Christine is an experienced eldercare advisor specializing in Assisted Living and Memory Care in Minneapolis and the surrounding metro area.
Christine has been a Care Manager with Twin Cities Care since December 2022. Prior to joining Twin Cities Care, Christine has worked in Home Care for over 20 years, helping families navigate home care options as well as providing other resources for seniors. She has been on the Minnesota Nursing Home Social Worker Association (MNHSWA) board for over ten years as Membership and Treasurer. She loves using her extensive industry experience to help families make the best choices for their loved one’s care.
Christine lives in Maple Grove with her husband and three children. She enjoys being outside, swimming, running and riding bikes in the summertime.
What clients say about Christine:
Amazing and Caring sevice!
Twin Cities Care was instrumental in helping us find an assisted living facility for a loved one. I am an RN and live outside of Minesota, so having someone who lives in the community where my loved one resides and who has personally toured and worked with these facilities was incredibly valuable. Christine Petterson went out of her way to guide us through our decision process and it worked out beautifully. We highly recommend them!
Finding a place for our mom.
Our mom had a stroke in November and after multiple hospital visits and TCU rehabilitation we needed to find a safe, clean loving place for her to call home. Christine from Twin Cities Care was with us every step of the way. She took so much off our plates so we could focus on our mom. We went on multiple visits to different care facilities, Christine set up all the appointments and went along with us. She guided us in what questions to ask and gave us her opinion on some of the places. We found a place and our mom has been there 2 weeks now and slowly adjusting to her new home. Christine continues to check in on us and our mom. We highly recommend Twin Cities Care!
Testimonial (via text)
Thank you so much for all your help. I’m so relieved we found a place. You were a gem to work with and I loved having the support. You made it so easy, Christine.
As Social Workers on a Transitional Care Unit we often run into situations where it is deemed unsafe for our patient’s to return home. Imagine what it would feel like to be a patient and your care team is now telling you and your family that it is now seen to be unsafe for you to return. Their recommendations are to look into a different environment for you to live. This is how Twin Cities Care gets involved.
Often times for patients and their families it can be extremely overwhelming and stressful. Many times they have no idea where to start. Twin Cities Care provides reassurance to Social Workers, families and most importantly patients that they will be able to find a new living environment that will better meet the needs of the person. Twin Cities Care has a thorough knowledge base of numerous senior communities in the Twin Cities area and does a great job educating patients and families about what their options can be. This company does a fantastic job at advocating for the patients and making sure that they are placed in an environment that is best for the patient whether or not the facility is contracted.
Another wonderful thing about Twin Cities Care is how frequently they are willing to do pro bono work. They are always willing to work with families on limited budgets who are struggling to find placement. It is never a question when making a referral to them whether or not they would be willing to help! Their main concern is that the patient is able to find a safe new environment that meets the needs of the individual and they can be comfortable in and feels like home.
Being a Social Worker on a Transitional Care Unit, things move at a very fast pace with patient discharges. If a referral is made to Twin Cities Care for assistance with patient placement we know that things will be well taken care of. Once a referral is made, Twin Cities Care often reaches out to the patient or patient’s family that day. This brings a lot of reassurance to the patient and families that they have a point of contact to help them through this stressful process. Twin Cities Care will meet with the patient and their families to discuss level of care, location, finances, etc. Twin Cities Care will set up tours and even provide transportation for patients and families to get to the tours! This is extremely helpful when patients do not have family or friends to take them. This takes away so much stress and anxiety for patients. Not only does Twin Cities Care provide education on placement options, but also shares information on Medical Assistance or other waiver programs if finances seem to be limited.
Over all, we as Social Workers love to work with Twin Cities Care! Their representatives are always extremely helpful, well informed and friendly. They are a definite go to resource for us. We know that our patients are in good hands when we make referrals to them.
All of our patients and families are very happy with their service and have stated that they felt that Twin Cities Care made their stressful situation much less daunting. We have never had a bad review when it comes to this wonderful company!
I refer many of my clients to Twin Cities Care and work with their staff on a regular basis in my role as a social worker with [clinic name redacted]. The team at Twin Cities Care have a thorough and extensive knowledge of the senior communities in the Twin Cities area and provide a “client friendly” way of explaining the cost, nuances, culture and processes for transitioning to a senior community to my clients and their families.
One way Twin Cities Care sets themselves apart from other agencies working with seniors is their commitment to also provide service to low income seniors and their knowledge of how to navigate through county programs for those near or at the poverty level income. When I partner with Twin Cities Care I trust that they will provide accurate information about complex government systems.
I have asked for help from Twin Cities Care for my seniors that have no family or others in their life to assist with transitioning to a higher level of care and Jonathan and his team have went the extra mile to assist these seniors. They also make adaptations for my clients with low vision, difficulty hearing and have provided transportation for touring senior communities.
I believe the positive outcomes I see when I make referrals to Twin Cities Care and the positive feedback I receive from my clients whom I have sent to them demonstrates the commitment to the high ethical standard and integrity of Twin Cities Care.
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Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing (Nursing Homes), Residential Care Homes, Care Suites, Independent Living, Home Care, Rehab, and Hospice.
Twin Cities Metro including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Coon Rapids, Blaine, Champlin, Maple Grove, Golden Valley, Wayzata, Medina, Plymouth, Corcoran, Fridley, Spring Lake Park, Columbia Heights, New Brighton, St. Anthony, Andover, Anoka, Ramsey, Spring Lake Park, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Arden Hills, Rogers, Delano, St. Michael, Buffalo, Maple Plain, Elk River, Monticello, Zimmerman, Vadnais Heights, Bethel, Becker, Ostego, Shoreview, Hugo, Forest Lake, North Branch, Lino Lakes, North Oaks, Roseville, Little Canada, and St. Cloud.