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Minneapolis is a popular retirement location due to its livability, vibrant cultural scene, and abundant natural beauty. Seniors who need care have various welcoming choices in the Twin Cities.

Selecting a nursing home can feel overwhelming, primarily due to the many definitions associated with the term. While it is often used broadly to encompass senior living, its true definition refers to specialized establishments offering round-the-clock supervision and licensed health care services for seniors, known as skilled nursing facilities. Oftentimes, people are looking for alternative living arrangements, such as assisted living or memory care. Assisted living facilities cater to seniors who are somewhat active but need assistance with some activities of daily living, while memory care facilities serve seniors with memory loss and other related conditions.

A Place for Mom doesn’t partner with standalone nursing homes, but we do partner with 66 assisted living and memory care facilities within a 10-mile radius of downtown Minneapolis. Our guide will explain what you and your family may anticipate from these senior care communities, how to pay for them, and what rules govern them in Minneapolis. We’ll also discuss what Minneapolis as a city has to offer.

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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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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
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.
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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Overall very nice apartments and great common areas. A nice variety of group activities available on a regular basis so always something interesting to do. Nice to often see residents gathering together in...
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.
Proudly managed by Ebenezer, a trusted non-profit provider of residential housing and health care since 1917 and part of Fairview Health Services, Willows Bend Senior Living Community is devoted to enriching lives through a mission-driven approach to care and service.Offering maintenance-free...
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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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Being out of state we do not get to visit that much, however when we do speak with our loved one she does seem to enjoy the meals and dining service. We do think the overall value for the money is good and...
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.
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...
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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
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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.
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 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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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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The cleanliness of the whole facility and the nursing staff/activity director were the main reasons we chose Suite Living of Crystal. The housing director is unorganized and doesn't follow through with...
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.
Suite Living of Crystal 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 and...
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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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My loved one is currently a resident at Vernon Terrace of Edina and overall things are great now. The facility is very clean. The friendliness is good, but at one point it was poor. The staff and care...
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.
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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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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I like it. It seems like a good fit. The only thing is that they do have in house physicians but they don't have any transportation to specialist's. Otherwise it's pretty good!
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.
Minnehaha Senior Living offers a wide range of services to meet the unique needs of seniors. Perhaps you're independent, but seek the security and camaraderie of a community. Maybe you need assistance with meals, housekeeping, or medication management. Minnehaha Senior Living offers you the...
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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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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.
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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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.
Cedar Ridge Place is located in Saint Louis Park, Hennepin County, Minnesota. The staff in this assisted living community have been trained to work with Alzheimer’s residents as well as providing memory care for dementia. The staff are here and awake 24 hours a day, so there is never a need to...
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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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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 is a difference in senior living communities and you’ll find it at Hiawatha Senior Living of Minneapolis! Located in one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Minneapolis, our newly constructed senior living community is now welcoming new residents HOME.At Hiawatha Senior Living, you...
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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
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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.
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
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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.
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My dad was in Careview for almost 2 years. We felt very blessed for him to be there. People were very kind and helpful. Never perfect but the best for him. Even his caregiver came to his funeral...says a...
Provides: Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
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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My mother was in the advanced stages of Alzheimers when we were able to admit her as a resident at Carondelet Village. I cannot imagine a finer facility with a more exceptional staff. My mother was so...
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.
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"I feel like I'm on vacation!" That is what my mother said multiple times while staying at Langton Shores TCU. The nurses and aides were so kind and attentive. The food was very good and she loved the...
Provides: Nursing Homes
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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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What families are saying about nursing homes in Minneapolis

Recent reviews for nursing homes in Minneapolis

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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Saint Therese of Woodbury

4.5
Cannot think of one negative thing to say about this facility. It is a beautiful property with many amenities. The staff is amazing. Every level of care is given by extremely professional and kind members of St Therese staff. I was a patient for 6weeks and was extremely happy with everything, ...
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Costs of nursing homes in the Minneapolis area

The median monthly cost of a private room in a Minneapolis nursing home is $13,005, and $11,708 for a semi-private room.[01]

Assisted living is much less expensive. The average monthly prices for assisted living and memory care among seniors referred to facilities in A Place for Mom’s network are $4,546 and $4,631, respectively, according to A Place for Mom’s data.[02] The cost figures reflect what residents actually paid at our network facilities, taking into account various floor plans, amenities, and other variables. Costs include access to in-house care (e.g., ambulatory, diabetic, and incontinence care); medication management (available at 83% of facilities); meals, and wheelchair-accessible bedrooms, bathtubs, and showers.

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Minneapolis, MN vs. nearby cities

Minneapolis, MN
$4,241/mo

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Minneapolis, MN vs. the state and national average

Minneapolis, MN
$4,241/mo
U.S. national average
$4,889/mo

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Minneapolis vs. other types of senior living

$4,264/mo
Nursing Homes
$4,241/mo

Median monthly costs of Nursing Homes in Minneapolis, MN by room type

Semi-Private
$3,776/mo
Studio
$4,508/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,105/mo
2 Bedroom
$4,474/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$2,030/mo

Average cost of Nursing Homes in Minneapolis over time

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How people pay for a nursing home in Minneapolis

Securing skilled care from a nursing home, assisted living community, or memory care facility requires significant resources from seniors and their loved ones. In this section, learn more about common payment choices for senior care, such as through private payment methods, VA benefits, Medicare, and/or Medicaid.

Private pay methods

Skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care stays can be financed using any combination of private and public sources. Private pay funds may be derived from personal bank accounts, stock portfolios, 401(k)s, or individual retirement accounts. To learn more about leveraging commonly used private sources of payment, see the articles below.

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VA benefits
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Number of veterans who live in Minneapolis

About 18% of Minneapolis veterans are 75+

Several veteran benefits can help minimize the cost of time in assisted living and memory care facilities in Minneapolis, as VA benefits can be used toward some care services in senior living facilities.

The VA Aid and Attendance benefit can be used to pay for a skilled nursing home, assisted living complex, or memory care facility. For qualified veterans, this benefit will be given as additional compensation on top of the VA Pension.

Veterans can seek help from veterans services officers, primarily found through veterans services organizations (VSOs), to enroll and register for the Aid and Attendance benefit, VA Pension, or any other VA benefit they might be eligible for.

The application processes are often confusing and time-consuming, so it’s recommended that seniors and their caregivers enlist assistance so that seniors can get all the aid they’re entitled to. To that end, consider contacting any of the agencies listed below for benefits advice.

Resources for Minneapolis veterans

Government offices

VA Regional Benefit Satellite Office at Minneapolis VA Medical Center
1 Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Phone: 800-827-1000
Hours: Temporarily closed

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 Post 99
5600 S. 34th Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Phone: 612-724-9909
Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 4 – 8 p.m.; Fridays, 4 – 9 p.m.

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

Minnesota’s Medicaid program, Medical Assistance (MA), can help with expenses related to the care given in senior living facilities. For example, Medicaid waivers such as Minnesota’s Home & Community-Based Services program cover in-home medical care services for seniors who need help with daily living tasks. However, Medicaid does not cover the cost of living in an assisted living or memory care facility. Check out the full list of the services MA covers and learn more about MA eligibility requirements in the provided links.

Regrettably, Medicaid only provides coverage for room and board expenses at nursing homes. Seniors residing in assisted living or memory care facilities are unable to utilize Medicaid to offset custodial expenses. However, Medicaid does cover medically essential services.

Minnesota’s Department of Human Services website outlines information on how seniors 65 and older should apply for MA. In short, seniors can apply for coverage by mailing in a paper application, or they can take the application to their local county or tribal health care office Alternately, seniors can call 651-431-2670 or 800-657-3739 and request having an MA application mailed directly to them.

Some seniors may additionally be eligible for Minnesota’s Elderly Waiver program, which offers financial support for services (personal care assistance and skilled nursing care) that enable seniors to stay in their own homes, which includes assisted living and memory care facilities. Seniors must qualify for Medical Assistance in order to qualify for the Elderly Waiver.

Seniors who don’t have Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare (a program for low-income Minnesotans who don’t have access to affordable health care coverage) can still apply for health insurance through MNSure, Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace. For Medicaid advice and alternatives, contact local resources like health care ombudsman programs or the Area Agency on Aging, which in Minneapolis is known as Trellis.

Minneapolis resident Medicaid resources

Government Medicaid offices

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

Medicaid payment assistance organizations

Hennepin County Health Care Assistance
Phone: 612-596-1300; 844-803-8466
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Medicare

Medicare is a government-run health insurance program for adults aged 65 and up that doesn’t cover custodial care but does cover care in some skilled nursing facilities. What are custodial costs for seniors in memory care or assisted living? Think of non-skilled personal care, such as help with the activities of daily living like eating, bathing, dressing, moving around, and using the bathroom, plus room and board.

Medicare may, though, cover medically essential in-home care medical needs, and Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) may fund skilled nursing facility (SNF) treatment when it’s medically necessary for the senior to have such care (e.g., they need sterile dressings changed). For more information on Medicare coverage, visit the official Medicare website or call 1-800-MEDICARE (633-4227).

Minnesota seniors also have access to several Medicare Savings Program choices to assist those who qualify with medical costs. Medicare Savings Plans (MSPs) and the Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS) can also assist seniors with Medicare Part A and B expenditures (such as monthly premiums, deductibles, copays, and coinsurance). The Senior LinkAge Line is Minnesota’s federally designated State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) that provides unbiased Medicare counseling. Call Senior LinkAge at 800-333-2433 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays for advice or help applying for Medicare. Or visit the Social Security Administration office to apply for these services.

As noted, seniors in Minnesota can receive free health insurance advice and assistance through the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), which can help with insurance policy comparison and choosing the best plan. Other state and local programs may also be available depending on income and other variables. Although Minnesota doesn’t have an official pharmaceutical assistance program, the Minnesota Board on Aging helps people save money on prescription drugs through the Senior LinkAge Line, which can direct seniors to manufacturer-sponsored patient assistance programs and assist them in filling out applications for assistance.

For further information, seniors can call the Senior LinkAge Line, get help from their local long-term care ombudsman’s office, or visit the Social Security Administration 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 nursing homes

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) licenses and regulates senior living facilities through its Office of Health Facility Complaints. To get a license to operate a nursing home in Minnesota, the facility must follow state and federal regulations, such as minimum staffing standards, medication administration, infection control, and resident rights. The institution must also pass a stringent inspection process, including an MDH survey, to verify compliance with state and federal requirements.

The Minnesota Administrative Rules: Chapter 4658 regulates nursing homes in Minnesota, covering licensure and operation requirements, staffing, resident care, facility safety, resident rights (privacy, dignity, and access to medical care), and prevention of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. The law ensures high-quality care for nursing home residents and provides that they should be treated with decency and respect. Minnesota outlines specific staffing regulations for nursing home facilities, including requiring a registered nurse to always be on duty. The state also mandates minimum staffing ratios for nursing homes based on the number of residents. For full details on Minnesota’s laws regarding nursing homes, refer to the 2022 Minnesota Statutes: Chapter 144A.

Federally, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services oversees nursing home care. CMS establishes minimum standards for all nursing homes to meet in order to participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs. Minnesota nursing homes must also follow state laws and undergo regular inspections by the MDH to ensure compliance with both state and federal regulations. These inspections cover resident care, medication administration, personnel, infection control, and facility cleaning. Inspection reports and licenses are available on the MDH website.

Assisted living and memory care facilities

Chapter 144G of Minnesota’s legislation, “Assisted Living Services and Home Care Licensing,” outlines the rules for registering and operating assisted living facilities in the state, including the obligations of residents and providers. The Minnesota Rules governing assisted living licensure, found in Chapter 4659, detail the licensing criteria for these facilities, including specifications for the physical plant, resident care, staffing, and food service.

Assisted living facilities in Minnesota are subject to a number of regulations, such as the requirement that a licensed assisted living director is in charge at all times and that at least one clinical nurse supervisor be employed by the facility, which may be the same person as the director. While there are no mandated staff-to-resident ratios, facilities must ensure that they have enough staff members to meet the needs of all residents and must review staffing plans at least twice per year. Additionally, assisted living facilities must comply with all safety and fire codes, provide three nutritious meals daily plus snacks, and make food menus available to residents a week in advance.

In Minnesota, memory care facilities must adhere to certain standards in addition to the regulations for assisted living facilities, which cover areas such as staff training, staffing levels, and resident care and safety procedures. Specifically, Section 144G.83 of the state’s assisted living statutes requires that personnel at memory care facilities receive additional training.

Furthermore, Minnesota’s assisted living and memory care facilities must comply with the Bill of Rights for Assisted Living Residents.

A minimum of one inspection every two years will be conducted without prior notice to ensure compliance with all regulations and laws. Assisted living facilities’ inspection reports and licenses are available for public viewing at Minnesota’s Health Department’s website.

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 nursing homes

In Minneapolis, there are no COVID restrictions in place specifically for nursing homes. However, the local Health Department outlines best practices that assisted living and memory care facilities and other long-term care facilities can implement to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Some senior living homes may have additional policies in place, so inquire with prospective communities. In general, the COVID-19 best practices in Minneapolis are aligned to these Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines:

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Vaccinations.

Employees and visitors are encouraged to have current COVID-19 immunizations and updated booster doses.

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Masking.

Masks are not required at health care facilities in Minneapolis, though they may be required at specific locations. People with symptoms, a positive COVID test, or recent exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a high-quality mask or respirator.

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Facility cleanliness.

Facilities should keep surfaces sanitized and ensure their ventilation systems offer good airflow to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

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Staff safety.

Staff must wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, especially after being in a public area or blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing. Alternatively, they can use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

What to expect from nursing homes in Minneapolis

Moving into a senior care facility can be challenging for seniors and their loved ones. Luckily, there are numerous senior living facility choices available in the Twin Cities, including 66 A Place for Mom partner assisted living and memory care communities.

Seniors and their families looking for nursing home care are typically looking for assisted living, memory care, or some combination of the two. These facilities don’t offer skilled nursing exclusively, but constant medical care is not always what someone needs.

Multiple types of senior and long-term care options available

Minneapolis offers a highly desirable variety of care options for seniors. Within a 10-mile radius of downtown Minneapolis, A Place for Mom’s network includes 66 senior living facilities

A variety of care options

Of these, six are assisted living facilities; two are standalone memory care facilities; six are combination assisted living and independent living facilities; and 20 are combined assisted living and memory care facilities. Additionally, 21 facilities offer a combination of assisted living, independent living, and memory care. Another is a combined assisted living, adult day care, and memory care facility. There are also seven group homes and three combination group homes and memory care facilities. Many care seekers favor locations that combine assisted living and memory care so that their senior loved ones can stay in place even if their care needs change.

Convenient living for Twin City seniors

Senior living facilities in Minneapolis combine the best of both worlds when it comes to urban and natural environments. Though they tend to have easy access to all the amenities of city living, they mirror Minnesota’s gorgeous, lake-dotted landscape by providing pockets of solace within a busy environment. Situated in a northern latitude and benefiting from lake effect weather from Lake Superior, seniors who retire in Minneapolis can enjoy mild summers that allow for outdoor activities, even midday. None of the facilities are too far from parks and nature centers or shopping malls; no matter a senior’s lifestyle, they can find communities that meet their needs.

Various enrichment activities and amenities

Senior living facilities in Minneapolis offer social and mental enrichment, with indoor and outdoor common areas for socializing and visiting loved ones and activities planned for their senior residents. Of the 66 senior living facilities in A Place for Mom’s network, 74% have activity directors who orchestrate activities and excursions for their residents, and 65% of facilities feature planned day trips and outings. Many communities offer stretching classes (60%) and yoga or chair yoga (54%); trivia games (59%) and happy hours (66%); and birthday and holiday parties (74%). These activities serve to maintain residents’ minds, bodies, and spirits.

Even more options a little farther out

The Minneapolis area offers even more possibilities within a 25-mile radius of downtown. Including more of the suburban landscape in the search, you’ll find nine more independent assisted living facilities; 12 additional standalone memory care facilities; 10 group homes; four assisted living and independent living combination communities; 27 assisted living and memory care facilities; 27 combination assisted living, independent living, and memory care facilities, and three combination group homes and memory care facilities.

Minneapolis nursing homes services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Minneapolis nursing homes communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Minneapolis, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select care services in Minneapolis nursing homes

Nursing homes communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of nursing homes partners in Minneapolis that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
Minneapolis, MNNational
Full medication management
Full medication management
53.1%
2.4%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
21.1%
9.5%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
80.3%
26%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
85%
26.6%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
55.8%
9.8%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
43.5%
0.8%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
81%
22.8%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
43.5%
7%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
61.2%
17.3%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%
*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in Minneapolis nursing homes

Our community partners provide many services to keep residents with dementia or other memory concerns safe and engaged. Below, take a look at what percentage of Minneapolis Nursing Homes partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Minneapolis, MNNational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
53.1%
3.8%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
36.1%
0.2%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
51%
5.4%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
12.9%
1.2%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Minneapolis nursing homes

Nursing homes communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Minneapolis partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Minneapolis, MNNational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
16.3%
0.5%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
29.9%
1.4%
No sugar
No sugar
22.4%
1.4%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
25.2%
3.5%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dining options in Minneapolis nursing homes

Our nursing homes communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Minneapolis communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Minneapolis, MNNational
Professional chef
Professional chef
32%
0.2%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
38.1%
0.5%
Room service
Room service
34%
0.4%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
7.5%
0.7%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select programs and activities in Minneapolis nursing homes

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered nursing homes communities in Minneapolis offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Minneapolis, MNNational
Activity director
Activity director
42.2%
0.4%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
19%
0.2%
Community service programs
Community service programs
23.1%
0.3%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
49.7%
6.4%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
44.2%
0.4%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
53.7%
6.5%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
34.7%
0.4%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
23.1%
0.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
32.7%
0.3%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
40.1%
0.4%
Live performances
Live performances
42.2%
0.4%
Dances
Dances
19%
0.2%
Fitness center
Fitness center
26.5%
0.3%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
38.8%
0.4%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

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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 is home to several well-known hospitals and a nationally recognized hospital for seniors. There is also a VA clinic nearby for veterans. Learn more about the best hospitals in Minneapolis by exploring the resources listed below.

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Abbott Northwestern Hospital

In Minneapolis, Abbott Northwestern Hospital is a general medical and surgical facility that’s nationally ranked in one adult specialty, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

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Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in Saint Louis Park is a general medical and surgical center that ranks highly in 14 adult treatments and conditions, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

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M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center

M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center is nationally ranked in one adult and one pediatric specialty, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Minneapolis VA Center

The Veterans Administration’s main campus offers primary care, surgery, psychiatry, neurology, cancer therapy, dentistry, and more.

Transportation for seniors in Minneapolis

While services vary from facility to facility, almost all our partner Minneapolis assisted living and memory care residences provide some degree of transportation to its residents. About 65% of Place for Mom’s partner communities offer complimentary transportation services, and 51% offer at-cost options.

At many locations, the staff members arrange transport services for medical appointments, social outings, and other events, provide wheelchair-accessible vans and medical transport vehicles, and can accommodate specific transportation requests.

Seniors 65 and older can save money on bus and train tickets using Metro Transit’s reduced rate for seniors program. This offers 14 popular routes that have frequent service but no schedule. Furthermore, the Northeast Senior Rides program coordinates volunteer drivers to transport seniors aged 60 and up to appointments around Northeast Minneapolis.

Senior activities in Minneapolis

Minneapolis is a vibrant city with beautiful lakes, impressive architecture, and a thriving arts scene. Visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as strolling around natural lakes like the Lake of the Isles and Lake Harriet. The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is a great place to watch and interact with animals, with on-site and street parking and public transportation nearby. For seniors with dementia, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum provides a peaceful environment and guided tours.

Art-loving seniors can also visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The former has a diverse art collection, and the latter offers immersive experiences ranging from modern art installations to community-building initiatives, contemporary dance, and experimental theater. The Mill City Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 or 5 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays and offers a great opportunity to learn about the city’s history, and admission for veterans and those over 65 is a reduced fee of $10.

The Twin Cities are havens for music lovers. The Minnesota Orchestra, known for exceptional classical music performances, can evoke memories and emotions in seniors and dementia patients through the power of its music and acoustics. Orchestra Hall is accessible for disabled visitors, with dedicated parking, ramps, and elevators on the east and west sides of the foyer. Additionally, consider seeking music therapy sessions for the seniors in your life, as this form of therapy can effectively engage seniors with dementia, aiding in memory recall and creating a peaceful environment.

For more modern music lovers, try First Avenue, a historic venue hosting contemporary concerts that is accessible to seniors with disabilities. For even more popular shows, residents can enjoy concerts or an NFL game at U.S. Bank Stadium. The stadium is also wheelchair-accessible; remember to request ADA accommodations before purchasing tickets.

Minneapolis also offers specialized services for seniors with dementia, including memory cafes and support groups at senior centers. Find a comprehensive list of senior-specific resources on the Minnesota Association for Senior Services website.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Waters of Oakdale, Talamore Woodbury and The Legacy of St. Anthony are the top-rated Nursing Homes facilities near Minneapolis, MN. These Nursing Homes facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Nursing Homes in Minneapolis is $4,241 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

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

  2. Genworth Financial. (2021). Cost of Care Survey.

  3. U.S. News & World Report: News, Rankings and Analysis on Politics, Education, Healthcare and More. (n.d.). Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN – Rankings, Ratings & Photos

  4. U.S. News & World Report: News, Rankings and Analysis on Politics, Education, Healthcare and More. (n.d.). Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in Saint Louis Park, MN – Rankings, Ratings & Photos

  5. U.S. News & World Report: News, Rankings and Analysis on Politics, Education, Healthcare and More. (n.d.). M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN – Rankings, Ratings & Photos | US News Best Hospitals Rankings

  6. VA Minneapolis health care | Veterans Affairs. (n.d.-b). Veterans Affairs. VA Minneapolis Health Care | Veterans Affairs

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

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Genworth Financial. (2021). Cost of Care Survey.

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U.S. News & World Report: News, Rankings and Analysis on Politics, Education, Healthcare and More. (n.d.). Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN – Rankings, Ratings & Photos

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U.S. News & World Report: News, Rankings and Analysis on Politics, Education, Healthcare and More. (n.d.). Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in Saint Louis Park, MN – Rankings, Ratings & Photos

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U.S. News & World Report: News, Rankings and Analysis on Politics, Education, Healthcare and More. (n.d.). M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN – Rankings, Ratings & Photos | US News Best Hospitals Rankings

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VA Minneapolis health care | Veterans Affairs. (n.d.-b). Veterans Affairs. VA Minneapolis Health Care | Veterans Affairs