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Breath of Life Adult Day Service is conveniently located in the heart of Brainerd, Minnesota. Established in 2001 as a nonprofit organization, our philosophy is to enrich the quality of a dependent adult's life, adding fun and fulfillment to their life through a variety of activities.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care for dependent adults so their caregivers can maintain their own physical and emotional well being.

News and Updates

Breath of Life Adult Day Care Celebrates 20 Years of Service

Twenty years ago, Bob Schricker founded Breath of Life Adult Day Service for special-needs seniors and offer relief to their caregivers. The program, housed at Woodland Good Samaritan campus on Brainerd’s south side, has served thousands over the past two decades.

Providing daily care for relatives suffering from dementia, recovering from strokes, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s diseases is a 24/7 responsibility. Even a day or two a week at Breath of Life provides respite for caregivers. Schricker said, “This stimulating program of activities serves both those who require special care and those who take care of their needs at home.” While at Breath of Life, visiting, puzzles, games, cards, crafts, singing, exercise, friendships, and personal care generate smiles on client’s faces. “Love, joy and happiness is what Breath of Life staff and volunteers strive to provide,” he said.

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United Way Grant

May 23, 2021: Breath of Life Adult Day Service participated in the 2021-2022 Lakes Area United Way Community Investment funding cycle. After reviewing Breath of Life’s program application and presentation, the Vision Council and our Board of Directors have approved funding for Breath of Life’s program at the level of $7,000 for one year.

The requests received this year far outweighed the amount of funding the United Way had at its disposal to disperse this year. The 2021 Vision Council awarded funding to 18 programs in Crow Wing and Cass Counties. Although the last year was particularly tough on nonprofits, we were still able to provide agencies with the funding required to create a meaningful impact in our community in the realms of health, education, and financial stability.

A Homelike Setting for Your Loved One

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About Us

Breath of Life provides an opportunity for dependent adults to enjoy peer support in a stimulating and protective environment.

At anytime in our lives we may be confronted with irreversible losses. Breath of Life can help adults compensate for such losses and cope with the many changes brought about as we age.

In our encouraging, caring, Christian atmosphere, our compassionate and well-trained staff members assure your loved one receives the very best of care.

Fees

We accept private pay or if needed, financial assistance may be available through long term care insurance, Veterans' Administration benefits, community service contracts or the Minnesota waivered programs. We will be happy to assist you in finding the best financial options available.

Local Partners



The Lakes Area United Way supports the Breath of Life Participant Sponsorship program with grant funds to help serve dependent adults in our community.

We are so grateful for their continued emotional and financial support of our small non-profit organization.

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