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July 20, 2015

Reflections on Spiritual Care. July 2015

As a pastor to those with dementia, when I begin our worship service in the living rooms of each house I visit, I point out the …  View article»
April 27, 2015

A Unique Model for Memory Care: Theresa Klein’s Vision

When Theresa Klein was in high school, her grandfather began showing signs of Alzheimer’s and moved in with her family. There wa…  View article»
April 20, 2015

The Importance of Tailored Activity Programs for Those with Dementia

Emerald Crest’s Occupational therapy program offers direct care staff and families a better understanding of their loved ones co…  View article»
April 13, 2015

When is Placement Needed?

For those with dementia each journey is unique and individual. Some are able to remain in their home with services and family su…  View article»
April 6, 2015

Is it Time to Intervene?

Early diagnosis is key to crisis prevention and treatment planning. Knowing when to seek medical help or place a loved one in a …  View article»
March 23, 2015

What is Dementia?

Those with significant memory loss may have a condition often referred to as dementia. Dementia is not a disease but a group of …  View article»
March 16, 2015

Forgetfulness and Dementia

At times we all forget little details like where we placed our keys or we forget to buy an item on our grocery list. This is nor…  View article»
February 19, 2015

A Different Kind of Community and a Different Kind of Care: Emerald Crest by Augustana Care

Experts in the field say that when people age, they typically need more time to learn and retain new information. There are time…  View article»

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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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