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»
July 20, 2017

The Memory Care Community Difference

The other day I took my son for an appointment at a small neighborhood clinic. When we left, I remarked to him about the warm, f…  View article»
May 29, 2017

Memory Care Experiences: A Gift of Faith

 As a chaplain in Memory Care, I wear my clerical collar every day. It helps trigger memories of my role as pastor to many of my…  View article»
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I can’t say enough about the staff that took care of my father. They were all so loving and really did care for him.

— Bev, daughter of Emerald Crest resident