Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have a question about Ecumen Scenic Shores and don’t see your answer here, please don’t hesitate to call us at 218-834-8374 or click here to contact us online for a personalized answer.

Assisted Living

Your monthly rent depends on the custom-tailored, à la carte service packages and levels you require. You only pay for the assistance you need, month-by-month. Please ask us for details about all of our service options. Simply call us at 218-834-0849 for more information.

Because our residents’ needs change from month to month, the amount of on-site staff varies to accommodate those needs.

Long-term care insurance should cover at least a portion of the monthly fee at Scenic Shores. All insurance plans are different. If you have long-term care insurance, please refer to the specific benefits of your plan. If you have any questions, contact your insurance agent or call us at 218-834-0849 for assistance.

Since you decorate your own private residence here, you decide what to bring! Furniture, dishes, cookware, bedding, towels, clothing, toiletries, heirlooms, art—whatever you find useful or beautiful!

No, you must provide your own phone and arrange for your own phone service.

Pets are not permitted to live here, but we love when they visit! Dogs and cats are required to have their current shots and be kept on a leash.

The Scenic Shores Care Center is contracted with the Veteran’s Administration (VA) to provide skilled nursing care. But VA benefits don’t cover rent, so our Assisted Living residences do not accept Veteran’s benefits.

The application process to become a resident of Ecumen Scenic Shores includes the successful completion of a Financial Analysis and a Nursing Assessment. Just start by contacting us! Simply call us at 218-834-0849 for assistance.

No, outside health care providers are not authorized to deliver care to Assisted Living residents at Scenic Shores. However, if you have transportation, you may go off-site to receive care. We’re happy to help you coordinate transportation.

Yes! We encourage you to live your life your way!

All utilities except apartment air conditioning; one home-cooked noon meal daily; basic cable television service; weekly housekeeping; two loads of laundry per week; daily comfort checks; monthly vital sign monitoring; transportation coordination; 24-hour staff on-site; and emergency call system.

Our most popular activities include bingo, paddle ball, worship services, drum circles, therapy dog visits, card games and puzzles, watercolor painting, crafting, manicures and hand massages, live entertainment, movie nights, afternoon coffee socials, karaoke, and evening cocktails. With three Life Enrichment Specialists on staff, there is truly never a dull moment here.

No, we don’t provide transportation. But we will help coordinate transportation for you through our community partners.

Our amenities include a restaurant-style dining room, a fireplace, patio, a salon, reading nooks, puzzle tables, family gathering areas, TV entertainment area, plus access to the AEOA transit system. Click to see our Photo Gallery.

Our Assisted Living residences range from 510 square feet to 964 square feet.

No, our Assisted Living residences are private

Care Center

Monthly rent depends on how much skilled nursing or rehabilitative care is needed. You only pay for the assistance you need, month-by-month. Please ask us for details about all of our services. Simply call us at 218-834-0849 for more information.

Because our residents’ needs change from month to month, the amount of on-site staff varies to accommodate those needs.

Insurance covers the cost of your stay in our Care Center if you are admitted after a hospital stay of at least three days and are receiving physical, occupational and/or speech therapy. If you meet these requirements, you may be covered at 100% for the first 20 days. After the first 20 days, there is a copay. Most insurance companies will cover the copay, potentially covering up to 100 days of skilled nursing care.

Bring with you at least seven complete changes of clothes, and give them to staff for labeling. We supply you with personal care items such as shampoo, soap, deodorant, and a comb or brush, and furnishings that include bedding, dressers and a chair. Please bring anything else you would enjoy, such as a TV, radio, laptop computer, iPad, cell phone, and décor items such as family pictures, comforter and accent pillows, lamp, favorite chair or additional dresser.

No, you must provide your own personal telephone and arrange for your own service. However, you are welcome to use the telephone at the nursing station.

Pets are not permitted to live here, but we love when they visit! Dogs and cats are required to have their current shots and be kept on a leash.

Yes, the Scenic Shores Care Center accepts Veterans benefits. Please call us for details about coverage and eligibility at 218-834-0849.

Admission is as simple as reviewing the person’s medical records from their personal physician or recent hospitalization, and confirming that we have availability at our Care Center.

Only health care providers from Lake View Clinic are authorized to provide care on-site at our Care Center. Physicians from Lake View Clinic provide routine, specialized, and preventive care to our residents.

Safety always comes first, but yes, we encourage you to live your life your way—even if you require a family or staff escort.

Private or semi-private, five-star Medicare-certified accommodations; 24-hour skilled nursing care; three delicious and nutritious chef-prepared meals daily; snacks; use of indoor and outdoor common areas for socializing with family and friends; pastoral care; physical, occupational and/or speech therapy; preventive care; social worker support services; housekeeping, laundry and linen change weekly; all utilities except telephone; Wi-Fi; individually customized Live 2 B Healthy® programs; Life Enrichment activities, recreation and entertainment to maintain wellness; bathing assistance; dressing/grooming assistance; personal hygiene assistance; transfer assistance; escorts to meals and activities; medication management and administration; comfort checks; and more!

Our most popular activities include bingo, worship services, drum circles, therapy dog visits, card games and puzzles, live entertainment, and movie nights. With three Life Enrichment Specialists on staff, there is truly never a dull moment here. Resident participation is based upon each individual’s level of interest and capability.

We do not provide transportation but will assist in scheduling transportation.

You have a choice of private or double-occupancy rooms.

A private room is an additional 15% surcharge of the daily room rate

Medicare does not provide long-term care coverage. If you have other long-term care insurance coverage or questions, or would like to know more about financial aid eligibility through Medicaid, just call us for guidance at 218-834-0849.

For more information, please call us at 218-834-8374 or click here to contact us online.

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