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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 7, 2022

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Minneapolis is in the south of Minnesota, about 25 miles west of the state’s border with Wisconsin. Residents of the state pay  higher-than-average tax rates, and housing costs in Minneapolis are 17% higher than elsewhere the national average. The Genworth Financial 2021 Cost of Care Survey reports that seniors see an average price of $5,163 per month for assisted living care, a price that’s 13% higher than Minnesota and national averages. Overall, the cost of living in Minneapolis is 6.5% higher than the national average, although seniors should note that the cost of health care in particular is 21% lower than the national average.

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Minneapolis, MN, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Minneapolis, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Minneapolis, MN

At $5,163, Minneapolis’ average price for assisted living care is among the highest in Minnesota, which reports a statewide average of $4,508, nearly identical to the national average of $4,500. Duluth residents pay an average of $5,000 a month. Prices are much lower in Rochester, at $4,180; and in St. Cloud, at $4,100. One of the state’s lowest reported costs is in Mankato, where seniors pay an average of $3,135 a month.

  • Minneapolis: $5,163
  • Minnesota: $4,508
  • United States: $4,500
  • Duluth: $5,000
  • Rochester: $4,180
  • Mankato: $3,135
  • St. Cloud: $4,100

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Minneapolis, MN

Prices jump dramatically for Minneapolis seniors who need skilled nursing care. A private room in a nursing home costs $13,055 a month, while a semi-private room averages $11,708. Seniors wishing to age in place can make use of in-home care or home health care services, which average $7,055 a month. The least expensive option is adult day health care, which averages $2,102 a month but is usually best suited for seniors who already have an existing caretaker for nights and weekends.

  • Assisted Living Facility: $5,163
  • In-Home Care: $7,055
  • Home Health Care: $7,055
  • Adult Day Health Care: $2,102
  • Nursing Home Facility (semi-private room): $11,708
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $13,055

Saint Therese of New Hope

Conveniently located near grocery stores and public transportation, Saint Therese of New Hope is a senior living community offering a continuum of care that helps residents stay connected with their neighbors as their needs change. In the assisted living community, residents have a choice between one- and two-bedroom apartments that include a kitchen and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower. To help residents maintain their independence, care services such as medication management and personal hygiene assistance are provided on an as-needed basis. Saint Therese of New Hope made our top 10 list because of its robust selection of community amenities, which include a garden, walking paths, multiple chapels and a cafe.

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  • On-site hospice and rehabilitation
  • Variety of exercise classes to suit different ability levels

The Legacy of St. Anthony

The Legacy of St. Anthony is an award-winning senior living community where highly trained caregivers work 24 hours a day assisting seniors with daily living tasks and their medication schedules. Residents have access to numerous community amenities, including a swimming pool, movie theater and the well-stocked library. In the fitness room, residents can take advantage of a variety of senior-friendly cardio equipment to pursue their health goals. The community's concierge service helps residents maintain a worry-free lifestyle, while its dedicated chapel ensures spiritual residents have a quiet place to practice their faith. 

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  • Accommodations include studios and one- and two-bedroom apartment homes
  • On-site physical therapy

Minnesota Veterans Home

Minnesota Veterans Home is a government-run senior living facility offering assisted living, memory care and adult day care. Meals are included in residents' monthly fees, and the community has an outdoor dining area that provides residents with an ideal setting to admire the landscaped grounds on a sunny day. Featuring daily exercise classes, movies and group excursions to local attractions, the community's event calendar encourages seniors to socialize and stay mentally and physically active. 

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RiverVillage East

RiverVillage East is a Catholic faith-based assisted living and memory care community located less than two blocks away from public transportation and the peaceful parks lining the Mississippi River. We included RiverVillage East on our list of Minneapolis's best assisted living facilities because of its numerous services for spiritual seniors. Residents are served three nutritious meals a day, and the community has its own coffee shop. Additional community amenities include a movie theater, library, fitness center and chapel. Staff members provide weekly housekeeping and laundry services as well as transportation for off-site appointments and outings. 

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Chandler Place

Chandler Place's diverse event calendar and personalized care services encourage seniors to pursue rewarding hobbies while maintaining their independence. Its event calendar is designed to enhance all aspects of the residents' wellness with social, recreational, fitness and educational activities. Having an on-site salon makes hair appointments convenient, and the library offers a peaceful place where residents can get a bit of quiet time. A key feature of Chandler Place's restaurant is all-day dining, ensuring seniors can always sit down for a healthy meal during their activity-filled days.

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Millers Landing Senior Living

Steps away from the landscaped walking paths at Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park, Millers Landing Senior Living offers seniors a spectrum of care options and a full slate of amenities, including a full-service salon and a solarium. Residents' monthly fees cover a range of personal care services such as bathing and dressing. Throughout the day, the facility's professional chef prepares nutritious meals from scratch. Various medical services are available on-site, and the community provides transportation for residents' off-site appointments. 

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  • Housekeeping, laundry and linen services
  • Activities calendar includes arts and crafts, movies, outings and educational programs

Jones-Harrison Residence

Seniors in the assisted living community at Jones-Harrison Residence receive 24-hour care and the choice between a variety of cozy apartments boasting scenic views of Cedar Lake and the Minneapolis skyline. In the restaurant-style dining room, residents are served nutritionally well-balanced meals designed to be as tasty as they are healthy. For special occasions, the private dining room can be reserved. The patios, garden, greenhouse and walking trail leading to the lake give seniors at Jones-Harrison Residence plentiful reasons to enjoy the outdoors. 

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  • Full suite of care options enables aging in place
  • State-of-the-art wellness center

The Kenwood

The Kenwood's personalized care services and robust event calendar lets seniors spend their retirement as quiet or as active as they like without relinquishing their independence. Meals are made from scratch with fresh ingredients and served in the restaurant-style dining room. Room service is available too. We included The Kenwood in our list of the best assisted living facilities in Minneapolis because of its wide selection of on-site healthcare services, which includes physical and occupational therapy, physician visits, x-rays and lab work. 

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  • Educational programs focused on the arts, culture and health
  • On-site fitness center open 24/7

Fridley White Pine Senior Living

Fridley White Pine Senior Living is an assisted living and memory care facility located in Fridley, Minnesota. Outside their doors, residents find landscaped grounds with walking paths and a tranquil pond. In addition to the meals included with residents' monthly fees, a variety of restaurants are within walking distance. In the main activity room, residents can relax on the comfortable couch and chairs, watch TV with their neighbors and participate in exercise classes.

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  • Steps away from public transportation
  • Personalized care plans encourage residents to live independently

Augustana Apartments of Minnesota

Augustana Apartments of Minnesota is an independent living and assisted living community catering to low-income seniors. Residents receive compassionate 24-hour assistance with their daily living tasks and access to a diverse schedule of enriching activities. Healthy meals are served in the community dining room, and residents can stop by the cafe for coffee or a light snack between the day's events. Augustana Apartments of Minnesota also has its own medical clinic, making it convenient for seniors to access a range of health care services. 

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  • Bank, chapel and fitness center located on-campus
  • Library with Internet-equipped computers