Home Health Care in Le Sueur County coming to an end, new services possible in near future

Jarrod Schoenecker, editor@montgomerymnnews.com

The Le Sueur County Department of Public Health in Le Center. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

The Le Sueur County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously August 15 to discontinue the county’s Home Health Care, citing a number of issues. The program will be phased out and is scheduled to end by November 1.

Home Care Supervisor Laura Guddal said, “Our commissioners decided that it’s time to close. There are six counties offering home care practitioners in the state now and there were nine at the beginning of the year.”

Le Sueur County Public Health Director Megan Kirby says, “This is definitely going to affect our most vulnerable populations, particularly seniors, that can stay in their homes but just need that little extra care.”

The program offers in-home services for a number of different items. Kirby says, “The biggest concerns that the board...

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