MINOT, N.D. - An assisted living center in Minot celebrated its 25th anniversary Thursday, and launched a new outpatient therapy program in the process.
Edgewood debuted in Minot back in 1993.
Edgewood has 60 facilities in seven states, though the Minot location was the very first one.
Residents and their loved ones joined the staff for a special party with music, food, and prizes.
They also announced a rollout of the CaringEdge program, where occupational or physical therapists visit with residents on scene, rather than making them have to travel to see a doctor.
Edgewood's owner was on hand to celebrate.
“If somebody has some difficulty, the last thing we want to do is put them in a car, make them walk on the ice, and take them to a clinic. We'd rather have the physician come here. So we've changed that mindset,” said Phil Gisi, owner.
“If a resident, let's say they're down and they fracture a hip, and normally they have to go somewhere else, we're able to give them in-house help here to keep them here longer,” said Carma McLaughlin, executive director.
They say the therapists can also visit members of the community off site as well.