Memory Care

Illuminating the Darkness: The Impact of Music Therapy on Alzheimer’s and Dementia 

By: McKenna Selissen, MT-BC Life Engagement Coordinator & Music Therapist at Gianna Homes, Minnesota “When words fail, music speaks.”  These powerful words reflect the impact music has on many of us throughout the course of our lives, especially as we [...]

By |2019-11-06T12:31:35-06:00November 6th, 2019|Memory Care|

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

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 [...]

By |2018-05-08T17:07:53-05:00May 8th, 2018|Memory Care|

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

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. [...]

By |2018-02-07T20:15:47-06:00February 7th, 2018|Memory Care|

Gianna Homes Resident: Darlene’s Story of Faith

Gianna Homes Resident: Darlene's Story of Faith This is Darlene's Story:  Darlene Joan Fretter was born in 1932 in Minneapolis, MN. Although her parents were very poor they shared their wealthy hearts with their two daughters, and much of their extended [...]

By |2017-03-14T14:49:22-05:00March 14th, 2017|Memory Care|

Art and Aging: COMPAS at Gianna Homes

Art and Aging: COMPAS at Gianna Homes COMPAS, a community arts organization, helps Gianna Homes host artists as part of their Artful Aging program. This program provides talented artists of different mediums to guide older adults in exploring creative expression in meaningful ways. Their [...]

By |2017-02-22T21:29:45-06:00February 22nd, 2017|Memory Care|

What Football, Concussions, and Memory Care Have in Common

Tackling the Risks of the Game: What Football, Concussions, and Memory Care have in Common Fall weekends bring the ritual of watching your favorite football teams crashing into their opponents. While tuning in this year, you may have noticed more [...]

By |2016-12-28T16:26:36-06:00December 28th, 2016|Memory Care|

A Holiday Prayer

Earlier this fall, COMPAS artist and poet Rachel Moritz worked with the residents of Gianna Homes - Sursum Corda to create their own poem. Here is the holiday blessing they came up with! Merry Christmas! From All of us at [...]

By |2016-12-25T07:57:17-06:00December 25th, 2016|Memory Care|

Surviving The Holidays After a Loved One Has Passed Away

Caregiver Corner: Surviving the Holidays Tips from Brighton Hospice Chaplain, Carolyn O’Bryan Cochran Holidays are among the hardest times for those who have experienced the death of a loved one.  Thanksgiving and holiday decorations are out.  Christmas music is playing everywhere [...]

By |2016-11-30T19:08:39-06:00November 30th, 2016|Memory Care|

Too Much Pie

This fall, Rachel Mortiz, a poet who works with COMPAS creative community arts program, helped our residents at Gianna Homes - Gladys' Place write their own poem. She was able to elicit responses from even our more non-verbal residents! Here [...]

By |2016-11-24T08:03:15-06:00November 24th, 2016|Memory Care|

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