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2020 Becker County

Care Guide

PROVIDING SERVICES TO SENIORS AND THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS


Great Membership & Program

Options for Older Adults!

DO YOU HAVE

SilverSneakers ®, Silver & Fit ®, Renew Active or another Medicare Advantage insurance? You may be eligible for a FREE membership to The Center! Walking track, pool, free fitness orientations, cardio machines, free classes and more!

ARE YOU 50 AND OLDER? Check out our Engage Program! Social, learning and fitness activities every month!

To find out if your health plan offers a FREE MEMBERSHIP OPTION or for more information on all we have to offer, please contact Kim Bettcher at 218-844-4221 ext. 108 or Kim@dlccc.org

826 Summit Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN

www.DLCCC.org


WELC COME

LEAH H HOCHSTEIN, APRN N, A AGNP-C Geriatric M Mediccine

Leah Hochstein, APRN, AGNP-C is joining the Sanford team you know and trust to deliver expert care. She sees patients in a nursing home and assisted/senior living facility within the community. She treats a variety of complex medical conditions, including: • Complex medical conditions • Dementia • Diabetes • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease • Congestive heart failure • Kidney disease • Advanced care planning • End of life issues

038003-00222 1/20

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TABLE OF CONTENTS EMERGENCY NUMBERS............................... 6 ADVOCACY SERVICES.................................... 8 Becker County Veterans Service Officer.....................................8 Consumer Protection...............................................8 County Coordinator on Aging.............................8 Landlord/Tenant Rights..........................................8 Ombudsman................................................................8 White Earth Tribal Council...................................9 ALTERNATIVE AND HOLISTIC HEALTH SERVICES.................. 9 The Healing Hub........................................................9 DAILY SUPPORT SERVICES.......................... 9 Adult Day Care............................................................9 Chore Services........................................................... 14 Counseling/Support Groups................................ 14 Driving Evaluation and Safety........................... 15 Foot Care...................................................................... 15 Nutrition...................................................................... 18 Senior Centers (Dining & Meals on Wheels)............................ 18 Transportation.......................................................... 18 FINANCIAL & LEGAL SERVICES................ 19 Becker County Human Services........................ 19 Legal Services of Northwest MN ...................... 19 Mahube Community Council............................. 19 Social Security Administration.........................22 White Earth Reservation Tribal Council........................................................22 HOUSING SERVICES....................................22 Adult Foster Care.....................................................22 Housing With Services..........................................22 4 | 2020 BECKER COUNTY CARE GUIDE

General Housing Information............................22 Home Modification and Accessibility...................................................22 USDA Rural Development...................................23 Nursing Homes.........................................................24 Senior Independent Living..................................24 IN-HOME SERVICES.....................................24 Home Health Care...................................................24 Hospice.........................................................................28 Life Line Services.....................................................28 Becker County Long Term Care Consultation ..........................................................28 LIFE ENRICHMENT/ EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES.........28 Community Education..........................................28 Employment...............................................................28 Volunteer/Community Service Programs..................................................................29 MEDICAL SERVICES.....................................29 Clinics/Medical Centers........................................29 Medical Supplies......................................................30 Pharmacies.................................................................30 VETERANS RESOURCES..............................30 ARTICLES Intergenerational contact helps prevent elder abuse.................................10 Steps involved with estate planning................ 12 The benefits of preplanning your funeral............................................................ 16 When is the right time to leave ‘home’?..................................................... 20 10 tips to help you live to 100..............................26


WELCOME Welcome to the 2020 edition of the Becker County Care Guide. Inside you will find a list of programs, businesses, organizations and agencies in Becker County, Minnesota. The listings provide a resource and referral guide for seniors, disabled individuals and residents. Every effort has been made to provide current information. We apologize for any errors or omissions made in this edition. The Becker County Care Guide is brought to you by the Becker County Senior Network. Our organization is made up of businesses, agencies and individuals who are interested in promoting the well-being of the senior and disabled population of Becker County. The Becker County Senior Network would like to thank Detroit Lakes Newspapers for their generous contribution towards the printing and distribution of this directory. Disclaimer: This information was compiled as a public service project. Every effort was made to provide complete and accurate information. Listings do not necessarily serve as endorsements. We apologize for any inadvertent error or omission and ask that you bring these to our attention.

If you are unsure of exactly what you need, refer to: Minnesota Senior LinkAge Line: 1-800-333-2433 or www.MinnesotaHelp.info They can assist you in locating resources and securing services. For Local Assistance call: Becker County Senior Coordinator Loretta Gjerde (218) 847-1385 or 1-888-458-1385

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EMERGENCY NUMBERS

EMERGENCY 911

LAKES CRISIS & RESOURCE CENTER 218.847.7446

Provides direct services to victims of violence.

MINNESOTA POISON CONTROL 1.800.222.1222 ESSENTIA ST. MARY’S HEALTH EMS EMERGENCY 911 218.847.0817 (Ambulance) LAKELAND MENTAL HEALTH CENTER 218.847.1676 Outpatient mental health services for all ages available.

NORTH MEMORIAL AMBULANCE SERVICE EMERGENCY 911 218.732.5255 Serves Hubbard and Eastern Becker Counties

WHITE EARTH AMBULANCE SERVICE EMERGENCY 911 218.983.3286 VULNERABLE ADULT REPORTING Minnesota State Reporting for the General Population: 844.880.1574 Mandated Reporters Only: mn.gov/dhs/reportadultabuse

BECKER COUNTY SHERIFF 218.847.2661

LINX

a cure for acid reflux

Are you suffering from painful acid reflux? Are you tired of taking medication to control that pain? LINX is a minimally invasive, permanent solution to chronic acid reflux, and Tri-County Health Care is one of only nine hospitals in Minnesota to be certified for the procedure. David Kloss, M.D., FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon specially trained to perform this surgery.

» 85% of patients were free from dependence on daily reflux medication after treatment with LINX » 88% of patients reported that heartburn was eliminated after treatment with LINX » 99% of patients eliminated regurgitation after treatment of LINX

Don’t suffer any longer. Call 218-631-7581 to see how we can help. For more information, visit TCHC.org/linx. 6 | 2020 BECKER COUNTY CARE GUIDE

415 Jefferson St. N., Wadena


TOGETHER, WE CAN

LIVE HEALTHIER LIKE NOWHERE ELSE

Focused Rehab Get Better, Get Home.

Pre-arranging your memorial makes good sense

I

n times of grief, important decisions are difficult. In a family’s sorrow, selecting a marker shouldn’t be hurried. Planning for that time now, in advance of need, allows you to make sound, rational choices. The time is right to make this caring decision. Let us show you a selection of finely-crafted memorials.

218.334.4501

1710 Pebble Lake Road • Fergus Falls 218-736-3228 • 1-800-664-2549 FergusMonument.com

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ADVOCACY SERVICES Alzheimers Association of West Central MN 1.800.272.3900 Fergus Falls: 218.998.3603 American Cancer Society (National) 1.800.227.2345 Open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

American Diabetes Association Northern MN & ND Office 1323 23rd Street South Fargo, ND 58103 National Office: 1.888.342.2383

Arthritis Foundation – MN Chapter 1.800.333.1380 or 651.644.4108 Assurance Wireless - MN Lifeline Program 1.888.321.5880 Becker County Veterans Service Officer 218.846.7312 Assists veterans and their dependents in securing all benefits provided to them by law.

Better Business Bureau of ND and MN 651.699.1111 or 1.800.646.6222 www.thefirstBBB.org Cardiac Rehab Education Network Essentia Health St. Mary’s 218.844.0779 Consumer Protection - Minnesota Attorney General’s Office 1.800.657.3787 St. Paul: 651.296.3353 Provides information and mediation services in connection with consumer complaints about business products and services.

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Becker County Senior Coordinator Loretta Gjerde 218.847.1385 or 1.888.458.1385 Assits with connecting seniors to resources and services in Becker County.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services 1.800.456.7589 Services include long term loan of TTY’s, amplifiers, signalers, assistance and advocacy.

Family Resource Center 218.844.5217 Mediation service/Family Group Counseling

Freedom Resource Center Support for Independent Living for Disabled Individuals

1.800.450.0459 Fergus Falls: 218-998-1799 HOME Line Tenant Hotline 1.866.866.3546

Free legal information for renters.

Lakes Crisis and Resource Center 218.847.7446 or 1.877.754.9683 Landlord/Tenant Rights MN Attorney General’s Office

1.800.657.3787

Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota 1.800.450.8585 or Moorhead: 218.233.8585 Lawhelpmn.org Ombudsman Heather Anderson 651.724.0187 or 651.431.2555 1.800.657.3591 Toll Free, TDD/TTY Call 711 Will investigate concerns, mediate disputes, advocate for seniors, and provide information and education to consumers.


Practical Health Solutions Dr. Joan D. Waters, Naturopathic Doctor LPN 970.482.2010

State Services for the Blind/Low Vision Moorhead Office

1.800.657.3755 or 218.236.2422 White Earth Tribal Council 1.800.950.3248 or 218.983.3285 Serves senior citizens of White Earth Reservation.

ALTERNATIVE AND HOLISTIC HEALTH SERVICES THE HEALING HUB Aspen Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Tabitha Olsen-Bergman, L.Ac. 218.422.5920 Integrative Therapies & Wellness Erin N. Lindberg, OTR/L 218.850.8308

Reflexology by Wendi 218.209.2293

DAILY SUPPORT SERVICES ADULT DAY SERVICES Includes a daily program of activities, meals, personal and health services.

Ecumen Detroit Lakes Adult Day Services Detroit Lakes: 218.847.4486 Perham Living Adult Day Service Perham: 218.347.1800

Generally costs less than a nursing home for a private room

Diamond Willow Assisted Living 001829703r1

Memory, Medical & Physical Care

Diamond Willow Assisted Living specializes in caring for seniors with advancing medical, physical, memory care and Alzheimer needs. With industry-leading staffing ratios, we have led the way in creating a smaller setting, with the ambiance of home. Truly, a fabulous alternative to a nursing home.

1558 Randolph Road, Detroit Lakes, MN 218-841-2200 www.diamondwillow.com We accept medicaid assistance, private pay and long term care insurance 2020 BECKER COUNTY CARE GUIDE | 9


Intergenerational contact helps prevent elder abuse

E

lder abuse is much more prevalent than you might think. All around us, seniors are being financially exploited, neglected and subjected

to physical and psychological violence. That is exactly why World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is held every year. The goal of this special event, which takes place on June 15, is to help us all recognize that elder abuse is an urgent public-health and human-rights problem.

Many organizations around the world take ad-

contribute to destroying stereotypes between the

vantage of this day to organize awareness cam-

different generations and combatting ageism. Not

paigns. They share information and resources

only do they help prevent abuse, but intergenera-

about elder abuse and neglect, and they promote the value of respect and dignity for seniors as well. Would you like to get involved in the fight against elder abuse? One way to take action is to encourage intergenerational encounters. This helps raise awareness about the plight of seniors, who are

tional activities also have a positive effect on the well-being of all those involved. So, on this international awareness day, take good care of the elders around you and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Share a

often isolated in today’s society. These types of

word on social media about why this is important

meetings are especially useful for developing tol-

for all of us. By working together, we can put a stop

erance, respect and social responsibility. They also

to elder abuse and neglect.

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The Schuett Companies and CompassionCare Compassion and Care every day

Compassionate Care is at the heart of what we strive to deliver to each and every person we serve. Will work with you to create a plan that works with your schedule as well as with your priorities. Stay in the home that you love and we will bring the care to you. CompassionCare will help you with your household chores, leaving you more time and energy to spend doing what you enjoy most! We invite you to visit with our knowledgeable and caring referral nurse to learn more about what we have to offer you. CompassionCare is now providing Skilled Nursing Services under Medicare. Now, you have even more options for nursing care, and options for pay sources. Please call and schedule your complimentary consultation today. Please contact DeAnn Krupich, RN @ 218-477-1008 or email dkrupich@schuettcares.com.

www.schuettcares.com

Compassion Care family taking care of you in the comfort of your own home 2020 BECKER COUNTY CARE GUIDE | 11


Steps involved with estate planning

A

lthough inevitable, death is an emotional subject that’s difficult to discuss. While estate planning can make people uncomfortable, it is an es-

sential part of securing assets for future generations and can make a death in the family easier for loved ones to handle.

Estate planning is an umbrella term that refers to

GETTING STARTED

a host of things that must be done prior to a person’s

Estate planning should begin early in a person’s

death, including writing a will and even making fu-

life, especially for young parents. It’s easy to talk

neral arrangements. Estate planning attempts to

about saving for a home or retirement, but it’s not

eliminate financial uncertainties and maximize the

so simple to discuss who will care for your children

value of an estate, and allows men and women to

should you die while they are still minors.

state their wishes with regard to long-term healthcare and guardianship for their children. When done right, estate planning can prevent family feuds and ensure that the deceased’s estate stays in the hands of family rather than being relegated to the government. Estate planning can be a complex process, so men and women should seek help to ensure the process goes smoothly. 12 | 2020 BECKER COUNTY CARE GUIDE

Those who are not able to sort through these answers on their own should enlist the help of an attorney or a financial adviser, both of whom can take some of the emotion out of the discussion and put it in more practical terms.

THE WILL A will is an important component of estate planning. Without clearly and legally spelling out your


wishes, there is no guarantee that those wishes will be honored. It will be up to a state or province to make potentially life-altering decisions that can impact your surviving family members, and the only way to ensure your wishes will be carried out is to put them into a will. Although men and women can write their own wills, many people prefer to seek the assistance of an attorney, who can make sure all necessary details are included in the will.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Another aspect of estate planning concerns funeral arrangements. Many people prefer to make their own funeral and burial plans so that these heart-wrenching decisions do not fall on the shoulders of grieving family members. Funeral planning may include choosing a burial plot, selecting a casket, indicating cremation, and paying for everything in advance so there is no financial burden on surviving family members. According to the funeral planning website Efuneral.com,

MEDICAL DIRECTIVES In addition to a will, estate planning includes your

the average cost of a funeral in the United States

wishes if you become incapacitated or suffer from a

in 2012 was more than $8,500 for a burial service

serious medical condition that precludes you from

and $3,700 for a cremation. That’s a considerable

making decisions about your care and finances.

expense that you may not want surviving family

Spouses can be named to make important health de-

members to pay.

cisions, but you may want to indicate other informa-

Estate planning is a process that is difficult to

tion, such as life support measures or organ donation,

discuss, but one that is essential to maximize

as well. If you have strong opinions on treatment,

your assets and ensure your end-of-life wishes

medical directives and living wills are a necessity.

are honored.

NORTHLAND MONUMENT INC DENT LAKES GRANITE 923 5th Street Hawley, MN 56549 (218) 483-3337 www.hawleyseniorliving.com An Assisted Living located about 20 miles from20the Fargo-Moorhead An Assisted Living located about miles from the area at 923 5th Street in Hawley, offer aincombination of high quality Fargo-Moorhead areaMinnesota. at 923 5thWe Street Hawley, Minnesota. We offerand a combination of hightoquality accommodations and accommodations supportive services older adults who require assistance with supportive services to older adults who require assistance activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, medication administration with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and more. medication administration and more.

Dent Office - Dent Lakes Granite 37243 State Hwy. 108, Dent, MN 56528

Monuments Markers, Slants, Hearts, Benches & Custom Monuments

218-758-2187 Toll Free: 800-648-7831

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Offering Assistance to Daily Living

Family Owned & Operated since 1984 • Offices in Dent, Anoka & Longville, MN

Featuring • 44 private rooms with private bathrooms on one level • Tub spa / Shower rooms • 24 Hour Awake Staff • 3 meals daily, multiple coffee/snacks • Light housekeeping daily, regular housekeeping weekly

• Onsite personal laundry & linen service • Emergency Call System • Planned social and recreational activities • Payment Sources include Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI), Elderly Waiver (EW), Private Insurance & Private Pay 001541127r1

Tabitha Olsen-Bergman L.A.C. 115 Willow St. Suite 4, Detroit Lakes Mn 56501

www.northstarnursing.com

www.aspenacu.com • 218-422-5920 Now accepting most insurances. 2020 BECKER COUNTY CARE GUIDE | 13


CHORE SERVICES Frazee Neighbor to Neighbor/Living at Home Block Nurse Program for Frazee and Vergas area Elders

218.334.3559 Helping Hands

Volunteer led program that provides minor repairs for the frail elderly/disabled

218.844.7141

Mahube-OTWA CAP, Inc Homemaking and Chore Program, 60+ 218.847.1385

COUNSELING SERVICES/ SUPPORT GROUPS Alcoholics Anonymous/Alanon Mtg. House 218.844.9970 Detroit Lakes 877.833.2327 District Helpline

Diabetic Support Group Essentia Health St. Mary’s, Cindy Bailey

218.847.5611

Drake 218.847.1329 Glenmore Recovery Center Crookston/Thief River Falls, MN Inpatient & outpatient chemical dependency counseling

1.800.584.9226 or 218.281.9511 Grief Support Groups Hospice of the Red River Valley Groups for adults, widows, widowers, and youth journeys

218.847.9493 or 1.800.237.4629 David-Donehower Funeral & Cremation Service, Valerie Knudsvig, LSW

218-847.4147 or 218.849.9364 www.daviddonehower.com

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group Ecumen Detroit Lakes Essentia Health St. Mary’s 218.847.4486

Lakeland Mental Health Center

Alzheimer’s Assoc. of West Central MN 1.800.272.3900

Lakes Counseling Center

Information, support, health care, and health care planning.

Coffee Club Holy Rosary Church, Tuesdays

218.847.1393

Compassion House 218.844.5782 Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Services include long term loan of TTY’s, amplifiers, signalers, assistance and advocacy.

Office: 1.800.456.7589 Z5VP: 218.303.9495

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Outpatient mental health services for all ages available.

218.847.1676

Outpatient drug and alcohol counseling

218.847.0696 Lakes Crisis & Resource Center Provides direct services to victims of violence

218.847.7446

Lakewood Health Systems Lakewood Reflections Acute Care Behavioral Unit

218.894.1515

Long Term Care Consultations Becker County Human Services

218.847.5628


Lutheran Social Services of MN 1.800.488.4146 - Caregiver support. 218.847.0629 Mobile Mental Health Crisis Response Phone Support & Mobile Dispatch 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Help for you on the phone or in person

FOOT CARE Frazee Neighbor to Neighbor Monthly foot care clinics held at Frazee Care Center, Neighbor to Neighbor and Vergas Assisted Living

218.334.3559

1.800223.4512

Multiple Sclerosis Society 1.800.344.4867 or 612.335.7900 Parkinson’s Support Group Ecumen Detroit Lakes

218.847.4486

Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Professional

LAKE MEDI- S VAN ®

LAKES MEDI-VAN Special Long Distance Rates • MA Approved 7 Days A Week • State Certified • I.C.C. Authority FOR SPECIALIZED TRANSPORTATION CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-422-0976 MN OR 847-1729 P.O. Box 1053 • Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Assessments for mental health needs

218.844.6853

State Services for the Blind Fergus Falls Office

218.395.0245

White Earth Services Alcoholics Anonymous/Substance Abuse

218.983.3286 ext 1297 or 1.800.950.3248 ext 1297

Are you turning 65?

Call your local, licensed Humana sales agent

Louis "Joe" Courneya

701-809-8014 701-809-8014 (TTY: (TTY:711) 711)

White Earth Services Geriatric Social Services

218.935.5554 ext 3261 or 1.800.763.8629 ext 3261

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Tribal Mental Health

218.983.3286

DRIVING EVALUATION/SAFETY

www.jeffersonhearingaid.com Call for an Appointment 800-631-4946 or 218-371-7127

Sanford 701.280.4070

For all your Hearing Care Services

Hearing aid fittings, repairs, batteries & accessories Washington Square Mall Suite 15A 808 Washington Ave Detroit Lakes

Driver evaluation program offered by occupational therapist. Also car adaptation/services 001818612r1

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The benefits of preplanning your funeral

C

oping with the death of a loved one is never easy. Dealing with a sudden, unexpected death of a beloved friend or family member can be

even more difficult, especially for those people who have to make important financial decisions while grieving.

To remove the burden and stress associated with

Preplanning a funeral may sound morbid, as few

funeral planning, many adults preplan their fu-

people want to think about their deaths or discuss

nerals. Adults can be as specific as they prefer to

dying with their families. But there are numerous

be when preplanning their funerals, and doing so

benefits to preplanning funerals.

gives relatives peace of mind knowing that their

î Žâ€‚ Preplanning provides time to make the best

loved ones’ funeral services were conducted in ac-

decisions. Men and women who preplan their

cordance to their own wishes.

funerals have ample time to decide just what

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they want their memorial services to be like and how they want to fund those services. Men and women trusted to make those decisions upon the death of a loved one will need to make those decisions more quickly and likely won’t be in the correct frame of mind to make decisions that will honor their loved one’s legacy.   Preplanning ensures your wishes are honored. Those who formalize their funeral plans will ensure their wishes are honored. That can give men and women peace of mind and will provide peace of mind to the loved ones they leave behind, who can attend funeral services knowing those services are being conducted in adherence to their loved one’s wishes. Even men and women who discuss their wishes for their funerals with loved ones may not have those wishes honored if they are not put in writing.   Preplanning can help control costs. Preplanning often includes people setting aside money for their funerals before they pass away. Knowing that a funeral, which can be expensive, is already paid for can provide additional peace of mind. Instead of worrying that their relatives will be forced to handle the burden of financing their funerals, men and women who preplan can rest easy knowing their insurance money and life’s savings will be going to their surviving loved ones and not toward paying for funeral expenses.   Preplanning protects families faced with sudden death. Few people want to think about their deaths, and fewer still want to think about dying suddenly and/or dying young. Preplanning a funeral and setting money aside early can protect and help families faced with sudden deaths. That can be especially important for young parents, who won’t want to leave their spouses and children financially destitute should they suddenly pass away. Preplanning a funeral may not be something to look forward to, but doing so can protect families and provide some peace of mind.

The Choice Is Yours! In today’s economy healthcare facilities are competing for patient services. It is imperative that you shop for healthcare services, just as you shop for automobiles, furniture and clothing. n You’ve seen your doctor and they

indicate that you need to have an MRI test. Did you know that you can go wherever you would like to go for your medical care? n We encourage you to shop for the best priced and most readily available service provider that is right for you. By doing so, you will be able to control your care, while saving money for both you and your insurer. We accept all major insurances including Medicare, Medicaid and Workers Comp. n Community MRI is an independent provider of MRI services, so we are not driven by pressures of clinic or hospital administrators to self-refer patient services. n We offer competitive pricing and

cash discounts for those with high-deductible insurance plans. Call us for a quote. n Our number one goal is your health and well-being; call 218.847.6300 to conveniently schedule your appointment.

American College of Radiology Accredited Open Monday through Friday for Detroit Lakes and the surrounding area. Brent Smith

MRI Technologist B.S.R.T. (R)(MR)(ARRT)

1252 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 (218) 847-6300 phone n (218) 847-6303 fax 2020 BECKER COUNTY CARE GUIDE | 17


FOOT CARE Healthy Alternatives Essentia Health St. Mary’s 218.847.0894 Services include monthly foot care clinics, wellness screenings, educational opportunities, and provider discounts.

NUTRITION/SENIOR CENTERS

CONGREGATE DINING AND MEALS ON WHEELS SITES Detroit Lakes Senior Nutrition Center and Meals on Wheels 218.847.5823 Elbow Lake Community Center Senior Dining 218.734.2315

Becker County Food Pantry 218.846.0142

Lake Park City Center Senior Dining 218.238.5336

Becker County Food Support (SNAP referrals) 218.847.5628

Naytahwaush 218.935.5554 ext 3237

Detroit Lakes Nutrition Center 218.847.5823 Homestyle Direct Home delivered meals / elderly waiver

1.866.735.0921 Mom’s Meals

Home delivered meals / elderly waiver

1.866.971-6667 www.momsmeals.com

Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS) Supplemental USDA food packages to income eligible seniors.

218.847.1385

Osage Senior Dining: Dining Club at Osage Bait and Tackle Restaurant (OBT)

218.573.3990

Pine Point Elder Center 218.573.2210 White Earth Senior Dining 218.983.3286 ext 1266

TRANSPORTATION Becker County Transit System 218.847.1674 or 1.888.847.1674 CCRT Shuttle Bus (Otter Express) 218.998.3002

Ruby’s Pantry—M State 218.847.5213

CHR - Community Health Rep - White Earth 218.983.4654

White Earth Health Program 218.983.3286 ext 1266

DL Taxi Service 218.847.3456

White Earth Food Distribution 218.935.2233

Medi-Van 1.800.422.0976 or 218.847.1729

White Earth Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 218.983.3286 ext 1395 18 | 2020 BECKER COUNTY CARE GUIDE

Transports individuals to non-emergency medical appointments anywhere in and out of state. Self-pay or Medicaid.


Neighbor to Neighbor Living At Home/Block Nurse Program Volunteer program for Frazee and Vergas elders

218.334.3559

People’s Express - Wadena 1.800.450.0123 or 218.631-2909 White Earth Drivers 218.983.6317

FINANCIAL & LEGAL SERVICES Becker County Human Services 218.847.5628 Services include SNAP, General Assistance, Emergency, and Non-Emergency Assistance, Medical Assistance

Becker County Veterans Service 218.846.7312 Assists veterans and their dependents in securing benefits provided to them by law.

Legal Services of Northwest MN (Income based)

Moorhead: 1.800.450.8585 Bemidji Office: 1.800.450.9201 Alexandria Office: 1.800.450.2552 Services include civil legal services to persons 60 years of age or older, or disabled individuals

Mahube-OTWA CAP, Inc. 218.847.1385; 1.888.458.1385 Services include: Energy Assistance, Health Insurance Counseling, Weatherization, Tax Aide, Housing

H Heather eathe,r ggrief rief sspecialist pecialist

Insist on care ffrrom the experts. (800) 237-46299 | www.hrrv.org 2020 BECKER COUNTY CARE GUIDE | 19


When is the right time to leave ‘home’?

F

ew people like to admit their age is affecting them. However, as we age, certain abilities become compromised, and it may no longer be practi-

cal for seniors to remain in their homes. Living comfortably on one’s own may be a signal

even before a relative really needs to change resi-

to an older adult that he or she still has indepen-

dences. Here are some steps to keep in mind.

dence. Taking away a license or suggesting a move

  Make sure to develop a strong relationship with

may cause feelings of animosity. But at some point

your loved one. Keep in frequent contact so you

in time, friends or family members of an aging se-

can best assess his or her living situation.

nior might need to broach the topic of moving to

  Talk things over with relatives to see if others

an assisted living facility. Such a discussion can be

feel the same way you do. Perhaps they have a

difficult, but having some evidence that a change

different point of view.

is necessary may make the news easier to process.

  If there are problems at home, make your case

Sometimes the older adult may have already made

by pointing them out. Show the elder adult how

the decision that a move is necessary, which will

day-to-day life has grown more difficult and

make the process even easier.

how certain burdens may be lifted by changing

Moving should never be a knee-jerk reaction un-

living situations.

less there is a sudden medical emergency that ne-

  Indicate that access to health care and a safe

cessitates fast action. Under normal circumstanc-

environment are some of the key benefits

es, moving should be a gradual process that begins

of moving to a senior community. Point out

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other benefits, such as companionship, activities, transportation, and the presence of a maintenance staff.   Do your research and have the names and amenities of different residences available to discuss. Request brochures from senior communities and offer to make trips to view the homes with your senior relative.   If the idea of a “home” is not what your loved one has in mind, discuss the options of moving in with a relative and if this would be a more comfortable situation.   You may need a mediator or help with finding the right fit for a loved one. Consider hiring a geriatric care manager to help you organize

New Tr a

nsitional Care Unit

Green Pine Acres Skilled Nursing Facility Long Term Care & Short Term Stay Rehabilitation Woodside Manor Assisted Living Assisted Living with Services Green Pine Acres Adult Day Services

You can count on Greenwood Connections to provide only the highest quality of care for yourself or your loved one

your thoughts and priorities regarding a senior living transition. Not every senior needs to leave home, but the topic should be broached if assistance with day-to-day activities is needed.

CONNECTIONS SENIOR LIVING 427 Main St NE, Menahga, Minnesota 56464 218-564-4101 Visit our website for more information:

www.greenwoodconnections.com

Assisting families with traditional and cremation services. Also helping families with their pre-planning needs. 304 3rd St SE – PO Box 327 Pelican Rapids MN 56572 218-863-2441

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Social Security Administration, Fargo Regional SSA Office, Fergus Falls 1.800.772.1213 To apply for a SSN, check earning’s record, apply for retirement, disability or survivor’s benefit payments, SSI, hospital/medical insurance under Medicare.

White Earth Reservation Tribal Council 218.983.3285 Provides special programs to low income people, including: energy saver program, food services, transportation, information and referral, energy assistance.

HOUSING SERVICES ADULT FOSTER CARE

Park Manor Estates 218.847.2636 Pelican Landing Independent living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care Support Apartments

1325 Pelican Lane Detroit Lakes MN 56501 218.847.7777 www.pelicanlandingmn.com

GENERAL HOUSING INFORMATION Mahube-OTWA CAP, Inc. 218.847.1385 or 1.888.458.1385 Housing services, fuel/energy assistance, home weatherization and homeless placement services.

Becker County Human Services 218.847.5628

Detroit Lakes Housing & Redevelopment Authority Rental Housing & Rent Assistance 218.847.7859

HOUSING WITH SERVICES

Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation — MMCDC 218.847.5641

Referral source for Adult Foster Home placement in Becker County.

Living arrangements in which health-related services are available to tenants; services vary.

Cottages at Ecumen Detroit Lakes Lamplighter Manor 218.847.4486 The Cottages 218.847.4486 The Madison 218.844.9420 Diamond Willow Advanced Care Assisted Living Detroit Lakes 218.846.0825 or 218.841.2200 Frazee/Vergas Assisted Living 218.334.4501 Vergas 218.342.2741 Golden Manor Detroit Lakes Memory Care Assisted Living

218.847.3195 or 218.844.3300 Lincoln Park Assisted Living 218.847.0894

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North Star Homes 1-866.333.6002 White Earth Reservation Housing/Authority 218.473.4663 or 1.800.726.4016

HOME MODIFICATION AND ACCESSIBILITY AARP (home modification resources) 1.888.687.2277 www.aarp.org Hovland Healthcare Products 218.443.5896 Mahube-OTWA CAP, Inc. Homemaking and Chore Program 218.847.1385 or 1.888.458.1385


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USDA Rural Development 218.847.5694 Low income families may obtain low interest loans and grants for repairs and home improvements. 115 W. Willow Street (in the Healing Hub) Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 970-482-2010 info@practicalhealthsolutions.com www.practicalhealthsolutions.com Providing you with the tools to live healthfully in this increasingly challenging world.

Providing Housing Assistance In Detroit Lakes Now Accepting applications for the following:

• High rise apartments with preference for those 50 and older/and or disabled • Family Housing: Family units are 3- to 4-bedroom family units • Housing Choice Vouchers (Rental Assistance Subsidy for low-income persons to live in privately owned units within the city of Detroit Lakes)

Options PLEASANT VIEW APARTMENTS- 1111 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes Building Accessibility: Accessible main entrance (zero step approach); Accessible public restroom Building Amenities: Community Room, Elevator, Near Public Park and Downtown, Secured Building, Beauty Shop, On-site Staff, Library, Laundry facilities on site, Resident Activities Utilities included in rent • Rent is based on income FAMILY HOMES-SCATTERED SITE • 3- and 4-bedroom units within Detroit Lakes • Remodeled Homes • Private yards

Dr. Joan D. Waters Naturopathic Doctor, LPN

“Down-to-earth medicine that works”

COUNTY OF BECKER

Veterans Service Office 915 Lake Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 E-Mail: lauri.brooke@co.becker.mn.us

218-846-7312 888-260-0580

DETROIT LAKES HOUSING AUTHORITY 1111 Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

218-847-7859

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NURSING HOMES Emmanuel Nursing Home (Ecumen Detroit Lakes) Long-Term Care Services, Memory Care, Respite, Therapy Center, Transitional Care

218.847.4486

Essentia St. Mary’s Health Oak Crossing Long Term Care, Transitional, Respite, Therapy

218.844.0789

Frazee Care Center Complex Trach & Ventilator Services, IV Therapy, Outpatient & Inpatient Rehabilitation, Respite, and Long Term Care Services

218.334.4501

Pelican Landing Independent living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care Support Apartments

1325 Pelican Lane Detroit Lakes MN 56501 218.847.7777 www.pelicanlandingmn.com

Sunnyside Care Center Lake Park Memory Care, Respite, Short-Stay & Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care Services

218.238.5944

SENIOR INDEPENDENT LIVING Biimaadiiziiwiin White Earth 218.983.4009 Lake Park Senior Housing 218.238.5532

Marigold Detroit Lakes 320.269.6640 ext 23 Park Manor Estates Detroit Lakes 218.847.2636 Park Village Lake Park 1.800.728-5401 Pelican Landing Independent living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care Support Apartments

1325 Pelican Lane Detroit Lakes MN 56501 218.847.7777 www.pelicanlandingmn.com Pleasant View Detroit Lakes 218.847.7859 Silver Birch Detroit Lakes 1.800.728.5401 Union Central Detroit Lakes 218.844.4711

White Earth Congregate Housing 218.983.3507 Winchester on Washington Detroit Lakes 218.847.0894

IN-HOME SERVICES HOME HEALTH CARE ACCRA Home Care 218.233.1000 Caring Hands, Sebeka 218.837.5572 or 888.290.5572

Lamplighter Manor– Ecumen Detroit Lakes 218.847.7768

CK Home Care 218.998.3778

Lincoln Park Senior Apartments Detroit Lakes 218.847.0894

Ecumen Home Health Care 218.847.4486

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Ecumen Detroit Lakes Senior Companions 218.844.8340


Essentia St. Mary’s Home Health 218.847.0808

Caring for Our Communities

HealthStar First Nations Home Health 218.983.3900

Services for low income, elderly and disabled residents. • Senior Homeless Project • Becker County NAPS Program • Becker County Senior Coordinator • Retired and Senior Volunteer Program - RSVP • Health Insurance/Medicare Counseling • Homemaking/Chore Services • Senior Exercise Groups • VITA Tax Aide Program • Weatherization and Energy Assistance • Caregivers Support

Home Instead Senior Care 1.866.678.1010 LB Homes 218.998.1400 LB Hospice & Homecare 218.998.1400 Lutheran Social Services Caregiver Respite Program Laura Rasmussen 218.220.7517 Minnesota Home Care 218.963.8899

847-1385 or Toll Free 1-888-458-1385 1125 West River Road • Detroit Lakes • www.mahube.org

North Star Nursing 1.800-535-5895 or 218.573.2238 Osage

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New Dimensions Home Care 218.739.5856 or 1.800.395.9949

Recover Health - Fergus Falls 218.321.2100 Right at Home - Detroit Lakes 218.235.2366

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115 Willow St. W. Suite 1 Detroit Lakes, MN Phone: 218-847-9678

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White Earth Nation Home Health 218.983.3286

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10 tips to help you live to 100 You want to live a long time and be healthy as well? Here are some tips to help you stay young at heart and healthy in body. 1. Stay active. Get moving! Go golfing, dancing, swimming or biking. Play tennis or do some gardening. To stay fit, do at least 150 minutes of moderate- to high-intensity physical activity per week and adopt an active lifestyle. For example, use the stairs instead of the elevator and walk or bike to get where you’re going whenever possible. 2. Watch your diet. A healthy, balanced diet improves your general well-being and is essential for controlling your weight, cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Follow the USDA’s MyPlate nutrition guide; eat less sugar and be moderate in your consumption of alcohol. 3. See your doctor on a regular basis. An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure, and

that’s why your doctor is your best ally. Have regular checkups and go for recommended screening tests. An early diagnosis can make all the difference in the event of illness. 4. Take care of yourself. Listen to your body, and see your dentist and optometrist regularly. Exercise your brain to keep your memory active, and splurge once in a while on beauty treatments or activities that boost your morale. 5. Get enough sleep. Lack of sleep increases irritability and reduces concentration. It also increases the risk of heart disease and certain cancers. For most people a good night’s rest involves at least eight hours of sleep.

Home is here at Riverview

At Riverview you’ll enjoy exceptional senior living with strong community spirit, a full array of amenities, lively social gatherings, and spiritually enriching services for seniors of all faiths. It’s why home is here. Call Maren at 701.237.4700 to schedule your personal tour today.

Everyt you ne hing e love – u d and n one ro der of!

Independent Living Assisted Living 5300 12th Street South Fargo, North Dakota homeishere.org

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6. Relax. Learn to manage your stress. Intense stress can cause insomnia and even skin rashes. It can also aggravate conditions such as high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. Take time for yourself and relax. Do yoga, learn to breathe properly, get a massage or read. In other words, slow down and smell the roses. 7. Quit smoking. Smoking increases the risk of lung cancer, heart disease and stroke. The sooner you quit, the sooner your body can recover and benefit from reduced chances of a premature death. 8. Cultivate your social life. Having a full social and emotional life helps you live longer and makes it easier to enjoy life’s little pleasures. Surround yourself with people you love, and spend time with your family. Volunteer, join a club or sports team and consider adopting a pet. Avoid isolating yourself, because doing so is harmful to your health. 9. Maintain your passions. It’s important to have fun and to have a hobby that you love. Set goals and objectives for yourself, whether it’s to improve your backhand in tennis or put in another flower bed in

your backyard. Working on projects helps you keep an active mind and high spirits. 10. Treat yourself. Go on a trip or change your decor. Buy some tickets for a show or go see a movie. Eat out, or invite someone in for a meal. Think about your own needs and spoil yourself a little. To live as long as possible, it’s important to stay young at heart and learn to see the positive side of things. Practice gratitude and appreciate what you have. Take every opportunity to laugh, and above all, make the most of the moment.

TENDER HEARTS HOME CARE Serving the Lakes Area for over seventeen years. Kerrie Steinbach, Owner 407 Carlund Parkway New York Mills, MN 56567

PCA Home Care, Respite & Homemaking services Phone: 218.385.3466

E-mail: tndhrt@arvig.net

Licensed and bonded with the State of Minnesota.

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Here to get YOU there!

• Work • After School activities • Shopping • Summer Rec • Dining • Banking • Medical Appointments • Socializing • College Classes • Easy to schedule • Professional Driver Staff

Monday to Friday 7am-6pm Saturday 10am-2pm • 218-847-1674 Toll Free 888-847-1674

1320 ROSSMAN AVENUE DETROIT LAKES, MN 56501

The Senior Living Community

where You Are the center of care pelicanlaningmncom 1325 Pelican Lane Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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HOSPICE Intensive comfort care that alleviates pain and suffering, enhancing quality of life for terminally ill patients and families by addressing their medical, emotional, spiritual, and grief needs. Services provided include grief support, resource libraries, counseling referrals and community education.

Hospice of the Red River Valley 218.847.1282 or 1.800.237.4629 Lakeland Hospice and Home Care 1.855.532.9300 or 218.998.1400 Otter Tail Co.

White Earth Long Term Care Consultation 218.983.3286 ext 1277

LIFE ENRICHMENT/ EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES COMMUNITY EDUCATION Audubon/Lake Park Community Education 218.238.5916 Ext. 2091 Frazee-Vergas Community Education 218.334.3181

LB Homes 218.998.1400

Detroit Lakes Community Education 218.847.4418

St. Joseph’s Health/CHI 1.800.566.3311

Minnesota State Community & Technical College 218.846.3700 or 1.877.450.3322

Hubbard Co.

LIFE LINE SERVICES Essentia St. Mary’s Home Health 218.847.0808 Ecumen Detroit Lakes VoiceCare Personal Response System 218.847.4486 or 218.844.9423 Perma Security 1.877.751.3902 or 218.844.7233 Bemidji

White Earth Tribal & Community College 218.935.0417

EMPLOYMENT Experience Works 1.800.842.4982 Rural Minnesota CEP Concentrated Employment Program 218.846.7377

Philips Lifeline 1.866.674.9900 ext 4363 Sunnyside Voice Care Personal Response System 218.238.5944

BECKER COUNTY LONG TERM CARE CONSULTATION Becker County Community Health 218.847.5628 Senior Linkage Line 1.800.333.2433

STEVEN SCHMIT, LISW Owner stevens@blueskyi.us Phone: 218.844.7591 Cell: 218.841.5793 Fax: 218.844.7591 Address: 801 Roosevelt Avenue, lower level Mail: PO Box 1491 Detroit Lakes, MN 56502 www.blueskyi.info

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VOLUNTEER/ COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS Ecumen Detroit Lakes Volunteer Services 218.844.7141

VOLUNTEER/ COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS Essentia St. Mary’s Volunteer Services 218.844.0709

Senior Companion Program & Community Caregivers — Ecumen Detroit Lakes 218.844.8340

MEDICAL SERVICES CLINICS/MEDICAL CENTERS Essentia 7 Day Clinic 218.846.9981

RSVP — Mahube-OTWA CAP, Inc. 218.847.1385 or 1.888.458.1385

Becker County Community Health — Human Services 218.847.5628

Neighbor to Neighbor LAH/ BNP Frazee and Vergas elders 218.334.3559

Essentia Health Clinic - St. Mary’s Detroit Lakes – 218.844.2347 Frazee – 218.334.7255 Lake Park – 218.238.5901

Services include individual support, coordination of health care needs, information and referral, transportation, grocery shopping, meals on wheels, foot care clinics, caregiver respite, serving those aged 65 years and older.

Essentia Health Urgent Care 218.844.2347 Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital 218.847.5611

NESS3 GRANITE WORKS 59 miles N. on Hwy

, Detroit Lakes

218-847-5191 • 800-309-5191

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CLINICS/MEDICAL CENTERS Sanford Clinic, Detroit Lakes 218.846.2000 White Earth Community Health 218.983.3286 White Earth Health Center (IHS) 218.983.4300 or 1.800.477.0125 Clinic Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Fargo 701.232.3241 or 800.410.9723

MEDICAL SUPPLIES ActivStyle, Inc. 612.520.9333 or 1.800.651.6223 Distributors of Tranquility incontinence products and medical supplies.

Hero - HealthCare Equipment Recycling Organization Providing access to affordable healthcare equipment and supplies

www.herofargo.org Fargo, ND 701.212.1921 Specialty 218.847.2837

Respiratory services, oxygen, and Durable medical equipment

Ecumen Pathstone Store Home Medical Equipment: Accredited Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider for elderly and disabled. Medicare certified.

218.847.4486

Lincare 218.847.5649 or 1.800.642.2240 Respiratory services, enteral nutrition and medical supplies

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Northwest Respiratory Services 1.800.232.0706 Respiratory services

ProvidaCare: Respiratory and Durable Medical Equipment 218.844.2273 Oxygen, CPAP, Nebulizers, Medical Supplies, Respiratory services

Wheelchairs Unlimited 218.847.2433

Specializes in wheelchairs, canes, walkers and scooters

PHARMACIES CVS Pharmacy Detroit Lakes 218.847.1484 D.L. Pharmacy Detroit Lakes 218.847.3537 Sanford Pharmacy, Detroit Lakes 218.846.2276 Seip Drug Frazee 218.334.3070 Thrifty White Drug Detroit Lakes: 218.847.9248 or 1.800.510.7497 Wal-Mart Detroit Lakes 218.847.7225

VETERANS RESOURCES Becker County MACV (MN Assistance Council for Veterans) Office: 218.722.8763 www.mac-v.org White House VA Helpline 855.948.2311


MAKING

LIFE BETTER Adult Day Services Wellness, Rehabilitation, & Therapy Center Independent Living Home Care & Community Services Long Term Care Memory Care

Pre-plan your stay with us today! 1415 Madison Avenue • Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 218-847-4486 • www.ecumendetroitlakes.org

Career Opportunities and Scholarships Available! located on beautiful Boyer Lake.

Long-Term Care Short-Stay & Rehabilitation Center Memory Care

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Becker County Care Guide  

2020 edition. Updated annually, this handy reference book includes a list of programs, organizations and agencies in Becker County, MN that...

Becker County Care Guide  

2020 edition. Updated annually, this handy reference book includes a list of programs, organizations and agencies in Becker County, MN that...