Kaleidoscope
Memory Care

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What is Kaleidoscope?

A group of butterflies is called a kaleidoscope—a perfect description of the ever-changing swirl of color and patterns they create together in flight. Butterflies symbolize powerful transformation, and they are a fitting illustration of the journey of memory loss.

We named our memory care program Kaleidoscope, a representation of the journey through change. And at Walker Methodist no one makes this journey alone—they are part of a Kaleidoscope—a supportive and caring community that, together, creates a beautiful picture.

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Our dementia training is recognized by the Alzheimer's Association ® Curriculum Review

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About Our Program

At Walker Methodist, we don’t just take care of people with memory loss or dementia. We see their value and recognize their worth in this stage of their lives. We not only meet their physical needs, but we care for the needs of the person as a whole being. We believe people with memory loss can still live meaningful, fulfilling lives. Every moment is important, and joy can be found in each day. Here are six ways Kaleidoscope helps residents experience beauty and happiness in this stage of life.

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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy can benefit a variety of functions, including emotion, behavior, motivation, long-term memory, and olfaction. It may also offer relief from anxiety, depression, or stress; improve quality of life; and improve sleep. Studies suggest aromatherapy can be especially beneficial for people with memory loss or dementia.

Healthy, Delicious Food

In Kaleidoscope, snacks and meals are centered around superfoods. Our nutritionally dense and healthy menus are rich in omega-3s that can benefit those with memory loss. Most of all, we know food is more than just a physical need—it’s about community.

Indoor Gardens

Thriving indoor gardens offer many potential benefits to residents: sensory stimulation, improved strength and balance, providing a sense of responsibility and purpose, opportunities for social engagement, and improved quality of life. Additionally, residents can enjoy outdoor gardens during warmer months.

Light Therapy
To help improve sleep—and promote increased enjoyment when awake—our team uses light therapy. Studies show light therapy can increase wakefulness and sleep efficiency while reducing agitation.
Tactile Art

Kaleidoscope neighborhoods have beautiful, interactive art and activities. From engaging sensory activities to crafts like painting, residents can express themselves, show emotion, and display creativity.

Music & Memory™

Where medications have failed, music has succeeded. Music helps people with memory loss—and their families, caregivers, and friends. We are true believers in Music & Memory™, providing residents with iPods loaded with personalized playlists.

Walker Methodist Music Director performs Send in the Clowns

Walker Methodist Music Director Malcolm Anderson knows the power of music in creating connections. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Anderson delivered songs like these to residents, giving them a sense of belonging, stirring up memories, and reminding them that they are loved.

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Care Suites Of Edina

7400 York Ave S, Edina, 55435
952-835-8351
Care Suites Of Edina
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Care Suites
  • Respite Care
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Eastwood Senior Living

170 Valhalla Circle, Mora, 55051
320-679-2916
Eastwood Senior Living
  • Memory Care
  • Managed Community
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Highview Hills

20150 Highview Avenue, Lakeville, 55044
952-985-9000
Highview Hills
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Care Suites
  • Respite Care
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Levande

2011 6th Lane SE, Cambridge, 55008
763-325-0100
Levande
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Care Suites
  • Respite Care
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Plaza

100 Monroe St, Anoka, 55303
763-453-7125
Plaza
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Care Suites
  • Respite Care
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River Heights

744 19th Ave N, South St Paul, MN, St. Paul, 55075
651-326-6500
River Heights
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
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Rushseba Station

700 W. 14th St, Rush City, 55069
320-358-3976
Rushseba Station
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Managed Community
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Timber Pines

650 Northridge Dr. NW, Pine City, 55063
612-224-4879
Timber Pines
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Managed Community
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Westwood Ridge II

61 Thompson Ave. W, West St. Paul, 55118
651-259-2701
Westwood Ridge II
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Care Suites
  • Transitional Care
  • Respite Care
  • Hospice
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