Home 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 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

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

Home Health Aides / Homemaker Services

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