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Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s Care Center – Shields Avenue

You can expect the comfort and security of home as well as compassionate and quality care from our team.

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Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s Care Center – Shields Avenue
626 Shields Avenue, Wabasha, MN 55981

Resident care

Sun–Sat: All day open

Phone numbers

Phone: (651) 565-4581

Toll free: (877) 518-3905

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Skilled nursing care in Wabasha

Near our main campus is Gundersen St. Elizabeth's Care Center - Shields Avenue, a skilled nursing facility with 80 beds and a specialized Alzheimer's Unit for those with moderate to severe dementia. Whether it's a short-term rehabilitation stay or a long-term care, our compassionate caregivers offer holistic, person-centered care. In collaboration with our families, we develop an individualized care plan that includes medical and therapeutic care, meaningful activities, social connections and family involvement. The well-being of our residents is enhanced by our comfortable surroundings and amenities.  Our care center is a Veterans Affairs (VA) contracted facility. 


When setbacks happen, recovery matters most. Our professional team of nurses, therapists and providers is ready to help whether the hospital stay was planned or unplanned. Our residents are rehabilitated to their highest level of independence, and we understand the importance of returning to their home safely, swiftly and doing what they enjoy. 

If you can no longer live at home on your own, we’re here to help you in transitioning to long-term care. We invite you and your loved ones to visit our facility and meet our staff. We will assess your medical background and prioritize creating a care plan that meets your specific requirements and preferences.

Respite care can be relief and reassurance when a patient or caregiver needs it most.

Offering nursing services and no required length of stay, you can count on our team to provide quality around-the-clock care for 5 days or 5 weeks - it’s up to you.

Contact our social work team to discuss the direct admit process and options for financial coverage. Respite services are not dependent upon hospice enrollment and may be covered by Medicaid or private pay. 

  • Skilled nursing
  • Provider services  
  • Convenient access to clinic and hospital services  
  • Transportation to nearby medical appointments  
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy  
  • Pharmacy
  • Wound care
  • IV therapy  
  • Daily activities
  • Social Services  
  • Worship services  
  • Building security  
  • Private rooms  
  • Wireless internet
  • Beauty/barber shop services
  • Fireplace lounges and gathering areas
  • Patio and picnic areas
  • End-of-life care 
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Community Development Foundation

Thanks to your generosity, we can ensure our sustainability as a reliable and caring healthcare provider in our community. Your ongoing support allows us to enhance our medical facilities, broaden our range of services and adjust to the constantly changing healthcare environment. By working together, we are making significant differences and positively changing lives.

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Whether it's a minor ailment or a major procedure, our team of dedicated professionals is here to provide compassionate care tailored to meet your unique healthcare needs.

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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