Many Ecumen locations feature Memory Care suites, where our professional staff cares for residents with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
Nestled in the beautiful lake country of northwest Minnesota, Ecumen Detroit Lakes is a warm and welcoming community with contemporary decor and a full continuum of care.
What We Do:
Ecumen is one of the nation’s top 25 largest nonprofit providers of senior housing and aging services. Based in Shoreview, Minn., Ecumen operates in 37 cities in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Idaho, Ohio and Tennessee, providing a variety of senior housing options and services including independent living, assisted living and long-term care communities as well as at-home and community-based services. Dedicated to empowering individuals to lead richer, fuller lives, Ecumen prides itself on innovation and radically changing the way aging is viewed and understood. Ecumen, founded more than 150 years ago, was named “Best Places to Work” nine times by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and one of Minnesota’s Top Workplaces by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Minnesota Monthly Magazine.
Ecumen is a 501(c)(3) organization that is led by a 15-member board of trustees.
Trustees are elected by the Members Assembly, which are representatives of each of the six Minnesota synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). Ecumen does not receive financial support from the ELCA. Its revenue is generated through operations and fundraising.
Kathryn Roberts was appointed as Ecumen's chief executive officer and president in 2003.
We create home for older adults, wherever they choose to live.
Our Vision for “Changing Aging":
We envision a world in which aging is viewed and understood in radically different ways.
Innovate. Empower. Honor.
Service: We intensely focus on serving our customers and delivering what they want with excellence.
People: We believe in hiring and investing in dedicated, passionate people who make Ecumen communities great places to live and work.
Innovation: We celebrate creativity and ingenuity, anticipate change, and understand that responsible risk is essential to delivering cutting-edge products and services.
Spirituality: We honor our faith-based heritage by creating welcoming, inclusive communities that nurture and support the spiritual needs of the people we serve.
Wellness: We believe that physical, intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional, and vocational growth is essential to wellness.
Collaboration: We partner with other progressive organizations to maximize solutions for the people and communities we serve.
Stewardship: We are committed to being financially successful and good stewards of our resources. – less