In an era of cost containment many hospitalized patients are discharged before they are able to fully care for themselves. This is an area where the Harper County Health Department in-home services can provide care to promote safety and recovery or maintenance of independent functioning. It is a proven fact that in-home care is less expensive than institutional care.
In-home services provide assistance to individuals recovering from illness, injury, and surgery or to individuals with long term care needs. In-home services included non-skilled services including: housekeeping, laundry, bathing, grooming, shopping, errands, meal preparation and limited respite care.
Current in-home services are offered through the HCBS Waiver Services, Senior Care Act Services, Older Americans Act Title IIIB and Private Pay Services. If you need in-home services, or know of someone who could benefit from these services, please contact the Harper County Health Department for additional information at 620-842-5132 and ask for Heather Struble or Sherry Vierthaler.
The Harper County Health Department is not accepting new referrals for the HCBS Waiver services effective January 1, 2019.