Our Residents enjoy an assortment of services designed to meet their physical, social and spiritual needs.
The Family Council is a volunteer organization that consists of family members who have, or have had, a loved one living at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis. Family Council Officers are volunteers, and elected annually. The vision of the Family Council is “families supporting families”. Family Councils are mandated by law; specifically, U.S. Statutes 42 C.F.R. Section 483.15(c) and Minnesota Statutes Sections 144.651, Subd. 27, 144A.10, Subd. 8b, and 144A.101, Subd.6.
In general, the Family Council provides a formal vehicle for communication and information sharing between administration, family members, staff, Residents, and family friends, through which the following is accomplished.
The Family Council has undertaken several projects aimed at improving the quality of our loved ones’ lives, the first of which is to hold monthly meetings. In addition, there are summer river boat trips and the annual end-of-summer picnic, the delivery of welcome baskets to new Residents, sending sympathy cards to the families whose loved one has passed away, the production of a monthly newsletter, and finally, each Family Council Officer is an understanding listener whenever needed. To sum it up, you and your loved one’s best interests prevail for the Family Council.
Family Council members meet on the second Saturday of each month. Social time is from noon until 12:30 p.m., from 12:30 to 2 p.m. the business meeting part of the meeting gets underway, which includes speakers. Meetings are held in the Community Room of Building 19. There are no dues, nor financial obligations. For more information contact the Family Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quality of care is foremost at the Minneapolis Veterans Home, and our Residents are our primary focus. Through this calendar of diverse activities, we strive to help our Residents maintain the greatest possible independence in their lives.
Our Residents are treated to a wide variety of recreation activities and events, both within the facility and out in the community. By providing this detailed schedule, we encourage family and friends to participate as much as possible in the activities at Minneapolis Veterans Home.
The dietary menu at our Minneapolis Home has been developed by registered dietitians. Our menu provides Residents with a balanced, nutritious meal. Just like at home, different menu options are available to accommodate the needs of our Residents.
Minnesota Veterans Home - Minneapolis
5101 Minnehaha Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417
1-877-VET MPLS (838-6757)
Fax: (612) 548-5732
Admissions: (612) 548-5731
Human Resources: (612) 548-5989
Administrator, Dennis DeCosta: (612) 548-5705
Community Relations, Sandy Larson: (612) 548-5993
Volunteer Service Coordinator, Sharon Marshall: (612) 548-5751
Director of Nursing, Ron Kaylor: (612) 548-5710