Birchwood Care Home

(866) 827-0169

715 W 31 St St, Minneapolis, MN


  • Assisted Living
  • Micro-Community: Board and Care Home
  • Nursing Home

Payment Options

  • Medicare No
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance Yes
  • Subsidy Available No
Birchwood Care Home
715 W 31St St
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11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Birchwood Care Home is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 60 beds based in Minneapolis, MN. At last check, the facility had 60 residents indicating that it is 100% occupied which is about average within the state of Minnesota. The provider accepts only medicare, and provides resident and family counseling services.
This nursing home and assisted living facility, is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Birchwood Care Home, was 5 stars. Only 17% of nursing homes have 5 stars in Minnesota.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Birchwood Care Home with other senior care providers in Minnesota. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is higher than average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is higher than average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is higher than average. The most recent health inspection was on 04/26/2012.
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Description of Birchwood Care Home in Minneapolis, MN

Built In 1966 , Number of Beds : 60

Birchwood Care Home, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota provides the following services: Assisted Living, Micro-Community: Board and Care Home, and Nursing Home. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicaid. Birchwood Care Home has received 5 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 5 stars. Accommodations at Birchwood Care Home, start at $3,104 a month. Birchwood Care Home has a very good hospital, Abbott Northwestern Hospital Inc, located nearby, which scored a 88 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Birchwood Care Home's nearest hospital is 1 miles away. A more detailed description of the types of care for Birchwood Care Home can be found here.

Birchwood Care Home is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Birchwood Care Home is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

Also, Birchwood Care Home is a Micro community, which means it is a smaller senior community. It is a Board and Care Home. Some people prefer it for its smaller less institutional setting.

Birchwood Care Home is a 60 bed facility that has a dual license as a Board & Care and Level 2 nursing home for people with Chronic Long Term Mental Illness. We offer 24 hour nursing, medication management, incontinence care and management, assist of 1 for ADL's, appointment management. We have a full line of staff that includes a Full Time Licensed Social Worker, Full Time Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist & Part-Time Licensed Dietician. We offer a variety of different types of activities individualized to a persons preferences that includes different outings for shopping, eating out, library, local events and sight seeing.  We have a Psychologist that provides in-house counseling two times a month and the ability to send residents to weekly counseling if needed. We have an in-house smoke room for residents who are smokers. We are conveniently located in S Minneapolis close to several convenience stores, grocery & drug store and several coffee and fast food restaurants  with easy access to the Metro Transit bus system.  We are within walking distance to Lake Calhoun and The Global Market and several area churches serving different denominations. We are handicapped assessable with elevator that goes to all three levels. We give residents the ability, freedom  and independence to be out in the community on a daily basis to jobs, work programs, volunteer opportunities and several drop in centers that are within walking distance. We offer assistance to residents with their finances including being Rep. Payee and offer budgeting as a way to gain further independence. We also manage a 6 unit private pay apartment complex for male clients who are more independent but still require medication management, meal preparation etc., they have direct access to most of the same services as residents of Birchwood Care Home.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.


Parking & Transportation
  • Access to Public Transportation Nearby
Community Services
  • Activity Director
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Guest Dining
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Maintenance Director
  • TV/Media Room
Dining Options
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snack
  • Buffet Style
  • Low Sugar
  • Low Sodium
  • 24 Hour Controlled Access
  • 24 Hour Up and Awake Staff
  • Emergency In-Room Call System
  • Fire Sprinkler System
Personal Assistance
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Catheter Management
  • Foot Care
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking
  • Toileting
  • Medication Management
Behavioral Support
  • Yells, Curses, or Acts Verbally Aggressive
  • Does Not Sleep Through the Night
  • Paces or Rummages Habitually
  • Needs Prompting for Their Personal Care
Special Health Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Breathing Support with Oxygen
  • Cancer
  • Colostomy or Urostomy
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Emphysema or Other Lung Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Disease or Heart Failure
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Monitored Intake of Food and Liquids
  • Stroke
  • Tendency To Fall
  • Severe Brain Injury
  • Diabetic Diet
  • Oral Medication
  • Insulin Injection Self-Administered
  • Insulin Injection Staff-Administered
On-Site Therapy
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Restorative Therapy
  • Support Groups for Patients
  • Support Groups for Families or Caregivers