Mankato’s Compassionate and Skilled Senior Memory Care
Memory care at the Pillars of Mankato is designed for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Residents live in their own private and dementia-modified apartments with shared dining and living rooms for social engagement and gatherings. Our beautiful outdoor courtyard with flowers and pathways is specially designed for those with memory loss. Our senior memory care neighborhood is in a controlled-access area to accommodate those who become easily disoriented or have a tendency to wander.
The Pillars of Mankato’s senior memory care neighborhood is a welcoming area decorated with calming colors, accessible spaces, and soft furniture. For individuals experiencing Alzheimer’s memory loss, our staff and environment ensure low-stress and comfortable lifestyles through sensitive and innovative programs; such as gentle lighting to lessen anxiety or spa tub rooms for relaxation.
Our Mankato staff works directly with residents through relationship-centric care to help them participate in daily activities, encourage socialization, and provide ability-appropriate activities. All our senior memory care caregivers are trained to serve residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Our staff is on-site 24 hours every day providing support.
Our Award-Winning Dimensions Program
We are proud to offer the Dimensions Program to residents living within our Mankato senior memory care community. This evidence-based program offers a creative and compassionate approach to caring for residents living with Alzheimer’s disease. We focus on wellness, staff training, engagement, environment, and education. At Mankato, our goal is to make a dramatic difference in the life of your loved one living with dementia or memory loss.
Memory Care Lounge
Memory Care Kitchen
Specialized Memory Care Amenities and Services
- Private studio apartments with private baths
- Family dining and living rooms
- Activities to promote brain health
Engaging and Alzheimer’s Supportive Activities
We offer purposeful and innovative activities for adults with dementia that bring joy and healthy living. Mankato’s enriching activities and therapies stimulate and engage our residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
- Wellness Virtual Reality
- Music Therapy
- Art & Pottery
- Storytelling & Poetry
- Movement Classes
Programs for Couples that Need Alzheimer’s Support
At Mankato, we offer the Journey Program for couples that want to live together but require different care needs. The Ebenezer Journey Program is designed to enhance the experience of both individuals through meaningful and engaging programming for the spouse living with dementia and a welcoming break for the caregiver. It is a cost-effective and accessible way to ensure couples remain together and receive the care and time they both deserve.
Our Stay By The Day Program For Temporary Memory Care Stays
Being a caregiver is an awarding position, but it can also be tiring and sometimes overwhelming as a 24/7 job. When you need time to relax or are going on a trip, the Pillars of Mankato offers Stay By The Day apartments for seniors. As a community equipped with the staff and resources to care for seniors living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, we will make your loved ones’ stay enjoyable and engaging. We make the short-term transition and stay easy by providing a local and award-winning memory care community with customized packages, secure access, and 24-hour care attendants.
Helpful Senior Memory Care Resources
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 senior memory care community, take a look at some of our resources that might help you narrow down and understand your options.
Communication Tips for Persons with Dementia
If you’re caring for someone with memory loss, use these tips from our Ebenezer’s Dementia Care Coordinator to improve communication with your loved one.
Frequently Asked Questions
Read answers to some of Mankato’s frequently asked questions. Don’t see your question on the list? Give us a call at 507-344-6777. We love helping families understand what we offer and navigate their memory care options.
Cost of Living Comparison Checklist
Use this checklist to compare the cost of living in and maintaining your home to memory care living at the Pillars of Mankato.
Senior Linkage Line
A free resource for Minnesota Seniors and their families. One call can help to simplify the complex issues and decisions that need to be made by older adults and their families as we age.
The Pillars of Mankato offers independent living for seniors wanting a maintenance-free and active lifestyle. Choose from a variety of floor plans including studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom private apartments with a variety of amenities that will add to your comfort. Enjoy on-site activities, a fitness center/classes, a library, outdoor community areas, and more with a community of new friends.
For those who require additional care, the Pillars of Mankato provides a full array of assisted living services. Residents enjoy our monthly calendar of new and regular activities and entertaining and helpful amenities for engaging everyday living. Our 24-hour staff provides tailored health and personal care that grows as needs progress for long-term comfort and stability.