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CentraCare – Benedict Homes

About This Location

Our staff is available to answer questions about financial and medical needs. For a personal introduction to our community or to schedule a complimentary lunch and tour, please call 320-252-0010.

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Having a loved one who is experiencing memory loss issues is frightening — for both of you. You need the help and support from professionals who you can trust to guide you through difficult times.

“She’s safe and secure, and there’s always something for her to do. Mom feels very much at home here.” - Mary, daughter of Benedict Homes resident

St. Benedict's Community is known for our pioneering approach to memory care programs and housing for individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Our expertise in providing memory care is evident in every detail, feature and service offered in our beautifully designed Benedict Homes.

Designed to embrace the needs of those whose memory affects their safety; residents live in a gracious home-like atmosphere that promotes maximum independence in a secure home setting. Activities and programming focus on each person’s life skills and talents that provide a sense of usefulness, pleasure and success. Areas of individual interest are explored with the resident and family upon move-in.

  • Exercise
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Music
  • Movies
  • Cards and games
  • Discussion groups
  • Crafts
  • Gardening
  • Spiritual care
  • Community outings

Memory Care Features

  • Private room (unfurnished) with ensuite bathroom
  • Secured environment
  • Paid utilities (telephone, heat, AC, electricity, water & refuse removal)
  • Telephone and television in common areas
  • Specialized programming
  • Three daily meals and snacks
  • Light housekeeping (weekly cleaning of resident room, daily trash removal and bed making)
  • Weekly laundering of bedding and personal clothing
  • Staff assistance with bathing
  • Escort to meals and activities
  • Meditation Chapel
  • Planned outings, activities and social events
  • Transportation for scheduled outings, activities and social events
  • Keypad entry and exit door system
  • Large outdoor patio
  • Raised flower gardens
  • Home Care Aides on-site 24-hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Home Care Registered Nurse on campus weekdays and on-call 24-hours a day
  • Activities of daily living and personal cares
  • Medication set-up, administration and monitoring
  • Central storage of medication
  • Routine safety checks
  • Nurse liaison with health care professionals
  • Maintenance of clinical record by nurse
  • Nurse coordination of laboratory requests
  • Monthly wellness blood pressure and weight checks
  • Beauty & barber services*
  • Therapy services*

* Available at additional cost

Signs that memory care services may be needed:

  • Memory loss
  • Increasing forgetfulness
  • Problems with language (word finding or inappropriate word use)
  • Poor judgment or a change in judgment
  • Disorientation (to time or place)
  • Misplacing things
  • Mood changes
  • Change in personality
  • Loss of initiative
  • Depression
  • Strange or inappropriate behaviors
  • Difficulty performing daily tasks (dressing, eating, bathing, toileting, etc.)

Now Offering Respite Stays: Call 320-203-2747 to learn more.

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO