Guardian Angels—Celebrating Seniors and their Wellness
Dedicated to the well being of seniors since 1965, Guardian Angels brings hope and happiness to thousands. A faith-based, non-profit senior care organization, Guardian Angels provides care and comfort to over 2,500 seniors annually with 460 committed employees and hundreds of loving volunteers.
Guardian Angels has designed a full continuum of services over the past 50 years. This translates into confidence that seniors know regardless of what life might hold they will be supported and cared for.
With a Mission of sharing Christ’s love and intent on enhancing lives and developing caring communities, Guardian Angels’ primary focus is health care and the supportive services needed by those served. This is a legacy reflected in everything they do which is built on a strong tradition of compassionate, professional nursing care. The highly qualified staff is committed to providing professional skilled nursing care both on a long and short term basis.
Guardian Angels is highly respected for the care and services they provide. There are thirteen distinctive addresses in the communities of Elk River, Zimmerman, Becker, Cambridge and Buffalo. These communities offer an exceptional senior lifestyle along with the services to meet their needs.
As Guardian Angels envisions the decade ahead, they know technology must play a major role in helping to extend improved services to seniors while at the same time being proactive to care needed in the most cost-effective way. Sensor technology, Telehealth and personal emergency response systems will help share knowledge about wellness so the focus becomes prevention of greater health concerns. This technology is designed to track daily living patterns and is monitored by a professional staff. When an exception occurs in the senior’s general routine, the system would trigger an examination of the circumstances. Motion sensors detect activity levels, record sleep patterns and gather other types of information about wellness without the use of cameras, microphones or wearable devices. Empowering seniors to participate in their own care allows Guardian Angels to improve the delivery of the services across the continuum of care.
Senior fitness is another major focus as we age. We need to keep our mobility and balance by strengthening the core midsection of our body. Research tells us that 45 percent of seniors over the age of 80 cannot lift 10 pounds. Body balance is critical to healthy aging and the quality of life. Guardian Angels is committed to developing programs and technology to help all of us celebrate the fullness of LIFE!
Follow our progress at www.guardianangelsmn.org or call for information at 763-241-4438.