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New and Novel Approaches

We are pleased to share some special programs at Augustana Care that have been characterized by the media and others as unique.

Our aim is to defy the stereotypes of aging through fresh approaches that may seem unconventional at first blush—but that ultimately make life better for older generations. Augustana Care will continue to explore the possibilities around us and partner with others in our community to make novel contributions to those we serve.

Students Live and Learn at Augustana Care

The initiative began with a partnership between the University of Minnesota and Augustana Care. “We continue to look for new ways to teach geriatrics,” says Dr. Edward Ratner, associate professor of m… View article »

Award-winning Multi-sensory Room

In 2016, we were honored with the Eureka! Award by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for a unique multi-sensory environment created at Emerald Crest by Augustana Care. The multi-sensory room… View article »

The Learning Lab for Eldercare Technologies

KARE-11 Reports on How Augustana Care’s Learning Lab Helps Older Adults Age in Place Robot at Augustana Care’s Learning Lab Helps Older Adults Connect with Loved Ones and Physicians Visitors t… View article »

How do New Medical Products and Innovations Emerge?

Estimates indicate 1 to 3 million people in the United States develop pressure sores each year due to being bedridden. According to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) prevalence of pre… View article »

Augustana Care Partners with Stratis Health in Palliative Care Initiative

Augustana Health Care Center of Minneapolis recently initiated a palliative care program focused on supporting residents and patients facing the end of life. The project is part of the Acting Together… View article »

The New Business of Downsizing

IKEA visits Older Generations at Augustana Care to Learn More about their Needs This past winter, representatives from the local IKEA Twin Cities store visited residents at Augustana Apartments in Mi… View article »


Comprehensive Senior Living Campus Helps Low-Income Older Adults Thrive Without Leaving Home. Developed by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) in 2013, the community includes the Cora McC… View article »

Our aim is to defy the stereotypes of aging.