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Home Healthcare & Social Services

The Home Healthcare Department  provides skilled home care services within a 30-mile radius with 24-hour call availability to promote quality of life for the homebound. If you believe you are in need of these services, call the Home Care Office at 218-365-8722 or ask your physician.

Home Healthcare also provides a foot clinic the first Wednesday of the month from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  A foot soak, toenail trim, and diabetic feet inspection costs $25.  Call 218-365-8722 for an appointment.

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What is Home Health?

Home Health is a variety of services provided in your own home where you can obtain the medical care you need.

Am I eligible for Home Health Care?

Services are available to persons of all ages who are recovering from an acute illness or surgical procedure, are chronically or terminally ill and are temporarily unable to receive out-patient treatment.

How can I obtain these services?

You will need a physician’s order for homecare services and you may call or visit your provider for a referral.  Questions may be directed to the Home Care Office at 218-365-8722 or to your physician.

How will I receive help after 5:00 p.m.?

If you have an emergency dial 911. To contact the Home Health Nurse, call the hospital nurses station at 218-365-8710. Identify yourself as a Home Health Care patient and they will get in touch with a Home Health Care nurse.

What is the cost?

Charges for home Health Care services are covered by many private insurance policies, including Medicare and Medicaid. Your physician must order the visits and your home health treatment plan must meet specific guidelines. You will be responsible for payment of services not covered by third party reimbursement. If you are covered by Medicare you must be homebound. This means you can only leave your home for physician visits, church, haircuts or to attend adult day care.

What services are provided?

Skilled nursing services are available by a Registered Nurse and/or a Home Health Care Aide. We will observe and evaluate your condition, carry out the plan of treatment and teach you about health care at home.

Home Health Aides provide personal care such as bathing, grooming simple dressing changes, feeding, routine exercises and other daily living activities. All care is directed and supervised by a Registered Nurse.

Physical Therapists will assist in developing a care plan and provide treatments ordered by your physician enabling you to regain lost or diminished physical abilities.

Occupational Therapists will assist in regaining independence of daily living.