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

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Baxter, MN below include 8 Assisted Living facilities with 30 reviews. On average in Baxter, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 5 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Baxter

The city of Baxter, which is situated in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, has a well-maintained trail system that is enjoyed by many of the city's 8,300 residents. In spite of its modest population size, Baxter has a large senior community that makes up over 17% of residents. Some of these seniors who can no longer live safely at home choose to transition to an assisted living facility where they can receive assistance with the activities of daily living.  

Seniors who are seeking out assisted living in the Baxter region find two within the city limits and four more nearby. While these facilities are not required to obtain licensing, they do register with the Minnesota Department of Health on an annual basis.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Baxter

  • The Baxter area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Cuyuna Regional Medical Center — Baxter Clinic, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 
  • With a cost of living that is 5% below the national average and about 11% below the statewide average, Baxter may be a financially feasible option for seniors with limited income and assets. Healthcare is particularly affordable here at 16% below the national average. 
  • Summers in Baxter are mild with July highs around 80 degrees, which may appeal to seniors who enjoy participating in outdoor activities during the warm months. Winter is typically harsh, however, with average lows below 0 degrees and an average annual snowfall of 44 inches.  
  • While property crime in Baxter is notably higher than the national average at 64.7, the city's violent crime rate is relatively low at 12.2. Seniors may want to seek out a community that offers safety features like surveillance cameras. 
  • Brainerd Public Transit operates a fixed route and offers Dial-A-Ride service to seniors residing in Baxter. The express route service operates from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.  
  • Minnesota taxes all types of retirement income, including Social Security benefits. The state also has a fairly high sales tax rate. This may affect how much money can be put toward assisted living expenses in Baxter.   

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

Paying for Assisted Living in Baxter

Assisted Living costs in Baxter start around $0 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 Baxter 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.

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$4,000

Crosslake

$3,515

Brainerd

$2,311

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Baxter

Minnesota pays for assisted living services for low-income seniors in Baxter through a Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver program, which includes the Elderly Waiver. Eligible seniors may also have services covered by the Minnesota Consumer Support Grant program.  

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

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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 Baxter

Baxter 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 Baxter, please visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Baxter

Baxter-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.

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Ann

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Review of Northern Lakes

Northern Lakes looked wonderful. I liked the feeling of busyness and happiness. It looked very clean and modern. I saw the assisted living, but they have memory care, too. The staff during the tour...

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Rita

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

Review of Edgewood Baxter

My sister is in assisted living at Edgewood Baxter. They have memory care, too. It's very friendly. It's like a family community with very good food and very caring people. They have transportation...

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