The Legacy of Saint Michael - Saint Michael, MN has yet not published prices.
I would never recommend it.
I would never recommend it. I was with the independent and assisted all together, and i didn't like that as much. The people that do the work are very nice, but the management are the big problem. Their word is no good, I had to pay for the wellness check, and there were months when we didn't even get the five minute wellness check. You had to pay for your meals whether you ate there or not. They are much more concerned about their bottom line than the care and health of the residents.
After having to move our mom quickly into memory care for her safety, we know that The Legacy is the right place for her to be.
We toured several facilities from St. Cloud to Minneapolis. We knew within minutes this was where we wanted our mom to be. After a couple very stressful days of touring memory care facilities, we couldn't have been more pleased with The Legacy. When we left we were so relieved and happy that we literally wanted to lie down on the ground and make snow angels (and it was April with no snow)!
Our first contact was with Beth Kuhlman, the Executive Director, and we were instantly drawn to her. She was very flexible with our schedule even after we rescheduled the time of our tour a few times. She was very kind, extremely knowledgeable about Alzheimer’s, and overall the type of person we wanted to be in charge of our mother's care. Beth and her staff went above and beyond to help us in all aspects of a move to their facility. We toured on a Thursday, had an assessment on Friday, signed all the papers, moved her belongings on the weekend and our mom was in her room on Monday morning. Granted we would have liked to give them more time but they made it happen for us in our situation.
The nurses have been amazing and compassionate. During our initial assessment with Mary Lally, Director of Nursing, she spoke directly to Mom, made a connection with her and was very professional. All staff we have met has been friendly and accommodating. We struggled with having to move her from her home but knew it was time and she needed to be somewhere that she would be safe and cared for 24/7. The Legacy of St. Michael is not just a beautiful place...it is clean and in touring several memory care facilities, the rooms are the largest that we saw.
Our mom is settling in. She will always want to go home but she says "over and over" how nice everyone is to her. If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, we've been there and know how hard it is. We finally have some peace of mind knowing that she is safe and in good hands.
The Legacy is Welcoming
The Legacy is a welcoming and friendly enviroment. With friendly dedicated staff. The meals are well balanced. The tenants are all such nice people, and there are many activities for everyone to enjoy and it's nice to have church services right here onsite. The building is kept very clean. Im very happy to live here.