Care Center

Lakewood Care Center is a 100-bed, Medicare certified skilled long-term care facility recognized by Nursing Home Compare as one of the best nursing homes in Minnesota based on survey results involving nursing staff, health inspections and quality measures. Our philosophy focuses on providing a safe, pleasant, home-like environment for our residents. Our services are designed to improve living skills, and we see many of our residents actually return to their own homes.

At the center of our services exists a pledge to treat every person with the respect and dignity they deserve, and to focus on improving our residents’ quality of life, by delivering the highest quality of care.

We don’t like to call ourselves a nursing home...instead, we are a home with nursing care. We don’t just care for you, we care about you—and together, we make every day the best it can possibly be. Whether you need long-term care or assistance for only a short while, you are sure to find the right care, right here. We have all the features and great amenities you should expect at a care facility, and something more...a highly motivated staff, full of people that enjoy what they do. Our entire Care Center family is looking forward to meeting you.

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Our Care Center strives to provide exceptional care and service and offers fun things to do, fun people to meet, opportunities to get out and enjoy the area, and staff members with positive attitudes. On-site services include:

  • Dialysis
  • Pharmacy
  • Rehab nursing
  • Scheduled activities
  • Spiritual care
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Oxygen and IV therapy
  • Psychiatry services
  • Wound care specialist
  • Beauty and barber shops
  • Expanded dining services
  • Library
  • Aviary
  • Family room
  • Solariums at the end of each wing

Our activities department is located in the Care Center on our Senior Campus in Staples. The Activity Department is designed to:

  • Meet the individual residents’ social, physical, mental and spiritual needs.
  • Promote and encourage the resident to function at the highest level of independence possible.
  • Reassess and adapt activities to suit the needs, capabilities and interests of each resident.

Group Activities include:

  • Cards, dominos & games
  • Fancy Fingers
  • Discussion groups
  • Men and ladies’ groups
  • Church services
  • Music 
  • Exercise
  • Reading groups/book club
  • Monthly cappucino time
  • Social hour
  • Pet time
  • Adapted sports
  • Bingo
  • Baking groups
  • Mind stimulating activities (word games, crosswords, quizzes)
  • Movie and snack night
  • Wii games, iPads, Facetime/Skype, computer, magni-site

Additional Activities:

  • Cheers
  • Gardening
  • Shopping trips
  • Picnics
  • Bus rides
  • Musical entertainment
  • Special outings
  • Planned special events
  • Computer
  • Care Chair Choir

Activities designed especially for residents with special needs include:

  • Memory Care Unit
  • Neighbors—a motivation group
  • Sensory stimulation—a group for residents who require stimulation of all senses.
  • One to one visits—the staff will visit individual residents in their own room if they choose not to attend regular activity functions.

For more information or to volunteer, call 218-894-8340.

Our program is not to kill time,
But to make time live.
Not to keep persons occupied,
But to keep them refreshed.
Not to offer an escape from life,
But to provide discovery of life.


Care Center
Senior Campus

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