Memory and Dementia Care in Crookston, MN

Care that honors the individual.

People diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia require a special kind of care. Memory care at a Benedictine Living Community is designed to provide personalized dementia care organized around the individual’s needs.

“No one can prepare a person for the day a loved one needs care…but when you experience first hand the words of compassion and dedication to each resident as a special individual, you feel at ease. Thank you.”
 
-Tom D, Husband of Memory Care Resident

In addition, our well-trained memory care teams employ best practices developed through research to provide the compassionate Catholic senior care for which Benedictine is known.

While Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can make each day a challenge, all our memory care facilities offer programming and activities to engage residents and promote a sense of purpose, as well as family support that integrates family members into each resident’s plan of care. Together we work toward one objective: more good days.

Services and amenities include:

  • Secure, easily accessible courtyard connecting residents to our outdoor walking area
  • Activities specifically designed for those with memory loss
  • Individualized and personalized care plans
  • Round-the-clock dining
  • Care tailored and specialized to those with memory loss
  • Wellness and exercise classes throughout the week
  • Assistance with activities of daily living

Call (218)-281-3424, or use the form on this page to learn more about the dementia care options available to all Crookston, MN-area seniors.

According to the National Institute on Aging, dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions — such as thinking, reasoning and the ability to remember — that is severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. While dementia isn’t a disease, it may accompany certain diseases or conditions, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative brain disease that specifically affects parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. The National Institutes of Health estimates that more than five million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease. Although younger people can get Alzheimer’s, symptoms generally begin after age 60.

In most Benedictine Living Communities, memory care can be offered in assisted living or in skilled nursing, depending on the resident’s medical needs. When a person exhibits signs of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia that affect quality of life or the ability to safely remain in their current living situation, a residential memory care program may be appropriate. For more information, read our blog post, When is Memory Care Needed?

Every aspect of memory care — from staffing to dining and activities — is designed around the unique needs of people experiencing memory loss. Specially trained professionals work hand in hand with the individual and their family members to create structure, familiar schedules and surroundings, all in a secure environment that promotes a sense of purpose and accomplishment. For more information, read our blog post, Memory Care: A Closer Look.

Yes. Staff members are specially trained to care for people experiencing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. And these special caregivers carry with them a compassionate temperament and a passion for providing dignified, respectful memory care to individuals and their families. Depending on a resident’s medical needs, memory care may be offered in an assisted living setting. The staffing ratio in assisted living memory care is typically higher than in traditional assisted living.

Family and friends are welcome to visit. Ask about visitation policies when you tour the community.

Yes. Staff members are specially trained to care for people experiencing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. And these special caregivers carry with them a compassionate temperament and a passion for providing dignified, respectful memory care to individuals and their families. Depending on a resident’s medical needs, memory care may be offered in an assisted living setting. The staffing ratio in assisted living memory care is typically higher than in traditional assisted living.

Family and friends are welcome to visit. Ask about visitation policies when you tour the community.