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Ecumen Home Care
  • Continuum of Care

    What are the levels of care that are provided at Ecumen Detroit Lakes Home Care?

    • Ecumen Detroit Lakes Home Care provides a variety of services including assistance with personal cares, medication administration, homemaking, laundry and errands.

    Who determines the proper transition plan should a resident need to move to another level in the Continuum of Care?

    • Our goal is to bring the needed services directly to our clients. In the event that a transition to a higher level of care is needed, our nursing team and leadership staff will work directly with families to assist in the transition.
  • Health Care and Medicine

    Who is primarily responsible for health care and medical services for those receiving Ecumen Home Care services?

    • Our Clinical Director and home health assistants work together to provide the very best care possible. We work directly with families, health care professionals, therapists and others to create a comprehensive plan to meet the needs of our residents.

     

    How does my primary care physician fit into my healthcare program?

    • When receiving health care services through Ecumen Detroit Lakes Home Care, we work closely with physicians, therapists, Hospice, and other care professionals to provide the best continuity of care. Our team approach to care relies on open communication to bring all disciplines together to develop the best possible outcomes for the health and wellbeing of our clients.
  • Interested in Learning More?

    If I am interested in Ecumen Detroit Lakes services, where should I begin?

    • Give us a call at 218-844-9437 to talk with someone about Ecumen Detroit Lakes Home Care and see whether we would be a good fit for your needs. We would love to provide you with information about our services.

     

    Who can help me through this process?

    • The Home Care Director could answer your questions about availability of services. There are, however, many other staff who will be happy to answer your questions.
  • Financial Planning

    Can I or a loved one afford Ecumen Home Care Services?

    • Call the Home Care Director at 218-844-9437 to better understand the costs of our services.
The Cottage
  • Continuum of Care

    What are the levels of care that are provided at The Cottage?

    • The Cottage provides assisted living memory care services to people with complex medical needs or those suffering from different stages of dementia, Alzheimer’s or other memory loss. Our community provides a safe, secure environment, 24 hour personal care services and on site licensed nursing.

     

    What are the Guidelines for Assisted Living?

    • We welcome anyone in need of socialization and structured activities, three delicious fresh prepared meals daily, homemaking and 24 hour care services.

     

    Who determines the proper transition plan should a resident need to move to another level in the Continuum of Care?

    • Because of our unique community which embraces the components of the award winning Ecumen Awakenings program and our secure entrance, we are able to provide specialized care and services to those with memory loss in The Cottage. Our goal is to bring the needed services directly to their suite. In the event that a transition to a higher level of care is needed, our nursing team and leadership staff will work directly with families to assist in the transition.
  • Health Care and Medicine

    How does “health care” work in skilled nursing and assisted living?

    • The Cottage offers services in monthly packages. Residents are able to receive the services they need throughout the day.

     

    Who is primarily responsible for health care and medical services at The Cottage?

    • Our Clinical Director and nursing staff work together to provide the very best care possible. We work directly with families, health care professionals, therapists and others to create a comprehensive plan to meet the needs of our residents.

     

    How does my primary care physician fit into my healthcare program in assisted living and skilled nursing?

    • When receiving health care services at The Cottage, we work closely with physicians, therapists, Hospice, and other care professionals to provide the best continuity of care. Our team approach to care relies on open communication to bring all disciplines together to develop the best possible outcomes for the health and wellbeing of our residents.
  • Interested in Learning More?

    If I am interested in living in your community, where should I begin?

    • Give us a call at 218-844-9437 to talk with someone about The Cottage and see whether we would be a good fit for your needs. We would love to provide you with a tour of our community or additional information.

     

    Who can help me through this process?

    • The Housing Manager can answer your questions about a possible move, availability of apartments, and how the entire move in process works. There are, however, many other staff who will be happy to answer your questions and provide a tour if needed.

     

    What kind of contracts does your community offer?

    • The Cottage offers month to month contracts.

     

    Once I select a suite and contract, what is the next step?

    • Once you have selected a suite, the Housing Manager will walk you through the necessary paperwork.

     

    How long is the contract process? How quickly am I able to move into my new apartment within your community?

    • The Cottage prides itself in being able to meet the needs of those families requiring a quick move due to a health crisis or emergency situation. We work directly with families to complete the necessary paperwork as soon as possible. Our team of staff understands the stress a health crisis can bring and work quickly to accommodate these requests.

     

    What if I am unable or not ready to move in immediately?

    • If you are unable to move in immediately, you could place your name on The Cottage interest list and you will receive updates on suites as they are available.
  • Financial Planning

    Can I or a loved one afford living at The Cottage?

    • Call the Housing Manager at 218-844-9437 to better understand the costs of living at The Cottage.
  • Food & Dining

    How many meals are included at The Cottage?

    • All residents living at The Cottage receive three meals daily.
  • Lifestyle & Activities

    What is there to do once I make the move to The Cottage? Will I remain active?

    • The Cottage has an extensive program of activities to meet the social, spiritual, physical, educational and creative needs of residents. A copy of our activity calendar is available on our website for you to review. See all we have to offer!

     

    Are there religious activities I can choose to participate in?

    • The Cottage has a chaplain on staff to lead and coordinate our spiritual care program and church services. Religious activities can be found on the monthly activity calendar.

     

    Does The Cottage offer any type of exercise or wellness classes?

    • The Cottage offers group exercise opportunities throughout the week.

     

    Does The Cottage have any other specific indoor recreation rooms?

    • The Cottage has a large community room where we schedule our large group activities, parties and other types of events. Our community room is also available for families when planning special events such as birthday parties, etc.

     

    Do you have any location on campus for outdoor recreation?

    • The Cottage offers a secure courtyard with sidewalk trails, raised flowerbeds for gardening and benches to sit and relax.

     

    What creative arts (painting, sketching, drawing, etc.) programming do you offer residents on campus?

    • Our Activity Coordinator offers a variety of activities and programs including painting classes, quilt blocks and a variety of crafts. We encourage you to like our page on Facebook and see all the wonderful activities at The Cottage.
Lamplighter Manor
  • Continuum of Care (CCRC)

    What are the levels of care that are provided at Lamplighter Manor?

    • Lamplighter Manor provides independent living with optional home care services available. Our community offers one bedroom and studio apartments, a large dining room and beautiful common spaces for all to enjoy.

     

    Who determines the proper transition plan should a resident need to move to another level in the Continuum of Care?

    • Because of our unique community at Ecumen Detroit Lakes residents living at Lamplighter Manor can purchase Ecumen Home Care services if needed to help them remain in their home at Lamplighter Manor.

     

    Who is primarily responsible for health care and medical services at Lamplighter Manor?

    • Not everyone who lives at Lamplighter Manor receives home care services. For those who choose to purchase Ecumen home care services our Clinical Director and nursing staff work together to provide the very best care possible. We work directly with families, health care professionals, therapists and others to create a comprehensive plan to meet the needs of our residents.
  • Residential Living Information

    If I am interested in living in your community, where should I begin?

    • Give us a call at 218-844-7139 to talk with someone about Lamplighter Manor and see whether we would be a good fit for your needs. We would love to provide you with a tour of our community or additional information.

     

    Who can help me through this process?

    • The Housing Manager could answer your questions about a possible move, availability of apartments, and how the entire move in process works. All staff members are happy to answer your questions and provide a tour.

     

    What kind of contracts does your community offer?

    • Lamplighter Manor offers month-to-month Housing and Urban Development (HUD) subsidies for those who income qualify.

     

    Once an apartment becomes available what is the next step?

    • Once an apartment is available, the Housing Manager will walk you through the necessary paperwork.

     

    How quickly am I able to move into my new apartment within your community?

    • Lamplighter Manor prides itself in being able to meet the needs of residents requiring a quick move due to a health crisis or emergency situation. We work directly with clients and families to complete the necessary income verifications, background checks, and reference checks as soon as possible.

     

    What if I am unable or not ready to move in immediately?

    • If you are unable to move in immediately you could place your name on the Lamplighter Manor interest list and you will receive updates on apartments as they are available.
  • Financial Planning

    Can I or a loved one afford living at Lamplighter Manor?

    • Call the Housing Manager at 218-844-7139 to better understand the costs of living at Lamplighter Manor. Rental subsidies are available to those who income qualifies.
  • Food & Dining

    How many meals are included at Lamplighter Manor?

    • Lunch and dinner meals can be purchased through our home care program and are served in our dining room.
  • Lifestyle & Activities

    What is there to do once I make the move to Lamplighter Manor? Will I remain active?

    • Lamplighter Manor has an active resident council that schedules and provides a program of activities to meet the social, spiritual, physical, educational and creative needs of residents. A copy of our activity calendar is available on our website for you to review. We encourage you to like our page on Facebook and see all the wonderful activities at Lamplighter Manor.

     

    Are there religious activities I can choose to participate in?

    • Religious activities can be found on the monthly activity calendar.

     

    Does Lamplighter Manor offer any type of exercise or wellness classes?

    • Lamplighter Manor offers group exercise opportunities throughout the week.

     

    Does Lamplighter Manor have any other specific indoor recreation rooms?

    • Lamplighter Manor has a large community room where we schedule large group activities, parties and other types of events. Our community room is also available for families when planning special events such as birthday parties, etc.

     

    Do you have any location on campus for outdoor recreation?

    • Lamplighter Manor offers beautiful outdoor spaces with raised flowerbeds and a patio to sit and relax.

     

The Madison
  • Continuum of Care (CCRC)

    What are the levels of care that are provided at The Madison?

    • The Madison provides Independent Living with optional home care services available. Our community offers one and two bedroom apartments with private balconies, underground parking and beautiful common spaces for all to enjoy.

     

    Who determines the proper transition plan should a resident need to move to another level in the Continuum of Care?

    • Because of our unique community at Ecumen Detroit Lakes. Residents living at The Madison can purchase Ecumen Home Care services if needed to help them remain in their home at The Madison.

     

    Who is primarily responsible for health care and medical services at The Madison?

    • Not everyone who lives at The Madison receive home care services. For those who choose to purchase Ecumen home care services our Clinical Director and nursing staff work together to provide the very best care possible. We work directly with families, health care professionals, therapists and others to create a comprehensive plan to meet the needs of our residents.
  • Residential Living Information

    If I am interested in living in your community, where should I begin?

    • Give us a call at 218-844-9431 to talk with someone about The Madison and see whether we would be a good fit for your needs. We would love to provide you with a tour of our community or additional information.

     

    Who can help me through this process?

    • The Housing Assistant could answer your questions about a possible move, availability of apartments, and how the entire move in process works. There are, however, many other staff that will be happy to answer your questions and provide a tour if needed.

     

    What kind of contracts does your community offer?

    • The Madison offers month-to-month contracts.

     

    Once I select an apartment and contract, what is the next step?

    • Once you have selected an apartment, the Housing Assistant will walk you through the necessary paperwork.

     

    How long is the contract process? How quickly am I able to move into my new apartment within your community?

    • The Madison prides itself in being able to meet the needs of those families requiring a quick move due to a health crisis or emergency situation. We work directly with clients and families to complete the necessary paperwork as soon as possible. Our team of staff understands the stress a health crisis can bring and work quickly to accommodate these requests.

     

    What if I am unable or not ready to move in immediately?

    • If you are unable to move in immediately you could place your name on The Madison interest list and you will receive updates on apartments as they are available.
  • Financial Planning

    Can I or a loved one afford living at The Madison?

    • Call the Housing Assistant at 218-844-9431 to better understand the costs of living at The Madison.
  • Food & Dining

    How many meals are included at The Madison?

    • Continental breakfast is provided daily at The Madison and included in your monthly rent. Lunch and dinner meals can be purchased through out home care program and are served in our dining room.
  • Lifestyle & Activities

    What is there to do once I make the move to The Madison? Will I remain active?

    • The Madison has a program of activities to meet the social, spiritual, physical, educational and creative needs of residents. A copy of our activity calendar is available on our website for you to review. We encourage you to like our page on Facebook and see all the wonderful activities at The Madison.

     

    Are there religious activities I can choose to participate in?

    • The Madison has a chaplain on staff to lead and coordinate our spiritual care program and church services. Religious activities can be found on the monthly activity calendar.

     

    Does The Madison offer any type of exercise or wellness classes?

    • The Madison offers group exercise opportunities throughout the week including Matter of Balance.

     

    Does The Madison have any other specific indoor recreation rooms?

    • The Madison has a large community room where we schedule our large group activities, parties and other types of events. Our community room is also available for families when planning special events such as birthday parties, etc.

     

    Do you have any location on campus for outdoor recreation?

    • The Madison offers beautiful courtyard with sidewalk trails, raised flowerbeds and benches to sit and relax.

     

Nursing Home
  • What are the levels of care provided at Emmanuel Nursing Home (ENH)?

    ENH provides skilled nursing home care in three distinct care settings.

    1. Transitional Care Unit (TCU) – Reshaping lives and restoring lost abilities after an illness, surgery or injury. We provide medically complex care, IV therapy and wound care led by a nationally Certified Wound Care Specialist. Our therapy center was built in 2015. Our therapy team includes licensed physical, occupational and speech therapists. We offer both inpatient and outpatient services seven days per week. State- of – art services include therapy pool, steam shower, large gym with private treatment rooms and massage therapy. The average length of stay is less than 20 days. If you are planning a surgery that may require a short therapy or medical care, please contact us in advance to pre-book your stay.
    2. Memory Care – Providing individualized, specialized memory care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. Our nationally honored Ecumen Awakenings TM program leads the person centered care that focuses on abilities and honors the resident in a safe and secure environment.
    3. Long Term Care (LTC) – Providing high quality healthcare services for residents requiring care longer than 100 days. The multidisciplinary care team led by a registered nurse (RN) and a licensed social worker (LSW).
  • What other specialized care does ENH offer?

    In the nursing home, licensed nurses are available 24/7 to oversee care provided.  Additional specialty services include; palliative care and coordination with Hospice, end-of-life care, consulting licensed dietician and certified wound care specialist. Every nursing home resident has a primary physician. Many local physicians and nurse practitioners make home visits to the nursing home.

  • How do I begin the process of being admitted to the nursing home?

    Contact either the Admissions Coordinator or licensed social worker (LSW) to discuss your care needs and to help determine the best plan for meeting your care needs. By working together we can ensure your long-term health and wellness needs are met in the appropriate setting.

  • How is nursing home care paid for?

    ENH receives payment for care from Medicare, medical assistance, private insurance, long-term care insurance and private pay. We also have a contract with Veterans Administration. Our admission team will assist you with determining the proper payment source for each person.

  • How do I qualify for nursing home care?

    All residents require a physician’s order for admission. A screening from the County is also required to ensure nursing home placement is appropriate.

  • What activity, wellness and religious activities are available?

    Ecumen Detroit Lakes has a full time chaplain that leads and coordinates our spiritual care program and church services campus wide. We have a beautiful chapel in the center of our campus, adjacent to the nursing home main entry and commons area with several amenities including, a gift shop, snack bar, conference center and meeting rooms.

    Every month a new activity calendar that includes special events is shared, in addition to a daily schedule of happenings.

    We have beautiful, secure courtyards for residents and families to enjoy.

    Our business center provides free of charge WIFI, iPads and a computer to connect residents with family & friends. The center also includes books for enjoyment and resources to learn more about a variety of illnesses and for caregiver support.

  • Do you accommodate special diets?

    The dining department and consulting dietitian work hard to meet the special dietary needs of residents as ordered by their physician. We strive to accommodate individual likes and “dislikes” and have alternative choices available daily.

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