Clarkfield Care Center, an Ecumen-managed senior community in Clarkfield, Minn., has received the highest possible overall quality rating of 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).
Medical experts call the Alzheimer's phenomenon of end-day confusion and restlessness "sundowning," a period of increased uncertainty, agitation and drifting in a fog as light fades to black, a time of greater rage and mood swings in the shadows of the mind.
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Ecumen honors Leonard Haugland, a resident of St. Mark's Living in Austin, Minn., who is 100.
The lights dim and the candlelit faces wait in anticipation for the traditional reading to begin. All across the room at Ecumen Lake Crystal, the tables are set with elegant cloths, an assortment of teas, hors d’oeuvres and cheesecake — and some very special tea cups.
Santa gets in trouble in Alexandria, and it's all on video.
Ecumen Meadows in Worthington was the business winner of the city’s holiday lighting contest.
The Ecumen Home Office conducted its annual Holiday Giving Campaign to collect gifts for Ecumen residents. Tags with items residents want are placed on the lobby Christmas tree, and employees buy those gifts for the residents.
Margaret Bekema was scheduled to graduate from high school in 1936, but life had other plans.