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Caring Connection

Redwood Area HospitalCaring Connection is a licensed day program that provides medical, social, physical, intellectual, and recreational activities for older or disabled adults who need extra support to remain independent. The program also provides periods of much needed rest for caregivers, resulting in improved mental and physical well-being.

Our goal is to meet the needs of each participant by offering a variety of medical, recreational and social activities from music and crafts to games and light exercise.

For a free trial visit, call the Caring Connection Program at 507-637-4508.

Adults in the program benefit from improved health and nutrition through “thinking” games and activities to stimulate mental health; mild daily exercise to improve strength, mobility and dexterity, which can help prevent increased disability from inactivity; and  nutritional lunches and snacks that encourage healthy eating habits.

Staff also provides daily care services including bathing, oral hygiene, nail care and hair setting.

Financial Information

Caring Connection adult day program is covered by Private Pay, Elderly Waiver, Alternative Care Grant, CADI, Long-Term Care Insurance, Veteran’s Assistance.

Veteran Assistance

Caring Connection adult day program is contracted with the Minneapolis Veterans Assistance (VA) to provide the following services to veterans that meet the necessary criteria:

  • Nursing supervision
  • Medication administration
  • Assistance with bathing, eating, walking and toileting
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • Social interaction
  • Diet monitoring
  • Health monitoring

Chronic Care Management

Caring Connection direct care staff is trained to provide a safe and supportive environment for adults with chronic care conditions including:

  • Advanced arthritis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Asthma
  • CHF
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • MS
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multi-infarct dementia
  • Stroke

Staff is also trained to aid in activities of daily living, solve problems with behavior and learn ways to best communicate with each client.

Staff is trained in basic dementia care, understanding Alzheimer’s and related diseases, helping people with activities of daily living, solving problems with behavior and learning ways to communicate.

Staff is also trained in CPR, First Aid and Vulnerable Adult, DHS Licensure for ADS, medication administration and mandatory education as required by Redwood Area Hospital. Education is completed upon hire and reviewed annually.

Caring Connection also consults with registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapist, dieticians and social workers.

Caring Connection Staff

Lynn Buckley, LPN, Adult Day Services Coordinator, Certified in Alzheimer’s Care and Gerontology

Peggy Iverson, LPN

Kelly Runkel, CNA

Joanna Michel, HHA