The Homemaker program of Marion County provides care to individuals who need assistance in their homes. Trained Home Care Aides assist clients with

  • light housekeeping
  • laundry
  • grocery shopping
  • errands
  • meal preparation
  • personal care
  • other in-home tasks necessary to help individuals remain safely in their home

A doctor's order is not required to receive homemaker services. Services require a condition that prevents individuals from doing their own housekeeping tasks.


  • Homemaker services care paid for privately by the client.
  • Sliding fee scale is offered for individuals who cannot afford to pay full fee.
  • Services may be paid in full by grant if certain income guidelines are met.

Anyone can make a referral to our office for the homemaker program.

Admittance of new clients is subject to status of grant funding and staff availability.

If you have a friend or family member that could benefit from homemaker services (or if you need a little help yourself), contact us and we can discuss your needs. You may also call us at 641-828-2238.


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Contact Us

Marion County Public Health Department
2003 N. Lincoln
Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138
Phone: (641) 828-2238
Fax: (641) 842-3442