7 Assisted Living Facilities near Elk River, MN

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Elk River, MN

Guardian Angels By the Lake

Provides: Assisted Living
13439 185TH LANE NW, Elk River, MN 55330
"I visited Guardian Angels; it’s nice but not huge, and the lady took me around. She was very friendly and nice. It’s very clean and nice. It has a high price though. " More

Elk River Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
11124 183rd Circle NW, Elk River, MN 55330
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Stoney River Assisted Living & Memory...

Provides: Assisted Living
14401 Nowthen Blvd NW, Ramsey, MN 55303
"Stoney River is absolutely fantastic. The atmosphere is very comfortable and not hospital-like. It's homier. It has little communities and common areas that have hairdressers, cookie shops, coffee..." More

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The Wellstead of Rogers Diamondcrest ...

Provides: Assisted Living
20600 South Diamond Lake Road, Rogers, MN 55374
"I chose The Wellstead of Rogers for my dad. Every single person that works with Alzheimer's patients is trained to work with those patients specifically. They don't allow anyone even somebody who..." More

Engel Haus

Provides: Assisted Living
5101 Kassel Avenue NE, Albertville, MN 55301
"Guardian Angels (Engel Haus) got five or six facilities, and this one just opened about a year-and-a-half ago. It’s something that I liked, but I didn’t like the price. It has big rooms and lot of..." More

The Legacy at St Michael

Provides: Assisted Living
4400 Lange Ave NE, Saint Michael, MN 55376
"The Legacy is very small but the right size for my parents. They lived in a trailer, so it accommodates them quite well. The accommodations are fine; the staff seems very friendly. The food is..." More

Cherrywood of Big Lake

Provides: Assisted Living
177 Henry Road, Big Lake, MN 55309
"Our visit to Cherrywood went very well. I am very happy with it. It's a small facility, and we're very happy with the layout. The staff was excellent, very helpful, and great. Twice a day, there's..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Elk River

    Elk River is a tranquil town at the confluence of the Elk and Mississippi rivers that boasts a wide range of indoor and outdoor recreational activities for seniors. That's just one reason why this is an attractive town for the 2,500 residents who are aged 65 and over. Some seniors in the community require assistance with their daily activities, and they can get the help they need from the two assisted living facilities in town or the five additional facilities located in the surrounding areas.

    The facilities in Elk River and other cities in Minnesota are considered housing with services establishments according to the Department of Health. They are licensed as either Class A or Class F home care providers.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Elk River

    • The Tri-County Action Program offers limited public transportation options for residents in Sherburne Country, including Elk River. Seniors also have access to the Northstar Commuter Rail line which goes to downtown Minneapolis. Train tickets are available at a discount for seniors.
    • Elk River may not be the most affordable place to live for seniors. The overall cost of living is 15.3% higher than the national average of 100 and nine points higher than the Minnesota average.
    • Downtown Murals have helped create a lively atmosphere in Elk River for more than 25 years, and the Elk River Area Arts Alliance hosts artistic classes and exhibits that seniors can participate in year-round. 
    • Harsh winters are a normal part of life for people in Elk River, so active seniors may be limited in their activities certain times of the year. The average low temperature in January is a frigid three degrees, and the area gets about 46 inches of snow per year.
    • Elk River has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Sherburne County Essential Community Supports (ECS), an organization that helps seniors take advantage of community-based services as well as one senior center.
    • Elk River has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Coon Rapids.

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


    Paying for Assisted Living in Elk River

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Minnesota

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,250.00 Coon Rapids
    $2,846.00 Champlin

    Assisted Living costs in Elk River 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 Elk River 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 Elk River

    Elk River seniors who qualify for Medicaid may be eligible for an Elderly Waiver that can help pay for some assisted living services. Outside of Medicaid, the Housing Support Program helps low-income seniors pay for food and board at housing with services establishments. 

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

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    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 Elk River

    Elk River 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 Elk River, please visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Elk River

    Elk River-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 Elk River

    • Review of Guardian Angels By the Lake

      Guardian Angels looks good, very clean, and very well cared for. It looked very nice. They had a big, nice, and clean dining area. Read more

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    • Review of Guardian Angels By the Lake

      I visited Guardian Angels; it’s nice but not huge, and the lady took me around. She was very friendly and nice. It’s very clean and nice. It has a high price though. Read more

      Mary113005250
    • Review of Guardian Angels By the Lake

      I looked for a place where my mom started from independent living and moved to assisted living or nusing home if needed. And that was the reason I chose Guardian Angels by the Lake, because of this... Read more

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