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Essentia Health-Homestead


1053 Comstock Dr
Deer River, MN 56636


General: 218-246-4510
Fax: 218-246-4502


Schedule a Tour

To learn more about Essentia Health-Homestead nursing home, call 218-246-4379.

Tour Hours by Appointment
Monday - Friday: 8 am -  4:30 pm

Facility Overview

At Essentia Health-Homestead, we tailor our care to meet the needs of you or your loved one. We offer 24-hour skilled nursing to residents who need ongoing and short-term care. As the only long-term care center in Deer River, Minnesota, we take pride in caring for our residents in an area familiar to them. We’re on the Essentia Health-Deer River medical campus, so clinic and hospital services are next door.

When you become a resident, you also become a part of a community. Neighbors get to know one another by partaking in our group activities, both on and off site. We even have a large garden you can help plant and maintain if you desire. Our caring staff also gets to know you and your preferences so you’re sure to feel at home.

Onsite Services

Get a wide range of services within our long-term care center, including:

  • 24-hour skilled nursing care
  • Transitional care – Temporary care when hospital-level care isn’t needed but patients aren’t ready to go home, like after a surgery or accident
  • Respite care – Temporary care when normal caregiver isn’t available
  • Hospice care – Compassionate end-of-life care through Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospice or provider of choice
  • Physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy
  • Wound care
  • Restorative programming – Helps keep residents active and doing exercises after therapy sessions
  • Diagnostic testing services from visiting technicians (like blood draws)
  • Chaplain services from local chaplains
  • Social services

Onsite Amenities

Make yourself at home at Homestead. We invite you to enjoy our:

  • Private and double rooms where you can bring some small, personal belongings
  • In-room basic cable
  • Nutritious meals and snacks served in dining room
  • Barber and beauty salon services
  • Courtyard garden you can help plant and maintain or simply enjoy
  • Resident and guest Wi-Fi
  • Exercise program – Residents get together and do exercises with staff
  • Laundry services
  • Planned outings with transportation
  • Activity center that hosts casual church services and social activities
  • Planned activities, like bingo, card games, and crafts


Make a difference in the lives of our residents. Volunteer to help at mealtime, organize activities, or simply visit. Call the Deer River hospital volunteer department at 218-246-4387 or email to learn more.

Compliments & Complaints

If you’d like to share a compliment, concern, or suggestion, please contact our administrator Deb Meyers. You can also fill out our online compliments and complaints form.

Parking & Entrance

Homestead is on the Essentia Health-Deer River medical campus. You’ll find free parking in front of our building off Comstock Drive.

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