Near Minneapolis, The Birches’ skilled nursing in Plymouth, MN, combines high-quality nursing care with a friendly, homelike environment where everyone is treated like family. Open to seniors from around the country, our highly trained staff of RNs and LPNs provide personalized short- and long-term inpatient care. Our warm and inviting atmosphere offers a wide variety of social, recreational and cultural activities to help promote socializing and friendship. In a recent patient survey, 95% of those who received care at The Birches were satisfied with their stay and would recommend us to a friend.
“With each passing year, we had become more and more aware of our need to plan our golden years.”
— Rick and Bonnie Weathermon, residents
Services and amenities include:
- Licensed nursing associates on-site 24/7
- Assistance with activities of daily living
- Medication management
- Chef-prepared, restaurant-style meals
- Calendar of activities and social events
- All-private suites with a refrigerator, microwave and private bathroom
- Outdoor sitting area
- Private family room
- Multipurpose room
- Laundry service
- All utilities paid, including cable and local phone service
- Salon and day spa
- 24-hour security
- Emergency response system
Staff at The Birches is trained in the Struthers Parkinson’s Center TULIPS (Time, Understanding, quality of Life, Increased awareness, Pills on time, and Support) program. The training modules simulate the symptoms of Parkinson’s to help give team members a better understanding of living with this disease. They also learn the causes, common symptoms, current treatment options, and how to best care for someone with Parkinson’s. The end result is increased empathy and understanding of how to help each resident living with Parkinson’s maintain their independence.
Skilled nursing frequently asked questions
Skilled nursing is for those who need around-the-clock care. At The Birches, that care is provided by licensed professionals, including a medical director, lead physician, nurse practitioner, RNs, LPNs, certified nurse aides and certified medication aides. We also offer custom programs to help maximize social interaction.
These are some conditions that often require skilled care for seniors:
- Congestive heart failure
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Cardiac failure
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Other major illness
- Hip or bone fracture
- Fall-related injury
- Orthopedic surgery
- Severe osteoarthritis
Short-term nursing care may be needed after a surgery, illness or other medical condition that’s expected to improve. Potential candidates for long-term nursing care include those who are dealing with an ongoing health condition or disability, chronic or severe pain, a chronic medical condition, permanent disability, or dementia.
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