Published on November 09, 2015

Maintain Independence with Home Health Care

PELLA, Iowa— Home Health Month is a time to recognize the importance of home care and honor the many home health professionals making a difference 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, which many people prefer,” said Erica Marvelli, Supervisor of Home Health Care at Pella Regional Health Center. “We believe that, when practical, it is in the patient’s best interest to receive care in the setting of his or her choice. For many, this is in their home.”

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.

“I get to see patients in their homes where they are most comfortable and can be most natural,” said Marvelli. She explains that advocating for her patients means a lot. Marvelli’s goal is to help patients reach their goals, encourage them throughout their care and at times, push for her patient’s wants and needs.