The VINE Adult Respite Center offers fun, friendship, and caring support for aging adults who are socially isolated or have a progressive illness. VINE’s licensed Adult Day Program provides family caregivers with a well-deserved break and strives to enhance quality of life and extend the length of independent community living for the person in their care.
The VINE Adult Respite Program is licensed by the Minnesota Departments of Human Services and Health. Our staff includes a Licensed Social Worker (LSW); a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), and an experienced Activity Coordinator. A Registered Nurse (RN), a Registered Dietician (RD), and a Licensed Physical Therapist provide program oversight. All staff members are trained in CPR/First Aid and bring years of experience working with aging adults with Alzheimer’s disease or other progressive illnesses.
The VINE Adult Respite Center is open with safety protocols in place from the Minnesota Department of Health, Human Services, and the CDC.
The Respite Center is accepting new participants at this time, for more information contact Mary Wichtendahl at 507-386-5577.
We offer an individual plan of care for each participant which includes:
Serving together with respite center staff, trained volunteers assist with meaningful activities and share the gift of friendship with participants. Volunteers, who commit to a four-hour time period at least once a month, do not assist with personal cares or have supervisory responsibility.
We require a two day minimum per week. The cost includes a dietitian planned lunch and two snacks each day. Bathing service and transportation are available for an additional charge.
We offer a variety of payment options including private pay, state waivers, long term care insurance, and VA funding for eligible veterans.
The VINE Adult Respite Center provides an affordable alternative to a much costlier move to an assisted living facility.
The respite center is truly a life saver!
It’s amazing what you can do in these 4 hours. I can get things done or do whatever I want.