Iowa Alliance in Home Care

The Iowa Alliance in Home Care is a personal membership group of the Iowa Hospital Association. The alliance is an invaluable resource and support system for home health care agencies committed to ensuring home care professionals can provide their patients with high quality, comprehensive and coordinated home care services. Click here to join.  Email questions to Kara Staiert at IHA.


  • To support standards and a code of ethics that will enhance the quality of home care services.
  • To meet the home care needs of Iowans by fostering the recognition of home care services as a vital segment of the health care industry.
  • To further the development and coordination of the range of home care disciplines needed to maintain patients and their families in their homes.
  • To enhance the visibility of home care through the development and distribution of information that emphasizes the benefits, cost effectiveness and appropriate use of home care services.
  • To form a constituency to affect public policy for the provision of home care services.
  • To stimulate coordination among health and human service providers ensuring the provision of the appropriate level of care for the patient or client.
  • To promote unification and foster mutually supportive relationships among providers.
  • To provide services to members in improving the availability, accessibility and quality of home care services.
  • To support education and research affecting home care.


  • 2021 IAHC Conference May 28
  • 2022 Annual Meeting Golf and Pre-Conference Events October 3rd
    2022 Annual Meeting October 4-5th


Renee DeJong, President
Mercy Home Health Care

Scott Schleis, Vice President
Sanford Home Health and Hospice Sheldon

Andrea Kent, Secretary
New Choices Inc. Home Health Program

Rebecca Oliva, Past President
Mercy Home Care- Des Moines

Krista Vanden Brink, Director
Winneshiek County Public Health Nursing Service

Sherri Johnston-McDowell, Director
Burgess Home Health/Hospice

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