Touching Lives of Prior Lake

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

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5554 Woodside Road SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372
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What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

All staff at Touching Lives completes the annual required Dementia Training required via the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Health.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Touching Lives of Prior Lake. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Touching Lives Communities support 55+ senior market requiring 24/7 care. The residents enjoy Intergenerational programs with the local school and Faith Community. Residents also enjoy the staff taking them on walks to watch local neighbors engaging in activities.

What programs or activities does Touching Lives of Prior Lake offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Each resident's responsible party is to complete a current and past activities interest form. With this information, Touching Lives is able to create custom activities that enrich the residents life.

What places are near Touching Lives of Prior Lake or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

There is a high school football and soccer field as well as a tennis court. When these areas are active the residents love to watch and enjoy the games and matches. Also, residents who are able attend Touching Lives Adult Day Center 1 a week. This allows for a day full of activities and sometimes field trips.

What transportation services does Touching Lives of Prior Lake offer to assisted living residents?

Touching Lives Staff will arrange transportation for a resident if required by the responsible party.

What makes the chef or dining program at Touching Lives of Prior Lake exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Touching Lives works with a local meal provider Let's Dish. They create amazing meals that are delivered every two weeks. In addition, staff makes residents favorite foods as well.

What safety features or security measures does Touching Lives of Prior Lake offer to assisted living residents?

Touching Lives has camera's throughout the home and in the residents rooms. This allows for the Nurse, Director of Housing and CEO to monitor the home remotely. It also allows for the Nurse to interact with the staff real time if needed if the Nurse is not on site. In addition, there are Grandcare Systems in each of the residents rooms that allow for family interaction, staff uploading care notes and staff to staff communication. Video Doctor visits are supported via the Grandcare system as well.

How does Touching Lives of Prior Lake keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

The Community Outreach Representative compiles a weekly summary of the Grandcare notes posted after every shift about their loved ones. At the end of each shift, staff is to briefly summarize every residents day during their shift.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Touching Lives of Prior Lake during daytime and nighttime hours?

Touching Lives staffs per the care need required. The average staff ratio is 1:3.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Staff has continuous training through Educare, monthly In-Service Training and any training offered through the Minnesota Department of Health. Education is the foundation for delivering quality care.

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

There are a minimum of 2 staff on all shifts. Overnight Shifts have 2 staff until midnight. If required, there are 2 staff on overnight shifts for any high cares that multiple residents may need.

What safety features or security measures does Touching Lives of Prior Lake provide to protect residents who wander?

There is a very sophisticated security system in the home. With all doors that alert via audio if any door has been opened.

What programs or activities does Touching Lives of Prior Lake offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

There are hands on activities, memory care activities and various projects that staff engage the residents.

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

The Registered Nurse performs all assessments. There is also a LPN that works with the RN in reviewing and updating care plans.

What techniques does Touching Lives of Prior Lake use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Staff, if needed, will assist residents during mealtime. Everyone is engaged at the dining table.

How does Touching Lives of Prior Lake keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Touching Lives utilizes the Grandcare system to communicate with families.

Describe the neighborhood around Touching Lives of Prior Lake. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

Touching Lives is a 6 bedroom home located in a residential community. Very active with children and pets! They love watching the activity either from the front porch or in the screen porch in the back of the home.

Is Touching Lives of Prior Lake affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

Touching Lives is not affiliated with a hospital. The residents family determine the hospital of choice. Touching Lives does have onsite physicians who visit monthly for primary care.

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Services and Amenities of Touching Lives of Prior Lake

Health services

  • Hospice Care

General

  • Resident Capacity: 7
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: No Pets Allowed

Licenses

  • State Licenses: 35849
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About Touching Lives of Prior Lake

Touching Lives Communities is a place where a senior requiring 24/7 care can call home! Our programs and care services are designed to enhance social and physical well-being while supporting one’s cultural values, traditions, and preferences.

Touching Lives team realizes our resident’s fullest life journey with utmost respect. The families and loved ones will experience respite and tremendous peace-of-mind knowing that their loved one’s happiness and safety are the highest priority while in our Residential Care Homes.

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