Home and Community Based Services

First Nations Home Health provides a diverse set of care, chores, transportation and even social companionship services for Native Americans living in and around the Duluth and Minneapolis, MN regions.

Our Native American-specific home care services can enrich the lives of your loved ones as they retain the enjoyment and security of living at home. First Nations Home Health can help you plan a diverse set of care, chores, transportation and even social companionship services. These offerings are provided by our skilled and caring professionals who are dedicated to ensuring that elders in Duluth, Minneapolis Bemidji and several reservations such as Mill Lacs receive help in a dignified and caring way. If you have any questions about the services listed on this page, or other questions, please call us at 651.633.7300.


Homemaker program is available to all persons covered under the Medical Assistance Waiver Programs or as private pay. A Homemaker may be utilized in providing routine household chores such as:

  • Light housekeeping (dusting, vacuuming, etc.)
  • Laundry
  • Preparation and planning meals that addresses ethnic and dietary needs
  • Shopping/errands
  • Transportation arrangements
  • Social support


Homemakers may also be responsible for more significant housekeeping and personal cares (ADLs) based on the authorization from a Medical Assistance Waiver Case worker.


Our chore program gives support and assistance to keep and maintain a safe, clean and sanitary home. Chore services may include heavier household chores, such as washing floors, walls and windows. Lawn cutting, snow removal, shoveling and basic indoor and outdoor home maintenance can also be utilized in the chore program which is important to Northern Minnesota elders.


We understand that as a caregiver, caring for a loved one can be stressful. First Nation Home Health’s respite care program provides planned short-term and time-limited breaks for caregivers. Respite care offers you time to take care of yourself: visit a friend for lunch, attend religious or tribal events, run errands, or go an appointment. Our health care professionals will provide light housecleaning, care, and companionship while you’re away. First Nations Home Health’s respite service helps support and maintain a healthy relationship, the Native American heritage and provides a positive experience for the elder receiving care.

Companion Care

First Nation Home Health’s companion care service provides non-medical, personal company and friendship to adults with an approach that is culturally-sensitive to the unique ethnic and linguistic needs of Native Americans. Companion care keeps your loved one socially engaged by playing games, reading books, going for walks and gardening. The primary focus of companion care is to keep your loved one socially engaged, happy and comfortable.