Family Resources


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The best time to move to any retirement community is while you are active and in good health. The Rivers 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.

Because The Rivers feels like home! Many of our residents tell us they could feel the cozy, friendly feeling of home from the moment they walked in. The lovely grounds are soothing, the buildings are neat and elegantly appointed, and the staff is welcoming and warm. The atmosphere is vibrant and engaging, yet offers you all the freedom to enjoy the privacy and comfort of your private apartment home.

Absolutely. Independent living residents at The Rivers have their choice between a studio and apartment home with one or two bedrooms. You are invited to make yourself at home by furnishing or decorating your residence. Assisted living residents have the comfort of private apartments with full kitchens, private bathrooms and walk-in showers.

Some of the amenities include a swim spa, exercise room, resident gardens, libraries, heated underground parking with car wash area, non-denominational chapel, beauty salon and barber shop, and convenience store. Services include scheduled transportation, bi-weekly housekeeping, delicious dining and lots more.

Assisted living offers individuals assistance with the activities of daily living—dressing, bathing, dining, medication management—while still offering every opportunity for maintaining independence.

Advanced care is for those who require a higher level of care or rehabilitation that often includes 24-hour supervision. When touring an advanced care unit, observe how residents are treated and go inside a room if possible. Is the environment cheerful? Are staff members interacting with residents in a caring and professional manner? Does it feel comfortable, clean and restorative?

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.

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.