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Memory Care Services

At-Home Care for Patients With Dementia in Central Minnesota

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.

CentraCare Home Health offers professional memory loss assessments at home. We also provide guidance for family members who aid in the patient’s at-home care. Our staff works directly with patients and their families to help identify tips and strategies to help patients maintain their safety, independence and ability to remain at home.

Cognitive memory screening is provided in the comfort of the patient’s home by occupational therapists. Screenings assess the patient’s cognitive and functional ability to perform daily living activities. Our team of professionals collaborate with the patient’s primary care provider.

Signs that memory care services may be needed:

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

Memory Care Services

  • Comprehensive cognitive memory screening, performed by occupational therapists
  • Medication management, guided by registered nurses
  • Assessment of language and daily living activities, provided by speech and physical therapists
  • Referrals to community agencies and resources
  • Education and support for the patient and their caregivers

For more information, contact us at CentraCare at 320-259-9375 or 800-835-6610 (toll free)

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