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Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care has a mission of aiding older Americans to remain in their homes, living independently for as long as possible. Pictured is the Community and Home Care-Allamakee Public Health staff located near their offices on the upper level of Veterans Memorial Hospital.

The Role of Home Health Care in Helping Older Americans

May is Older Americans Month.  Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care-Allamakee Public Health has a mission of aiding older Americans to remain in their homes, living independently for as long as possible.  Sometimes the role of the home caregivers is long-term, other times just for a short, transitional period of time.

Registered nurses and trained home care aides travel the Allamakee County and surrounding area offering nursing care and in-home assistance to people of all ages.  They offer a variety of services including nursing visits, medication set-up and administration, dressing cares, IV’s, catheter and colostomy cares, oversee rehabilitation in-home programs, and all personal cares.  RN staff is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Referrals for home care services can be made by family, physicians, neighbors, friends, and other health care facilities.  Whenever being discharged home from another health care facility, the patient can request that Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care provide their home health services.

To learn more about the ways Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care can help older Americans, please call 563-568-5660.