Why Choose Home Care

Home Care Advantages

  • Keeps families together
  • Supports independence
  • More efficient than other forms of health care
  • Prevents or postpones institutionalization
  • Involves the individual and family in services that are delivered
  • Is significantly less expensive

Why Choose Home Care?

It is a difficult question that can be summed up with a simple answer:  People would rather be treated at home than in a hospital or long-term care facility. And just like hospital care or long-term care, home care is generally covered by insurance. With that in mind, this website will present the information you need to make decisions about home care for yourself or a loved one.

What type of services can be provided in the home?

There are two types of services that are provided in home care: medical and private duty. Medical care is care which is directed by a health professional and is generally covered by Medicare and private health insurance. In many cases, medical care must be ordered by a doctor and receive an authorization from the insurance provider in advance. The other type of home care is private duty. These are the non-medical services that are necessary for people to stay in their homes and are generally not covered by health insurance. 

Medical Services

  • Skilled nursing
  • Home health aide
  • Home infusion therapy (administering IV and injection drugs)
  • Medical social services
  • Physical therapy
  •  Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Medical supplies
  • Home medical equipment

Private Duty Services

  • Personal care (such as assistance with bathing and dressing)
  • Homemaker services (such as cleaning and meal preparation)
  • Non-emergency transportation
  • Errands and shopping
  • Companionship
  • Respite care (providing family caregivers time away)
  • Assistance paying bills and balancing the checkbook
  • More information on choosing a provider is available here.

Contact Us

Iowa Alliance in Home Care | 100 E. Grand Ave, Suite 118, Des Moines, IA 50309 | Phone: (515) 288-1955