2 Assisted Living Facilities in Clarissa, MN
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2 Assisted Living Facilities in Clarissa, MN
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Clarissa
Clarissa is a small city in Todd County, Minnesota. It's home to an estimated 654 residents, and more than 30% of them are aged 65 and older. As residents of Clarissa age, the demand for assisted living care rises.
Seniors in the area who require such care can choose from two assisted living facilities, both of which are located within Clarissa's city limits. In Clarissa, as well as throughout the state of Minnesota, these facilities are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Clarissa
- The cost of living in Clarissa is more than 20% below the U.S. average, which makes it an affordable option for seniors with limited income.
Crime rates are low in Clarissa, which may help seniors who live there to feel a stronger sense of security. On a scale of 1 to 100 where 100 represents high crime, violent crime in Clarissa is rated 8.9 while property crime is rated 19.8. By comparison, the average U.S. city has a violent crime rating of 22.7 and a property crime rating of 35.4.
Winters in Clarissa are cold and very snowy. The area gets an average of 47 inches of snow each year, which is 19 inches more than the national average. Seniors in Clarissa should make sure to search for an assisted living facility that offers plenty of indoor activities and amenities to make winter days indoors pass quickly.
- The Clarissa area has excellent air quality. On a scale of 1 to 100 where 100 is best, the air is rated 91. Seniors, particularly those with cardiovascular or respiratory illnesses, can safely breathe the air in Clarissa without concern for how it may affect their health condition.
- There are no healthcare facilities in Clarissa in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest facility located in Eagle Bend.
- Clarissa has no public transportation system, which means that seniors living in the area may need to rely on friends, family or facility transportation services for rides to appointments.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Clarissa
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Clarissa 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 Clarissa 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 Clarissa
There are two Medicaid 1915(c) waivers in Minnesota that may help Clarissa's senior population to pay for the cost of long-term assisted living care. While neither the Elderly Waiver nor the Community Alternative Care Waiver pay for room-and-board costs, seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income receive an additional supplement from the state that can help to cover such expenses.
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 Clarissa
Clarissa 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 Clarissa, please visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Clarissa
Clarissa-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.