Spotlight on Services: Enhanced Assisted Living

Enhanced assisted living within a senior living community offers a continuation of the care available within the community. This level of care has licensed nursing staff available 24 hours a day in a residential setting. Not all senior living communities offer this extraordinary level of care. Referred to as “care suites” within the Walker Methodist family, several communities do offer this option and can be found at Highview Hills in Lakeville, Care Suites of Edina in Edina, and Westwood Ridge in W. St. Paul.

Enhanced Assisted Living, by Definition


Licensed nursing staff collaborate with Residents, their loved ones, and physicians to establish specialized care plans that support medical needs – the community provides the social environment, interaction, and relationships to provide the fullness and joy to enhance lives. Our primary focus is to offer complete peace of mind to Residents and their families that excellent care, safety, and an environment designed for utmost respect is where they will be living. Residents are supported by 24/7 services administered by trained and compassionate staff.

Beautiful intimate settings, medication management, assistance with regular daily activities including eating, bathing, and dressing, and access to various rehabilitative programs are some of Walker Methodist’s care suite amenities. Our goal is always excellence in care delivery and enhancing the lives of our Residents. 

The Benefit of Enhanced Assisted Living

For those needing a higher level of care and wanting a residential, beautiful environment in an assisted living setting, a care suite is what you are looking for. Here’s a glimpse of the care and support you will receive:

  • Licensed nursing staff on site 24 hours a day
  • 5:1 resident to staff ratio
  • Bathing and personal hygiene
  • Medication management
  • Personal laundry and linen service
  • Daily and Weekly Housekeeping
  • Front desk concierge
  • Chauffeured transportation to local businesses and service providers
  • Three meals served daily, either in the dining room or in suite
  • A social calendar of dynamic activities and life enrichment

Enhanced Assisted Living at Walker Methodist

Walker Methodist features three campuses with enhanced assisted living. We also refer to this option for living as “care suites”: 

  1. Care Suites in Edina

    With 72 apartments in an intimate assisted living community, Care Suites is located in the heart of Edina. Adjacent to Adams Hill Park and near France Avenue’s Centennial Lakes Park featuring Whole Foods, Jason’s Deli, and Starbucks, Care Suites in Edina caters to those wanting an intimate setting with access to excellent health care and all the features of home. 
  1. Highview Hills in Lakeville

    Readers’ Choice Award for Best Assisted Living in Lakeville in 2014, 2015, and again for 2016, as featured by SUN Newspapers, Highview Hills also boasts residence as one of Money Magazine’s The Best Places to Live 2012. Our quiet, residential setting enjoys proximity to Quigley Sime Park, and is just blocks from the historic downtown. Highview Hills offers access to healthcare services and a variety of therapy programs within a gorgeous atmosphere.
  1. Westwood Ridge in West St. Paul

    Situated atop a scenic hill, Westwood Ridge features one and two bedroom apartments, memory care, care suites, and transitional care. Westwood Ridge’s neighborhood is home to Marthaler Park and Thompson Oaks Golf Club. The community also features a collaborative wellness program, which puts Residents and their loved ones in control of the quality healthcare services they desire. 


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Topics: Care and Programs

Elizabeth Meyer

Written by Elizabeth Meyer

I am an accomplished professional with experience in the senior, hospitality, sales, and marketing industries. My success has included individual and multi-property operations, sales, and marketing and includes brand management. My career has included increasing levels of responsibility currently as the Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Walker Methodist. In this role my responsibilities include the growth and implementation of Walker's sales and marketing strategies. Support and facilitate development and implementation of Walker's marketing plan, working with Senior Leadership and community Directors. Develop sales and marketing strategies based on the market place and the community and property needs. Plan and administer Marketing's operating budget.

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