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Andrea L Thorstad, Adult Foster Care

2941 Hampshire Ave N
Crystal, MN 55427-3031
(763) 545-1950
Fax: (763) 545-1634
Services Offered:
Assisted Living
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    We offer our home; provide home-cooked meals, catering to the needs and tastes of each family member. Healthy eating is my specialty, no matter the diet restrictions. We have fun with exercise for any who are able or who just want to watch, and we provide activities according to the likes and abilities of our residents. I love my garden and am happy when others love it with me. Our home is in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to major thoroughfares, shopping malls and downtown. Our main focus is on the elderly whose families work, but want to keep them in a place like home where even the most impaired or the quietest ones will not be forgotten.
    All genders welcome
    Care Options
    No licensed nursing care provided
    No licensed physician care provided
    Personal Assistance
    Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    Catheter management
    Foot care
    Sitting, standing, walking, and getting in and out of bed
    Medication management
    Care Services
    Adult day care
    Massage therapy
    Support groups for patients
    Residents may contract with an outside agency to bring in services
    Behavioral Support Offered for Residents Who...
    Become disoriented
    Pace or rummage habitually
    Seek exits
    Need prompting for their personal care
    Diabetes Management Care
    Oral medication
    Self-administered insulin injection
    Staff-administered insulin injection
    Health Condition Care
    Bariatric needs
    Breathing support requiring oxygen
    Broken bones
    Developmental disabilities
    Emphysema or other lung diseases
    Heart disease or heart failure
    Incontinence and bladder management
    Memory loss
    Monitored intake of foods and liquids
    Tendency to fall
    Wound treatment
    Staff certifications and training:
    Staff is trained in managing medications, including all aspects of diabetes care; in the use of lifts for transfers; in use of medical equipment such as oxygen tanks, C-PAP, nebulizers, etc. Training on such equipment is done yearly with an RN. Training re care plans/individual changing needs is on-going.
    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
    Environment that is easy to navigate
    Activities tailored to residents' abilities
    Diminished abilities or stage of disease that would result in a transfer or discharge:
    We have been able to care for all conditions that we have encountered with our residents, including end of life care. If the doctors/family of our residents determine there is a need for skilled nursing care beyond that provided by home hospice programs, only then would such a person be discharged to another facility.
    Special care programs offered for Alzheimer's and Dementia residents:
    The special care provided in our family home is that of a loving family with a small staff of assistants that become part of our "extended family" allowing all to take care of personal business away from the home and enjoy regular respite. Residents are right in the midst of all family activity. No one is ever alone unless by choice they are in their own bedroom.
    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
    Door alarms
    Emergency in-room call system
    New staff subject to criminal background check
    Transportation and Parking Options
    Access to public transportation
    Transportation provided by facility
    Resident parking
    Guest parking
    Room Amenities
    Air conditioning
    Cable hook up
    Private telephone line
    Wheelchair access
    Opened in:
    This facility is a residential home
    Number of residents: 4
    Dietary Options
    Ethnic meals
    Gluten-free meals
    Low sodium meals
    Low sugar diet and meals
    Vegetarian meals
    Kosher meals prepared in a kosher kitchen available
    Meals Provided
    Dining Styles
    Family style
    Room service as needed
    On-Site Services
    Computer and internet access
    Laundry room(s)
    Laundry service
    TV, media room, or theater
    Other recreational activities:
    Nearby access to golf, Bible study groups (various religions), community center, etc.
    Payment Sources Accepted
    Long term care insurance
    Private funds
    VA benefits
    MN Adult Foster Care
    License No. 1023125
    Issued by Minnesota Department of Human Services
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