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The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in East Grand Forks, MN for 2024

Also serving communities of Warren, Stephen.

There are 7 Assisted Living Facilities in the East Grand Forks area, with 3 in East Grand Forks and 4 nearby.

To help you with your search, browse the 8 reviews below for assisted living facilities in East Grand Forks. On average, consumers rate assisted living in East Grand Forks 3.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Grand Forks with an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in East Grand Forks

East Grand Forks, which is located just 60 miles south of the Canadian border in Polk County, Minnesota, is home to the University of North Dakota, the state’s oldest and largest university. While the city has a fairly young population, seniors comprise over 13% of its 8,600 residents

East Grand Forks seniors who need assistance with daily living activities may choose to reside in one of the six local assisted living facilities, including the three that are located in the city proper. The facilities register annually with the Minnesota Department of Health.   

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in East Grand Forks

  • East Grand Forks is an inexpensive place to live with an overall cost of living that is about 6% lower than the national average and 12% lower than the statewide average. Seniors with limited budgets may want to consider one of the city's assisted living options. 
  • Violent crime is relatively rare in East Grand Forks, with the violent crime rate coming in at 10.9 on a 100-point crime index, compared to the national average of 22.7. The property crime rate is a bit higher at 33, but it is still a couple of points lower than the national average of 35.4. This may be a good option for seniors who are seeking assisted living in a safe city.  
  • Compared to the rest of the state, summers in East Grand Forks are relatively cool with highs around 81 degrees on average. However, winters are very cold with lows below 0. Seniors may want to ensure that the assisted living facility they choose has individual climate control to ensure their year-round comfort. 
  • The East Grand Forks area has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Grand Forks.
  • Public transit services for East Grand Forks are provided by Cities Area Transit. It operates 10 fixed routes throughout the city, Monday through Saturday. Seniors aged 62 and over are eligible to ride for a reduced fare.
  • East Grand Forks seniors pay state income tax on all of their retirement income, regardless of its source. Minnesota also has a relatively high sales tax rate, which may reduce how much money can be put toward local assisted living expenses.  

Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

Paying for Assisted Living in East Grand Forks

Assisted Living costs in East Grand Forks 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 East Grand Forks 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.

Cities in Minnesota

West Fargo

$6,000

Fargo

$4,960

US

$4,000

Fosston

$2,865

Grand Forks

$2,456

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in East Grand Forks

Qualifying seniors in East Grand Forks may have assisted living services covered by the Elderly Waiver, which is part of the Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver program, or by the Minnesota Consumer Support Grant program.

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

Financial Assistance 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 East Grand Forks

East Grand Forks 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 East Grand Forks, please visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in East Grand Forks

East Grand Forks-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.

Laws and Regulations in Minnesota

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I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Edgewood Vista - East Grand Forks

My mother was a resident for over 2 years. She started falling and we received a call that she needed to see a Dr. When we went to pick her up she was not welcome to return. It was a very...

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J. Yagla

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Review of Good Samaritan Heritage Grove

Good Samaritan is a very carring facility with three wings, each filling a different need. Oaks is an independent community, Pines is Assisted Living facility and Maples is a retirement facility...

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charliebrown1234

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Review of Edgewood Vista - East Grand Forks

My experience with the local Edgewood Vista nursing home has been overall a good experience. I have a parent that lives there and has been there for about two years now and they really enjoy the...

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