Published on November 21, 2016

Added Support with Home Health Care at Pella Regional

PELLA, Iowa— Home Health Month in November is a time to recognize the importance of home care in the lives of people in Pella and surrounding communities.

“Patients choose home care because it combines the comprehensive health services they need with the opportunity for living independently at home,” said Erica Marvelli, Manager of Home Health Care at Pella Regional Health Center. “We believe it is in the patient’s best interest to receive care in the setting of his or her choice when possible. For many, this is in their home, wherever their home may be.”

For some, it means having a physical therapist visit the patient’s home to strengthen muscles after hip or knee surgeries. For others, it means having a nurse’s aide help with activities of daily living. Pella Regional’s home health staff works with patients on the care they need to remain independent.

In times when health fails the word home takes on new meaning. It may be in the house you’ve lived in for a long time, it may be in a house where your children live or in a nursing home where you can have additional support. Pella Regional staff members know there is no better place to be at than in the comfort of your home, wherever that home may be.

As with all health care decisions, the patient has the choice of where to go to for their care. According to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services, patients who went to a home health agency that is part of a hospital were more likely to report that the connection between their care providers was very good when compared to other home care options.

Advantages of Home Care

  • Physicians find many patients recover sooner and more comfortably in their own homes. 
  • Reduces medical costs without loss of quality. 
  • Patients prefer the privacy of health care visits within their homes.
  • Patients tend to stay involved in their care and feel more independent. 
  • Patients can be reunited with their families and still receive the care needed. 
  • Treatment plans are tailored to fit individual lifestyles.

Home Health Care at Pella Regional serves individuals within a 30-mile radius of Pella and is the only agency in Pella that is both Medicare certified and Joint Commission accredited. For more information, talk with a physician or call 641-628-6638 to discuss an initial evaluation or services.