Assisted Living Facility in Northfield, MN
Meeting daily needs with adept assistance.
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-Northfield can help. Our team provides respectful, dignified care based on individual needs and preferences, with the goal of empowering each resident’s maximum level of independence. All the while, you can enjoy the comforts of home in whichever one of our assisted living apartments you choose.
Our professional staff of nurses and other qualified caregivers provide 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 assisted living at Benedictine, you can continue to enjoy independence, while also giving yourself and your family the priceless gift of peace of mind.
Included in your monthly assisted living fee:
- Restaurant-style meals, three times a day
- Housekeeping with weekly bathroom and kitchen cleaning, vacuuming and trash removal
- 24/7 emergency response staff
- Daily well-being checks
- Person-centered wellness plans
- Social, educational, spiritual and recreational programs
- Pendant response equipment and monitoring
- Laundry service for up to two loads per week
- Convenient laundry facilities on-site
- On-site parking with garage parking available for small additional fee
- Resident services coordination
- Transportation coordination
- Utilities included (heat, electric, water, trash)
- Customized temperature control
- Wi-Fi in common areas
- Initial registered nurse assessment
- Ongoing scheduled nursing assessments
- Quarterly vitals and weight checks
- Renewal of annual medications
- Medical records keeping
- Nurse liaison with health care professionals, including coordination with lab
- Additional services available through our personalized daily care packages
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 may require help — and 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 communities also offer guest rooms that can be reserved and rented for visiting family members and friends.
Are Benedictine Living Community 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.