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[name removed] is on the Tabitha unit, staff are friendly and helpful. [name removed] has always been a funny person, enjoys joking around and staff are really good with her. She's still recognizes her...
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.
Providing exceptional care since 1965, and rooted in Catholic beliefs, Benedictine Living Community-Regina offers a true continuum of care. Benedictine Living Community-Regina offers Independent & Assisted Living, along with early stage and end stage Memory Care. Sharing a campus with United...
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They did an excellent job of taking care of my loved one! The food was occasionally not so good, but those instances were rare.
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.
There's something special about our family at Oak Ridge Assisted Living.  It's the sense of security that comes from a caring community.  Opened in 2002, Oak Ridge is nestled near parks, shopping, and churches in the historic river town of Hastings.  Oak Ridge is a safe and...
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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...
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.
Talamore Woodbury is a brand-new senior living community located in the heart of Woodbury, MN. This community open in March 2023 and offers the full continuum of care-- Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Enhanced Care. Our dedicated staff are committed to providing exceptional...
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I would tell others that health care is understaffed from hospitals to home care. You need to advocate for your loved one while being reasonable with the staff...they really do try. I would recommend...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent 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.
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.
At Woodbury Senior Living, we serve seniors and their families by encouraging them to thrive – by offering a wide variety of wellness-focused services and activities while empowering them to live as independently as possible. Woodbury Senior Living provides a full spectrum of care options in a...
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I would recommend you check the community to see if it is the right fit for your loved one. The value for the money is good here. The staff communication has been good with the family. They are always...
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.
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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The experience has been overall very good and the care is great. My frustration is not necessarily their fault, it is just with the meds. They make you go through their company for medications and they were...
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.
Offering: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory CareCentrally located, New Perspective senior living in Woodbury, MN, is off of I-494 and I-94, a short distance from the middle of town. We are just minutes away from the Woodwinds Health campus, outdoor attractions, and several shopping...
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I'm very happy with this community, The communication is very good. The community is neat, clean, and they a great job taking care of the residence. I would definitely recommend this community to others.
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.
This community offers assisted living and memory care in a unique home-like setting. We promise to offer the highest quality of care at the most affordable price. At White Pine Senior Living we make assisted living, memory care and respite care easy to understand.
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My family member is happy there. She says they treat her good. She seems to be happy with the food. The only thing is she wants pop, and they don't supply pop. The facility itself is fine, and a lot...
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.
We take pride in providing the highest quality care at the most affordable price around and treat our residents with a caring compassion that defines us. Our simple yet home like atmosphere allow each resident to receive a personalized level of service while enjoying a setting that promotes care...
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They communicate really well. During the Covid-19. I have gotten regular emails. We really like the religious aspect of the community. The staff there is very nice and cheerful. To me since it is a...
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.
Saint Therese of Woodbury in Woodbury, Minnesota, offers a full continuum of senior care in a community setting consisting of well-appointed senior apartments including independent, assisted living and memory care apartments. In addition, the campus will feature private care suites offering...
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My mom likes having everything on the ground floor with no stairs or elevator. Meals are a nice social time for the folks who can get to the dining area.
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.
If you’ve reached the stage of your life where you’re ready to leave the housekeeping, laundry and daily chores to someone else and enjoy your life, then we’re just what you’re looking for. Our assisted living community in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area provides the independence you...
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Photo of Suite Living Inver Grove Heights
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This is a nice and clean community. It feels more homey as it is a smaller community. We are overall satisfied here. They have activities for the residents, and try to engage the residents in the...
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 Inver Grove Heights 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...
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One of the things is it is a fairly quiet community and my loved one appreciates. They are friendly, and some nice staff members. The community recently had a change in management and this is an unknown...
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.
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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We chose The Sanctuary because I liked how many activities they were planning and I thought that the staff were really knowledgeable. The room sizes at the facility are very nice and spacious. I would...
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.
The Sanctuary at West St. Paul - A Senior Living Community with compassionate staff, ample amenities, and an affordable housing option to fit your lifestyle.Quality Memory Care & Assisted Living OptionsDo you or a loved one need to move to an assisted living or memory care community? Are you...
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We chose Oak Meadows because they had everything we were looking for. It is such a welcoming atmosphere when you walk in and the price was right. The staff are over the top incredible. The apartment sizes...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to Oak Meadows! Located in beautiful Oakdale, we are a not-for-profit senior living community in Minnesota. We opened on April 1, 1998. From our stunning campus to our dedicated staff, we are committed to providing excellent care, engaging activities, and a strong community for our...
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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 in Oakdale, Minnesota, Peaceful Lodge is a brand new assisted living residence that is warm and welcoming from the moment you set eyes on it. Our community offers easy access to Highway 94 and is close to restaurants, shopping malls and clinics. Our residents love how easy it is to get...
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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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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.
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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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to The Legends of Cottage Grove - What we do hits HOME.HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Apply & move in to one of our gorgeous 2 bedroom apartment homes by December 31st & receive $500 OFF 1st month's rent!* *Some income & other restrictions may apply. Please call for more details. Offer...
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Provides: Senior Apartments
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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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Provides: Senior Apartments
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Enjoy living at our brand new senior living apartments, with services. We offer just the right level of supports, to help make your life easier, and enjoyable. Please take a few moments to contact us for a personalized tour.
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My mom loves it. The people are friendly. The decorating is like a northwoods lodge. Many comfortable places for folks to sit and visit with each other.
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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My mother is there now 2/2014. The building is beautiful, everything is new. The staff for the most part are wonderful. Of course there are never enough employees in these places. I don't like the fact in...
Provides: Assisted Living, 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.
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.
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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.
 

What families are saying about independent living in Cottage Grove

Recent reviews for independent living in Cottage Grove

Bel Rae Senior Living in Mounds View, MN

3.5
We chose Bel Rae Senior Living because of the newness of the building, the friendly and helpful staff members, and the overall accommodations as well. He has a 1 bedroom apartment and it is a little on the smaller side if your have more furniture. The food is ok and they keep striving to improve ...
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Wellhaven Senior Apartments in River Falls, WI

5.0
My mother stayed at Wellhaven her last two years. It's a warm, caring environment where the staff puts residents first, providing support without being intrusive or pushy. They try to help seniors maintain as much independence as possible. The atmosphere among the residents is quite social. ...
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Meadow Woods 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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Cost of independent living in Cottage Grove, MN

The average cost of senior living in Cottage Grove is 3217.89 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Lakeland Shores, MN with an average of 3060.7 per month.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Cottage Grove, MN vs. nearby cities

Cottage Grove, MN

$3,218/mo

Lakeland, MN

$3,062/mo

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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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