Now This Is The Life!
From the moment you enter the Minnehaha Senior Community, you’ll find yourself imagining the possibilities. It might be enjoying coffee with friends in the cozy community spaces or maybe playing cards while watching local sports teams on a flat screen TV. If you enjoy the outdoors, you can relax with a barbeque in our beautiful outdoor spaces. It can all happen here!
We understand the importance of remaining as independent as possible and ensuring there are ample choices to meet your individual needs. To explore the variety of lifestyle choices, individualized services and and state-of-the-art amenities available to you at Minnehaha, please contact us to schedule a tour.
Our Options – Built to Suit Your Life
Comfort and convenience!
Minnehaha Assisted Living offers the comfort and convenience in a community with a wide variety of living options, home care services and amenities. You will no longer have to worry about snow removal, lawn care and daily upkeep of a home. At Minnehaha Senior Living, you will be living with a minimal or moderate level of assistance. We value Person Centered Care. As your needs change, so can the services we provide. Personalized and comprehensive health services are available as your needs change. No two people are alike, and the same holds true for the services we provide to each resident.
With our commitment to the person, we focus on our 7 Dimensions of Wellness to meet the goals and needs of those who choose to call Minnehaha “Home.” You can expect there will be opportunities to socialize with friends in the Bistro, participate in card or book club, attend worship services, work out in the fitness room or attend an exercise group. Using our handicap accessible bus, you may choose to go on an outing such as a shopping trip, movie or out to eat. We want you to maintain and active lifestyle regardless of your age.
Apartment Home Amenities
- Studio, one and two bedroom apartment available
- Washer and Dryer in all two bedroom apartments and in select 1 bedroom apartments. Easily accessible community washer and dryers on every floor
- Full kitchen with stove, range and refrigerator
- Individually controlled temperature settings
- Custom blinds
- Walk-in showers with built in shower bench
- All utilities (except telephone) including basic tv satellite package
- Controlled access entry system
- Emergency response system
- Daily check-in system
- And more
- Meal programs
- 24 hour staff
- Weekly light housekeeping
- Health and wellness programs
- Social, recreational, educational and spiritual opportunities
- Computer with internet access to communicate with friends/family or surf the Internet
- Café to enjoy coffee, play cards and socialize with friends and neighbors
- Great Room to watch a ballgame or movie with friends and popcorn
- Four Season Sun room to read a book and enjoy nature overlooking our courtyard.
- Grand Bath with whirlpool spa
- Courtyard with secure walking path
- On site Chaplin and weekly church services
- Salon on campus
- Attached heated underground parking
- Additional Storage
Specialized care and support!
Millions of older Americans suffer from some sort of memory impairment. The memory care at Minnehaha Senior living offers specialized care and support for those cognitive challenges. We understand the importance of allowing our residents to have as much freedom and independence as possible while having trained staff available 24 hours a day to support each person’s needs. Minnehaha has two safe and secured memory care areas. Each area of memory care at Minnehaha has only 7 units and each has their own community spaces to allow the resident to feel at home in a nurturing and caring environment.
Our staff is trained to understand the unique needs of the memory impaired and will develop and implement an individualized plan of care. We know the value and importance of meaningful activity and daily routines that maintain their individuality and independence.
Minnehaha’s two 7 unit Memory Care areas are uniquely designed to support the individual and family as one. In each of our personalized memory care areas we take great pride in preserving the dignity of the residents we serve. We recognize and respect each person for who they are and the background they come from and expect that flexibility and change are part of what we do. Our compassionate and respectful staff are there to help the resident and family through these life changes.
Individualized Care Levels
The resident and family will meet with the Registered Nurse to determine the individual level of care needed. Services that are offered are personal care with bathing, dressing, personal hygiene/ toileting, eating assistance, medication assistance, transferring assistance of one or two, escorts and more. The resident is assessed for a level of care that meets their individual needs.
- Private suite including kitchenette and bathroom with shower
- Three meals plus snacks daily
- Housekeeping, personal laundry and linen services
- Health monitoring and promotion by our nursing staff
- Individualized social and recreational programs
- All utilities (except telephone) including basic satellite package
- Assistance to and from meals and activities
- Regularly scheduled care conference
- Grand Bath with whirlpool spa
Find the answers you need!
It’s not always easy to tell when you or a loved one needs more help. The following warning signs may indicate that it’s time for a talk about assisted living.
- Do you find the refrigerator is empty or filled with spoiled food or you or your loved one are losing weight? These may be signs of not eating well because shopping or cooking is difficult.
- Do you notice frequent bruises? This may be a sign of falling or mobility and balance problems.
- Does your loved one wear the same clothes over and over again or neglects personal hygiene? This can indicate that doing laundry and bathing is physically challenging.
- Do you find the house and yard isn’t as clean and tidy as it used to be? This can be a sign that household upkeep is becoming too difficult to manage.
- Does your loved one forget things, including doctor’s appointments and when to take medication? This may be due to memory loss.
- Your parent seems depressed? Depression is common in seniors who are isolated and alone.
- Do you notice strange or inappropriate behavior? For example, your loved one may dress inappropriately for the weather. This can be a sign that he or she is experiencing confusion.
Our memory support neighborhoods are uniquely designed to meet the needs of those with Alzheimer’s and dementia related impairments. Airy walkways, activity centers and secured outdoor spaces for safe wandering are a few of the amenities designed to provide a homelike, supportive environment for our residents. Our Enriching Connections and Inspire Wellness for Life programs
ensure our staff members are trained in the most progressive, research driven practices and our residents receive comprehensive wellness services.
The questions below may helpful when determining if a move to a memory support community is a good option:
- Is the person with dementia becoming unsafe in their current home?
- Is the health of the person with dementia or my health as a caregiver at risk?
- Are the person’s care needs beyond my physical abilities?
- Am I becoming a stressed, irritable and impatient caregiver?
- Am I neglecting work responsibilities, my family and myself?
- Would the structure and social interaction at a memory care community benefit the person with dementia?
What is the next step?
One of our registered nurses will perform a nursing assessment that will help you determine what is best for you or your loved one. You’ll have the comfort of knowing the expertise of our nursing team will guide you in the right direction. Call us to discuss the right option for you or your loved one.