Admissions Process

Admissions to Emerald Crest by Augustana Care is meant to be an easy process that can be completed in four steps:

  1. A resident or authorized representative contacts admissions staff to begin the admissions process. Residents of Emerald Crest by Augustana Care should be 55 years of age or older, unless special arrangements have been made.
  2. Cognitive and physical assessments will be conducted with prospective residents to identify remaining abilities and help devise a plan for care. We recommend that assessments be performed in the prospective resident’s current environment.
  3. Based on the assessment results, the residence director, nurse and occupational therapist will determine what accommodations can be provided to meet the prospective resident’s needs and the approximate cost.
  4. Family arranges time with the residence director prior to the day the resident moves to Emerald Crest by Augustana Care. We believe it works best for both resident and family if admission paperwork is completed and furniture is in place before the move-in date.

We believe we have the resources to accommodate a wide range of medical and behavioral cognitive needs and will make every effort to ensure that all options are examined so your loved one may remain at Emerald Crest by Augustana Care. Please keep in mind that Emerald Crest is not a medically-based care model like a skilled nursing facility, but a licensed assisted living provider. As the care needs of an individual change, the residence director may determine that extra staff or services need to be provided at an additional cost to ensure safety and quality of care for all residents. Should this be the case, you will be notified and a care conference will be scheduled to discuss further options.


Do you have questions? We welcome your inquiry:

At Emerald Crest, we offer a deep knowledge of memory care in a specialized assisted living setting for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related conditions. For tours and general information, please contact Christine Drasher at 952-908-2215. For a more immediate video tour click here or read about the Allen Cognitive Scale here.

Emerald Crest by Augustana Care provides memory care in a unique environment, specifically designed to support those with cognitive issues. Utilizing this exceptional model of care, individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s and related conditions can flourish in positive relationships and participation in meaningful activities. Memory care is offered in the Minneapolis – Saint Paul area with communities in four convenient locations: ShakopeeBurnsvilleMinnetonka and Victoria, MN.

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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