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WELCOME! Thank you for visiting our memory care page at Three Links. We have four locations specifically designed to serve those with memory loss. Our staff receives ongoing training to best serve our residents on an individual basis. 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 Adult Day Services. If it is care at home that is needed, contact our Home Care. We’re here for you.



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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.


  • 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



  • 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, 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 and life enrichment activities.


  • 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 common area for socializing with family and friends
  • Delicious, home-cooked meals
  • Lounge
  • A secure patio.



  • 24-hour staff supervision
  • Assistance with personal care, bathing and dressing
  • Medication supervision and assistance
  • Weekly heath assessment by a Registered Nurse
  • Involvement of the resident and family in decisions about care and activities.
  • Laundry and housekeeping
  • Stimulating activities and exercise
  • On-call chaplain 
  • Beauty shop service for a fee at Care Center.



Pathways is a special care unit within Three Links Care Center and serves those residents who are 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.


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 a Registered Nurse
  • Three meals per day with daily snacks
  • 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
  • Regularly scheduled care conference
  • Twin bed, wardrobe and dresser
  • All-inclusive daily rate


815 Forest Avenue

Northfield MN 55057

Phone: 507-664-8800


Memory Care Locations:

  • Cottage East & West
  • 804 W. 5th Street
  • Northfield, MN 55057

  • Cottage on Forest
  • 811 Forest Avenue
  • Northfield, MN 55057

  • Pathways
  • 815 Forest Avenue
  • Northfield, MN 55057
  • Secure memory care area in Three Links Care Center