Patient continues rehabilitation journey at home

A female patient wearing a pink shirt and glasses talks to a male physical therapist wearing a black vest. His hand is raised as he explains a therapy exercise. Trula Schutt came to Mary Free Bed for rehabilitation after back surgery to treat spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal that causes pain. She eventually gained enough strength to walk with a walker, then on her own before graduating from the inpatient program. But Trula still needed a little help, so she transitioned to Mary Free Bed at Home.

“Mary Free Bed at Home is basically all of the services that you could receive at the hospital, only we come to your home instead,” said Theresa Sluiter, Director of Clinical Operations for Mary Free Bed at Home.

Mary Free Bed at Home provides personalized in-home medical care with skilled nursing, physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, nutrition and medical social workers. Care teams treat patients with a variety of conditions, including cardiopulmonary disorders, dementia, diabetes, joint replacements and neurological ailments.

Some patients, like Trula, may be returning home from hospitalizations following surgery, an accident or illness, or need medical oversight or therapy following a new diagnosis or medication.

This series of videos shares how Mary Free Bed at Home offers therapy expertise and comprehensive services unique to the region, delivering innovative care that meets or exceeds national benchmarks.

“We change people’s lives, and it makes a big difference,” Theresa said.


What sets us apart

Transitioning to Mary Free Bed at Home

Trula Schutt’s Story

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