Specialized Home Care Team
Our goal is to provide a level of comprehensive service that no other agency provides, with a focus on home health and treating people as individuals. The goal is to specialize in you.
Erik Hansen, Co-Founder of Specialized Home Care
Our Story

Specialized Home Care, like many great businesses and organizations, was born out the passion and dedication of its founders.  In 2013, co-founder, Erik Hansen, along with his Rockhurst University classmate and friend, Frank Termini, collaborated on their goals for care.  Their goal was to provide superior physical therapy services to patients with the specific aim to ensure patients could remain in their own homes.  Specialized Home Care differs from other clinics in that the focus on ensuring patients could remain in their homes was, and remains, a top priority.   

The degree of care required to ensure patients are safe at home along with extensive rules and regulations made the concept a very appealing challenge for the founders and the soon to develop "dream team" of industry leaders in physical therapy.

This is the team that Erik Hansen and Frank Termini refer to as, "the best in the business."

Specialized Home Care ensures the full range of care because the team goes above and beyond physical therapy by including:

Skilled Nursing Professionals

Occupational Therapy

Speech Therapy

Respiratory Therapy

Medical Social Workers

Home Health Aides

Specialized Home Care Promises programs that meet the needs of the individual. Through the development of personalized, thorough, innovative plans, the Specialized Home Care team promises:

Individual Care & Treatment

Specialized Home Care patient portal that supports the continuity of care model and provides baseline data and progress updates

Use of mobile rehab technology so patients receive superior treatment in their homes

24 hour a day on call nurse and therapy available when needed

Since 2013, Specialized Home Care has been providing specialized, thorough, and innovative care for patients
Specialized Home Care was recognized and certified in 2014 by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of modern home-health care agencies which are scientifically measured and assessed to have high-quality home-health care services for promoting health and improving the quality of life. Specialized Home Care services include nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, speech pathology, medical social, and home health aides.

Specialized
We listen carefully to you and tailor the program to best treat your individual needs.
Thorough
We work with you outside the clinic, in your home to ensure that you will be safe in your home environment.
Innovative
We never rest on our laurels and we are love to learn about the latest and most effective treatments for our patients. Our founder, Erik Hansen, has invented and patented the Rehab 360 Knee Glider that is revolutionizing knee replacement and knee injury recovery.
The Team

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Erik Hansen

CO-FOUNDER AND MPT

Erik graduated from Rockhurst University with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2005. He has an extensive clinical and business background in both home health and outpatient settings. Erik brings a strong joint replacement background and is considered one of the best joint replacement clinicians in the Kansas City area. He enjoys mentoring other clinicians that enjoy joint replacement therapy. Erik also has a passion for the geriatric population including working on improving balance and function for this aging population. He has teamed up with the best in the business to formulate Specialized Home Care and is excited to serve this community. Outside of work, Erik enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children, coaching kids sports, many outdoor activities, and traveling.
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Frank Termini

CO-FOUNDER AND MPT

Erik graduated from Rockhurst University with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2005. He has an extensive clinical and business background in both home health and outpatient settings. Erik brings a strong joint replacement background and is considered one of the best joint replacement clinicians in the Kansas City area. He enjoys mentoring other clinicians that enjoy joint replacement therapy. Erik also has a passion for the geriatric population including working on improving balance and function for this aging population. He has teamed up with the best in the business to formulate Specialized Home Care and is excited to serve this community. Outside of work, Erik enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children, coaching kids sports, many outdoor activities, and traveling.
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Bo Thomas

Operations Officer/Administrator

Bo comes to Specialized Home Care with a Bachelor of Science from University of Missouri and an MBA from Baker University. Bo is a seasoned team-oriented Director with a proven track record of successfully turning around less than profitable operations and developing successful enterprises. With more than fifteen years’ experience in business operations, management and sales, Bo has exceptional organizational and leadership skills. Because he is a self-starter and a goal-oriented strategist, Bo’s confidence, perseverance and vision promote success for the entire team at Specialized Home Care.
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Patty Clayborn

Registered Nurse

Patty is a Registered Nurse with an Associates Degree in Applied Science. Patty specializes in home health and psychology and has over 14 years of experience in the home health industry. Patty is also a Medicare certified psychiatric nurse. Patty brings her passion about the geriatric population and seeing patients age, in place, to Specialized Home Care and her passion in that regard is visible in everything she does.
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Chad Vangaasbeek

Clinical Liaison and Transitions Coordinator

Chad is a graduate of Missouri Western State University and has worked in the Kansas City metro for 11 years. In addition to being a registered nurse and clinical nurse manager, Chad has a strong orthopedic background and a great sense of humor. Chad brings his superior skills and experience in nursing and orthopedics to Specialized Home Care.
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Suzee Mellot

Office Manager

Suzee has been in the home health industry for 6 years. Prior to home health she worked in customer service, primarily the customer relations department dealing with escalated service complaints. It is important to her that every patient is treated with kindness and respect. She enjoys managing the administrative parts of the office and strives to give excellent customer service at the beginning, middle and beyond with every patient experience with Specialized Home Care.
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Danielle Fergus

Clinical Manager

Danielle Fergus is an Registered Nurse, with a degree from Kansas City Kansas Community College along with an Associates degree in Applied Sciences/Biology. Danielle’s special interest and specialization is in wound care and diabetes education. Danielle is also passionate about education and training of her peers in health care.
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Emily Herdman

Clinical Manager

Emily started her career in home health in 2008 and found that to be her true passion. She worked as a clinician and preceptor in the field until 2016 when she became a Quality Analyst and received her Oasis Certification in June of 2017.  Shortly after she became Clinical Manager and began sharing her experiences and knowledge with both clinicians and patients alike.  In her free time she likes to watch scary movies, spend time with her family and friends, and snuggle with her 3 dogs.
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Paul Halladay

Sales and Marketing

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Taylor Carrier

Sales and Marketing

Choose Specialized Home Care
If you are facing the task of choosing a home health agency for yourself or a loved one, you can rest assured that with Specialized Home Care you are getting the best in Home Health Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Skilled Nursing in the Kansas City Metro area. With Specialized Home Care you are never just a number. We take great pride in the quality of care that we offer our local community.

“Thank you all so much for your help and service in taking care of Dad - He really liked all of your very much - You became good friends with us. I'll miss seeing you. I'll recommend your organization to everyone.”

Family of Patient

“Please let [Sean] know how much I appreciated him. It's not everyday that someone "hops" into your home and sings "Don't Worry Be Happy", which not only lifted my spirits but got me laughing hysterically. Sean is a special person, a gifted soul, a caring a nurturing Physical Therapist. He is the Patch Adams of the physical therapy world”

Knee Replacement Patient

“I can't believe what a GODLY community of employees this agency has! I am truly blessed to be in such kind, capable and caring hands as these nurses and therapists.”

Parent of Special Needs Child