Making the decision to move into
a senior living community can be overwhelming.
You don’t have to go through the experience alone.

The basic information we provide on our website is a starting point;
each individual has different wants, needs, and
Our Welcome Center is here to help navigate
the many options available to personalize your journey;
call us at (320) 259-3476 or email us at

Memory Cottages

The Memory Cottages, located at both our Sauk Rapids and Becker campuses offer individuals with memory loss a comfortable, home setting. Each memory cottage allows for nine tenants, all with their own private bedroom suite. Excellent food and family style dining provides them the nutrition and camaraderie needed to thrive.  We offer specialized life enrichment programming and assist them in regular household routines.  The Cottages provide more specialized supervision from caring staff than traditional assisted living options, while still providing your loved ones with more freedoms than the nursing home.  Each cottage looks and feels like a comfortable home.  Each cottage is circular in design. This allows residents to move freely without encountering barriers.  The Cottages also feature secured entrances and a lovely and calming enclosed garden. For your family member living with memory loss, the Memory Cottages are a phenomenal option. We would love to answer your questions, and allow you to see the cottages for yourself. Memory Cottages 320.259.3476

memory cottages
Services Include

  • 24 hour Care Manager assistance
  • 24 hour RN on-call
  • Staff available on-site 24 hours a day
  • Three meals daily plus snacks
  • Weekly laundry (2 loads)
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Safety checks
  • Life enrichment programming
Optional Services

Below are some of the most common questions we receive, along with our answers.
Our Welcome Center will provide you with information that pertains specifically to you or your loved one.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions

How do I obtain more information or arrange for a tour?
To schedule a tour or obtain more information, please call the Good Shepherd Welcome Center at 320-259-3476 or email us at You can also request additional information by submitting the contact us form (/contact-us) within this website.


Do I have to be Lutheran to live the Good Shepherd Community?
At Good Shepherd, we welcome people of all faiths.


Are pets allowed?
Pets are not allowed at Shepherd of Grace-Becker campus.


Is smoking permitted?
The Good Shepherd Community is smoke-free on both the Sauk Rapids campus and the Becker campus. Smoking is prohibited by residents and guests in all areas of the buildings and grounds, including individual residences.

Memory Cottage Questions

Who can live at Good Shepherd or Shepherd of Grace Cottages?
People who have minimum to moderate memory loss due to some form of dementia or Alzheimer’s can live in our cottages. A nursing pre-screening is conducted prior to acceptance to make sure our services can meet the person’s needs.


How much do they cost?
The cottages are a housing with services entity so the cost is rent plus a service agreement. Rent is based on the size of the room and services begin with a basic package plus any hands-on care as assessed.
Sauk Rapids Cottages: Rent $931.00 – $995.00 + Services $4,554.00 – $6,174.00.


Do I have to share a room?
All our bedroom suites are private. The Sauk Rapids Cottages have 3 sizes of suites.


What types of payments are accepted?
Good Shepherd accepts private pay, long-term care insurance, and Elderly Waiver through the county at both the Sauk Rapids campus and the Becker campus.


Is there a waiting list?
Good Shepherd typically has waiting lists for our cottages, however, there is no cost and no risk to put a name on our list. Simply fill out an application. Once your name comes to the top of the list and you are offered and accept a suite, then there is a small application fee charged to process the application, conduct a criminal background check and any landlord verifications.