Home care

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 for eligible clients.


Services are provided 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on weekends, holidays and alternate times by arrangement. Home health care services are provided on a per visit basis to residents of all ages who are sick and disabled 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