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Golden LivingCenter - Rochester East

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About Our LivingCenter

Welcome to Golden LivingCenter - Rochester East. We are a skilled nursing facility located Rochester, Minn., just minutes from the Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center Hospital.

Our LivingCenter offers compassionate care in an environment that maximizes individuality and freedom of choice. In addition to offering quality long-term care, we offer short-term care for those who are recovering from an illness or surgery and want to return home quickly. We also provide care to patients with intermediate- and late-stage dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

Beautifully designed and secure, our Alzheimer's Care Unit helps manage the behaviors associated with dementia and maintain cognitive and physical functionality. Additionally, our skilled clinical team helps residents live with respect and dignity.

Our patient rehabilitation services set us apart. We offer Geriatric Enhanced Modalities (GEM), powered by Aegis Therapies. GEM uses ultrasound, diathermy and electrical stimulation for a variety of treatments including stroke recovery, continence management, joint replacement therapy, wound care and osteoarthritis. These patients enjoy better mobility, less pain, greater joint flexibility, faster recovery, earlier discharge from therapy and an enhanced quality of life.

In addition to this, Golden LivingCenter - Rochester East also offers Aegis’ Freedom Through Functionality (FTF) program. Having the freedom and independence to do for themselves is essential for people to enjoy a full and active lifestyle. To fill this need, FTF uses Nautilus®, a unique specially modified machine-based strength-building program for older adults. This program of strength building is a highly effective way to increase an older person's mobility and independence. Potential benefits of FTF include improved quality of life, increased muscle strength, improved body composition, improved mobility, enhanced functional capacity, reduced number of falls and enhanced joint flexibility.

Patients and residents at Golden LivingCenter - Rochester East are encouraged to enjoy our selection of on-site activities as well as outings to local restaurants and shopping establishments. They will also enjoy our renovations, slated for 2012, which will include an updated therapy area, flat screen televisions, new wall coverings and updated bathrooms and beds.

We are proud to be a 2011 recipient of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) / National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) Bronze Quality Award. This award recognizes facilities that demonstrate a strong commitment to principles of continuous improvement by delivering ever-improving value to residents and other customers, improving overall organizational effectiveness and capabilities, and serving as a champion for organizational and personal learning.


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We understand that there are many healthcare options available to you, and concerns about how you will pay for this care. The following two links will provide you with information to help you make the most informed decision possible.


Your LivingCenter Experience

Our LivingCenters are designed to meet your specific needs. We developed the following guidebooks to provide a better understanding of the Golden Living mission, and to outline the personalized care you can expect to receive while in our care:

Your Stay at Our Golden LivingCenter - We extend a special welcome to our short-term rehab patients with this guidebook, which will help familiarize you with our LivingCenters and help you and your family get to know Golden Living a little better.

Welcome to Our LivingCenter  - A warm welcome to our longer-term care residents. This guidebook was developed to welcome you to our LivingCenters and help you know what to expect.

501 8th Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Tel: (507) 288-6514
Fax: (507) 288-6686
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Services Offered


  • Dining Experiences
  • Hairdressing Services
  • Computer Access
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Telephones
  • Recreation & Social Activities
  • Private Rooms Available
  • In-room Cable Hook-up
  • Private Telephone Lines


Skilled Services

  • Pain Management
  • Balance Management
  • IV Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Continence Management
  • Dialysis Care
  • Wound Care
  • Licensed Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Stroke Rehabilitation


Special Services

  • Alzheimer's Care Unit
  • Short Term Care
  • Discharge Planning
  • Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care
  • Long Term Care

Services coordinated with community providers

  • Hospice
  • Podiatry
  • Audiology
  • Eye care
  • Dental Care
  • Massage Therapy

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