Brooklyn Park is a lively suburb of the massive Minneapolis-St. Paul metro. The fast-growing city is home to 86,478 people, of whom 10.7% are seniors. Brooklyn Park is both a Tree City USA and an age-friendly city, meaning that it’s committed to providing green spaces and leisure opportunities for its aging population. As well as being within range of some of the state’s best hospitals, the city has a higher-than-average number of physicians.

The city also has a wide range of assisted living facilities. Residents of these communities can access around-the-clock assistance with the activities of daily living, such as personal care, medication management, meal preparation and mobility. In Brooklyn Park, seniors pay $4,797 for this type of care, which is more than state and national averages.

This guide compares the cost of assisted living to nearby cities and other types of senior care in Brooklyn Park, as well as listing some benefits and drawbacks of retiring here and a few of the resources available to local seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Brooklyn Park, MN

Suite Living of Brooklyn Park

8500 Regent Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN, 55443


Tradition Independent & Assisted Living

8500 Tessman Farm Rd N, Brooklyn Park, MN, 55445

I visited Tradition Independent & Assisted Living. It’s a good place, nice big room. It was nice, clean, and they were really conscious about the COVID. They were great, friendly. I haven’t tri … (read more)
I visited Tradition Independent & Assisted Living. It’s a good place, nice big room. It was nice, clean, and they were really conscious about the COVID. They were great, friendly. I haven’t tri … (read more)

Waterford Manor

6288 Louisiana Court N, Brooklyn Park, MN, 55428

My father is at Waterford Manor. He seems to enjoy it there. He’s been there for a couple of weeks now. It’s close to where we lived, and the people there are very nice. I took him through there and s … (read more)
My father is at Waterford Manor. He seems to enjoy it there. He’s been there for a couple of weeks now. It’s close to where we lived, and the people there are very nice. I took him through there and s … (read more)

St Therese of Oxbow Lake

5200 Oak Grove Parkway, Brooklyn Park, MN, 55443

We liked Saint Therese of Oxbow Lake. It’s a very nice facility, but it’s lacking a little bit in the community areas. It didn’t have a warm feeling. They have different room sizes and they’re very ni … (read more)
We liked Saint Therese of Oxbow Lake. It’s a very nice facility, but it’s lacking a little bit in the community areas. It didn’t have a warm feeling. They have different room sizes and they’re very ni … (read more)


Hennepin Home Health Care

8590 Edinburgh Centre Drive, Brooklyn Park, MN, 55443


2015, 2017

Sunrise of Roseville

2555 Snelling Avenue North, Roseville, MN, 55113

Sunrise of Roseville is near the Rosedale Mall, United Hospital and Como Park in Roseville, Minnesota. Visitors describe the pet-friendly facility as clean with spacious apartments and a large dining … (read more)
Sunrise of Roseville is near the Rosedale Mall, United Hospital and Como Park in Roseville, Minnesota. Visitors describe the pet-friendly facility as clean with spacious apartments and a large dining … (read more)

2016

Copperfield Hill

4200 40th Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN, 55422

Copperfield Hill is an assisted living facility in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, located near Interstate 94 and surrounded by dining venues and several public parks and only a short drive from Crystal Airpo … (read more)
Copperfield Hill is an assisted living facility in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, located near Interstate 94 and surrounded by dining venues and several public parks and only a short drive from Crystal Airpo … (read more)

Rose Arbor & Wildflower Lodge

16500 92nd Avenue North, Maple Grove, MN, 55311

Rose Arbor & Wildflower Lodge is conveniently located near Interstate 94 in Maple Grove, Minnesota, within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. Visitors appreciate the facility’s inviting … (read more)
Rose Arbor & Wildflower Lodge is conveniently located near Interstate 94 in Maple Grove, Minnesota, within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. Visitors appreciate the facility’s inviting … (read more)

Champlin Shores

119 East Hayden Lake Road, Champlin, MN, 55316

I have toured Champlin Shores in person. It was well kept. I was impressed with the layout of rooms in there. The staff was quite friendly and informative. The room was open, and it gave you the feeli … (read more)
I have toured Champlin Shores in person. It was well kept. I was impressed with the layout of rooms in there. The staff was quite friendly and informative. The room was open, and it gave you the feeli … (read more)

Sunrise of Golden Valley

4950 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN, 55422

Located in Golden Valley, Minnesota, Sunrise of Golden Valley is conveniently close to Golden Valley Country Club, Menards Shopping Center and Brookview Park. Loved ones compliment the elegant dining … (read more)
Located in Golden Valley, Minnesota, Sunrise of Golden Valley is conveniently close to Golden Valley Country Club, Menards Shopping Center and Brookview Park. Loved ones compliment the elegant dining … (read more)

Autumn Glen Senior Living

3715 Coon Rapids Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN, 55433

I went to Autumn Glen Senior Living. We went to assisted living and memory care. It was a very, very welcoming place. They’re so accommodating, and they knew all the people living there. They knew the … (read more)
I went to Autumn Glen Senior Living. We went to assisted living and memory care. It was a very, very welcoming place. They’re so accommodating, and they knew all the people living there. They knew the … (read more)

The Harbors Senior Living of Fridley

5300 4th Street NE, Fridley, MN, 55421

My sister-in-law is a resident of the assisted living level, and our experience so far has been very good. The staff is very caring and friendly, I like that it’s integrated living and not just memory … (read more)
My sister-in-law is a resident of the assisted living level, and our experience so far has been very good. The staff is very caring and friendly, I like that it’s integrated living and not just memory … (read more)

Flourish Senior Living

9000 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN, 55427


Meadow Ridge Senior Living

7475 Country Club Drive, Golden Valley, MN, 55427

Meadow Ridge Senior Living is located in Golden Valley, Minnesota, near the Golden Valley Country Club, Theodore Wirth Park and the Beltline Expressway. Residents and guests praise this facility for i … (read more)
Meadow Ridge Senior Living is located in Golden Valley, Minnesota, near the Golden Valley Country Club, Theodore Wirth Park and the Beltline Expressway. Residents and guests praise this facility for i … (read more)

Ecumen Prairie Lodge

6001 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN, 55430

The people at Ecumen Prairie Lodge made it very easy and helped us through the whole process of moving my mom in. Everybody that we met and talked with were very helpful and inviting. They’re doing aw … (read more)
The people at Ecumen Prairie Lodge made it very easy and helped us through the whole process of moving my mom in. Everybody that we met and talked with were very helpful and inviting. They’re doing aw … (read more)

Chandler Place

3701 Chandler Drive, Minneapolis, MN, 55421

My mom has moved to Chandler Place. They provide her with good care. They care about people, that’s for sure. We are really thankful. Her room is well-appointed. We had the kids decorate it. The staf … (read more)
My mom has moved to Chandler Place. They provide her with good care. They care about people, that’s for sure. We are really thankful. Her room is well-appointed. We had the kids decorate it. The staf … (read more)

The Waters of Plymouth

11305 Highway 55, Plymouth, MN, 55441


Select Senior Living

11350 Martin Street Northwest, Minneapolis, MN, 55433

Select Senior Living at Coon Rapids offers assisted living and memory care due north of Minneapolis, and proximity to Highway 10 makes it easy to get to the city. Nearby Rockslide Park and Peppermint … (read more)
Select Senior Living at Coon Rapids offers assisted living and memory care due north of Minneapolis, and proximity to Highway 10 makes it easy to get to the city. Nearby Rockslide Park and Peppermint … (read more)

Abiitan Mill City

428 S. 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55401


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Brooklyn Park

In Brooklyn Park and throughout the state, the Minnesota Department of Health is responsible for licensing and regulating assisted living facilities. This organization conducts regular inspections and staff screenings to ensure residents are being cared for according to state law.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Brooklyn Park

  • Brooklyn Park gets relatively extreme temperatures and lots of precipitation. Its winters are cold and snowy, with 55 inches of snow per year compared to the U.S. average of 28. The city gets 193 sunny days per year, which is just a few shy of the national average of 205. Summer highs reach a pleasant 83, and the average rainfall per year is 32 inches, six less than the national average.
  • The overall cost of living in Brooklyn Park is 3.1 points above the national benchmark of 100. Fortunately, health care costs here are significantly lower than the median.
  • Crime rates in Brooklyn Park are higher than average, with violent crime scoring 25.6 compared to the U.S. median of 22.7. Although property crime rates are also high, assisted living communities generally have cameras and security systems to help deter this type of crime and keep residents safe.
  • Health care is easy to access in Brooklyn Park. The city has more physicians than the national average, at 339 per 100,000 people compared to the national average of 210 per 100,000.
  • Sales tax and income tax rates here are higher than the national average. Minnesota does not offer any tax breaks on Social Security or other forms of retirement income.
  • Brooklyn Park is an age-friendly city that has committed to increasing leisure opportunities for its growing elder population.

Paying for Assisted Living in Brooklyn Park

In Brooklyn Park, it costs an average of $4,797 per month for assisted living. This is costlier than the state average, which comes to $4,283 per month, according to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey. Assisted living in Brooklyn Park is also more expensive than the national median of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The Brooklyn Park area has some of the state’s highest assisted living prices. Only Mankato is more expensive, averaging $4,968 per month. In Rochester, assisted living costs around $3,105. In Duluth, the same type of care costs $3,221. At $2,723, seniors in St. Cloud pay the lowest average monthly prices.

$4797

Brooklyn Park

$4283

Minnesota

$4300

The United States

$2723

St. Cloud

$3105

Rochester

$3221

Duluth

$4968

Mankato

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors may also find it useful to compare the costs of other types of long-term care. In Brooklyn Park, adult day health care is the most affordable type of care, at $1,863. Nursing homes are the most expensive, with a semiprivate room averaging $11,285 per month. For a private room, the cost rises to $12,167. Homemaker services cost $6,292 per month, while home health aides average $6,483.

$6292

Homemaker Services

$6483

Home Health Aide

$1863

Adult Day Health Care

$4797

Assisted Living Facility

$11285

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$12167

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Brooklyn Park was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Minneapolis, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Brooklyn Park

Seniors opting for housing with services (HWS) establishments with assisted living status in Brooklyn Park may qualify for the Elderly Waiver (EW) for those who are eligible for medical assistance or the Alternative Care (AC) Program of Minnesota’s Department of Health.

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

Paying For Assisted Living Facilities 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 Brooklyn Park

In Brooklyn Park, there are several charities and social service organizations that run programs especially for seniors. Some offer information for long-term care planning, and others provide assistance to those in need.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(651) 641-8612

As the local Area Agency on Aging, this organization supports local seniors in the Twin Cities area. The Senior LinkAge line connects older adults with resource referrals, care needs assessments, case management and health insurance counseling. Seniors can also access healthy aging education, including classes on scam awareness and cognitive health.

(800) 292-4150

This charitable organization provides free civil legal aid to low-income adults and seniors ages 60 and up. Attorneys here can help with cases related to debt collection, financial abuse and housing disputes. Seniors can also get help resolving tax issues with the IRS.

(763) 503-2220

This vet center is a central access point for federal benefits such as life insurance, pensions and disability benefits. Veterans can get mental health care as well as referrals to the VA medical system, which offers physician, laboratory and pharmaceutical services.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Brooklyn Park

Brooklyn Park-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Minnesota