Little Canada is a small Minnesota city that’s just 5 minutes north of the bustling Minneapolis/St. Paul area. According to U.S. Census data, 10,819 people live in Little Canada, and approximately 16.6% of them are considered senior citizens. Residents of this city have access to excellent health care from multiple top-flight hospitals, and older adults also benefit from state government initiatives aimed specifically at improving seniors’ quality of life.

Seniors who don’t need significant medical support but are nonetheless ready to move out of an independent living environment may find life in an assisted living community is best suited to their needs. Genworth Financial reports that the average monthly cost of assisted living in the Little Canada area is $5,163, which is notably more expensive than state and national average prices for such care.

This guide explores some of the benefits and drawbacks of choosing assisted living in Little Canada. In addition to a comparison of average costs throughout the state, it also contains a list of convenient government and nonprofit resources designed to support older adults in the Twin Cities area.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Little Canada, MN

Suite Living of Little Canada

2740 Rice Street, Little Canada, MN, 55113


Cardigan Ridge Senior Living

3300 Rice Street, Little Canada, MN, 55126

My sister and I thought that Cardigan Ridge Senior Living was very nice and nicely decorated. When we took dad there, he thought it seemed old-fashioned, but it’s not that old of a place. I think it’s … (read more)
My sister and I thought that Cardigan Ridge Senior Living was very nice and nicely decorated. When we took dad there, he thought it seemed old-fashioned, but it’s not that old of a place. I think it’s … (read more)

Regency Home Healthcare Servic

2980 RICE STREET, Little Canada, MN, 55113


GARDEN TERRACE APARTMENTS

2874 Market Place Dr, Little Canada, MN, 55117


2015, 2017

Sunrise of Roseville

2555 Snelling Avenue North, Roseville, MN, 55113

Sunrise of Roseville is near the Rosedale Mall, United Hospital and Como Park in Roseville, Minnesota. Visitors describe the pet-friendly facility as clean with spacious apartments and a large dining … (read more)
Sunrise of Roseville is near the Rosedale Mall, United Hospital and Como Park in Roseville, Minnesota. Visitors describe the pet-friendly facility as clean with spacious apartments and a large dining … (read more)

2017, 2018, 2020

Keystone Place at LaValle Fields

14602 Finale Avenue North , Hugo, MN, 55038

Located in Hugo, Minnesota, Keystone Place at LaValle Fields is near Interstate 35E, Forrest Boulevard North and Allina Health Forest Lake Clinic. The caring, excellent staff puts residents first, acc … (read more)
Located in Hugo, Minnesota, Keystone Place at LaValle Fields is near Interstate 35E, Forrest Boulevard North and Allina Health Forest Lake Clinic. The caring, excellent staff puts residents first, acc … (read more)

2016

Copperfield Hill

4200 40th Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN, 55422

Copperfield Hill is an assisted living facility in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, located near Interstate 94 and surrounded by dining venues and several public parks and only a short drive from Crystal Airpo … (read more)
Copperfield Hill is an assisted living facility in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, located near Interstate 94 and surrounded by dining venues and several public parks and only a short drive from Crystal Airpo … (read more)

Gable Pines

1260 County Road E, Vadnais Heights, MN, 55110

Gable Pines, in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, earns favorable remarks for its spacious accommodations, pleasant views and helpful, upbeat staff members. The community’s restaurant-style dining area has … (read more)
Gable Pines, in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, earns favorable remarks for its spacious accommodations, pleasant views and helpful, upbeat staff members. The community’s restaurant-style dining area has … (read more)

Sunrise of Golden Valley

4950 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN, 55422

Located in Golden Valley, Minnesota, Sunrise of Golden Valley is conveniently close to Golden Valley Country Club, Menards Shopping Center and Brookview Park. Loved ones compliment the elegant dining … (read more)
Located in Golden Valley, Minnesota, Sunrise of Golden Valley is conveniently close to Golden Valley Country Club, Menards Shopping Center and Brookview Park. Loved ones compliment the elegant dining … (read more)

Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood

1670 Legacy Parkway East, Maplewood, MN, 55109

I like the location of Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood because it’s very close to the area that we’re accustomed to. The people there were very knowledgeable, spent time with us, answered our questions, a … (read more)
I like the location of Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood because it’s very close to the area that we’re accustomed to. The people there were very knowledgeable, spent time with us, answered our questions, a … (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)

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)

2015

Ecumen Lakeview Commons

1200 Lakewood Drive N, Maplewood, MN, 55082

We found Ecumen Lakeview Commons. We were very happy with the number of activities that are available for the residents and it was just nice and clean, and it just seemed very well managed. The activi … (read more)
We found Ecumen Lakeview Commons. We were very happy with the number of activities that are available for the residents and it was just nice and clean, and it just seemed very well managed. The activi … (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)

The Harbors Senior Living of Fridley

5300 4th Street NE, Fridley, MN, 55421

My sister-in-law is a resident of the assisted living level, and our experience so far has been very good. The staff is very caring and friendly, I like that it’s integrated living and not just memory … (read more)
My sister-in-law is a resident of the assisted living level, and our experience so far has been very good. The staff is very caring and friendly, I like that it’s integrated living and not just memory … (read more)

Meadow Ridge Senior Living

7475 Country Club Drive, Golden Valley, MN, 55427

Meadow Ridge Senior Living is located in Golden Valley, Minnesota, near the Golden Valley Country Club, Theodore Wirth Park and the Beltline Expressway. Residents and guests praise this facility for i … (read more)
Meadow Ridge Senior Living is located in Golden Valley, Minnesota, near the Golden Valley Country Club, Theodore Wirth Park and the Beltline Expressway. Residents and guests praise this facility for i … (read more)

Ecumen Prairie Lodge

6001 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN, 55430

The people at Ecumen Prairie Lodge made it very easy and helped us through the whole process of moving my mom in. Everybody that we met and talked with were very helpful and inviting. They’re doing aw … (read more)
The people at Ecumen Prairie Lodge made it very easy and helped us through the whole process of moving my mom in. Everybody that we met and talked with were very helpful and inviting. They’re doing aw … (read more)

The Waters of Oakdale

7088 11th St. North, Oakdale, MN, 55128

I visited The Waters of Oakdale. It was very clean. The staff was very friendly. We saw a library and a large communal room. That was right when the pandemic was going on, so we didn’t get to go anywh … (read more)
I visited The Waters of Oakdale. It was very clean. The staff was very friendly. We saw a library and a large communal room. That was right when the pandemic was going on, so we didn’t get to go anywh … (read more)

Seven Hills Senior Living

733 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, 55104


Summit Hill Senior Living

1824 Old Hudson Road, Saint Paul, MN, 55119

Great food with an inviting and comforting atmosphere are just two of the ways residents and visitors to Summit Hill Senior Living describe the assisted living facility. The community offers assisted … (read more)
Great food with an inviting and comforting atmosphere are just two of the ways residents and visitors to Summit Hill Senior Living describe the assisted living facility. The community offers assisted … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Little Canada

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Minnesota. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What To Consider About Assisted Living in Little Canada

Minnesota’s assisted living facilities are overseen by Assisted Living Licensure, a part of the Health Regulation Division of the Minnesota Department of Health. In addition to its licensing responsibilities, ALL handles on-site inspections and enforcement of related state policies. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Little Canada

  • Little Canada is a somewhat more expensive place to live than the average U.S. city. The sales tax rate of 7.9% is only slightly higher than the U.S. average of 7.3%, but there’s a significant difference when it comes to income taxes: Little Canada’s income tax rate is 7.1%, while the national average is 4.6%. Overall, the cost of living in Little Canada is 5.7% higher than elsewhere in the nation, although it’s worth noting that the cost of health care specifically is 21% lower than the national average.
  • Residents of Little Canada have exceptional choices in health care, as four of the state’s top 10 hospitals are located in the Twin Cities: Minneapolis is home to Abbott Northwestern Hospital and M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center, while St. Paul hosts United Hospital and Regions Hospital. According to U.S. News & World Report, Abbott Northwestern is ranked as one of the top 50 hospitals in the entire nation for cardiology and one of the top 40 for neurology.
  • Like most places in Minnesota, Little Canada gets very chilly in the winter. Highs rarely get out of the mid-20s from December to February, with evening and nighttime temperatures regularly dropping to single digits or below zero. The city sees plenty of snow, with 53 inches per year against a national average of 28. That said, seniors who don’t mind harsh winters are rewarded with pleasantly mild summers; average high temperatures range from the mid-70s to the low 80s from May to September.
  • Both violent crime and property crime are lower than usual in this city. Elsewhere in the nation, the average property crime rate is 35.4 on a 100-point scale; in Little Canada, it’s 29.8. The violent crime rate looks even better when compared to national trends; the U.S. average is 22.7/100, but in Little Canada, it’s just 10/100.
  • In 2022, Minnesota became the 10th state to join AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. This partnership helps states improve quality of life for their seniors through pillars that include community support, social inclusion, civic participation and more. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Little Canada

In Little Canada, the monthly cost of assisted living is $5,163, which is roughly $650 more expensive than state and national averages. The Minnesota average for such care is $4,508, just a few dollars more than the U.S. average of $4,500.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

Little Canada’s proximity to Minnesota’s major cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul puts it in the most expensive part of the state for assisted living. Prices are much lower in Mankato at $3,135 a month. In St. Cloud, seniors pay $4,100 a month, while Rochester residents see a similar price of $4,180 a month. Duluth, at $5,000 a month, is closer to Little Canada’s price point.

$5163

Little Canada

$4508

Minnesota

$4500

United States

$5000

Duluth

$4100

St. Cloud

$3135

Mankato

$4180

Rochester

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Nursing home care in Little Canada is over twice as expensive as assisted living; a semiprivate room costs $11,708 a month. Seniors who wish to receive care while living independently can find in-home or home health care services for $7,055 a month. Adult day health care is considerably cheaper than all other options at $2,102 a month.

$7055

In-Home Care

$7055

Home Health Aide

$2102

Adult Day Health Care

$5163

Assisted Living Facility

$11708

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Little Canada

Several programs may help Little Canada seniors pay for assisted living facilities. Minnesota’s Medicaid plan offers an Elderly Waiver program that may cover various types of residential care, including assisted living. Minnesota also provides an optional state supplement to SSI recipients who live in assisted living communities.

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 Little Canada

Seniors in Little Canada can enjoy access to extensive community support. The organizations in the following chart offer seniors educational opportunities, legal aid, transportation options and social events.

Resource

Contact

Service

(651) 724-6006

This public library holds a number of free events catering to older adults, including a weekly sewing guild, regular technology seminars that can help seniors learn about mobile devices and operating systems and roundtable discussions led by local professors and subject matter experts.

(651) 604-3520

Open to adults aged 50 and up, the RASP helps Minnesota's older population by providing access to social activities such as cards and Scrabble, educational programs that encourage lifelong learning and special events such as dances and musical performances. The RASP also runs a curb-to-curb transportation service that can help seniors get to RASP events.

(800) 657-3591

Ombudsmen work as advocates for the residents of long-term care facilities, helping ensure assisted living communities, nursing homes and the like provide a satisfactory quality of service. While they're not directly responsible for regulating such communities, ombudsmen can investigate and work to resolve complaints about care, involuntary discharges and similar issues.

(651) 766-4042

The monthly seminars offered by this local government initiative include a gardening series that goes in-depth on composting, food saving and battling pests. These classes are run in conjunction with the University of Minnesota; new topics are regularly added.

(612) 334-5970

This nonprofit legal firm serves Minnesota adults 60 and up with free legal aid for civil issues that include but are not limited to elder abuse, tax problems, evictions and debt collection. The firm doesn't offer support for cases in the criminal system, though.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Little Canada

Little Canada 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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Minnesota