Gladys and Pat's Story

Before choosing Emerald Crest, I was struggling. I have lupus, and doctors have advised me that stress will cause flare-ups. Working part-time, dealing with my own health issues and trying to take care of my mom meant I had a lot of stress in my life. That was especially true because my mom’s needs were increasing faster than I could keep up with them.

I realized that my mother needed memory care in a secure, safe setting and chose Emerald Crest because the small, homey environment is exactly what we needed. The programming and resident-to-caregiver ratio helps ensure a safe, comfortable environment.

My mom feels safe and comfortable. She is much calmer than she was before she moved here, relaxed and content. I’m feeling better, too. I am confident that she has a better quality of life.

Dementia robs one of so many things. It is comforting to know my mom is getting the best possible care in a warm and loving environment. Everyone at Emerald Crest shows how much they care about their residents.

I have recommended Emerald Crest to a number of people, and one person has recently moved in. I can’t say enough about what a great community we found. Staff is so competent, thorough and not only cares for the resident, but the family as well.

Pat Shauer
(Glady’s Daughter)

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Each and every one of the Emerald Crest Shakopee staff have all performed above and beyond to welcome, listen and learn, focus on my husband’s abilities versus disabilities… with an unending abundance of patience, love, compassion and outstanding care, which made Emerald Crest Shakopee a place to truly call home for our loved one, family and friends.

— Sally, wife of resident

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