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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The best time to move to any retirement community is while you are active and in good health. The Waterford is the perfect choice for anyone who desires to remain connected to the greater Minneapolis area and stay engaged in familiar activities. In addition, this exceptional lifestyle offers the time and opportunities to discover new talents and make new friends.

Absolutely. Residents are invited to make themselves at home by furnishing or decorating their residence. First, residents will choose the floor plan that will meets their needs perfectly. Then, they are invited to furnish and decorate to fit their style. We can also connect residents with services that will assist u in the process of “right sizing”, decorating, and arranging their new home. The Choice is yours.

The Waterford is located in a beautiful park like setting. Residents enjoy our community garden, walking paths, serene water fountain, library, fitness room, and a full calendar of events and activities. Services include scheduled transportation, Chef prepared meals enjoyed in our Crystal dining room, beauty salon and barber shop, maintenance free living, snow removal and much more.

Assisted living is the ability to have as much independence as needed with support services and personal cares available. A personal care plan will start with the basics of housekeeping, laundry services and chef prepared meals Additional assistance with the activities of daily living-dressing, bathing, medication management- are also available. Our individually designed care plans allow your loved ones the freedom to enjoy socializing with new friends, and well-rounded activities.

Advanced care is for those who require a higher level of care. All the services and amenities of assisted living are available. The care plan will be adjusted to your health needs if they become greater.

Memory care provides a specialized atmosphere for residents coping with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related disorders. Therapeutic activities and programs help maximize cognitive development, diminish anxiety, lessen confusion and increase peace of mind.

Occasional memory problems are common for individuals over age 65. However, people with dementia cannot retrieve information and in most cases, lose the ability to remember. Dementia can be a variety of diagnoses, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s. This disease begins slowly, but over time, symptoms worsen.

It’s never too early to plan ahead.

Signs that he or she might be ready:

  • Household chores becoming more difficult
  • Feeling lonely
  • Not eating properly
  • Sudden loss/gain of weight
  • Stairs become a concern
  • Feeling bored
  • Medications become difficult to manage
  • Mobility issues
  • Loss of interest in longtime hobbies
  • Change in grooming habits
  • Not enjoying life anymore

A few factors to watch for: a senior who suddenly stops doing a longtime hobby, or withdraws. Sudden weight loss. Change in grooming habits. A house in disorder. An inability to follow conversations. If you suspect that your loved one’s memory loss is disrupting their daily routine, it could be time to seek medical advice.

A quality memory care program provides countless benefits such as safety, nutrition and professional support. Activities and programs provide mental stimulation and interaction. Therapeutic tools such as music and art can awaken the senses and provide moments of personal success.