The residents at Essentia Health Living Center in Fosston, Minnesota, enjoy the comfort and security of knowing they have 24-hour skilled nursing care and an on-campus connection to the hospital and clinic of Essentia Health Fosston. But what’s more important is that they’re connected to the community in which they lived and worked. They grew up in this tight-knit town, and while they may have changed where they live, they shouldn’t have to change how they live.
Each of our 23 double rooms and 6 private rooms is designed and decorated in our residents’ own styles and, in many cases, their own furnishings. They often bring a bed from home, a favorite chair or other cherished belongings. And outside each door is a showcase filled with photos and memorabilia, reminding each of us of the lives they’ve lived and contributions they continue to make. Essentia Health Living Center is a resident-focused facility that feels more like home and less like a senior living institution. Here, people wake when they want, choosing an early breakfast or late brunch. They decide which activities to take part in—and there are dozens each day to select from. And if they want to head out to the casino or maybe dinner and a movie, we offer off-campus events every week. This is their life, and although care comes first at Essentia Health Living Center, they’ll tell you the emphasis here is on living their lives, their way.
- 5-Meal Plan Featuring Continental Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and 2 Snacks
- 24-Hour Onsite Skilled Nursing Team
- Short-Term Rehabilitation Services
- Onsite Hospital, Clinic and Assisted Living Facilities
- Wound Care
- Holistic Approach to Care and Comfort
- Social Work and Chaplain Services
- Fall Prevention Specialists
- Resident Exercise Programs
- Frequent Visits from Local Schools and Daycare Centers
- Active Resident Council
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Opened in the 1960s as a traditional, 50-bed skilled nursing home connected to the local hospital, Essentia Health Living Center has grown in quality, compassion and comfort, if not in size. By listening to our residents and respecting their wishes, we’ve moved from an institutional model of care to one of resident-centered living.
We are called to make a healthy difference in people’s lives.
- Kevin Gish, Administrator
- Marilyn Sundquist, Director of Nursing
- Crystal Munter, Social Service Designee
Volunteers play an essential role at Essentia Health Living Center—from sharing meals and organizing the community rummage sale, to simply being available for conversation. If you’re interested in sharing your time, call 218-435-7650. Thank you.
Essentia Health Living Center
900 Hilligoss Blvd SE
Fosston, MN 56542map it
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Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Visiting Hours: At Our Residents’ Discretion