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Home Care Aide and Public Health Nursing

WesleyLife offers two unique programs dedicated to supporting your independence, health and well-being at home — Home Care Aide and Public Health Nursing. 

Part of what makes these programs different is the fact that their costs are based on a sliding fee scale — providing you the health services you need at a budget-friendly cost. 


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Public Health Nursing 

WesleyLife’s public health nurses serve Polk county residents who either aren’t eligible for Medicare, have no insurance or are underinsured, and have no other in-home nursing option available to them. Our nurses encourage patients to make good recoveries and reduce their chances of a hospital stay. 

Services may include:

  • Vital sign checks and physical assessment.
  • Medication setup weekly or monthly.
  • Wound care, blood draws or ostomy care.
  • Education on medications, treatments or medical conditions.
  • Guidance on how and when to use health services.


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Home Care Aide 

The Home Care Aide program focuses mainly on providing intermittent home care services for residents of Polk county. Any Polk county resident who — due to illness, age or disability — is unable to care for themselves or their home is eligible for this service.

Together with you and your family, our case manager will develop a personalized plan of care for you. Our certified nursing assistants and certified home care aides then execute the plan to ensure your independence, health and well-being are being maximized.

Services may include:

  • Assistance with daily activities such as bathing, shaving, dressing or exercise.
  • Assistance with household tasks such as laundry and light housekeeping.

Funding sources

Funding may be available from the following sources:

  • Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Aging Resources of Central Iowa
  • United Way of Central Iowa
  • Polk County Health Services
  • Waivers
  • Grants

How to get started

Services are available to Polk county residents. For more information or to begin services, please call (515) 978-2777; or contact us electronically and a representative will contact you. 

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People You Can Trust

You can feel good about welcoming a WesleyLife employee into your home. We hire people who respect your privacy and are guided by a spirit of thoughtful service and Christian compassion. All have thorough background checks and drug testing.

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