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Community Health Department

Home Health Services are ordered by physicians and provided by nurses; physical, speech, and occupational therapists and Home Care Aides (trained CNAs) who assist with personal care and rehabilitation activities.

Services Provided by:

Nurses

Your nurse would make periodic visits to:

  • Evaluate the individual or family needs
  • Do treatments such as dressing changes, catheter care, injections, assist with medications, I.V.s, etc.
  • Obtain blood and urine samples
  • Reinforce learning or teach the individual and/or family how to perform care
  • Facilitate communication between patient and doctor regarding illness
  • Refer patients to community resources
  • Use Well@Home telehealth units when applicable

Home Care Aides

Your Home Care Aide will make visits to:

  • Assist in giving a bath, shampoo or other personal care
  • Look for changes in a client's condition that needs to be communicated to the nurses
  • Assist with prescribed exercises and walking
  • Light housekeeping such as dusting vacuuming, laundry and cleaning kitchen appliances
  • Essential shopping
  • Laundry Assistance 
  • Meal preparation

Physical Therapists 

Physical Therapists help to regain maximum mobility and independence.

Speech Therapists 

Speech Therapists provide assistance with communication problems in relation to speech and hearing.

Occupational Therapists 

Occupational Therapists provide assistance to patients in achieving independence through treatment programs aimed at improving ability to carry out daily activities and training in the use of adaptive equipment to replace lost function.

Eligibility Requirements

All individuals living in Iowa within a 30 mile radius of Floyd Valley Hospital who need health services in the home (regardless of age, sex, race, political and religious affiliation or physical and socioeconomic status).

Funding sources available include Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and grant funding from both the Iowa Department of Public Health and Siouxland Aging. No one is denied care due to inability to pay for services.

 

  

Partner Activities

  • Research / Education Documents on Childhood Obesity

   Childhood Obesity
   Healthy Eating
   Beverages
   Fast Food Handout

  • Tobacco Prevention
    The Northwest Iowa Tobacco Free Coalition (NWITFC) is dedicated to providing guidance and support for local tobacco control interventions and initiatives in Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth, and Sioux counties in Northwest Iowa.  Goals:
    • Preventing young people from starting to smoke
    • Reducing the exposure of individuals to secondhand smoke
    • Encouraging youth and adults to quit tobacco use
    Please call the NWITFC at 712.737.2971 for more information or if you would like to be involved in these efforts. To see what's going on in Tobacco Control at the state level, check out the Iowa Department of Public Health's webpage: http://idph.state.ia.us/TUPAC/Or, see Quitline Iowa's webpage here: https://www.quitnow.net/iowa/

Contact Information

Community Health Department
Floyd Valley Hospital
714 Lincoln Street NE
Le Mars, IA 51031
712-546-3335 or 1-800-642-6074 x3335