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Home Care Aide

Home care aide services are intended to enhance the capacity of consumers to attain or maintain their independence. Trained and supervised direct care workers provide services to consumers who, due to the absence, incapacity or limitations of the usual caretaker, are experiencing stress or crisis.

The purpose of this program is to reduce, prevent or delay inappropriate institutionalization of consumers and to preserve families through the provision of supportive services by direct care workers who have completed training and are professionally supervised. The direct care worker provides services for consumers by following a plan of care identifying assigned tasks.

For more information, please contact:

  • Heather Bombei, Regional Community Health Consultant
    Bureau of Local Public Health Services
    Iowa Department of Public Health
    Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
    voice: (515) 745-4877
  • You may also use the "Contact Us" page to submit questions online.