My husband and I started out with Guardian Angels in the twin homes next to Guardian Angels by the Lake. While living there, we often sat in our garage. We didn’t realize at the time that the GABTL residents knew about us from watching out the windows. We moved to Guardian Angels by the Lake and fell in love with the “Country Cottage” feel and of course, the porch with the pretty view. Everyone, staff and residents, are so great! In fact, the kitchen staff even brought food and other items to my husbands wake when he passed away.
They have fantastic picnics and I love Bingo! I also enjoy sitting the porch because there is always something going on.
My husband and I lived in Brooklyn Park and my husband got Alzheimer’s. I was taking care of the home and my husband and it became overwhelming. My son lives in Elk River suggested that I visit Guardian Angels by the Lake. The plan was to place my husband in Memory Care. After visiting Guardian Angels by the Lake, I was driving back home to Brooklyn Center and noticed how much busier and noisier it got as I approached the cities. I noticed that Elk River and Guardian Angels were quiet and less busy. So, it was decided that we both move to Guardian Angels.
I took care of my husband in our apartment for two years from 2018-2020 until he passed away. I continue to live at Guardian Angels because I love the activities and the food is great. I'm hardly ever in my room because I'm busy with activities and enjoy sitting on the front porch with all my friends.
My wife and I knew a number of people who lived at Guardian Angels, and knew from their experiences the quality of the facilities. I also was at the Transitional Care Unit at Guardian Angels and was impressed with the quality of care I received, and the resourcefulness of those who attended me.
When we decided to downsize, Guardian Angels was the only senior living facility we visited. You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and the Pullman Place Property Manager immediately made us feel comfortable. She asked at what stage of downsizing we were. She then showed us a unit that was quite nice. On further discussion with her we were shown units of varying size and outside exposure. In a reasonable time period a unit to our liking became available and we took it.
A few of the amenities that impressed us were: the friendliness of the residents, the cleanliness and care current residents take of Pullman Place and their willingness to work together, the activities available, the community room, and the availability of the woodworking shop. On our move we met many new people that were exceedingly friendly and helpful.
Our unit has wonderful space, a deck, kitchen island, and more light than one could imagine.
All the staff was gracious, courteous and skilled at the Care Center. They made a tough situation very pleasant.