Episcopal Homes: More than a place to live | Lillie Suburban Newspapers

Ask residents what they like best about living at Episcopal Homes of Minnesota, and nearly all will reply, “The people!”

From the caring, attentive staff to the many new friendships they’ve formed, the residents say Episcopal Homes is more than a place to live; it’s a place to embrace life. 

With its wide range of housing options and services, they say Episcopal Homes has helped them optimize life and freed them from the hassles of managing a house. 

“We have the full continuum of care,” says Director of Communications Heidi Elmquist. “People can move in at an independent level, including affordable housing for seniors, and as needs change higher levels of care are available.”

She explains active seniors are attracted to Episcopal Homes’ spacious independent living apartments at Cornelia House, where there’s professional onsite management, underground parking, a shuttle bus, and a host of planned events and activities, including concerts by professional musicians.

If residents need more assistance at some point, they can continue living on the Episcopal Homes campus, which has several levels of care, including assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing facilities. There’s even short-term transitional care for people who are between a hospital stay and returning to their home.

Resident Jerry Quinn says, “It’s an unbelievable environment. Senior housing is another phase of life, but it’s a beautiful phase.”

He explains that new people moving to Episcopal Homes find a welcoming community where the residents, along with the staff, make a tremendous effort to create an environment conducive to feeling at home. 

“One thing about this place is, it has a strong, cooperative thrust. It’s the staff, but it’s the residents as well. My experience has just borne that out.” 

Jerry says he wasn’t sure what to expect at first, “but everybody was just absolutely wonderful.” 

Now he is a member of the Friendship Club, a group…

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