LOOKING FOR SENIOR HOUSING? ASK THESE QUESTIONS FIRST!
Choosing a senior living community can feel like a daunting task. To help narrow down your options, ask these questions first:
Q. What type of senior housing do I need?
A. Not all senior housing is the same. There are many options to consider depending on the level of care you need:
Independent Senior Living
For those who want to live on their own. Includes apartments, condominiums or cooperative buildings designed for adults age 55 and older. If you need a little extra help, you can contract services such as housekeeping, personal care or wellness.
Offers a rental apartment for those who don’t require complicated, full-time medical assistance. You can continue living independently, but care is there when you need it through care attendants and nurses. Meals and light housekeeping are part of the package.
Includes special touches for those with memory loss, such as uniquely designed apartments, specialized programming, and controlled exits to give you peace of mind knowing residents won’t wander off the property. Caregivers are also specially trained to work with people with dementia, providing a higher, more personalized level of care and attention.
Offer high-level nursing care around the clock. Long-term care is provided for those who have serious or persistent health issues. There are also short-term care options – or transitional care – for those who need rehabilitation services after an illness or injury. Nursing homes are licensed healthcare facilities that are inspected and regulated by the state department of health.
Q. What happens if I need advanced care?
A. If you need to adjust your care, Orchards of Minnetonka can help you with your changing needs. You can easily add care or other services, change your status from independent living to assisting living—without changing apartments!
As part of Fairview Health Services, Orchards of Minnetonka offers a wealth of resources at your disposal, from top-notch physicians to the latest in Alzheimer’s research. Each day we are working to improve the quality of the lives of those we serve.
Q. What should I look for in a senior living facility?
A. When searching for a senior living facility it’s always important to consider the professionalism of the facility as well as how their services will help individuals or couples feel empowered as they start their new journey. Orchards of Minnetonka brings value to the seniors and their families by being backed by Ebenezer, a trusted and highly respected senior housing provider in Minnesota. Our services are able to grow and change as needed for seniors, all while remaining in the same familiar apartment.
Our environment at Orchards of Minnetonka gives seniors the opportunity to socialize with others, spending time outside, attending wellness and spiritual programs, and enjoying delicious meals from our restaurant-style dining. Seniors will feel at home in their apartment-style rooms, which is all easy to access with our wide hallways and two elevators. If you want to learn more and see our full list of what Orchards has to offer, visit our resources page or click here for more information.
Q. What safety amenities does Orchards of Minnetonka offer?
A. We deeply value the individual and collective safety of our residents, therefore we offer a wide range of safety services and amenities here at Orchards of Minnetonka. Our facilities are designed with seniors’ needs as the primary priority including wide hallways with handrails, two elevators, wide and accessible walking paths, pull cords in bathrooms (upon request), handrails in showers, and emergency alerts in rooms. The staff at Orchards is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and offer daily check-ins. Another safety amenity we offer is concierge coverage on Monday-Friday from 8am-8pm and Saturday-Sunday from 8:30am-5pm.