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Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa can connect you to services that best fit your specific needs and goals. Because there are so many options, it's best to contact us directly to receive guidance and answers to your questions.

VNS Home Care

Home health care services, offered by VNS Home Care, assist homebound individuals with health and medical conditions that can be treated at home. Home health aides assist with personal care and basic health care needs. Skilled health care services may include home visits and rehabilitative support from registered nurses (RNs), physical therapists, occupational therapists, or speech therapists.

Medicare will pay for home care when skilled services are necessary, usually following a surgery or acute care stay in a hospital or facility. Persons are considered home bound if they have an illness or injury which restricts their ability to leave the home unless assisted by others. VNS Home Care is a non-profit home health care provider. Take a free online assessment to see if VNS Home Care may be able to help you. Or, call VNS Home Care at (515) 558-9591.

ExtraCare Services

ExtraCare Services is a non-profit, private duty, private-pay service for individuals who need an extra layer of care in the home. ExtraCare Services helps clients maintain their lifestyle and independence while giving peace of mind to family caregivers.

Private duty services are not covered by Medicare; however, some long-term care insurance plans do have provisions for private duty services. Clients choose and pay for the kind of services they need and how often they want to receive visits. To learn whether ExtraCare Services may be right for you or a loved one, take a free online assessment. You can also call ExtraCare Services at (515) 333-4275 or toll-free at (855) 333-4275.

Senior Companion Services

VNS of Iowa's Senior Companion program provides support to homebound adults through regular home visits and transportation services. Trained Senior Companions help their clients maintain happy, healthy lives. The program is offered at no charge to residents of Polk or Warren counties who are 21 or older and need extra support to continue to live independently in their homes. Call (515) 558-9957 to see if you or a loved one may be eligible for Senior Companion visits.

HCI Hospice Care Services

HCI Hospice Care Services assists people with life-limiting illnesses and supports their families. Hospice addresses many of the things people fear, such as living in pain, being alone, being a burden on family caregivers or not being in charge of health care decisions.

Hospice focuses on what is important to the individual and works to support his or her quality of life goals. Hospice relieves pain and symptoms, offers in-home visits from a team of clinical and psycho-social experts, provides assistance from caring volunteers and offers counseling, support and understanding to patients and their family members. Questions about hospice? Visit the HCI Care Services website to learn more, or call (800) 806-9934 and ask to speak with an admissions specialist.