Long Term Care

Department Overview

Rice County Public Health provides long-term care consultation services (MNChoices) and care coordination services for persons age 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 who are 65 years and older.These long term care services are designed to support elderly persons in their efforts to remain living as independently in the community as possible.

Information for the Public

Rice County is fortunate to have a wide variety of long-term care resources for its residents.
Persons or family members of persons 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.

Long Term Care Program Directory of Services

View the Resource Directory (PDF)

Educational Programs for Caregivers

Rice County Public Health, in partnership with the Faribault Senior Center, will offer educational programs of interest which are open to our contracted vendors and the public, at no cost to the attendees. Please contact the Faribault Senior Center for detailed information about the programs. Individuals are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities offered here in Rice County at no charge.

Senior Centers