At Gianna Homes, we know we can never replace the love, care, concern and expertise that family members bring to our team of caregivers. We feel that our role is to help and support the family in caring for their loved one. In our approach, we are asking families to allow us to help them in the care of their loved one, to allow us to join them on their journey, and to let us shoulder some of the burden.
The Quality of our Staff
Management at Gianna Homes believes in hiring individuals based on character and personality first, and then experience and skill.
It is our firm belief that it takes a special person to effectively work with our residents. Our first priority is to find people with a passion for the type of LIFE CARE we provide at Gianna Homes. Once we find someone with the appropriate values and integrity we can effectively teach and coach them in the skills they require.
Our staff are all Certified Nursing Assistants. Each of them has received additional special training in Dementia and Alzheimer's Care, Adult CPR and First Aid, Medication Administration, Medical Ethics, Hospitality, Food Service, Validation Therapy Techniques, and Communication Skills.
We require the highest standards and provide ongoing coaching, mentoring and training to each staff person. At Gianna Homes we know we are only as strong as the weakest member of our TEAM. For this reason we emphasize communication, personal development, self-motivation, personal responsibility, honesty, and integrity as hallmarks in all of our on-going staff development efforts.
As managers we lead by example first, and then assist each one of our staff to meet their career goals.
Management at Gianna Homes is committed to helping our staff develop as both individuals and professionals, building on their many talents and gifts.
We create a work environment that consistently values their individual input by:
Providing ongoing appreciation and coaching
Involving staff in the decision making processes for the organization
Giving positive affirmation and constructive feedback
Expecting individual accountability, team accountability, and mutual respect and concern
Our Home Coordinators work closely with the Home Director and Director of Nursing in coordinating care and services in their respective homes. They are Nursing Assistants who have been promoted to a leadership role in our organization.
Board of Directors
Anne Marie Hansen
Patty Henjum, NP
David "Skip" Orlady
License and Registration
Minnesota Department of Health
Assisted Living License
Housing with Services
City of Minnetonka
Board and Lodging
Contract for Community Based Care for Assisted Living and Housing with Services under the Elderly Waiver and Alternative Grant programs. (Participation in these programs is limited by the county; for more information, please contact us at 952-988-0953 or via email.
Care Provider's of Minnesota
National Association of Assisted Livings
Catholic Medical Association
Residential Care Providers of MN
Testimonials & References
Thank you for bringing Dad into your home. We are so pleased with how successful his transition has been. We attribute that to the tremendous care and attention everyone at Gianna has given him.
Sister of a Resident July 2003
We had toured many facilities and we seemed to leaning toward a more traditional facility. . . When we toured your home, I knew this was exactly where Dad should be. Your professionalism, compassion, and genuine concern for both Mom's and Dad's well-being confirmed our belief that this was the right place.
Daughter of a Resident December 2002
You are the answer to a prayer we began three years ago, and I am sure there are many other families who will have their prayers answered in the future. We are grateful to you . . . You are a blessing.
Daughter of a Resident August 2003
Thanks so much for all of your tender care. What a difference. You all were incredible.
Daughter and Son of a Resident May 2003
Just a note to say thanks for taking such good care of my mother. You will always have a close place in the hearts of our family.
Children of a Resident September 2000
Our family thanks you for all of the attention and concern you and the staff showed for Dad while he was in the hospital. We so feared how the trauma of an ambulance ride would affect him. We were so grateful when Jeff (Gianna Homes staff RN) agreed to accompany Dad. It was a relief knowing Dad was with someone who cared and knew him so well.
"As we dealt with the information that was thrown at us, we appreciated Jeff's support as we considered all of our options and what would be in Dad's best interest. That support was carried through to Dad's bedside. We have no doubt that if Dad went to a nursing home he had no hope of coming out. It still brings tears to our eyes. Right then and there Jeff confirmed every reason why Dad is at Gianna.
"Tuesday, Jeff, Claudette, and Eleana shocked us all by getting Dad dressed, out of bed, and resting comfortably in a chair. They accomplished in less than 24 hours what the hospital couldn't do in four days. When mom walked in, she just broke down with tears of joy. All of you are amazing."
"We can't begin to express to you just what an overwhelming relief it is to have Dad back in your care. You are a blessing.
Daughter of a Resident August 2001
We want to take this opportunity to thank the entire staff. It is a testament of a caring staff to see the true spirit and essence of a husband, father and grandfather so dearly loved. Alzheimer's has stripped him of many characteristics, but it is through that spirit that we find the loving man now totally dependent on our loving him. With God's grace we have found a place that not only recognizes this, but also honors it. God bless you all and the care you give right from your hearts!
Family of a Resident December 2001
Where do I begin to express our gratitude for all of the care and love Dad and our family have received from Gianna?
"When Dad had his second seizure, it was Claudette's (Gianna Homes senior aide) cool thinking during the crisis and years of experience, Kimberly's calming touch, and Naomi's ability to reach Dad that allowed him, once again, to be brought through this physical trauma with the least amount of harm to his emotional and spiritual being. God truly blessed us when he brought these wonderful caregivers to your door and we thank God for each of them.
"Jeff's professionalism and willingness to come out in the middle of the night was a tremendous comfort when we thought death was close at hand for my father. It was Jeff's gentle guidance that truly made that evening a beautiful gift rather than a tragic evening.
"Anne-Marie we can't begin to tell you what it meant to have you there with us. It was like having another member of the family. Your ability to answer so many of our questions was a tremendous comfort. I just had to cry because your attention to every detail demonstrated not only your expertise, but it was one more sign that Dad was were he was meat to be-in the loving care of those that know him so well.
Daughter of a Resident December, 2002
To contact other families who have entrusted the care of their loved ones to Gianna Homes, please contact Cari at 952-443-6113 or use our contact form here.