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The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Austin, MN for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Austin, MN below include 6 Assisted Living facilities with 17 reviews. On average in Austin, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 3.66 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Austin

Austin, Minnesota, located along the Cedar River north of the Iowa border, was named after Austin R. Nichols, the area’s first settler. In 1891, the Hormel Foods Corporation opened shop in the city, earning it the nickname of Spamtown USA.

Today, this city is home to a senior community that makes up more than 17% of its total population. When these seniors require help with personal care, they can turn to one of the seven assisted living facilities in the area. In all of Minnesota, including Austin, these facilities are officially recognized as either Class A or Class F home care providers, both of which must register annually with the Department of Health.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Austin

  • Minnesota partially taxes Social Security benefits and fully taxes both pensions and retirement savings income. Seniors may want to keep these tax laws in mind before relocating to the area.
  • The Austin area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mayo Clinic Health System, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Seniors can feel safe when venturing out in Austin where violent crime rates are 16.9, notably lower than the national average of 22.7. Property crime rates are higher than the national average of 35.4, at 39.1. Seniors may want to ask about security protocols when touring area facilities.
  • Austin’s cost of living is 79.5, considerably lower than both the state average of 106.3 and the U.S. median of 100. Seniors here can expect to pay less for groceries, healthcare and transportation than they would in many other areas across Minnesota and the United States. Seniors may find that that assisted living fees in the area are less expensive than in other areas due to lower operational costs.
  • The air quality in Austin at 60, is almost on par with the national median of 58. Although the air quality here is only slightly higher, it’s a good idea for seniors with chronic respiratory and cardiovascular conditions to check the pollen index and ozone levels before venturing outdoors.
  • Summers are moderate in Austin where temperatures reach 81 degrees. Winters, however, are very cold, with lows of 5 degrees, so seniors may want to ensure that facility rooms are equipped with individualized climate controls.

Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

Paying for Assisted Living in Austin

Assisted Living costs in Austin start around $4,385 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 Austin 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.

Cities in Minnesota

Mason City

$4,500

Austin

$4,385

US

$4,000

Albert Lea

$3,722

Rochester

$3,489

Owatonna

$3,477

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Austin

Minnesota has three Medicaid programs available to help low-income Austin seniors with assisted living expenses. These programs are known as the Elderly Waiver, the Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver and the MSC+ & MSHO programs.

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

Financial Assistance in Minnesota

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 Austin

Austin 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.

To see a list of free assisted living resources in Austin, please visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Austin

Austin-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.

Laws and Regulations in Minnesota

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Vicki

I visited this facility

Review of St. Mark's Living

I toured St. Mark's Living for my sister. I thought the apartments were nice. They seemed to have enough space. The one we looked at had 2 bathrooms, and the woman living there was using one for...

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Hi Vicki. We would like to thank you for taking the time to leave St. Mark's Living a review on Caring.com. We appreciate you taking the time to tour our community. We appreciate your feedback and...

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cindy walters

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of South Grove Lodge Senior Living

My mother is in assisted living, there have been problems with them running out of her meds. There is no 24 hour nursing staff, for six months they did not even have a nurse. Laundry has lost her...

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Anonymous1234566

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of St. Mark's Living

This community is amazing! The staff are great with the residents.

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