Thorne Crest Senior Living Community

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1201 Garfield Avenue, Albert Lea, MN 56007


Care Types: Nursing Care, Assisted Living, Retirement, Alzheimer’s Care

Built in 1975, Thorne Crest Senior Living Community has been serving Albert Lea and the surrounding area for over 35 years. This unique senior community reflects the cherished hometown values and beliefs of Albert Lea itself; a commitment to community, a dedication to service and caring for others.

Located in a quiet, residential neighborhood, Thorne Crest offers the best in senior living today. The campus and programs are designed to afford seniors the full continuum of senior care options. From our spacious, independent apartments to the home like atmosphere of our care center, Thorne Crest can meet the full spectrum of today’s senior’s needs without ever leaving our campus. …. SHOW MORE

Thorne Crest is owned and operated by American Baptist Homes of the Midwest (ABHM), a not for profit provider of senior living and health care since 1930. ABHM has been providing health care, affordable housing, and supportive services to people of many ages, cultures, and conditions for over 80 years. As a not-for-profit, faith-based organization, our mission is to create healthy Christian communities that empowers older adults. We provide choices for housing, services, and technology that enrich body, mind and spirit.

With the recent completion of an $11 million redevelopment project, the community now offers a new memory care center, wellness center with pool and locker rooms, bistro and dining room, common areas, new assisted living apartments, parking garage and much more.

Located in Albert Lea in southern Minnesota, our wonderful retirement community boasts clean, safe residential streets, a vibrant downtown and a myriad of shopping and dining options. Long known as The Gateway from the South, Albert Lea is home to about twenty thousand residents and serves as a regional anchor for this part of the state.

The campus lifestyle is designed to offer residents a variety of living and health care options. From our spacious independent apartments with open floor plans and granite countertops, to the home-like atmosphere of our health care center, Thorne Crest is able to meet the needs of today’s seniors



  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • All-inclusive pricing structure
  • Three-bedroom units
  • English Language
  • Free Transportation Services
  • Full-size kitchen
  • Guests Allowed at Meal Time
  • Gym
  • Overnight Guests Allowed
  • Housekeeping Services Available
  • In-house Laundry and Drycleaning
  • In-House Religious Services
  • In-house Skilled Nursing
  • Community Dining Available
  • Medication Administration
  • Laundry Services for Linens
  • Personal Aides
  • Offsite Activities Available
  • On-site Resident Parking
  • Outdoor Patios and Gardens
  • Provides Specialized Memory Care Training
  • Physical Therapist Services
  • Pool/Jacuzzi
  • Recreation room
  • Licensed by the State
  • Scheduled Occupational Therapist Visits
  • Semi-Private Apartments/Rooms
  • Single Room Units Available
  • Skilled nursing services
  • Some Pets Are Allowed
  • Studio Apartments Available

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