Methodist Retirement Communities in Minneapolis
Walker is the name to know for Methodist assisted living and other senior services in Minneapolis. Walker Methodist has been serving the city’s health needs since 1876 when Harriett Walker and other local women opened a maternity home. The focus switched to senior care in 1945 and has been there ever since. Today, Walker Methodist operates 10 senior care facilities in the Minneapolis/Twin Cities area and offers an array of services for all seniors, from wellness centers to senior-focused cardiac care.
Methodist independent living communities in Minneapolis
Eight of Walker Methodist’s regional facilities offer independent living apartments: Hazel Ridge in Maplewood, Highview Hills in Lakeview, Kenzie in St. Anthony, Walker Methodist Plaza and River in Anoka, Lyndale and Walker Methodist Place in Minneapolis proper, and Westwood Ridge in West St. Paul. These senior apartments give residents easy access to community parks, grocery stores, restaurants, and other attractions while providing maintenance, meals, classes, and transportation.
Transitioning to assisted living in Minneapolis
Walker Methodist provides assisted living apartments at four of the communities already mentioned: Highview Hills, Westwood Ridge, and the Plaza and River in Minneapolis. Walker Methodist Care Suites in Edina is a small community that provides assisted living services along with amenities such as an outdoor herb garden for residents, chef-prepared meals, Wi-Fi, and fitness classes.
Specialized and safety-focused memory care in Minneapolis
Fully half of Walker Methodist’s facilities offer memory care for patients living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Staff members customize treatment and care for each patient because dementia progresses differently in each person. Classes and therapy programs are designed especially for memory patients, and the environment is designed with dementia safety issues in mind.
Minneapolis transitional care for recovery after illness, surgery, or accident
Walker Methodist offers post-event therapies and skilled nursing for short-term patients at its main Health Center, at Walker Methodist Place, and at Westwood Ridge. These programs are designed for seniors who need special rehabilitative programs, medication management, and round-the-clock assistance after surgery, sickness, or injury. The goal is to help patients complete their recovery in order to go home healthier.
Long-term care communities in Minneapolis
Walker Methodist Health Center and Walker Methodist Place both offer long-term care for seniors whose health requires 24/7 care and assistance with activities of daily living. Residents enjoy community and nutritious meals in private dining rooms, group outings to Minneapolis attractions, and regular social events.
Other Methodist senior services in Minneapolis
Low-income seniors may qualify for HUD-subsidized and Medicaid-certified living at several of Walker Methodist’s communities. And all seniors are welcome to take care of their teeth at the Walker Health Center Dental Clinic, which takes Minnesota health plans and major insurance plans. Outpatient rehabilitative therapy is offered by 4 Walker Health facilities so you can follow doctors’ orders after surgery or illness and get back on track.
Those same 4 locations also feature wellness centers that are open to the public for a monthly membership or drop-in fee. There, seniors can use fitness machines, including handicap-accessible equipment, take group fitness classes, and lift free weights.
For seniors who want company during the day, the Walker Senior Club Day Program at the Health Center offers weekday social time, light fitness, and special events like therapy pet visits and birthday parties.
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