Health Care Center / Skilled Nursing

State-of-the-Art Nursing Care in Albert Lea, MN

If you or your loved one requires more complex or long-term care, short-term rehabilitation or hospice care, the skilled nursing staff at Thorne Crest’s Health Care Center is there to serve you 24-hours a day. Whether arriving from the hospital or the home or recovering from an injury or an illness, you can be confident we'll provide around-the-clock, professional, compassionate care.  Plus, all Thorne Crest staff members have annual dementia care training, making us one of the leading skilled nursing homes in Minnesota.

At our state-of-the-art Health Care Center, residents receive care 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. And because Thorne Crest is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) residents of other areas of the campus are able to stay close to the loved ones in the Health Care Center, while they receive the specialized care they need.

Life at the Thorne Crest Health Care Center

Residents of the health care wing enjoy a variety of events and outings and are encouraged to participate in lifestyle activities designed specifically for them. And when the Minnesota weather turns warmer, residents enjoy the outdoor courtyard where they can relax and simply enjoy the sights and sounds of summer with friends and family. Our lounge provides a comfortable setting to spend some time visiting with friends and family, or just spending an afternoon watching a classic film on our widescreen TV. Our warm, spacious dining room provides the perfect setting for the lunch and dinner meal, with breakfast “made to order” upon request.

Our health center is modest in size (a maximum of 52 people), which creates an intimate setting where residents and staff develop personal, caring relationships. We offer both short-term and long-term care with all the comforts of home, including:

  • 52 beds
  • Private and semi private rooms
  • Cable television
  • A lounge with large screen television
  • An activity room
  • An outside garden and courtyard area
  • A satellite kitchen in the main dining room
  • State of the art senior friendly computer system for entertainment, communication with loved ones, and many activities. 

We invite you to preview the variety of lifestyle and health care options available at Thorne Crest: