Heritage Living Center is proud to be a part of the Park Rapids community. I'm personally proud to be a part of this community and privileged to lead the dedicated team here at Heritage. I've been in this role for 31 years and have had the opportunity to get to know many residents of Park Rapids and the surrounding area through this very important work.

A recent story in the Park Rapids Enterprise described individual situations that were reviewed by the Minnesota Department of Health and addressed directly. Heritage’s response was found to be in compliance with state and federal regulations.

We have a long-standing commitment to honor and serve those who choose to call Heritage home, and that includes a respect for privacy, which is why we have chosen not to discuss this publicly.

We are committed to providing the best and most compassionate care to those individuals we serve. I want to assure you that our standards for training and retraining are high, and we work tirelessly to improve the care we provide, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In closing, I'd like to invite our friends and those who don't yet know us to stop by and see the outstanding work that we're doing at any time or join us at our upcoming Park Rapids Trick-or-Treat event on Oct. 31. We look forward to partnering with the Park Rapids Chamber of Commerce and the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association to hand out treats to hundreds of children and their parents at Heritage on this special day. Thank you.