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Care Center


WELCOME TO THE THREE LINKS CARE CENTER – The Care Center at Three Links offers long term health care in a comfortable setting to achieve optimum independence. Dedicated nursing staff carry out a plan of care for each resident while nursing assistants provide personal care. People tell us when they enter Three Links Care Center they can feel a difference here – an atmosphere that is warm and welcoming. 

If Three Links becomes a temporary or permanent home, we believe we need to accompany each individual, as well as family members and friends on the journey of older adult services. It is our desire to make each person’s stay as comfortable and meaningful as possible. It is our intent to offer support and education to further the family’s understanding of our options for care. Three Links prides itself on offering over a century of innovative care giving. We are committed to person-centered care.

  • Private rooms
  • Bright dining room with adjoining garden.
  • A family kitchen to gather with family.
  • Chapel for meditation and reflection.
  • Activities and recreation
  • Art and crafts
  • Music and special programming
  • Programs directed towards spiritual and emotional needs
  • Intergenerational programs
  • Chaplain
815 Forest Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057
Phone: 507-664-8800

Caregiver Support Group

Finding social support is one of the best ways caregivers can cope better over time. Caregivers become absorbed in daily routines and forget that others face similar struggles. It can be a relief to hear your fellow caregivers’ experiences and learn that you are not alone. The meetings are facilitated by Three Links’ social workers and tailored to your interests, concerns and questions. This group is free and open to the public who are caregivers of a loved one with any form of dementia or memory loss.

Join us the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. or 4-5 p.m. at Three Links Care Center, 815 Forest Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057
For more information, contact Alyssa (Woo) Bandel at 507-664-8865 or


Family Council Meetings

Family Council is a group composed of residents, family and friends of residents of Three Links Care Center and Pathways Memory Care. Family Council meetings provide orientation, support and information for new residents and families. The meetings allow for family input into decisions and changes taking place as well as a  means for processing concerns and solving problems.

Marianne Loftus, DNP, RN – Director of Nursing

Marianne Loftus, Director of  Nursing – Marianne has been a part of the Three Links team since 2006 when she first started her career as a nursing assistant.  She then served as an RN Supervisor beginning in 2012 and then as a Clinical Coordinator/Nurse Manager position of Pathways in 2015.  Marianne holds her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the College of Saint Scholastica.





Clark Cary, Chaplain

I’m Pastor Clark Cary and I am currently the Chaplain at the Three Links Campus. I’m a Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and my wife, Lois, and I have lived in Northfield for the past 13 years. I served congregations in Pasadena, California and San Francisco, California before e moving to Blue Earth , MN where I served a congregation for 22 years. Since moving to Northfield, I’ve served five different congregations over a period of ten years as an interim Pastor. As a parish pastor there have always been opportunities to  serve people of all ages and I’ve enjoyed all aspects of ministry. My enjoyment of being a pastor and working with older member of the church has always been an important part of my ministry. Three Links is an excellent setting for continuing active ministry. Although this is a part-time ministry I take seriously the opportunities to learn to know and care for residents and staff here at Three Links. The care and nurture of residents and their well-being is uppermost in my mind. I look forward to serving you as a pastor and friend. – Pastor Clark Cary


Three Links Care Center Resident and Family Handbook

View Handbook Here

The handbook is designed to help answer many of the questions you may have about residing at Three Links Care Center. We recognize that a move to a care center can be a challenging transition. Our staff is available to assist you as you settle into your new room. Let us know what we can do to make this move as smooth as possible.

The philosophy of Three Links Care Center reflects your right to live in a home-like atmosphere surrounded by your familiar belongings, your family and friends.  We believe that you have the right to make choices about your care. We believe that you, your family and staff should work closely together to address your needs and care.

We have a longstanding history of serving the Northfield community. Our reputation of quality care is built upon satisfied customers. We desire to maintain open lines of communications between you, our customer, and our staff and management.  Let us know how we can help you. We’re here for you! –

Here is a link to the Minnesota Department of Health: Combined State and Federal Bill of Rights

5 Star rating – US News & World Report


Three Links Care Center proudly upholds a 5-star rating from US News & World Report. Ratings are bases on health inspections, nurse staffing, and measures of medical quality of care. Learn more