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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Rochester, MN

Rochester is a city in southern Minnesota that is the birthplace of theMayo Clinic,the world’s first and biggest nonprofit group medical practice. The city was ranked first by Livability.com on its 2017 ranking of Top 100 Best Places to Live, and Money Magazine has also rated it as one of the best places to live in the U.S.

Rochester is a great place to retire for a variety of reasons. Seniors enjoy access to one of the best healthcare systems in the world, a thriving arts and culture scene, abundant entertainment and recreational venues and proximity to Minneapolis, which is only 85 miles away. There are also plenty of festivals, annual events, local attractions and premier shopping and eateries to explore in the community. The area has four distinct seasons, with hot summers and cold winters.

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, the average cost of assisted living in Rochester is $2,983 per month, which is quite low compared to the national average of $4,051 and Minnesota State median of $3,800.

If you’re thinking of retiring in Rochester, check out our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in the area to see if any of them suit your preferences.

River Bend Senior Living

30 Silver Lake Place N.W.

Rochester, MN 55901

(507) 282-1550

River Bend Senior Living is conveniently located near the Thompson Mill Race Park, Silver Lake and Rochester Recreation Center, making it easy to plan excursions with visiting family and friends. The facility is also in proximity to top shopping, dining and entertainment venues in the region, and seniors may be glad to know that the facility’s staff provides transportation and escort services to these areas. On-site, residents enjoy first-class amenities like the state-of-the-art fitness center, theater room, restaurant-style dining and a full calendar of social, recreational and spiritual activities intended to keep residents active and healthy. 

  • Care staff present 24/7
  • Picturesque riverfront views and access to a riverside walking path

Meadow Lakes Senior Living

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22 45th Ave NW

Rochester, MN 55901

(507) 252-5069

Meadow Lakes Senior Living is a 64-apartment care community set in the countryside and surrounded by beautiful scenery. The facility is just a short distance from Manor Park, Judd Park and the Rochester Golf and Country Club, and top medical facilities such as the Mayo Clinic are only a few miles away. Compassionate care staff is available around the clock to assist residents with the activities of daily living such as meal preparation and housekeeping so they can spend their time doing what they love most. Seniors can relax in the beautiful outdoor areas or participate in exercise classes, games and other social activities with fellow residents.

  • Pet-friendly environment
  • Assistance with ambulation

The Homestead at Rochester

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1900 Ballington Blvd NW

Rochester, MN 55901

(507) 535-2000

The Homestead at Rochester offers senior citizens a vibrant care community where they can spend their golden years in peace and tranquility. Residents in the facility enjoy spacious, well-appointed apartment homes with different layouts,  featuring in-room kitchenettes or full kitchens, and the staff handles housekeeping and laundry. There’s no shortage of things to do at the facility with its wide range of amenities, including a beauty parlor and barbershop, spa, garden and patio, computer room, transportation to physician appointments and religious services. Residents can enjoy fun mealtimes with friends and family at the community’s restaurant-style dining room.

  • On-site fitness center
  • On-call nursing staff

Shorewood Commons Assisted Living

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2115 2nd Street SW

Rochester, MN 55902

(507) 252-9110

Located next to the Cascade Lake Park and close to Cascade Lake, Shorewood Commons Assisted Living offers senior care within a serene setting. The community is centrally located to great shopping, dining and health care facilities such as the Mayo Clinic and St. Mary's Hospital. It offers a range of care services that include assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care. Residents enjoy living in private apartments furnished with full kitchens where they can prepare light meals and snacks. There's also a shared dining room where meals are served restaurant-style to allow socializing among residents and guests, making mealtimes an exciting experience.  

  • Transportation to regularly scheduled events
  • Guest rooms for overnight stays

Samaritan Bethany

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24 – 8th Street NW

Rochester, MN 55901

(507) 289-4031

Samaritan Bethany is a senior living community adjacent to the Goose Egg Park, with Silver Lake and the Silver Lake Park only a few meters from the facility. Residents enjoy regular outings to the nearby attractions with fellow residents or family and friends when they visit, and Silver Lake Boat and Bike Rentals is a favorite outdoor pastime. Three meals a day, a nurse on-site seven days a week, medication administration, housekeeping and laundry services and assistance with activities of daily living are just some of the amenities that residents enjoy. A full calendar of social and recreational pursuits such as exercise classes and religious services keeps residents healthy and engaged.

  • On-site sunroom
  • On-site gift shop

Madonna Towers of Rochester Senior Living Community

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4001 19th Avenue NW

Rochester, MN 55901

(507) 288-3911

Madonna Towers of Rochester Senior Living Community is located on a 12-acre piece of land with beautifully manicured gardens and landscaped walking paths. It’s a member of the Benedictine Health System, a dynamic, nonprofit health care system with over a century of experience caring for seniors and individuals in need of acute nursing care. Residents in the facility enjoy a choice of floor plans and a rich list of amenities, including several courtyards where they can sit and hold conversations or play games, two on-site chapels, a computer room and guest apartments for hosting visiting friends and family.

  • Massage therapy
  • Raised garden beds

Madonna Meadows of Rochester

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3035 Salem Meadows Drive SW

Rochester, MN 55902

(507) 252-5400

Located in the scenic southwestern region of Rochester, Madonna Meadows of Rochester is a senior living community that’s also part of the Benedictine Health System. As a faith-based organization, the community offers all residents a chance to worship and meditate in the facility’s beautiful chapel, no matter their religion. Residents enjoy 24/7 assistance from a team of compassionate, friendly staff, and on-site amenities include a fitness room, library, beauty parlor and barbershop, cozy family room with a fireplace and stylish outdoor patios. Residents are encouraged to sign up for activities and exercise classes, such as yoga, sessions that can help them stay fit and happy.

  • Assisted living and memory care services
  • Personalized care plans

Madonna Summit of Byron 

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551 Byron Main Court NE

Byron, MN 55920

(507) 315-3608

Madonna Summit of Byron is a campus-like senior living community situated in the vibrant city of Byron, Minnesota, just minutes away from downtown Rochester. The third member of the Benedictine Health System to make it to our top 10 list, the facility offers residents the chance to live a thrilling lifestyle through a range of scheduled on-site and off-site social, recreational and educational activities. The facility offers independent and assisted living as well as memory care support services through friendly staff available around the clock. Some of the amenities that seniors benefit from include three meals a day in the restaurant-style dining room, weekly housekeeping and on-call registered nurses among staff.

  • Emergency call systems
  • Well-manicured grounds

Sunset Homes Assisted Living

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3686 Kenosha Drive NW

Rochester, MN 55901

(507) 206-4856

Sunset Homes Assisted Living is a beautiful wooded senior living community in Rochester, Minnesota, offering senior citizens a ranch-style environment to spend their retirement years. Seniors using wheelchairs will be glad to know that the facility is easily accessible. Residents enjoy magnificent views of the natural surroundings from their apartment windows, and they can choose to come out and take a stroll in the facility's serene walking trails or just read a book on the lush gardens overlooking a pond. On-site care staff provides any assistance needed, including help with medication management and transportation to doctor's appointments and other activities. 

  • Customized diets and snacks
  • Housekeeping and laundry services

The Waters on Mayowood

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827 Mayowood Rd SW

Rochester, MN 55902

(507) 252-2910

The Waters on Mayowood senior living community is centrally located near premier shopping, dining, banking and recreational areas in southwestern Rochester, such as the Zumbro South Park. Residents enjoy taking strolls along the Zumbro River as they take in the scenery and enjoy the fresh air. Friends and family are welcome to drop by at any time and join their loved ones at mealtime. Residents’ health and wellness are ensured through a registered nurse available 24/7, as well as an on-site health and wellness center. This facility made it to our top 10 list because of its extensive list of senior-friendly amenities, including a hydrotherapy whirlpool tub and an art studio.

  • Apartments feature full kitchens
  • Spiritual center