Memory Care Community in Rochester, MN
Where our family serves your family.
Benedictine Living Community-Rochester offers memory care services for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in a convenient and comfortable environment. Every memory care neighborhood provides a personalized dementia care program to help each resident have the best day possible every day.
This approach gives your family confidence that your loved one will be given a higher quality of life and every opportunity for health, wellness and choice. Memory care services are offered at both Benedictine Madonna Towers and Benedictine Madonna Meadows.
Memory care services and amenities include:
- Private and semiprivate suites with roll-in shower
- Secured environment with 24-hour on-site staff
- RN on call 24 hours a day for staff support
- Care tailored and specialized to those with memory loss
- Individualized and personal care plans
- Specialized programming to stimulate cognition
- Activities that engage and promote a sense of purpose
- Medication management
- Monitoring of stable medical conditions
- Three meals served daily, plus snacks
- Weekly light housekeeping and linens
- Activity kitchen
- Comfortable sitting areas
- Secure, easy access to enclosed outdoor courtyard
- Maintenance and utilities, including phone and television
- Routine assessment/evaluation to monitor change
Benedictine Madonna Towers
On Benedictine Madonna Towers’ campus, we offer two separate settings for memory care: Benedict House and T. Emil Gauthier. Each setting offers a unique environment that provides our residents the comfort and security they require and their loved ones desire for peace of mind. Both settings have staff who have specialized training in memory care.
The T. Emil Gauthier memory care area is named after a benefactor and his family members who desired and supported the addition of memory care services to be offered at Benedictine Madonna Towers. We’re grateful for their vision of providing care to a population of residents who deserve a special place that offers a peaceful, beautiful and safe setting at this time of their lives. This setting has capacity for 16 residents: 12 private suites and two semiprivate suites each with their own bathroom and roll-in shower, emergency alert system, and beautiful views. The common area includes a living area with fireplace, private sitting area, living room and dining room, family room for private gatherings, large outdoor courtyard, and salon/spa.
Benedict House is designed for two households with eight residents in each that affords a smaller group setting. Each household has eight suites each with a private bathroom and shower, a living room with fireplace, open kitchen and dining area, and enclosed patio.
Benedictine Madonna Meadows
Benedictine Madonna Meadows is an assisted living campus with six neighborhoods, with one of those neighborhoods equipped to offer memory care. Eleven suites in the neighborhood provide care for 13 residents. Each suite has a private bathroom with roll-in shower, emergency call system, and beautiful views of manicured grounds. A courtyard off the living room provides a safe outdoor space to soak up the sun. Residents enjoy a private dining room and common living room where they share in activities and interaction with each other and staff.
Our well-trained memory care team employs best practices developed through research to provide the compassionate senior care for which the Benedictine Madonna Meadows family is known for.
Our residents enjoy enriching social, recreational, spiritual, educational and cultural opportunities. Click on the links below to view the current programs that our residents are enjoying.
What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?
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 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease. Although younger people can get Alzheimer’s, symptoms generally begin after age 60.
When is memory care needed?
In most senior 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?
How is memory care different from assisted living?
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.
Is staffing different in memory care?
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.
Are family members and friends welcome to visit?
Family and friends are welcome to visit. Ask about visiting policies when you tour the community.