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Minneapolis, a city known for high-quality health care, a vibrant arts scene, and a gorgeous lake-dotted landscape, is an ideal locale for families with loved ones who need care for Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. The Twin Cities create an environment that supports healthy minds and bodies.

Within a 10-mile radius of downtown Minneapolis, which includes some of St. Paul, there are currently 47 memory care facilities within A Place for Mom’s network. Many offer memory-enhancing activities, dementia therapies, medication management, security features, and extracurricular activities — all to reduce confusion, minimize agitation, enhance well-being, and keep their residents safe.

In this guide, you’ll find all the information necessary for choosing from among Minneapolis’ memory care facilities. Below, learn about pricing and payment options, laws and regulations that pertain to these facilities, the care services they provide, and senior-friendly local attractions around the Twin Cities.

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My Mom was in the hurt bag before she moved into Legacy. She's come a long way in the time she has been there. It hasn't always been smooth sailing, but our family is very happy she is at Legacy.
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
The Legacy of St. Anthony is an assisted living community located in the heart of the St. Anthony district of Minneapolis, Minnesota. This well wooded district of the city is heavily residential, distancing residents of the Legacy of St. Anthony from the hustle and bustle of the most populated...
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9.3
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31 reviews
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I love the location. My daughter lives in Bryn Mawr (where I grew up) and I have two other children in Minneapolis. I am lucky to have a Southwest corner location and I can see planes flying in from the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Kenwood Retirement Community, right in the heart of beautiful Minneapolis, brings Independent and Assisted Living to a new high. Here, seniors experience an active, carefree life in a luxurious but affordable environment. With 12 different floor plans to choose from, all offering unique and...
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We chose Global pointe because it was the best fit for the care needs of my parents. The staff is very friendly and the team works hard to train and retain staff.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Global Pointe is a boutique-style senior community providing an intimate and distinctive setting. Located just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and Ridgedale Center, we are taking a fresh approach to senior living with a focus on carefully crafted dining experiences, life-enriching activities...
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My mom loves the Waters so far, it’s been a perfect fit for her. It’s been a wonderful adjustment from 40 years of living alone. The residents and staff have been wonderful and welcoming. She very much...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Located within walking distances of shops, restaurants and movie theaters, you can also take advantage of spa services, a screening room and fine dining without ever leaving the comfort of home. By combining a sophisticated architectural design with high-quality amenities, The Waters on 50th is a...
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I'm sorry my mother didn't live longer to enjoy living there. She had just been there a little over two months and she died. I thought the facility was wonderful very professionally run and clean. The staff...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Opened in 2004, RiverVillage East is the newest addition to the Catholic Eldercare community of residences. Located in Northeast Minneapolis, the RiverVillage campus is designed with careful consideration given to the wishes and needs of today's elders who are accustomed to more space, greater...
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56 reviews
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They are friendly and helpful. I don't know about the food, even the basics seem like very poor execution. No flavor and overly salty, it even looks unappetizing. The activities never seem to change, just...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
OverviewThe Glenn Hopkins (formerly St. Therese Southwest) has been providing exceptional service to the senior community for 30 years beginning in 1988. Our caring staff have a combined experience level of over 50 years in the senior care service industry. Many of our staff have extensive...
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Well-trained, efficient staff in a well-maintained facility. The care (medical attention, attention to resident needs, etc.) seems quite good (no smells, no trash lying around, etc.). Security for...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
When loved ones encounter memory issues, unique challenges arise for the person affected and their family members. Our professional caregivers are committed to providing the 'person-centered' care which meets the specific needs of each individual. We help families gain quality time with their...
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My loved one was previously a resident at Havenwood of Richfield and the overall experience was okay. The cleanliness and friendliness was good. The staff, care services and meals were good. Based on our...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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My loved one is a resident at Waterford Estates and Manor. The staff is very friendly and helpful. My loved one says that the meals are great and that the kitchen staff is very accommodating. I would...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Waterford Manor has been carefully designed to reflect the warmth and personality of those who make it their home. Adjacent to a park, The Waterford campus encompasses a wildlife refuge, expansive grounds with paved walking paths and lovely gardens. The Waterford welcomes you with caring...
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The Harbors is a lot better than the last place my mom was in. However, the communication is spotty at best once you get into the facility. Showers are not often enough (my mom went over a week and her hair...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Our community has the latest technology needed to give the best care to our residents to assure cares and wait times are at a minimum at all times as we are a newer community built in 2017Our management staff has over 25 years of combined experience in the industry, priding ourselves in "best of"...
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Photo of Cardigan Ridge Senior Living
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My mom has been very happy at Cardigan. The activities coordinator goes out of his way to ask residents about their interests, and he encourages participation. I really think there is something for everyone...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Very good experience - The people & the staff are very nice. I do think people should know the average age of the residents before they move in. Average here is mid to late 80's. I am one of the youngest...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Copperfield Hill offers Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Our community is situated 'in the heart of Robbinsdale'. Robin Center and Crystal Lake are located just next door and North Memorial hospital is 1-mile south of Copperfield Hill. Our location offers convenience both to...
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Environment, staff and food are all great! Onboarding was bumpy, and like any place, lots of kinks to work out in the first few months. Chose the facility for its location, price and availability of the room
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Village Shores Senior Community is located in Richfield, Minnesota’s thriving urban center. Located in the Lakes of Lyndale District, Village Shores is surrounded by Wood Lake and Richfield Lake which offer walking trails and green spaces for residents. In addition, the location offers many...
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We walked in at 4:50pm on a Friday and they never blinked an eye when we asked if we could have a tour and talk with someone about the place. They were welcoming then and still are. They remembered my dad's...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Set in a serene wooded landscape with a pond, and adjacent to Colonial Church, The Waters of Edina features walking paths nestled amidst water features and mature evergreens. Inside, the warm glow of fireplaces and beautifully appointed interior spaces promote wellbeing, socializing and a sense...
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Bel Rae is a great place. Very responsive and helpful nursing staff. I would tell others just how friendly the staff is. How clean everything is. Seems more like a fancy hotel than a senior care facility....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Nestled near cozy neighborhoods, creeks and ponds, Bel Rae Senior Living is a locally owned premier senior community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. Conveniently located right off Highway 10 and 35W in Mounds View, Bel Rae offers exceptional accommodations and...
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What stood out to me about this facility is that they are eager to make sure new residents feel they are welcome. Staff are friendly and kind. They provide quick and thorough housekeeping. I would...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Waters of Plymouth, a relatively new impressively beautiful community, is located in Plymouth, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Plymouth provides opportunities for residents and guests to get out and enjoy natural and cultural attractions. Those visiting Plymouth will enjoy discovering the French...
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44 Floor plans available
8.9
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81 reviews
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It took a while to get accumulate, but things have gotten better. It took a little time to get communication between MGMT, the Aides, and family. I think the food is expensive, but usually pretty good.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Located just minutes from both the Minneapolis and St. Paul downtown areas, Sunrise of Roseville just north of the Rosedale Shopping Center. We have been...
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44 Floor plans available
8.8
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We picked this community, because of the location. They are friendly, approachable, and knowledgeable. It's just a good fit for my sister. Lots of social opportunities if a person is interested.
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Nestled in the quiet Shepard Park neighborhood of Highland Park in St. Paul, The Wellington Assisted Living has been a part of the community serving older adults and their families for 30 years. Our location is convenient to downtown St. Paul, the Highland Village area, the Minneapolis/St. Paul...
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8.7
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It's good. Not great. Some of the help is amazing and there are others that look at their phone the whole time. My mother is in memory care. Baths, cleaning, is hit or miss. Shouldn't be for the price...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
It's time to start enjoying the carefree lifestyle you deserve and when you come home to our luxurious, unique community, with its towering 18 stories and stunning views of downtown Minneapolis, you’ll see that each day opens up a whole realm of possibilities. Our continuing care community...
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I love my apartment and I love the location. Never saw myself as a city dweller but I really appreciate it. The diversity in the people here is a first for me. It’s great. The neighborhood has such...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to Seven Hills Senior Living!We are so excited to be part of the St Paul area. Our community gives residents lots of St. Paul’s charm and history with it's beautiful craftsmanship and exquisite décor throughout the entire building.We are located on a tree-lined avenue reinvigorated with...
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8.7
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They charge for nursing care as it is used so this saves you money if you don't use it but it gets expensive quickly if you do. They aren't flexible on their meal plan. It is 3 meals a day or ala cart. They...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Brightondale Senior Campus, part of the SilverCrest family, has been serving the north east suburbs for over 20 years. We are well established in the community, and work with our local partners to bring value to the community. Brightondale has been voted Best Retirement Community by Sun Times...
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8.7
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They were great to work with, they are very helpful. I took care of Mom, she lived with my wife and I for over a year and it was a lot of work. Having her move into New Perspective was a big relief for us....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Offering: Assisted Living, Memory CareNew Perspective in Columbia Heights serves seniors in the legendary NE Minneapolis area. Creative interior design combines warm, friendly tones with the beauty and amenities of a fine hotel. Residents of our senior apartment community enjoy the serenity of...
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8.6
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The overall experience has been positive, mom loves her place and her new friends. the cleanliness of questionable. The cleaning staff had changed many times. I have had to get people in to clean it after...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...
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8.6
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18 reviews
8.6
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The biggest difference between Flourish Senior Living and [community name removed] is the quality and friendliness of the staff. the willingness to work through problems and communicate with residents....
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Home isn’t just a place you live. It’s also a feeling that lives in you. At Flourish Senior Living in Golden Valley, MN, we work hard to bring that feeling out in all we do. From our straight-forward services and easy-to-understand pricing to our wealth of inviting on-site amenities, we provide...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Suite Living of Roseville is a 25 private suite Assisted Living & Memory Care Senior Community that provides quality care to our seniors, with a personal touch. Our communities are small and intimate, providing a cozy warm atmosphere that feels like home. Suite Living is locally owned and...
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Our methodology

How we rank order the Minneapolis community options above

We developed a proprietary recommendation system that orders Minneapolis community options based on factors we know are important to seniors and their families:

  • Proximity to your search location
  • Availability of recent, high-quality reviews
  • The amount of detailed community information available

Where we source our information

14,000+ communities

We collect proprietary data from our network of 14,000+ senior living communities in the U.S., with regular refreshes of data and information

350,000+ reviews

We have 387,000+ reviews from senior living residents and family members that provide first-hand accounts about senior living communities

Read our full methodology

Costs of memory care in the Minneapolis area

The average monthly cost of memory care facilities in A Place for Mom’s network in Minneapolis is $4,631, according to proprietary research.[01]

This figure includes housing, meals, associated costs, and add-on service expenses such as specialized therapies, 24-hour monitoring, and other auxiliary services. However, this figure is an average, and the cost of the facility and its services will most likely vary depending on location.

The figures below indicate the typical baseline prices for the area that do not include add-on fees.

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Minneapolis, MN vs. nearby cities

Minneapolis, MN
$4,243/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Minneapolis, MN vs. the state and national average

Minneapolis, MN
$4,243/mo
U.S. national average
$4,779/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Minneapolis vs. other types of senior living

Memory Care
$4,243/mo

Median monthly costs of Memory Care in Minneapolis, MN by room type

Semi-Private
$3,733/mo
Studio
$4,483/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,105/mo
2 Bedroom
$4,474/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$2,030/mo

Average cost of Memory Care in Minneapolis over time

Minneapolis, MNMN stateNational

What families are saying about memory care in Minneapolis

Recent reviews for memory care in Minneapolis

Personal Care Senior Living Columbia Heights

4.1
All of the staff at Personal Care Senior Living Columbia Heights seem friendly. I'm not crazy about the overall communication with my family. It has taken three months for them to trim her nails, even after several requests. She was taken to the hospital yesterday and we weren't able to get a ...
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New Perspective Mahtomedi

4.8
The administrative services are very helpful in helping to make the right decision on where to put a parent and how to do all the paperwork to get things in order. The ratio of staff to resident is better than most places. They have a nurse in-house for when things go wrong. All of the staff ...
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Meadow Woods - Martin Luther Campus in Bloomington, MN

5.0
I think they do a great job at Meadow Woods! The staff here is very friendly and easy to work with. They've been very accommodating in regards to some billing issues we've had in regards to getting funding with the VA straightened out. The facility itself is well kept and clean, and they do a ...
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Minneapolis review score based on 372 family reviews

7.8
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This proprietary review score is based on 372 reviews of 125 Minneapolis memory care communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Minneapolis review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how memory care residents and family members rate memory care in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Minneapolis review score compared against nearby cities

7.8
Minneapolis, MN125 facilities
7.6
Lauderdale, MN145 facilities
7.7
Falcon Heights, MN139 facilities

Review subcategories for Minneapolis memory care

When memory care residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 372 reviews of 125 Minneapolis memory care communities. This chart helps you compare Minneapolis resident and family memory care satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
Minneapolis, MN averageNational average
Cleanliness
4.4
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
4.5
Care services
3.6
4.2
Staff
4.3
4.4
Meals & dining
3.6
4.0
Activities
3.7
3.9
Value for cost*
3.6
4.0
0.01.02.03.04.05.0
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How people pay for memory care in Minneapolis

Memory care in Minneapolis can be financed through various means, including private funds, governmental programs, and veterans benefits. Seniors and their families often rely on a combination of funding sources to pay for memory care. Learn about private payment methods, Medicare, Medicaid, and VA benefits for memory care in the sections below.

Private pay methods

Many seniors and their families may have to use their own funds to pay for memory care services. Personal savings accounts, pensions, Social Security benefits, distributions from retirement accounts, investment returns, inheritances, and any of the following resources may be included.

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Number of veterans who live in Minneapolis

About 18% percentage of Minneapolis veterans are 75+

Minneapolis veterans are often eligible for benefits that may help cover a stay in a memory care facility. For example, VA Pensions can help pay for expenditures like memory care.

Additionally, the VA Aid and Attendance benefit helps veterans who need assistance with the activities of daily living, such as eating, walking, and attending to personal hygiene. This benefit is commonly used for memory care services.

The VA benefits application process can be confusing and lengthy, so it’s best to seek guidance on enrollment help from a local veterans services organization (VSO) or a veterans services officer located at a VSO. These include the local American Legion Post, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) chapter, or Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) organization, who can assist in answering more concerns with other services for people with age-related memory issues.

Resources for Minneapolis veterans

Government offices

VA Regional Benefit Satellite Office
Minneapolis VA Medical Center
1 Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Phone: 800-827-1000

St. Paul Regional Benefits Office
1 Federal Drive
St. Paul, MN 55111
Phone: 800-827-1000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Hennepin County Veterans Service Officers
300 S. Sixth St.
Minneapolis, MN 55487
Phone: 612-348-3300
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

VSOs and veteran resources

Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars
Phone: 651-291-1757
Fax: 651-291-2753

Disabled American Veterans Department of Minnesota
State Veterans Service Building, Floor 3
20 W. 12th St.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-291-1212; 888-317-2291
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

American Legion Minneapolis/Richfield Post 435
6501 Portland Ave.
Richfield, MN 55423
Phone: 612-866-3647

American Legion Minneapolis/Richfield Post 435
6501 Portland Ave.
Richfield, MN 55423
Phone: 612-866-3647

Giantvalley American Legion
3751 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: 612-729-6824
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

American Legion Department of Minnesota
20 W. 12th St., Room 300-A
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-291-1800; 866-259-9163
Fax: 651-291-1057

Medicaid

Medicaid, the federal health care program for low-income people, is called Minnesota’s Medical Assistance (MA) program, and it can help qualifying seniors in memory care with medical costs. MA doesn’t cover the cost of living in a memory care facility though.

Medicaid waiver programs, such as Minnesota Home & Community-Based Services, can also pay for in-home medical care services for seniors who need assistance with daily living tasks. The Minnesota Department of Human Services also offers the Elderly Waiver program to provide financial assistance for care services that help seniors who might otherwise need to be in a nursing home. A prerequisite for qualifying for the Elderly Waiver is eligibility for Medical Assistance. That said, the Minnesota Department of Human Services says online sources don’t cover every instance of eligibility, so the only true way to determine qualification is to apply for coverage.

Seniors can apply for the MA program by filling out a paper application and mailing in the application or taking it to their local county or tribal office. To have an application mailed to you, call 651-431-2670 or 800-657-3739.

Find more information and guidance about Medicaid options via local resources such as the long-term care ombudsman or the Area Agency on Aging, which in Minneapolis is known as Trellis. These advisors can help guide you through the application process, which can be confusing without assistance. The contact information for these offices is listed in the Medicaid resources listed below.

Minneapolis resident Medicaid resources

Medicaid application offices and assistance

Minnesota Medicaid Ombudsman
Phone: 651-431-2660; 800-657-3729
Email: dhsombudsman.smhcp@state.mn.us

Trellis: Area Agency on Aging
1265 Grey Fox Road, Suite 2
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Phone: 651-641-8612

Hennepin County Health Care Assistance
Phone: 612-596-1300; 844-803-8466
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

MHCP Provider Resource Center
Phone: 651-431-2700; 800-366-5411

Medicare

If your loved one is 65 or older, then Medicare is the government health insurance program for them. If your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia qualifies for Medicare, the program will cover some, but not all, care costs. It won’t pay for room and board in a memory care facility, for instance.

Medicare will pay for inpatient hospital care, some doctors’ fees, and other medical goods for adults 65 and older with Alzheimer’s or dementia, and several prescription medicines are also covered by Medicare Part D. The program may cover some care costs for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, including hospice care (in a nursing facility or an inpatient hospice facility) and specialized care in Alzheimer’s special care units if they qualify as skilled nursing services.

Additionally, dementia patients may be eligible for the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model, which offers more benefits, lower cost sharing, and flexible plans to subscribers with chronic diseases (such as dementia). To learn more about what Medicare covers, visit the official Medicare website, dial 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227), or visit your local Social Security Administration office.

Note that Medicare Savings Plans (MSP) and the Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS, also known as Extra Help) can also help seniors with costs related to Medicare Part A and B, such as covering or lowering monthly premiums, deductibles, and copayments. Seniors can apply for these programs by calling the Senior LinkAge Line at 800-333-2433 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by visiting the Social Security website. The Senior LinkAge Line, run by the Minnesota Board on Aging, can also lead callers to manufacturer-sponsored patient assistance programs and assist them in completing applications.

Seniors in Minnesota can also receive free health insurance guidance through the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) in person or over the phone. SHIP can assist seniors in comparing insurance policies, understanding coverage options, and selecting the best plan. Seniors who need long-term care can access additional resources through their local long-term care ombudsman’s office.

Minneapolis resident Medicare resources

Minneapolis Medicare resources

Social Security Administration Office
1811 Chicago Ave., Suite 1
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 855-257-0982
Fax: 833-902-2688

Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care
540 Cedar St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 800-657-3591

Senior LinkAge
540 Cedar St.
St. Paul, MN 55164
Phone: 800-333-2433
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

State Health Insurance Help Program (SHIP)
Phone: 800-333-2433
Email: info@shiphelp.org

Understand Minnesota laws and regulations for memory care facilities

Memory care facilities in Minnesota are subject to the same laws and regulations as assisted living facilities. They are licensed and regulated by the Minnesota Department of Health. These facilities must be licensed and inspected by the Health Department to ensure compliance with regulations on resident care, medication administration, personnel, cleanliness, and safety.

Inspections and reporting

Memory care facilities are subject to unannounced inspections a minimum of once every two years to ensure compliance with regulations and laws. Inspections can also happen at any time if there is a complaint.

Minnesota’s Health Department provides public access to inspection reports and licenses for memory care facilities via this searchable directory.

Memory care requirements

Minnesota has a few specific standards for memory care in addition to the assisted living regulations they must follow, including staff training, staffing numbers, and resident care and safety procedures. Section 144G.83 of the state’s assisted living statutes mandate additional training for personnel in facilities that provide memory care.

All workers with direct contact with residents must receive training within the first 90 days of employment and annually thereafter. The regulations also require facilities to have written policies and procedures in place for dealing with the requirements of memory care residents. A person-centered care approach is central to the training of staff. The statute recognizes that memory care residents have unique emotional and health care needs and lays out requirements that make sure training covers everything staff members need to know to provide the best possible care for your loved one.

Additionally, Section 4659.0160 of the Minnesota Administrative Rules outlines the process for surrendering an assisted living facility license that includes memory care services. The Health Department may take enforcement action if the licensee fails to comply with these conditions.

Requirements for assisted living and memory care

Since memory care facilities are governed by the same laws and regulations as assisted living, that means your loved one will also be in a facility where enough staff is required to be available to meet their needs. No specific ratio is given. The facility must also have a licensed assisted living director, as well as a clinical nurse supervisor. The facilities must meet safety standards and staff have to be trained to deal with emergencies including evacuation.

Three daily meals that meet nutritional requirements will be provided, as well as snacks. Activities will be provided that are appropriate to your loved one’s needs and abilities.

Minnesota Department of Health contact information

Minnesota Department of Health
625 Robert St. N
St Paul, MN 55164
Phone: 651-201-5000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for Minneapolis memory care facilities

In Minneapolis, no specific COVID-19 restrictions exist for memory care facilities. The city updates this dashboard daily to provide the latest information about COVID cases in the area.

Specific memory care homes may have their own policies, so seniors and their families should check with the facilities for further information, but these are general best practices set by local health officials:

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Vaccinations.

The city’s health officials recommend that seniors over 65 who received an immunization six months ago or more take a booster dose to stay up-to-date on vaccinations.

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Masking.

Masks are not required, but each facility can make its own rules about mask requirements.

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Facility cleanliness.

The management at memory care locations should continue to improve the ventilation system in their facilities to avoid the spread of airborne disease.

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Staff safety.

Staff members at care facilities should regularly wash their hands with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

What to expect from memory care living in Minneapolis

Memory care facilities provide seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia with accommodation, care, and therapy in an atmosphere that helps reduce disorientation and prevents wandering. In Minneapolis, locations typically offer memory care in secured communities that take care to offer enriching environments for residents.

Senior living options that include memory care

Within a 10-mile radius of downtown Minneapolis, which includes portions of St. Paul, there are 47 memory care facilities partnered with A Place for Mom. While two of these facilities are standalone, most are combined with other types of senior living arrangements. Here’s the breakdown:

  • 23 are combination assisted living and memory care facilities
  • 21 are assisted living, independent living, and memory care facilities
  • 1 combines assisted living, adult day care services, and memory care.

Expanding out 25 miles from downtown brings even more possibilities, with 69 additional options. While 12 are standalone memory care facilities in the area, the rest are combined with other senior living arrangements as discussed above. This radius means you can expand your search into more of St. Paul or out to places like Rockford and Maple Plain.

Units are designed with safety in mind

Memory care facilities are secured communities with enclosed courtyards and outdoor walking paths that let residents enjoy nature, fresh air, and freedom without the danger of your loved one wandering too far afield. Staff are trained and aware of exit-seeking behaviors, understand how to deal with hallucinations and delusions, and know how to handle redirection, cuing, and disorientation within their residents.

Holistic support

In addition to memory-specific care, your loved one can enjoy everything being taken care of from laundry to housekeeping to meals. Additionally, three-quarters of our partner facilities bring in occupational, physical, and speech therapists as needed, plus podiatrists. Most locations have a visiting nurse, and many locations are equipped to manage residents’ medication, diabetes, and incontinence if needed.

Specialized social activities and amenities

Memory care communities are designed to meet the special requirements of residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. They frequently contain coordinated social activities, with 87% of our partner facilities having a designated activity director. Some also provide tailored activities like water aerobics in on-site pools and memory exercises.

The communities typically offer indoor and outdoor common areas for socializing, including outdoor walk paths and enclosed courtyards for daily exercise. Various classes and activities are available, such as cooking and stretching classes, live singing and theater performances, and supervised off-site activities. Nearby attractions such as beaches, parks, and museums are also easily accessible to seniors who want to visit with their families.

Minneapolis memory care services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Minneapolis memory care communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Minneapolis, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select care services in Minneapolis memory care

Memory care communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of memory care partners in Minneapolis that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
Minneapolis, MNNational
Full medication management
Full medication management
62.4%
65.1%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
24%
47.9%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
92%
82.5%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
98.4%
99%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
64.8%
71.7%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
51.2%
28.3%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
93.6%
89.6%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
51.2%
61.5%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
66.4%
72.4%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%
*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in Minneapolis memory care

Our community partners provide many services to keep residents with dementia or other memory concerns safe and engaged. Below, take a look at what percentage of Minneapolis Memory Care partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Minneapolis, MNNational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
62.4%
73.9%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
42.4%
45.7%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
60%
70.1%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
15.2%
26.1%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Minneapolis memory care

Memory care communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Minneapolis partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Minneapolis, MNNational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
19.2%
27.3%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
35.2%
43.8%
No sugar
No sugar
26.4%
41%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
29.6%
49.5%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
10.4%
16%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dining options in Minneapolis memory care

Our memory care communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Minneapolis communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Minneapolis, MNNational
Professional chef
Professional chef
37.6%
31.4%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
44.8%
39.2%
Room service
Room service
40%
36.2%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
8.8%
22.5%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select programs and activities in Minneapolis memory care

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered memory care communities in Minneapolis offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Minneapolis, MNNational
Activity director
Activity director
49.6%
45.2%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
22.4%
33.1%
Community service programs
Community service programs
27.2%
27.8%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
58.4%
54.1%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
52%
51.1%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
62.4%
60.7%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
40.8%
39%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
27.2%
34.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
38.4%
35.7%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
47.2%
46.8%
Live performances
Live performances
49.6%
47.2%
Dances
Dances
22.4%
30.4%
Fitness center
Fitness center
31.2%
21.5%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
45.6%
45.9%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

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46,479

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Minneapolis

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Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Minneapolis population
$44,825

Median annual income for Minneapolis seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in Minneapolis

Minneapolis has multiple well-known hospitals and a nationally acclaimed hospital for seniors. Explore the resources below to learn more about the best hospitals in Minneapolis.

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Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Abbott Northwestern Hospital is the best hospital in the Twin Cities, according to the U.S. News & World Report. It also ranks 40th in the nation for its neurology and neurosurgery care.

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Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital is the Twin Cities’ second-best hospital, according to the U.S. News & World Report. It also has the distinction of being fourth in the entire state.

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M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center

Ranked third in the Twin Cities by U.S. News & World Report, M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center has earned a national ranking in cancer care.

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Minneapolis VA Center

Both a teaching hospital and a general medical and surgical facility, the area’s primary Veteran’s Affairs health care system takes care of veterans in the Twin Cities.

Transportation for seniors in Minneapolis

It is not safe or advisable for memory care residents to venture out on their own; however, there are plenty of ways for your loved one to get out and about safely with assistance from you or a caregiver starting with provided transportation by the memory care facility itself. According to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data, 59% of our partner memory care facilities provide complimentary transportation and 48% offer transportation at cost.[01]

Seniors in memory care communities should only use transit with a caregiver, but some public transportation options are designed specifically for seniors with disabilities that offer supervision or caregiver escorts. Metro Mobility is a transportation service for people with impairments (including those with dementia) that provides accessible cars and skilled drivers for door-to-door transportation.

In the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Metro Transit offers buses, light rail, commuter trains, Dial-A-Ride Transport (DART), and the Transit Assistance Program (TAP) for impaired seniors. DART provides door-to-door transportation for people with disabilities who can’t use regular buses. And TAP offers discounted rates, free trips, and travel instruction for eligible seniors with disabilities.

Two organizations, Senior Community Services and Friends & Co., offer transportation services for seniors with impairments. The Senior Rides program by Senior Community Services provides door-to-door transportation for medical visits, grocery shopping, and other errands. The Friendship and Flowers program offers seniors escorted transportation and social visits. Both programs provide trained volunteer drivers to ensure safe and comfortable transportation. In addition, the Little Brothers program provides seniors with social visits and services to address social isolation. To learn more, it’s best to contact each service directly to determine their eligibility requirements.

In Minneapolis, private transportation firms such as Lyft and Uber provide services for elders with dementia. Some firms offer unique programs, such as UberAssist and Lyft Access, that teach drivers to help seniors with mobility equipment and other needs.

Additionally, medical transportation services such as MedLink Transportation and Allina Health Transportation provide specialized transportation for elders with dementia who require medical attention. These services encompass skilled drivers who can assist passengers and vehicles outfitted with medical equipment.

Senior activities in Minneapolis

Minneapolis and its counterpart St. Paul makes up the hustling and bustling big-city feel of the Twin Cities. There is plenty of nature to love, too. The area has multiple parks, with virtually no one living more than six blocks from one. When visiting with family members and caregivers, seniors can enjoy strolls through the neighborhood parks, including the well-known Lake of the Isles, which offers a calm outdoor atmosphere with walking pathways and parks.

The city also offers a vibrant cultural scene with venues like the Minneapolis Institute of Art, a free museum that’s a must-visit for art enthusiasts. Also try a concert at the Minnesota Orchestra, which is known for delivering excellent performances of music that can potentially evoke memories and emotions in dementia patients. And note that the Children’s Theatre Company offers innovative shows suitable for all ages. Music therapy is a useful approach to engaging seniors with dementia, as it helps to recall memories and create a calming environment.

The outdoors can bring calm and respite as well. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum offers a tranquil environment and guided tours for seniors with dementia. The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is another great place to see and interact with animals, including California sea lions and giraffes, with on-site and street parking and public transportation nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Waters of Oakdale, Talamore Woodbury and The Legacy of St. Anthony are the top-rated Memory Care facilities near Minneapolis, MN. These Memory Care facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Memory Care in Minneapolis is $4,243 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

The 138 memory care facilities near you in Minneapolis, Minnesota typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Minneapolis, Minnesota, browse our detailed listings showing photos, floor plans, amenities, activities, and reviews from real families.

Browse A Place for Mom’s listings for memory care in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to take a virtual tour. Our local senior living experts can arrange for a live tour of these communities as well.

The cost of memory care facilities in Minneapolis, Minnesota ranges from $538 to $9500. The average Memory Care cost in Minneapolis, Minnesota is $4,243. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in Minneapolis, Minnesota typically starts at $538. A Place for Mom’s local, expert senior living advisors can help you find affordable memory care facilities near you and offer advice on how to lower costs and pay for care with VA benefits or public payment options.

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