Sterling Park Senior Living
142 1st St N. Waite Park, MN 56387
Phone: (320) 252.9595

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    Welcome to Sterling Park Senior Living located in Waite Park, MN.

    Welcome to Sterling Park Senior Living! Everyone who lives, visits and works at Sterling Park Senior Living is treated with the same respect, compassion and dignity we’d all want for ourselves. That’s because we’re all on this journey together. Even though we have common goals, we know how important it for everyone to be accorded individuality, independence and choice.

    Sterling Park Senior Living offers the comfort and convenience of home in a campus community that provides a wide variety of lifestyle options and individualized services based on your personal needs. You’ll enjoy meeting new people and joining fun and exciting activities. Located in a quiet neighborhood setting, while only being steps from a variety of dining and shopping options, you will find it easy to call our community home.

    Sterling Park Commons and Park Gardens Apartments provide Assisted Living options within the Sterling Park Senior Living campus. This is the perfect location if you don’t want the continued burden of a home but want to live independently. Our private apartments provide residents the home care services they need, when they need it.

    Sterling Park Senior Living is a skilled, compassionate community offering transitional care, long-term care, and outpatient therapy services. This community offers a wealth of programs and amenities to help you or your loved ones thrive and recover.

    Lifestyle Options

    • Assisted Living
    • Long Term Care
    • Transitional/Post Acute Care
    • Outpatient Therapy
    • Lifestyle FAQ

    Additional Programs

    Assisted Living

    Sterling Park Assisted Living offers the comfort and convenience in a community with a wide variety of living options, home care services and amenities. You will no longer have to worry about snow removal, lawn care and daily upkeep of a home. At Sterling Park Senior Living, you will be living with a minimal or moderate level of assistance. We value Person Centered Care. As your needs change,so can the services we provide. Personalized and comprehensive health services are available as your needs change. No two people are alike, and the same holds true for the services we provide to each resident.

    With our commitment to the person, we focus on our 7 Dimensions of Wellness to meet the goals and needs of those who choose to call Sterling Park “Home.” You can expect their will be opportunities to socialize with friends in the Bistro, participate in card or book club, attend worship services, work out in the fitness room or attend an exercise group. Using our handicap accessible bus, you may choose to go on an outing such as a shopping trip, movie or out to eat. We want you to maintain and active lifestyle regardless of your age.

    Apartment Amenities:
    • Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments available
    • Full kitchen with stove, range, and refrigerator
    • Individually controlled climate settings
    • Walk-in showers
    • All utilizes paid including basic satellite package and non-streaming wifi
    • Controlled access entry system
    • Emergency response system
    • Daily check-in
    • And more
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    Community Amenities:
    • Computer with internet access
    • Coffee shop / country store
    • Private dining room to entertain family and friends
    • Bath with whirlpool spa
    • Courtyard
    • Chapel on campus
    • Salon on campus

    Long Term Care

    Sterling Park provides care for individuals when staying at home is no longer possible. We provide a person centered environment to meet the needs of those who choose to call Sterling Park home. In addition to rehabilitation services, we take the worry and stress out of daily living with the following benefits. We know that each person is unique, and we want to help meet the individual goals and needs of our residents.

    We Provide:
    • Licensed social services and wellness recreational directors to find the leisure and social activities you enjoy
    • 24 hour skilled nursing care
    • On-site therapy if the need arises
    • Specialty dietary service provided by our culinary team
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry
    • Maintenance
    • Daily activities
    • Weekly beautician visits
    • Social, recreational, educational, and spiritual opportunities
    • Private and Semi Private rooms with various floor plans

    Transitional/Post Acute Care

    Sterling Park Senior Living offers our patients state-of-the-art rehabilitation services. We offer Physical, Occupational, Speech and a wider array of specialized therapies on an in-patient and in many cases, outpatient basis. At Sterling Park, we do everything that we can to ensure you have a productive and comfortable recovery after a traumatic experience or scheduled surgery. Our goal is getting you back to where you call home.

    We Provide:
    • Private Suites with cable television and phone service at no extra cost
    • Family room for larger groups of loved ones coming to visit
    • Therapy gym
    • Rehabilitation of medically complex patients
    • Orthopedic rehabilitation
    • Pain management
    • A wide array of clinical services
    • 24/7 admissions
    • Trackable results through Resident Outcome Measures (ROM)
    • Wellness programming to care for the whole person

    Outpatient Therapy

    Outpatient therapy is a form of therapeutic treatment offered to individuals who do not need to be in a skilled nursing setting on a continual basis. A number of therapies can be offered on an outpatient basis including occupational, speech, physical, and post-surgical care. Many patients prefer outpatient therapy because it allows them to receive necessary medical care while staying at home. It also allows patients to live a relatively normal life while simply setting aside time to attend therapy sessions.

    If you suffer from any of these conditions, you could benefit from outpatient therapy:
    • Back pain
    • Joint stiffness or pain
    • Lack of blood flow
    • Stroke
    • Muscle weakness or spasms
    • Arthritis
    • Lack of endurance or range of motion
    • Edema
    • Falls
    • Neuropathy
    • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

    Lifestyle FAQ

    Independent Living
    • Are you looking for relief from the daily tasks (cleaning, mowing, shoveling and repairs) and expense of keeping up a household?
    • Are you looking for a convenient and safe environment to call home?
    • Do you look forward to socialization and community spaces for fun and relaxation?
    • Do you want to spend more time enjoying your family and friends, travelling and maybe volunteering in the community?
    • Are you independently caring for yourself and not requiring daily home care support?

    If the answer is yes to any of the questions above, Sterling Park Independent Living is the best
    option for you.

    Assisted Living

    It’s not always easy to tell when you or a loved one needs more help. The following warning signs
    may indicate that it’s time for a talk about assisted living.

    • Do you find the refrigerator is empty or filled with spoiled food or you or your loved one
      are losing weight? These may be signs of not eating well because shopping or
      cooking is difficult.
    • Do you notice frequent bruises? This may be a sign of falling or mobility and balance
    • Does your loved one wear the same clothes over and over again or neglects personal
      hygiene? This can indicate that doing laundry and bathing is physically challenging.
    • Do you find the house and yard isn’t as clean and tidy as it used to be? This can be a sign that household upkeep is becoming too difficult to manage.
    • Does your loved one forget things, including doctor’s appointments and when to take
      medication? This may be due to memory loss.
    • Your parent seems depressed? Depression is common in seniors who are isolated and alone.
    • Do you notice strange or inappropriate behavior? For example, your loved one may dress
      inappropriately for the weather. This can be a sign that he or she is experiencing confusion.
    Memory Care

    Our memory support neighborhoods are uniquely designed to meet the needs of those with
    Alzheimer’s and dementia related impairments. Airy walkways, activity centers and secured outdoor
    spaces for safe wandering are a few of the amenities designed to provide a homelike, supportive
    environment for our residents. Our Enriching Connections and Inspire Wellness for Life programs
    ensure our staff members are trained in the most progressive, research driven practices and our residents receive comprehensive wellness services.

    The questions below may helpful when determining if a move to a memory support community is a
    good option:

    • Is the person with dementia becoming unsafe in their current home?
    • Is the health of the person with dementia or my health as a caregiver at risk?
    • Are the person’s care needs beyond my physical abilities?
    • Am I becoming a stressed, irritable and impatient caregiver?
    • Am I neglecting work responsibilities, my family and myself?
    • Would the structure and social interaction at a memory care community benefit the person
      with dementia?
    What is the next step?

    One of our registered nurses will perform a nursing assessment that will help you determine what is
    best for you or your loved one. You’ll have the comfort of knowing the expertise of our nursing
    team will guide you in the right direction. Call us to discuss the right option for you or your loved

    Inspire Wellness For Life

    Our Comprehensive Wellness Program

    We believe addressing the whole person is the key to Quality of Life. Therefore, the following 7 dimensions of wellness are our important guiding principles:

    • Physical: Choosing to live a healthy, active lifestyle
    • Spiritual: Living with meaning and purpose
    • Social: Having daily interactions with others
    • Emotional: Being aware of and accepting feelings
    • Intellectual: Engaging in creative pursuits
    • Vocational: Expressing yourself through talents and passion
    • Environmental: Respecting and caring for our surroundings
    We Strive to Improve the Resident Quality of Life
    • Our community life is enriched through an array of well-rounded and multi-dimensional programming
    • Programs are driven by person-centered preferences
    • Our programs are developed through evidenced based research
    Our Primary Focus
    • Improve cognition
    • Decrease pain
    • Reduce falls
    • Reduce symptoms of depression

    Respite and Recovery

    Everyone needs a little respite!

    Our respite program is available for a 7 to 60 day stay. When informal caregivers require a leave or if you are recovering from illness, injury or disease, we have a place for you to stay. Due to the short-term and/or acute nature of the service, it is offered as a complete, individualized package including:

      • Furnished apartment
      • All utilities (except phone)
      • Three meals per day
      • Housekeeping
      • Weekly linen and personal laundry
      • Emergency response system
      • Group activities
      • 24 hour staffing
      • Wellness checks
      • Initial assessment and monitoring by trained staff
      • Assistance with personal cares such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, eating and mobility
      • Medication administration
      • Medication set-up
      • Nurse supervision and monitoring by trained staff

    There is a per day cost for respite care services; please call for rates. Discharge is anticipated within
    60 days, or an assessment by one of our registered nurses is completed to determine current status and make recommendations for appropriate service options. Other skilled services, such as physical therapy, will need to be purchased from the health care provider of your choice.

    Visiting Physicians

    Partnerships are crucial to providing the best and most comprehensive options for our tenants. Onsite physicians can take away the stress of fighting weather and traffic to get to your appointment, if you choose. This is an approach where primary care providers, families and patients work in partnership to improve health outcomes and quality of life for individuals with chronic health conditions or disabilities. This team approach to care gives you access to all the services and support you needed.

    Please let us know if you have questions and we can connect you to our physician services partner.

    Medication Management

    Our experienced team has been committed to quality improvement through innovation and alignment with our core mission. Listening and responding to the needs of our tenants and families is imperative to maintaining our commitment to quality care. One area of ongoing concern in healthcare is medication management —specifically medication errors, overuse, and thorough, quality review.

    In response to this need we’ve come together with pharmacy experts utilizing an affiliate organization to meet our needs. TotalCare Pharmacy will provide extensive benefits, with pharmacy services tailored to our processes, allowing Tealwood managed and owned properties to provide you the best care possible.

    We understand that the 360 approach to healthcare is crucial for the best care delivery possible. …because the journey matters.


    Improving Resident Safety Through Development of High-Performing Teams

    TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based teamwork system aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and team skills among health care professionals. TeamSTEPSS includes comprehensive, ready-to-use materials and training curriculum to successfully integrate teamwork principles into any health care delivery system.

    Team Competency Outcomes


    • Shared Mental Model


    • Mutual Trust
    • Team Orientation


    • Adaptability
    • Accuracy
    • Productivity
    • Efficiency
    • Safety
    What contributes to a team’s performance and outcomes?
    • Leadership
    • Communication
    • Customer Service Rounds
    • Team Support
    • Team Situational Awareness
    Target Groups


    • Individual & Team Professional Development
    • Enhance Communication
    • Share information in a timely manner
    • Develop high-performing teams

    Residents & Family Members

      • Enhance Resident Safety
      • Improve Clinical Outcomes
      • Communicate Progress & Impact

    We value providing our residents and patients with a quality living experience as a member of our health care family. We know that high-performing teams communicate well together, enjoy their work, help one another when needed and are engage while delivering personalized, quality care to our residents.


    At Sterling Park Senior Living, we are committed to ensuring our patients are engaged and prepared to succeed when they leave our community. We have integrated a state-of-the art solution called Engage that allows our staff to easily track the progress of each patient, provides management intelligence to our team, and ensures each patient has the tools, resources, and support necessary to self-manage at home.
    While providing the highest quality of clinical care is always forefront, we recognize that the ability to self-manage after discharge is dependent upon several key factors:

    We actively engage the patient and the family early in the stay.
    • Preparation for transition begins at admission.
    • The engaged patient takes an active role in their recovery process.
    We learn as much as possible about the patient, their prior living situation, and their expectations.
      • Having a clear understanding of the expectations of the patient and the family paves the way for productive communication.

    Closing expectation gaps to the greatest extent possible sets the stage for successful transitions.

    We listen to our patients ‘In the Moment’.
    • We use ‘In the Moment’ conversations during the course of each stay to listen to our patients while they are with us.
    • Their feedback gives us the opportunity to address any issues immediately so that by the time they leave us they feel well prepared to self-manage.
    We provide each patient with timely, relevant education.
    • Providing relevant education is a cornerstone for successful patient outcomes.
    • Engage’s Accelerated Patient Learning provides customized, patient-centered education paths.
    Upon discharge, each patient receives a customized, comprehensive set of transition instructions for managing their care.
    • The transition (discharge) plan is written for the patient and outlines a clear program to help them or their family members manage their care.
    • Patients are encouraged to take the transition plan with them to follow-up appointments with health care professionals following them after discharge.
    Active, ongoing post-transition follow-up with each patient is a priority.
    • We understand that follow-up after discharge is critical to our patient’s ability to successfully manage their own care.
    • We are able to connect with patients actively and provide early intervention on issues that may lead to readmission through Engage’s Continuum Manager.

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