Emeral Crest Home
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The layout of Emerald Crest is terrific, its like visiting a home (not the hospital hallway, with a small lounge on the end!)  The health care model of Emerald Crest  is “OUTSTANDING”.  The professional staff provide care with love, hugs, and individual attention.  The caregivers were of the same mode.  We were fortunate to choose Emerald Crest for mom!

— Gary, son of Emerald Crest resident

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Emerald Crest Memory Care Communities of Minnesota

With four locations in Burnsville, Minnetonka, Shakopee and Victoria, Minnesota, Emerald Crest by Augustana Care memory care communities are truly inspired by our residents and families. With a deep knowledge of memory care, we offer a specialized assisted living setting for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related conditions. Our expertise allows us to create opportunities for your loved ones that go beyond conventional notions of senior memory care.

Meet the curator of our model

Theresa_Klein_DSC_0084-27.jpgMy name is Theresa Klein, and I created the memory care program used at Augustana Emerald Crest. I wanted to thank you for considering Emerald Crest by Augustana Care as you search for memory care. We’re honored you visited our website and want to be a resource for you and your family...

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A Note from Theresa Klein, Creator of the Emerald Crest Program

Theresa_Klein_DSC_0084-27.jpgMy name is Theresa Klein, and I created the memory care program used at Augustana Emerald Crest. I wanted to thank you for considering Emerald Crest as you search for memory care. We’re honored you visited our website and want to be a resource for you and your family, regardless of the community you choose.

From my own personal experience, I know this can be challenging time. I came to Emerald Crest because its philosophy spoke deeply to my experience. When I was in high school, my grandfather began showing signs of Alzheimer’s and came to live with my family. There was little understanding at the time of how to deal with the disease and it felt very isolating for him and our family. I committed myself to improving care for those with dementia. I envisioned a program that allowed individuals to celebrate their abilities rather than focusing on their deficits.

When building Emerald Crest, we sought advice from prestigious experts in dementia care. They recommended simple floor plans and serene décor to create a warm, welcoming environment. Lighting, rooms, kitchen, grounds and gardens were thoughtfully placed and designed to create a home where life’s rhythms and routines bring us together.

Great attention and detail was also given to developing Emerald Crest’s unique model of care. I helped create this model to meet the physical and cognitive needs of our residents. We understand that people with dementia develop gaps in their abilities. Our program identifies gaps and trains family and caregivers to partner with residents to maximize their abilities and enjoy their successes.

Thanks again for your interest in Emerald Crest by Augustana Care. Should you have more questions, please contact Director of Admissions Christine Drasher at cdrasher@augustanacare.org or 952-908-2215 when the time is right for you.


Cordially,


Theresa Klein, OTR/L
Cognitive Clinical Specialist
Creator, Emerald Crest Program