There are 1,035 assisted living facilities in Minnesota. Assisted living provides support for residents who want to live independently but require help with daily living activities, such as washing, dressing, eating and taking medication. Facilities based in cities may cost more than those in or near smaller towns.

What Types of Services Do Minnesota Assisted Living Facilities Provide?

Assisted living services can include personal care, such as grooming, taking medication and maintaining good hygiene. Residents can receive assistance with mobility, including around the facility and transportation to medical appointments. For nutrition, seniors can expect a meal plan, and they can receive help to eat meals if needed.

Additionally, assisted living facilities often provide scheduled social and recreational activities, such as games, fitness classes and creative hobbies.

What Are the Minimum Requirements for Assisted Living Facilities in Minnesota?

 Minnesota-based facilities must adhere to the regulations set out by the Health Regulation Division of the Minnesota Department of Health to ensure a high quality of care. This includes an assessment of the resident by a registered nurse to determine physical, emotional and mental health needs. As well as a wide range of amenities, trained staff must be available to check on residents around the clock. These staff members must receive full and continuous care training and understand what issues they must report to registered nurses or senior staff members. The facility must provide private and communal areas that are safe for residents to navigate.