Prairie Meadows Senior Living
Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care
Reviews of Prairie Meadows Senior Living
Assisted Living Reviews for Prairie Meadows Senior Living
September 28, 2018
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Memory Care Reviews for Prairie Meadows Senior Living
January 01, 2020
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Questions about Prairie Meadows Senior Living
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
The staff receives ongoing training through Relias online training program for dementia care. This is completed yearly.
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Prairie Meadows Senior Living. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
The overall population for assisted living residents is anywhere from being very independent to needing help with daily care. The average age of the assisted living population is 85. Favorite things to do is Bingo, attend Church, socialize in the dining room at mealtime, 500 card club, listen to musical entertainers, and therapy dog visits.
What programs or activities does Prairie Meadows Senior Living offer to enrich residents' well-being?
Prairie Meadows has a wealth of program and activities offerings. The Life Enrichment Coordinator schedules music groups to come and perform, Nickel bingo offered at least twice a week, church service is held in the chapel with area clergy leading the service on Thursdays. Bible study weekly, Live 2B Healthy exercise class lead by a certified personal trainer on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. These are just a sample of what is offered each week.
What places are near Prairie Meadows Senior Living or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Places that are near Prairie Meadows in Kasson that residents like to go to are, the Veterans Park that is in walking distance of Prairie Meadows. Erdman's grocery store, Dollar General, two banks, Mayo Family Clinic, chiropractor offices, dentist offices, salons, and other businesses are all located within a mile of Prairie Meadows.
What transportation services does Prairie Meadows Senior Living offer to assisted living residents?
Prairie Meadows offers scheduled local transportation via a van for residents to go to doctor appointments, shopping, and other appointments in Kasson.
What makes the chef or dining program at Prairie Meadows Senior Living exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Prairie Meadows chef provides three home cooked meals served restaurant-style daily. The dining experience starts in the morning with a continental breakfast, noon and evening meal offers a self serve salad bar, home made soups, followed by a choice of different entrees for the main course. For dessert the server will bring out a tray of choices to select from, including a sugar free choice.
What safety features or security measures does Prairie Meadows Senior Living offer to assisted living residents?
Prairie Meadows provides emergency pendants for all residents to wear, I am OK program, and locked doors during the night time hours.
How does Prairie Meadows Senior Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
Prairie Meadows keeps families informed about their loved ones through face to face conversations, telephone and email communication.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Prairie Meadows Senior Living during daytime and nighttime hours?
The care staff to resident ratio is 1 to 38 with the majority of the residents being very independent with minimal services of Medication administration.
If Prairie Meadows Senior Living accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
Prairie Meadows has a designated area for dogs to play and also a walking trail that goes for miles just a couple of blocks away from Prairie Meadows. Dogs and cats need to be on a leash when out of the residents apartment.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
The staff at Prairie Meadows goes through a very extensive online training program from Relias. Ongoing training is also provided by the Nursing Department which consists of RN's and LPN's.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
For daytime, there are 3 staffers on duty for memory care residents, on overnights, there are 2 staffers on duty.
What safety features or security measures does Prairie Meadows Senior Living provide to protect residents who wander?
Prairie Meadows has a secured Memory Unit call Rose Court where the door is controlled by an alarm system to let staff know when someone is going out the door.
What programs or activities does Prairie Meadows Senior Living offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
Our Life enrichment program is designed to allow our residents to live their best life. Staff come along side each person, learning about who they are and their unique interests. Our vibrant program includes many ways to nurture the physical, emotional, vocational, and spiritual needs of our residents as well as facilitate connection with other residents, family, and friends in the community. You will find a fitness trainer led Live 2B healthy exercise program 3 times a week, weekly bible study and church service, and socials through the week. Music entertainment and music therapy are cornerstones in the community. Our current program includes resident requested events such as bingo, book club, Trivia, art programs, and sing-a-longs. We keep memories alive through our walk down memory lane sensory groups, our name that tune musical programs, and our stories from the past activity. Our program is ever changing to meet our residents where ever they are to live their best life.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
The assessments for resident's health and cognitive functioning is done by a RN. The resident's are assessed every 90 days or sooner if staff sees a change in condition.
What techniques does Prairie Meadows Senior Living use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
The techniques used during mealtimes consist of serving the food and beverages, observe how the residents are eating and provide feedback to nursing when there is a need for texture changes or adaptive dishes and utensils. Staff also provides reminders to eat, and will assist residents with their food and beverages when needed.
How does Prairie Meadows Senior Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
Prairie Meadows keeps families informed about their loved ones health through face to face conversations, telephone and email communication.
Describe the neighborhood around Prairie Meadows Senior Living. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Prairie Meadows is located in a residential neighborhood that has seen a great deal of housing development. Kasson Mainstreet is located 7 blocks from Prairie Meadows. Just a few blocks away is a rural setting with cornfields and other types of farming.
Is Prairie Meadows Senior Living affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
Prairie Meadows is not affiliated with any type of hospital but if more care is needed St. Mary's and Olmsted Medical Center hospitals are within a 20 min drive from Prairie Meadows.
Costs for Prairie Meadows Senior Living
Services and Amenities of Prairie Meadows Senior Living
- Rent Plus Care Fees
- Entry Fee
- Assisted Living Starting At: $3210/month
- Memory Care Starting At: $2400/month
Room and housing options
- 1-bedroom apartments
- 2-bedroom apartments
- Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
- Studio Apartments
- In Room Kitchens
- Dining Room Shared Meals
- Beauty Barber Shop
- Resident Transportation
- Resident Parking
- Nurse On Staff: Yes
- Religious Services
- Guests At Mealtime
- Resident Capacity: 80
- Respite Care
- Minimum Age: 55
- Pets: All Pets Allowed
- State Licenses: 390600
About Prairie Meadows Senior Living
Prairie Meadows Senior Living in Kasson, MN has 61 apartment and suites. Prairie Meadows Senior Living has 38 assisted living apartments where residents live who are very independent to some residents who need ala carte services. There are 12 memory care apartments and 11 secured memory care suites. With memory care the residents need to have a dementia diagnosis and service packages are based on level of care.
When you walk into Prairie Meadows you experience a home-like feeling. The residents and staff have the small town friendliness that Minnesota is known for.Get Costs