The goal of the Homemaking program is to assist individuals to safely remain in their homes for as long as possible. The homemaking staff are fully trained and experienced Certified Nurses Assistants that are supervised by the nursing staff. The staff are available to assist with:
· Personal Care - bathing, personal needs and obtaining vital signs such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature and pulse oximetry.
· General Housekeeping – vacuuming, sweeping, scrubbing, dusting, and dishes.
· Meal Preparation – assist with planning, shopping and preparing meals in advance.
· Laundry – in home, in your apartment or at the laundromat.
There are several financial programs that may assist in coverage of your services. The requirement for admission into the homemaking program is completion
of a financial assessment. This will include disclosure of your monthly income, any assets you may have and any medical deductions. This will help determine the fees of the services provided through the homemaking program. Please feel free to contact us at (515) 462-9051for further information.
Blood Pressure Clinics
Blood Pressure clinics are offered nearly every Tuesday of the month at varying times and locations:
Blood pressure & vital sign screenings are offered in the Public Health office by appointment only. Call 515-462-9051 to schedule.For more information on blood pressure readings, tools, and resources from HEART.ORG.
Board of Health
The Madison County Board of Health meets the 2nd Thursday of the even months In the lower level of the Madison County Annex located at 201 W. Court. The meeting is called to order at 7:00 P.M.
For immediate disease reporting, call the Iowa Department of Public Health’s 24/7 hotline: 1-800-362-2736. After hours local disease reporting Call 515-705-9419. Caring for the Health of Madison County Residents is important to us.