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Post-Surgical Care

Central Minnesota Home Health Services

Recovering from surgery takes time and you need assistance. Home Health can provide a registered nurse to assess your post-surgical needs at home. Our staff wants to ensure you have a smooth transition to the home setting. We provide service to all age groups, including pediatrics.

If any of items listed below apply to you, you may need home health services after surgery:

  • Multiple illnesses
  • Living alone
  • Caregiver concerned about caring for the patient
  • New medicine or use of multiple medicines
  • Home safety concerns

Post-Surgical Care Services

  • Education on what is considered normal following surgery (including: rest/sleep, bowel/bladder, appetite, progression of foods and normal activities)
  • Monitoring any new or chronic conditions that might be affected by surgery
  • Wound care and assessment of the incision for infection
  • Education on pain medications and pain control issues
  • Monitoring vital signs and your general health as you heal
  • Infusion therapy: providing IV antibiotics or hydration
  • Caregiver support and information on community resources, if needed

Our registered nurse will talk to your surgeon directly about any medical concerns.


We accept self-referrals or a referral may be made by a health care provider, family member or friend. Once the referral is made, our staff will contact the patient’s health care provider to discuss the services needed. A nurse or therapist will provide a free initial assessment at home. Most insurers cover skilled home health services. Home health charges will be billed to you and submitted to your insurance company (Medicare, Medicaid, Medial Assistance/County Waiver programs and/or private insurance). No one will be denied services because of an inability to pay.

For more information, contact us at CentraCare Home Health at 320-259-9375 or 800-835-6610 (toll free).

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO