(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001

The VINE Adult Respite Center is Closed

For the past 20 years, VINE has offered different forms of respite care for caregivers – fulfilling a service that was not readily available in the community.  In the beginning, VINE offered in-home respite care by trained volunteers.  The caregiver was provided a break for a couple of hours while the volunteer visited with the care receiver.  Eventually, the popularity of the program resulted in a social respite program one day a week at the Summit Center.  The social respite program continued to grow and when VINE moved into the building on Hickory Street, it was decided that VINE would use a portion to develop a state-licensed Adult Day respite program which opened in 2015. 

While much has changed in the long-term care environment over the past 20 years, one staple has been the quality respite care provided by the VINE Adult Respite Center and its amazing team of caring, dedicated employees and volunteers. 

However, the program has struggled for years.  Participation of the fragile population served has been inconsistent, and VINE can no longer sustain the increased costs and unfunded mandates associated with operating a licensed Adult Day respite program.  After much analysis and deliberation among the VINE Board of Directors and leaders, the decision has been made to close the VINE Adult Respite Center.  The closure will allow VINE to realign Respite Center employees with other VINE caregiver services and programs. The last day of Respite Center service was Thursday, September 30.

Those looking for respite care can contact Ecumen at 507-345-6506.

Font Resize