Long-Term Care

When a loved one requires 24-hour access to care, you’ll find peace of mind in the hands of our expert care team and the continuum of care available on our pet-visit-friendly campus in the heart of Austin, Minnesota. Our residents find a comforting and enriching environment for living their best regardless of chronic conditions or prolonged illnesses.

Award-Winning Care

Our care team is trained and managed by Ecumen, an award-winning senior housing and services provider with over 160 years of experience serving individuals and their families in the region. In collaboration with you, your loved one, and their physician, we’ll make a personalized care plan in support of your loved one’s health, well-being and independence. As care needs change, our compassionate teams across a continuum of care are available to offer support and expert care.

Available Services

  • Expert Care
    Continuously trained licensed nurses available onsite 24/7
  • Nutritious Meals
    Providing home-cooked meals/snacks each day in coordination with physician dietary recommendations
  • Life-Enrichment Programming
    Providing leisure activities
  • Housekeeping
    Providing daily linen and personal laundry services
  • Physical Therapy
    Focusing on movement, strength, coordination, and balance
  • Occupational Therapy
    Focusing on attaining independence in daily life, such as eating, dressing, bathing, and grooming
  • Speech Therapy
    Improving the ability to eat, swallow and communicate
  • Respite Care
    Providing care for individuals and peace of mind for a primary caregiver’s deserved time off
  • Hospice Care
    Life-honoring care from highly skilled team of comfort-care specialists providing physical, emotional and spiritual care during end-of-life stages

Care Team Training

To ensure you or a loved one receives the best care and services possible, our care team members complete continuous training on the newest technology and care advancements:

  • Experience with complex medical conditions
  • A strong understanding of the physical and emotional challenges faced during chronic illness
  • Supporting and honoring an individual’s personal goals and desire for independence
  • Using technology to simplify infection control and antibiotic stewardship while making more time for one-on-one care
  • Skilled nursing available 24/7

I’ve been living in Long-Term Care at St. Mark’s for over two years and the staff has been good to me. I like that they are protective and concerned about me. If I am feeling ill, they bring me apples and fresh baked goodies. Living here makes me appreciate life more.
– D.S.

Did You Know?

Nursing home, rest home, and skilled nursing facility are common names for what we call a long-term care community, where licensed nurses are available and regularly attending to individuals in our care 24/7.