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PROGRESS 2014: Keystone Communities
Keystone: Welcoming homes and quality care for seniors
Keystone Senior Living
Tucked in the heart of Roseville, Keystone Commun-ities offers apartments inspired by cabins of the Northwoods.
Its large windows and patio seating face Lake Owasso, where residents can walk through a nature preserve filled with trees, often visited by deer and eagles. With earthy colors, twig-decorated furniture and an open floor plan integrated into its upcoming renovations, it’s something like a lakeshore getaway where residents enjoy tailored quality care.
Once construction wraps up this summer, the complex will offer a café-like area where people can gather, have a coffee or a beer and enjoy community, conversation and the big game.
But, above all, it’s home.
“You want to make people feel welcome, and offering a place where people gather together is part of that,” says Sherry Christenson, regional director of sales and marketing. “This is their home. We want them to be proud of their home.”
Keystone already offers a salon, where residents can get their hair colored, permed or cut or their beard trimmed. Staff help with laundry and housework. There’s a restaurant with three chef-inspired meals every day, and programming that ranges from exercise to entertainment.
The comforts of home are not the only things Keystone provides.
“We’re known as the community experts in care,” marketing director Laura Mazzocco notes. “We bring care to the apartment. The goal is to take care of a resident in a home-like environment, starting with minimal assistance through high-acuity care. We change with them.”
And it’s adding a memory care unit, a physical therapy room and a community room with chapel space to meet the wide variety of needs of its residents, even when those needs change.
“I’m just so excited,” Mazzocco said. “We really champion care in our community. They can stay in their home.”
Keystone’s mission is to inspire the way Minnesota ages by treating each senior as unique, equally valued, precious, and loved.
Those who work at Keystone have more than just the training to provide that kind of care to its senior residents.
“In my mind, great care comes down to the people you employ,” Christenson says. “We need to love our jobs. It has to come from the heart first. We provide the training, but you have to have the heart.”
Coming up at Keystone
• Memory care units
• Physical therapy room
• New dining room
• Sensory room
• New community room with chapel space
• High-level care that accommodates patients as they change
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