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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Duluth, MN
The charming port city of Duluth, Minnesota, is located where the St. Louis River empties into Lake Superior. Surrounded by lush forests and teeming wetlands, it’s an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise where active seniors can go fishing, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, bird-watching, kayaking and more.
Duluth has cold and snowy winters with average temperatures rarely dropping below 2 degrees, and mild summers with highs of 77, making it easier for seniors to participate in outdoor activities year-round. Culture loving seniors can spend their days listening to a symphony orchestra, watching a ballet performance or visiting the city’s numerous theaters and museums dedicated to Duluth’s unique cultural history.
The cost of living in Duluth is lower than both the state and U.S. averages due to lower housing costs in the area, which also translates into lower assisted living costs. The average cost of assisted living in Duluth is $3,800 per month, making it slightly less expensive than the national average of $4,051, and significantly lower than assisted living costs in Minneapolis, the nearest major city.
Take a look at our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Duluth to see which one is right for you or your loved one.
Keystone Bluffs Assisted Living
Keystone Bluffs Assisted Living is located on a private wooded lot, with courtyards, fountains, walking paths and bird-watching areas spread throughout the lush grounds. All buildings are one-level, so there are no stairs for seniors to navigate, and the apartments feature oversized windows to make the most of the beautiful views. Staff provides daily assistance as needed while prioritizing independence. Activities include exercise classes, arts and crafts, religious services, games, and lectures.
- Individual care assessments by a registered nurse
Assisted Living At The Shores
Ecumen Lakeshore's campus boasts stunning views of Lake Superior, yet it's located minutes from downtown Duluth's shopping and entertainment venues. The community offers a range of living options that balance assistance and independence, so seniors can age in place and maintain full, active lives. The specially trained staff provide medication management, assistance with daily living activities and monthly wellness checks. Amenities include worship services, resident transportation, walking trails, and an on-site beauty salon.
- Rental guest suites for visitors
- Heated underground parking
Mount Royal Pines III
Seniors living at Mount Royal Pines III receive compassionate, personalized care from highly-trained and dedicated staff, which includes daily check-ins, wellness programs, escorts to meals and an emergency response system. Seniors can choose floor plans ranging from cozy studios to spacious two-bedroom apartments, all of which are equipped with kitchens and private bathrooms. The facility also offers underground covered parking, an on-site physical therapy center and an aviary for bird watching.
- Activities include music programs, movie nights, bingo, and birthday parties
- Controlled access entry system for safety and security
This nonprofit facility is nestled on seven lush acres filled with fruit trees, flowerbeds, and evergreen trees. It provides assisted living and 24-hour nursing care in a homelike atmosphere and focuses on enhancing residents' quality of life and sense of independence. All staff members undergo Alzheimer’s and Dementia training, and the administration works with seniors' doctors to ensure they receive comprehensive, specialized care. Activities and community outings are scheduled six days a week, so seniors always have something to look forward to.
- Private, furnished rooms
- Wellness program and massage therapy
Encompass Healthcare & Assisted Living
Encompass Healthcare & Assisted Living is located in Superior, Wisconsin, just opposite Duluth, Minnesota, at the mouth of the St. Louis River. It provides affordable assisted living services in a peaceful setting. All rooms are carpeted, furnished, and come complete with phone and cable outlets. Wi-Fi connectivity is also available. Scheduled group activities and exercise classes keep seniors active and engaged in the community.
- Two central dining and living areas
- Accommodation for special diets available
Edgewood Vista Alzheimer's Care
Situated in Hermantown, a hilly suburb of Duluth, Edgewood Vista Alzheimer's Care is conveniently located within a short distance of restaurants, shopping centers, and world-class medical facilities. It offers a continuum of care for residents so they can gracefully age in place. Residents can take advantage of on-site amenities, including a chapel, library, game room and beauty salon. Round-the-clock staffing and a 24-hour on-call registered nurse ensure each resident's health and safety.
- Emergency pendant system
- Housekeeping, laundry and linen service
Lakeland Shores Apartments
Lakeland Shores Apartments is a subsidized assisted living facility that offers assisted living to seniors with clean, attractive apartments and shared social areas. Activities include games, exercise classes, and reading. It provides a varied menu of nutritious meals, and snacks are available all day.
- Private one-bedroom apartments with kitchens
- Regular outings to the surrounding community
Spirit Valley Assisted Living
This cozy assisted living community is located in a quiet suburb of Western Duluth, close to bus lines, clinics, churches, and a senior center. The spacious, private rooms have in-floor heating, cable TV, handicapped accessible bathrooms and Internet availability. The air-conditioned common areas and outside patios keep seniors cool on hot summer days. In winter, fireplaces keep residents warm and cozy while they play games, do puzzles, read and participate in crafts. Regular cultural outings to Duluth and daily exercise classes keep residents active and engaged in the community.
- Small refrigerators available on request
- Healthy, home-cooked meals and snacks served daily
Primrose Retirement Community of Duluth
At Primrose Retirement Community, seniors can spend their golden years relaxing in comfort while they get 24-hour care from registered nurses. Daily safety checks, emergency alert pendants, and individualized care plans all ensure resident's health, safety, and security. The bright, inviting rooms have individual temperature controls and cable TV. Weekly laundry and housekeeping services are also provided. A full calendar of activities, including games, social outings, worship services, and exercise classes nurture senior's physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
- Three nutritious home-cooked meals are served daily and snacks are provided
- On-site amenities include a general store, theater, billiards room and wellness center
Benedictine Living Community of Duluth
We included Benedictine Living Community of Duluth on our list because of its award-winning, innovative care programs. Part of the Benedictine Health System and run as a nonprofit health ministry, it offers a full continuum of care, allowing residents to age in place comfortably and gracefully. Residents live in one-bedroom apartments with private bathrooms and large windows that offer views of the lush, landscaped campus. Daily safety checks, a 24-hour emergency call system and gentle reminders for medication all ensure that seniors receive high-quality, compassionate care.
- Yearly flu clinic
- Monthly blood pressure checks