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Essential Caregiver

Please review these documents for details on the Essential Caregiver program at Guardian Angels By The Lake.

Letter to Caregivers 

MDH-(MN Dept. of Health) Guidance on Essential Caregivers

Application for Essential Caregivers

PPE Sequence


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Letter to Guardian Angels By The Lake Famalies

March 19, 2020


Dear Guardian Angels by the Lake Families,

As we continue to see a rise in the cases of COVID-19 in our local communities we are continuing to stay in contact with The Minnesota Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control. Guidelines are changing frequently and we are working to take precautions. We are committed to putting all resident’s and staff’s safety as our top priority.  In stating this the number one vital instruction we are receiving is to restrict all visitors from coming into the building to reduce potential for introduction of illness or potential virus.  Covid-19 transmission is increased by the fact that individuals who have not yet displayed any symptoms are capable of spreading the disease.  When you enter our building you essentially may be bringing in with you virus particles from any individual you have been in contact with in the last 14 days. For this reason we are asking that you refrain from visiting entirely. We understand this is incredibly difficult for both families and residents.

The following precautions are have been implemented at Guardian Angels by the Lake:

-          All residents practicing social distancing as much as possible at this time. Requirement is staying a distance of 6 feet away from other.  For this reason the main dining room will be closed to communal dining.  We will be delivering all meals to resident rooms for Assisted Living residents. For Memory Care residents with monitoring needs we will increase social distancing during meal times as much as possible.

-          We will be cancelling internal group activities or practicing social distancing during smaller group activities.  We are working to reassign staff to creatively encourage one to one engagement in other ways while continuing social distancing as much as possible.

-          We are requesting all residents to stay at Guardian Angels by the Lake and not leave unless for absolute necessity (IE urgent doctor appointments/Emergency that cannot be done via telemedicine.)

-          No visitors allowed. Essential direct care staff such as healthcare workers or visiting in end of life cases will be allowed to enter. If a resident is receiving care from an outside provider or family we are asking you to look into if these services can be met by Guardian Angels staff temporarily or if social distancing can be used to provide care (Example: we are no longer allowing med set up in the building- it can be set up outside and delivered to Guardian Angels by the Lake without visitor entrance, or assessments to be done via teleconference).

-          If you have been providing additional help to a resident on routine visits- please contact nursing to set up the services/care we may be unaware that family has been providing. We need to discuss assuming these cares for the safety of all residents.

-          Podiatry, On-call clinicians, salon, doctor appointment and other rounding services will not be coming into Guardian Angels by the Lake at this time and will be rescheduled to later dates.

-          If your loved one is at risk while eating alone, nursing will develop alternative dining plans for monitoring or assistance.

-          Essential supplies only may be accepted. For example, toilet paper, shampoo, or soap for the assisted living residents. Flowers are not essential supplies at this time.

-          We will be screening all assisted living and memory care resident’s temperature, respirations, and oxygen saturation twice daily.

I know all these steps will create a significant impact in our resident’s and families daily routines and we are working on ordering devices to help reduce social isolation by being able to use technology to connect residents with families soon.  We will be able to set up appointments to help with communications using ZOOM. Please continue to send cards in the mail and to call your loved one frequently to help reduce isolation and make them feel connected. 

Also a reminder to please immediately report to nursing staff if your loved one reports feeling feverish, coughing or cold symptoms. We will continue to encourage residents to use pendants as needed and practice good handwashing for at least 20 seconds.  For continued information please check the Minnesota department of Health and Guardian Angels Website Coronavirus page.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this uncertain time.  We are wishing prayers to all for safety and good health. Please contact 763-498-4594 for questions or contact me directly via email at ehuntington@ga-er.org.


Rick Huntington

Rick Huntington, Administrator




Guardian Angels By The Lake

Featuring Assisted Living and Memory Care
13439 185th Lane NW, Elk River, MN 55330

Located on Lake Orono, Guardian Angels By The Lake offers senior apartments with supportive assistance, as well as specialized memory care services. Here, residents find an enriching lifestyle with an abundance of amenities. Home Care services allow residents to remain as healthy and independent as possible.

A beautiful community offering 90 units, including 60 apartments for assisted living and 30 memory care suites. The community also features wide hallways, a coffee shop, dining room with meals served daily, beauty and barber shop, gardens and common areas to gather and socialize.

The staff at Guardian Angels By The Lake engage residents with social, recreational, educational and spiritual activities and programs to meet the many interests of our residents. There also are daily exercise classes, worship, holiday and birthday celebrations, musical performances and group outings keep residents involved and excited.

Rick Huntington             

Memory Care Suites

Our memory care suites create a community-within-a-community, blending the intimacy of one-on-one attention and private, furnished suites with the socialization of a spacious community room and amenity-filled campus.
Monthly rent packages features:
• Furnished apartment (bed, nightstand, wardrobe closet, television)
• Fine dining – 3 meals served daily
• Staffed recreational and social programs
• Selected business office services
• On site building maintenance
• Utilities included (does not include telephone and internet service)

Click here to view the Guardian Angels by the Lake floor plans.

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Guardian Angels By The Lake was awarded the Confident Choices Designation by Leading Age Minnesota, the state’s largest association of professionals working in the area of older adult services. For more information on Aging Services of Minnesota, visit www.agingservicesmn.org

View the Guardian Angels by the Lake Assisted Living Julu Activity Calendar here.

View the Guardian Angels by the Lake Memory Care July 2020 Activity Calendar here.

View the Guardian Angels by the Lake Weekly Menu September 21st- 27th here.

--The talent we see each year keeps us anticipating the next painting season--


Look at all the great events happening at Guardian Angels By The Lake!


Summertime at the Lake Family Picnic







Our Art Show was a hit- again!


Summer has bloomed and so have our beautiful flowers- our residents are enjoying it to the fullest!

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