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Those who are looking into assisted living solutions for loved ones in the Minneapolis, MN area have no shortage of options to choose from. This is a fantastic area of the country for families, and with over 50 options to choose from in our provider network you're sure to find an option that works for you, your loved one, and your budget.
You may have several questions over the course of this search, including: “How much does it cost to obtain assisted living in Minneapolis?” “How do I know my loved one needs assisted living?” “How do I find the right facilities for our special needs?”
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Senior housing types near Minneapolis, MN

  • Bright Stars Care Center

    4659 Lyndale Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55412
    (1)
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    Bright Stars Care Center provides seniors with a caring assisted living community to call their own. This community provides its residents with the support that they need in Minneapolis, MN. Those who visit Minneapolis find it to be a great city to spend time in, and they enjoy the Minneapolis...

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  • Rakhma- Peace

    Rakhma- Peace

    4953 Aldrich Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55419
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    Rakhma is not 'a home'; rather it is home, where friends sing together, take walks together, and forgive repeated stories. Rakhma was a pioneer in offering alternatives to the typical long-term care setting, and has been a beacon of light for many families struggling with the devastating effects of...

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  • The Kenwood

    The Kenwood

    825 Summit Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    (22)
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    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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  • The Terraces at Abiitan Assisted Living & Memory Care Community

    The Terraces at Abiitan Assisted Living & Memory Care Community

    428 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Opened in 2017, Abiitan Mill City offers one-of-a-kind 55+ sophisticated senior living in the Mill City neighborhood of Minneapolis. Our newly constructed building offers independent living, enhanced assisted living and memory care. Abiitan residents enjoy a maintenance-free residence, premier...

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  • Augustana Apartments of Minneapolis

    1510 11th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Our Mission is to foster fullness of life for the older adult and other people in need through the provision of housing and health care in a Christian environment. Augustana Apartments, located conveniently close to downtown Minneapolis offers spacious apartments with fabulous views of the skyline...

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  • Sunrise of Golden Valley

    Sunrise of Golden Valley

    4950 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN 55422
    (41)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Sunrise Senior Living of Golden Valley has been open five years and offers a high level of care in both assisted living and memory care neighborhoods. As part of Sunrise, we bring over 29 years of experience in senior housing. This newer community is conveniently located just outside the Minneapolis...

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  • The Glenn Hopkins

    The Glenn Hopkins

    1011 Feltl Court, Hopkins, MN 55343
    (36)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Overview The 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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  • Brookdale Edina

    Brookdale Edina

    3330 Edinborough Way, Edina, MN 55435
    (61)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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, you’ll see that each day opens up a whole realm of possibilities. Our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) provides a wide...

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  • St. John Homes

    St. John Homes

    1502 Archwood Road, Minnetonka, MN 55305
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    St. John Home is a residential care home for older adults with a wide range of physical and medical needs. We are fortunate to have a wonderful home in Minnetonka that allows for a wide variety of opportunities, ranging from a rich social life at home and in the community to enjoying solitude in...

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  • Waterford Estates and Manor

    Waterford Estates and Manor

    6288 Louisiana Ct, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
    (62)
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    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 staff...

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  • Chandler Place

    Chandler Place

    3701 Chandler Drive, Saint Anthony, MN 55421
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Step into Chandler Place and take comfort in knowing that you have come to the right place. We have been a part of the St. Anthony community for many years, delivering a lifestyle of care, value and well-being amidst a beautiful setting. Here you will find a thriving community of residents from all...

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  • Watermark Senior Living

    Watermark Senior Living

    5300 4th Street NE, Fridley, MN 55421
    (24)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Our memory care community provides assistance for seniors with memory loss issues. This special residence is designed to care exclusively for residents with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of memory impairments. Close supervision is provided 24 hours a day in a secure, friendly, residential...

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  • The Homestead at Maplewood

    The Homestead at Maplewood

    1890 Sherren Avenue East, Maplewood, MN 55109
    (14)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Homestead at Maplewood's is a 61 unit community that offers both assisted living and memory support services. The assisted living has 45 apartments and is designed to help preserve quality of life, respect for the individual and the highest level of independence. Our programs and services...

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  • Brightondale Senior Campus

    Brightondale Senior Campus

    2700 Rice Creek Road, New Brighton, MN 55112
    (37)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • New Perspective Senior Living | Columbia Heights

    New Perspective Senior Living | Columbia Heights

    3801 Hart Blvd, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
    (27)
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    New Perspective Senior Living | Columbia Heights is located just east of Minneapolis, near St. Anthony Village. Creative interior design combines warm, friendly tones with the beauty and amenities of a fine hotel. And when the resident comes first, there is no end to the great opportunities for...

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  • Heathers Manor

    Heathers Manor

    3000 North Douglas Drive, Crystal, MN 55422
    (42)
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    Heathers Manor Assisted Living is nestled up against Bassett Creek park surrounded by a serene landscape of Waterfalls, ponds, fountains and a beautiful backyard of colorful foliage. Our homemade cuisine is prepared by our four chefs of nutritional quality and inspired for delightful dining...

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  • Vista Prairie at River Heights

    Vista Prairie at River Heights

    744 19th Ave North, South Saint Paul, MN 55075
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Vista Prairie at River Heights provides seniors with assisted living in the great city of Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Those who visit Saint Paul will find that the city has much to offer. Guests of our residents will want to check out the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, as well as the...

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  • Copperfield Hill

    Copperfield Hill

    4200 40th Avenue North, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
    (56)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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 the...

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  • Bickford of Maplewood

    Bickford of Maplewood

    2300 Hazelwood Street, Maplewood, MN 55109
    (22)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage. As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings. The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs and nothing felt...

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  • Brookdale West St. Paul

    Brookdale West St. Paul

    305 East Thompson Avenue, West Saint Paul, MN 55118
    (27)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Our assisted living community in West St. Paul, Minn., offers an engaging social life that will pull you away from the TV and into creative projects, happy hour socials, card and board games, lively meals, fitness classes, fun outings and anything else that you want to do. And there’s always the...

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  • Augustana Chapel View Apartments

    Augustana Chapel View Apartments

    605 Minnetonka Mills Rd, Hopkins, MN 55343
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Our Mission is to foster fullness of life for the older adult and other people in need through the provision of housing and health care in a Christian environment. Augustana Care Corporation offers four independent living/with services and assisted living communities with a Christian Focus:...

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  • Adagio Manor Assisted Living

    Adagio Manor Assisted Living

    5230 Circle Down Drive, Golden Valley, MN 55416
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    About Adagio Manor Assisted Living Community Situated in the heart of the Minneapolis /St. Paul metro, we are located in beautiful Golden Valley, MN. Adagio is just five minutes from downtown Minneapolis near the thriving 'West End' community with convenient access to St. Louis Park, Edina,...

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  • Vernon Terrace of Edina

    Vernon Terrace of Edina

    5250 Vernon Ave S, Edina, MN 55436
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Vernon Terrace offers beautiful Senior Apartment Living in the heart of Edina, MN. We are conveniently located just blocks from major freeways, shopping, and medical facilities. We have a number of amenities, including free van service to shopping, medical appointments and weekly outings. Free...

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  • New Perspective Senior Living | Highland Park

    New Perspective Senior Living | Highland Park

    750 Mississippi River Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55116
    (31)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Residents at New Perspective Senior Living | Highland Park live gracefully and independently, supported by convenient services, specialized care programs and friendly companionship. We combine state-of-the-art living environments with old-fashioned loving and compassionate care. Our principles,...

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  • Tradition Living

    Tradition Living

    8500 Tessman Farm Rd N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
    (43)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Living life well is what Tradition is all about. Tradition is a rental community offering Independent and Assisted Living for mature residents who appreciate the finer things in life. Professionally managed and meticulously maintained, beautiful both inside and out, making it a premier choice for...

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  • The Waters of Plymouth

    The Waters of Plymouth

    11305 Highway 55, Plymouth, MN 55441
    (28)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Saint Therese of New Hope

    Saint Therese of New Hope

    8008 Bass Lake Rd, New Hope, MN 55428
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Saint Therese of New Hope, our seniors enjoy life. Founded in 1968, our community has evolved over the decades, expanding our services to anticipate and address the changing needs of seniors. We provide secure, stress-free living and the very best in senior care and housing with a commitment to...

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  • New Perspective Senior Living | Eagan

    New Perspective Senior Living | Eagan

    3810 Alder Ln, Eagan, MN 55122
    (35)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Location is everything. Surrounded by nature, yet just a short distance from the conveniences you want and need, New Perspective Senior Living | Eagan puts you close to everything. Lakes, parks and recreation, and shopping are all within a short driving distance. You can either drive yourself or use...

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  • Comfort Residence Saint Louis Park

    Comfort Residence Saint Louis Park

    7115 Wayzata Blvd., Saint Louis Park, MN 55426
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    St. Louis Park Assisted Living & Memory Care St. Louis Park Assisted Living & Memory Care is located in Saint Louis Park, Hennepin County, Minnesota. The staff in this assisted living community are great and they have been trained to work with Alzheimer’s residents as well as providing...

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  • Summit Place Senior Campus

    Summit Place Senior Campus

    8505 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
    (32)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Summit Place is Retirement living like no other.  We offer beautiful Town Homes, Independent & Assisted Living apartment homes and Reflections suites/apartments for those with Memory Loss.   What sets this retirement community apart is its commitment to health, fitness and lifelong...

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  • Bentson Family Assisted Living

    730 Kay Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102
    (3)
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    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...

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  • Rakhma Joy

    Rakhma Joy

    123 South Wheeler, Saint Paul, MN 55105
    (1)
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    Rakhma is not 'a home'; rather it is home, where friends sing together, take walks together, and forgive repeated stories. Rakhma was a pioneer in offering alternatives to the typical long-term care setting, and has been a beacon of light for many families struggling with the devastating effects of...

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  • The Wellington Senior Living

    The Wellington Senior Living

    2235 Rockwood Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55116
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Village Shores

    Village Shores

    6501 Woodlake Drive, Richfield, MN 55423
    (22)
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    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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  • The Commons On Marice

    The Commons On Marice

    1380 Marice Drive, Eagan, MN 55121
    (42)
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    Visit The Commons on Marice and discover a remarkable senior community. Everything you need is here, that's the beauty of your convenient, enriching and, most importantly, satisfying independent lifestyle. The Commons is uniquely designed to bring the outside inside. In the two story atrium,...

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  • New Perspective Senior Living | Roseville

    New Perspective Senior Living | Roseville

    2750 N Victoria St, Roseville, MN 55113
    (43)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The location couldn't be better. Situated in the heart of Roseville and nestled among the trees on the shore of beautiful Lake Owasso, New Perspective Senior Living | Roseville provides convenience along with the beauty and serenity of nature. Everything you need, from healthcare to dining and...

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  • Sunrise of Edina

    Sunrise of Edina

    7128 France Avenue South, Edina, MN 55435
    (57)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Sunrise of Roseville

    Sunrise of Roseville

    2555 Snelling Avenue North, Roseville, MN 55113
    (35)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Hope's Residence

    Hope's Residence

    6449 Edgemont Boulevard North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Who We Are We apply a unique approach to care by providing personalized services to residents. Care programs are kept flexible and the staff members are trained for competence in adjusting to the needs of the residents in our home. It is our aim to achieve the efficient maintenance of residents'...

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  • Towerlight Senior Living

    Towerlight Senior Living

    3601 Wooddale Ave S, Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located in historic St. Louis Park, Minnesota, TowerLight on Wooddale Avenue offers beautifully appointed Independent Living Apartments, innovative Assisted Living Apartments, state-of-the art Memory Care and rehabilitative Care Suites and only minutes from downtown Minneapolis and Edina.

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  • New Perspective Senior Living - Carlson Parkway

    New Perspective Senior Living - Carlson Parkway

    500 Carlson Parkway, Minnetonka, MN 55305
    (54)
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    New Perspective Senior Living- Carlson Parkway is an exclusive senior living community offering Assisted Living and Alzheimer's and Dementia Care in Minnetonka, Minnesota with 24/7 on-site nursing. Set in a quiet residential neighborhood, our campus features beautifully landscaped grounds with a...

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  • Landings of Minnetonka

    Landings of Minnetonka

    14505 Minnetonka Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55345
    (23)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Landings of Minnetonka provides assisted living for seniors in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Our community is in a quiet residential part of town and is lavishly landscaped with meandering paths, bird feeders, fragrant flowers and towering trees. Residents can enjoy strolling the grounds or watching...

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  • Solbakken, Inc

    Solbakken, Inc

    9969 Nord Road, Bloomington, MN 55437
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Solbakken, Inc. provides assisted living plus services in a residential care home setting with 24 hour care and supervision for elderly clients who have varying degrees of nursing needs. Quality care is based on a thorough, professional assessment of the individual client, taking into consideration...

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  • York Gardens

    York Gardens

    3451 Parklawn Avenue, Edina, MN 55435
    (11)
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    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 24...

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  • Parkshore Senior Campus

    Parkshore Senior Campus

    3663 Park Center Blvd, Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
    (36)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Parkshore Senior Community is conveniently located in St. Louis Park just steps away from Byerly's, Park Nicollet Medical Center and Target. Wolfe Lake Park is just outside your door. Since 1988 Parkshore Senior Community has been committed to a continuum of care for our residents. This commitment...

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  • The Colony

    The Colony

    431 Prairie Center Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
    (24)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    When people come to live at The Colony, they experience warmth, hospitality, and an innovative suite of active life opportunities and amenities that empowers them to enjoy life in better health. You’ll discover delicious meals at The Colony Restaurant and pampering services from The Colony Spa and...

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  • Metro Nursing Services

    1312 Burke Circle E, Maplewood, MN 55109
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Business Overview: Metro Nursing Services LLC is a residential Vent Group Home. Vent Clients receive one on care by highly trained private Registered Nurses. Residents receive three home-made meals, support, 24-hour supervision and assistance with personal care and living skills as needed. At Metro...

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  • Rakhma Grace

    Rakhma Grace

    5126 Mayview Road, Minnetonka, MN 55345
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Rakhma is not 'a home'; rather it is home, where friends sing together, take walks together, and forgive repeated stories. Rakhma was a pioneer in offering alternatives to the typical long-term care setting, and has been a beacon of light for many families struggling with the devastating effects of...

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  • Nervana's Caring Hands

    Nervana's Caring Hands

    8719 Bloomington Ave South, Bloomington, MN 55425
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Nervana's Caring Hands Inc. is a privately owned and operated assisted living/residential care home located in the heart of Bloomington, MN. It is a safe, quiet, friendly neighborhood with a park and church nearby. This Assisted Living home is designed for adults who require assistance...

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Assisted Living in Minneapolis, MN

What Is Assisted Living?

An assisted living community is a long-term care option for seniors. Depending on the needs of your loved one, assistance is available for certain aspects of daily living, including medication management, transportation, laundry, bathing, and dressing. Generally, assisted living communities also include access to various kinds of entertainment, such as bingo nights, movie nights, and other group activities. They also will provide hot meals.

Assisted living differs from nursing homes in that 24-hour medical care is normally not provided. Despite this, many assisted living homes will offer a la carte medical assist services should your loved one require them. Some will also bring in specialists, such as podiatrists, on an as-needed basis.

Why Choose Senior Living in Minneapolis, MN?

Minneapolis, MN is a great choice for seniors who are looking to have an active and rewarding retirement. Should your loved one choose to stay in an assisted living situation in Minneapolis, MN, they will have lots of entertainment at their disposal. Minneapolis is well-known for its art scene, given that Minneapolis is home to the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Walker Art Center.

There is also a thriving sports scene in Minneapolis. Sports lovers will enjoy following the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The city itself is absolutely gorgeous, with lots of water and parks for your loved one to enjoy. Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota, meaning that there is plenty to see and do.

What Services Are Available?

Of course, every assisted living situation is slightly different. It can be safely assumed that the majority of assisted living situations will offer transportation and meals. The quality and cost of certain services may be bundled into the cost of the assisted living facility itself, or they may be paid for separately as needed. Some examples of the services available at some assisted living facility include:

  • An on-site beautician
  • Indoor common areas
  • Outdoor common areas
  • Off-site activities such as trips to the mall or other events
  • Occasional visits from medical specialists
  • Shower stalls equipped for wheelchairs
  • Private living accommodations

Ultimately, the right assisted living situation depends on the needs of your loved one. We understand that narrowing down the choices can feel overwhelming, which is why talking with one of our senior living advisors at A Place for Mom can help you make the right decision.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Minneapolis?

The average cost of an assisted living facility in Minneapolis is $3,946 per month. This is slightly higher than the state average, but is lower than the cost of assisted living facilities in the Minneapolis metro area.

To compare, the cost of independent living in Minneapolis is $2,218, and the cost of memory care is $4,814. These projected costs cover one resident, and are meant to be estimates only. There may be additional charges associated with move-in or extra optional services. For more information, consult our Senior Living Cost Index. With this tool you can compare average costs for assisted living and other senior housing options around the country.

How Can I Afford/Pay for Assisted Living?

The specifics of affording assisted living are individual to each circumstance, but there are five main sources most residents use to pay for their accommodations:

  • Home equity- Many seniors finance their stays in assisted living facilities with the sale of a home. Once a home is sold, the proceeds are put into a specific bank account and then deducted from monthly to cover costs.
  • Personal insurance policy- Depending on the insurance policy that your loved one holds, it may contribute to or even entirely cover the cost of living in an assisted care facility.
  • Long-term care insurance- If your loved one is specifically holding long-term care insurance, this will start to pay out when he or she enters into an assisted living facility. Usually this sort of insurance will cover all or at least some of the costs associated with assisted living.
  • Veterans benefits- If your loved one has served in the armed forces, veterans benefits will cover at least part of the cost of moving into an assisted living facility. The exact amount you will receive depends on many factors, but the average is around $2,000 a month.
  • Personal savings- Depending on the situation your loved one is in financially, he or she may be able to cover the cost of moving into an assisted living facility with their personal income and investments.

Does Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

Typically, no. Medicare does not pay for long-term assisted living expenses. It will, however, cover short-term care in some instances. For more information about what Medicare will and will not cover in relation to your loved one’s situation, make sure to visit Medicare’s official website at www.medicare.gov.

What Are the Signs It’s Time for Assisted Living?

This is a very personal journey and the signs that it's time for your loved one to enter into assisted living can be difficult to ascertain properly. Most of the time, these changes happen so gradually that they can be hard to notice. However, here are some of the most common signs that your loved one may be happier and safer in assisted living:

Safety of the Home Depending on the set up of your loved one’s current living situation, he or she may be having a difficult time getting around. Particularly if the living situation involves stairs, these can be a hazard for those who are less mobile than they used to be. Adding guardrails or other assistive features may extend your loved one's ability to continue in their current living situation, but generally there is a point where more specialized housing is needed.

Aggression
If your loved one is exhibiting aggressive behavior towards you or other caretakers, it may be time to consider assisted living.

Wandering and Sundowning
Wandering is a particularly alarming problem for those who have dementia. Sundowning is when seniors exhibit increasingly aggressive behavior later on in the day. This can be very tough on caregivers.

Caregiver Opinion
Probably the most important factor is the opinion of caregivers. Whether the caregivers are hired outside of the home or family members, their opinion and input means a lot where the assisted living question is concerned. As your loved one ages, the demands put on his or her caretakers increase. Sometimes, the needs of seniors can cause stress and strife within the family. If caregivers are experiencing depression, anxiety, resentment, or any long-term negative feelings associated with the care of their loved one, the option of assisted living should be taken very seriously.

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Minneapolis

When making decisions about where your loved one should live, it's important to have reliable information. You want to ensure that you are putting your loved one in a place that is comfortable, safe, and well-rated. Fortunately, we ranked Minnesota as “exceptional” where access to assisted living facility records are concerned. The rankings are through the Minnesota Department of Health, and the rankings are refreshed daily. However, a list of licensed providers is only produced annually. Additionally, some information is not available through the search function, such as the capacity of the community in question. If you are interested in researching information about specific communities, visit the Complaint Information Database and choose “supervised living facilities.”

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility?

This is a very personal journey and there is much to consider. If you are just starting out, there are a few basic questions to keep in mind:

  • What are the anticipated needs of my loved one? While it may be scary to think about the potential future, it's important to consider the needs of your loved one now and the needs of your loved one tomorrow. For example, if your loved one is exhibiting signs of dementia, it's likely that the problem will only be exacerbated. Thus, it would be important to choose an assisted living facility that works with memory care. Otherwise, you may face the reality of having to move your loved one to a different care facility in a few years.
  • Have I done my research? There's more to an assisted living facility than appearance. Just because an assisted living facility looks fancy doesn't necessarily mean it has the quality of care your loved one needs to live his or her best life. Make sure that you do plenty of background research on potential assisted living situations before making a decision.
  • Have I taken the preferences of my loved one into consideration? Depending on the current mental capacity of your loved one, you should certainly take his or her considerations in mind. If you end up with two different assisted living facilities that offer the amenities your loved one needs but you prefer one and he or she prefers the other, you should defer to the preferences of your loved one.
  • Have I thoroughly considered location? Most adult children tend to defer to locations that are convenient for them. While this is natural, the closest assisted living facility is not always the best fit for your loved one's needs and wants. Don't discard a perfectly good assisted living facility just because it's in a slightly inconvenient location for you.

If you have already decided on Minneapolis as your preferred location, you have already taken a great step toward your final decision!

If you are looking for some extra help during this journey, don't hesitate to contact our Senior Living Advisors for assistance. We have helped thousands of families just like yours find the right assisted living facility for their loved one in the Minneapolis area. Our services are completely free to you, and we can help you with visiting facilities, setting up tours, researching those facilities, and finding the right home for your loved one.