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Shade Tree Retirement Center

115 4th Ave S
Brownton, MN 55312-6432
(320) 328-5949
Fax: (320) 328-5995
Services Offered:
Assisted Living, Home Care
Shade Tree Retirement Center serves Mcleod County, MN
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    The Shade Tree is located in a small rural town in west-central MN, offering a warm and home-like environment. Our caring staff is there to serve our residents 24 hours a day. At Shade Tree, our all inclusive lifestyle plan serves our senior residents by providing meals and assistance with daily living. We believe that the social needs of the residents are as important as their physical needs. An activity director is on staff 5 days a week. A volunteer program is overseen by the volunteer coordinator. An RN works in home 8 hours a week, and is available for consult 24hours a day. We believe what best sets the Shade Tree apart from other facilities is it’s small size and very personal and individual care. Staff takes very seriously the individual needs of each and every resident, listening to what they want and consulting with family and doctors to provide the best and safest care for each resident. Exercise, music, bingo and many other activities are provided on a weekly basis. Pastoral care is given by pastors of the residents. Opportunities to attend services in the community are provided. Birthday parties and community parties are a festive part of celebrating life at Shade Tree. Although not specifically specialized in any one particular area, all staff is continually being trained in many areas so the staff can best attend to the needs of the individuals who call the Shade Tree their home. This is done so the Shade Tree can continue to be a home, a shelter, and a family for the residents who call Shade Tree their home. Shade Tree also provides respite care for families and short term rehabilitation stays as well as long term living.
    All genders welcome
    Care Options
    Licensed nursing care provided for eight (8) or less hours per day
    No licensed physician care provided
    Personal Assistance
    Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    Foot care
    Sitting, standing, walking, and getting in and out of bed
    Medication management
    Care Services
    Dental care
    Physical therapy
    Residents may contract with an outside agency to bring in services
    Behavioral Support Offered for Residents Who...
    Yell, curse, or act verbally aggressive
    Do not sleep through the night
    Become disoriented
    Pace or rummage habitually
    Seek exits
    Need prompting for their personal care
    Diabetes Management Care
    Oral medication
    Self-administered insulin injection
    Health Condition Care
    Bariatric needs
    Broken bones
    Emphysema or other lung diseases
    Heart disease or heart failure
    Immune deficiency
    Incontinence and bladder management
    Memory loss
    Monitored intake of foods and liquids
    Multiple sclerosis
    Parkinson's disease
    Psychiatric conditions such as bipolar/manic depression or schizophrenia
    Tendency to fall
    Wound treatment
    Staff certifications and training:
    We have a once a month manditory team meeting which includes staff training on current health related issues as well as continual updating of certifications. Working towards every employee being home health aid certified.
    Memory Care
    Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Provided
    Stages of Alzheimer's Progression Accepted
    Stage 1: no impairment
    Stage 2: very mild decline
    Stage 3: mild decline
    Stage 4: moderate decline
    Stage 5: moderate, mid-stage
    Stage 6: moderately severe
    Stage 7: severe, late-stage
    Services for Alzheimer's or Dementia Residents
    Family members able to join at mealtime
    Family members able to participate in care plan
    Specially trained staff
    Safe wandering areas
    Regular assessments by interdisciplinary staff
    Environment that is easy to navigate
    Daily planned recreational and social activities
    Activities tailored to residents' abilities
    Diminished abilities or stage of disease that would result in a transfer or discharge:
    When a resident's care requires the use of a lift of mechanical means. When a resident becomes violent and/or verbally abusive and becomes a danger to the other residents and staff.
    Short Term and Temporary Stay Options
    Respite care
    Rehabilitation care
    Pet Types Allowed
    No smoking is allowed on the premises
    Residents may bring their own furniture
    Security Features
    24 hour up and awake night staff
    Door alarms
    New staff subject to criminal background check
    Transportation and Parking Options
    Transportation provided by facility
    Resident parking
    Guest parking
    Room Amenities
    Air conditioning
    Cable hook up
    Full-service kitchen
    Private courtyard or patio
    Private telephone line
    Walk-in shower
    Opened in:
    Number of residents: 9
    Dietary Options
    Low sodium meals
    Low sugar diet and meals
    Meals Provided
    Dining Styles
    Restaurant style
    Family style
    Room service as needed
    On-Site Services
    Activity director
    Beautician and/or barber
    Designated family visiting area
    Gym and/or fitness center
    Guest dining
    Laundry room(s)
    Laundry service
    TV, media room, or theater
    Other recreational activities:
    Local Pastors of churches of the residents come in once a month and conduct communion services. Bingo is provided at least three times a week by volunteers. A volunteer does devotions with residents two evenings a week. Volunteers provide musical entertainment one to three times a week. Volunteers come on a regular basis to play cards and do other activities with the residents. Our Activity director provides exercise, crafts, individual outings and other activities on a regular basis for the residents. Our Activity and volunteer coordinators regularly visit with residents to talk over what the residents want in regard to activities and other needs.
    Payment Sources Accepted
    HUD or other subsidy
    Long term care insurance
    Private funds
    VA benefits
    Variable rent or other fees based on age, income and/or other qualifications
    MN Housing With Services
    Issued by Minnesota Department of Health
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