What is assisted living?

An Assisted Living Residence is defined by the Assisted Living Federation of America as a special combination of housing, personalized supportive services and health care designed to meet the needs, both scheduled and unscheduled, of those who need help with activities of daily living (ADL) such as bathing, dressing, eating and monitoring medications. Assisted living facilities vary greatly from one to the next, so be sure to shop around for what best fits your needs now and in the future.

Who needs assisted living?

Assisted Living is generally appropriate for anyone whose safety; security, comfort or future well-being is compromised by staying where they are, but who does not require the more intensive services offered in a nursing home. This includes, but is not limited to, people who: are feeling uncomfortable living on their own, have a poor appetite, have trouble with medications (taking, not taking, overmedicating, not taking at appropriate times, etc.), have increased forgetfulness, are dependent on an outside source for day-to-day needs, lack socialization opportunities, cannot keep up with general housekeeping or maintenance, need transportation or may need help with bathing or hygiene.

Who pays for Ridgeway?

Anyone has the opportunity to live at Ridgeway. We accept private pay, financial assistance and long-term care insurance as methods of payment to live at Ridgeway. If desiring to use long-term care insurance, please be sure that your policy covers our type of facility.

Typically, assisted living is 1/3 to 1/2 as expensive as a nursing home. If you would like to learn more about whether you qualify for financial assistance, contact your county family services agency.

What distinguishes Ridgeway from other Assisted
Living Communities?

Ridgeway includes services to meet all of the above needs plus assistance with dressing, bedmaking, meal-time escort assistance, overnight well-being checks, reminders and redirection as needed. Over 10 years of experience in assisted living, Ridgeway has established itself on offering the premier assisted living communities in the area. You or your loved one deserves to have experienced staff providing health support and daily assistance.

May I furnish and decorate my own apartment?

Yes. Residents furnish their own apartments to reflect their own personal taste. Your treasured keepsakes and memories are all you need to make Ridgeway your new home.

Are guests welcome at Ridgeway?

Your family and friends are always a welcome part of our active community. Guests may dine with us for a nominal fee. Ridgeway also offers a comfortable guest suite at Ridgeway on 23rd, which is available at an affordable rate.

Ridgeway’s spacious Community Rooms are the perfect setting for special occasions, family gatherings, or hosting your club or service organization. See Director or Activities Director for reservations.

Are pets allowed?

Pets are allowed to stay, provided the pet meets Ridgeway Pet Policy criteria. A separate pet policy will need to be signed, and will be strictly enforced. A security deposit for pets is required. Pets are allowed to visit, as long as the pets are well behaved.

What about staff?

Service beyond expectation isn’t just a slogan; it’s our way of doing business. Our caring, well-trained professionals are committed to providing the highest quality of service to our residents each and every day.

Our experienced nursing staff tailors each care plan to meet individual needs. 24-staffing ensures comfort, well-being and peace of mind for family and friends.

What if my needs change?

Ridgeway is here to offer services that enhance the quality of life without dominating it. Under the supervision of licensed health care professionals, we provide extensive supportive services in the privacy and comfort of your own apartment.

What activities are offered?

Residents may pursue the interest and hobbies of their choice. All activities are designed to encourage growth, socialization and physical activity. Activities include exercise, arts and crafts, guest lectures, parties, entertainment and much more!

Ridgeway on German/Reflections

715 So German St.
Phone: (507) 354-7400
Fax: (507) 359-5711

Email: Ridgeway@newulmtel.net

Ridgeway on 23rd/Reflections

720 23rd St. North
Phone: (507) 354-7000

Email: Ridgeway23@newulmtel.net