Home care services

Home health and hospice services in Owatonna

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.

The Owatonna Homestead Hospice House is 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.

Hospice care is for anyone with a life-limiting illness and whose life expectancy is determined to be six months or less if the disease runs it natural course.

Our team focuses on enhancing quality of life wherever terminally ill patients call home, through expert pain and symptom care along with emotional, social and spiritual support. Hospice care is offered wherever the patient calls home, Owatonna Homestead Hospice House, hospital or a skilled nursing facility.

It can be stressful caring for older loved ones who want to stay independent. Home health services help by keeping patients in the comfort of their homes while receiving high quality care. Allina Health has four service regions for its home health services, including the one in Owatonna.

Allina Health Home Care Services offers programs in Steele County and neighboring counties. The service area also includes Faribault, Northfield, Waseca and New Richland. With a doctor's referral, almost all services are covered by insurance.

"We have a very experienced staff and serve 25 to 30 home health patients every day," said Bill Donovan, manager of the Owatonna area program. "Our care team includes nurse case managers, home health aides and social workers. We have physical and speech therapists and an occupational therapist from Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute at Owatonna. Some staff members have been with us for more than a decade."

The quality of that care was recognized when Allina Health was named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite™, which comprises the top 25 percent of all U.S. home health providers. The honor came from OCS HomeCare, an organization that measures the performance of home health and hospice agencies.

Throughout the Owatonna area, our skilled nurse case managers take a family-centered approach, regularly visiting patients' homes. The nurses organize the services patients receive at home and coordinate their care with doctors and other health care professionals. They also track medicine use and help with wound care.

Palliative care is available to anyone who is in any stage of a chronic or advanced illness. It's for people who are being treated for cancer or other serious diseases. Palliative care treats pain and other physical symptoms, as well as emotional and spiritual concerns. It helps patients and their families understand their illness and treatment choices, as well as address financial and community resource options.

Patients may choose to receive palliative care services at home, in the clinic or hospital, or in other types of care settings.

Advance care planning is intentional conversations with someone about your wishes for medical care. This takes away the guess work from your future caregivers.

It provides information that others need to know if you become unable to make decisions due to a medical condition that leaves you unable to speak for yourself. It allows you to communicate the kind of care you want and the kind of care you do not want, leaving no questions about your care. When you put these wishes in writing, this kind of plan is called an advance directive.

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 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."

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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Home Care & Hospice