Tama County Public Health welcomes new employee

Robin Riffle was recently hired by Tama County Public Health to service as a home healthcare worker. -- Contributed photo

Tama County Public Health recently welcomed a new face to their department. Robin Riffle originally from Vining and the Tama-Toledo Area, began January 3, 2022, as a Home Helper/Homemaker. Tama County Public Health has always had C.N.A.s do these duties but due to the increase in demand in services, it was determined that a full-time position was needed to meet their client’s needs.

The focus of this position is to help people remain in their homes longer by doing some of the daily activities that their clients can no longer do on their own. Some things include vacuuming, sweeping, washing dishes, meal planning, shopping and preparation, light housekeeping, home management and budgeting, and respite care.

Some forms of health insurance such as Veterans Administration, waivers, and grant funding help pay for these types of services as well as clients paying privately, based on income, through a sliding fee scale.

Riffle has joined the public health team of 18 employees.

Riffle is a Tama County native, having grown up in Vining and the Tama-Toledo area. She currently resides in Tama with her husband Rick. They have three grown daughters Rachel Purk, Shasta Cecak, and Samantha Neave, who have followed in their mother’s footsteps and work in the healthcare field as well. They have ten grandchildren, with two of the granddaughters working in the healthcare field also. They have five great-grandchildren. Riffle’s hobbies include golfing and spending time with family and friends.

Riffle shares, “I look forward to working at Tama County Public Health and Home Care.”

For more information about Tama County Public Health and Home Care, please call 641-484-4788.