Iowa Care Community was formed in 2021, as and affiliated and combined resources to offer a continuum of at-home health care, from birth to end-of-life.
Iowa Care Community provides foundational support for nonprofit home health care organizations, taking care of human resources, billing, purchasing, fundraising and more. By handling these administrative services behind the scenes, Iowa Care Community allows clinical staff to focus on outstanding compassionate care for patients and caregivers.
Iowa Care Community, located at 1522 Sycamore Street, shares offices with Iowa City Hospice and VNA.
Iowa City Hospice is a nonprofit hospice provider bringing end-of-life care to patients wherever they call home. Conceived by community volunteers in 1979, and serving patients since 1983, Iowa City Hospice serves anyone with terminal illness in a service area comprised of Johnson County and the counties that surround it: Linn, Cedar, Muscatine, Louisa, Washington, and Iowa.
Anyone can refer a patient for hospice services. Iowa City Hospice nurses are able to assess patient and caregiver needs, clarify goals of care, and work through options and decisions.
As a community-based 501(c)(3) charity organization, Iowa City Hospice turns no one away from hospice services due to inability to pay. Since over 80% of hospice care in the U.S. is now provided by for-profit corporations, Iowa City Hospice is a rare organization with community volunteers as board members and its headquarters in the heart of its service area. All earned and donated revenue returns to the community through patient care, staff support, and enhanced services and programs.
Visiting Nurse Association of Johnson County (VNA) brings care to homebound patients, helping them to live the best life possible. VNA has a long and storied history, starting on the east coast in the 1880s. Johnson County’s VNA has operated continuously for more than 70 years, first providing care in 1949.
To qualify for VNA services, patients must be referred by a physician and in need of skilled nursing, or physical, occupational, or speech therapy.
VNA of Johnson County differs from companion services in its ability to provide skilled nursing care. VNA nurses, therapists, aides, and homemakers collaborate closely with physicians to define patient goals, and work toward healing, improved mobility, independent living skills, and more.