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Modern, comfortable living is achieved through tastefully furnished, spacious rooms and commons areas. Our attention to detail and desire to create a home-like atmosphere make the Gorecki Care Center a pleasant place to live or stay.
The common areas have many of the things you expect and require in a community setting.
- Meet family and friends in the coffee shop
- Experience the relaxed atmosphere of the beauty salon
- Browse through our gift shop
- Attend a service at our interfaith chapel
You will find plenty of inviting indoor and outdoor spaces for relaxing. Numerous sitting areas throughout the care center provide gathering spaces for families and friends to visit and still have some privacy.
Our outdoor settings are attractively and thoughtfully designed with professional landscaping around the buildings and grounds. A spacious patio is available for barbecues and picnics. There also are several porches that residents and visitors can enjoy as well as Rosie’s Garden and Lillian’s Garden, which features raised gardens, a fountain and wheelchair-accessible swing.
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Short Stay Care
Your bridge between hospital and home. Most patients of the Short Stay Care program at St. Benedict’s Senior Community come from a hospital setting and are recovering from illnesses or injuries.
The Short Stay Care program offers many unique features and services that are unmatched in the Central Minnesota area.
Your Care Team includes:
- Onsite medical director: Internal Medicine physician Tamara Congdon, M.D.
- Private rooms
- Social services
- Nursing staff
- Therapeutic recreation
- Therapy: Physical, Occupational, Speech
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Long-term Care/Nursing Home
The Gorecki Care Center is the 197-bed licensed long-term care facility of St. Benedict’s Senior Community. Care teams provide care for individuals who need attention and services 24 hours a day.
Residents’ lives are enhanced by an integrated schedule consisting of:
- Onsite medical director: George Schoephoerster, M.D.
- Regular physician visits
- Nursing care
- Therapeutic recreation
- Spiritual growth options
- Social interaction
- Individualized rehabilitation programs are provided when needed
- Pharmaceutical deliveries
The Gorecki Care Center has 137 private rooms and 60 semi-private rooms. Twenty of our private rooms are upgraded suites that feature:
- Private bathrooms
- Flat-screen TVs
- Bay windows
Our team is dedicated to meeting the needs of the residents. We have earned a national award for quality and continue to offer superior health care.
Special Care Unit
The Special Care Unit at St. Benedict’s Senior Community provides a safe environment to meet the unique needs of those with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia disorders. We provide high-quality care without the use of unnecessary chemical or physical restraints. The unit’s staff is a specially trained, multidisciplinary team that is able to offer an enriched social environment as well as physical care for the distinct needs of the disoriented resident. The resident’s family members are important and are included in the plan of care.
The Special Care Unit includes a wing for those whose wandering puts them at risk. Freedom of movement, socialization and specialized programming provide the environment necessary for residents to achieve their maximum social, mental, physical and spiritual potential. Learn more about memory care housing
Care Center Services
The residents' daily living is further enhanced by a variety of social and recreational opportunities that are offered, which encourages each individual to remain active, challenged, stimulated and, most of all, to have fun!
Good nutrition and hydration are essential to the well-being of each of our residents and patients. Care teams consisting of registered nurses, a speech/language pathologist and occupational therapists join with our dietitians and certified dietary managers to provide the best in nutrition services and diet management.
Your bridge from hospital to home. Our Rehabilitation Services department is a joint venture between St. Benedict’s Senior Community and Rehab Care. Occupational, physical and speech therapists are available on a full-time basis to meet the therapy needs of both long-term care residents and short stay care patients. Therapists use the most contemporary equipment, therapy techniques and treatment programs to ensure that all individuals treated can realize their full potential.
The primary purpose of this family-focused service is to offer relief from the intensive demands caregivers feel when they are caring for their loved ones. Care providers need to have respite periods to attend to business, enjoy vacations and holidays, and be able to rest and recharge. This service provides an opportunity for the guest to socialize with others while assuring individual care needs are being met.
For our residents who are terminally ill, we offer a large, private room for their use. The room has a private bath with shower, television, phone and sleeper sofas or recliners.
One of the Care Center’s most notable architectural features is the chapel, which provides a quiet, peaceful place for private and public worship. Its design accommodates independent residents and those with walkers and wheelchairs.
The Pastoral Care department has chaplains available to provide:
- sacramental ministry
- worship services
- spiritual counseling
- support for residents and their families
We welcome people of all faiths and work with them to have meaningful spiritual lives. Daily Mass and weekly Protestant services are available in the chapel for residents and visitors.
Social workers assist residents and families through periods of adjustment and coordinate discharge planning for those individuals with short-term stays. In addition, social workers provide psychosocial assessments and work closely with other members of the Care Team to ensure the highest level of care for patients/residents.
The Care Center has a full-time staff, which offers a full line of services, including haircuts, perms and manicures.
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