3526 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16508
Three local hospitals are partners in Regional Home Health and Hospice.
Pictured are: Mary Eckert, President and CEO of
Millcreek Community Hospital; and Barb Nichols, R.N., President and CEO of Corry Memorial
Care in the Comfort of Your Own Home
likely where you want to be when you are recovering from an illness, injury or surgery. And
Regional Home Health and Hospice makes it possible by providing the following in-home services to
residents in Erie and Crawford Counties.
A registered nurse comes to your home to provide care such as assessments of heart and
breath sounds, care of wounds, ostomies and catheters and other services. RNs provide special
support to newborns and their mothers and teach patients and family members to manage medication,
nutrition and other patient needs. They can also help coordinate additional services if needed, as
well as keep your physician informed about any changes in your condition.
A physical therapist can help you improve your strength, coordination, mobility
and pain control through therapeutic exercises and other methods. Physical therapists also help
patients adapt to canes, walkers and wheelchairs.
Occupational therapists help you and your family members use techniques and equipment
to help you improve your level of independent functioning in such activities as eating, bathing,
dressing, cooking and mobility.
Speech pathologists can
help you relearn or improve communication and memory skills such as speaking, writing and
problem-solving. They also encourage family members to get involved with your therapy.
Home health aides help you with some of your daily activities that you
cannot do yourself such as bathing and grooming, light housekeeping and meal preparation.
Medical Social Work
A medical social worker can arrange for help from community
support services and assist in finding the best extended care facility for you if you should need
Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose home care?
Patients can recuperate in the comfort of their own homes near family and friends, without
sacrificing sound medical treatment. Home care services also can reduce the length and cost of
Who qualifies for home care services?
for home care are those in need of skilled health care services, including nursing, physical
therapy and speech therapy. Usually the patients are confined to their homes by illness or injury
or can leave only for short periods of time with the assistance of another person. All care must
be ordered by a physician, who is updated regularly on the patient s condition.
pays for home care?
Medicare, Medical Assistance, many Blue Cross policies, HMOs and
several other health insurance policies may pay all or part of the cost of home care services.
If you have any questions about the services that are available to in-home patients
in Erie and the surrounding region through Regional Home Health & Hospice, please call
814-866-1705 (in Erie), 814-664-5811 (in Corry) or toll-free at 1-866-764-8144.