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About Rice Care Center
Rice Care Center is a skilled nursing facility located in a park-like neighborhood on the west edge of Willmar, Minnesota. It is owned by Rice Memorial Hospital and provides a range of rehabilitation therapies to bridge the transition from hospital to home, or to provide traditional long-term residential care.
The services and rehabilitation programs initiated in the hospital or by your physician are continued at Rice Care Center and Therapy Suites.
Members of our professional staff work with you and your doctor to continue an individualized care plan. You will find a cheerful, caring team, from housekeepers to therapists, from administration to activities staff, from nursing assistants to food service members.
Our goal is your goal - improvement, strength, and enjoying rewarding days of activity and relationships. We all come together to make your stay comfortable, motivating and pleasant.
Rice Care Center is Medicare/Medicaid certified.
For more information or for a personal tour please contact:
Dawn Fransen, LSW
Rice Care Center
1801 Willmar Ave SW
Willmar MN 56201
- Why Rice Care?
- Meals and Nutrition
- Care and Services
- Dignity Quilt
Why choose Rice Care Center?
We provide a continuum of care from hospital to home, whether you plan on returning home or making Rice Care Center your new home.
Your nursing staff is here 24 hours every day to make sure that your medical care needs are met. A registered nurse care manager oversees your care coordination with your doctor. The nursing staff takes pride in knowing each resident. We care for you in the best way possible because we know you, your goals, and your needs.
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) help you with your medications and monitor you for pain. Nursing Assistants can help with bathing, dressing, eating, and many other daily tasks. They are always respectful and considerate, allowing you to do as much as you can for yourself.
Rice Care Center staff is highly trained and qualified to provide skilled medical services, such as wound vacs, IV therapy, total parental nutrition, and peritoneal dialysis.
Meals the way you want
You can expect a warm and friendly dining experience for you, your family and friends.
Our dietary staff visit you within 24 hours of your arrival and ask about your likes and dislikes, as well as any food restrictions you may have.
You can expect "home-cooked" meals that provide you with balanced nutrition. You have menu choices at each meal or you can make additional requests as well.
You deserve to have a choice while Rice Care Center is your home.
Family and friends are welcome to dine with you for a small cost. Just call ahead so we are prepared to serve you.
Eat where you want
At Rice Care Center, you have many choices including where and when you want to eat.
- Eat in a dining room
- Eat in your room
- Have eggs for breakfast, any way you like them
- Have pancakes or french toast on Tuesdays
- Sleep in and eat breakfast for lunch
- Yes, of course you may sleep until you are ready to get up!
- Eat with family members
Fun Food Service
We celebrate holidays and birthdays just like everyone else. Opportunites for fun food service may include:
- Candy Cart
- Happy Hour
- Eat outside in the Healing Garden
- Outing to a local restaurant
- Birthday celebrations
- Holiday celebrations
Additional food and nutrition services may be available to meet your individual needs.
For information about food and nutrition services at Rice Care Center, please contact:
Angel Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org 320.214.2753
A continuum of care
The services and rehabilitation programs initiated in the hospital or by your physician are continued at Rice Care Center and Therapy Suites at Rice Care.
This offers you a seamless continuum of care and a wider variety of hospital-based services right at your doorstep. Your care is designed to meet your individual needs.
Members of our professional staff work with you and your doctor to continue an individualized care plan.
Experienced and friendly staff
Staff at the residential care center, as well as Therapy Suites at Rice Care are highly trained and qualified to provide skilled medical services, such as wound vacs and total parental nutrition.
Rice Care Center is unique in that we provide all of the services other nursing homes provide, plus many specialized hospital-based services, such as dialysis care, because we are part of the Rice Memorial Hospital family.
Special care and services
- 24-hour nursing care
- Certified cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation
- Community integration
- Comprehensive family conferences
- Continence care
- Hospice care
- IV Therapy
- Mental health and counselling
- Nutritional counseling by a licensed and registered dietian
- Occupational therapy
- Ostomy care
- Oxygen therapy and respiratory care
- Peritoneal dialysis
- Physical therapy
- Psychosocial programs
- Social workers experienced in discharge planning
- Speech therapy, including swallowing therapy
- Tracheostomy care
- Wound care
Additional care and services may be available to meet your individual needs.
"Stitched With Love"
The staff at Rice Care Center shared their time and talents to make a Dignity Quilt which is used as a drape for residents who have passed on as they are wheeled to the hearse. It is part of the ritual to honor the person who has died.
The Dignity Quilt was pieced by staff members JoNell Hanson, Rose Newhouse, Karen Sietsema, and Beverly Jones, and quilted by Connie Peters. Julie Olson of Hugs and Stitches Quilts designed the quilt pattern.