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Please read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about Guardian Angels Senior Services and next steps on where to start...

Please contact us if you need additional information.

 

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?

Independent Living (market rate and affordable HUD) Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, Short term (Rehab), Adult Day, Wellness Center, Home Care and Hospice.

 

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.

 

What options are available if my health needs change?

Guardian Angels will connect with you and your doctor to assess services needed. We will explore the options available to care for those needs and help you with your transition.

 

Does Guardian Angels offer dementia support group?

Yes, we currently provide dementia care support groups at two locations:

  • Engel Haus (Albertville) - 1st Tuesday of every month 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Riverview Landing (Otsego) - 2nd Wednesday of every month 10:30 am - 11:30 am
 

Are doctor visits available?

Guardian Angels communities do not employ physicians or nurse practitioners; however, certain health plans/clinics devote time for their practitioners to be on-site at our various communities.

 

Your Administrator or Clinical Coordinator can provide contact information for the provider who visits your building. You are responsible to consult with your provider to determine if your insurance company covers this service.

 

The providers at each site will only see residents who sign up for care through their health plan or clinic on a routine basis. Medical physicians do not provide any type of urgent care setting while they are on-site.

 

The provider, in their sole discretion, determines frequency of visits including day of week and time.

 

Do you offer wellness programs?

Yes! Geared toward adults 50+, Club GA’s state-of-the art wellness tools and educated staff will guide you to optimum wellness. Our high-tech HUR strength training equipment is specifically designed for aging adults. Club GA has two locations, one in Elk River and one in Otsego. The Otsego location provides a warm-water therapy pool and pickleball court.

 

What type of activities are available?

Guardian Angels offers a variety of social, recreational, and spiritual activities along with movies, crafts, and games. Be sure to check out our calendars to see a sample of activities.

 

Is someone available to help plan our move-in?

Yes! Housing Specialists or Admissions Coordinators will assist with your move. Our staff can also help you connect with move managers, along with other services to make the transition easier for you and your family.