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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Elk River, MN for 2024

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Elk River

The Assisted Living Licensure team, a unit within the Health Regulation Division of the Minnesota Department of Health, is responsible for licensing assisted living facilities in Elk River and across Minnesota. The team conducts compliance checks, ensures adherence to regulations and educates providers about their responsibilities. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Elk River

 

  • Minnesota is a state member of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, indicating its commitment to enhancing the quality of life, comfort and convenience for people of all ages. Targeted initiatives across the state include affordable housing, transportation programs and improvement of footpaths and public spaces. Additionally, AARP ranks Minnesota top nationally for Long-Term Services and Supports.

 

  • In keeping with regional norms, Elk River has four distinct seasons, with warm summers and cold winters. Yearly temperatures range from 7 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit, and the city receives an average of 4.1 inches of snow in December. Assisted living communities offer varied indoor and outdoor activities throughout the year.

 

  • Sherburne County Veterans Service Office in Elk River provides free transportation for veterans attending routine appointments at Minneapolis and St. Cloud Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. Services operate on weekdays only.

 

  • Elk River is safer than 28% of communities across the United States, offering violent and property crime rates below state and national averages. Elk River has a violent crime rate of 1.07 crimes per 1,000 people compared with 3.16 statewide and 4 nationwide. Regarding property crime, the federal and state median figures are 19 and 20.64, respectively; Elk River is lower, at 15.81.

 

Paying for Assisted Living in Elk River

 

Assisted living fees average $5,163 monthly in Elk River.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The median monthly price for assisted living in Elk River is $663 higher than the nation’s average cost and $655 higher than the state’s. In fact, Elk River is the priciest location for assisted living care in Minnesota. On the other hand, Mankato has the most inexpensive fees of $3,135, which are 39.3% lower than in Elk River. Rates in Duluth run $163 lower than in Elk River, while Rochester and St. Cloud offer more substantial monthly savings of $983 and $1,063, respectively, compared to Elk River.  

Elk River

$5,163

Minnesota

$4,508

United States

$4,500

St. Cloud

$4,100

Duluth

$5,000

Mankato

$3,135

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Elk River, the costliest senior care option is nursing home care, exceeding double the monthly price of assisted living. This 126.8% price increase reflects the higher level of medical and therapeutic services provided in nursing facilities. The most economical choice is adult day health care, 59.3% less expensive than assisted living, focusing on social programming and daytime care. Both in-home and home health care have an average monthly cost of $7,055, which is $1,892 more than assisted living. In-home care offers nonmedical assistance with daily activities, while home health care includes intermittent skilled services.

In-Home Care

$7,055

Home Health Care

$7,055

Adult Day Health Care

$2,102

Assisted Living Facility

$5,163

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$11,708

Note: Data for Elk River was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Minneapolis, was used instead.

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.

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 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 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.

Laws and Regulations in Minnesota

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Assisted Living

Aunties

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

Review of Elk River Senior Living

When the facility first opened it was BEAUTIFUL. Management changed and everything went downhill! They need Kylie and Rachel back ASAP! The food has been hit or miss, mostly a miss. How the...

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Assisted Living

Natalie

I visited this facility

Review of Guardian Angels By the Lake

Guardian Angels By the Lake was very nice, and the staff was very nice when we came in for a visit. My sister-in-law knew somebody there, so she felt comfortable when that gal said that she loved...

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Assisted Living

Janice885688

I visited this facility

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.

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