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The Rivers

11111 River Hills Dr, Burnsville, MN 55337
7.0
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64 reviews

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I liked the community, it has a lot of outside area compared to newer places that don't have any where to walk outside. It's a great place.... Read more

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About the facility The Rivers

The moment you walk into The Rivers you’ll enjoy the snug and cozy feeling of home without any of the unnecessary maintenance, bills, and familiar chores you may have known. Our community can cater to every senior’s needs or desires. We offer assisted living, independent living, and memory care, and our trained staff provides security and personalized assistance.

Our landscaped grounds feature vibrant gardens and quaint walking paths on-site for residents to enjoy, and we provide tasty cocoa, coffee, and cappuccinos in our atrium daily.

The Rivers is the perfect choice for anyone who desires to remain connected to the Greater Minneapolis area, while enjoying the comforts of retirement, professional care, and peace of mind. In addition, our exceptional lifestyle offers the time and opportunities for you to discover new talents and make new friends. Talk with one of A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors and see if The Rivers is right for you!

Community Services and Amenities

We encourage residents to get the most out of every day and experience. Our programs open up a world of possibilities by providing entertainment, food samplings, educational programs, concerts, and guest speakers from different international regions.

We enjoy exploring the world, as well as our own backyard,...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living
Independent Living
Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Rivers is a community within Transforming Age properties. See all Transforming Age communities.

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Amenities at The Rivers

Health Care Services

Memory Care
Diabetic Care
Incontinence Care
Medication Management
Non-Ambulatory Care
Staffing & Ancillary Services

Meals & Dining

Gluten-free
Low / No Sodium
No Sugar
Vegan

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Bath Tubs
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Ground Floor Units

Facility Amenities

Dining

Café or Bistro

Transportation & parking

Complimentary Transportation
Property Convenient to Public Transit
Resident Parking Available
Transportation at Cost

Pets

Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Indoor Atrium
Barber Shop

Recreational areas

Swimming Pool
Arts and Crafts Center
Fitness Center
Game Room

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Grocery Shopping and Errands
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Secured Community
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Enclosed Courtyard
Indoor Walking Paths

Languages spoken

English

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Visiting Chaplain or Priest
Protestant Services

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7.0
Review Score
64 reviews

Review Score

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7.0

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5 star

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4 star

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3 star

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2 star

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A Place for Mom has scored The Rivers with 7 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 1 review in the last 2 years. Over all time, The Rivers has 64 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4 out of 5.

How we score communities
Cleanliness

4.1

Friendliness

4.1

Meals & Dining

4.3

Care Services

3.9

Activities

3.9

Staff

4.4

Value for Cost

3.8

Overall Experience
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4.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
January 31, 2024
Verified Review
Review for The Rivers

I liked the community, it has a lot of outside area compared to newer places that don't have any where to walk outside. It's a great place.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4


4.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
February 8, 2022
Verified Review
Great experience

Mom is doing really well here. They have done a great job of taking care of her. I would tell others that the staff are very accommodating to any additions that you may want or need when moving in. The apartments are really big, she has got tons of space for her things. We would highly recommend The Rivers.


4.0
Cindy - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
January 14, 2022
Verified Review
A great option for south of the river.

So far things are going well. They've been easy to work with, and the transition went very smoothly. The employees at the top are reachable, and you can get to them for questions all the time. They did reach out in the first month to make sure things were going well and we had everything we needed. I also really liked that in that first week she was there, the head nurse, the doctor, everybody came in to introduce themselves to her. It's a very clean facility. Everything is spotless when I go in. She really liked the food when she first moved in, but they got a new chef that she's less excited about. They seem to have a good variety of activities, and they're doing outings and things. She's been happy with the activities. I think all of these types of places are too expensive, but overall they're providing the things they promised initially.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

No data collected

Care Services

4

Activities

5

Staff

4

Value for Cost

3


4.0
SL - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
January 4, 2022
Verified Review
Home away from home

Good location, friendly atmosphere cheerful.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4


5.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
October 27, 2021
Verified Review
Very Caring - Would Highly Recommend THe Riers

We really like it here. I feel like they are very caring and attentive. I feel comfortable with my loved one being in their care. Overall it's been clean. We had an issue with a leak that resulted in some mold on the wall, but they've repaired it and taken the appropriate steps. They recently just changed the food, and it's much better now. Activities are great as well.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Terri C - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
August 26, 2021
Mom & I are both delighted

I appreciate the extra efforts and personal touch of Community Relations Director (name removed). Only two other places I visited had a comparable "non-institutional" feel, and they were both more expensive. Staff is delightful and invested in the well being of residents. Residents are extremely social and welcoming. Mom has a fabulous apartment and I am jealous!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Terri - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
July 6, 2021
Verified Review
Doesn't Feel Institutional - Very Welcoming Environment

We liked them from the start, and they had a great video virtual tour. It was low-fi and wasn't staged at all. It was jus someone walking around with an iPhone. But the overall impression was quite charming. What really made the video was that it started off at the apartment door being opened from the inside with the marketing person saying "Well hello, come on in." And that's been how we've experienced The Rivers, very welcoming from the start. The marketing person did a great job with follow-up and made it really easy for us, letting us know the next small step to take each step of the way. The facility is lovely and very pleasant. There are lots of little conversation areas around the building, and the residents seem to use them. The residents on the whole are extremely friendly. Every time I'm there, they're greeting me. The staff is lovely. They got to know my name and who I was immediately. They're cheerful to interact with and love my mom - and make a point of telling me so. My loved one thinks they're grand, which is the most important thing. She loves the food as well, and is buddies with the chef. There seem to be activities to do, but there could be room for more. Aside from having a space that's physically and aesthetically pleasing to be in, the staff are incredibly personable. Anybody who directly interacts with the residents on a regular basis, seems to be very warm and personable. The cleaning staff are the only ones I've encountered who aren't quite as outgoing, but they've been friendly as well. My loved one is delighted to be living here, and that makes me delighted as well.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
January 20, 2021
Verified Review
Good Care at a Fair Price

We would recommend this community to others for their loved ones. The people we have spoken to all have been responsive to our questions or concerns about our loved one. There has been some staff turnover. This is an older community.

Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

No data collected

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

No data collected

Staff

4

Value for Cost

5


4.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
January 14, 2021
Verified Review
My review of The Rivers

We chose The Rivers because of the availability at the time. The room sizes at the facility are adequate for an assisted living place. The meals here are off a menu that residents are able to choose from. I would probably recommend for others who are looking.

Cleanliness

No data collected

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

3

Activities

No data collected

Staff

4

Value for Cost

3


5.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
August 10, 2020
Verified Review
I would recommend.

It is a safe place for my mom. The room sizes are pretty good and the layout of the community is good. My mom does not care for the food. They have nice outdoor space for the residents with a pond. They are currently remodeling the inside common areas.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


3.5
anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
July 6, 2020
Verified Review
I would recommend.

I would recommend, The Rivers to others. The food is not good. The staff is good. It was in a great location for us. They have a nice outdoor space. The rooms are a good size. I think it is worth taking a look at for your loved one.

Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

4.5

Care Services

3

Activities

2.5

Value for Cost

2.5


4.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
May 6, 2020
Verified Review
Good place for senior living but not for memory care

They cleaned my mom's apartment weekly and changed her bedding. They brought her food in the evening. They had activities but she chose not to participate in many. They had opportunity to have a church service by video. They had an outbreak of the norovirus and due to the chef leaving, they had assistant caregivers preparing and serving the food who weren't trained to it. I feel that cleanliness around food was an issue which I think is why the virus continued to stick around there. The was a lot of staff turnover. The business office has stability issues and I would get billed several times for the same month.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

3.5

Value for Cost

4


0.5
Bearcat
Assisted Living
December 17, 2018
Bearcat

Terrible place. Filed 2 claims with mn department of health. Be careful Management and nursing staff terrible as well as food. No consistent staff or management. Would never recommend anyone's love one to be there. Didn't give my family member correct medication for weeks and ordered hundreds of dollars of meds that they didn't administer. Moved my love one into a wonderful new facility and they were shocked with the over ordering and lack of administration of medication My family member endeded up in hospital because of lack of meds. So sad ....beware

Cleanliness

0.5

Friendliness

0.5

Care Services

0.5

Activities

0.5

Value for Cost

0.5


2.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
November 10, 2018

Lots of problems. Short staff, many who cannot speak English well. Billing problems. No consistent care. Food not good nor suitable for the elderly.

Cleanliness

2

Friendliness

2

Care Services

1

Activities

2

Value for Cost

2


2.0
anonymous - Resident/client
Assisted Living
October 26, 2018
Delightful new nurse

Never in my life have we met a more delightful young lady than [name removed], Director of Nursing. She made our mom feel that she was the most important person ever. She assured my brother and I to "trust" the team. We believe her. She is spirited and plans to lead the nursing staff to become great caregivers. The staff have assured us that she will be the best thing that will happen to the Rivers. The marketing team are sweet, but try hard to sell. They don't really want to answer questions about all the transition. In speaking to several tables of residents, they all are happy that they have a new nurse. We're excited, but cautious about our decision. We'll see. Mom's apartment is nice, but the community is old, dirty in appearance, and outdated. Our only hope, is mom gets great care. We hope [name removed] will lead the team to greatness. We love her!

Cleanliness

0.5

Friendliness

3

Care Services

2

Activities

0.5

Value for Cost

2


0.5
anonymous - Industry reviewer
Assisted Living
October 4, 2018
Beware! Service Dogs Not Allowed!

They are very intolerant of Service Dogs!

Cleanliness

0.5

Friendliness

0.5

Care Services

0.5

Activities

0.5

Value for Cost

0.5


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
September 28, 2018

[Name removed] was great. Very laided back. This place has only 1 bedroom units available as well. Big place but the rooms are smaller then the other two places. My parents will have to decide if they ever have a 32 bedroom available.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


0.5
Paula Crissinger - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
May 21, 2018
Bad experience at the Rivers

The Rivers is not the place to send your parent who needs memory care! My Dad who lives with my Mom who has dementia had a horrible experience living at the Rivers! The lack of care, response to emergency , medication mismanagement, poorly trained staff, lack of activities, amongst constant flu quarantines made this place a living hell for them. They were over charged for services they didn't even receive. We had to move them after 4 months.

Cleanliness

0.5

Friendliness

0.5

Care Services

0.5

Activities

0.5

Value for Cost

0.5


5.0
Julie C - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
April 16, 2018
Best facility in Minnesota.

My grandmother is currently residing in the new memory care unit. She definitely needs to be in a secure unit, but her dementia isn't as advanced as most of the other residents in all the other memory care units we looked at. But at The Rivers, they noticed this and so they created a second momory care unit for people that are still in the early stages of alzheimers but need the security of a locked unit. It is so nice for Nana to have others in the same boat as her and its esp nice my Nana has others to talk to, or do activities with, or even just not feel like she's being punished and locked in a unit with people that are constantly reminding her of what she has to look forward to with this awful disease. I think she has a much more positive attitude and has had less behaviors. SHe's sleeping and eating better and I think she's happier than I have seen her in years. And we owe it all to The Rivers! They actually care a lot about their tenants and are constantly trying to make a difference in their lives. You can tell that they are not just in it for the money but they have a passion for what they do. I would definitely recommend ANYONE looking for senior living or memory care to go check out this amazing facility and if they don't offer something you really wanted, you can ask and they will probably work on getting it for you. They have been so helpful to Nana and all our family. They really are a Godsend.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
March 9, 2018

Right away I saw residents and staff smiling, milling around,busy. I had a good feeling about this place

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


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