Welcome to Oakland Park Communities

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Oakland Park Communities

Welcome to Oakland Park Communities!  We are located in a neighborhood along the Red Lake River and are nestled in a picturesque setting of over 10 acres of oak and pine trees.  Located next to a city park which shares our name of Oakland Park, our facility is a one-story brick building with three communities -- two Skilled Nursing Care communities and one Assisted Living Apartment community.

When choosing a community that is caring and comfortable for you or your loved one, we realize that the decision may not be an easy one.  Please come and visit our community and we would be glad to assist you in making an informed decision.

Oakland Park Communities ~ A Home Away From Home

     A Division of ElderCare of Minnesota, Inc.

Oakland Park Communities is committed to providing quality care for your loved one.  As part of our commitment, we provide all managers, nurses and direct care staff with Alzheimer's disease and dementia training within the first 6 months of employment, and then annually thereafter.

Each of these staff members go through the CARES@Dementia Basics program at the start of employment.  The CARES@Dementia Basics program was developed in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association, the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research.  The program qualifies users for the essentiaALZ certificate and is recommended by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Through a 4-module (4 hour) online training program, staff members are guided through:
  • An explanation of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia
  • How these diseases affect an individjal's ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) and how to better assist individuals with individuals with ADLs
  • Suggestions and ideas for problem-solving challenging behaviors, and
  • How to understand behaviors as communication

Please feel free to ask our staff members about their dementia training and approaches they have found for helping your loved one!