Long-term care

Rice County Public Health provides long-term care consultation services (MNChoices) and care coordination services for those 65 and over. In addition, the  Long-Term Care Unit at Public Health manages the following Medicaid funded Home and Community Based Waivers: Elderly Waiver (EW), Alternative Care (AC) and Essential Community Supports (ECS) – waivers for those 65 years and older. These long-term care services are designed to support elderly residents in their efforts to remain living as independently in the community as possible.

Rice County is fortunate to have a wide variety of long-term care resources for its residents.

Residents or family members of those who need long-term care in the community or who want to learn more about community resources are encouraged to call Rice County Public Health at 507-332-6111. Ask to speak to the long-term care supervisor.

View the Long-Term Care Resource Directory

Educational programs for caregivers


Rice County Public Health, in partnership with the Buckham West (Faribault Senior Center), offers educational programs of interest which are open to our contracted vendors and the public, at no cost. Contact Buckham West for details.

Senior centers