Pet and Music Therapy
Social Worker Counseling
Personal Care and Assistance
Community and home care services including private in-home nursing, bath aide and housekeeping/companionship care. Adult and child Immunization clinics, foot care clinics, voice care personal emergency response buttons, annual influenza shots.
"Sometimes asking for help is the most meaningful example of self-reliance." From the poem "Sometimes" by U.S. Senator Cory Booker
Polk County Health Department can provide Homemaker Chore Services such as:
Light Housekeeping (dusting, vacuuming, dishes, laundry, sweeping, mopping), Personal Care (meal preparation, bath assistance, medication set-up, errands/shopping, medical escort), and Companion/Respite services.
What does the admission process look like?
*They will come to your home
*Assess your individual needs
*Determine a plan to meet your individual needs
*Schedule services at acceptable times to you and your homechore worker
Fees for homemaker chore services are covered by private pay.
Private insurance and Medicare WILL NOT cover this service.
Scheduling for services needs to be done at least a week in advance.
Services can only be provided in Polk County.
Services will be provided by a Certified Nursing Assistant and/or Medication Aide.
For more information, contact:
Polk County Health Department
330 N State Street
PO Box 316
Osceola, NE 68651
Office hours Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
330 N State Street
PO Box 316
For over 50 years, Interim HealthCare has provided loved ones with compassionate and professional home care. With over 300 locations throughout the United States, our nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals provide a wide range of services:
Health Care Staffing
Personal Care and Support
About Our Facility
Our mission is to provide a Christian living environment in which residents are able to live with dignity while receiving quality care.
We are a certified and licensed nursing home providing short or long-term nursing care in a comfortable, residential atmosphere.
• Skilled nursing 24 hours per day, 7 days a week
• Physical therapy services
• Occupational therapy services
• Restorative care
Other Features Available:
• Individually decorated rooms to fit each resident
• Busy activity department
• Beautiful landscaping including neighboring Arboretum
• Local, dedicated, and professional staff selected due to their caring attitude
• Home cooked meals
• Newly updated construction in many parts of our facility
Midwest Covenant Home holds a history of more than 50 years of serving as a health care provider in the Stromsburg area. Our commitment continues as we look forward to the next 50+ years. We offer a continuum of care that prides just the right amount of assistance or skilled nursing for each of our residents.
NE Lifespan Respite Network Brochure
Taking care of yourself - is one of the best ways to help your loved ones!
Respite is help for the helpers. Respite is a break for unpaid family caregivers caring for a loved one with special needs. Respite allows the family caregiver time away to care for their personal needs. Research shows that when family caregivers take time for themselves, they improve their physical and emotional health.
You can use respsite to: Go to the grocery store, visit the doctor, have lunch with a friend, take a nap, or anything else you need or want to reduce stress.
A family caregiver is a person who provides ongoing care for an individual unable to care for themself due to age, physical or mental disability, or illness. If your loved one cannot be left alone due to a special need, we can help.
Caregiving is rewarding, but also demanding and stressful. We offer information, education, and support. We are the place to contact to discuss your respite needs.
Who provides respite? There is some flexibility in finding providers. Your local respite coordinator can assist you with finding a provider in your area. You may be able to use family members, friends, or neighbors as paid providers. Depending on funding source, other possibilities include: organizations, camps, a trusted agency, a local volunteer-led organization or group, volunteer-led school-based program, equine program, faith-based or other approved activities. While your loved one is attending an activity, you are getting a break-and that's what respite is all about!
You can locate screened respite providers at nrrs.ne.gov/respite. Click on "Find a Provider."
The Polk County Health Department has been in existence since 1979 The services offered are available to all residents of Polk County, regardless of income status. Funding comes from a number of sources including: private contracts, private payment based on a fee for services, donations, grants, and tax support from the Polk County Government.
Services of the department include: Homemaker/Chore Services, School Nursing, Health Screenings, Health Education Program, Pedicure Clinics, Blood Pressure Clinics, Public Flu Vaccines, Immunization Clinics - Adult and Childhood, Drug/Alcohol Testing, Lifeline, Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance.
To obtain services from the Polk County Health Department, simply contact the office at (402) 747-2211.
330 North State Street
Contact Polk County Health Department to learn about Lifeline options to help keep you or your aging loved ones safe.
Lifeline offers a range of choices to help maintain independence. Whether you need the go-anywhere protection of GoSafe, the automatic fall protection of AutoAlert, or the peace of mind offered by HomeSafe.
Contact Polk County Health Department to learn more. (402) 747-2211
330 North State Street
Ridgewood is an award winning Medicare Certified skilled nursing & short-term rehabilitation care center. We are dedicated in providing world class rehabilitation, long-term care, and are devoted to memory care. We strive to improve our resident’s quality of life and personal well-being. That’s why providing “Dignity In Life” is our mission and our passion.
We are located in a newly renovated building, in a peaceful neighborhood directly north of Seward Public High School. Seward, known as the 4th of July capital, is a warm community with much religious and spiritual involvement and support.
Our excellent team is focused on helping and meeting the needs of our residents and their families. Every aspect of care here at Ridgewood reflects our mission of “Dignity In Life.”
York General Home Health offers a broad range of services that support clients in their own home. It can serve as an alternative to hospitalization or nursing home placement. Medicare coverage is available to individuals certified by their physicians as home bound and in need of skilled services.
Medicare definition of home-bound:
The individual can leave his/her home only for short periods of time and only for medical appointments, special occasions, or religious services.
Great effort is required for the individual to leave the home.
The individual needs assistance to walk with a cane, walker, or wheelchair.
Individuals are not considered homebound if they can effortlessly walk or drive a vehicle.
Services provided by York General Home Health include (but are not limited to) the following:
Skilled Nursing Care
Post hospital/surgical care
Chronic disease management
Laboratory specimen collection
Compliance with various treatments
Medication review and instruction
Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
Range of motion
Post hospital surgical care strengthening
Performance of activities of daily living
Fine motor development
Memory development techniques
Additional Services by Referral
Lifeline emergency alert device
Flu and pneumonia immunizations