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Frequently Asked Questions

Good decisions are based on good information. That’s why we want you and your loved one to have all the knowledge necessary to make the best decision about the future. Below are frequently asked questions that will provide you with helpful answers. If you don’t find the answer to every one of your questions here, please click here to request more information or give us a call at 507-372-7838. We’re happy to chat with you or even schedule an appointment for you to be our guest for lunch, take a tour and meet our residents.

  • Who determines the proper transition plan should a resident need to move from Assisted Living to Memory Care?

    Our Executive Director and nursing team will recommend when Memory Care is appropriate. When a resident needs a specialized, safe, and secure environment due to the progression of Alzheimer’s disease or others forms of dementia, we will assess them and then meet with them and family to discuss options that Memory Care can provide. Because our community embraces the components of the award-winning Ecumen Awakenings® program, we provide specialized memory care services in our Assisted Living neighborhood and offer Memory Care suites. Our goal is to bring the needed services directly to the resident’s apartment no matter where in the community they live. In the event that a transition to our Memory Care neighborhood is needed, our nursing team and leadership staff will work directly with families to assist in the transition.

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  • What makes Ecumen Meadows’ Memory Care different?

    Our award-winning Ecumen Awakenings® program emphasizes human relationships and non-pharmaceutical remedies. We are driven to help re-awaken many residents whose physical and cognitive abilities have often been masked by an inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs by exploring alternative care approaches that could provide them a better quality of life.

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  • Who is primarily responsible for health care and medical services at Ecumen Meadows?

    Our Clinical Director and nursing staff work together to provide the very best care possible. We work directly with families, health care professionals, therapists, and others to create a comprehensive plan to meet the needs of our residents.

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  • If I decide to move to Ecumen Meadows, how do I decide what health care services are needed?

    Once a decision is made to move to Ecumen Meadows, our nurse will meet with all new prospects and their family members to decide together what health care services are needed for admission. When receiving health services at Ecumen Meadows, we work closely with families and heath care providers to identify and assist with needed care. If a client is currently in a hospital or rehab setting, our nursing staff will work closely with that care team to develop a plan of care that will provide a smooth and safe transition to the appropriate setting. Our team approach to care relies on open communication to bring all disciplines together to develop the best possible outcomes for the health and well-being of our residents.

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  • How does “health care” work in Assisted Living?

    Ecumen Meadows provides a large menu of a la carte health services to choose from. With our flexible services, families are also welcome to be as active in the care of their loved one as they wish. The goal of our health services program is to be there when you need us.

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  • How do I know Ecumen Meadows is right for me or a loved one?

    Ecumen Meadows is a nonprofit, spiritual-based senior living community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. We work closely with you, your family, and your medical providers to determine care needs and assist with making that important decision.

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  • If I am interested in living in your community, where should I begin?

    Give us a call at 507-372-7838 to speak with our Sales & Marketing Manager about our community and to see how we could best fit your needs and desires. Click here or call 507-372-7838 to schedule a personal meeting or a tour of our community.

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  • Who can help me through this process?

    The Sales & Marketing Manager is best suited to answer your questions about a possible move, availability of apartments, and how the entire moving process works. There are also other staff members that will be happy to answer your questions and provide a tour if needed. Feel free to call our main number at 507-372-7838 and we will direct your call.

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  • Once I select an apartment at Ecumen Meadows, what is the next step?

    Once an apartment is selected, the Sales & Marketing Manager will walk you through the necessary paperwork and arrange for the nursing assessment. Once the assessment is complete and we have all paperwork completed, the move can occur.

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  • How quickly am I able to move into my new apartment within your community?

    Ecumen Meadows prides itself in being able to meet the needs of those families requiring a quick move due to a health crisis or emergency situation. We work directly with families to complete the necessary paperwork and complete the nurse assessment as soon as possible. Our staff members understand the stress a health crisis can bring, and we work quickly to accommodate these requests.

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  • What if I am unable or not ready to move in immediately?

    If you are unable to move into an available apartment immediately, Ecumen Meadows provides the opportunity to hold an apartment for a short amount of time or to place your name on our waiting list to receive updates on apartment availability in the future.

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  • What are the guidelines for Assisted Living?

    Ecumen Meadows Assisted Living is a perfect solution for you to continue living with independence, choice and convenience, even if you need extra assistance. We provide maintenance-free living that includes two delicious meals daily, weekly housekeeping with linen change and linen laundry, and a la carte health services as needed. Social, spiritual and leisure activities are offered in addition to beautiful community spaces. The Sales & Marketing Manager can discuss residency requirements with you in detail.

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  • How is Memory Care different than Assisted Living?

    Ecumen Meadows provides Memory Care services for people experiencing different stages of dementia including Alzheimer’s or other memory loss. Our community, with secured entrances, provides a safe environment for those with memory loss. We also have on-site licensed nursing staff and/or resident assistants available 24/7, which allows us to meet the needs of those looking for the security of round the clock care.

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  • Can I or a loved one afford living at Ecumen Meadows?

    Please contact the Executive Director or the Sales & Marketing Manager at 507-372-7838 to better understand the costs of living at Ecumen Meadows.

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  • How many meals are included in the rental price?

    At Ecumen Meadows, our Dining Services team takes great pride in the variety of choices and quality of food served. Independent and Assisted Living residents receive 2 meals daily included in their base rent. Noon and evening meals offer a main entree, sides, beverages and fruit or a delicious desert. If these are not to a resident's liking, there are other choices on our always-available menu. Our open breakfast service is available in the dining rooms from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Our dining choices are served restaurant-style in one of our beautiful dining rooms. Meal tray delivery is available. Our Memory Care neighborhood includes three meals daily.

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  • Do you offer accommodations for special diets?

    Ecumen Meadows works to help with dietary limitations. Although we do not have special diets, we can offer proper choices for those with special dietary needs. 

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  • What is there to do once I make the move to Ecumen Meadows?

    Ecumen Meadows has an extensive program of activities to meet the social, spiritual, physical, educational, and creative needs of residents. Our Life Enrichment team plans and leads our wide variety of events. A copy of our Activity Calendar is available on our website for you to review. See all that we have to offer!

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  • How do residents at Ecumen Meadows find out information on activities, programming, and upcoming events?

    On the first of every month, residents receive a copy of the Activity Calendar and scheduled outings/trips for the month. Each day, we post the day’s events throughout our community for residents to reference. Lastly, our Activity Staff and Resident Assistants personally encourage residents to participate in activities or programs that may fit their interests.

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  • Are there religious activities I can choose to participate in?

    Ecumen Meadows has a full-time Life Enrichment Manager to coordinate spiritual care programs and church services. They can be found on the monthly activity calendar.

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  • Does Ecumen Meadows offer any type of exercise or wellness classes?

    Ecumen Meadows partners with a nationally known fitness program called Live 2B Healthy. A trained fitness instructor leads classes 3 times per week that are geared to improve balance, strength, and flexibility of older adults. Our Activity Staff also provide a variety of physical fitness options. Please see the Activity Calendar for more details.

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  • What is Ecumen Transportation?

    We provide complimentary transportation within the city of Worthington for medical appointments, banking, and salon appointments. The bus runs Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Our bus also provides transportation to scheduled shopping locations. You may view shopping outings and other events in our activity calendar. Rides can be easily scheduled by calling the front desk at 507-372-7838 between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

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  • Does Ecumen Meadows offer beauty and barber shop services?

    Ecumen Meadows has on on-site salon that is operated by a licensed, professional hair stylist. Appointments may be made by calling 507-343-7148.

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  • Are there areas where our family can gather for celebrations?

    We welcome celebrations of birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. Ecumen Meadows has many areas to hold your gatherings. To reserve a space, please contact our Reception Desk at 507-372-7838.

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  • Do you allow pets? Can I bring my dog or cat with me?

    Yes. Ecumen Meadows is a pet-friendly community. Pets are welcome in your Assisted Living apartment, if you are comfortable providing all of your pet’s care needs. Although pets are not allowed in Memory Care, small pets are welcome visitors. Visiting or resident pets are not allowed in our dining rooms. Service animals are allowed throughout the building. Please contact our Sales & Marketing Manager for our resident pet policy.

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  • Does Ecumen Meadows have a library?

    Ecumen Meadows has a library on the second floor of our North building where residents can view and check out books. A reading assistance device is located here for those needing to enlarge print for easier reading. A similar machine is located in the second floor activity room in our South building. Our library is coordinated by a group of resident and staff volunteers. It is also a spot for jigsaw-puzzle enthusiasts to meet!

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  • Where can I learn about employment opportunities?

    Please see the Careers page or call 507-372-7838 for more information.

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  • What should I do if I have a question about my recent bill?

    Please call our Business Office Manager at 507-372-7838.

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For more information, please call us at 507-372-7838 or click here to request information online.

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