High-quality care for your loved one.

When your loved one needs 24/7 skilled nursing care, you can trust The Birches for exceptional care in a homelike environment where everyone is treated like family. Our highly trained staff of RNs and LPNs provide personalized short- and long-term inpatient care to meet your needs. Residents enjoy a warm and inviting atmosphere with 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.

Trillium Woods’ senior health center, The Birches, is one of only 10% of communities in Minnesota to earn a 5-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • All utilities paid, including cable and local phone service
  • Salon and day spa
  • 24-hour security
  • Emergency response system

View of our skilled nursing floor plan.


Team members at The Birches are 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)
  • Stroke
  • Cardiac failure
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • 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.

Our skilled nursing team members receive specialized training in common symptoms of Parkinson’s and how to care for someone living with Parkinson’s disease. Team members are dedicated to helping each resident living with Parkinson’s maintain their independence and live their best life.

Yes. We accept direct admissions into skilled nursing on a case-by-case basis, depending on availability.