Home Health
The Bremer County Health Department is a Medicare and Medicaid Certified Home Health Agency.  Skilled nursing at home is more affordable, and often with better results and shorter recovery time than institutionalized options. The BCHD has experienced home health professionals available for your needs 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

Our Home Health programs include:

Skilled Nursing:  A RN or LPN provides services under your physician's orders such as: wound care, catheter or colostomy, blood draws, assistance with medication management, post-hospitalization follow-up, medication injections, influenza immunization, plus so much more!

Personal Cares: A CNA provides services such as bathing, shaving, dressing, range of motion exercises, and meal preparation.

Rehabilitative Services: The BCHD contracts with local therapy groups to provide our patients with in home therapy services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and medical social worker.

Homemaker:  A CNA provides light housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, shopping for food and essentials, and laundry.  For details regarding this program and whether you qualify, contact us at (319) 352-0082.

Funding and Payment Options:  For those who qualify, the BCHD provides home health services through Medicare/Medicaid, Iowa's Managed Care Organizations, and most Private Insurance Companies.  Individuals can also pay privately for services based off our current costs.  Additionally, a grant from the Iowa Department of Public Health allows us to offer services on a sliding fee scale so that all Bremer County residents who need home health have access to it without being financially burdened.

Referrals: Referrals are accepted from anyone and anyone who is eligible if the need exists.  There is no cost for the confidential needs assessment.  Services are determined by the participant with a BCHD representative.  Call (319) 352-0082 to make a referral between the hours of 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM Monday-Friday.

BCHD Home Health services are available within a 30-mile radius of our office in Waverly, IA.

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