home health care

Where the Healing Begins 

Home Health Care provides patients with skilled health care in the comfort of their home.

Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake's Home Health Care department was named to the 2009 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home healthcare providers in the United States. Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake Home Care has earned this recognition every year since the award's inception in 2006.

Nurses, physicians, therapists, social workers, dietitians and home health aides provide the services patients need, allowing them to stay living independently and saving them frequent and often inconvenient trips to medical facilities. People using Home Health Care services include the disabled, persons recovering from an accident or surgery and those with chronic illnesses.

Our Home Health Care services are available seven days a week and we offer individualized care to meet our patients' individual needs.

Home Health Care can:

  • Shorten or even eliminate hospital or nursing home stays
  • Save on time and inconvenience of frequent travel to medical facilities
  • Save money on medical costs
  • Allow patients to remain living independently
  • Help manage individual health needs

Home Health Care Services 

Each Home Health Care patient has unique needs and often combinations of the following services are used to meet those needs.
  • Skilled Nursing Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • IV Therapy
  • Wound & Ostomy Care
  • Medical Social Work Services
  • Diet and Nutrition Consultation
  • Personal Care Services

Home Health Care


Who Is Eligible 

Persons living in Barron, Washburn, Sawyer, Burnett, Polk, Dunn and Rusk Counties who are homebound and under the care of a physician are eligible for Home Health Care.


Physicians, hospital social workers, discharge planners or nurses may refer patients to Home Health Care. Patients may also refer themselves or be referred by friends or family.