Champlin, Minnesota Retirement Community
This is the promise that the staff at Emeritus at Champlin Shores - and throughout Emeritus Senior Living communities - has shared since our community first opened its doors. It's a simple promise to be compassionate and kind, understanding and respectful - a promise to become extended family to the seniors entrusted in our care and to our residents who have chosen our retirement community for its active lifestyle.
The Perfect Location
Just two blocks off Highway 169, the major highway that connects the City of Champlin to the Twin Cities, Emeritus at Champlin Shores is nestled in a beautiful wooded setting on a hill overlooking lovely Mill Pond. Meandering walking paths throughout our property follow the forested water line and connect to the City of Champlin Shores Trail System. Residents can enjoy exploring the natural beauty of Emeritus at Champlin Shores in a safe, protected environment – or simply enjoy views of the pond from our community patio.
In addition to being located close to all kinds of stores, from Target to Cub Foods, our assisted living community is just a half-mile across the Mississippi River from Anoka, with its historic downtown and beautiful shopping district. We also provide transportation to local dinner theaters, movies, restaurants and concerts in the park – and for our memory care residents, we take scenic drives; Elm Creek Park Reserve, which is just a half-mile from our community, is a favorite destination. There are also several medical clinics and physician offices within a three-mile radius, and Mercy Hospital is just five miles from Chaplin Shores. Minneapolis is only 15 miles to our north.
A Wonderful Selection
Our community offers a total of 133 senior apartments, of these 119 can be either retirement or assisted living apartments, and 14 units are dedicated to our memory care neighborhood. Retirement and assisted living residents can choose from studios, one-bedroom and two bedroom apartments, which are ideal for couples. All apartments are light and bright, offering either a full kitchen or kitchenette, individual climate control, walk-in showers with safety bars and generous closet space. Some also have lovely views of Mill Pond. Retirement living provides all of the same basic services – weekly housekeeping, activities, emergency response, for example – and two meals a day. Should residents’ health needs change and they require assistance with daily living, the transition is seamless. There’s no need to move, no need to lose the friends they’ve made or leave the community they call home; they can stay in the same apartment and simply add the appropriate level of assisted living services required.
Both retirement and assisted living residents have access to our many common areas, starting with our spacious, bright lobby area with vaulted ceilings with skylights. Just off the lobby is a parlor with fireplace, game tables, puzzles and a comfortable seating area. Our dining room is located on the main floor and offer residents immediate access to an outside patio, where many people enjoy taking in the views of our natural setting and pond. Our community room has large windows, along with a large-screen television where we often show movies. We also have a private dining room for residents to enjoy family celebrations, as well as a beauty/barber shop, billiards room and amply stocked library.
In our memory care neighborhood, our 14 private studios include a full bathroom and a mini kitchenette with a refrigerator and sink. The apartments are centered around a common living area and dining room. The neighborhood also includes a private hot tub, where residents can relax – always with close supervision. Residents can also take advantage of a fully secured outdoor courtyard with comfortable seating areas and professionally landscaped gardens. We are in the process of adapting our courtyard to create a new walking path with touchable flowers and plants at fingertip level to foster the sense of touch and smell. Because our community is so small, it’s easy for us to provide specialized one-on-one care -- so important because the needs of each resident are so different from one another.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
From physical, occupational and speech therapists, to rehabilitation, hospice and companion services, any type of healthcare provider is welcome to come into our community should a resident require additional care. While we don’t have preferred providers or agencies with which we work, we can make suggestions to residents and their families as needed. Of course, our registered nurse stays in close communication with any providers who work with our residents to ensure we remain fully informed of their health status.
TLC best describes the kind of attention our staff gives residents. We are all family here; we care deeply about our residents and pride ourselves on being responsive, compassionate and understanding. If you were to walk down a hallway at Emeritus at Champlin Shores, you’d immediately notice the family atmosphere, with staff providing comforting hugs, spending time sharing conversations with residents or enjoying an activity together. What’s more, many of our staff members have worked here for several years – plus we have a wonderful new executive director and two new full-time nurses.
Our Med Techs and Resident Assistants, who provide daily care, go through a comprehensive home health aid course required by the State of Minnesota. And all staff members, from dietary to housekeeping, partake in the Silver Chair training program, which offers a comprehensive curriculum on a wide range of issues related to caring for seniors and Alzheimer’s residents.
For our memory care staff, we offer additional monthly training in the Emeritus Join Their Journey program. Through this program, they are trained to join the resident wherever they are in the disease process and to meet their individual daily needs in order to make each day the best it can be.