Des Moines County Public Health provides home health care to assist persons to remain in their own homes in a safe and healthy environment. The following services are provided in the comfort and security of a person’s own home.
Skilled Nursing and Home Health Aides (services must be on an intermittent basis).
Referrals may be made by family, physician, neighbors, hospital social worker, or the client themselves.
Nurse will visit with potential client to determine what is needed.
Nurse will contact the physician to obtain a plan of treatment which directs the care in the home.
Nurse and client will decide if a Home Health Aide services are needed and nurse will contact Home Caring Service, Inc. to arrange those services.
Nurse and aide will visit the home at prescribed intervals and perform the care directed by the physician.
Payment may be available through:
Medicare (Client must be homebound)
Sliding fee schedule
Health Promotion - Home visits by a Registered Nurse to assist clients who are not acutely ill. This program helps clients remain in their own home.