13401 Lake Street Extension, Minnetonka, MN 55305-4905
For information or to schedule a tour call:
To contact the Campus Director:
Tess Smith, RN
Memory Care Minnetonka, MN
At Minnetonka Emerald Crest by Augustana Care, seniors will find thoughtful memory care in an assisted living setting where each individual’s personal preferences are valued. Our assisted living services help residents with tasks like dressing or showering and are tailored to their needs. Through specialized training and individual senior care plans, we partner with residents to maximize their abilities and encourage independence, enjoyment and opportunities for success.
A structured daily program includes exercise, music, crafts and more. In addition, on-site visits by professionals who provide medical and therapy services offer convenient support for physical concerns. As with all Augustana Care programs, memory care also includes spiritual support for residents and families.
Meet The Minnetonka Staff
I have worked in healthcare since 2000, starting as a nursing assistant (CNA) and going to school to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). I continued working as an LPN while I continued my education and graduated from Excelsior College as a registered nurse. I then became the director of nursing at an assisted living and memory care community for five years before accepting the residence director position at Emerald Crest of Minnetonka. I am excited to work at Emerald Crest because of its home-like setting and programs tailored to residents at different cognitive levels. My favorite part of working with older adults is learning about their lives and listening to their stories.
I am very pleased to be part of the Emerald Crest of Minnetonka family through my work as an occupational therapist here. I oversee the Cognitive Care Program and connect closely with staff and families. I feel working with older adults is a calling, most especially with those who are experiencing a cognitive decline. I have been an occupational therapist for six years. I attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota for my undergraduate degree and went back to St. Catherine’s University for my masters degree in occupational therapy. I am thrilled to be working at Emerald Crest by Augustana Care.
As the campus nurse at Emerald Crest of Minnetonka, I manage the care and well being of residents. Before joining Emerald Crest, I was a registered nurse (RN) supervisor at Park Health and Rehabilitation and an RN case manager at Recover Health Minnetonka. I obtained my associate nursing degree at North Hennepin Community College and plan to earn my bachelor of science in nursing in the near future. I am the mother of a five year old daughter and twelve year old son. I am excited to be working with older adults and to share their stories with my children.
Older adults have always influenced and guided me throughout my life with their wisdom and experiences, so working at Emerald Crest by Augustana Care feels like coming home. I provide administrative support to management and assist with resident programming and outings. I am a graduate of Minneapolis Community College’s Medical Secretary Program and Rasmussen College’s Medical Coding Program. I am also a mother of two adult children and enjoy bike riding and hiking.
- Centrex Rehab
- Gentle Transitions (senior move managers)
- Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute (Cognitive Performance Testing and Drivers Skills Evals)