Community Health Department
Home Health Services are ordered by physicians and provided by nurses; physical, speech, and occupational therapists; and trained CNAs, Home Care Aides, and Homemakers who assist with personal care and rehabilitation activities.
Services Provided by:
- Evaluation of care needed
- Treatments such as dressing changes and medication set up
- Facilitate communication between patient and doctor
- Refer patients to community resources
Home Care Aides
- Assistance with personal care (baths, etc.)
- Communication of changes to the nurses
- Assistance with prescribed exercises and walking
- Light housekeeping
- Essential shopping
- Laundry Assistance
Physical Therapists help to regain maximum mobility and independence.
Speech Therapists provide assistance with communication problems in relation to speech and hearing.
Occupational Therapists provide assistance to patients in achieving independence and improving abilities.
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.
Healthy Families is a research-based, voluntary, national program for families expecting a child (expecting or within 3 months of birth). It is free to anyone in Plymouth County and is funded by NW Iowa Community Empowerment Funding. Confidential home visits are made weekly. The first three years of a child's life are the most important for brain development. The goals of the program are to strengthen families and provide safe, nurturing environments in which children thrive.
Lifeline is an emergency response service in which a machine in the home connects the subscriber's home phone and a waterproof personal help button that is worn. If help is needed, they push their button activating the unit, transmitting a signal to Lifeline Central. Based on the situation, a listed respondent and / or emergency personnel are contacted on the subscriber's behalf. There is a one-time installation fee and a monthly rental fee. Lifeline is a service that was started and donated by the Floyd Valley Hospital Auxiliary.
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:
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/
- Preventing young people from starting to smoke
- Reducing the exposure of individuals to secondhand smoke
- Encouraging youth and adults to quit tobacco use
Community Health Department
Floyd Valley Hospital
714 Lincoln Street NE
Le Mars, IA 51031
712-546-3335 or 1-800-642-6074 x335