Home Health Care Agency Austin, MN

Welcome to Diversity Home Health Group, your premier home health care provider serving Austin, MN and the surrounding area.

When you are looking for home health care services for you or your loved one, the decisions you must make can be difficult and confusing. We understand this at Diversity Home Health Group, and we want you to know that we are here to help you every step of the way. Our professional staff will listen to you, provide honest answers to all of your questions, clearly explain your options and help you set up the health care services to meet your unique needs.

Diversity Home Health Group’s comprehensive home health care services have been available to the residents of the Twin Cities and Rochester areas for years, and now they are available in the Austin area. Our compassionate, high-quality, cost-effective services can be delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the privacy and comfort of your home. We work with you to develop a customized health care service plan while collaborating closely with your team of health care providers.

At Diversity Home Health Group, you are not merely a number or a health condition. We see you as a whole person, and our services reflect that. The holistic care available through Diversity Home Health Group offers independence, safety and well-being. You are our priority. You are in control, and we are privileged to partner with you in your care. Each of our individual care providers is a part of a larger team of dedicated professionals who work together to ensure that you receive the best care possible.

Diversity Home Health Group is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health, and we pride ourselves in the quality of the services we provide. We are here in Austin for your long-term and short-term care needs. We can make regular home visits to provide services that address specific needs, or we can provide around-the-clock, private duty nursing. Calls us today to set up a free care consultation.

Why Diversity Home Health Group?

Access to Daily Care Specialists

Depending on your need, we schedule professional care providers to go to your home daily, weekly or at any other appropriate interval.

Around-the-Clock Access

We offer access to care services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Extensively-Trained Caregivers

Our care services are delivered by qualified medical professionals who receive on-going training to stay up-to-date on current treatment options.

Unique Care

Our care services are custom tailored to meet your specific needs, living situation and preferences.

Avoid Long-term Contracts

You are in control of the care you receive. We provide services only when you want them for as long as you want them.

Superior Reviews

Our care services receive excellent reviews that can be found on Google, FaceBook or by contacting us directly.

We Are a Trusted Partner

We work hard to earn your trust and the trust of your team of health care providers by delivering the highest quality care with compassion and respect.

Therapeutics for a Variety of Conditions

Our multi-disciplinary team of professional health care providers work together to meet all of your home health needs.

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Experienced Doctors

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Professional & Friendly Staff

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On Call 24/7

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Same Day Appointments

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Walk-In's Accepted

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No Extra Fees

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Our Home Care Services in Austin, MN

Diversity Home Health Group is committed to its goal of being your premier home health care provider. We promise quality, in-home convenience, affordability, reliability, dignity and transparency in all the services we offer. Every professional on our staff has passed our rigorous screening procedures, and has the skills, experience and training needed to deliver the care that you or your loved one needs and deserves.

PCA Services in Austin, MN

PCA (Personal Care Assistant) services can help you with needs that do not require specialized medical care. When you lack the mobility or functional ability to perform activities of daily living, our Austin PCA services can be an appropriate option. Examples of PCA services include help with positioning, bathing, grooming, dressing, eating and assistance with safely moving around the home. PCAs may also observe and redirect behaviors that threaten the safety and well-being of the individual for whom they are caring.

Private Duty Nursing in Austin, MN

Private duty nursing can help you manage complex medical conditions while you continue to live at home. In Austin, we offer skilled nursing care for shifts ranging from 2 hours up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our private duty nursing is provided by trained Registered Nurses (RN). Some of the most common examples of skilled nursing care services include:

  • Respiratory treatments
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator care
  • Feeding tube care
  • N-G tube care
  • Catheter and ostomy care
  • Wound care
  • Medication and injection administration

Home Health Services in Austin, MN

Our home health services can help you with a wide-range of health care and nonmedical needs in the convenience, comfort and privacy of your home. Our friendly and knowledgeable home health staff go to your home for regularly scheduled appointments to assist with activities of daily living, help out around the house and provide companionship. Our Austin home health services help you or your loved one to live independently, remain safe and be socially active.

In-Home Physical Therapy in Austin, MN

Our physical therapy services can help you heal and improve mobility following an injury, illness or surgery. Physical therapy can also be an important part of your health care when you are confined long-term to a bed. Your physical therapy assessments and treatment sessions can be completed in your home. Our Austin physical therapy staff will help you to achieve the goals you and your medical team have set to rebuild and gain strength, range of motion, balance and coordination.

Pediatric Home Nurse in Austin, MN

Our pediatric home nurse services can help when your child requires care beyond what you are able to provide. From newborns to teens, children with disabilities, chronic illnesses and significant health challenges benefit greatly from the dedication and care of our Austin pediatric home nurses. Services can be scheduled for around-the-clock care and observation, or they can be provided on a relatively limited basis, depending upon the need of your child. Most importantly, these unique nursing services are delivered in the environment that is most comfortable and familiar to your child – your home.

Occupational Therapy in Austin, MN

Our occupational therapy services can help you with everyday tasks that have become difficult following an injury, illness or surgery. Sometimes it becomes difficult to bathe yourself, clean the house, button your shirt or perform other activities you once took for granted. An occupational therapist can also perform an assessment of your home to help ensure you are able to live there safely. Through the use of therapy and adaptive equipment, our Austin occupational therapy services can help you remain your independent in your own home.

Mental Health Services in Austin, MN

Our mental health services can help to improve your mental wellbeing as an integral part of your overall health. Many things in life can negatively impact mental health, including physical health problems. Conversely, poor mental health can negatively affect your physical health. Diversity Home Health Group understands the relationship between physical and mental health, and offers services to treat the “whole person.” Our Austin mental health services include counseling and therapies to treat the symptoms associated with mental health.

Senior Independent Living in Austin, MN

Our senior independent living services can help you or your elderly loved one live independently for as long as possible. You can benefit from these services while recuperating after surgery, rehabbing after an injury, managing short-term or long-term health conditions or simply facing the realities of aging. Our Austin senior independent living services are designed to meet both medical and non-medical needs. The best part about these services is that we assist you where you live. We can provide services in residential independent living facilities, or we can serve you in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Skilled Nursing Care in Austin, MN

Our skilled nursing care can help you when you require the level of care offered only by a licensed nurse. Diversity Home Health Group offers skilled nursing care for a wide-range of needs that can be performed in your home or in a residential facility. Our Austin team of skilled nurses can provide you with a variety of nursing care services, including:

  • Respiratory treatments
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator care
  • Feeding tube care
  • N-G tube care
  • Catheter and ostomy care
  • Wound care
  • Medication and injection administration

Medical Nutrition Therapy in Austin, MN

Our medical nutrition therapy can help you when changing the foods you eat is part of your health care plan. It’s common knowledge that a healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. So, if you are managing a chronic disease, or if you are trying to avoid the adverse health effects of a poor diet, medical nutrition therapy can help. Our registered dietician will work in collaboration with your health care team to develop and monitor a diet that will help you achieve your health goals.

Medication Therapy Management in Austin, MN

Our medication therapy management services can help you when you are taking multiple medications for multiple conditions. Our staff will work closely with your physician and pharmacist to ensure that you receive the greatest possible benefit from your medications. Our Austin Medication Therapy Management services help you understand the benefits and possible side effects of each medication prescribed to you, and help you take your medications properly and safely.

Medical Social Worker in Austin, MN

Our medical social worker services can help you with the transition from hospital to home. Following a serious illness, injury or a major surgery, finding and accessing the multiple resources you require can be overwhelming. Our Austin medical social worker services will help coordinate and manage the many moving parts of your recovery plan. They are experts at helping you navigate complex systems and resources. They can reduce the stress of doing it all on your own, so that you can focus on your health.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Home Health Care

What is Home Health Care?

Home health care refers to a wide variety of medical and non-medical support services provided for you in your home. The medical services can range from skilled nursing to mental health services. The non-medical support services can range from assistance with activities of daily living (ADL) to companionship. The services can meet a short-term need while you recover from a surgery or receive rehabilitation for an injury. The services can also be part of a long-term care plan to meet your needs related to a permanent disability, chronic illness or the effects of aging. Home health care services are custom tailored to meet your unique needs, living situation and preferences.

Diversity Home Health Group’s services can be offered in communal residential settings like an assisted living center, nursing home or a rehabilitation facility. However, most people who use our services prefer the option of providing care services in the privacy and comfort of their home.

The vast majority of people who use home health care services are elderly. However, these services can benefit people of any age, babies and seniors alike. Regardless of how old you are, many of you and your families can benefit from in-home care services. You can benefit from home health care if you:

  • Recently left the hospital after an illness or surgery and need help while you recover
  • Suffered a traumatic injury that needs rehabilitation
  • have a chronic disease or health condition that needs ongoing treatment and management
  • Lost your ability, for any reason, to move or perform activities of daily living (the loss can be either temporary or permanent)

How to Qualify for Home Health Care

Qualifying for home health care services will depend on how you plan to pay for those services. There are many payment options including Medicare, Medicaid, veteran’s benefits, long-term care insurance, private health insurance, private pay and a variety of other less common payment sources. Each payment source will have specific eligibility criteria you must meet in order to qualify for home health care services.

Generally, in order to qualify for home health care services, you must meet these conditions:

  • You have a doctor’s order determining that you need medical care in your home.
  • You require at least one of the following:
  • Your doctor has certified that you are homebound.*
  • Your doctor regularly reviews and signs your plan of care.

* For the purpose of qualifying for home health care services, “homebound” does not mean that you are forbidden or physically unable to leave your home. In this context, “homebound” means that leaving your home requires the assistance of others or medical equipment and poses a safety risk to you, or that leaving your home requires a level of effort that is exhausting and overwhelming.

Does Medicare Cover Home Health Care?

Medicare is the most common source of payment for home health care services. Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and/or Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) cover eligible home health care services that include:

Medicare does not cover:

  • 24-hour-a-day care at home
  • Meals delivered to your home
  • Homemaker services
  • Custodial or personal care (like bathing, dressing or toileting), when this is the only care you need

If you have Part A and/or Part B, and you meet all of the following conditions, you are covered:

  • You are under the care of a doctor, and you are receiving services under a plan of care that is created and reviewed regularly by a doctor.
  • Your doctor has certified that you need, one or more of these services:*
    • Intermittent skilled nursing care (other than drawing blood)
    • Physical therapy
    • Speech therapy
    • Occupational therapy
  • Your doctor has certified that you’re homebound.**

*These services are covered only when the services are specific, safe and an effective treatment for your condition. The amount, frequency and time period of the services needs to be reasonable, and they need to be complex or only qualified therapists can do them safely and effectively.

**You may leave home for medical treatment or short, infrequent absences for non-medical reasons, like medical appointments or attending religious services. You can still get home health care if you attend adult day care.

Why We Love Austin, Minnesota

All of us at Diversity Home Health Group love the Austin, Minnesota community. Austin is located in southcentral Minnesota at the junction of I-90 and Hwy 218, just miles from the Minnesota-Iowa border. Serving as the county seat for Mower County, Austin’s population of just under 25,000 residents is small enough to be served well by one public high school.

Austin is home to Hormel Foods, the company of Spam fame. This is where Austin gets its nickname of “Spamtown USA.” Hormel’s flagship plant and headquarters in Austin hire $1,800 employees. Although best known for the tinned meat known world-wide as Spam, Hormel’s Austin plan produces 2,000 different products.

In 2018, Reader’s Digest recognized Austin as one of the 10 Nicest Places in American to live. Besides being full of charm and history, here are a few reasons that we think Austin is so great:

Economy

The unemployment rate in Austin is 2.7%, well below the U.S. average of 3.9%. Recent job growth is positive. Austin’s economic future is looking good.

Cost of Living

Austin’s cost of living is 24.10% lower than the U.S. average. The median cost of a home in Austin is $99,600 compared to the $233,200 median cost of a home in Minnesota.

Transportation

The average commute time in Austin is 15 minutes. You’ve got to love that!

Education

Austin public schools spend $16,298 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383 per student. Riverland Community College has a campus located in town. Riverland offers a variety of affordable educational programs and courses to over 4,900 students. 

Outdoor Recreation

Austin has a total of 28 city parks, 2 golf courses and 13 miles of bike trails.

Sense of Community

Austin hosts a number of community-wide celebrations and events throughout the year. The calendar is full of family-friendly, community-building things to do every week

What Does Austin, MN Have to Offer?

If you’re thinking of an affordable, family-friendly day trip in the near future, here are some of our favorite places to visit that Austin has to offer:

Spam Museum

The Spam Museum is an admission-free museum in located in downtown Austin dedicated to, as you might have guessed, Spam. The museum tells the history of the Hormel Foods, the origin of Spam, and its place in world culture.

Hormel Historic Home

The Hormel Historic Home, also known the Cook-Hormel House or simply The Hormel Home, is a historic Italianate style home with Classical Revival facade located in Austin, Minnesota. The home was built in 1871 and was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

J.C. Hormel Nature Center

The Jay C. Hormel Nature Center is a municipal nature preserve on the northeastern corner of Austin, comprising more than 500 acres of restored and remnant prairie, hardwood forest, wetlands and meandering streams.

Paramount Theater

The historic building was built as an atmospheric theatre in 1929 to great fanfare, being the first movie palace in Austin accommodating 914 seats with a small stage and orchestra pit. Today, it is the venue for a variety of diverse arts, entertainment and cultural activities.

Austin ArtWorks Center

Located in downtown, the Austin ArtWorks Center carries out a three-fold mission: to showcase local arts, to provide arts enrichment to children and adults and to foster a community of artists and art lovers. The main floor features a retail space offering hand-made creations from over 100 artists, many with local ties. The second floor galleries offer gallery shows for professional and emerging artists. The building is also home for the Austin Area Arts, a nonprofit advancing arts and culture in the Austin area.

Greibroks Mini History Farm and County Fair

This 40-room farmhouse serves as a museum that houses a collection of 700 mini tractors, trucks, trains, airplanes and other toys.

Mower County Historical Society

Here, you’ll get a feel for the way things used to be in Mower County and Austin. Exhibits contained on the grounds include a steam locomotive, passenger and baggage cars, caboose, telephone museum, original Hormel building, horse-drawn carriages, rural school, log cabin, Native American artifacts, fire-fighting museum with early motorized trucks as well as horse drawn equipment; Christ Episcopal Church with vintage wedding dress and christening garments, military displays, Sherman Tank, fine art museum, research and reference library available for county and family history research.

The process of choosing a home health care provider can be an overwhelming and scary process, so please know that we understand. If you need any information, have questions or concerns about the services available to the residents of Austin, MN, and the surrounding cities or the qualifications necessary for home care services, please feel free to contact us by phone or online. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can. We are happily available to address any of your concerns.

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