hurdles to health.

Those may include:

  • Difficulties accessing transportation
  • Home safety concerns
  • Trouble with tasks like bathing, meal prep and other activities of daily living

A team at your side

In all, the home health team includes more than 130 physical, occupational or speech therapists. Nurses, home health aides and social workers are also on hand.

“Each patient’s team aims to provide seamless care,” Yelson says. “So everyone is on the same page when we’re working with the patient.” And the team approach works very well indeed. But it’s the one-on-one work that’s often the most rewarding—to both patients and the team.

“It’s you and the patient,” Yelson says. “You’re able to bond with them and find out what’s going on, not only with their rehab but also in their life—and help them progress.”