Home Care

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)
  • Medicaid
  • Private insurance
  • Private pay
  • Sliding fee schedule
  • State grant

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.

Service:

  • Blood pressure checks
  • Medication education
  • Weight checks
  • General health education

Payment:

  • Private pay with sliding fee schedule
  • State grant