Are you in need of reliable, compassionate in-home care to help you with all the activities of Daily Living and Household chores? Let us help you remain independent and active with our courteous in home service. In-home staff provides individualized services in the private homes. Care includes basic housekeeping, assistance with personal hygiene, laundry, running errands for such essentials as to deliver payments for utilities or to pick up medicines and groceries. Staff are also available to assist those with maintenance health care needs such as daily transfers from bed to wheelchair, routine range of motion exercises and maintain current level of mobility. Sitters are available to provide respite care while the primary caregiver is away at work or school. The services available from VNA In-Home Services are as varied and multi-leveled as the needs of the homecare client.

Be sure to ask for VNA when the DHSS Caseworker asks which agency you prefer.


Personal Care

Let us help you remain independent and active with our courteous personal care in home service. In-home staff provides individualized services in the private homes. Care includes assistance with personal hygiene, laundry, running errands for such essentials as to deliver payments for utilities or to pick up medicines and groceries. Staff are also available to assist those with maintenance health care needs such as daily transfers from bed to wheelchair, routine range of motion exercises and maintain current level of mobility. Sitters are available to provide respite care while the primary caregiver is away at work or school. The services available from VNA In-Home Services are as varied and multi-leveled as the needs of the homecare client.

Be sure to ask for VNA when the DHSS Caseworker asks which agency you prefer.

Homemaker Care

  • Homemakers perform routine housekeeping tasks such as:
  • Vacuuming
  • Dusting
  • Mopping floors
  • Cleaning bathroom fixtures
  • Cleaning kitchen appliances and fixtures

Services are scheduled in advance for specific day(s) and hour(s) of the week. Be sure to ask for VNA when the DHSS Caseworker asks which agency you prefer. Call Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri today and learn how you can receive convenient in-home care from a team with 45 years of experience.

Advanced Personal Care

Specially trained aides provide assistance with special, more skilled, though routine health maintenance procedures such as ostomy care, bowel programs, exercise programs, transfers from bed to wheel chair using special equipment, etc. Advanced care is most often needed by individuals with chronic illness or permanent disabilities, such as those with limited self-care ability due to paralysis. Advanced Personal Care services gives those with a handicap a hand with the health care they need without restraining them from the things they can do.

EXAMPLE: Someone paralyzed from the waist down is able to do most things for himself once he is up in the wheelchair. He may need help though with a daily bowel program, an exercise program, catheter care, bathing, and the transfer from bed to wheelchair each morning and the transfer back to bed each evening.

Be sure to ask for VNA when the DHSS Caseworker asks which agency you prefer.

Respite Care

Occasionally, it is unwise or unsafe to leave someone home alone, even for short periods of time. Still, they prefer to remain at home and do well there with minimal assistance and/or supervision. In those cases, VNA will provide a Sitter to stay with the client during those periods when the regular caregiver must be away or is asleep. The Sitter will assist the client to the bathroom, place food that has been prepared within easy reach and assist with minor difficulties for an otherwise independent or stable person.

Be sure to ask for VNA when the DHSS Caseworker asks which agency you prefer.

RN Authorized Nurse Care

Routine, semi-skilled nursing services such as pre-filling medication reminder trays and insulin syringes; routine monthly diabetic nail care; skin assessment when limited mobility or chronic illness makes the individual susceptible to skin breakdown; venipunctures to obtain lab specimens when blood work is needed but the individual is physically unable to travel to the lab or doctor’s office to have the test run; and other preventative and maintenance health care is provided by a nurse by VNA Community Services in Nurse-Authorized visits.


Payment Methods

Medicaid (Title XIX) and some Private Insurances are used to pay for services for these clients of VNA Community Services.

Eligibility Requirements

Medicaid guidelines require a Level of Care assessment and prior authorization from DHSS before any In-home services can be reimbursed under the Medicaid benefit. Long term care insurances may also require limitations in handling Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).

Additional Notes

Private Purchase can be made for any length of time. Call VNA direct at 1-800-286-5892 ext.1157 to request services or ask questions.

Be sure to ask for VNA when the DHSS Caseworker asks which agency you prefer.

Consumer Directed Services

Consumer Directed Services (CDS) enables physically disabled individuals to continue to live independently within their own home rather than going to a nursing facility. CDS empowers the Consumer to remain in control of their lives by giving them the freedom to choose their own caregiver. The caregiver may be a friend or family member other than a spouse. This freedom of choice gives individuals peace of mind knowing that their personal care assistance and assistance with activities of daily living are being done by someone that they know and trust.

Our primary goal has been to keep patients/clients independent in their homes. VNA has 45 years of experience working with clients and their families to help them remain as independent as possible. In order to foster the consumer’s optimal level of independence within their home environment and community, the VNA will provide advocacy, independent living skills training, peer counseling, information and referral through our Consumer Directed Service program. Consumer Directed Services is a Medicaid funded program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be Medicaid eligible
  • Meet the level of care requirement set by DHSS
  • Be capable of living independently with personal care assistance services as determined by the state
  • Be physically disabled
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be able and willing to direct his/her own care

SPECIAL NOTE: THE PERSONAL CARE SERVICE ATTENDANT CANNOT BE THE SPOUSE OF THE CONSUMER

For more information, please contact ftaylor@vnasemo.com or call 800.286.5892.