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Almost Home Helps Teresa Adapt After Surgery

Nov 19 2021
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Nice and helpful. That’s how Teresa Warner summarizes our team members with whom she interacted during her stay at Mercy Health – Marcum and Wallace Hospital’s Almost Home.

Almost Home is a short-term, skilled nursing care and rehabilitation program where Teresa spent 10 days after surgery.

Teresa was enjoying a holiday weekend at the lake with her family when she fell at the boat dock and broke her tibia. Teresa already had a total left knee replacement surgery scheduled, but the accident expedited her surgery. Doctors repaired the broken bone and replaced her knee at the same time.

Teresa knew she wanted to do her rehab at Almost Home thanks to a great prior experience she had after her right total knee replacement last year.

“Physical therapy and occupational therapy taught me how to safely do things differently after my surgery,” Teresa shares. “It’s just my husband and I at home so during recovery after surgery, life is different. I needed to learn how to do simple things like getting out of bed, getting a shower, getting my clothes on and using my walker.”

Marcum and Wallace Hospital’s highly skilled health care team works together to care for Almost Home patients like Teresa. They develop and follow individualized care plans to help each patient achieve and maintain the highest level of independent functioning before returning home.

The team includes:

  • Hospitalist
  • Care coordinator
  • Nurses
  • Dietitian
  • Physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists
  • Pharmacist
  • Activities coordinator

“I received excellent care at Marcum and Wallace Hospital. Everyone was so nice and helpful,” Teresa says. “Plus, my husband knew that I was being taken care of and that was a big relief for him.”

Once Teresa was ready to go home, the Almost Home team scheduled her for follow-up care, including outpatient physical therapy at the hospital.

“Thanks to the awesome therapy team, I am getting stronger every day,” Teresa says. “I am so thankful for the quality care, close to home!”

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