86 Assisted Living Facilities near Cottage Grove, MN
There are 86 Assisted Living Facilities in the Cottage Grove area, with 4 in Cottage Grove and 82 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Cottage Grove is $5,000 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Inver Grove Heights with an average starting cost of $4,482.
To help you with your search, browse the 293 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Cottage Grove. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Cottage Grove 3.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Inver Grove Heights with an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Cottage Grove
Resting on the north bank of the Mississippi River, Cottage Grove is a community where 22 percent of residents are age 55 or older. While only three assisted living facilities are within the city, 61 other facilities are nearby in areas such as Inver Grove Heights, Hastings, Woodbury, St. Paul and River Falls. All of the facilities in or near Cottage Grove are overseen by the Minnesota Department of Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Cottage Grove
- Cottage Grove, Minnesota’s Sperling Comfort Index is just 40 out of 100, compared to the national average of 54. This isn’t surprising given that snowfall is 44 inches per year (the national average is 26) and the low temperature is around 7 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters might prove difficult for seniors in the area, but high temperatures are around 83 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, and there are approximately 194 sunny days a year.
- Based on the EPA’s National Air Toxics Assessment, Cottage Grove is exactly on par with the national average of 58 out of 100. The risk of respiratory disease is higher than for the rest of the metro area, as is the risk of developing cancer. These risks are comparable to state's risk rates, however.
Cost of living in Cottage Grove, Minnesota is a little higher than the national average. Housing aside, miscellaneous expenses, like groceries, contribute most to the higher expenses.
- Residents of Cottage Grove have to pay full tax on both public and private pension income, as well as a partial tax on Social Security income. The state does offer a deduction for seniors called the Age 65 or Older-Disabled subtraction.
Crime in Cottage Grove ranks lower than the national average. Property crime is 26.5 out of 100 compared to the national rank of 38.1. Violent crime, ranking 21.1 for the city, is lower than the national average of 31.1. Because of this seniors can view the area as fairly safe.
- The Cottage Grove area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Regina Hospital, HealthEast Clinic Cottage Grove and River Valley Clinic, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Cottage Grove
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Assisted Living costs in Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove
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 Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove, please visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove-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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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Cottage Grove
Review of Norris Square
We chose to move my dad into Norris Square because of their security. Rooms that were better insulated against the weather, and the amenities were more updated. The move-in process went great. We d... Read more
Review of Norris Square
I will give Norris Square the highest rating possible. I love everything about it. I would highly recommend it. The staff is always helpful and friendly, and the food is wonderful. Residents can go... Read more
Review of White Pine Advanced Assisted Living of Cottage Grove
Memory Care building.Do not send family members to ths place, unless you plan on being there yourself and doing the things they should be doing. They ignore the residents. A lot of the workers they... Read more