Fees and Levels of Care

Fees and Level of Care

At Prairie Senior Cottages, the level of care is defined by the need and the wishes of the family. Prior to a resident being admitted, we complete an assessment by working together with all concerned to develop a comprehensive level of care, which will determine the resident’s monthly fee. The resident’s monthly fee will increase proportionately as the resident’s care requirements increase.  Contact our Family Support Specialist (507-550-0566) to find out more about the fees for the cottage you are inquiring about. 

Services included in fee:

RN supervision and case management

On-going care assessments & developmental revisions

24/7 on-site, specially trained caregivers

All meals and snacks each day

Free guest meals

Monitored building

Medication supervision and administration

Daily life enhancement activities & leisure programming

Assistance with all “activities of daily living”

In town medical appointment companion

If you need help paying for services, the Elderly Waiver Program may be an option based on your eligibility. At Prairie Senior Cottages, we accept the reimbursement from the Elderly Waiver Program. For more information download the brochure Download the Pdf or talk to our family support specialist: call 507-550-0566.



Health Care Supervision by a Registered Nurse
On-Going Assessment and Care Plan Revisions
Escorts and Transportation to Locally Scheduled Medical Appointments
Verbal Cues for Dressing, Nutrition, Grooming, Toileting


Incontinence Management
Assist of 1 for Cares/Transfers/Mobility
Anti-Coagulation/Blood Thinner Management
Crushed Medications
Therapeutic Exercise


High Risk or History of Falls
Special Diets/Assistance with Feeding/Nutrition
Unmanageable Incontinence
Blood Sugar Testing and/or Insulin Injections
Nebulizer Treatments and/or Oxygen Therapy


2 Person Mechanical Lift (Hoyer/EZ Stand)
2 Person Assists for Cares/Mobility/Transfers
Resistance to Care/Difficult/Anxious Behaviors
High Risk of Elopement
Palliative Care


Licensed Nursing Services
Colostomy Care and/or Catheter Care
Wound Care
3 Person Transfers



The resident’s fee is “all inclusive” from a care-related standpoint. Additional fees will be applicable if the resident requires additional care services for more than 24 hours, or one day during the month. Appropriate responsible parties will be notified verbally and in writing regarding any change in fees.

Additional Care Fees:

  • 1:1 Care/enhanced behavioral support/enhanced hospice support

                          Daily rate plus $28.00 per hour for caregiver support

                          Daily rate plus $33.00 per hour for Nurse support

  • Outside pharmacy selection and setup: When a resident’s family chooses an Pharmacy other than the Cottages preferred pharmacy of choice or medication is setup by nurse an additional $500.00 per month will be applied.

Items Supplied by Family/Individual Vendors/Private Insurance:

Incontinence ProductsMedications and Pharmaceutical Services
Medical SuppliesMedical Equipment
Physical/Occupational TherapyNutritional/Dietary Supplements
Aroma Therapy/Essential OilToiletry Items