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Iowa Home Care

Find caregivers and in-home aides to help your loved one in Iowa.

Iowa - Home Care

When deteriorating health prevents an aging loved one from living independently, difficult decisions must be made. Assisted living facilities and nursing homes are the choice for many, but if institutionalized care is not your preference,Home Careis an option that allows your loved one to receive medical care and personal assistance in the comforts of your own home. Whether your loved one only requires a companion during the day or 24-hour nursing supervision,home health care agenciescan create a plan to satisfy to the patient's specific needs.

Home Care

Two different kinds of home care exist to make living at home more successful for seniors. Skilled medical home care is provided by visiting nurses who come to the senior's home every day to offer medical care like injections, pain management or even wound care. This option is great for a senior who requires medical care but wants to remain at home. For seniors who do not have medical needs but do require help with tasks like grocery shopping, housekeeping, cooking, or personal care, non-medical home are is the better choice.

For more information about home care in Iowa, visit Iowa Alliance in Home Care.

Case Management Program for Frail Elders

The Iowa Department on Aging developed theCase Management Program for Frail Eldersto give aging Iowans an alternative to the expensive option of institutionalized care. Services offered by CMPFE allow seniors to remain at home as long as possible despite their deteriorating health. After enrollment in the program, a case manager comes to the senior's home to assess their needs, discuss what services they are interested in, and create a care plan. CMPFE services include delivered meals, transportation, homemaker services, transportation, and nursing services. Case management itself is free, but there may be a cost for specific services. To qualify, you must be an Iowa citizen, aged 60 or older, and have one or more health needs.

Visit your local Area Agency on Aging to enroll in CMPFE.

For more information on home care, read Care.com's article Home Care Versus Nursing Home Care

More Resources

Senior Care Guide: Care.com's comprehensive guide to senior care that helps readers understand senior care options by describing each option in detail and answering frequently asked questions.

For more information on senior healthcare, visit our Articles and Resources page.

Looking for quality senior care in Iowa? Check out the local pages below

Des Moines
Sioux City

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