Home Health Care

Department Overview

The Rice County Public Health Nursing Service maintains a Medicare certified, Minnesota Department of Health licensed, home health care agency. Rice County Public Health provides Public Health Nursing, Home Health Aide, and Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy services throughout Rice County for eligible clients.

Services are provided Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, holidays, and alternate times by arrangement. Home health care services are provided on a per visit basis to sick and disabled persons of all ages and within the limits of available staff resources.

Rice County accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and other third party insurances and offers a sliding fee scale for persons without another reimbursement source. Services are not denied because of inability to pay.

Home Health Care Nurse Services

  • Nursing assessments
  • Dressing changes
  • Medication management and set up
  • Home safety evaluations
  • Injections
  • Catheter insertion and care
  • Teaching and training
  • Ostomy care and teaching
  • Therapeutic activities
  • Management and evaluation of care plan
  • Health promotion


Home Health Aides/Homemaker Services

  • Personal cares
  • Non-sterile dressing changes
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Exercises
  • Laundry
  • Light homemaking duties