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Living Options



  • Are you just for Native Americans?
    No, we are open to every race, culture, color and people, so you do not have to be a member of the Prairie Island Indian community to live at Tinta Wita Tipi. The Prairie Island Indian community owns the building and Ebenezer is the management company.
  • What care options are available?
    Tinta Wita Tipi offers senior housing options for 55+ independent living, independent living plus, assisted living and short-term-stays. We also have the ability to manage a high level of care through end of life/hospice/comfort care.
  • Do you have a medication management program?
    No, we are open to every race, culture, color and people, so you do not have to be a member of the Prairie Island Indian community to live at Tinta Wita Tipi. The Prairie Island Indian community owns the building and Ebenezer is the management company.
  • How is my level of care determined?
    Upon move-in, our nurses and care team will assess your current health and review your medical history to see how we can best meet your needs. They will also discuss your preferences as well as your normal routines to develop a care plan that’s tailor made for you. This individualized service plan details your care plan and is regularly updated to meet your evolving needs.
  • What training do staff members receive?
    We provide continued education and training, clinical care protocols and multiple quality assurance measures to reinforce our strong standards. Tinta Wita Tipi’s extensive training programs have been developed throughout the years and include; classroom, online and hands-on training, and employee shadowing and mentoring.
  • What is included in the cost of living?
    Our base rate in assisted living includes three meals a day, all utilities including local phone, weekly light housekeeping, a load of personal laundry and fresh linens and towels each week, an emergency safety alert system, wellness checks, transportation to community programs, and all of our in-house activities.
  • Are there restrictions on visiting hours?
    As this is our residents' home, we welcome visitors and work with our family and friends to visit their loved ones at a time that works best for them.
  • Do you allow pets?
    Yes, you are welcome to bring your own pet with you! If you are comfortable caring for your pet and they are an appropriate pet for the community setting we would love for them to join our Tinta Wita Tipi family. Guidelines apply.
  • Are your apartments fully furnished?
    No, you are welcome to bring your own furniture with you as this is your home! Our guest apartment is fully furnished and available for Stay by the Day.
  • Can we move in as a couple?
    Yes! At Tinta Wita Tipi, couples can live together in their own apartment. Double occupancy fees may apply.
  • What happens when I run low on funds?
    At this time, Tinta Wita Tipi is not part of the Elderly Waiver Program, CADI Waiver, or other income-based programs. If you foresee your funds running low, please inform our Executive Director. We can work with you to tailor a service plan that prioritizes safety while also being more cost-effective. Alternatively, we can assist you in connecting with another available Ebenezer community.
  • Does Tinta Wita Tipi participate in low-income housing programs?
    At this time, Tinta Wita Tipi is not part of the Elderly Waiver Program, CADI Waiver, or other income-based programs. If you have concerns about your financial situation, please contact our Executive Director. We are dedicated to creating a service plan tailored to your needs and can assist in coordinating with another available Ebenezer community to address your unique circumstances.
  • What is Assisted Living?
    Rental apartment living for older adults age 55+ where care is available in the building including meals and housekeeping. Residents in Assisted Living enjoy apartment living with access to services when they need them. Many live independently but need or enjoy prepared meals, housekeeping, and peace of mind knowing there is care available. Services can be added anytime to assist with the activities of daily living (ADLs) such as shower assists, help with medication, and dressing and grooming. Most Assisted Living communities have two parts to pricing; the monthly rental rate and home care.
  • When Does Mom or Dad Need Assisted Living?
    Aging. It’s difficult to see—especially in those you love. What are the signs of normal aging . . . of Alzheimer’s and other dementia? Can your parents or loved ones care for themselves without help? What kind of help is best? Where can you go to get it? How can you tell if your loved ones need help (even when they insist they don’t)? And even more importantly, how can you talk to them about it? Here are some indicators to watch for: Weight loss Are your loved ones eating? Missing meals can be a sign of depression or dementia. The most common reason, however, is that shopping for and preparing meals might just be too much for them to handle. Poor hygiene Does your loved one look disheveled? Is he or she wearing dirty clothes, skipping baths? Sometimes fear of falling in the tub or shower can cause them to neglect their personal hygiene. Decline in home appearance What about their home? Are there piles of clutter? Dirty dishes, lots of laundry, un emptied trash, or spoiled food everywhere? If your former “neat-nik” loved one is now living in clutter this is cause for concern. Forgetfulness Is your loved one often confused? Over drawing bank accounts, missing bill payments? Do you often need to “redirect” them? This kind of cognitive decline can be: Problems with medication management Mood swings If you find yourself needing help with an aging loved one, Tinta Wita Tipi can help provide you with the support and resources you need. Want to get the conversation started? Contact us today! Email or call 651-385-3535.
  • What is Independent Living vs Assisted Living?
    Independent Living and Assisted Living are both senior housing options, but they cater to different levels of care and support for older adults. Independent Living: Level of Care: Independent living is designed for seniors who are relatively healthy and can live on their own but prefer a community setting. Independence: Residents in independent living typically have their own private apartments or homes and live independently. Services: Independent living communities provide various amenities such as social activities, dining options, and housekeeping, but they do not offer extensive medical or personal care services. Ages: These communities are open to generally healthy, active seniors who can care for themselves. Assisted Living: Level of Care: Assisted living is for older adults who require some assistance with daily activities but do not need the 24/7 medical care provided in a nursing home. Support: Residents in assisted living may need help with tasks like bathing, dressing, medication management, and mobility. Services: Assisted living communities offer personal care services, meals, and often organized activities. They provide a higher level of support compared to independent living. Ages: Assisted living communities often have age requirements, and residents typically require some level of assistance. In summary, independent living is for seniors who are active and can live on their own, while assisted living is for those who need some help with daily tasks but want to maintain a degree of independence in a supportive community. The choice between the two depends on an individual's health, care needs, and lifestyle preferences.
  • What is Stay by the Day?
    Tinta Wita Tipi Senior Living is pleased to offer our Stay-by-the-Day Program. We provide specially designed apartments for rent by the day starting at $200/day. Guests can enjoy stays of 5-30 days and receive personalized care from our expert team trained in the latest practices. Enjoy all the amenities and services Tinta Wita Tipi has to offer during your stay. STAY-BY-THE-DAY SERVICES INCLUDE: • Private apartment with personal bathroom and walk-in shower • Tailored personal and health care services • Three nutritious and delicious meals daily • Enriching resident-centered activities • Housekeeping and laundry • All utilities, including wireless Internet and cable TV USE STAY-BY-THE-DAY WHEN: • A higher level of care is needed on a short-term basis due to injury or illness and unable to manage at home. • The caregiver is unavailable for a stretch of days or requires respite, ensuring continuous support and assistance during those periods • The Medicare-covered days in a transitional care unit have been exceeded and more care is needed • Considering a move to assisted living, and want to experience how the care and services work together to support vibrant senior living

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