Ecumen Pathstone Living was very nice. The room was nice. This was my mom’s choice, but they had no opening at the time of our visit. They have a hair salon. The residents were in their rooms; maybe it’s because of the time we visited.
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Reviews of Ecumen Pathstone Living
February 11, 2016
I visited this facility
April 20, 2015
I am a friend or relative of resident
My father lives here in the memory care unit. From the outside, it's a beautiful facility in nice location. Its physical beauty is only as deep as the drywall and landscaping. I cannot stress enough that if you love and respect the family member for whom you are seeking a facility, DON'T choose this one.
Specific issues: Dad has had several falls in which he wasn't "discovered" for an unspecified period of time. TWO of these falls resulted in multi-day hospitalizations - one with a subdural hematoma (bleeding on the brain) and with a broken hip requiring surgery - this last was AFTER bedrails and an alarm were installed to alert staff if he was leaving his bed. The whole point in finding an assisted living facility for Dad was so he would have around the clock care/supervision/assistance because it had become too great of a psychological burden on our immediate family to deal with his advancing dementia. Assisting him physically was not insurmountable burden.
Nutritionally, Dad isn't getting what he needs. He only wants sugar. Our family discovered that he likes Ensure. The staff will not give it to him even though we've provided a stockpile of it. Dementia - Dad has become very territorial with his advancing dementia. He is in a private room with a private bath. A friendly gentleman approached Dad in his room and they had a physical altercation. (- Because staff in the memory care unit can't remember what their job description entails?) Staff - My sis-in-law was visiting one day and observed that the toilet needed to be cleaned (in a very obvious manner), it was 5:00 and his lunch tray was still in his room. She brought this to the attention of the staff and they were "aware, but short staffed."
I realize others may have good experiences here. This may be a facility that is best suited to individuals who really don't need assisted living for anything more than someone to cook, clean, and do laundry for them. For the price of this facility, if this is your need, please place your loved ones on a cruise ship or in a posh resort in central America until their funds run out and then compare and consider the facilities that state agencies will fund.
August 20, 2012
I am a friend or relative of a resident
I enjoyed visiting my grandfather at Pathstone Living in Mankato. The staff were very friendly and helpful. My grandfather seemed very happy, and well taken care of. The building is beautiful, with a great garden area. It also has aquariums and bird aviaries. The food that he was served looked well prepared and delicious. The staff who helped feed him were very kind and patient. His room was nicely decorated, and good sized. He also has a private bathroom, which is nice for privacy. Overall I was very happy with Pathstone Living.
April 25, 2012
I am a friend or relative of a resident
We had looked for months for an assisted living facility for our uncle who is very dear to our family. He had begun to suffer from Alzheimers, and my aunt was no longer alive, so he couldn't live in his home by himself. He was still more or less mentally present when we had started looking, so we were primarily looking for a place that would provide immediate assistance in case he ran into a medical emergency. Besides that, we wanted a place that would provide healthy meals for him, and also provide a good variance of day to day activities to keep him as mentally sharp as his condition would allow.Pathstone Living in Mankato, employing more than 10 registered nurses (at least one on the clock at all times), ended up being a perfect choice for Wally and our family. They have lots of people that currently live there with a similar condition/state as Wally, and they had activities scheduled three times per day, from walks to card games to concerts. I fully believe that the variance in activities and personal care given to Wally has prolonged his life and mental clarity longer than it would have been present had we not chosen Pathstone. I would recommend this facility to absolutely anyone.
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