As a suburb of Minneapolis, Columbia Heights is in the center of the Twin Cities area. The small city is home to 21,973 people, of whom 16.4% are over the age of 65. Columbia Heights is a safe place to live for older adults, with low crime rates and easy access to high-quality health care. The city has low health care costs and a slightly below-average cost of living.

Columbia Heights also has a range of assisted living facilities designed for seniors who need daily assistance with personal care. These facilities offer on-site health care services and staff trained professionals around the clock. In addition to helping with cooking, cleaning and personal care, assisted living communities often provide enriching activities. The average cost of assisted living here is $5,163 per month, which is higher than the national average.

This guide covers the pros and cons of retirement in Columbia Heights. It discusses the costs of assisted living and other types of care in the city and highlights some useful resources for area seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Columbia Heights, MN

New Perspective | Columbia Heights

3801 Hart Blvd NE, Columbia Heights, MN, 55421

So far, the staff at New Perspective Columbia Heights is very nice. Gabby and Stormi are very helpful, very easy to get along with, and very friendly. The place looks very welcoming and homey and I th … (read more)
So far, the staff at New Perspective Columbia Heights is very nice. Gabby and Stormi are very helpful, very easy to get along with, and very friendly. The place looks very welcoming and homey and I th … (read more)

Crest View- Royce Place

1515 44th Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN, 55421

Royce Place is a building right next to other senior places; I think they are all together. The staff was very well informed, caring, and knew what they were doing. They had a calendar of activities o … (read more)
Royce Place is a building right next to other senior places; I think they are all together. The staff was very well informed, caring, and knew what they were doing. They had a calendar of activities o … (read more)

Columbia Village

1675 44TH AVENUE NE, Columbia Heights, MN, 55421


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)

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)

Flourish Senior Living

9000 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN, 55427

My mom will be moving to Flourish Senior Living. We chose it because the staff was amazing, everybody there was amazing. It was extremely clean, it’s phenomenal, with a great gym, and every bedroom ha … (read more)
My mom will be moving to Flourish Senior Living. We chose it because the staff was amazing, everybody there was amazing. It was extremely clean, it’s phenomenal, with a great gym, and every bedroom ha … (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)

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)

Seven Hills Senior Living

733 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, 55104


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


The Waters of Highland Park

678 Snelling Avenue South, Saint Paul, MN, 55116

The exterior is beautiful and superficially The Waters looks nice. However, if you need any supportive cares, avoid this place. My father with dementia required assisted living. Nursing and support … (read more)
The exterior is beautiful and superficially The Waters looks nice. However, if you need any supportive cares, avoid this place. My father with dementia required assisted living. Nursing and support … (read more)

Adagio Manor Assisted Living

5230 Circle Down, Minneapolis, MN, 55416

For our family, finding Adagio was the answer to a prayer! Our mom was in the end stages of vascular dementia and under hospice/palliative care when we moved her from a well-known (but insufficient f … (read more)
For our family, finding Adagio was the answer to a prayer! Our mom was in the end stages of vascular dementia and under hospice/palliative care when we moved her from a well-known (but insufficient f … (read more)

Comfort Residence St. Louis Park

7115 Wayzata Blvd., St Louis Park, MN, 55426

Comfort Residence St. Louis Park had no knowledge I was coming, so there was some lapse in communication there. It made the tour difficult and nobody was available to do the tour, so an on-staff nurse … (read more)
Comfort Residence St. Louis Park had no knowledge I was coming, so there was some lapse in communication there. It made the tour difficult and nobody was available to do the tour, so an on-staff nurse … (read more)

Bel Rae Senior Living

2330 Mounds View Blvd., Mounds View, MN, 55112

We have decided on Bel Rae Senior Living. It was nice. Everything there was nice. The people we interviewed were very nice and it has all the amenities. We’re going to be going there probably in about … (read more)
We have decided on Bel Rae Senior Living. It was nice. Everything there was nice. The people we interviewed were very nice and it has all the amenities. We’re going to be going there probably in about … (read more)

The Waters on 50th

3500 50th Street West, Minneapolis, MN, 55410


COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Columbia Heights

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Minnesota. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Columbia Heights

The Minnesota Department of Health’s Assisted Living Licensure governs assisted living facilities In Columbia Heights and the rest of Minnesota. This government body ensures that assisted living facilities are in compliance with state regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Columbia Heights

  • At 99, the overall cost of living in Columbia Heights is slightly below the national average of 100. Health care costs here are especially affordable, at 76.6 points compared to the U.S. median of 100.
  • Violent crime rates in Columbia Heights are much lower than the national average, at 13.0 compared to 22.7. While property crime rates here are 1.2 points higher than the national score of 35.4, most assisted living facilities have security systems to protect residents and their property.
  • Columbia Heights has cold winters with lots of snow. The city gets 58 inches of snow per year, while the rest of the country’s average snowfall is 28 inches. Columbia Heights also gets fewer sunny days than the national average, at 195 compared to 25.
  • Minnesota is not a tax-friendly state for seniors; it’s one of the few states that tax Social Security income. However, property tax rates in Minnesota are close to average.
  • With its location close to Minneapolis, Columbia Heights is within a few miles of some of the state’s best hospitals and health care facilities. This includes North Memorial Hospital, which was awarded the Women’s Choice Award for Best Hospitals in 2022.
  • Minnesota is a member of the AARP’s age-friendly community network. This means that it commits to creating and maintaining programs and infrastructure to assist its aging population.

Paying for Assisted Living in Columbia Heights

Seniors living in Columbia Heights pay an average of $5,163 per month for assisted living. According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, this is higher than the national median price of $4,500 per month. Assisted living here is also more expensive than the state median fee of $4,508 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Compared to many Minnesota cities, assisted living prices in the Columbia Heights area are relatively expensive. Mankato has the lowest monthly assisted living prices in the state, at $3,135. Nearby Rochester is more costly, averaging $4,180 per month. In northern city Duluth, seniors pay around $5,000 per month. St. Cloud is more affordable, at $4,100 per month.

$5163

Columbia Heights

$4508

Minnesota

$4500

United States

$3135

Mankato

$4100

St. Cloud

$4180

Rochester

$5000

Duluth

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors considering assisted living may also want other care options in Columbia Heights. With assisted living at $5,163 per month, homemaker and home health aide services are more expensive. These care types share an average cost of $7,055 per month. Adult day health care is the cheapest option for elderly care, averaging $2,102 per month. Nursing homes provide the most intensive and costly care, with a semiprivate room averaging $11,708 per month and a private room averaging $13,055 per month.

$7055

Homemaker Services

$7055

Home Health Aide

$2102

Adult Day Health Care

$5163

Assisted Living Facility

$11708

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$13055

Nursing Home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Columbia Heights

Seniors who need help with assisted living bills in Columbia Heights may qualify for several state programs. Minnesota Supplemental Aid provides top-up funding to seniors who receive federal SSI benefits. Frail, Medicaid-eligible seniors may qualify for a variety of services through the Elderly waiver program, including assisted living care.

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 Columbia Heights

There is a wide range of nonprofits and government agencies offering programs and services to older adults in Columbia Heights. Local seniors can contact these free resources for assistance.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(651) 431-2500

This local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) offers programs designed to support the health of the local elderly population. These include physical health and fall prevention courses as well as a senior nutrition program. It also partners with local providers to arrange free transportation services and legal assistance.

(800) 657-3591

As the long-term care ombudsman for the area, this body supports people in care homes by helping them obtain information about senior care state laws. Ombudsmen with this organization assist seniors who have questions or concerns about their quality of care.

(763) 706-3730

This senior center offers social, recreational and educational programming to seniors in the area. These programs include art classes, meal outings and movie matinees. Seniors can also access an outreach worker who can help them fill out forms and access information.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Columbia Heights

Columbia Heights Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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