Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Assisted Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one, and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 3 Assisted Living facilities in Grand Rapids and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.
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518 7th Avenue NE, Aitkin, MN 56431
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The Golden Horizons of Aitkin is a assisted living community located in the beautiful, rustic town of Aitkin, Aitkin County, Minnesota. Here you will get the chance to enjoy the great outdoors, with the various lakes, parks with walking trails, and recreational activities. Whether you love to...
13631 East Shore Road, Crosslake, MN 56442
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Golden Horizons of Crosslake Golden Horizons of Crosslake is a community that provides assisted living in serene Crosslake, MN. Seniors are allowed to live independently as possible at the same time receiving health services and personal care. The community's apartments and health care services...
An assisted living community is a residential living community which offers care, supervision, and aid to independent seniors who are not in need of skilled nursing care. The types of service offered often include aid with ADLs. Inhabitants may be kept under supervision and evaluation. In select instances, communities may provide skilled nursing care, “aging in place”, or respite. In Minnesota, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $45,600 . Minnesota maintains specific rules related to this type of community. Minnesota Department of Health, Health Regulations Division, Home Care and Assisted Living Program licenses this community type. Public assistance is available through Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver programs (Elderly, Traumatic Brain Injury, Community Alternatives for Disabled Adults, and Community Alternative Care).This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include the instructions must be written, assistance with self-administration of medications, and Staff administering medications must be instructed by an RN. Staff members receive education in a variety of fields. These include: changes in body function, the residents physical, emotional, and developmental needs, the general approach of the statute and regulations, and bill of rights. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to guarantee their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as assessment by an RN of a prospective resident’s physical and cognitive needs and communities must propose a service agreement or service plan prior to the date on which the prospective resident executes a contract or the date on which he or she moves in, whichever is earlier. This type of community is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include assistance with self-administration of medication, reasonable assistance with arranging transportation, Periodic opportunities for socialization, and assessments of the residents physical and cognitive needs by a registered nurse. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include housing with service establishments that use the term assisted living must provide two meals per day.
The total cost of living can be a big influence when choosing which location works for you or your loved one’s needs. The rent burden for Grand Rapids is around 16.6% of the average person’s monthly income. Monthly, the median rent in Grand Rapids is around $837 and the median value for a house for Grand Rapids is around $139,627.
Currently, the population of Grand Rapids consists of 9,603 people and in total the Grand Rapids metro area has a population of 11,242. Grand Rapids has a population density of 192 people per square mile. In Grand Rapids, 10.7% of the population are veterans. Out of the total city population, 50.0% are male and 50.0% are female. The median age of Grand Rapids is 41 years old. In terms of education, 25.9% have a college degree, 8.7% have a graduate degree, and 28.9% have a high-school diploma. Demographically, Grand Rapids is 0.0% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.2% Native American, 0.3% black, 0.8% Asian, 1.3% mixed race, 96.4% white, and 0.5% Hispanic. Out of the total population of Grand Rapids, 10.2% are widows, 15.5% live in poverty, 9.5% do not have health insurance, and 60.7% participate in the labor force.
The state of Minnesota has a cost of living index of 101.5 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 106.7 and a housing index rating of 88.3. Residents of Minnesota enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 3rd in the United States. There are 140 hospitals and 61 health centers that service a population of 5,654,535. The three highest ranked hospitals in Minnesota are Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester, Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Wing, and Alomere Health. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Minnesota citizen is ranked 3rd nation-wide. Additionally, Minnesota is ranked 10th by standards of healthcare.
In terms of diversity, Minnesota ranks 27th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In Minnesota, 29% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. In terms of religion, 34% of Minnesota residents attend religious services among the 5,953 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-19%, Mainline Protestant-29%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Minnesota there are 170 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 46% of Minnesota residents voted Democrat and 45% voted Republican.
On average, Minnesota has an air quality index rating of around 34.5 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 42.7 AQI. During the winter, the average temperature in Minnesota drops to around 13F. The average high winter temperature is around 33F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -11F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 67F. The average high summer temperature is around 86F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 42F during the month of June. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Minnesota is around 2.37 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 5.59 inches. On average, the humidity rating for Minnesota is around 70%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 80% in the month of December. While residents of Minnesota mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Minnesota can include floods and earthquakes (high).
The state of Minnesota has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Hemlock, Wine, Red, And Black Spine, Juniper, and Pin Cherry. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Horned Lark , the American Kestrel, the Common Loons, or the Trumpeter Swans. The state animal of Minnesota is the Eastern Timber Wolf.