to your health and well-being doesn’t end when you leave the hospital
or doctor’s office. There are times when you may need health care in
the comfort of your own home, and Mercy is proud to bring high quality, compassionate
care home to you through our Home Health Services Department. Our staff of
dedicated professionals serves people of all ages – including those
who are temporarily disabled, are acutely ill or who require long-term care.
From medical check-ups to rehabilitation therapies to nursing and hospice
care, Mercy offers a comprehensive range of licensed home care services to
patients who live within a 50-mile radius of Des Moines, which includes all
or part of Polk, Dallas, Warren, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Marshall and Story
All Mercy Home Health programs are accredited by the Joint Commission for
the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and the majority of
services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and/or private health insurance.
Coverage is always explained prior to providing care.
Mercy Home Health Services offers several comprehensive programs:
- Home nursing care for individuals who are ill but do not require hospitalization
- Home nursing care for new mothers and their infants
- Home care for patients requiring intravenous therapy
- Private care by nurse aides/attendants for people who are frail, infirm or even well
- Hospice care for the terminally ill
The majority of our home-care services are covered by insurance, Medicare
or Medicaid. Before we begin caring for you, we’ll discuss your coverage
with you and any expenses you might incur. That way, you’ll know in
advance exactly what to expect.