Other Services at the Iowa Veterans Home
Nursing Services at IVH
Barber and Beauty Shop
The Barber Shop is open several days a week; hours are posted. The shop is located on the main floor of Malloy building next to the Canteen. A resident employee helps residents get to and from the Barber Shop, if help is needed. The Barber Services must be paid for by the resident.
The Beauty Shop is open several days a week by appointment. A resident employee helps residents to and from the Beauty Shop, if help is needed. The Beauty Shop is located in the Loftus Building basement near the Physical Therapy Department. Resident must pay for the Beauty Shop Services.
There are several ways for residents to keep their clothes clean. Residents may launder themselves; there are laundering facilities on each unit, equipped with a washer, dryer, detergent, iron, and ironing board for use. Laundering facilities are also available in Heinz Hall. Residents can have their clothing dry cleaned; clothes to be dry cleaned are picked up at the unit desk each Tuesday morning and returned on Friday afternoon. Dry cleaning is done by a local business and must be paid for by the resident.
Residents may have their clothes laundered by the Home. Laundry is returned two or three times a week, depending on where in the Home a resident lives. This service is free to residents.
By whichever means residents have their clothes laundered, it is extremely important that they have all their clothes marked with their name. If clothes' items are not marked, they could get lost. If not claimed in the Sheeler Personal Property Room, unmarked clothing is donated to the clothes closet.
The Iowa Veterans Home library is located in the Malloy building on the main floor. The library has a large collection of books in both regular and large print, audio books, DVDs, and music. There are newspapers from around the state of Iowa and many magazines to browse as well. The library is equipped with five computers with internet access that are available for use. Library staff is always available to assist with any questions or requests patrons my have.
The library will be closed on holidays.
Mail is delivered to each unit every afternoon except Sundays. It is then sorted and placed in residents' mailboxes.
Letters to be mailed can be put in the U.S. mailboxes in the Sheeler Building lobby, in Malloy Building, in Dack Care Facility, or given to Nursing Unit Coordinators. Heinz Hall residents can take their mail to the Dorm Office. All letters need to have U.S. postage stamps that are available at Heinz Hall Office, the Cashier's Office, and a stamp machine in the Canteen. All mail leaves the Home at the same time: 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.