Guardian Angels Announces Vice President/Chief Operations Officer Kris Neff

President and CEO, Dan Dixon and the Board of Directors of Guardian Angels Senior Services names new Vice President/Chief Operations Officer, Kris Neff.  This decision by the leadership of Guardian Angels comes at a time of growth to the organization and the need for operational experience across the extensive Senior Services that Guardian Angels offers the North Metro Region.

Kris Neff joined Guardian Angels in September of 2014, as the Corporate Director of Assisted Living. Dixon said “Kris’s experience in start-up assisted living housing operations gave us the confidence to open two communities within months of each other in two separate counties.”  Kris’s leadership in directing the start-up teams and initiating systems to achieve census results has been instrumental in serving the needs of these communities. She also implemented procedures that support Guardian Angels' mission of providing exceptional healthcare, housing and supportive services to seniors and their families.  Neff has over 27 years of health care experience.  She is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, holds a Housing with Services Management Certificate along with a B.A. in Management from the College of Saint Scholastica and a Master of Business Administration from Bethel University.  She currently serves on the Board of Leading Age of Minnesota.

Kris Neff, LNHA, MBA
VP/Chief Operations Officer
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Guardian Angels Celebrates 50 Years!

Celebrating 50 years of serving seniors  1965-2015

Guardian Angels of Elk River was founded in 1962 under the sponsorship of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Elk River in cooperation with Elk River’s business leaders and medical community to serve the elderly of Elk River and surrounding communities.

Guardian Angels Care Center (originally called the Elk River Nursing Home) opened its 60-bed nursing facility in November of 1965. In 1973, 60 more beds were added beds, for a total of 120 skilled nursing home beds. Over the years the Care Center has become one of the most highly regarded homes for seniors in the area and set the stage for the success of Guardian Angels Senior Services, a nonprofit, faith based senior care organization.

In 1966 our first HUD apartment building opened its doors as Riverview Apartments serving 24 residents on the banks of the Mississippi River also in Elk River. Guardian Angels continued to grow and change its services to meet the ever changing needs of the senior population. In 1991 Guardian Angels opened a Medicare certified home care agency and added hospice care in 2005. Our two newest locations opened in 2014. Engel Haus (Albertville) offers Catered Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care. Autumn Glen Senior Living (Coon Rapids) provides Apartment Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care services. Please see the Directory of Services in this issue for…

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Welcome to our new website!

Guardian Angels is always looking for new ways to provide better service and reach out to our residents and their friends and families. Part of that is ensuring we have the most cutting-edge, up to date technology. Our new website is fully responsive, making it easier than ever to navigate through each page on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Please take some time to explore our new features - we've added information about our services, our communities and our upcoming events. We're very excited about these updates and changes, please contact us to learn more!
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