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St. Benedict's Community - St. Cloud

St. Benedict's Community - St. Cloud
1810 Minnesota Blvd. SE
St. Cloud, MN 56304

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St. Benedict's Senior Community - St. Cloud

2017 Central Minnesota Best of FinalistConvenience, independence and lifestyle are important aspects of choosing a senior community. St. Benedict’s Senior Community – St. Cloud is convenient to Hwy. 10 and local restaurants, shopping, places of worship, cultural activities, parks and other attractions.

We provide a full continuum of care that covers your emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual & physical wellness. We strive to create a vibrant atmosphere where seniors can live life to the fullest with everything you need under one roof.

We are a recognized leader in health care and housing for older adults in Central Minnesota and we have earned our excellent reputation by providing superior service and housing options to seniors and their families since 1978.

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Our staff is available to answer questions about financial and medical needs. We can also help you navigate through our services and senior living options.

For a personal introduction to our community or to schedule a tour, please call the Care Center at 320-654-2355 and Senior Housing at 320-203-2747.

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Services and senior living options

  • Market Rate Retirement Apartment Homes – Benedict Village
  • Assisted Living Apartment Homes – Benedict Court
  • Income Based Apartment Homes – Benet Place & Benet Place South
  • Residential—Memory Care Apartments – Benedict Homes
  • Care Center (Nursing Home)
    • Short Stay Care Suites (transitional care/post-hospital)
    • Therapy Services (inpatient/outpatient)
    • Long-Term Care
    • Specialized Memory Care

    Staff Assisted Home Hemodialysis

    Staff Assisted Home Hemodialysis is being offered at St. Benedict’s Senior Community Care Center, in collaboration with the CentraCare Kidney Program.

    St. Benedict’s is the first nursing home in the Midwest to have on-site kidney care services, which has brought dialysis care closer to home.

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    A Community Setting

    The design of our campus is a unique blend of home and community, keeping your desires and enjoyment in mind. The common areas have many of the things you expect and require in a community setting.

    • Meet family and friends in the coffee shop or share lunch in our beautiful dining room
    • Experience the relaxed atmosphere of the beauty salon
    • Browse through our gift shop
    • Attend a service at our interfaith chapel

    All of this is within easy reach. Our beautiful common areas are located just a few steps from each apartment. You’re a short covered walk to the gift shop, coffee shop or Gorecki Care Center chapel.

    Our outdoor settings are attractively and thoughtfully designed with professional landscaping around the buildings and grounds. You will find plenty of inviting indoor and outdoor spaces for relaxing. And, the walking path is just right for a brisk walk or a leisurely stroll with a friend. Raised garden plots are available for those with a “green thumb.” A spacious patio is available for barbeques and picnics.

    Numerous cozy sitting areas throughout our community provide gathering spaces for families and friends to visit. Benedict Village features a roof top deck with a breathtaking view of the city or listen to the water cascading from the fountain in Lillian’s Garden. Relax and enjoy the outdoor atmosphere. The setting is a nature lover’s dream.

    Home Care Services

    St. Benedict’s Senior Community operates with a Home Care license and serves the needs of tenants living in our housing settings. The Home Care office is located at Benedict Court. The need for individualized Home Care services is determined upon move in. Our goal - our relationship with you - is focused on maintaining your health and comfort. The fees are determined based on the number and scope of services needed.

    The following services are included in the Home Care base rate:

    • Home Care aide on-site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
    • Home Care Registered Nurse on campus weekdays and on-call 24 hours a day
    • Nurse liaison with health care professionals
    • Nurse supervisory visit every other month
    • Nurse coordination of laboratory requests
    • Maintenance of clinical record by nurse
    • Response by Home Care aide for unanticipated non-health related calls
    • Monthly wellness blood pressure and weight checks
    • Light housekeeping (weekly cleaning of apartment, daily trash removal and bed making upon request)
    • Weekly laundering of bed linens

    Additional nurse and Home Care aide services may be purchased. This includes lab draws, nurse evaluation for emergencies or change in condition, and miscellaneous resident requested services. All residents are evaluated for Home Care needs when they move in.

    Benefits & Services

    Therapeutic Recreation

    The residents' daily living is further enhanced by a variety of social and recreational opportunities that are offered, which encourages each individual to remain active, challenged, stimulated and, most of all, to have fun!

    Dining Services

    One of the best parts of living well is eating well. Under the direction of an executive chef, our on-site dining accentuates creative menus with wholesome ingredients. The goal is to enhance your life by creating foods that are alive with flavor and nutrition. The ambiance is just as important as the food, so we aspire for a truly culinary experience.

    Spiritual Care

    The Pastoral Care department has chaplains available to provide:

    • sacramental ministry
    • worship services
    • spiritual counseling
    • support for residents and their families

    We welcome people of all faiths and work with them to have meaningful spiritual lives. Daily Mass and weekly Protestant services are available in the chapel for residents and visitors.

    Beauty / Barber Salon

    Offering a full line of services, including haircuts, perms and manicures.

    Our facility also features:

    • Beautiful common areas
    • Chapel for all faiths
    • Culinary arts chef
    • Coffee shop
    • Gift shop
    • Beauty salon
    • Planned outings, activities and social events
    • Attractive, professionally landscaped grounds

    Our Heritage

    The history of St. Benedict’s Senior Community is a long and colorful one. Our history dates back more than 100 years when the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict opened St. Joseph’s Home. In the mid-1970s, the decision was made by St. Cloud Hospital officials to build St. Benedict’s Center, which opened in 1978. The residents from St. Joseph’s Home moved down the hill to the beautiful new long-term care facility.

    Much growth and change have taken place at our St. Cloud location. The spectrum grew from serving nursing home residents to a flourishing campus of health care and housing options meeting the needs of more than 500 older adults. To better reflect this broadened scope, our name was changed to St. Benedict’s Senior Community, which is part of CentraCare Health. In 1999 the Monticello campus was opened providing 150 independent, assisted living and memory care apartments with services for seniors.

    Mission, Vision, Values & Beliefs

    Mission - Our actions are guided by the belief that "All Shall Be Treated as Christ."

    Our Vision - Rooted in our Catholic tradition of compassionate care, St. Benedict’s Senior Community will lead Minnesota for quality, safety, service and value.

    Our Values & Beliefs - Our foundational values and beliefs are rooted in the tradition of the Catholic faith.

    We Believe

    Respect and Reverence - That those we serve—employees, volunteers, guests—are created in God's image and as such possess inherent dignity and value.

    Interdependence and Responsibility - That attitudes of trust, teamwork and collaboration create an environment that promotes the good for everyone.

    Christian Holistic Care - That quality care requires attention to the whole person.

    Hospitality - That Christian hospitality extends to all with whom we have contact.

    Our Staff

    Susan Kratzke

    Vice President / Administrator

    Direct: 320-654-2341

    Joylena Kardell, RN

    Director of Nursing


    Catherine Olson

    Manager of St. Benedict's Senior Community - Monticello

    Direct: 763-295-4058

    Laurie Bartlett, RN

    Director of Home Care

    320-252-0010 ext. 30560

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    Take a Photo Tour of St. Benedict's Senior Community - St. Cloud

    • Welcome to St. Benedict’s Senior Community.
    • We welcome people of all faiths and work with them to have meaningful spiritual lives. The care we provide is rooted in the belief that every person, every life, is a sacred gift deserving of dignity and purpose.
    • We welcome people of all faiths and work with them to have meaningful spiritual lives. The care we provide is rooted in the belief that every person, every life, is a sacred gift deserving of dignity and purpose.
    • For many of our guests, their first point of contact at St. Benedict’s, is one of our friendly front desk team members. Whether you receive warm greetings via phone or in person, they are here to help point you in the right direction within our community.
    • Interior photo of our chapel.
    • For the past six years, fourth grade students at Clearview Elementary have been visiting residents at St. Benedict’s Senior Community.
    • For the past six years, fourth grade students at Clearview Elementary have been visiting residents at St. Benedict’s Senior Community.
    • Twice a month, the 4th graders are paired with a resident, and they spend time together reading books, doing arts and crafts, and sharing stories. The program has made a tremendous impact on the residents and the students.
    • Furry friends, face-painting and families fill Lillian's garden on a picture perfect summer afternoon for the annual petting zoo.
    • Michael T. brings dogs Takota & Meeka to the Care Center every Thursday to visit with residents and patients.
    • A winter wonder¬land was perfectly staged for residents, patients, guests and employees. The merriment kicked off with reindeer drawn sleigh rides and an African Black-Footed Penguin from Hemker Park & Zoo.
    • Tai Chi is a Chinese form of martial arts; promoting meditation through slow, low-impact, gentle flowing movements. Roman, Norma, Beverly, Carol Ann, Hilary, Barb and Cledus are demonstrating the greeting pose; which stands for strength and friendship.
    • Employees and sisters Andrea and Jessica dressed as Disney Frozen characters, Anna and Elsa, whose costumes brought a whimsical touch to the event enjoyed by all ages; including volunteer, Darwin.
    • Residents, tenants and patients showcased their talents with past and present artwork. Employees and family members were amazed at the variety of talents that fill our Care Center. The showcase highlight¬ed a full spectrum of art and mediums; drawing, painting, paper making, knitting and sewing, arts and crafts, author and professor, photography and wood working.
    • In recognition of Veterans Day, we honored all of our res¬idents who have served in the United States military, with a program to thank them for their service to our country and defending our freedom.
    • The beautiful fall colors were vibrant on the drive to Grand Casino Mille Lacs for a fun afternoon outing.
    • Residents soaked up the beautiful fall weather and enjoyed the wonderful apple harvest at the orchard.

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