June 23, 2016

Emerald Crest Receives Eureka! Award from Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

In spring, 2016, Emerald Crest by Augustana Care received a Eureka! Innovation Award from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Jour…  View article»
December 29, 2015

Home for the Holidays is often an eye opener for adult children

For some adult children their visit home may yield some surprises. They discover Grandma’s refrigerator is empty, except for a…  View article»
October 26, 2015

When is Placement Needed?

Families often ask, “How do I know when it is time to seek placement?” The answer to this question varies from family to family …  View article»
October 12, 2015

Diagnosing Dementia

Identifying dementia can be challenging with no definitive tests, however physicians use common diagnostic processes. For more i…  View article»
September 28, 2015

Keeping Track of Important Documents

It is important to know where your loved one keeps important documents. Here are some items to consider. For more information: 9…  View article»
September 14, 2015

Taking Away the Car Keys?

Do you remember getting your driver’s license – that feeling of accomplishment, freedom, and independence? Now imagine the devas…  View article»
August 24, 2015

Making Financial Decisions

The following material was provided by Brigitta Sharpe, attorney with the law firm of Guzman Kallheim Sharpe, PA, specializing i…  View article»
August 10, 2015

Caring for Yourself

In order to be a successful caregiver, you need to take care of yourself. Neglecting your own physical, emotional and spiritual …  View article»
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»

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I will never forget the time we returned our mother to Emerald Crest after a day of shopping. My mother wanted to stay out longer but just couldn't. We all felt sad taking her back. When we entered,  immediately two nurse's assistants enveloped my mom in a huge hug. Her face immediately had a smile and off she was to stay and talk to these beautiful assistants. My mother truly feels the wonderful love of these dedicated workers.

— Theresa, daughter of resident