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Maximizing Cognitive Abilities Through Occupational Therapy at Emerald Crest

When you walk into any of the homes of the four Emerald Crest by Augustana Care locations, it’s not obvious that they have an Occupational Therapy (OT) unit. Occupational Therapy is integrated into ev… View article »
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Helping Older Adults Stay Independent in Their Homes Longer

With Americans living a longer and more robust lifestyle, staying independent as they age is important to them. While most older adults say they plan to live in their homes for the rest of their lives… View article »
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Extraordinary Love Story Featured on WCCO-TV

Fred and Janet Crawford moved to Augustana Care in March, 2016. Due to health issues, Janet moved to the health care center at our Minneapolis campus. Fred continues to live at Augustana Apartments … View article »
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5 Reasons to List Your Home in the Off-Season

Augustana Care is pleased to introduce guest blogger Lisa Dunn, Realtor with Re/Max Results Change AGEnts. Lisa’s specialty is helping older adults downsize. Many of her clients are leaving a home tha… View article »
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Did You Notice Anything Different When Visiting Over the Holidays?

This is the time of year when we typically receive phone calls from people who have just seen their parents or grandparents over the holidays and are now worried about them managing daily living on th… View article »
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Caregiver Support Service Available at Augustana Care Open Circle

Are you a family caregiver experiencing added stress and pressure while caring for someone you love who is older? At Augustana Care, we recognize caregiving is challenging and can often be overwhelmin… View article »
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Staying Safe While Aging in Place

Are you an older adult who would like to stay in your home? We’d like to share some tips to help you get started. According to the United States of Aging survey conducted by AARP in 2012, approximate… View article »
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Personal Experience Brought Home the Need for Hospice to Professional Hospice Administrator

Hospice was created to provide holistic approach at end of life meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of both the patient and family. Multi-disciplinary teams of physicians, nurses, soci… View article »
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Once Upon a Farm: Edna Baron’s Story

In an effort to introduce you to some of the unique residents at Augustana Apartments of Minneapolis, we are taking a cue from Humans of Minneapolis with Humans of Augustana Care. This story was writt… View article »
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How Two Million Stitches Turns Into 150 Prayer Shawls at Augustana Care

Knitting prayer shawls for those who are experiencing tough times is a tradition at many Augustana Care campuses. Hundreds of people have received the shawls at our Minneapolis, Minnesota location. Th… View article »
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