Senior Services in Minneapolis, MN
Looking for just the right fit for your personal housing situation? Choose from the list on the left to learn about our distinctive residences and programs.
Senior Independent Living
There are many housing options available today for seniors who are independent and desire a community atmosphere. Residents of these communities can live without assistance in apartments, condominiums, cottages or bedroom units. Independent living communities have strong social elements. These communities are made specifically for older adults, which means residents of independent living centers will have plenty of neighbors of similar ages and experiences. Most independent living communities host numerous social events for their residents, including communal dinners, dances, outings and shopping trips. For more information, visit Independent Living.
Seniors who don't require around-the-clock monitoring, but are not safe living alone, may consider looking into an assisted living community. Residents of assisted living communities typically have their own unfurnished apartment (studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom) with access to healthcare assistance, group activities, housekeeping services, some laundry services, and meals served in a congregate dining room. The healthcare staff will offer some form of emergency pendant call system and “I’m O.K.” checks to ensure each resident is looked after. Catholic Eldercare owns two assisted living residences: MainStreet Lodge and RiverVillage East – which includes a memory care floor. For more information, visit Assisted Living.
Skilled Nursing Care or Nursing Homes
Elderly adults who need 24-hour monitoring and day-to-day living assistance often move into skilled nursing facilities. Skilled nursing facilities are residential and rehabilitation centers that employ caregivers, nurses, therapists and other trained staff members. In addition to providing treatment for illnesses, injuries and other medical conditions, skilled nursing facilities are designed to satisfy residents' emotional and psychological needs as well. This means providing ample opportunities for socializing such as group activities and regular communal meals. Many skilled nursing facilities include a floor or wing designated for people with Alzheimer's or dementia. The Catholic Eldercare, Albert J. Hofstede Care Center offers both traditional skilled nursing care and memory care. For more information, visit Skilled Care or Memory Care.
Memory Care or Dementia
Memory loss or dementia is often caused by Alzheimer's disease. Depending on the degree of the person’s symptoms, housing options can include assisted living residences, nursing homes or Alzheimer's special care units. Assisted living residences are ideal for persons with mild symptoms where residents live independently while having access to meals, activities and health care services. In these facilities, residents are grouped together on a secured floor or a unit within a larger residential center. Most importantly, residents of certified medical facilities are never completely alone. Even in an assisted living center, residents live among qualified staff members who can quickly respond to emergency situations. Nursing homes provide closer supervision and more regimented care for individuals with more serious symptoms. Alzheimer's special care units, or SCUs, provide the most intensive care and monitoring of Alzheimer's patients. For more information, visit Memory Care.
Adult Day Program
Adult day programs are perfect for vulnerable persons who live at home with their spouse or caregiver and would like to “get out of the house” for the day. This also gives the caregiver personal time to do errands or relax. These centers are typically open Monday through Friday during regular business hours. The caregiver can drop off their loved one for the day or transportation can be arranged by the center. Many adult day centers offer meals, stimulating activities, socialization, health services and education, exercise, outings, hair salon services, and some even offer whirlpool baths. Some centers – such as Catholic Eldercare by Day - include programming for persons with memory loss. For more information, visit Adult Day Program.
Continuum of Choices Based on Level of Independence
Catholic Eldercare offers a Full Continuum of Care which includes: Independent Living, Adult Day Program, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Care, Alzheimer's Care (also referred to as Memory Care), and Rehabilitation. When an older adult desires or is in need of one of our housing options, he or she will be comfortable knowing that they are able to “age in place”. Once a person is a resident or client in any one of our programs or residences, he or she will have priority to move to other Catholic Eldercare residences as soon as there is an opening. For instance, a client utilizing our adult day program will have priority to moving into one of our assisted living residences if the need should arise.
Transitional Care Unit (TCU) – Opening October 2016
After a hospital stay, transitioning back home can be difficult–especially for older adults. Catholic Eldercare’s new Transitional Care Unit (TCU) provides the kind of focused, nurturing care you need to recover quickly, comfortably and effectively. So you can return home with confidence–and get back to feeling like “you” again. Conveniently located at 817 Main Street, this innovative facility features 24 private, amenity-rich rooms and access to state-of-the-art equipment and therapies to help you reach your goals. Our dedicated and compassionate team of physicians, nurse practitioners, therapists and dieticians specializes in treating medically complex, older adults—including those in hospice. For more information, visit Transitional Care.