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Important COVID-19 update

October 19, 2020 At Benedictine Living Community-Rochester, our priority is the health, wellness and safety of our residents and associates. We are in very close communications with our state and local health officials to ensure we are taking all appropriate steps to prevent the spread of the virus. COVID-19 Update: Out of our concern for …

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Benedictine Living Community-Rochester addresses visitation modification

Earlier in August, the Minnesota Department of Health issued guidance on how senior living communities like Madonna Living Community can safely re-open to visitors while continuing to protect residents and staff from exposure to COVID-19. One of the key requirements is the campus must have been free from COVID-19 infections for 28 days. To ensure …

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Benedictine Living Community-Rochester announces new organizational name

The Benedictine Health System recently engaged in a system-wide rebranding initiative resulting in a new naming structure for its living communities, a new corporate logo, and a new organizational name: Benedictine. As part of this organizational rebranding, some Benedictine senior living communities in Rochester and Byron also will have new names. In Rochester, our new …

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Outdoor Visits FAQ

Now that our residents are able to do outdoor visits with family we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you navigate the next steps to seeing your loved one. If you have more questions, please reach out to the facility you are wanting to schedule a visit for. Outdoor Visits Frequently …

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2019 Resident Christmas Parties

Earlier this week, each campus hosted a Christmas party for their residents. This is a much anticipated event and has been a yearly occurrence for over 29 years. Staff from each department participate in a “talent show” for residents, and holiday treats were served. The annual Christmas party is also where the residents present their …

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Madonna Living Community Foundation Scholarships

Two very important scholarships are annually available as a benefit to all Madonna Living Community of Rochester employees with thanks to two very special past resident families who believe in our mission of service by providing these endowed scholarships customized to the benefactor’s wishes. Congratulations to the 2019 Dr. William P. Wharton $500 Scholarship winners: …

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Hearing Loop System

“I want my friends, colleagues, and future residents to understand and enjoy the spoken word.” stated Harold S. For nearly 36 million American adults, some degree of hearing loss affects their lives. About one in four use hearing aids which improve their quality of life. Even so, hearing aid users are challenged as a hearing …

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Integrative Health Services

Exploring and Discovering Integrative Health Services at Madonna Living Community Through Our Benedictine Health System Well Kits Integrative Health is a philosophy of care that focuses on the well-being of the whole person; body, mind and spirit. It is also known as complementary and alternative medicine or holistic care and incorporates a variety of practices …

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10 common misconceptions about nursing homes

Nursing homes today are a far cry from what they were in the past. Policies and procedures, staffing, training, facilities and quality of care have improved a great deal in the last couple of decades. Nevertheless, because misconceptions remain, people often unnecessarily fear the move to a nursing community. In fact, the term nursing home …

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Code Dove: “I was so moved…”

“It was mid-morning when I was enjoying my cup of coffee sitting on my balcony, staring out my 10th floor apartment balcony window, when I saw it. I was so moved by what I saw unfolding down below, a large group of people streaming out of the building of Madonna Towers’ Skilled Nursing entrance, lining …

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