We help families live their best lives by keeping our clients at home safely and with dignity by linking together their whole health story.
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Our work with coordinating physician care will ease the burden of needing to leave work to attend physician appointments, as well as bring a clearer understanding of your loved one’s health and the plan going forward. We are passionate about helping people living their best life through managing, advocating and educating for health.
Melissa Mehrlich, MSN, RN
Being a nurse for over 21 years, I have devoted my career to advocating for and educating patients and their families in a variety of healthcare settings. However, I quickly realized that managing health in the home environment is very different from the teaching that takes place in the hospital or doctor’s office setting. Patients and families need support and guidance to fill in the spaces between visits to their doctor to manage their health allowing them to lead their best lives. When I watched my own grandmother decline, I experienced first hand the challenges her declining health placed on the family trying to navigate healthcare and make decisions to keep my Grandmother at home where she wanted to be as long as possible not to mention the demands it placed on my Aunt as her primary caregiver who also worked full-time.
When a close family member was diagnosed with cancer, having an advocate and navigator coordinating care and communication between physicians to provide high quality care eased the difficulties for family members. Later, when my own mother broke her foot and was completely unable to walk for 12 weeks, I experienced how challenging taking care of a loved one can be when I struggled to help meet appointment demands, find the right resources, equipment and more.
These experiences led to the idea of MEAH Health Navigation, where I can use my experience and passion to help clients and families spend quality time together by lessening concerns over health and safety in the home.
I experienced the same confusion and frustrations first hand when my Father-in-law’s health declined. His situation was very challenging. Unfortunately, because he didn’t have an advanced directive, we had to make painful choices in a very emotional situation. I know that with better coordination of care, a deeper understanding of his illness and greater collaboration between his physicians and the family, his passing would have been less difficult to bear.
I am very excited to have the opportunity to help families take control of their health and improve the quality of their time spent together in the place they want to be.
Leah Maul, MBA, BA Gerontology
My drive to help people started at an early age, when my younger sister was diagnosed with epilepsy as a young child and had to be seen by many physicians. My passion grew as I got older and eventually led me pursue a degree in Gerontology and to work in healthcare. Over the years, I have linked many friends and family members to the appropriate services and care they needed because I understand the complexities of healthcare. Many friends with babies, young children and aging parents weren’t sure of what services were available, who could help and most importantly what questions to ask healthcare providers.
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Care Managers are experts in helping clients age safely in the most optimized environment for success. Because we are looking at the situation with an objective eye without the emotional connections families feel, we can help guide families to the resources most appropriate to meet their needs.