Assisted Living at a Faith-Based Retirement Community in Duluth, MN
Assistance customized for your unique needs.
When the effects of aging or chronic illness make activities of daily living a challenge and threaten to diminish independence, assisted living at Benedictine Living Community–Duluth, can help.
Our teams provide respectful, dignified care based on individual needs and preferences, with the goal of empowering each resident’s maximum level of independence.
When it comes to residence options, you’ll find our Westwood assisted living apartments offer a variety of studio and one-bedroom floor plans, while our Marywood assisted living households provide a more care-focused setting.
In either setting, our professional staff of nurses and other qualified caregivers provides personalized services ranging from light daily tasks to assistance with mobility, dressing, bathing and grooming. Medication management and medical assistance are available, as are spiritual care, recreational and social activities, and transportation. With this kind of person-centered assisted living in Duluth, MN, you can continue to enjoy independence, while also giving yourself and your family the priceless gift of peace of mind.
Your assisted living fee includes:
- Home care coordination
- Person-centered wellness plans
- Restaurant-style meal three times per day
- Social, educational, spiritual and recreational programs
- Weekly housekeeping and laundry service
- 24-hour emergency call system with personal pendants and around-the-clock monitoring
- Daily well-being checks – three per day
- On-site parking (upgrade to garage parking for a small fee)
- Coffee and snacks in the community Fireside Room
- Scheduled transportation to appointments one day per week
- Utilities included (heat, electric, water, trash)
- Basic cable
- Access to the library, chapel and college campus
- Reminders for meals, activities and outings
- Spiritual care support
- Priority access to more comprehensive levels of care
How do I know if assisted living is the right choice?
Assisted living is ideal for people who can still live independently, but need extra assistance with daily tasks such as taking medication, bathing, dressing, making meals, housekeeping, transportation and other everyday needs. Our trained, caring staff members provide individualized support designed to help each resident maintain their highest level of independence. For more information, read our blog post, When is Assisted Living Needed?
How does assisted living differ from skilled nursing?
Skilled nursing offers a higher level of medical care, usually for people who have numerous, ongoing health care requirements. Assisted living is intended for people who are generally able to care for themselves except for a few activities with which they require help — for example, preparing meals, bathing, dressing, or performing household chores. Assisted living is also helpful for people who are sometimes confused or experiencing memory problems. For more information, read our blog post, Assisted Living: A Closer Look.
How do I talk with my parent about moving to assisted living?
Talking with a parent about moving to a senior living community can be difficult. That’s why we’ve put together a helpful blog post, Talking With a Parent About Transitioning to Senior Living, with advice on how to approach this important conversation. Once a decision has been made, you can help make your parent’s transition smoother. You’ll find some helpful tips in our blog post, Easing the Transition to Senior Housing.
Can I have guests and visitors in assisted living?
Your guests — grandchildren, family and friends — are always welcome to visit you in your home. They’re also more than welcome to enjoy our recreational facilities, amenities, activities and dining venues with you while visiting. Some Benedictine living communities also offer guest rooms that can be reserved and rented for visiting family members and friends.
Are Benedictine’s assisted living communities pet-friendly?
Most of our communities are pet-friendly and welcome dogs, cats, birds and fish upon approval through our Pet Admissions Program. When you visit, be sure to ask about the pet policy and approval process, and find out which areas of the community are pet-friendly. All our communities accept service dogs and certified companion animals.
Can assisted living residents bring a car?
While residents may bring a car, our communities provide transportation options that make a car unnecessary.