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COVID-19 Readiness

Doctor with a patient
Our number one priority is to protect the health and safety of our residents, patients and staff.

Minnesota Masonic Home is monitoring the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and is taking every precaution to protect our residents and staff during this challenging time. There are no known cases of COVID-19 at Minnesota Masonic Home at this time.

Due to the pandemic, Minnesota Masonic Home is closed to visitors. We are vigilant in our fight to keep the virus at bay and our residents, patients and employees safe. We are following all recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our entire staff is screened upon entry into the facility, and mandated to wash their hands before entering any patient/resident area.

Your patience as we respond to this emerging situation is most appreciated. We know that the visitation restriction is incredibly difficult. We continue to work hard to keep our community connected and content. Please visit our “Stay Connected” page for ideas on how you can remain engaged with your loved one.

In response to the Governor’s recent shelter-in-place order, we suggest the following:

If you typically do a resident’s laundry, we ask that you consider allowing the staff at Minnesota Masonic Home to do it at this time. Contact the social worker to make the necessary arrangement.

Also, we ask that you limit the items you bring to your loved one during this crisis. The introduction of new items into our environment requires that they are thoroughly wiped down. If the item is not essential, please consider saving it for delivery after this crisis is over.

And it will end! Until then, feel free to check this website often, or for immediate needs, contact your resident’s social worker.

As always, we wish you and your loved ones good health and happiness.

A Chapel Refresh

Architectural rendering of the renovated OES Chapel.

Minnesota Masonic Home recently began the renovation of its Order of the Eastern Star Chapel, with construction completion planned for August 2020.

The renovation will correct structural issues the 60-year-old chapel had acquired, to include a new roof and tuck-pointing. Additional features of the freshened-up facility will include new windows, wheelchair lift and ramp, new HVAC and lighting systems, new furniture and finishes, the addition of restrooms, preparation and storage rooms, and a brand new stained glass rose window in honor of the Order of the Eastern Star. The existing stained glass windows will also be preserved.

Chapel services will be held in Dan Patch Hall until the renovation is complete. A Masonic dedication ceremony is planned for the Chapel on August 8, 2020.

Our Green Campus Just Got Greener

Minnesota Masonic Home Campus

Visitors to the Minnesota Masonic Home campus are familiar with the lush greenery of the space–from thick woods to rolling fields. But guests may not immediately recognize that the campus is growing greener, with the help of the Home’s new recycling and food waste processes.

Last year, MMH representatives met with a Hennepin County Consultant to discuss how to improve the Home’s waste management streams. Two initiatives were adopted: a new recycling program and a Food-to-Animal program. Both reduce landfill waste as well as collection costs for Minnesota Masonic Home.

The Food to Animal program works with local farmers to provide food waste for animal consumption. Our enhanced recycling program includes a new, on-site, 30-yard recycling compactor, purchased through grant money from the County. Alone, the recycling program reduces recycling pickups at the Home from four weekly to one pickup every two weeks! The program also makes it easier to recycle; residents and staff are not required to sort their recyclables with the new process. The Home’s “Green Team” of waste management ambassadors continue to discuss new ways to grow greener.

Our Home News & Events

CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF
COMPASSIONATE CARE

We are excited to reach a very special milestone: Minnesota Masonic Home’s 100th Anniversary! To celebrate the Home, and all those who have made it the success it is today, we have a year’s worth of events planned. Please join us as we kick things off!

September 8–14, 2019
National Assisted Living Week
September 18, 2019
3rd Annual Senior Scams Conference
Register at seniorscams2019.eventbrite.com
September 28, 2019
Minnesota Masonic Charities 15th Annual Gala
Register at MnMasonicCharities.org
October 15, 2019
Transitional Care Unit Reunion
1:30 – 4 p.m. | Dan Patch Hall
Information: Contact Laura Dodd
December 19, 2019
Masonic Square Holiday Luncheon
February 2020
Employee Recognition Lunch
April 15, 2020
Volunteer Recognition Event
May 10–16, 2020
National Skilled Nursing Care Week
June 2020
Referring Partners Reception
Masonic Square Picnic
August 3, 2020
100th Anniversary Celebration
3–7 p.m.
August 5, 2020
Staff & Volunteer Day Celebration
August 8, 2020
OES Chapel Dedication
More information to come!

Please check back here for detailed information about these events.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

No one likes to consider what might happen in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. At Minnesota Masonic Home, we take the safety of those in our care very seriously, and are always updating our emergency preparedness procedures to reflect the changing needs of our residents and patients.

Should an emergency situation arise, patient and resident representatives will be notified. This “Home News & Events” page will also be updated regularly to keep everyone informed. Finally, we will be updating our voice message on our emergency hotline as conditions or circumstances change. Emergency hotline for patient/resident representatives: 952-948-6171.

BEST NURSING HOME

Once again, Minnesota Masonic Home ranks among the best nursing homes in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. Find out why we are five-star rated and schedule a tour today!