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Rice Care Center - Newly Renovated!

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.

In late 2012, Rice Memorial Hospital began a multi-year redevelopment project to improve the environment of care for residents at Rice Care Center. The Care Center, which was built in the mid-1960s, no longer meets current industry standards or supports efficient staff operations.

Today, residents and staff of Rice Care Center are enjoying the progress of this $6 million project. In April 2013, residents moved into Cushman Cottage, the first of two neighborhoods planned for the Care Center.  

Upon completion, the Care Center will feature separate "neighborhoods" with private entrances, smaller gathering places, and larger spaces for meals and community activities. The staff has transitioned to a new neighborhood care delivery model and residents are enjoying their new private rooms with their own private bathrooms.

In addition to the private rooms with private bathrooms, each resident’s suite will contain up-to-date safety features including ceiling lifts that provide safe transport.

Sophia House, the second neighborhood, will be completed and fully occupied by summer of 2014. The final phase of the project will begin the fall of 2014. This phase includes a fully renovated facility kitchen, an activity center for large group activities and gatherings, a café, and beauty/barber shop.

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.

Download Health Care Directive form

For more information or for a personal tour please contact:

Dawn Fransen, LSW
Admissions Coordinator
320.214.2700
dfra@rice.willmar.mn.us

Rice Care Center
1801 Willmar Ave SW
Willmar MN 56201

  • Care and Services
  • Meals and Nutrition

rice hospitalA 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.

registered nurseExperienced 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.

registered nurseSpecial care and services

  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Certified cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Community integration
  • Education
  • 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.

diningMeals 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.

gardenEat 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

angelFun 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 ahal@rice.willmar.mn.us 320.214.2753

rice hospitalA 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.

registered nurseExperienced 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.

registered nurseSpecial care and services

  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Certified cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Community integration
  • Education
  • 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.

quilt

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