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Assisted Living in Minnesota

Overview of assisted living in Minnesota

Minnesota’s assisted living communities allow older adults to live a comfortable, active, and worry-free lifestyle. Sharing a Lake Superior water border with Michigan and Wisconsin, Minnesota is lovingly nicknamed the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” However, if lake life isn’t your forte, Minnesota also comprises vast plains and rolling hills scattered across the state. Boasting a moderate cost of living, Minnesota’s charming towns and lavish cities blend together to form a state rich with art, culture, sports fandom, and deep history.

Cost of assisted living in Minnesota

The cost of assisted living in Minnesota averages approximately $4,800 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s internal data on our partner communities in the state. That’s about $300 less expensive than the national average. However, Minnesota’s assisted living monthly costs can range from about $2,400 on the lowest end to $7,700 on the higher end.[01]

Assisted living costs are different from community to community. They depend on factors like the specific location of the community, the size of their apartment floor plans, the quality of amenities they offer, and whether they provide advanced or specialized care levels. You can expect higher costs in communities offering larger apartment options, more luxurious amenities, and higher care levels.

The assisted living costs above account for all fees paid, including any extra services, amenities, and care. Our figures are reflective of the actual prices paid by families referred to one of A Place for Mom’s partner assisted living communities in Minnesota. Families can use a combination of private and public payment methods to cover these costs, which you can read about in the following section.

Compare costs of Minnesota vs. the national average

Average monthly costs

Minnesota

$4,105/mo

US National average

$4,526/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. nearby states

Average monthly costs

Minnesota

$4,105/mo

Wisconsin

$4,234/mo

Iowa

$4,237/mo

South Dakota

$3,832/mo

North Dakota

$3,802/mo

Compare costs of assisted living in Minnesota vs. nearby cities

Average monthly costs

Minnesota

$4,105/mo

St. Cloud, MN

$3,027/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. other senior care types in Minnesota

Average monthly costs

Paying for assisted living in Minnesota

Families should start planning for how to pay for long-term care as early as possible. Whether you’re able to cover assisted living using personal savings or opt to utilize public pay options, there are a variety of methods to pay for assisted living in Minnesota. Read about the payment options below, or view our guide to paying for long-term care for a high-level overview.

Some families pay for long-term care using personal savings. However, there are a number of other private pay options. Click on the cards below to learn more about some different options.

Selling a house will generate funds to help pay for assisted living in Minnesota.

Reverse mortgage loans can convert a portion of your home equity into cash, which can be used to pay for assisted living in Minnesota.

Health savings accounts (HSAs) can help cover long-term care insurance premiums and other health care costs in Minnesota.

Life insurance policies can be sold or surrendered to pay for assisted living in Minnesota.

Long-term care insurance covers some assisted living services in Minnesota, depending on the policy.

Social Security benefits can be used to help pay for assisted living in Minnesota.

Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Minnesota

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Talamore Woodbury

289 Karen Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129
9.8
Review Score
18 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

It's clean and the people are friendly. My mom thinks the food is just okay. Sometimes getting help with things like mounting the TV or getting the tv set up with the direct TV takes up to a week. I would...

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Water's Edge

800 Agency Trail, Mankato, MN 56001
9.7
Review Score
18 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Kelroy - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I am a family member of one of the residence in the memory care. Overall, I have been very pleased with the care that my family member has received a special shout out to nurse [name removed] and to life...

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The Waters of Oakdale

7088 11th St N, Oakdale, MN 55128
9.7
Review Score
28 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I am very happy with the care my mom has received at The Waters. I can't give it 5 stars right now because there are a few issues here and there. We are working through these small items with the nursing...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Minneapolis

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The Kenwood

825 Summit Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
9.5
Review Score
31 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Marcia M - I'm a current/former resident or client

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...

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The Legacy of St. Anthony

2540 Kenzie Terrace, Saint Anthony, MN 55418
9.3
Review Score
83 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Gail S - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I have personally witnessed each one of the management staff go above and beyond to maintain dignity, safety and self respect for not only my mother but for other residents living at The Legacy.

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Global Pointe Senior Living

5200 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN 55416
9.0
Review Score
19 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Carole - I live or lived in this community

The community is small and very friendly. I am 75 and most of the residents are in their 80's and 90's. There is limited shuttle bus service-once every 2 weeks. Food is mediocre. Washer/Dryers are in each...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Minnetonka

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The Glenn Hopkins

1011 Feltl Court, Hopkins, MN 55343
9.6
Review Score
54 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

All are 5. We are very happy with everything . My dad seems to really like it. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would recommend The Glenn Hopkins community to other families.

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Sunrise of Minnetonka

18605 Old Excelsior Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN 55345
8.7
Review Score
52 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

All of the residents and the staff at Sunrise of Minnetonka are extremely helpful and kind. I would definitely recommend this facility to those looking for care. It was the best thing we ever did for dad.

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Chapel View Apartments

605 Minnetonka Mills Rd, Hopkins, MN 55343
8.0
Review Score
14 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
RON M - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

MY WIFE'S MOM STAYED AT CHAPEL VIEW AND SHE APPRECIATED THE STAFF AND THE FACILITY. IT'S HARD TO PROVIDE CARE THAT MAKES FAMILIES HAPPY BECAUSE IT'S NOT LIKE HOME BUT CHAPEL VIEW DOES A GREAT JOB. MANAGMENT...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in St. Paul

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Alton Global Health Link

1306 Alton St, Saint Paul, MN 55116
9.3
Review Score
17 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Candie - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

All 5s except value for cost. I understand it is very expensive to run a senior living center, but still the amount of money is exorbitant. I do think the staff there are doing an excellent job, however, for...

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The Wellington Senior Living

2235 Rockwood Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55116
9.0
Review Score
24 reviews
Cheryl - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

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.

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Rakhma Joy

123 South Wheeler, Saint Paul, MN 55105
8.5
Review Score
2 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Theresa’s twinnie - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Its a difficult decision when you have to place a loved one into any sort of care facility. You hear so much about residents falling down,,medications accidently being admimistered, or just plain poor care...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Blaine

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Edgewood Senior Living

12450 Cloud Drive NE, Blaine, MN 55449
8.5
Review Score
30 reviews
J.H. - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My loved one had a very short stay at Edgewood. He had an accident a couple weeks in, and was unable to return to the community because they don't offer skilled nursing. The time he spent here was positive,...

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Edgemont Place

11748 Ulysses Lane NE, Blaine, MN 55434
8.3
Review Score
22 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My loved one is currently a resident at Edgemont Place. The cleanliness, staff, and activities are very good. The best thing about this facility is the staff. They really listen to you. The worst thing about...

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Crest View Senior Community at Blaine

12016 Ulysses St NE, Blaine, MN 55434
8.2
Review Score
10 reviews
Sue M - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

With the meals and dining it is great because they get 10 free meals for each month. There are a lot of different activities for the residents to participate it. When it comes to the value for cost , the...

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Assisted living requirements and regulations in Minnesota

The licensure term for assisted living in Minnesota is “Assisted Living Facility.” Assisted Living Facilities are regulated by the Department of Health’s Health Regulation Division. Minnesota recognizes two levels of Assisted Living Facilities. The first offers standard services found in most assisted living communities across the U.S., such as room and board, medication management, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). The second offers the same services with the addition of specialized dementia care.[05]

An Assisted Living Facility (including one with dementia care) is defined as a facility that provides sleeping arrangements and assisted living services to at least one adult. Minnesota’s assisted living services can include one or more of the following:[05]

  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Standby assistance
  • Medication reminders and/or medication management
  • Reminders to complete scheduled treatments or exercises
  • Meal accommodations for specialized diets (provided by a licensed health professional)
  • Services from a registered nurse, or licensed practical nurse
  • Physical, speech, or occupational therapy
  • Transfer and mobility assistance
  • Complex or specialty health care services

You can find a complete list of specific regulations that Minnesota’s Assisted Living Facilities must follow in the Minnesota section of the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL)’s Assisted Living State Regulatory Review.

Ease of access to assisted living records in Minnesota

We developed a system to rate each state on how easy – or difficult – it is to find important assisted living records and reports and compiled tips to help you in your search.

States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.

Access to Minnesota assisted living records: Exceptional

Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of Minnesota is exceptional. Key findings that informed this rating include:

  • Minnesota’s records are generally transparent, but the state slipped somewhat in our rankings because some information about communities is limited. (For example, community capacity is not available.)
  • Information about providers on the Department of Health website is refreshed daily, although a comprehensive list of licensed providers is only published annually.

How to look up Minnesota assisted living licenses and records

Follow the instructions below to look up assisted living licenses and records in Minnesota.

How we arrived at our Minnesota rating

We developed a standard methodologyfor state data collection and evaluation, and based our rating primarily on the objective, state-specific accessibility criteria outlined in these questions:

  1. Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes
  2. If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? Yes
  3. If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? Yes
  4. Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? Yes
  5. If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently (within 90 days)? Yes
  6. If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? No
  7. If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations and inspections searchable at all? Yes
  8. Is information about special licensing for care shown? Yes
  9. Is capacity shown? No
  10. Are payment types shown (e.g., Medicaid, private pay)? No
  11. Is the administrator/contact name shown? Yes
  12. Can the state fine a facility? No
  13. What is the frequency of inspections? Every 12 months
  14. Does the website include pricing of facilities? No

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. QuickFacts Minnesota.

  3. Minnesota Department of Human Services. Medical Assistance coverage.

  4. National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). (2022). Assisted living state regulatory review.

Top cities in Minnesota for assisted living

7.5
St. Paul, MN
125 facilities
7.4
Minneapolis, MN
146 facilities
7.3
Minnetonka, MN
102 facilities
7.3
Maple Grove, MN
67 facilities
7.2
Blaine, MN
77 facilities
4.3
Rochester, MN
17 facilities

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