About Mercy

Private Care

Sometimes people who are recuperating from an illness are too weak to attend to their personal needs and the activities of daily living, but they really don’t need the services of a registered nurse. Family members often do not have the time or resources to devote full- or part-time comprehensive care to their loved one at home. That is when a Mercy private-care team can help.

Our certified nurse aides and non-certified attendants make it possible for loved ones to remain in their own homes, while affording family members time away from care giving. Aides and attendants are available around the clock, every day of the week.

Our services include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Light housekeeping
  • Assistance with walking, prescribed exercises or moving the patient
  • Doing laundry
  • Planning and preparing meals
  • Running errands
  • Providing companionship/supervision
  • Accompanying patient to appointments
  • Providing respite to family members during a loved one’s hospitalization

When private care begins, we assess each individual’s health condition at no charge. That information and any subsequent condition changes are shared with the person’s physician.

Our services usually are not covered by insurance, but one of our staff members will visit with you to discuss service rates and options.

(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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