Eagan is a suburban community of 66,000 people, 12% of whom are seniors aged 65 and over, located just south of the Minneapolis-St. Paul corridor. In the Land of 10,000 lakes, Eagan boasts more than 1,200 bodies of water, many of which are open seasonally for fishing, duck hunting or leisurely strolls. Eagan’s proximity to both the wild uplands of Dakota County and the vibrant urban life of the Twin Cities makes it a bridge for seniors who enjoy hiking in the great outdoors and dining in exotic fusion restaurants in equal measure.

Assisted living communities offer limited supervision and help from caregivers with activities of daily living, such as personal care, cooking and light housework. This can be ideal for seniors who need a little extra help but who aren’t ready for a nursing care home. Seniors in Eagan pay an average of $4,797 a month for room and care at local assisted living facilities. This is a little over $500 a month more than Minnesota’s state average of $4,283.

This guide contains information about assisted living in Eagan. Read on to learn about assisted living and find the resources in Eagan that support seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Eagan, MN

The Commons on Marice

1380 Marice Drive, Eagan, MN, 55121

We liked the apartments at The Commons on Marice. We saw two of them, one on the upper floor (for those who don’t need any care), and the other one was on the bottom floor (that was more if you needed … (read more)
We liked the apartments at The Commons on Marice. We saw two of them, one on the upper floor (for those who don’t need any care), and the other one was on the bottom floor (that was more if you needed … (read more)

Brookview Cottage

4359 Bent Tree Lane, Eagan, MN, 55123

My mother lived there for nearly a year and I would say that I wouldn’t have wanted her anywhere else. The staff was so caring and knowledgeable. The food was very good and it is a really pretty place … (read more)
My mother lived there for nearly a year and I would say that I wouldn’t have wanted her anywhere else. The staff was so caring and knowledgeable. The food was very good and it is a really pretty place … (read more)

Cardenas Friendship Home IV

1226 Wilderness Run Road, Eagan, MN, 55123


Stonehaven of Eagan

1000 Station Trail, Eagan, MN, 55123

I liked Stonehaven of Eagan Senior Living very much, but they didn’t have any availability. We looked at assisted living. We couldn’t get into the memory care unit because they were full and they woul … (read more)
I liked Stonehaven of Eagan Senior Living very much, but they didn’t have any availability. We looked at assisted living. We couldn’t get into the memory care unit because they were full and they woul … (read more)

New Perspective Eagan

3810 Alder Lane, Eagan, MN, 55122

We’re going with New Perspective Eagan for my mother. We chose it because of the location. It’s a big thing for all of us to be able to visit her. The other thing is that she has a lady friend that is … (read more)
We’re going with New Perspective Eagan for my mother. We chose it because of the location. It’s a big thing for all of us to be able to visit her. The other thing is that she has a lady friend that is … (read more)

2013, 2014, 2015

Brookdale Edina

3330 Edinborough Way, Edina, MN, 55435

Brookdale Edina is located in Edina, Minnesota, close to I-494, Centennial Lakes Park and numerous restaurants. Visitors describe the facility as homelike and clean, and they appreciate the library, s … (read more)
Brookdale Edina is located in Edina, Minnesota, close to I-494, Centennial Lakes Park and numerous restaurants. Visitors describe the facility as homelike and clean, and they appreciate the library, s … (read more)

2015, 2016

Sunrise of Edina

7128 France Avenue South, Edina, MN, 55435

Sunrise of Edina is nestled in a quiet neighborhood in Edina, Minnesota, near Centennial Lakes Park and Fairview Southdale Hospital. Visitors describe the pet-friendly facility as being professionally … (read more)
Sunrise of Edina is nestled in a quiet neighborhood in Edina, Minnesota, near Centennial Lakes Park and Fairview Southdale Hospital. Visitors describe the pet-friendly facility as being professionally … (read more)

2013, 2015

Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley

15359 Founders Lane, Apple Valley, MN, 55124

We came to Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley unannounced, and yet there was somebody that stepped up just immediately. She gave us a great tour and was very knowledgeable. The dining room gave you the fe … (read more)
We came to Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley unannounced, and yet there was somebody that stepped up just immediately. She gave us a great tour and was very knowledgeable. The dining room gave you the fe … (read more)

2016

Brookdale West St. Paul (AL)

305 East Thompson Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, 55118

Brookdale West St. Paul is nestled in a wooded area in the heart of West St. Paul, Minnesota. It offers assisted living options through a personalized care plan for each resident. This senior living f … (read more)
Brookdale West St. Paul is nestled in a wooded area in the heart of West St. Paul, Minnesota. It offers assisted living options through a personalized care plan for each resident. This senior living f … (read more)

Brookdale Inver Grove Heights

5891 Carmen Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN, 55076

Brookdale Inver Grove Heights is a ranch-style senior living community in the heart of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. This assisted living facility receives high marks from residents and loved ones f … (read more)
Brookdale Inver Grove Heights is a ranch-style senior living community in the heart of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. This assisted living facility receives high marks from residents and loved ones f … (read more)

Seven Hills Senior Living

733 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, 55104


Havenwood of Richfield

245 76th Street West, Richfield, MN, 55423

Havenwood of Richfield is located in a residential neighborhood of Richfield, Minnesota, with convenient access to Interstate 494. Residents say this facility is wonderful and has nice apartments, whi … (read more)
Havenwood of Richfield is located in a residential neighborhood of Richfield, Minnesota, with convenient access to Interstate 494. Residents say this facility is wonderful and has nice apartments, whi … (read more)

Suite Living of Inver Grove Heights

7900 Austin Way, Inver Grove Heights, MN, 55077

We like Suite Living of Inver Grove Heights because of its location. It’s close to family, and it’s small, which is what my friend wants. So, the staff ratio is really good. It’s a new facility and la … (read more)
We like Suite Living of Inver Grove Heights because of its location. It’s close to family, and it’s small, which is what my friend wants. So, the staff ratio is really good. It’s a new facility and la … (read more)

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)

Bentson Family Assisted Living Residence

740 Kay Ave, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

Bentson Family is a very nice, clean, and orderly place, but I didn’t look at any rooms because no one was available to show when I walked in. Nevertheless, it was nice and pleasant. They had a small … (read more)
Bentson Family is a very nice, clean, and orderly place, but I didn’t look at any rooms because no one was available to show when I walked in. Nevertheless, it was nice and pleasant. They had a small … (read more)

Hayden Grove Senior Living

8715 Portland Avenue S., Bloomington, MN, 55420


Havenwood of Burnsville

14401 Grand Avenue, Burnsville, MN, 55306

My mother is in Havenwood of Burnsville. The facility is pretty much brand new, so that was nice. They had decent staff, and the food is good here. The chef’s homemade soups are really good. In genera … (read more)
My mother is in Havenwood of Burnsville. The facility is pretty much brand new, so that was nice. They had decent staff, and the food is good here. The chef’s homemade soups are really good. In genera … (read more)

Ecumen Centennial House

14625 Pennock Avenue, Apple Valley, MN, 55124

The staff at Ecumen was very gracious and welcoming. Everything about the building looked beautiful, but the room that they would have offered my mom was a studio and too small. The décor and the env … (read more)
The staff at Ecumen was very gracious and welcoming. Everything about the building looked beautiful, but the room that they would have offered my mom was a studio and too small. The décor and the env … (read more)

Vista Prairie at River Heights

744 19th Avenue North, South St Paul, MN, 55075

I toured the Vista Prairie at River Heights. It was too large, too big, too many floors. It was just too large a building. There were a lot of things that people could do there. I knew my cousin wasn’ … (read more)
I toured the Vista Prairie at River Heights. It was too large, too big, too many floors. It was just too large a building. There were a lot of things that people could do there. I knew my cousin wasn’ … (read more)


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Eagan

Assisted living facilities in Minnesota are regulated by the Minnesota Department of Health. The Department of Health issues industry regulations all residential care communities have to adopt for licensure, and it conducts site inspections to ensure compliance.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Eagan

  • Minnesota’s notoriously cold winters bring more than 55 inches of snow to the Eagan area each year, which usually makes for a white Christmas and New Year’s winter sports outdoors. Summers in the Twin Cities region tend to be mild, with daily highs in summer averaging up to 83 degrees in July.
  • Minnesota can be an affordable place for seniors looking for a manageable cost of living. While common expenses are 11% above the national average, much of this is the high cost of housing. Health care in Eagan costs around 23% less than the national average.
  • Eagan has a lower crime rate than the nearby Minneapolis-St. Paul area, as well as the nation at large. Rates for both violent and property crime are just over one-third the national average, which encourages seniors to get outdoors and enjoy the local public spaces without fear.
  • The state of Minnesota can be a high-tax environment for many seniors, depending on how their retirement income is structured. Minnesota taxes income from all sources, including Social Security and pensions. Exemptions are available for many seniors, though it is best to discuss these with a tax expert.
  • Seniors who like to get around town have several options in the Eagan area. Regular bus service in Eagan is in the hands of the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA), which offers discounted fares for seniors with a valid ID card they can present at the time of boarding. Dial-a-ride service is available for seniors who live away from the bus routes, with disabled ride services for seniors who need door-to-door assistance with non-emergency medical transportation.

Eagan seniors have a lot of options for getting out and enjoying their community. Local senior-friendly events include movies in the park, the food truck festival and a fall harvest festival that’s ideal for attending with visiting grandchildren.

Paying for Assisted Living in Eagan

Assisted living costs an average of $4,797 a month in Eagan, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This is more than 10% higher than both the national median cost for similar services and the state average cost for Minnesota. Seniors in Minnesota pay an average of $4,283 a month for assisted living. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Eagan’s monthly cost of $4,797 makes it one of the pricier options for seniors in Minnesota. Other communities in the state tend toward lower costs for assisted living. Rochester, for example, averages just $3,105 a month for assisted living, while St. Cloud offers some of the lowest costs, at $2,723 a month. Mankato is much closer to Eagan’s costs at $4,968 — around $250 more — while Duluth is only slightly higher than Rochester. 

$4797

Eagan

$4283

Minnesota

$4300

The United States

$2723

St. Cloud

$4968

Mankato

$3105

Rochester

$3221

Duluth

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Homemaker and home health services in Eagan cost $5,262 and $6,292, respectively. For seniors who need more supervision, a semiprivate room at a nursing home costs an average of $12,767 a month, while private rooms cost $13,383. Day care — usually the cheapest option — is not listed.

$5720

Homemaker Services

$5720

Home Health Aide

$1625

Adult Day Health Care

$4850

Assisted Living Facility

$12767

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$13383

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Eagan was not available, so data for the closest city, Minneapolis, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Eagan

Minnesota seniors in need of financial aid for assisted living costs may be covered through Medical Assistance (MA), the state’s Medicaid option. In addition to this plan, Medicaid offers three waiver programs. Seniors who are not qualified for Medicaid may be able to receive funding through another state program such as the Minnesota Consumer Support Grant (CSG).

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 Eagan

Seniors in Eagan have several local resources available to help them locate and sign up for benefits they may be eligible for. These services are available at no cost, and cover a range of support services from local government and nonprofit organizations.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(763) 783-4717

ACCAP offers multiple support programs for seniors and low-income residents of the Eagan-Twin Cities area. The program offers housing and home utility assistance, crisis intervention and bereavement referrals, and senior outreach programs that include personal daily check-ins, chore assistance and home nutritional support once a week.

(320) 252-4552

The St. Cloud chapter of the Salvation Army offers a wide range of services for Twin Cities-area seniors, people with disabilities and low-income families. Services offered include home energy assistance and emergency bill payments, eviction and foreclosure assistance, nutrition programs and referrals to volunteer support. The St. Cloud office can also assist seniors who are temporarily displaced with shelter and emergency housing assistance, including a homeless veterans program for former military personnel regardless of the condition of their discharge.

(651) 642-1892

Help at Your Door (formerly Store to Door) employs community service volunteers to deliver groceries and other domestic needs to seniors who may not be able to shop for themselves. The service delivers fresh groceries, including pet supplies, to seniors throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Volunteers are also available to assist with in-home chores and some scheduled transportation for personal and non-emergency medical trips within a limited service area. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Eagan

Rochester-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