Douglas County Memorial Hospital and Prairie Health Clinics offer a variety of Homecare Services. Our goal is to help clients remain in their own homes and be safe doing so for as long as possible.

Visiting Nurse Services (VNS) is a service in which a nurse is allowed to come to your home for your healthcare needs. This is a service which does require one to be homebound and under the care of Prairie Health Clinic Providers. This service is for acute needs such as but not limited to: dressing changes, wound care, medication teaching and monitoring, weight checks, vital sign monitoring, teaching and monitoring regarding different medical conditions, lab draws, and overall wellness coaching during acute conditions.

Department of Social Services Homemaker, Personal Care and Nursing Services is another program in which we participate. This program is designed for both acute and long term needs. With this program a state worker will need to assess eligibility based on need and resources. If one qualifies for services a care plan will be set up according to needs of the client. Services may range from: bathing assistance, housekeeping tasks, to nursing services for assessment and/or medication set up as client needs to be safely in their own home.

If the above services do not fit your needs we do also have Private Pay services for Homemaker, Personal Care, and Nursing Services. These visits will be set up at the request for the patient and or family. Agreed upon services will be provided as directed by the client or their family and will be billed accordingly.

Please feel free to contact us at 605-724-2151 for any questions or for further information.