2 Assisted Living Facilities in Henning, MN

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Henning, MN

Willow Creek Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
500 WILLOW CREEK DRIVE, Henning, MN 56551
"My sister is living at Willow Creek. We have her assisted to go to breakfast, lunch and supper and get her ready for bed. There are 24 apartments there, and there are two nurses for day and night,..." More

Our Home Your Home

Provides: Assisted Living
609 Front St, Henning, MN 56551

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Henning

    The small community of Henning is home to just 800 people, well over 30% of whom are aged 65 and over. With a cost of living that's about 15% below the national median and 20% below the statewide average, this city may be a good option for seniors who are looking for affordable retirement options. Housing costs here are about 35% lower and utilities are about 10% lower than in the average U.S. city, which may drive down the cost of assisted living. 

    In Henning, assisted living isn't recognized as a separate classification. Instead, assisted living facilities are officially designated as housing with services establishments that serve one or more residents. All assisted living facilities in the state register annually with the Department of Health. There are two assisted living facilities in Henning. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Henning

    • The Henning area has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Fergus Falls.
    • Hennings retirees pay income taxes at the state level on all forms of retirement income, including Social Security benefits. Seniors who are moving to this city from outside of the state may want to evaluate how the state income tax laws affect their assisted living budget. 
    • Friendly Rider provides on-demand, door-to-door transportation services for seniors in Hennings and the surrounding region. Buses are equipped with power lifts to accommodate passengers with mobility aids, and prepaid passes may be purchased online to eliminate the need for carrying exact change. 
    • Crime is a rare occurrence in Henning, making the city well-suited for seniors looking for a safe community. On a 100-point index on which the United States rates 35.4 for property crime and 22.7 for violent crime, Hennings rates 7.3 and 8.5, respectively. 
    • Henning's weather is cooler than most cities in Minnesota. In the summer, highs range between 70-80 degrees. Winters are very cold and snowy with lows around -5 and 48 inches of annual snowfall. Seniors may want to make sure that there are plenty of indoor activities offered by their assisted living facility during the harsh winter months. 
    • Henning's air quality is very good, rating 90 out of 100 for its low levels of harmful pollutants. This may benefit seniors with conditions like COPD.  

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

    Paying for Assisted Living in Henning

    Average Monthly Costs

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    Assisted Living costs in Henning 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 Henning 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 Henning

    In Henning, seniors may receive assistance with paying for assisted living through the Medicaid 1915(c) Elderly Waiver and the Minnesota Consumer Support Grant program.  

    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 Henning

    Henning 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 Henning, please visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Henning

    Henning-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 Henning

    • Review of Willow Creek Senior Living

      My sister is living at Willow Creek. We have her assisted to go to breakfast, lunch and supper and get her ready for bed. There are 24 apartments there, and there are two nurses for day and night, ... Read more


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