SERVICES WITH PETERSON COLONIAL HOMES

Peterson Colonial Homes


An Assisted Living Facility that train for and specialize in mental health care and support.

We have two locations in and near the small, primarily rural town of Brookston, MN (west of Duluth on Hwy 2).

If you are interested in short or long-term housing with a nursing and mental health needs focus in small- town, rural setting, please contact us today. Many of our valued employees have worked with us for 10+ years so have both multiple years of training and experience to draw from when working with individuals who appreciate help and support to make safe, healthy choices every day.


We are currently taking referrals for individuals  with a mental health diagnosis or who need any assistance with the activities of daily living.


Referral Form 

Some amenities include:


  • Individual’s choice of a private room or a shared room
  • First level and Second level rooms with common areas and bathrooms on each level
  • Entry way ramp to home on Nygaard Rd along with wheelchair assessible bathroom and shower
  • Transportation both for medical needs and socialization (we go out 3-4 times/week for planned activities. Most bring us to areas like Hermantown, Cloquet and Duluth. A few others take us to the Twin Cities for ball games, Valleyfair, State Fair, etc.
  • Free cable TV. Common areas in the homes include comfortable chairs/sofas and TV
  • Furniture is provided unless the individual would like to bring their own
  • Designated smoking lounge (indoor) at both homes
  • Fishing lake and river nearby at each home (within walking distance)

Specialized Medical Care Available:


  • EW, BI and CADI Waiver funding
  • Behavioral Professional, Analyst and Specialist on site for behavioral programming and support
  • Oxygen Management
  • Skin Management, including Ostomy care
  • Diabetic Care including Sliding Scale insulin
  • Contracted on-site Psychiatry or transportation to doctors in the community
  • Nursing, including RN and LPN
  • Medication Management and Administration
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • 3 prepared meals daily along w an evening snack (most meals are home-cooked)
  • 24-Hour awake staff
  • Bookmobile (Arrowhead Library System) stops in monthly

Staff Development


All staff have been trained in Person-centered care which emphasizes the ability to connect as staff to the individual uniquely. The individual’s needs, wishes, and preferences are at the center of our care and support to them.

Our staff are trained annually on Comprehensive policies (Dept of Health) and 245D supports (Dept of Human Services). We provide training annually for Dementia care and activities of daily living for those suffering from memory loss, primarily those in the beginning stages.