Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Care Agency wants to help you maintain your independence in the comfort of your own home. We are dedicated to enabling people to be self-supporting and self-sufficient, stabilization of families, preventing inappropriate institutionalization and protecting vulnerable children and adults. We employ qualified caregivers, both nurses and Home Care aides who are educated in providing the care you need. The Home Health Care Aide program provides a full range of supportive services in your home so you can go about your activities of daily living. The nurses provide skilled nursing care at home and public health services for the community.  Referrals are made by doctors, hospitals, friends, families, clients, and other agencies.

Home Health Care Aides
(Trained/Supervised paraprofessional)

  • Assist with bathing, grooming, dressing and exercise
  • Vacuum, dust, clean and do laundry
  • Prepare nutritious meals. Assist with shopping
  • Essential errands and transportation
  • Relieve caregivers
  • Money Management
  • Parenting skills and emotional support
  • Protective services
  • Home Health Aides under the supervision of skilled nursing

Care provided in the home promotes healing. Scientific evidence demonstrates patients heal more quickly at home. Stress is reduced with care provided in the home. Unlike most forms of health care, which increases anxiety and stress, care in the home has the opposite effect. Home Health Care Aides improve the quality of life for their clients, is less costly and is the most satisfying form of care available to the American public. It keeps the family together as a unit. Services are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., evenings or weekends as needed.

Public Health Programs

  • Lead Screening
  • Childhood Immunizations
  • Flu clinics
  • Communicable Disease Follow-up
  • B/P Screens
  • Community Needs Assessment
  • Senior Health Clinics
  • Disaster Planning
  • Hawk-I
  • Alzheimer's Support Group

 

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