Mercy Home Health - 1630 Des Peres

Home Health and Hospice
1630 Des Peres Road, Suite 305
St. Louis, MO 63131

Phone: (314) 729-4550
Fax: (314) 729-4551
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When your physician orders home health services as a medically necessary part of your recovery, you receive personalized care utilizing assessments, treatments, teaching and assistance with daily living activities from skilled health professionals. Mercy Home Health offers specialized programs to address the individualized needs of patients.

You may receive one or more of the following home health services:

Specialty programs:

  • Palliative Care
  • Orthopedic and Joint Replacement
  • Home Infusion: Adult and Pediatric
  • Wound and Ostomy Care
  • Trauma and Burn Care
  • Lymphedema therapy 

Our service areas include:

Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis County, St. Louis City & Warren

Steady Steps Program

Most falls occur in senior’s homes while they are performing normal daily activities. Too often these falls are caused by such things as medication side effects, environmental hazards, impaired vision and mobility. After experiencing a fall or near miss in the home, many seniors increase their fall risk by developing a “fear of falling.” This fear has lend seniors to restrict their activities both in and outside of their home. Over time this will affect balance and ultimately their overall safety.

Mercy Home Health is Committed to Safety Awareness

At Mercy, we feel that fall prevention and improving home safety is important no matter the age of the patient. Every Mercy Home Health patient at the time of admission will be assessed for fall risk and will travel through our Steady Steps program achieving a safe pathway. Our trained clinicians will assess each patient using nationally validated tools that will not only determine the patient’s fall risk in their home but also identify those underlying factors unique to the patient known to cause falls. Patients will be assessed for neurological impairments, including hypo-functioning vestibular system, chronic diseases and other conditions that impact the risk for falls. Patients will be screened for recent vision and hearing loss, and appropriate referrals will be requested when necessary.

Mercy’s Steady Steps program provides a patient focused Safety Prescription addressing specifically those underlying factors, promoting patient awareness and acceptance of their potential fall risk in the home. Nursing will focus on polypharmacy education, assessing knowledge of and compliance to the prescribed medication regimen. Physical and Occupational Therapy treatment will focus on exercise to improve balance, strength, and flexibility, teach postural recovery and compensatory techniques for hypotension, provide recommendations for equipment, ambulatory aids, and removal of obstacles and environmental hazards within the home.

Who is appropriate for Steady Steps?

Homebound patients who have experienced:

  • Recent fall
  • New medications
  • Recent diagnosis of neurological disorders, vestibular dysfunction, peripheral vascular disease, brain injury or CVA
  • Decreased functional mobility due to hospitalization, injury or surgery
  • Recent ER visit due to injury or fracture