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We have completed reviewing test results of staff and residents from the last two weeks of testing both staff and residents. No new cases were identified in the testing. We continue to encourage all to be vaccinated. Thankfully, most staff (75%) and residents (95%) are fully vaccinated.
While we can accommodate visitors at this time, the visits are preferred to be outdoors as we have limited space on the first floor for visitors. We ask that visitors work with the staff on the floor to schedule a visit with a resident. We have asked that visits be limited to 30 minutes with no more than two visitors. All visitors will continue to be screened for symptoms.
We encourage you to call us for updates on the status of your loved one. We will contact you if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19. We know that you may have questions and we encourage you to contact us at 612-333-0111.
The current rate of COVID transmission in Hennepin County allows us to begin to again schedule visits. We have some space and staffing challenges that limit the opportunities but if you wish to schedule a visit please contact us and we will work to facilitate.
Until we receive any notice to the contrary, limitations to residents leaving the facility remain in place, including the recommendation that if a resident leaves the facility to stay with a friend/family member, exposures to persons with COVID-19 cannot be ruled out. Upon the residents return, the resident must be quarantined.
We are helping residents as needed to stay in contact with family via telephone, email or even zoom meetings. Any packages for residents can be left in our breezeway and staff will wipe these packages down prior to giving to the recipient. Residents are asked to not travel out into the community with the exception of going for walks. Our staff are helping to offer walks and other recreation within the facility safely for resident. We have opened a weekly canteen for residents to purchase a limited amount of soda and chips at cost.
All staff and vendors complete a symptom screening and temperature check daily before entering our facility. This includes a visual screening as well as asking about any known exposure to COVID-19. Additionally, we screen resident temps daily and have an O2 saturation reading.
We have received hundreds of cloth mask donations! Every resident is encouraged to wear a mask with the expectation that they be worn in common areas. Staff are offering these regularly to residents. We have posted signs helping residents know how to wear the mask properly. We continue to encourage residents to maintain 6 feet of distance.
The COVID-19 pandemic can feel overwhelming for everyone including our staff due to new information, long work hours, and caring for family and ourselves. Our staff teams have been working hard to protect themselves and the residents we care for by wearing masks and face shields. We continue to offer some group and individual programming including choir, chemical health groups, and jewelry making. Our leadership team is meeting in the morning and afternoon daily to discuss any concerns related to supplies, staffing, screening, or social distancing. We couldn't be more proud of how our staff are managing the ever changing requirements and expectations related to this pandemic.
The Spring Family and Friends Dinner is postponed at this time.
If you have any questions you are welcome to contact the floor Program Director or Pete Thelen.
Pete Thelen: 612-367-8177
2nd floor Program Director - McKena Martin:
3rd floor Program Director - Nicole Goettl:
4th floor Program Director - Logan Evenson:
5th floor Program Director - Laura Tiffany:

About Andrew Residence

Joint Commission ApprovalAndrew Residence was established in 1973 and since then has become one of our state's leading providers of residential mental health care. We offer comprehensive long-term care, treatment, and rehabilitation services for adults experiencing mental illness and have helped thousands of residents over the last forty years. Contributing to our success are many factors, such as:

1- Our progressive care philosophy helps persons with mental illness realize their maximum potential by attaining a high degree of personal independence.

2- We are unique in combining elements of both psychiatric rehabilitation and comprehensive nursing care, in an environment that seeks to meet both the physical and mental health needs of persons with a mental illness.

3- Our management philosophy encourages open communications, contributions, and participation from all members of staff.

4- Our people are some of the most well qualified and dedicated professionals in the industry. They are also caring people with strong technical and people skills.

5- Andrew Residence is a place where residents and staff can develop to their utmost potential. And, Andrew Residence is the place you choose when you want to make a difference and reach your goals.

What People Are Saying About Andrew Residence

"Andrew Residence is such a friendly place. I give very high grades to the staff. They are competent and caring." - Family Member

"I feel Andrew Residence is a very unique facility and provides unique services to a unique population. I am proud to be of service at Andrew Residence. The residents mean a lot to me and in countless ways they let me know I am valued." - Staff Member

"I feel the whole program is good and the staff is really professional." - An Andrew Resident

A Message From Our Administrator

Karen FoyAndrew Residence opened our doors in 1973 with the hope of enhancing the lives of persons with mental illness. Since then our mission of providing high quality rehabilitation services to persons with severe, persistent mental illness has been achieved. We are proud to be a leading provider of comprehensive residential mental health services in Minnesota. Thousands of resident’s lives have been improved through their involvement with Andrew Residence.

At Andrew Residence we are dedicated to enhancing the lives of our residents with compassionate, respectful care. We help our residents realize their strengths and attain the highest degree of independence. I am proud of our dedicated team of staff throughout all departments who help our residents live their lives to the fullest.

We feel we are making a difference in the world. We welcome you to join us – as a resident, a family member or a staff member. I look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about Andrew Residence.

Best regards,
Karen Foy
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Andrew Residence
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