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Finding the Right Fit for Your Needs

March 13th, 2019|Categories: Memory Care|Tags: , , , , , |

Finding the right living option for individuals suffering from memory loss can be confusing. That’s why we’ve listed the most popular options as well as questions to consider before making this big decision. Important questions to Consider Before Choosing Your [...]

Giving Opportunities at Gianna Homes

December 17th, 2018|Categories: Memory Care|

https://youtu.be/gywzLv3PRx8 Please join us in participating in our Capital Campaign for 2018/2019. All donations for the Captial Campaign will go towards much-needed updates and renovations at our Minnetonka property, Sursum Corda. You can find the Capital Campaign details and projects [...]

Top 3 Ways to Connect with Someone Who is Living with Dementia

November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Memory Care|

Just because someone has dementia, does not mean that they cannot or do not want to communicate anymore. Depending on where someone is in their stage of living with dementia, difficulties in the way they might experience a conversation can [...]

The Gianna Homes Difference

October 16th, 2018|Categories: Memory Care|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Those dealing with various forms of memory loss can often experience feelings of despair, confusion, loss and pain. Whether you’re a family member or a guest in one of our homes you will feel at ease from the moment you [...]

Staff is trained by Erin Bonito, nationally known expert in Dementia Care

May 8th, 2018|Categories: Memory Care|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gianna Homes staff had the awesome opportunity to engage in a day full of learning, laughing, team building and dementia communication development. We were privileged to have Erin Bonito, MS ADC as our “Lead Coach” for the day. Erin is [...]

Helpful Ideas for Ways to Communicate and Interact with Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s or Dementia

February 7th, 2018|Categories: Memory Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We find that how a person interacts and understands someone who has Dementia is so important. Recognizing different ways you can connect and communicate may help the relationship. Learn more from these suggestions on different ways and opportunities to interact. [...]

Residents with Dementia at Gianna Homes Create their Own Angels through Mneme Therapy

August 16th, 2017|Categories: Memory Care|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dementia Residents Create their Own Angels through Mneme Therapy Earlier this year, our residents who have dementia worked with Mneme therapist, Suzy Volden (http://artwithoutboundaries.net/SV.html), to create beautiful renderings of angels. Mneme therapy (http://artwithoutboundaries.net/e1.html) uses everyday experiences like creating artwork and [...]

Dementia Residents Find Hope and Strength in Angels Among Us Lyrics

July 27th, 2017|Categories: Memory Care|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  Gianna Homes has long used music therapy to support our residents and families. Claire Klein is a Board-Certified Music Therapists and serves as the Program Director. She sat with two of our dementia residents to listen to and talk [...]

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Sursum Corda

4605 Fairhills Road East
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Phone: 952-988-0953
Admissions: 952-443-6113
Fax: 952-988-6935

Gladys’ Place

10210 28th Avenue North
Plymouth, MN 55441
Phone: 952-988-0953
Admissions: 952-443-6113
Fax: 763-710-4856

Administrative Office

14451 Highway 7, Suite 223
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Phone: 952-988-0953
Admissions: 952-443-6113
Fax: 952-303-3835