Assisted Living in Alexandria

15 Communities

Vista Prarie at Windmill Ponds

715 Victor Street, Alexandria, MN
$$$$
4 reviews
Deana: "Vista Prarie at Windmill Ponds was very good, although my mother needs more care than they can give. The staff was very wonderful, caring, thorough, and informative. They showed us spacious and well-laid-out one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. They didn't have any activities going on at the time of our visit."
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Edgewood Vista in Alexandria

1902 7TH AVENUE EAST, Alexandria, MN
$$$$
1 review
Andie682747: "Edgewood Vista is very homey, and it was a good feeling when we walked through. It's clean and smaller and not too big. They have plenty of activities that go on throughout the day. Each day they have a schedule, and they have 2 different courtyards. They go out on different activities more in the summer than in the winter. My mom has only been there for 2 days. "
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Diamond Willow Alexandria

803 Victor Street 56308, Alexandria, MN
$$$$
1 review
GaryStragan: "My mother in law gas been there for several years now and the staff is excellent!"
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Grand Arbor

4403 Pioneer Road, SE, Alexandria, MN
$$$$
1 review
Alwest1: "I visited Grand Arbor. The amenities are a little bit greater. They have great big swimming pool areas so you can do workout in the swimming pools and they also have a therapy room. This facility is fairly new. It is in a nice location. The rooms are very nicely laid out. The dining room area was very nice and clean. They have a good cook on-duty all the time. Their menu was just excellent. One of the problem in this place is their price, it is quite higher. "
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Nelson Gables

1220 Nokomis Street, Alexandria, MN
$$$$
3 reviews
Reviewer: "My dad likes Nelson Gables. His room is spacious and he says the food is good. The staff is very friendly and nice. They have different activities and they have an activity room with a big TV and nice chairs."
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Alexandria Housing and Redevelopment Authority

805 Fillmore Street, Alexandria, MN
$$$$
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Ecumen Bethany

1020 Lark Street, Alexandria, MN
$$$$
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Bethel Manor

910 Ash Street, Alexandria, MN
$$$$
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Lakes Area Assisted Living

1313 Country Road 22 NW, Alexandria, MN
$$$$
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Prairie Senior Cottages of Alexandria

814 McKay Ave, Alexandria, MN
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At A Glance

There are 15 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Alexandria is $1,900 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Alexandria

Alexandria, affectionately dubbed “Alex” (pronounced “Alek”) by residents, is a picturesque community that has been named among the nation’s top 10 small towns. It boasts over three dozen lakes, and its historic Downtown district has specialty shops and boutiques that draw shoppers of all ages.

Alexandria houses 19 assisted living facilities, 14 are located in the city proper and another five are in the surrounding region. All are required to register annually with the Department of Health and provide both supportive and health-related services.    

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Alexandria

  • Alexandria experiences mild summers, with highs around a comfortable 80 degrees Fahrenheit. However, winters may be harsh for seniors who enjoy being outdoors. The January low is just 1 degree Fahrenheit, and the city sees about 43 inches of snow a year, compared to the national average of 26 inches of snow.   

  • The cost of living in Alexandria is about 3 percent less than the national average, making this an affordable place overall for seniors. Seniors can expect to spend about the same on transportation and health care expenses here as they would in other U.S. cities, though groceries cost an average of 4 percent less.  

  • Alexandria’s overall crime rate comes in about 32 percent higher than the Minnesota average and 11 percent higher than the U.S. average. However, this is primarily due to the rate of property crime, which is 37 percent higher than the state average and 19 percent higher than the U.S. average. When it comes to violent crime, the rate is actually 11 percent below the state average and 44 percent lower than the national average.  

  • The Alexandria area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Alomere Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 
  • Alexandria is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.  

  • Alexandria has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Senior Services of Alexandria, an organization that promotes a high quality of life for seniors by providing grocery shopping and meal services, transportation and social interaction, as well as one senior center. 


Paying for Assisted Living in Alexandria

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Minnesota

$4,000.00 US
$1,900.00 Alexandria

Assisted Living costs in Alexandria start around $1,900 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 Alexandria 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 Alexandria

Seniors may be eligible to receive financial assistance for assisted living through one of several Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver programs to pay for their care. Also, the Minnesota Consumer Support Grant program provides a cash grant for eligible seniors. 

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 Alexandria

Alexandria 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 Alexandria

Alexandria-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.