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Featuring a wide variety of recreational offerings and a modest population of 42,931, Mankato, MN possesses a unique mix of small-town and big-city atmospheres that retiring seniors may find attractive. Rich in both indoor and outdoor activities, the city maintains hundreds of acres of parkland and trails. It also hosts engaging sporting events, concerts and seasonal festivities that provide fun destinations for seniors to take family members during visits.

Despite its cold, snowy winters, Mankato features a pleasant climate most of the year with five months that boast temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees F. An invitingly low cost of living adds further appeal to the area, as healthcare costs in the area average 16% less than national figures.

Assisted living services, which cost an average of $4,968 in Mankato, are higher in the city than in other parts of the state. The price for the same services in Minnesota averages $685 less at $4,283 per month. National figures are also lower, running just $4,300.

Help determine the assisted living facility best suited for you and your family by exploring each community’s highlights in our list of the top ten communities in Makato.

Brookdale Mankato

Brookdale Mankato scored highly in our top 10 list because of its intimate size and family-style atmosphere, which residents say gives the community a warm, welcoming feel. Seniors choose how much help they would like to receive with daily tasks and medication monitoring in a personalized care plan. Dedicated staff members create a wide variety of activities, exercise classes and educational offerings to ensure residents can pursue their preferred lifestyle. The pet-friendly campus houses several indoor and outdoor community spaces, such as a fireside living room, porch, courtyard and garden that seniors can use for recreation and social gatherings.

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Laurels Edge Assisted Living

Laurel's Edge Assisted Living strives to help seniors maintain their independence through therapeutic activities and holistic care plans. Monitoring systems equipped throughout the community let staff members supervise residents' well-being through state-of-the-art sensors to enhance their safety and privacy. Additional services include meals, housekeeping and laundry. Apartments are available in studio, one- and two-bedroom layouts, and the spacious areas are equipped with a full kitchen so residents can prepare snacks and meals in their room if they desire. An engaging variety of activities are planned seven days a week, including on-site church services.

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Old Main Village

Old Main Village uses an appealing combination of professional services and luxurious conveniences to improve the lives of older adults. Besides maintenance-free independent living apartments, it has 24-hour assisted living services available to seniors that need additional help to maintain their independence. Amenities, such as a fitness center, pool and specially designed life enrichment programs, help promote wellness among residents. Delicious meals made by chefs are served three times daily. Resident-accessible computers and wireless internet make it easy to stay connected with family and friends. Staff members create a robust roster of activities that provide regular social opportunities and engagement.

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Water's Edge

Water's Edge supports seniors' ability to live to the fullest through carefully thought out services and lifestyle plans. Its trained staff members provide residents with assistance and supervision to ensure they can confidently complete everyday tasks such as dressing, mobility and hygiene routines. Emergency response systems are in each of the personal residences to enhance safety, and residents have access to 24-hour maintenance and laundry services for added convenience. Our staff members enjoyed its monthly meal and activity plans, which are influenced by seniors' preferences. Multigenerational and spiritual programs are available, as well as engaging social events designed to nurture community bonds.

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Autumn Grace

Autumn Grace is an assisted living community aimed at providing a nurturing environment for seniors to enjoy their golden years. Friendly staff members provide services, such as daily assistance with personal care, transportation and laundry to ensure residents can focus on attending social events or exploring nearby parks. Monthly menus are drawn up by a dining service director, who considers seniors' unique nutritional needs and tastes. Special meals are held regularly to increase interest, and residents can reserve a private dining space for intimate events. Activities include fitness classes and cognitive-rich games.

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Primrose Retirement Community of Mankato

Primrose Retirement Community of Mankato sits on a well-maintained campus with lovely country-like views. Inviting common areas, including a fireplace lounge and bistro, are comfortably furnished so that seniors can gather for conversations and games. Its 24-hour staff fixes three home-style meals each day and prepares interesting programming to promote healthy activity and stimulation in residents. Hospice and nursing services are available as needed. Residents are encouraged to stay in touch with loved ones through computers and software created to optimize communication. Our staff ranked Primrose Retirement Community highly for its lifelong learning programs, which include resident-chosen topics for study.

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Ecumen Pathstone Living

Ecumen Pathstone Living was included in our list of Mankato's best assisted living communities due to its winning recognition multiple years in a row from local magazines for quality senior care services. Situated on a scenic 9-acre property, the community offers seniors plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities, including relaxing in lovely garden courtyards. Seniors stay in one of four spacious apartment layouts, which are equipped with a kitchenette and individual climate controls for convenience and comfort. Trained staff members provide compassionate care in the privacy of seniors' residences, and management can arrange on-site therapy and physician services.

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New Perspective Mankato

New Perspective Mankato strives to protect the safety and dignity of older adults through respectful, supportive services. Staffed 24 hours a day, the assisted living community offers customized care plans for each resident and access to signature wellness programs specifically created to nurture vibrant, healthy lifestyles. Social events are regularly scheduled to give residents the chance to form friendships within the community, including outings, clubs and exercise groups. Musical entertainment, movies and activities for individuals with limited mobility offer a rich variety of programming to choose from each day. Residents are treated to three daily meals by a culinary team in a spacious community dining hall.

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Oak Terrace Assisted Living of North Mankato

Oak Terrace Assisted Living of North Mankato was praised by our staff for its easy-to-navigate campus, featuring 7-foot wide hallways. As a continuing care retirement community, it allows seniors to age comfortably in place, and it's outfitted with enhancements, such as a whirlpool bath and wireless emergency call systems that improve individuals' quality of life and comfort. Medication administration and supervision by full-time nurses is provided, and residents have access to on-site physicians and therapy services. An activities director gently encourages seniors to participate in daily social events and recreational projects.

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  • Seasonal menus designed by dietary directors
  • On-site therapy and therapeutic recreation

Vista Prairie at Monarch Meadows

Vista Prairie at Monarch Meadows uses a structured program filled with spiritual, recreational and educational activities to empower seniors to live dynamically. Residents pick their preferred level of care from the extensive services offered, such as health support, personal care, medication assistance and wellness activities, to ensure their individual needs and lifestyle goals are met. Transportation is provided in a comfortable community bus, and housekeeping and laundry tasks are completed for seniors to ensure they have plenty of time to relax and participate in their favorite pastimes.

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  • Weekly public breakfasts for family members
  • Musical offerings include live performances and a baby grand piano