PRESS RELEASE: Prairie Home Hospice Receives Grant From Otto Bremer Trust


Prairie Home Hospice Receives Grant From Otto Bremer Trust
Prairie Home Hospice recently received a grant in the amount of $55,000 from The Otto Bremer Trust to support their nonprofit mission of serving the community through the delivery of quality hospice and home care services. “We are so grateful for our partnership with The Otto Bremer Trust,” said Pat Mellenthin, Prairie Home Hospice CEO. “They understand the needs of our rural communities and the importance of the work we do in the community.”
Prairie Home has been providing in-home hospice care in the community since 1984 and now provides residential hospice care at two locations, Lockwood Hospice House and McLaughlin Hospice House.  “We began providing home care services in 2014 because we saw a growing demand for in-home services and supports that allow people to remain living independently in their own home,” said Mellenthin. “With the acquisition of Prairie Home Fieldcrest in Cottonwood we  now offer assisted living as another option for those who seek to balance independent living with a personalized plan of services. Our goal is to offer a variety of services and supports to meet a variety of needs and preferences.”
Funding from The Otto Bremer Trust will be used in part to support our “No Place Like Home” program. According to Tara Plante, Marketing & Development Director at Prairie Home Hospice, “we know that people want to remain living in their homes for as long as possible. This program offers the support they need to do that in a way they can feel confident about. That may include providing assistance managing medications; monitoring blood pressure or blood sugar levels; light housekeeping; personal cares; help with coordinating health care appointments, etc. We’ll provide personalized services and supports to help support people in their own home, because we know – there’s no place like home!”
“As a nonprofit whose mission remains focused on serving the community, we depend on the support of the communities we serve and partners like The Otto Bremer Trust to continue our work,” said Mellenthin. “We aren’t just another health care organization. We’re an organization driven by a caring community. That continues to be our greatest asset.”
The Otto Bremer Trust is a bank holding company and a private charitable trust based in Saint Paul, Minn., that works at the intersection of finance and philanthropy. OBT is the 92 percent owner of Bremer Bank, a regional financial services company, and also manages a diversified investment portfolio. Since its founding, OBT has invested more than $700 million in people, places, and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. Visit

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