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For more information, please call us at 218-847-4486 or click here to contact us online.

2018 Charity Benefit

August 30, 2018

Family & Friends. 1 ½ weeks remaining to purchase your event tickets! Excited to offer $40 ticket price this year.  

Looking forward to seeing your smiley faces on September 13th at The Bridge!!! Music by The Front Fenders!!! Whoohoo!!!!


We also have some Tommy Bahama Cooler raffle tickets for $ 10 each.

All tickets are available at our Concierge Desk Main Entrance, or call Sandy at 218-844-9433.

You can click HERE to view the event on our Facebook page!

Congratulations Lindsay Bozovsky, RN, BSN, on THREE years as the Home Care Clinical Director!!

June 29, 2018

Thank you for your service and dedication! You are amazing!

Congratulations on 10 years at Ecumen Detroit Lakes to Linda Lind and Samantha Thielen!

June 29, 2018

Linda worked on Long Term Care, then was persuaded to come to Transitional Care Unit and loved it, she never looked back!

Sam started as a CNA and went on to become a RN and now is the manager of the Transitional Care Unit!

We have been blessed with these exceptional nurses, and we are so lucky they are apart of the Ecumen Team! Congrats!

Open House

June 13, 2018

Click HERE to learn about our latest upcoming event! 

Ecumen Leadership Conference 2018 Awards!

May 18, 2018

Ecumen Detroit Lakes was presented with 5 awards for outstanding care and service! EDL was recognized in several categories to recognize the hard work and outstanding service in 2017.

A small group of the leadership team were on-hand to accept the awards.

The awards include:

*2nd Place Customer Satisfaction-4.72 of 5 Points-Ecumen Detroit Lakes

*1st Place Meeting Financial Target-Lamplighter Manor-Ecumen Detroit Lakes

*2nd Place Employee Satisfaction-38% Turnover-Ecumen Detroit Lakes

*2nd Place Customer Satisfaction -4.83 of 5 Points-The Madison

*5-Star Achievement-Emmanuel Nursing Home-Ecumen Detroit Lakes Congratulations to all at Ecumen Detroit Lakes!!

Click HERE to view both photos!

Congratulations Janice Bartness for reaching your 20 Year milestone with Ecumen Detroit Lakes!

May 17, 2018

What would we do without Janice! She's a speedy one! Sweet, fun loving gal who loves her job and especially loves her coworkers! Janice is always willing to step up and often enjoys representing Ecumen Detroit Lakes through participation in community activities with co-workers.

She has set goals to grow and change in her career at Ecumen DL. She was a Leader in Life Enrichment and since has become a Certified Health Information Assistant. Please join us as we celebrate Janice for her hard work and dedication throughout her 20 Years of Service. Have fun spending those Chamber Bucks!

Volunteer Appreciation Day

May 15, 2018

Check out our latest event by clicking HERE!

Congratulations to Pam Wellman on five years of service at Ecumen!

May 14, 2018

Pam started in medical records at the nursing home and has been the Service Coordinator at Lamplighter since 2014.

Thank you Pam for your dedication to the residents!

Left to right: Jennifer Bristlin, Pam Wellman, Anita Bendickson, Lindsay Bozovsky and Jodi Greisen.

And Becker County United Way as Every Day Hero Is!!...

May 3, 2018

Check out the award our very own Bobbie Jo Koon has recived!

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Memory Care Activity Calendar For May 2018

May 1, 2018

Check out the latest Memory Care calandar for May 2018 by clicking HERE!

Technology Transports Grandmother To Her Grandson’s Wrestling Tournament

March 29, 2018

Check out the feature article Ecumen Detroit Lakes is in!

Check here  to read the article! 

Congrates Brenda Labine!

February 9, 2018

Thank you Brenda Labine for your 20 years of service to Ecumen Detroit Lakes!

You know how to bring smiles to all the residents faces!

Congrats Megan Lahlum!

January 26, 2018

Happy 5 Years Megan Lahlum! She began her career as a nursing assistant when she was 16 years old and has continued in that role up until recently when she received an additional certification of Trained Medication Assistant.

She is a very loving caregiver, fun co-worker and always makes a residents day! She was meant to be! Thank you Megan! (Pictured from left to right with Bridget Okeson, Megan, Kelly Fetch, Kelsey Dalby and Justine Wohl)

Congrats Steve Satran!

December 19, 2017

Today marks Steve Satran's last day of work he will work ever again as he is now retiring! 

Steve worked as Maintenance at Ecumen Detroit Lakes for 9 years, if anything was broken or needed to be adjusted, Steve would be there fix it no matter what task is thrown at him!

Let's give a big hand of applause to Steve! 

Ecumen Detroit Lakes Emmanuel Nursing Home Gets Top Rating from U.S. News & World Report

November 30, 2017

Click HERE to view the article from U.S News & World Report!

Congratulations to Hilary Walters!

November 17, 2017

Congratulations to Hilary Walters for 3 Years of Service to Ecumen Detroit Lakes! Hilary works all 3 shifts and also works if Memory Care.

We appreciate the fact that Hilary is so flexible and everything that she does to make life better at Ecumen Detroit Lakes. Please join us in congratulating Hilary Walters.

Congratulate Rodney Oien!

November 10, 2017

Paul Rudolph, Evironmental Director, & Kerlis Wesbrook, Account Specialist, at Ecumen Detroit Lakes, in you all to join us as we congratulate Rodney Oien, Maintenance Technician at Ecumen Detroit Lakes. Rodney is celebrating 3 Years of Service to EDL this month! Rodney is such a good guy and always willing to help anyone out when needed. At any time! We appreciate his willingness, kind ways and also his awesome sence of humor! Enjoy those Chamber Bucks Rodney!

Congratulations to Courtney Jodoin!

November 10, 2017

Congratulations to Courtney Jodoin for 1 Year of Service to Ecumen Detroit Lakes! Courtney is such a kind sweet person who truly cares about people. Courtney serves as a Home Care RA, as well as fills in at The Cottage to serve our residents there. Thanks Courtney for all your great work and willingness to help out in other areas when needed. A "Team Player"! Be sure to congratulate Courtney when you see her.

Congratulations to Emily Bartness

November 10, 2017

Congratulations to Emily Bartness for 2  years of service to Ecumen Detroit Lakes, who serves in the Adult Day Center!

Congratulations to Courtney Simpson!

November 10, 2017

Congratulations to Courtney Simpson for 1 Year of Service to Ecumen Detroit Lakes! Thank you Courtney for all you do for our residents. You truly are team player and go above and beyond for those you serve. You're an amazing young woman and we are so grateful to have your on our team. Courtney is seen here with here 2 co- nurse RNs! The "A" Team for sure!!!

Congrats to Cora Averbeck!

November 10, 2017

Congrats to Cora Averbeck for 1 Year of Service to The Cottage at Ecumen Detroit Lakes. Cora is a very upbeat and compassionate gal, who puts her whole heart into her work and it shows.The residents at The Cottage adore Cora. She's a team player and is always willing to help whenever needed. Cora is just plain sweet and nice. Thank you Cora for all you do to care for our residents at The Cottage. We sure appreciate you. Cora is seen here with a few of her great co-workers.

Congratulations Jodi Greisen

October 27, 2017

Congratulations Jodi Greisen for 3 years of service to Ecumen Detroit Lakes.

Jodi currently serves as Lead R.N. for The Madison and also devotes much of her time to serving Home Care clients on campus and in our community. Jodi also coordinates and leads our Parkinsons Support Group at Ecumen Detroit Lakes and does an amazing job. As you can see by the photo, Jodi is loved by all those she serves and works with over the years. Jodi not only sets the bar high, as a nurse, but, she also has a natural knack for making people feel special. Jodi speaks from her heart, inspires others and is full of positive energy. We need more Jodi Spinelli Greisen's in this world. Congrats Jodi!

Congrats to Melissa Gillette, Peter Gallatin, and Barb Kramer!

October 18, 2017

"Years of Service" Seen here holding envelope's along side co-leaders.
Melissa, Admission Specialist -5 yrs 
Peter, Chaplain-3
Barb, Nurse, MDS Coordinator-2
For a total of 10!!!
They don't come any better!!! We all feel so forunate to have these guys onboard. Here's to many more years!!!!

Congratulations Rhonda Torblaa!

October 18, 2017

15 Years of Service! WOW! Ronda has been serving residents of Ecumen Detroit Lakes as a TMA. Rhonda spends most of her time serving our residents on Memory Care, but also works Transitional Care. Rhonda has several duties including medication assistance. She is trained and certified. Rhonda is just a gem! No doubt about it. She is kind, compassionate, understanding, and she truly cares about people. She's never complaining. Too busy working.  It is very obvious that Rhonda focuses on getting the job done. Such a great gal! Seen here holding the envelope with lots of co-workers and lots of Chamber Bucks and a signed certificate.

Congrats Tara Amundson!

October 13, 2017

Thank you Tara Amundson for your time and dedication to our TCU these past two years!

Congrats Ashley Ratz!

October 12, 2017

Congrats Ashley Ratz for 2 Years of Service to Ecumen Detroit Lakes! We feel grateful to have you on our team as Staffing Coordinator, and look forward to many more years! The responsibility you have as Staffing Coordinator can be extremely stressful and complicated, but we all want you to know how much you are appreciated. You do such a great job and are so considerate and thoughtful of every single person and sensitive to the needs of our residents, but also our employees. It can be a difficult task to keep everyone in sync and happy but you do a fabulous job Ashley! You definitely "make life better" at Ecumen Detroit Lakes. Thank you Ashley Ratz!!!!!

Congrats Shauna Wothe!

October 12, 2017

Shauna has devoted 15 Years of Service to Ecumen Detroit Lakes. WOWZA!!!!!! Shauna serves in our LTC as a NAR, Nursing Assistant Registered. Everyone will agree, Shauna is a very sweet, kind and compassionate person. She also has THE warmest smile ever! In regards to her work, she seems to really keep her focus on the residents and getting the job done. There is no doubt that Shauna is one of those everyday heros that does not always get recognized. We are grateful and proud to have Shauna on our Ecumen DL Team. Shauna is seen here in the red uniform- front. We love you Shauna! And thanks for ALL you do to make life better at EDL!

Congratulations to Heidi Arnold!

October 4, 2017

Congratulations to Heidi Arnold for reaching 2 Years Of Service at The Cottage of Ecumen Detroit Lakes! Wow! And let us tell you, she is quite the gal. A ball of fire and energy! Heidi not only is compassionate in the way she cares for people, but she does it with a real spark of positive energy and a sence of humor like you have NEVER heard before. She is a total blast to work with! She's got a great sence of humor. She brings it on every day. She's a joker and we all love it! Heidi is also a real team player and will lead the way every time if you don't beat her to the punch. And good luck with that. She's pretty quick! As you can see by the picture, her co-workers truly love and admire this woman. Congrats Heidi Arnold and thank you for ALL that you do to make life better for so many people. You have touched alot of lives. Fantastic Team picured here: Carissa Kaiser, Heidi Arnold, Jennie Gerving & Jody Dawson.

Congratulations to Mr. Nick Bohannon

October 4, 2017

Congratulations to Mr. Nick Bohannon for 2 glorious years serving residents of Ecumen Detroit Lakes. Nick began his career with us in the Memory Care and now serves in our Transitional Care Unit. Nick brings much joy to our faces every day, and he also brings us music! He plays a mean guitar and he sings! We feel so fortunate to have Nick on our team. Thanks for all you do Nick to make life better at EDL!

Congrats to Anita Schaefer!

October 4, 2017

Congrats to Anita Schaefer for 10 years of service to Ecumen Detroit Lakes. Anita works in our houskeeping department and yes...., she is one of the famous "Singing Housekeepers"!! Anita is loved by everyone. She is just one sweet and kind person who is always willing to do anything and everything. Anita can never be forgotten for her beautiful smile. Anita always wears a big beautiful smile and it will warm anyone's heart. She is always so happy and positive too. She truly makes a difference and makes life better for many many people at Ecumen Detroit Lakes. We thank Anita for serving and caring for our residents for an entire decade. Hats off to Anita Schaefer!!!

Ecumen Store

October 3, 2017

Click here to check out the Ecumen Store for the latest mobility products!

Professional Ethics and Diversity: LGBTQ Considerations

September 14, 2017

Click here to check out the latest event! 

Ecumen Newsletter

September 12, 2017

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Ecumen Detroit Lakes Named One of Minnesota’s Best Workplaces for 10th Time

August 31, 2017

Click Here to read the article!

Everyday Hero

August 24, 2017

Living Ecumen’s Values: Jennie Gerving, Resident Assistant

Date: Aug 23rd, 2017 12:59pm

Author: Ecumen Communications

Throughout August, Ecumen is celebrating its 10th Best Place to Work honor from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal by recognizing employees who live our values every day.

It can be the busiest day ever, and Jennie Gerving is unfazed.  She will have a smile on her face and a positive, can-do attitude. She’s ready to take charge and help at any moment.

Jennie, who works in Home Care at Ecumen Detroit Lakes, is a shining example of someone who lives all of Ecumen’s values.

She serves others selflessly. Jennie is generous with her time and is willing to pick up additional shifts in all capacities. She has often re-arranged her personal schedule to help out a co-worker in need or an understaffed area.

She honors residents, families and co-workers by sharing her smile, enthusiasm and positive attitude with everyone she meets.  She radiates her compassion and love for her job.

She innovates by always looking for ways to do better and be better.  As part of our “Recruitment and Retention” team, she helps develop ways to enhance our employees’ experience.

She empowers both residents and staff with her ability to bring out the best in others. She is resilient and flexible and truly understands that every day is a new day for many residents. She meets them where they are.  Plus, she generously passes her skill and insight on to other employees as one of our Peer Mentors.  She takes some of our new employees under her wing and helps guide them through their orientation process and develops great working relationships that often ends up in long-lasting friendships.

Jennie truly has compassion for what she does, and it shows on the job and in her role as a mother. When not at work, she is always on the run – serving others.

Thank you for living our values every day, Jennie.  Ecumen honors you!

–Katie Lundmark, Executive Director, Ecumen Detroit Lakes

Ecumen’s core values guide our company and our employees:

SERVE: We put people at the heart of what we do.

INNOVATE: We find new ways to exceed people’s expectations.

EMPOWER: We encourage people to dream and take action.

HONOR: We treat people with dignity and respect.


August 17, 2017

Check out our latest event!

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Detroit Lakes Blood Drive

August 8, 2017

Give blood and you could win a motorcycle! 

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180 Balance Classes

August 8, 2017

Open the attachment to view our Fitness Flyer!

Please see the schedule at www.180balance.com/classes as we get closer to the date.

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Age With Knowledge Seminar: Creating Better Lives, One Memory at a Time

July 18, 2017

If you or your family worry about memory issues, this seminar will help you learn where to start including diagnosis, working with healthcare professionals  and supportive resources to help.  Speakers are Kendra Lund, LSW, Alzheimer’s Assoc. of Fergus Falls; Tammi Fuchs, CNP, Essentia Health St. Mary’s’ & Janae Becker, OTR/L, Essentia Health St. Mary’s. 

  • The Seminar is FREE. 
  • Wednesday, July 19, 12-1pm, St. Mary’s EMS Conf.  Room. 

Making Life Better For Gene & Sharon

July 14, 2017

All of our staff at Ecumen Detroit Lakes, especially Transitional (TCU) & Rehab Care Staff, would like to wish Gene Hill & his wife Sharon, the best of luck as Gene returns home from his short stay here at Ecumen Detroit Lakes TCU. Gene & Sharon have both asked me to thank everyone and to say, that they have been very pleased with..., the FOOD, which is the first thing Gene received when he arrived and at the top of his list of what makes a place good. A delicious hot meal. We always say that meals are the centerpiece of our day here at Ecumen Detroit Lakes. Both Gene & Sharon also commented on the wonderful care and great therapy Gene received from our staff. "It's a beautiful place, kept so clean and so nice, and really good care, and friendly, fun, well trained, empathetic and compassionate staff. We've enjoyed the staff and appreciated them for all that they have done." Staff have joked with Gene about his "orange" mustang, and laughed about the stories Gene & Sharon told about Sharon's driving. Many commented on the sweet nice and upbeat guy Gene is. And how kind and sweet Sharon is. Sharon jokes and says, "There's another side to Gene." And they all break out in laughter. Gene & Sharon are such a great couple and have a very loving supportive kids who have visited daily. Gene will return home stronger and healthier, thanks to our wonderful staff and our top notch therapy department. It is a win win for everyone. We hope we made life better for both Gene & Sharon, and there is no doubt, they made life better for us at Ecumen Detroit Lakes.

Employee Yearly Anniversaries

July 14, 2017

Congrats Lindsay Bozovsky for 2 Years of Service to Ecumen Detroit Lakes Home Care! You are the BEST Clinical Home Care RN and we appreciate you so much! You're easy to work for and with and are so compassionate and understanding. You're a real people person.You're also a fun person and a real Team Player. Thanks for all that you do Lindsay for overseeing the Home Care that we deliver to the homes of people all over our local area, so that these folks can remain living independently, and stay in their homes. Certificate and chamber bucks presented by Ashley McNally.

Congrats to Alexa Herfindahl for 1 Year of Service to Ecumen Detroit Lakes Home Care and also The Cottage. Alexa is a PRN RA, who works all shifts for us. We greatly appreciate her willingness to be flexible with her schedule. Alexa also attends shcool at Bemidji State. Thanks Alexa for all you do. It's been a pleasure having you onboard and we hope you have also enjoyed working at Ecumen Detroit Lakes. Chamber Bucks and Certificate presented by Housing Director, Ashley McNally.

The Madison Openings Now!

June 20, 2017

Being Mortal

April 21, 2017

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The Cottage Opening's Now!

April 21, 2017

The Madison Openings Now!

March 29, 2017

Ecumen Detroit Lakes Featured Artist

March 3, 2017
I'm an artist living in the in the city of Fargo, North Dakota, where creators shout “makers gonna make” and huddle around good coffee in the winter.

As an illustrator that focuses on visual storytelling, I make stories come alive with the use of fun characters and natural elements. I'm from a small town in north MN where lakes around every corner in trees are plentiful. I'm inspired by nature ...in my work and always seek to portray rich narrative in the stories that I Illustrate. Much of my work can be seen in children's books, novels, magazines, advertisement, and even places you wouldn't expect. My creative career keeps me on my feet, ever growing and eager to explore.

As we say in Fargo, “Makers Gonna Make!

Find out more on my site! https://www.facebook.com/McCalJoy/ 
Ecumen Detroit Lakes is gratefull and exited to be showcasing several pieces of McCal Joy's art on our artwall!
Stop by anytime to see her beautiful work!

412 Lakes Area Women 360

November 2, 2016

Ecumen Community Specialist, Sandy Lia and resident Marie Lundberg are featured!

Check out the link!

Women 360 Magazine

Lundmark Takes Reins at Ecumen Detroit Lakes; Green Moves Up to Regional Post

September 26, 2016

Pool Classes

September 12, 2016

 LIVE to Be Healthy! Join our "warm" water Pool Classes! Monday-Wednesday-Friday 11 A.M.- 12 Noon. Call today to register or receive a complimentary session!  Call Sandy Lia @ 218-844-8340 or email sandy at sandylia@ecumen.org

Job Openings!

September 9, 2016

Award-Winning Ecumen Communities Recognized at Leadership Meeting

December 4, 2015

Ecumen sites with outstanding achievements in 2014 were recognized at a presentation ceremony at the 2015 Leadership Meeting held on May 7, in Saint Cloud, Minn. The three areas of award recognition were financial results, customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction. 

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Kylie Johnson’s Astounding Feat at Ecumen Lamplighter Manor in Detroit Lakes

December 4, 2015

Kylie Johnson, the Housing Manager at Ecumen Lamplighter Manor in Detroit Lakes, braced herself.  The government auditor has just finished an extensive examination and was ready to report.

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Adeline Carlson, a Gold Star Mother Living at Ecumen Detroit Lakes, Remembers That Day — Always

December 4, 2015

Adeline Carlson, a resident of Ecumen Detroit Lakes, remembers that Sunday morning 46 years ago when a serviceman came to her door to tell her that her son Donald had died in the line of duty.

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Ecumen Detroit Lakes Celebrates Grand Opening of Its New Wellness Center

December 4, 2015

Almost two years and $12 million later, Ecumen Detroit Lakes last week celebrated the grand opening of its new Transitional Care Unit and Rehabilitation Center.

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Ecumen Detroit Lakes to Celebrate New Wellness Center At May 6 Grand Opening

December 4, 2015

Ecumen Detroit Lakes will host an open house Wednesday, May 6, 2015, from 3 to 6 p.m., to celebrate the grand opening of its new Transitional Care Unit and Rehabilitation Center.

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Fifty Years of Transformation at Ecumen Detroit Lakes

December 4, 2015

The 50-year history of Ecumen Detroit Lakes is a compelling story of transformation from nursing home to state-of-the-art community health care hub.

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Ecumen Detroit Lakes Opens Its New Rehab Unit

December 4, 2015

Ecumen Detroit Lakes has opened its new state-of-the-art rehabilitation therapy unit.

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