Mercy Medical Center has many services available to you after you are discharged from the hospital.
Our Social Services staff assists patients, their families and other support persons in meeting needs they may experience as a result of illness and injury.
Some of the more common services provided include: assisting with arrangements for discharge such as setting up in-home nursing services, helping with long-term care placement decisions, and arranging for needed medical supplies and equipment; addressing questions related to insurance coverage and benefits; helping people understand and deal with the complexities of government programsparticularly Medicare and Medicaid; providing assistance and support to people as they deal with the impact and effects of illness and injury; serving as a resource for services available through community agencies; assisting with medically-related financial and legal concerns; and, when necessary, support and guidance in crisis situations.
All discussions with our Social Services staff are confidential and there is no charge for the services provided.
For more information, call the Social Services Department at 437-3436, or visit us.
Home Health Services
Mercy Medical Center's Home Care staff provides comprehensive health-care services to individuals in their own homes. The majority of insurance companies cover most or all of the expenses. Call 437-3475 for information.
Mercy Medical Center Hospice is a care program for persons in the final stages of illness. Care is provided primarily at home and in the hospital when needed. Insurance coverage varies. Call 437-3475 for information.
Lifeline is a personal emergency response system that enables individuals with medical problems or handicaps to life independently in their own homes while having access to emergency assistance 24-hours-a-day. Emergency personnel can be summoned by pressing a button on a pendant that can be worn around the neck. Call Appanoose Community Care Services at 437-3474 for information.