Dementia Care

Dementia Umbrella

Dementia is the broad term for many different types of diseases that cause memory impairment. Although the general approach to care remains the same, each type of memory loss presents care staff with unique situations. That is why our care staff at English Rose Suites are trained to know how to interact with residents that have different types of dementia.

Our highly trained care staff at English Rose Suites receive a minimum of 8 hours of training focused on dementia care, which includes understanding each disease process and how that affects approaches to cares and engagement, before staff are introduced to the residents. An important part of our dementia training focuses on how each type of dementia affects the brain differently which helps provide the best quality care. English Rose Suites’ dementia training focuses on the following forms of dementia:

The ability of our staff and training is not just limited to dementia.  We have supported many residents affected by different types of physical and mentally challenging diseases such as:

At English Rose Suites we truly understand that each person’s journey is unique and requires a different approach to cares, engagement and management.  It is our unique approach that sets us apart, looking at the whole person and approaching care from a truly holistic standpoint.  When caring for the residents we do so as a team and include family members and our staff so that we can ensure the highest level of support is given to the individual. 

Our staff also receive on-going training to help them support each resident as their disease progresses.  We care for our residents right up to the end of life and help support them through each new transition on their journey.

Dementia Umbrella Kate Swaffer Diagnosed With Alzheimers Or Another Dementia New Holland Publishers 2016
Swaffer, K & Low, LF. (2016). "Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another dementia: A practical guide for what's next for people with dementia, their families and care partners", New Holland Publishers: Sydney, p 17.

English Rose Suites Featured in National Documentary

English Rose Suites was featured in the documentary, “Revolutionizing Dementia Care” along with seven other care environments from across the US. 

The film beautifully illustrates how people living with dementia can live full and meaningful lives focused on abilities and person-centered practices. While it shares the personal experiences of many individuals living with dementia, the film shows wonderful person-centered practices from eight memory care communities throughout the United States. Person-centered approaches are vital for the well-being of individuals living with dementia.
This documentary showcases innovative approaches that are being adopted to help those in memory care communities live more fulfilled lives.

"Revolutionizing Dementia Care"

Educational Discussion Panel

A viewing event of the documentary was held in May 2019,  followed by a panel discussion with medical, aging advocacy and care delivery experts to discuss the state of person-centered care.

The panel consisted of:

Bret Haake, MD
Clinical Neurologist with HealthPartners and Chief Medical Officer at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN

Karen Love
Executive Director of the Dementia Action Alliance in Washington, D.C.

Jayne Clairmont
Jayne Clairmont, Dementia Expert/Consultant 

Chris Johnson, MD
Head of Consultative Health and Medicine and primary medical doctor at English Rose Suites

Kirsten Voss
Daughter of an English Rose Suites resident

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To schedule a tour of our residences and discuss your loved one’s needs, call Vicki Martini, VP of Operations, at 612.275.5394 at any time. You may also contact us online. We strive to answer all your questions so that you can make a good decision about care for your family member living with dementia and other conditions.

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6400 Timber Ridge
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Edina, MN 55439