I spent 10+ years visiting my husband at Halstad Living Center every day. I would load the dogs up in the car and would drive up when my teaching day was done. We would watch the news and Wheel of Fortune, have some peanut M&Ms and a cup of coffee and then, after about two hours, I would head home. It wasn't the same not having him in the house with me but since I couldn't take care of him alone anymore, this was the next best thing. He had his chair and his TV from home - it was like sitting in the living room together. The wonderful staff were always attentive to our needs and took extra time to figure out what he needed when he had trouble communicating. I don't know what we would have done without the care and attention of the folks at HLC.

Myra Johnson


Dear Resident/Family Member/Responsible Party:

I am reaching out to let you know how we are responding to recent visitation guidance issued by the federal agency, CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services). CMS has given the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) 30 days to determine how this fits into their existing guidance. I ask you for your continued patience as we wait for MDH to provide further direction to use in modifying our own visitation policies. I thank you so much for your support and understanding the past 7 months! 

The CMS guidance has specific criteria to help us determine when we can safely re-open to visitors. Our decisions about reopening Halstad Living Center to visitors needs to be based on careful monitoring of data and COVID-19 cases here, in our local community, and in our county

Our county is currently experiencing a slight increase in the number of positive cases. I will factor this into our planning.  

I understand the toll these past months have taken on you and your family. As difficult as it may be, I ask that you give our team at Halstad Living Center the time we need to carefully review the federal guidance as well as recommendations from the MDH to make sure we are reopening as safely as possible.  If you have questions about our process or if you want more details, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Please know we continue to offer outdoor visitation, window visits and visits through technology, as well as support compassionate care visits and essential caregivers for designated residents, in an on-going effort to decrease the impact decreased visitation may have on residents.

The coming cooler months will continue to challenge us in limiting the impact of COVID-19 on our community. You are key partners in this effort, and I truly appreciate your patience as we prepare to host safe visits and other activities.  We all look forward to the days ahead when we’re able to enjoy the simple pleasures of hugs, handshakes, and warm in-person greetings again. Personally, I cannot wait for that day! ☺

Thank you again for being partners with us in fighting the COVID-19 virus. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at 218-456-2105 or if you have any questions or concerns. 

With kind regards and a grateful heart,

Angie Nelson, Executive Director, LNHA, HSE


Situated in the quiet rural community of Halstad, Minnesota, Halstad Living Center and Heritage House offer the best in Independent Living, with additional personal care options available. We invite you to enjoy a carefree lifestyle in a lively facility designed specifically for seniors as you take in the views of the rural Minnesota farming community.


Our community specializes in Independent Living so that residents can spend their retirement years enjoying their time to the fullest. Fun and relaxation abound at Halstad Living Center. Residents love to find tranquility in the garden courtyard, as well as dining on delicious locally sourced dishes in the dining room. Award-winning dining, live music, life enrichment programs, fitness center, physical therapy, expert medical support, beauty salon, library and so much more await…So what are you waiting for?


Located in the quiet community of Halstad, HLC is within minutes of shopping, dining and entertainment. Enjoy hobbies, socializing, programs and more in our beautiful community. When you’re ready to get out and explore our on-site drivers are always ready to whisk you away to wherever you want to go. At Halstad Living Center & Heritage House, residents can continue to do what they have always loved while trying new experiences that they’ve never had the time for.


If additional care is ever necessary, care services are catered to each resident. Skilled professionals from our team will meet with each resident to match the appropriate level of care and determine the best plan.