• Forest Lake, MN
  • (651) 464-5600
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Skilled Care in Forest Lake, MN

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Extra Help for Those Who Need It

Sometimes, a resident needs round-the-clock medical attention and assistance with everyday tasks. We created our skilled care program to provide comprehensive support for residents who need this kind of help. Our qualified staff can make it easier for you to manage pain, retain your dignity, and take back your life.

Learn more about how skilled care can benefit you. Contact us today.

What is Skilled Care?

Our skilled care services are overseen by registered nurses. We’ve designed them to include support for:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Social services
  • Medications
  • Supplies
  • Equipment

Skilled care ensures that you or your loved one has the necessary resources and attention to thrive in our community.

Skilled Care residents may require hands-on assistance with:

  • Pain management
  • Continence issues
  • Speech & language challenges
  • Taking medications
  • Travelling between locations
  • Personal hygiene routines
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Preparing for bed
  • Participating in activities
  • And more…

Staff members who look after our skilled care residents receive specific training on how to meet a broad range of medical needs. We recommend speaking with one of our qualified nurses about the exact level of care you or your loved one need before choosing our skilled care program. That way, we can ensure you’re getting the right level of care.

Skilled Care may be the best choice for seniors who:

  • Require round-the-clock assistance with daily activities
  • Need frequent help with pain management
  • Are struggling with incontinence
  • Require help dealing with wounds or injuries
  • Are on dialysis
  • Are in rehabilitation for stroke
  • Require bariatric care
  • Live with diabetes
  • Require physical or occupational therapy
  • Are dealing with speech and language issues

Services for Skilled Care Residents

Our Skilled Care residents enjoy the following services:

  • 24/7 skilled nursing care from a team that includes registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, registered nursing assistants, and trained medication aides
  • Assistance with all daily activities such as bathing, dressing, grooming, preparing for bed, and going to meals and activities
  • Access to on-site licensed social workers who meet with every resident individually to understand and champion their needs
  • Personalized dining program supervised by a dietician, with menu choices, snacks, and options for people with dietary restrictions
  • Pain management
  • Continence management
  • Support for residents who need dialysis
  • Wound care
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Bariatric care
  • IV therapy
  • Diabetes management
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Speech and language pathology
  • Customized wellness programs based on our Wellness Wheel

Why Choose Birchwood?

Birchwood Senior Living provides a wide range of memorable activities and planned events for residents to experience. Plan a schedule that suits your interests, and let us help make it a reality.

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Your life belongs to you at Birchwood Senior Living, so you’re always in control of how you spend your time. We put your needs first so that you can maintain your independence and enjoy your freedom.

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Our staff is always standing by to support you when you need it. Don’t hesitate to ask us for help. Whatever it is, we’ll take care of it.

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Our Location

Where to Find Us

We’re easy to find and always happy to show visitors around—so come say hello! We are located on 1st Street, just a stone’s throw away from Tolzmann Park.

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Our Address

750 NE 1st Street
Forest Lake, MN 55025

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Phone: (651) 464-5600


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