The Birchwood Cottages' Difference

Birchwood Cottages is family owned and operated with the dedication and passion in making a positive difference in the lives of our residents, families and employees.

Our communities in North Mankato and Owatonna provide memory and enhanced care services in a safe smaller homestyle environment. Each community has inviting sunrooms, beautiful gardens with walking paths in the outdoor courtyards, caring staff, and state-of-the-art safety technology that provides peace of mind.

Our Commitment to Those We Serve

Our Mission

Birchwood Cottages’ mission is to serve those living with memory loss in an environment filled with compassion and purpose. We are driven to make a positive impact on the lives of our residents and creating a culture of excellence for our employees.

Our Vision

To be an industry leader committed to providing a higher quality of life for our residents, and providing support for their families and the greater community. We strive to fulfill this vision through compassion, integrity, and innovation.

Our Values

  • People. The heart of Birchwood Cottages.
  • Purpose. To provide a higher quality of life for those with memory loss.
  • Passion. For striving for excellence.

Leader in Quality and Performance Excellence

Birchwood Cottages Steps to Excellence Award
Birchwood Cottages Steps to Excellence Award
Birchwood Cottages Steps to Excellence Award

In the fall of 2023, Birchwood Cottages was honored for achieving all three levels of the Steps to Excellence program through LeadingAge Minnesota.

“Our mission is to provide quality services to seniors living with memory loss. To achieve that we must be nimble and innovative in how we achieve that mission. The Steps to Excellence program gives us the tools and insight to re-evaluate what we are currently doing and collaborate as a team on where we can make improvements. With that collaboration, we are continually re-evaluating ourselves and raising our own bar so we continue to hold ourselves accountable to providing the best services to those we serve,” said by Andrea Rupe, Vice President of Business Operations for Birchwood Cottages.

Click here to read more about the program and our commitment to quality.