Gladys and Pat's Story

Before choosing Emerald Crest, I was struggling. I have lupus, and doctors have advised me that stress will cause flare-ups. Working part-time, dealing with my own health issues and trying to take care of my mom meant I had a lot of stress in my life. That was especially true because my mom’s needs were increasing faster than I could keep up with them.

I realized that my mother needed memory care in a secure, safe setting and chose Emerald Crest because the small, homey environment is exactly what we needed. The programming and resident-to-caregiver ratio helps ensure a safe, comfortable environment.

My mom feels safe and comfortable. She is much calmer than she was before she moved here, relaxed and content. I’m feeling better, too. I am confident that she has a better quality of life.

Dementia robs one of so many things. It is comforting to know my mom is getting the best possible care in a warm and loving environment. Everyone at Emerald Crest shows how much they care about their residents.

I have recommended Emerald Crest to a number of people, and one person has recently moved in. I can’t say enough about what a great community we found. Staff is so competent, thorough and not only cares for the resident, but the family as well.

Pat Shauer
(Glady’s Daughter)

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They call them houses, because that is how it feels, like your home. The activities keep the residents in each house busy every day. My family couldn't be happier with the choice we made to move our mother to Emerald Crest Shakopee.  We feel confident that our mom is cared for and safe.

— Bruce, son of resident