Ecumen Parmly LifePointes Awarded VA Contract To Provide Nursing Home Services for Veterans

Ecumen Parmly LifePointes in Chisago City, MN, has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide long and short-term skilled nursing home care for veterans.

 “We’re honored with this new opportunity to serve veterans,” said Frank Robinson, executive director of the Parmly LifePointes campus. “Until now, area veterans had to travel to the Twin Cities metro area or to the Duluth area in order to receive VA reimbursement for the types of services we provide. It is a privilege to give back to our veterans who have served our country with honor and dignity.”

The Margaret S. Parmly Residence, which has a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is now approved to accept reimbursement from Veterans Affairs specifically for long and short-term skilled nursing care.  But The Ecumen Parmly LifePointes campus does offer a full range of senior-care services including independent living, assisted living, subsidized housing (HUD), memory care, adult day services, at-home care and South Chisago County Meals on Wheels.

Parmly LifePointes is a full service senior care campus on 60 acres along the shores of Green Lake with wooded views, gardens and walking paths throughout the campus. It has state-of-the art wellness and therapy centers including a warm-water lap pool, fitness center and therapy pool. Aquatic, physical, occupational and speech therapies are available, and aquatic programs are certified by the Arthritis Foundation.  Transportation for local shopping, banking and personal errands is provided.  Also, social events and outings are available, along with care center activities programs. The campus has a chapel with a full-time chaplain, chapel service and pastoral care for all denominations.