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10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Minneapolis, MN

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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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We are so thankful we were able to find this home for our Mom. The house manager ([name removed]) and her staff are wonderful. The facility feels like a home, and not a memory care facility. 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.
Gracewood Advanced Assisted Living and Men's Memory Care - Highland provides exceptional senior living services in a warm, welcoming, home-like environment. We aim to deliver top-notch care that is affordable and tailored to meet your specific needs.The men's memory care program at Gracewood...
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This community has been very welcoming and caring for my mothers needs. She has made friends and joins in the activities that are offered. The food is also good. The staff members are respectable in all...
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.
Opening August 2012 Welcome to Cherrywood Pointe Senior Living! We are located in a charming wooded area in Roseville, adjacent to the beautiful Langton Lake, and minutes from shopping, both downtowns, clinics and more. At Cherrywood Pointe you will have choices, all in one community. Choices...
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The staff is very friendly and helpful. The facility is very clean. The staff communicates with the family as needed. They also make recommendations to improve care. For example, they helped us find a doctor...
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.
Roitenberg Family Assisted Living Residence is a Jewish assisted living community that is located in the beautiful suburb of St. Louis Park, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Our lovely community is located just minutes from downtown Minnesota and nearby Minnehaha Creek. The location makes St. Louis...
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The next day after we moved my mom in they stopped visitors due to Covid. Luckily she had a first-floor window, so we were able to check-in. The staff is incredible. The management is top notch very caring....
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 CareSurround yourself with the beauty and serenity of nature. Located in the heart of Roseville, Minnesota, our senior assisted living community is nestled among the trees on the shore of beautiful Lake Owasso. Watch eagles soar over the lake and land in the HUGE...
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Activities are provided for the residents that would like to engage in them. The needs of the patients are unpredictable the caregivers have to adjust fairly quick. I really like the flexibility of the...
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.
Mainstreet Village of Richfield, a housing with services community, provides both independent senior living and assisted senior living. Our premier community offers an attractive, welcoming and vibrant community where residents can choose from a mix of housing options, services and amenities that...
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Overall we're very pleased with Bentson Family Assisted Living! They're just really on top of things here. They've got good coverage for anything a senior might need. The staff is friendly and helpful, and...
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.
Bentson Family Assisted Living Residence Distinctive and inviting — discover all the Bentson has to offer. Live life in your own unique way in the comfort of your own 'home' with additional assistance as needed. 48 studio, one and two-bedroom apartments Emergency call systems Access to...
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We absolutely love York Gardens. I highly recommend it for anyone who is looking a home like feel. We love the privacy we get with the individual units and plenty of space. Food is great, staff is very...
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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.
Located near a variety of shopping, retail centers, and Fairview Southdale Hospital, York Gardens offers a range of amenities including: rooftop patios, spa, bistro, theater, salon, libraries, club lounge and concierge to schedule appointments. York Gardens offers the best in senior living with...
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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.
Sunlight senior living of St. Paul, Minnesota places emphasis on making each member feel loved and part of the family from the moment that they arrive, treating them with the same love and care that we would want for our own loved ones. We believe that life is more about being comfortable but...
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This is a secure small community. The caregivers are attentive. They interact well with the residents and their families. They are aware of what is going on. The food is good and they offer a good variety...
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.
White Pine Senior White Pine Senior Living is located in Fridley, MN, home of the Springbrook Nature Center. Nicknamed Friendly Fridley, this city also boasts four beautiful parks located within it. Here at White Pine Senior Living, we are known for our beautiful community senior housing, with...
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Mom has made lots of friends and stuff, but she really doesn't want to be there. She is keeping busy so that is good for our family. The place is very nice and the staff is wonderful. Sometimes there are...
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.
North Ridge Health and Rehab is an assisted living community located in New Hope, Minnesota. Our residence is only a matter of minutes from New Hope's numerous religious organizations, shopping centers, and restaurants. However, we're also in a beautiful, residential area that offers our...
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Photo of White Pine Advanced Assisted Living and Memory Care of Mendota Heights
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My Mother was only here for a month but the time she was here, it was excellent. All of the staff members were wonderful and I could not be more pleased with the care she got. The quality of 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.
White Pine Advanced Assisted Living and Memory Care of Mendota Heights provides exceptional senior living services in a warm, welcoming, home-like environment. We aim to deliver top-notch care that is affordable and tailored to meet your specific needs.A great alternative to yesterday's nursing...
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My mom was one of the longest living patients here. She recently passed away after 8 long years. She was well loved by the staff and well treated. The staff was always friendly and caring as far as I could...
Provides: Memory Care
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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.
The Assisted Living Memory Care Specialists With four locations in Burnsville, Minnetonka, Shakopee and Victoria, Minnesota, Emerald Crest by Augustana Care memory care communities are truly inspired by our residents and families. With a deep knowledge of memory care, we offer a specialized...
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Easy transition. The room was clean and ready to go. Some confusion about the services still an ongoing issue with my mother-in-law but that may be her understanding. Food is excellent.
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.
The Cerenity Residence Humboldt is located on 514 Humboldt Ave., and provides memory care, for people in the early stages of memory loss, as well as assisted living, transitional care and therapy services. We have served the West Side neighborhood for over 50 years. 25% of our employees live...
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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 Spring Lake Park is a 32 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...
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I would tell others to move in. The whole environment is a great experience, it is like going to an all inclusive resort. Everything is at your fingertips. The residents and staff are friendly. My loved...
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 Friendship Village of Bloomington is an assisted living community located in the serene area of Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota. The scenic community is surrounded by independent living apartments; a peaceful and calm neighborhood assuring residents of security within the community...
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Meadow Woods Assisted Living has overall been a good experience. The staff has been real helpful and the outreach director has been really helpful. They do have the same activities over and over again. Other...
Provides: Assisted Living
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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.
Meadow Woods, an assisted living residence located in a quiet Bloomington neighborhood on the Minnesota River bluffs, offers the perfect combination of independence and personal care. We encourage your independence by providing choices. Select your floor plan, bring your own furnishings, choose...
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We chose this place for my grandma because it is a nice and clean community. The grounds are well maintained. The activities are great she enjoys that the most, such as movies, bingo and they do crossword...
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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.
Embrace the many perks and benefits of a maintenance-free lifestyle and Red Carpet living at our Jaybird Senior Living Assisted Living community, Landings of Minnetonka. Whether you are searching for yourself or a loved one, our Minnetonka assisted living community is designed to help seniors...
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This community is just perfect, we like the comradery between the residents, they make you feel very welcomed when you come to visit. The staff notify our family within 24hrs regarding anything with our...
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.
Walker Methodist At Westwood Ridge is an assisted living community located in West St. Paul, MN. West St. Paul is a small town on the Mississippi River with about 20,000 residents in Dakota County with several restaurants and shops. Residents who enjoy group outings and social gatherings can go...
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My parents have enjoyed 8+ years of experience living at Walker Place, which is nestled in a South Minneapolis residential area near Lake Harriet. It offers a safe, relaxed, & homey environment. As Mom &...
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.
Walker Methodist Place is an assisted living community located in Minneapolis, MN. Minneapolis is a busy city with about 382,000 residents in Hennepin County with lots of shops, restaurants, movies and shows. Residents who enjoy getting out can go for group activities, they can run errands and...
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My dad lives at the Round Lake Senior Living community and the staff members are very friendly. The value for cost is one of the more affordable options. Our loved ones enjoys the meals and I know that he is...
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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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...
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.
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My loved one was previously a resident at Johanna Shores and everything about the experience was great. I think that this facility has better overall services and values, compared to some of the other...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living, Nursing Homes
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.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
Presbyterian Homes of Arden Hills is located on the shores of Lake Johanna and offers a full continuum of care from Independent living to total care in our nursing facility.There are two costs in assisted living. The first is the cost of rent on a studio unit and the second charge is for the home...
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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.
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 Loren on Park, an independent living community for people 55+ with a rich history of supporting continuing education and the arts. Located in the heart of the Historic Phillips neighborhood in revitalized Midtown Minneapolis, Loren on Park offers exciting living opportunities for...
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Provides: Assisted Living
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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.
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These ratings are based on the experience prior to COVID. I cautiously recommend this community, I would say to keep checking on your loved one. There have been times family members have visited my...
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.
Millers Landing is Situated along the Mississippi River, Millers Landing Senior Living is close to the Guthrie Theater, Stone Arch Bridge, restaurants, parks and walking paths. Immerse yourself in an environment with other individuals who share your passion for downtown Minneapolis and a taste of...

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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 367 family reviews

7.7
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This proprietary review score is based on 367 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

7.7
Minneapolis, MN125 facilities
7.5
Lauderdale, MN132 facilities
7.5
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 367 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.
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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
$4,214/mo

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

Minneapolis, MN
$4,214/mo
U.S. national average
$4,885/mo

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

Memory Care
$4,214/mo

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

Semi-Private
$3,841/mo
Studio
$4,490/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,079/mo
2 Bedroom
$4,490/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$2,030/mo

Average cost of Memory Care in Minneapolis over time

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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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VA benefits
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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.

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Unfamiliar with Minneapolis? Highlights for seniors

46,479

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

11%
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 $4,214 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 $4,214. 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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