Mary T., Inc. owners take full ownership at Camilia Rose facility

A longtime Twin Cities metro area facility is led by a familiar name in health and human services. The Tjosvold […]

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A longtime Twin Cities metro area facility is led by a familiar name in health and human services. The Tjosvold family, owners of Mary T., Inc., a health and human services organization based in Coon Rapids, has fully acquired 100 percent of Camilia Rose. Camila Rose is an 80-bed nursing home and 29-bed group home in Coon Rapids. The deal closed late last month.

A holiday open house is 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, December 10 at the Camilia Rose Care Center, 1 1800 Xeon Blvd NW, Coon Rapids. The public is invited to stop in to meet the new administrator, David McCray, and tour the facility.

This builds on the existing partnership between Camilia Rose and Mary T., Inc. “The combination of skilled nursing and therapy services at Camilia Rose Care Center with the rest of the Mary T., Inc. organization will enable all of us to further our vision to blend a variety of services to meet the unique needs of the people we serve. We will continue to evolve and grow our services to meet the needs of our people for many years to come.” said Jason Tjosvold, operations manager.

Camilia Rose was founded in 1976 and was the first entrepreneurial development by “Mary T” and her mother Margaret Tjosvold on the land that they inherited from Margaret’s mother, Rosa Camille. At the time, Camilia Rose Group Home was the first of its kind in Minnesota. It helped to bring about a transformation in human services being provided in a residential community environment instead of in an institutional hospital setting.

Camilia Rose Care Center had only two residents to a room at a time when nursing homes had three or four, along with an expansive open dining room and in-house therapists. These were significant innovations at the time and have become common features in facilities today.

Mary T said, “My grandmother, Rosa Camille, would be so proud to see the fourth generation continue her legacy of caring for the community on her land. It is a very exciting time to have my nephew, Jason, leading as our Operations Manager as we fully acquire Camilia Rose.”

Mary T. Inc. is a family-owned and -operated health and human services organization based in Coon Rapids. Their menu of services also includes one-level townhome rentals, home healthcare, independent living and assisted living with memory care, home health care, hospice and hourly independent living options and residential services supporting people with disabilities. Mary T. Inc. currently offers housing and services in four states- Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona and Maryland. Mary Tjosvold is also the owner of Crooners Supper Club in the northeast metro area.