Services provided at the VA Home

Each resident/patient is assigned a staff physician or physician's assistant/or Nurse Practitioner, registered nurse, social worker, recreation therapist, and dietitian as the resident's/patient's core treatment planning team.

The following clinical services are available as needed at no additional charge when provided by IVH staff; medical, nursing, dental, social work, substance abuse counseling, psychological, pharmaceutical, podiatry, optometry, audiology, recreational services, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, chaplain services, nutritional services, dermatology, respiratory care, pulmonary care consults, psychiatry consults, lab, x-ray, telemetry, and incentive therapy.  IVH reserves the right to receive the revenue from any medical reimbursement  resource for which the resident/patient is eligible.

The following items are provided at no additional charge:  wheelchairs; walkers; prosthesis (including dentures); orthosis (e.g. braces); eyeglasses (one [1] pair per year or as prescription changes); hearing aids (with one [1] time replacement as determined by diagnostic testing); immunizations; health care supplies; oxygen; nutritional supplements; and medications as prescribed (prescription and non-prescription items available in IVH formulary).

Transportation to and from Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Knoxville, Iowa City, or Des Moines; University of Iowa Hospitals; and the local hospital will be provided for appointments and admissions as scheduled by IVH.  The resident/patient or legal representative may consult and accept treatment from a private hospital, physician, or other health care provider of the resident's/patient's or legal representative's choice.  Arrangement/appointments made privately by the resident/patient or legal representative will be made the financial responsibility of the resident/patient or legal representative.  The private practitioner cannot provide services at IVH.

The following non-clinical services are available as needed at no additional charge by IVH staff: cashiers/banking services; financial advice/bill paying assistance; and, assistance in applying for federal, state and non-governmental agency entitlements.

Room and Board and services as deemed necessary to meet the health care needs of the resident/patient will be provided.  This includes linens.

IVH may provide the following services on a limited basis:  total parenteral nutrition (TPN), respirator/ventilator care, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), chemotherapy, experimental/investigative drugs.  However, the costs for related supplies and equipment must be borne by the resident/patient, legal representative, or outside payor (for example, Medicare, Department of Veterans Affairs).  A separate agreement stipulating arrangements must be completed in advance of service provision.  If you have any questions, please contact the Adjutant's Office, Iowa Veterans Home, Marshalltown, Iowa 50153, telephone 515-753-4325 or 1-800-645-4591.