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Compassionate, Dignified Care

We offer memory care at these three locations:

Elk River
Albertville
Otsego

At Guardian Angels, we understand the challenges and uncertainty that can arise when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another dementia-related condition. More than fifty years ago, we made a commitment to treat every resident with compassion, dignity, and respect, and we continue to live that commitment in our dedicated memory care suites.

Memory loss is different for everyone. We create an individualized, person-centered care plan that meets the unique needs of each resident and their families.

Our memory care suites, located within our assisted living communities, blend the intimacy of one-on-one attention and private suites with the socialization of a spacious community room and a campus with numerous amenities.

Contact us to learn more and to schedule a tour

JOURNEY Dementia Program

Guardian Angels is dedicated to providing exceptional care and services for our residents experiencing memory loss. Our focus is on creating a sense of joy and purpose within a secure community setting.

We believe choice, dignity, respect and purposeful living are the foundations for dementia care.

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We recognize that everyone walks a unique JOURNEY. Guardian Angels supports residents and families on their path and helps them navigate the JOURNEY.

Our qualified, trained staff specializes in dementia education opportunities for family and community members. We provide programs which help relationships blossom through Arts, Music and Nature along with individualized areas of interest and person-centered care.

For more information contact Erin VanValkenburg, JOURNEY Program Coordinator, at 763-270-3492 or evanvalkenburg@ga-er.org .

Frequently Asked Questions

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When is a good time to consider senior housing?

    When you need help with life’s daily tasks- we are committed to making a smooth transition with you.

    Guardian Angels offers many senior living options.  From independent living to more advanced care, our highly skilled and compassionate staff is available to assist with selecting the appropriate living community designed to fit your needs.

    Come tour our communities and learn more about how we are dedicated to those we serve. Some locations may have waiting lists, so we recommend that you tour early for best selections.

What services are available at Guardian Angels?

Why choose GA? What is the GA Advantage?

    Guardian Angels is a faith-based, nonprofit senior housing and services organization providing the highest quality of care with a 5-star rating. We offer priority access to GA communities and services upon availability.

What is continuum of care?

    Continuum of care locations provide services from Independent living to more advanced care. Seniors have access to the residential living community most appropriate to their needs now and in the future. Guardian Angels is a continuum of care community.

What is the difference between Independent Living and Assisted Living?

    Independent Living is for seniors who are able to live on their own, yet want the conveniences of living within a community that provide social and recreational amenities, educational and wellness opportunities, housekeeping services, and dining options. Guardian Angels offers HUD subsidized and market rate options.

    Assisted Living is for seniors who need help with the activities of daily living. Residents find an enriching lifestyle with amenities that allow to them to remain as independent as possible. Guardian Angels’ communities home care services include assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, medication management, weekly personal laundry, and three meals daily. Services can be increased or decreased over time, as needed.

Are VA benefits offered at GA Communities?

    The Aid and Attendance pension benefit is available to Minnesota senior veterans and their spouses to help pay for senior care like assisted living, home care, or nursing home care. More information is available here.

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