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Three Links
MEMORY CARE

COTTAGE EAST & WEST, COTTAGE ON FOREST, PATHWAYS

WELCOME! Thank you for visiting our memory care page at Three Links. We have 4 locations specifically designed to serve those with memory loss. Our staff receives ongoing training to best serve our residents on an individual basis. All of our memory care homes are designed to meet the needs of our residents. We’re here to help. Please call us to learn more about our services.

As an option for a loved one with early signs of memory loss, caregiver support can be found at our Vital Link Adult Day Center. If it is care at home that is needed, contact our Home Care Link. We’re here for you.

 

 

OUR LOCATIONS OFFERING SPECIALIZED MEMORY CARE:

COTTAGE ON FOREST
Located on the campus of Three Links, Cottage on Forest offers specialized memory care in a home-like setting
Staff is trained in caring for residents with all forms of dementia, focusing on communication approaches in a therapeutic environment. Cottage on Forest features twelve spacious bedrooms with private baths for each resident to personalize and many stunning shared living spaces for family involvement. In this secure and tranquil atmosphere, residents have specialized care that promotes dignity and respect when home care is no longer possible.

Features:

  • Private spacious bedrooms
  • Private baths with showers and bench for safety
  • Memory boxes outside each resident room
  • Spacious common spaces including two fireplaces and a Baby Grand piano for musical pleasure
  • A conservatory with a beautiful water feature, providing a space for resident and family reflection

Services:

  • 24-hour staff that has compassion, understanding and acceptance of memory loss
  • Home-style meals served in pleasant dining room
  • Relaxing spa, beauty salon, laundry and housekeeping
  • Chaplain on call
  • Stimulating and interactive activities
  • Regular periodic health assessment by a registered nurse
THE COTTAGES; EAST & WEST
The Cottages, on Three Links campus, each offers ten residents 24- hour supervision in a home-like setting for
those with early memory loss. The secure environment promotes dignity and quality of life for each resident as well as many attractive common areas where one can socialize and enjoy the company of family and friends. Caring staff provides personalized care that promotes a feeling of security and well-being for each resident that lives at The Cottages. Staff at the Cottages is specially trained in caring for clients with dementia. They have ongoing training, focusing on communication approaches and therapeutic environment.

Features:

  • Private, furnished bedrooms which may be personalized by each resident.
  • Bathrooms with tub or shower, large enough for an aide to assist if needed.
  • Shared attractive common area for socializing with family and friends.
  • Delicious home- cooked meals.
  • Lounge for private, quite time alone or for visits from family and friends.
  • A secure patio for enjoying Minnesota’s theater of seasons and to cookout.

Services:

  • 24- hour staff supervision. Assistance with personal cares, bathing and dressing.
  • Medication supervision and assistance.
  • Weekly heath assessment by an RN
  • Involvement of the resident and family in decisions about care and activities.
  • Laundry and housekeeping
  • Stimulating activities and exercise.
  • Chaplain on-call
  • Beauty shop service for a fee at Care Center.
PATHWAYS
Pathways is a Special Care Unit within Three Links Care Center and serves those residents who experiencing the

later stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias. The philosophy of Pathways is to provide an environment that is sensitive to the needs of residents who exhibit symptoms or wandering or behaviors that may be disruptive to others. The staff works together to provide care that will maximize the residents’ strengths and maintain his or her level of independence for as long as possible. Pathways believes that residents should be free from physical and chemical restraints to promote the freedom of wandering. The nursing staff works closely with the physician, nurse practitioner, consultant pharmacist and the Three Links Medical Director to adjust medication usage for each resident. Finally, though the environment has changed, Pathways believes that the people who played a significant part in a resident’s life should be actively involved in his or her care. Family members are encouraged to become partners with staff in the care of their family member.

Call or email for more information and a tour. We’re here for you. Three Links Admission Director: Connie Rew at (507) 664-8845. Email: connie.rew@threelinks.org
THE VILLAGES OF LONSDALE
This self-contained, community-within-a-community, provides a secure and tranquil environment for those

facing the challenges of dementia or memory loss. Trained caregivers provide personalized care and supervision 24 hours a day.

Services include:

  • Admission assessment by an RN
  • Three meals/day with daily snack
  • Family style dining
  • Private suite with private bathroom and walk-in shower with grab bars and bench
  • Individualized care plan
  • 24 hour care and supervision
  • Medication assistance and monitoring
  • Individualized life enrichment program
  • Linens, laundry, housekeeping
  • Spa tub available
  • Spacious common areas
  • Enclosed exterior courtyard
  • Regular Care Conference
  • Twin bed, wardrobe and dresser
  • All-inclusive daily rate

Contact Marilyn Pint, RNC, Executive Director 507.744.3450 Direct or email marilyn.pint@threelinks.org

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 open to the Northfield community for family and friends who are caregivers of a loved one with any form of dementia.

Join us the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 4:00pm – 5:00pm at Three Links Care Center, 815 Forest Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057
For more information, contact Tana at (507) 664-8821 or Tana.Kelly@threelinks.org

 

ALYSSA BANDEL
Director of Memory Care

 
MEMORY CARE
815 Forest Avenue
Northfield MN 55057
 

Direct: 507-664-8897
General: 507-664-8800
Alyssa.Bandel@threelinks.org

 
 

Three Links Memory Care Locations:

  • Cottage East & West
  • 804 W. 5th Street
  • Northfield, MN 55057
  • Memory Care homes with
  • 10 residents for early stages of
    dementia

  • Cottage on Forest
  • 811 Forest Avenue
  • Northfield, MN 55057
  • Memory Care on the Three
    Links campus

  • Pathways
  • 815 Forest Avenue
  • Northfield, MN 55057
  • Alzhiemer’s Unit in the Three
    Links Care Center
  • For later stages of Alzheimer’s
    disease or other related demen-
    tias

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