Assisted Living in Albert Lea

7 Communities

Oak Park Place at Albert Lea

1615 Bridge Ave., Albert Lea, MN
$$$$
1 review
Marianne1: "Oak Park Place is very attentive to the resident's needs. They get to know each resident personally and are aware when any changes in health take place. The staff and administration go above and beyond to help when needed and to make residents feel at home. The atmosphere is cheery, bright and homey. Many activities are offered. Meals are very tasty, just like home. I would highly recomend Oak Park Place to anyone seeking Assisted Living and/or Memory Care. "
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Thorne Crest Senior Living Community

1201 Garfield Avenue, Albert Lea, MN
$$$$
2 reviews
Built in 1975, Thorne Crest Senior Living Community has been serving Albert Lea and the surrounding area for over 35 years. This unique senior community reflects the cherished hometown values and beliefs of Albert Lea itself; a commitment to community, a dedication to service and caring for others. Located in a quiet, residential neighborhood, Thorne Crest offers the best in senior living today. The campus and programs are designed to afford seniors the full continuum of s... (read more)
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Knutson Place Apartments

801 LUTHER PLACE, Albert Lea, MN
$$$$
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Albert Lea Housing & Redevelop Authority

800 FOURTH AVENUE SOUTH, Albert Lea, MN
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Brians Elder Care

1201 SOUTHVIEW LANE, Albert Lea, MN
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Broadway Assisted Living

512 S Broadway Ave, Albert Lea, MN
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Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea

75507 240th St, Albert Lea, MN
$$$$
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Good Samaritan Society – Albert Lea is located on the north side of Albert Lea, Minnesota, where the residents delight in the peace and quiet of the countryside while appreciating the convenience of being just a few miles from downtown Albert Lea. We are a continuum of care campus ready to meet people wherever they are on the road of life by providing housing and other services to meet a wide range of needs. Good Samaritan Society –Albert Lea has been se... (read more)
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At A Glance

There are 7 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Albert Lea is $3,505 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Albert Lea

Just 90 miles from the Twin Cities, Albert Lea, Minnesota, supports a population of about 18,000, and about one out of every five residents is a senior. To serve this burgeoning senior population, there are 18 assisted living facilities (ALFs), seven within the city, and the rest in nearby communities, such as Ellendale, Austin, New Richland and Wells. Seniors can receive help with housekeeping and laundry, daily tasks and medication administration. The Minnesota Department of Health regulates ALFs in Alberta Lee, and in all cities in Minnesota.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Albert Lea

  • Albert Lea provides a Sperling Comfort Index of 23 out of 100 (the national average is 54) and receives 37 inches of snow per year. Some seniors might find the cold temperatures and winter precipitation too challenging.

  • Albert Lea is decent when it comes to air quality. With 100 being best, the city ranks higher than the national average (58) at 67, according to the EPA’s National Air Toxics Assessment. This might help some seniors who have respiratory concerns achieve better health. 

  • Cost of living in the Albert Lea, Minnesota ranks just 80.5 compared to the U.S. average of 100. The city thus might be a good choice for seniors who have fixed incomes.

  • Seniors who choose an assisted living community in Albert Lea, Minnesota can take advantage of transportation from Southern Minnesota Area Rural Transit (SMART). While SMART doesn’t have programs specifically targeted for seniors, it does offer a free veteran service and demand response (call to schedule ride).

  • Albert Lea does well when it comes to crime. Violent crime ranks 14.7 out of 100, whereas property crime is 35.8. Comparatively, the national averages are 31.1 and 38.1. Seniors and their loved ones thus can feel good about their physical safety, although they still should check what precautions their assisted living community offers.

  • Albert Lea is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Mayo Clinic Health System, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


Paying for Assisted Living in Albert Lea

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Minnesota

$4,000.00 Mason City
$4,000.00 US
$3,565.00 Owatonna
$3,505.00 Albert Lea

Assisted Living costs in Albert Lea start around $3,505 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Albert Lea and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Albert Lea

Seniors who need financial help with their assisted living services have multiple options. For example, state residents might qualify for the Elderly Waiver or the Minnesota Group Residential Housing Program.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.


Free Assisted Living Resources in Albert Lea

Albert Lea and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Albert Lea

Albert Lea-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Minnesota are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page for more information about these laws.