Marian of Saint Paul

Memory Care Assisted Living

Enhanced assisted living and advanced memory care are provided in a secure environment for 60 residents on the fourth and fifth floors of the Marian Care Center. Enhanced assisted living is for those who don’t need skilled nursing but need more help than general assisted living, and memory care is for elders with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. A wander guard system is implemented with residents who use the elevator to ensure they don’t leave the floor unaccompanied.

The key features of these programs are 24-hour supervision and a full activity schedule. Our personal staff, small setting plus numerous activities and socialization opportunities create a homelike atmosphere. There is on-site nursing 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The fourth and fifth floors are staffed by universal workers who do everything from assist residents with bathing and dining to clean the common areas. Our staff members work hard to get to know the residents’ sleep schedules and patterns to best accommodate them. A continental breakfast is available so residents can simply eat when they wake up. Brunch and dinner are served in the small dining room on each floor. Snacks are available in the afternoon and evening in case a resident wasn’t hungry at mealtime.

Activity assistants lead activities every afternoon, including weekends, such as physical games, history trivia, music and crafts. At 3:45 p.m., you’ll find residents walking laps, working up an appetite for dinner. Universal workers hold additional activities in the evening. Residents are escorted to other areas of the building when there is an activity that requires a large gathering space.

All rooms are private, and residents furnish the rooms with their personal belongings. Some suites – two rooms with a connecting bathroom – are available.

Four levels of personal care packages are available, ranging from basic to ultimate support. A nurse conducts an assessment to determine which service package meets a resident’s needs.

Special features

• Chapel
• Gift shop
• Beauty/barber shop
• Smoke-free campus