Memory Care in Mankato Designed To Meet Specific Needs
Memory care at The Pillars of Mankato is designed for those living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. The memory care neighborhood is in a controlled-access area created to accommodate those who become easily disoriented or have a tendency to wander. Residents live in their own private apartments with private baths but gather for meals and activities in family-style dining and living rooms. A serene outdoor garden courtyard specially designed for those with memory loss surrounds the community.
The Pillars of Mankato’s memory care neighborhood is a welcoming area decorated with calming colors, accessible spaces and soft furniture. Gentle lighting helps to lessen the anxiety that people living with memory loss often feel. Our residents living in the neighborhood find that it is low-stress and comfortable. Spa tub rooms are also available. Staff is on-site 24 hours every day providing support.
At Ebenezer, our staff works directly with residents—helping them participate in daily activities, encouraging socialization, and providing ability-appropriate activities for them to engage in. All caregivers who work with our dementia patients are trained to deal with issues related to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Memory Care Lounge
Memory Care Kitchen
Dementia & Memory Care Program
We are proud to offer the Dimensions Program to residents living within our Mankato memory care communities. This program, originally funded by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health, prepares The Pillars staff to provide exceptional, compassionate care using evidence-based best practices. Our Dimensions Coordinator oversees the multi-faceted program. Our goal is to make a dramatic difference in the life of your loved one needing dementia care or care for memory loss.
Expert-Level Dementia Care in Comfortable Surroundings
- Private studio apartments with private baths
- Family dining and living rooms
- Activities to promote brain health
Memory Care Activities
The Pillars name is inspired by Oppidan’s Pillars Memory Care Fund, which is dedicated to providing innovative Memory Care programming. Enriching activities and therapies stimulate and engage our residents living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Wellness Virtual Reality
- Music Therapy
- Art & Pottery
- Storytelling & Poetry
- Movement Classes
When couples with differing care needs choose to remain together in the same apartment, Ebenezer Journey Program offers an affordable break for the spouse caregiver. Designed to enhance the experience of both, the Journey Program provides meaningful and engaging programming for the spouse living with dementia and a welcome respite for the caregiver.
Not Sure Yet?
Check out our video to see why other older adults have chosen a Pillars senior-living community for their next home. To help you feel more confident in your decision to move to our Mankato memory care community, take a peek at some of our resources that might help you narrow down your options and feel confident in your decision to move to the Pillars of Mankato.
If you’re caring for someone with memory loss, use these tips from Ebenezer’s Dementia Care Coordinator to improve your communication with your loved one.
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The Pillars of Mankato offers independent living for seniors looking for a more carefree lifestyle. Choose from a variety of floor plans including studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments with a variety of amenities that will add to your comfort. Your monthly rent includes on-site activities, fitness center/classes, library, outdoor community areas, utilities, taxes and maintenance fees. Optional services available for a charge include: meal plans, light housekeeping, indoor parking, and storage units.
For those who need a little more help, The Pillars of Mankato provides a full array of assisted living services. Residents enjoy the benefits of the Senior Living package: activities, fitness center/classes, library, outdoor community areas, movie theater, meals and light housekeeping. But, they don’t need to move when or if they need extra help. The Assisted Living program at The Pillars of Mankato offers individually tailored health and personal care with staff on site 24-hours per day, and pendants to use to call for help when needed.