Fridley, Minn. - Interlude Restorative Suites™ - the most high-tech, high-touch, transitional care facility in Minnesota - will hold a Grand Opening event, Thursday May 21 with a day-long series of events open to the public, the media, and other VIP guests.
Grand Opening Events:
10 a.m. Blessing Ceremony
2 - 4 p.m. Community Open House
4:30 p.m. Grand Opening Ceremony
5 - 7 p.m. Private VIP Event (invitation only)
Located at 520 Osborne Road NE in Fridley, behind Unity Hospital, Interlude Restorative Suites - a division of Benedictine Health System - offers 46 private and semi-private suites with high hospitality and comfortable, state-of-the-art amenities.
"We know that people heal better when they enjoy quality care, good rest and are well nourished," explains Director of Hospitality and Wellness Becky Willett. "Here, guests of all ages find a place of sanctuary. It's the simple things that refresh and renew a person as they heal: a calming environment, a gentle touch, a quiet room. We bring a unique level of care and comfort so Interlude is the perfect place for anyone to recover," Willett adds.
Interlude Restorative Suites is unique in the marketplace, offering guests seven days a week physical and occupational therapy which helps to shorten the duration of stays. "In many cases we've seen a typical 14 day stay reduced to fewer than ten days," says CEO Sharon Johnson. "That's our goal, to provide quality care so guests heal and return to their home and normal lifestyle."
Be Pampered While You Heal
This special care is provided in a serene, quiet environment where guests enjoy high quality therapy, the best food, and restful, restorative sleep to recover more quickly.
Growing Metro Area Demand
- Guests quickly discover this is a quiet place, no beeping equipment and no overhead pages. Staff communication is via earpieces.
- Innovative design keeps guest intrusions to a minimum to ensure quality rest; the staff restock towels and other supplies from hidden hallways outside the guest's room.
- Guests enjoy customized, quality meals prepared by our talented culinary chefs and served on real china. Meals may be eaten in the guest's room or in one of the lovely dining rooms. The guest determines their meal times, and the chefs will accommodate personal dietary preferences. Pizza for breakfast? No problem! The public can enjoy the onsite Sage Bistro gourmet restaurant, too.
- Metro consumers now have access to high-tech rehabilitation equipment once only found in the training rooms of Minnesota's professional sports teams. For example, the AlterG treadmill utilizes groundbreaking NASA anti-gravity technology to reduce recovery time while rehabilitating from an injury or surgery. AlterG removes up to 80 percent of the guest's body weight burden so a 200 pound person may feel like they weight 40 pounds during therapy.
- The pampering continues with aromatherapy, massage, heated wellness pool, fluffy robes and blanket warmers, smart TVs, iPads and WIFI, meditation rooms and therapy garden. The Laurel Bay Salon is onsite for guests and the public to enjoy a salon experience at excellent prices.
Transitional care is an important bridge between hospitalization and returning home. After an illness or surgery, Interlude's guests receive the rehabilitation they need to heal and recover their strength, to speed the return home, more confident and better able to self-manage again.
The demand for transitional care is growing as the baby boom generation ages. With life expectancy increasing, it is estimated that four out of ten U.S. baby boomers will eventually require an orthopedic implant such as a knee or hip. Transitional care is a key component of recovery back to a satisfying lifestyle.
"We're ready to meet this growing demand for short stay care after an illness or hospital stay," says Director of Rehabilitation Kim Peters. "We've even improved upon the much- maligned hospital gown so guests maintain their modesty," she adds with a smile.
Interlude Restorative Suites works under contract with major healthcare providers.