CONTACT: TOM MOORE
Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: April 12, 2002
Service provides comprehensive, personalized care for people in their
Home Life, a division of University of Iowa Community HomeCare, is helping
to meet a growing demand from an aging population to remain living at home
for as long as possible.
Residents of Johnson County and surrounding areas can receive comprehensive,
personalized care for themselves or their loved ones for up to 24 hours a
day through Home Life services. The services are available in a person's own
home, a family member's home, a residential care facility or an assisted living
"Our caregivers provide quality, personalized home health care for
as little or long as
needed--a one-time visit or longer," said Karla Neuzil, a registered
nurse and nurse manager for UI Community HomeCare, UI Health Care's affiliate
home care company. "We serve people of all ages."
Home Life's services range from personal care such as bathing, transferring
to and from bed and providing reminders to take medications, to skilled nursing
care, including collecting laboratory specimens, managing pain and administering
intravenous (IV) therapy. Caregivers will also stay in the home overnight,
if necessary, and even provide homemaker services such as doing the laundry,
shopping, preparing meals and performing light housekeeping.
A registered nurse directs the care of all clients. Home Life staff work
closely with families, personal physicians and other community service providers
to meet a person's specific needs.
"We carefully select high quality professionals who are trained to
provide excellent service," added Neuzil. "The people we serve can
feel secure that their health needs are being fulfilled, giving them the freedom
to spend quality time with their loved ones in the comfort of their own homes."
Home Life services are designed to begin quickly. Caregivers establish their
schedule a month in advance so that clients will know who to expect to come
into their homes. Persons who wish to obtain further information may call
(319) 337-9055. Staff members will answer all questions at no cost or obligation.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and
Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and
services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.