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Janell Beck

Publisher's Note

Hi, I am Janell Beck,  your local Publisher of the Seniors Blue Book. For nearly 40 years the Seniors Blue Book has been the trusted source for all things Senior. Whether you are a Senior, a Caregiver, or a senior care provider looking to connect with Seniors and other local professionals, you have found the right place. If you are searching for resources, looking to promote your business, or simply want to know about senior activities in the Twin Cities Metro area, the Seniors Blue Book website is your ‘go-to’ source for everything related to Aging Well and caring for your older loved ones!  Contact Us directly for any questions you may have. You can reach me at 612-619-9934 or email me at Janell@SeniorsBlueBook.com.  Enjoy! 

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Sep 27, 2024 07:30 PM - 12:30 PM

2024 Reimagine Aging Conference

This annual conference highlights current technology trends, products, and information to support older adults and their caregivers in making technology work for them. Our audience of approximately 200 includes older adults, caregivers, aging services professionals, health care providers, senior living representatives, nonprofits, foundations, government agencies and corporations.


Jun 26, 2024 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Washburn-McReavy Pre-Planning Event

Pre-planning is determining the details of your funeral and cemetery services in advance. To some, this may sound like a difficult conversation. But putting a plan in place is actually a smart and caring thing to do. With a plan, youll reduce stress for grieving loved onesand simply let them honor and celebrate your life, knowing things are happening just as you wanted. All your wishes. All with ease.


Jun 20, 2024 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Senior Leaders Social Hour

Come network and meet new senior leader professionals at the Waters in White Bear Lake!  Great social hour with fun, food and drinks! 


Jun 20, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Health & Wellness Fair

Join us for a free community event that will provide a variety of educational and free health screening services for the local community.  Help Inspire families to improve their health and overall well-being and fost connections between individuals and local health and wellness organizations. 

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Local Aging Options

The Estates at St Louis Park

Rehabilitation Facilities 3201 Virginia Ave S, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, 55426

Rehabilitation at The Estates at St. Louis ParkOur short term rehabilitation services are all about how we can support you.Monarch's specialized short-term rehabilitation and clinical team of experts help thousands of people transition from hospital to home or a different level of care each year. We partner with Remedy Therapy Services to ensure we have the best possible rehab team for our residents.Our main goal is to make you or your loved ones stay with us as pleasant as possible. We understand that the challenges of rehab can cause quite a bit of stress for an individual, so we take extra steps to ensure that all other outside stressors are minimized by having our therapy gym located on our transitional care unit. All rooms on this unit are private.

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The Villas at Osseo

Skilled Nursing 501 2nd Street Southeast, Osseo, Minnesota, 55369

The Villas at Osseo is a wonderful skilled nursing facility located in Osseo, MN. Rehab in luxury at our newly remodeled spa like rehabilitation unit or stay long term in our loving Long term care. Experience the best of both worlds at The Villas at Osseo.

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Maplewood Care Center

Skilled Nursing 1900 Sherren Ave E, Maplewood, Minnesota, 55109

Welcome to MaplewoodCare CenterIts your life. Were here to help you live it.At Maplewood Care Center, were a welcoming community, where specially trained nurses, rehab therapists and other care professionals are dedicated to your health and wellbeing. A warm, friendly place youll be happy to call home.Were here to help you live each day as youd like, and collaborate with you and your physician to design individualized plans for your short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, or short-term respite stay. When you choose short-term rehab therapy at Maplewood, we help you reach your goals for maintaining your highest levels of health and independence.Our approach to care grows out of respect for the human spirit, and the belief that the right to dignity doesnt diminish with age. Empathy and personal attention are at the core of how we help Maplewood residents feel cherished, and at home.Come experience Maplewood Care Center, on the campus ofMaplewood Senior Living

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Senior Helpers of Burnsville and South Metro

Memory & Dementia Care 3977 County Road 42, Savage, Minnesota, 55378

Senior Helpers understands the difficulties that a family faces when every day activities and personal tasks become challenging for a loved one to complete on their own as a result of an injury, medical condition, or simply part of the aging process. Sometimes, those personal tasks require a little more hands-on support. Our in-home personal care services offer families the opportunity to take time out from caregiving responsibilities, leaving their loved one in the hands of a trusted Senior Helpers caregiver.Our fully screened, trained and dependable caregivers provide sensitive, confidential care in a way that respects your loved ones dignity and well-being while helping them to remain independent for as long as possible.Senior Helpers Personal Care Services help to make aging in place a possibility for seniors throughout our community.With Senior Helpers, you can feel confident that your loved one is getting the care they need, exactly when it is needed.Our Personal Care Services include:Assistance with a safe bathing environmentPersonal hygiene assistanceDiet monitoringMeal planningMedication remindersBathing assistanceAssistance with dressingWalking assistanceAssistance with restroom useBegin Services TodaySenior Helpers' personal care services are tailored to meet the individual needs of each one of our clients and are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, including all holidays and weekends. Our goal is to foster meaningful relationships with all of our clients while assisting with their daily personal care routines so they can look and feel their best. Start today by setting up your FREE in-home assessment or contacting our office to speak with a Senior Helpers elder care expert to learn if personal care is right for your loved one. 

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Looking for Senior Living Options - Choice Connections can Help You with No Fees!

There are many types of communities called Senior Housing. What a community is called does not give you a good understanding of what you might need or want. Many communities will combine the housing types below into a single building or campus, thus providing some continuum of care.Our local experts will help you understand the options available, so that you can make an informed decision that meets your needs, both now and as you age.Alzheimers/Memory CareIn this secure setting, unlike Assisted Living you arent behind a closed door but typically engaging in activities outside of your own studio apartment. There are communities focused only on memory care and memory care in more of a continuum of care setting. Care-to-resident ratios are improved over Assisted Living and average 1 to 6-8 typically during the day/evening.Independent LivingThis option is for those who are independent and often still driving. They can care for themselves, have a full kitchen and make their own meals. Here, they have access to services vs. care and perhaps a restaurant for meals and transportation as needed for shopping and outings, etc.Assisted LivingThese senior living rental apartments offer both services and care. An RN is required to complete a health assessment before you move in. You may not need caregivers coming to your apartment, however, if you had a fall, they would assist you as they know your health history. Care levels can be very high in some options and, as an alternative to a nursing home, this can often feel like a homier approach.Nursing HomesAlso called skilled care, this is often the option that comes after a hospital stay. This can be an appropriate, long-term option if needs are medically complex or if resources to pay for care are quite limited and Medicaid will be needed in less than a year.Residential CareThese communities are licensed as in Assisted Living, but the care is provided in a residential home. This option has the best care-to-resident ratio typically with 2 staff for 6 during the day and evening and 1 awake staff overnight. This option carries a higher cost due to the higher staffing ratios.Contact Choice Connections to help find your new home!  You can reach us at 651-261-5379 or visit our website at www.choiceconnectionsmn.com 

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Bridge Care-Transitioning from Home to Community Living

Transitional In-Home CareSometimes individuals need to transition from home to community living. Until the time is right for the move, professional home care services can keep potential residents safe in their current home. At Homewatch CareGivers, we will customize a plan of care to include a safety and fall consultation to identify any risks or concerns.Keeping Individuals EngagedGradually introducing the person to their new community makes the transition into a full-time resident more comfortable. Caregivers are dedicated to developing engaging relationships while the future resident is waiting for the move.Bridging care from home to community involves:Establishing relationships and developing trust with community and staffEstablishing friendships with existing residentsEngaging in activities, meals, and outingsBecoming familiar and comfortable with life at the communityIn-home care between settings consists of:A fall risk assessmentMedication remindersHealthy meal planning and preparationTransportation services to appointments and social outingsAssistance shopping for groceries and other itemsLight housekeepingLaundry and linen changesCustomized companionshipCaregivers receive ongoing specialized training, are insured, and are screened annually with extensive national background checks. Ensuring the safety and overall well-being of potential residents before and during the transition is the goal.Learn more about bridge care by contacting us today at 952-260-6223

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Skip the Diet Fads: Tried and True Dietary Rules for Reducing Hypertension

Skip the Diet Fads: Tried and True Dietary Rules for Reducing HypertensionA healthy diet is key when looking for ways to fight off hypertension. The latest fad diets may promise fast results, but they often don't provide the long-term and sustainable changes needed to reduce the risk of hypertension.  In this blog post, we will discuss what hypertension is, its potential causes, and suggested dietary rules for reducing your risk.  What is Hypertension? Hypertension is a condition in which a person's blood pressure readings are consistently higher than average. This significantly increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other diseases of the cardiovascular system. High blood pressure can also lead to kidney failure, vision loss, or cognitive impairments.  The exact causes of hypertension vary greatly, but typically it can be linked to genetics, age, lifestyle, and diet. It is important to note that some factors are beyond our control. However, there are many actions we can take to reduce the risk of developing hypertension. Reducing the Risk of Hypertension Through DietWhen it comes to reducing the risk of hypertension, developing healthy dietary habits is key. Here are some of the recommended rules for creating a balanced diet that can help reduce a senior's risk: Increase Fruits and VegetablesIncreasing the number of fresh fruits and vegetables seniors eat will help increase beneficial antioxidants. This also helps in cutting out unhealthy fats and sugars.Reduce SaltConsuming too much salt can significantly raise blood pressure levels, so reducing salt intake is essential in managing hypertension risk. Reduce Processed FoodsEating processed foods regularly has been linked to an increased risk of hypertension. This is due to their high fat, sodium, and added sugar content, as well as the lack of vitamins, minerals, or fiber they offer compared to natural foods. Increase Whole GrainsEating whole grains like brown rice instead of white or refined grains helps provide healthier sources of carbohydrate energy without spiking blood pressure levels due to their low glycemic index rating, which keeps insulin levels steady over time. Increase Healthy FatsOpting for monounsaturated fatty acids, such as those found in avocados or nuts, rather than trans fats from commercially prepared items assists with lowering cholesterol and maintaining stable blood pressure readings. Reduce Sugar and Refined CarbohydratesExcessive consumption of sweets, sugary drinks, and refined carbohydrates has been linked to higher blood pressure readings. If seniors need something sweet, they can try fruits or sorbets. Strawberries drizzled in a low-fat dark chocolate sauce is a good option, too!Need Help Developing Healthy and Balanced Meals?If you are a senior looking to reduce your risk of developing hypertension, it is essential to opt for healthy and balanced meal plans. If you are struggling to create healthy and balanced meals at home, Senior Helpers of South Minneapolis can help.Working with an experienced senior care provider can assist you in creating a diet that fits your needs and lifestyle while helping you maintain optimal health and well-being. Contact us today to learn more about our in-home care services. We offer free in-home consultations in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Minnetonka, and Hennepin County, MN, so you can learn more about what we can do for you!  Call us at 612-470-2600 for more information or visit our website at:  https://www.seniorhelpers.com/mn/south-minneapolis

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Does your Elderly Parent Need a Wellness Watch?

Are you concerned with your loved ones safety, particularly when no one is around? Or are the miles between you and your loved one making it tough to know how they are doing on a regular basis? While your family member might not currently need daily assistance, Senior Helpers Wellness Watch could help you to feel more comfortable that everything is ok when you cant be there yourself.Wellness Watch provides a team of professionals to periodically check-in on your loved one to ensure that they are in good health and spirits. The semi-monthly visits include companion care services customized to the needs of your parent or loved one. In addition, you will receive a monthly report and access to quick-start home care. Wellness Watch will bring you the peace of mind you need so you can focus on all of lifes other pressing matters. A member of the Senior Helpers family will check in regularly with your loved one to ensure their wellbeing. Visits and calls are conducted by a professional who is trained to identify areas of concern often overlooked by the untrained family member or neighbor.Wellness Watch Services include:Weekly calls by a member of the care team specifically designed to get important health informationTwo, one-hour in-home Wellness Visits per monthAccess to quick start home care and provider resourcesDiscounts on care management and Senior Helpers home care servicesMonthly report from a member of the care team about your loved ones wellbeingA local point of contact with expertise in offering a solution for all your senior care needsPeace of mind is just a phone call away. If you would like to schedule a Wellness Watch check-in for your senior family member, please contact us today at 952-892-8403 or visit our website at https://www.seniorhelpers.com/mn/burnsville

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Arthur's Residential Care Homes

Arthur's provides personalized assisted living and memory care in two private homes in distinctive residential neighborhoods in Shoreview and Roseville, Minnesota. They are located about 10 miles north of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Each home is designed with six fully furnished private care suites, each with its own private bathroom with wheelchair accessible shower, as well as a beautiful living room, dining room, kitchen, sun room and deck.

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Senior Helpers Roseville Field Day 22'

Getting all our office staff, caregivers, and families out of the house to enjoy a nice spring day!__Senior Helpers Roseville__

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Do You Need Assistance in Finding the Right Assisted Living Community for you?

Connecting Those We Serve to the Best Choices in Senior Living Since 2009Choice Connections is a local, independently owned company.  Our mission is to help seniors and their families save time and minimize the stress of finding a new home when their current living situation is no longer the best choice.  We offer a four-step process to help find the Best Choice in senior living.  You will find that our personalized approach is much more than an internet search.  Because we are actively involved in your community, we are well acquainted with the local senior living options and amenities, including assisted living, independent living, residential care homes and memory care.  Choice Connections' caring advisors help simplify the overwhelming process of finding the right senior living option.  You can trust that we have your loved ones best interest at heart!Our advisory services are free when you start your search with us as communities pay us a referral fee at move in when we have connected you.  For more information, please call 651-261-5379 or email us at info@choice-mn.com."Figuring out the right option at the right time for a loved one is really difficult.  I have always had a special place in my heart for our aging loved ones and believe in taking good care of them, keeping them safe and happy.  Because of that deep passion for helping the elderly and their families (as I did for my own Mom), I am blessed each day as I help families find the right living options or work through an unexpected, stress-filled crisis.  I thrive on providing the support they need and walking alongside them on their journey of finding the right senior living option for their loved one.  Helping people is what I love to do!"Eunice K. Neubauer, CSA, 

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Regency HHC Full-Time RN/LPN

SUMMARY:Regency Home Healthcare has opportunities for compassionate people to join our team! We have a need for nurses to cover days, evenings, and overnights at our 3 group sites located in Roseville, Vadnais Heights, and Maplewood as well as private cases around the metro. Flexible scheduling and supportive, small team atmosphere. The RN or LPN is responsible for caring for clients with high medical needs in either a group or private home setting. We can accommodate many types of availability. We have part time, full time, and casual positions available.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:Role and tasks may include (but are not limited to):1. Work hands-on with medically complex clients.2. Provide social support to clients.3. Advocate for clients physical and mental well-being.4. Perform assessments and monitoring, provide assessment details and information to supervisor and doctors.5. Perform medical treatments under the direction of doctors.6. Schedule, attend, and follow up on medical appointments.7. Maintain/order supplies, equipment, and medication for clients.8. Help maintain a positive and professional environment.9. Assist coworkers and promote teamworkSHIFT AVAILABILITY:-NOC shifts: 12AM-8AM-AM shifts: 8AM-4PM-PM shifts: 4PM-12AMRN/LPN QUALIFICATIONS:1. Have a current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the State of Minnesota and other states as indicated by agency growth.2. Home health care/public health & ventilator experience preferable.3. Demonstrate integrity, good judgment, and initiative.4. Ability to be a team player and work with other staff.5. Current CPR certification.PAY & BENEFITS: Competitive Compensation Flexible Scheduling Paid Training Holiday Pay 401K Yearly Continuing Education approved by MN Board of Nursing Paid Time Off Day, evening, or overnight shifts availableABOUT US:Regency Home HealthCare provides services to all ages - pediatric to geriatric. We specialize in medically complex cases including ventilator-dependent clients. This allows the nurses to experience ICU level care in clients' homes. Our nurses enjoy the benefit of full or part-time schedules. We have an excellent office staff that provides respectable customer service. Regency provides extensive training working with our veteran staff. Come join our team and gain invaluable experience while making a difference in our clients' lives.If you meet the above requirements for our Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) position, please apply today!Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, CasualSalary: $22.00 - $33.00 per hour

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