About Us

Who We Are

so·journ noun ~ A temporary place to stay.

At Sojourn, we provide a full spectrum of essential care services to meet the changing needs of today’s families. Our staff is highly trained and take special care to help assist aging, disabled, and mentally ill adults. Our commitment to the community is unmatched, and our team brings you exceptional care options; allowing you to choose and change care for your loved ones on your terms in order to find the best for them.

Sojourn was founded in 1984 by Sally Hebson - lifetime resident of Excelsior & Public Health Nurse. She had (and still has) a passionate mission to provide exemplary care with the whole person in mind. This vision brought Sojourn Adult Day Services to life! Sojourn is an exceptional place where adults in our community can come to stay active, meet new friends and enjoy new and exciting experiences! Today, Sally continues to expand her vision for Sojourn, constructing new ways to assist diverse family needs and give them services they can depend on. So in order to further serve our community, we expanded to include Home Care and Assisted Living!

Why Choose Us

Our Philosophy

We believe each individual has a right to maintain a meaningful, active life in the community.

We believe that peace of mind is an important factor in creating a manageable family life. Therefore, we are devoted to providing a safe, secure, and comfortable environment for everyone.

We believe in the importance of lifelong learning. Our professional staff has been selected for their creativity, enthusiasm, and credentials.

We believe in socializing, making friends, and having fun! Daily activities are designed to promote interaction and provide the opportunity for friendships to develop.

We believe in the integration of generations, and opportunities are provided to foster inter-age friendships.

We believe that we are a team with participants and family/caregivers. We support through close communication, education, and caregiver support groups.

Our Company

We care for our participants like they are our own family. We strive to provide peace of mind while we care for families' loved one(s) - whether it's in-home care or a day out at the Museum. We form close bonds with our clients with our relationship-based care to maximize their lives, abilities and spirits!

We are unique in that we stem from a “mind-body connection” approach as taught by renowned author, speaker, and instructor Matt Sanford, founder of Mind Body Solutions. We redefine the fundamental nature of ability v.s. disability.

It is based on the following beliefs:

  • Disability is best understood, lived with and approached as a mind-body issue.
  • Deepening the connection between mind and body positively transforms the experience of living with a disability in practical and tangible ways.
  • Mind-body awareness is best taught through personal relationships — meaning connecting mind and body is essential for both people living with a disability and their caregivers.
  • The mind-body relationship is reciprocal in nature. The mind teaches the body and the body teaches the mind — this insight is crucial for our approach to benefit someone living with a disability.
  • People living with disabilities have unique and powerful insights to share about the interaction between minds and bodies.” ~Matt Sanford
Specialization in Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care

We are committed to the highest standards of specialized dementia care.  All of our program, nursing, and housing staff participates in a yearly Alzheimer’s & Dementia care training in-service.

 Sojourn’s dementia training program includes the following topics:

  • Overview of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Communication skills
  • Understanding challenging behaviors
  • Therapeutic environment

Upon completion of this special training, Sojourn staff members are able to:

  • Define dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Describe the changes in the brain of someone with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • List current research theories regarding the cause of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Identify losses associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Identify skills that are often retained despite the disease process.
  • List the six basic principles of communication for building a therapeutic relationship.
  1. Become Involved
  2. Convey a Positive Regard
  3. Develop an Atmosphere of Acceptance
  4. Listen
  5. Communicate with Understanding
  6. Be Real
  • Describe appropriate communication techniques to use with persons with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Discuss the importance of non-verbal communication and listening skills while working with persons with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • List categories of causes relating to challenging behavior.
  • List steps in a behavior analysis.
  • Identify social and environmental circumstances that may affect the behavior of a person with Alzheimer’s
  • Describe ways to build on a person’s abilities rather than emphasizing his or her losses.
  • List components of a therapeutic environment for persons with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Describe a therapeutic physical environment.
  • Actively participate in a team approach in Alzheimer’s care.
Our Team

Let us help you choose what care option is best for you and your loved one! Our staff is carefully chosen for their care, philosophy, personalities, and professional credentials. Our team’s focus is to enhance the lives of each individual in a positive and purposeful way without sacrificing safety, integrity, and moral values. Our goal is to give everyone a “Great Day” every day!

Meet Sojourn