The Best American Tradition

In-home Care for a Family Member

Take advantage of modern technologies making nearly everything that is done in the hospital available in the home

319-653-7758 Health Inquiry Form

The Best Care For Your Loved One!

Care in the home for a family member represents the best American tradition. It is both the oldest and the newest form of healthcare. Home care is able to take advantage of modern technologies making nearly everything that is done in the hospital available in the home. Care provided in the home may also protect patients from some illnesses associated with hospitalization.

Why choose care in your home?

  • Personalization of services
  • To preserve the family unit
  • Care at home is much less expensive
  • It may postpone or prevent institutionalization
  • Families can be directly involved in care and receive personalized support

AVAILABLE SERVICES

Coming along-side your family to provide the best quality of life at home for your loved-one.

Skilled Nursing

    Registered nurses:
  • provide direct skilled care
  • develop the plan of care
  • coordinate with other caregivers
  • wound care
  • IV therapy
  • chronic disease management
  • 24 hour on-call

Home care Aide Services

    Provide personal care services:
  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Dressing

Homemaker Services

  • Perform light housekeeping
  • Meal preparation
  • Laundry
  • Assist with budgeting and organization

Therapy Services

  • Physical
  • Occupational
  • Speach
  • Perform therapy tasks ordered by your physician

Who Pays for Home Care?

Care in the home may be paid for through a variety of resources! Below are the most common methods:

Patient/Private Pay

Home care services can be personally paid. The scope of services and the charges are negotiated between the patient/family and the agency. For those whose resources do not cover home care, Washington County Public Health & Home Care offers a sliding-scale fee schedule so that a family need only pay what it can afford.

 Financial Data Form

Private Health Insurance

Policy coverage varies. Generally private insurance coverage is limited to physician-directed medical services and equipment. The patient and family should check with their insurance agent to determine coverage specifics.

Medicare

Patients must meet the requirements set by Medicare such as being home-bound and requiring intermittent, skilled care. Medicare covers a wide range of services.

Medicaid/Title 19

The State of Iowa now has a system of privatized Medicaid provided by United HealthCare Community Plan and Amerigroup. This system provides services very similar to Medicare for lower income brackets.

Worker's Compensation

Any person needing services as a result of an injury at work may be eligible and should contact their Workman’s Compensation representative.

If you do not find your pay source on this list, please call our office at 319-653-7758 or 800-655-7758 and we will be happy to discuss payment options with you.

Questions?

We are happy to discuss our available services with you!

Email Us

Please fill out the Home Health Inquiry Form and email it to us at kfisher@washph.com

 Home Health Inquiry Form

NOTE: you will need to download this form an use Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill-out and send the form to us.