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Allina Health Home Care Services: home health and hospice services in Owatonna

Home Care & Hospice

For information on insurance benefits or to arrange a tour of Homestead Hospice House,
please call 507-446-0936.

Allina Health Hospice

We're part of a network of compassionate care, support and comfort to people with advanced illness or at the end-of-life and the loved ones caring for them.

Allina Health Hospice is largest not-for-profit hospice in Minnesota, serving over 3,000 patients and family members a year. We provide over 48,000 visits a year.

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Allina Health Home Care Services provides comfort, support, and compassionate care for patients needing rehabilitation, advanced illness or end-of-life care and the loved ones who care for them.

Allina Health Home Care Services and the Owatonna Homestead Hospice House are located on 26th Street exit in Owatonna, off Interstate 35.

Our mission is to honor the wishes of patients and families and in doing so bring peace, dignity and comfort 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Hospice Honors™ award

Allina Health Hospice in Owatonna has been recognized as one of just 100 hospice programs in the nation that continually provides the highest levels of satisfaction to caregivers of hospice patients. The program received a Hospice Honors™ award from Deyta, an industry leader in data-driven management.

The annual awards are based on Family Satisfaction Scores, which are determined using responses to 37 questions by the hospice patients' family members.

"I couldn’t be more proud of the Owatonna hospice team," said Bill Donovan, manager of Allina Health Home Care Services, Owatonna. "Team members see their work as a calling and their high-quality service focuses on comfort, care and family support."

Homestead Hospice House

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Homestead Hospice House
2350 NW 26th Street
Owatonna, MN  55060
507-446-0936

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Homestead Hospice House is a residential hospice located in Owatonna that provides personalized care in a welcoming home environment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Eight private patient rooms and generous community areas are specifically designed for the needs of patients and caregivers.

Homestead means "a dwelling place; the place where one resides and lives; a restful and safe place; a sacred refuge; a place familiar and comfortable."

The name was suggested by hospice volunteer, Susan Earlywine.

Special features

  • care coordinated by a registered nurse case manager 24 hours a day
  • around the clock direct care by LPNs, home health aides and hospice trained volunteers
  • emotional and spiritual support
  • home cooked meals and laundry service
  • state of the art whirlpool bathtub
  • reflection room
  • accommodations for family and friends
  • peaceful setting professionally landscaped.

How you can support the Owatonna Homestead Hospice House

You can donate to the Allina Health Home Care Services patient care fund or Homestead Hospice House through a variety of ways including:

  • cash
  • real estate
  • bequests
  • insurance
  • charitable remainder trust
  • charitable lead trust
  • matching gifts through your or your spouse's employer
  • a pledge made over five years.

Funds raised in Owatonna and surrounding service area stay in the community. For more information on how you can support please call 507-446-0936.

A volunteer sits and talks with a hospice patient

Hospice volunteer opportunities

Volunteering with hospice has many rewards for you as well as the patients and families that we serve right here in the Owatonna community. We offer a variety of opportunities utilizing your special talents and skills.


We rely on volunteers and need your help.
We are looking for volunteers, 18 years of age and older, to give a few hours a week.
Call 507-977-2778 to learn more.

Volunteer quote

"I feel very positive about my experiences. I look forward to my volunteer time and have enjoyed working with so many wonderful people. This has been very grounding and valuable for me."

Mary, hospice volunteer

Direct patient volunteers

Hospice volunteers are sensitive, respectful and caring individuals with a desire to help patients and their families. There are numerous ways that volunteers can help, such as staying with a patient while a caregiver has a chance to take a break, visiting, or doing errands for the family.

Being a hospice volunteer enables you to help others at a special time in their life, build your skills, and experience a great deal of self satisfaction. Eighteen hours of free training, flexibility, ongoing support and education are provided.

To become a direct patient volunteer, complete and submit the direct patient volunteer application.

Volunteer wish list

  • hospitality greeters at Homestead House
  • meal servers at breakfast and lunch for patients at Homestead House
  • meal delivery from Owatonna Hospital to Homestead House
  • bakers at Homestead House
  • certified pet therapists
  • certified massage therapists
  • certified music therapists.

Current hospice volunteers:

VicNet online access for Hospice volunteers

A place of peace

The Homestead Hospice House Memory Path offers a peaceful haven where people can remember loved ones or honor anyone in the community.

June 24, 2011, was the day that husband, father, grandfather and businessman Warren Shevlin, 86, passed away. He had undergone seven hours of surgery to remove cancer. Shevlin’s recovery started well, but eventually his body began to shut down. Shevlin said no to dialysis or any further treatment. He was transferred to Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna, where he spent the last day of his life surrounded by his wife, five daughters, grandchildren and sons-in-law.

“The hospice staff guided our family through this journey with grace, knowledge and compassionate love,” recalled Shevlin’s daughter, Joan Chavie of Faribault. “When Dad passed away, the hospice chaplain became our spiritual guide. She will forever be in our family’s loving hearts.”

A special family memory is of the white dove that was placed on Shevlin’s door as a symbol of his passing.

“Our family wanted to do something to honor the place where Dad’s body and spirit separated,” Chavie said. They decided to make a donation to Homestead Hospice House’s new Memory Path.

The Memory Path is 36 feet long, with plans for a circular extension around the patio area and into the woods. It consists of brick-like pavers made from recycled materials. Bricks can be purchased and engraved with a name or other message for $50 each.

Shevlin’s family visits the Memory Path when they can.

“It’s such a wonderful area, with the artistry of how they lay the bricks so that everyone has a space,” Chavie said. “The path is like a garden, with benches that invite you to sit and be at peace.”


Source: Healthy Communities magazine, winter 2013 issue
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First Published: 12/03/2012
Last Reviewed: 12/03/2012