Testimonials

Elk River Senior Living is home to unique individuals who enrich our community with their vibrant personalities. We cater to our residents, and your comfort is our priority. At Elk River Senior Living, we strive to provide the utmost care and ensure peace of mind for our seniors and their families—and it shows. Read our testimonials to see how we’ve thoughtfully served our residents and why people are happy to call Elk River Senior Living home.  

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Over the past 6+ years of taking care of Denny and my aunt Jan I experienced a lot at several senior living centers and you and the staff at Elk River Senior living are head and shoulders above them all!

– Chris L

Moving a loved one out of their home and into an assisted living facility is a difficult decision, and doing so during a pandemic is even more heartbreaking. My siblings and I all live out of state, so it was important for us to find just the right place for our father.

As soon as we met Deb and the team at Elk River Senior Living, we knew we had found that place. Deb helped us through every step of the process. We communicated daily and transitioned my father into his “new home” without a glitch.

The team is caring and compassionate, and we know in our hearts that our father is exactly where he should be. When I expressed to Deb how hard it was going to be to leave him, she simply replied, ‘We are only a phone call away.’

We are extremely grateful for our new family at Elk River Senior Living.

– Karen M

Elk River Senior Living is a wonderful place. The staff truly cares about the residents and creates a welcoming environment. Residents have the option to choose from a plethora of different activities, outings, and entertainment. I see a lot of laughter and love whenever I visit. Thank you for everything you do for my grandparents and family. It's much appreciated. Happy Holidays!

– Jenn H | MPA - Community Liason Advocate

I was having lunch of a chef salad with my mom in the dining room. I recently had a knee replacement and have been having trouble healing. I had to leave halfway through the meal to go back to my mom's room to get in a more comfortable chair. Shortly after, Ahmed came into my mom's room with my salad. He was concerned that I was only able to eat half my meal because of my knee and wanted me to enjoy the rest of it in my mom's room. We chatted a bit about his wife's knee and my knee. He really touched my heart with that gesture...he didn't have to do it but that's the kind of staff Elk River Senior Living has. When I come to visit Mom, Ahmed always has a friendly "hello.” We are very pleased with our mom's progress and feel blessed that we found this facility. Thank you, ERSL!

– Connie M

To say that the process of finding a good landing nest for your aging relatives, when the need comes, is anything other than arduous, is an understatement! We read about it for years, coming this way was the wall of aging baby boomers, that's my generation, and more importantly our parents, this industry is completely out capacitied in every aspect of the facilities available to us today. My great aunt has been looking for the perfect senior living facility in the Elk River area for awhile. We recently checked out the newly built Elk River Senior Homes and we were so impressed with the quality of the units! The amenities and finishes make the units feel homey, especially thoughtful items like screened outdoor spaces and heated floors. The floor plans are awesome too. My great aunt is so excited to move in and call this place home!

– Jim and Mavis H

My parents have lived at Elk River Senior Living for over a year. Mom and Dad are so busy with the wide variety of activities offered that I have to check their schedule to see if they can fit me in. I am so happy they take part because they have created some amazing friendships. The staff at Elk River Senior Living is great because they are courteous and helpful and treat the residents and their families with the utmost respect.

– Wanda H

I’m impressed with everyone at ERSL. You have done a great job keeping my parents safe. Can’t thank you enough.

– Wanda H

My sister and I were looking for assisted living for our dad who had been living in his own home for 96 years but now needed additional services to stay active and independent. We found "Elk River Senior Living". The apartment is spacious and very accessible. The knowledge that someone checks on him daily and assists with basic morning and evening care is a heaven sent. In the past if we called him and he did not pick up we would really start to worry!! Now we know he's safe and probably out and about. They have encouraged him to participate in the ongoing daily activities provided, by not just posting them but reminding him of what's going on day to day and helping get to the location of the activity whether it's fitness classes, movies, bingo, happy hour to name a very few of all that's available to partake in. ALL the staff are respectful, and caring individuals.
Having to leave your home is probably one of the most difficult decisions anyone has to make and we know that it was for our dad but he embraces the fact that he has access to medical assistance 24 hours a day and that's the reassurance he did not have living alone.

– Cindy Cummens

Caring for and moving aging parents is probably one of the most difficult tasks for a child, or at least it has been for me. So many questions and emotions to run through: Am I doing the right thing? Do mom and dad really need more care? Help, I can't be there all the time as I have a family of my own -- ugh, what do I do? I also felt, man, did I miss out on some educational course along the way about taking care of aging parents because I am NOT prepared for this - at all! If I had any idea ahead of time as to the numerous decisions that needed to be made, paperwork to be filed, legal language to understand, and so on, I know I would not have been up to the task -- and all this during COVID! BUT, then along came Deb Bland. From the very first tear-filled call from me wondering, "what do I do?" she enveloped me in the biggest virtual hug she could and walked me through the whole process -- step by step. In fact, her nickname is "Mother Bear" which is so true! In my quest to find just the right place for my parents, I contacted many different assisted living facilities and compared everything -- cleanliness, staffing, welcoming, available amenities, location, etc., and I found Deb and her team at Elk River Senior Living to be the epitome of home . . . they are loving, caring, kind, funny, attentive, and every other positive adjective that you can think of. I have absolutely no doubt that my parents are where they should be -- they are home at Elk River Senior Living. Thank you, Deb and the ERSL team for all you have done, and will continue to do, in loving and caring for my parents. To me, they are one of my most prized, loved, and treasured gifts, and I would not entrust their care to just anyone. With you, though, I am at peace and take great comfort in knowing that you are caring well for them and that they are home. Thank you!

– Dawn
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