Due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country and locally, Linn County has closed most buildings to the public to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity of County services.
The Linn County Home Health program supports adults and families to function as independently as possible when health or social problems exist.
The goal of the program is to allow individuals to live where they choose, and if necessary, receive the appropriate support services and information required to maintain their quality of life - regardless of any disability or mobility problems they may have.
General Homemaker Program
The General Homemaker Program can help you when health problems limit your ability to do day-to-day activities. The program's direct care workers (DCWs) provide in-home, non-medical help to elderly and/or disabled people. Services are provided by professionally trained DCWs and supervised by either a nurse or a social worker in accordance with national standards and approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
General Direct Care Worker Services Include:
Bathing and personal care
Grocery shopping and essential errands
Meal planning and preparation
If you live in Linn County and need help with at least two of the services Home Health provides, you are eligible for the program. There is one exception: For those who only need help with personal care, Home Health can still assist.
Delivery & Fees
Referrals to the Linn County Home Health Program are accepted in person or by telephone, mail, fax or email. Service delivery is prioritized according to need. Fee for service is assessed on a sliding scale according to household income and resources.