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May 23, 2018

Emerald Crest Worship

I am new at Emerald Crest, having been serving as chaplain and campus pastor since early April. A primary function of my work is…  View article»
March 26, 2018

Dementia’s Evolution: Negative and Positive Changes are Possible

It can be surprising that features of memory loss may include anger, agitation and peace, calm There is a broad assumption that…  View article»
March 20, 2018

Support Groups Make a Crucial Difference in the Quality of Caregivers’ Lives

They are our neighbors, friends, siblings and co-workers, thrust into caregiving roles with little notice or preparation. Their …  View article»
January 30, 2018

Interacting with Individuals Who Have Memory Loss

With our newly launched Memory Cafés we thought it would be a good opportunity to talk about memory loss and how to interact wit…  View article»
January 19, 2018

How Spiritual Care Supports Those with Memory Loss

At Emerald Crest, spiritual care is a source of strength and support for caregivers and those with memory loss  View article»
December 29, 2017

Serving Our Families Together

In an amazing collaboration between Augustana Care Open Circle Adult Day Services, Emerald Crest by Augustana Care in Minnetonka…  View article»
December 1, 2017

Memory Loss: Shining a Light

How Spiritual Practice Lights the Way for Those with Memory Loss During the Holiday Season  View article»
November 21, 2017

Is Being Home for the Holidays Not as Nostalgic as You Remember?

As the holidays approach, we find ourselves looking forward to celebrating with those we love. For many, the holidays are a time…  View article»
October 17, 2017

Growing Support Groups: Learning Together, Helping Each Other

Emerald Crest offers support groups for dementia caregivers on the second Tuesday of each month In the late 1960s, my father, P…  View article»
September 5, 2017

Starting Out With Memory Care Placement

How Spiritual Care Supports Families in Transition at Augustana Emerald Crest “Your head tells you it’s the right thing to do, …  View article»
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We cannot say enough good things about Emerald Crest.  We feel so fortunate to have found such a wonderful home for our mom.. All staff members, from office to maintenance, to aides, to professionals were outstanding, caring and loving.  How wonderful such a great group of people can come together and from such a gracious place, not only for the resident, but also for the extended family.  The BEST!

— Janet, daughter of Emerald Crest resident

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