Care Giver Resources

What is the Allen Cognitive Scale and how is it used to help residents with cognitive challenges to navigate the transitions they are facing? What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?

Questions like these are answered in this section, which explains how the Allen scale was created and how it can help residents to maximize their abilities to live fully and joyfully. Details on a variety of conditions, a memory care checklist, and FAQ are also available.

Resources including the Blog, Caregiver Tips, and the Events Calendar invite caregivers to the latest information and activities at Emerald Crest. Stay informed and check back for more information.

Activity Packets for Those with Dementia: multi-page packets include a menu, letter from Pastor Arlen, letter from another community member, and several activities. Click here to see the latest Memory Care Activity Packets.

If you have questions or want more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 952-908-2215.

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For over two and a half years my husband was a resident. A former nurse, a good friend of mine, went with me to look over memory care facilities and, after a few moments at Emerald Crest we both agreed this was the place for Chuck. I was happy to visit there and observe their daily activities and how they engaged the residents and how caring all the staff was. I have even visited after my husband's death, because I wanted to see staff people again. We couldn't have made a better choice.

— Alice, wife of resident