The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Mendota Heights, MN for 2023
There are 226 Assisted Living Facilities in the Mendota Heights area, with 3 in Mendota Heights and 223 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Mendota Heights is $11,000 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,875.
To help you with your search, browse the 934 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Mendota Heights. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Mendota Heights 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Mendota Heights, MN
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mendota Heights
Mendota Heights is a southern suburb in the Minneapolis-St, Paul area. The small city has a population of 11,343, of whom 21.4 percent are age 65 and older. The large senior population in the city has three assisted living facilities from which to choose. There are also another 175 facilities throughout the Twin Cities area.
Minnesota doesn't license assisted living as a distinct category. Facilities in Mendota Heights and the rest of the state have to register annually with the Minnesota Department of Health as a housing with services establishment and meet the qualifications required for Class A or Class F home care agencies to use the assisted living.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mendota Heights
- The Mendota Heights area has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in St. Paul.
Metro Transit provides public bus service throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, including Mendota Heights. Seniors age 65 and over qualify for reduced fares with a Minnesota State ID that has a "T" endorsement. They can also apply for the Transit Assistance Program (TAP), which is a program offered by Metro Transit to low-income individuals that gives them a $1 bus fare all day.
- Minnesota isn't considered a state that's tax-friendly for seniors. The state imposes a partial income tax on Social Security benefits. Pension payments and withdrawals from retirement accounts are fully taxed at a rate of 5.35 percent. This tax could limit the amount of money seniors have available to cover monthly assisted living costs.
- The cost of living in Minnesota Heights is 23 percent higher than the national average. Mostly due to higher housing costs, seniors should expect healthcare services to cost about 6 percent more than the national average. However, they still average seven percent lower than the state average.
- Mendota Heights weather is similar to that of other Minnesota cities. Summers are mild with average high temperatures in July at 76 degrees. However, winters are cold and snowy, with an average low temperature of 17 degrees in January. This could make it difficult for family members to visit loved ones who reside in assisted living facilities at times.
Paying for Assisted Living in Mendota Heights
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Assisted Living costs in Mendota Heights start around $11,000 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 Mendota Heights 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 Mendota Heights
Seniors who receive SSI benefits may qualify for an optional state supplement to help pay for assisted living costs. Minnesota also has two waiver programs available through its Medicaid plan: Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver and the Elderly Waiver.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.
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 Mendota Heights
Mendota Heights 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 Mendota Heights, please visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mendota Heights
Mendota Heights-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 Mendota Heights
Review of Hilltop Manor
Hilltop Manor is a wonderful place. They are good at their job, caring, thorough, and very welcoming. We have not had any issues whatsoever. We've seen great improvement with our dad. It's a much n... Read more
Review of Heart to Home, Inc.
My father lived here for the last year of his life. It was a wonderful home and the staff were exceptional. We couldn't thank Heart to Home enough for the wonderful love and care they provided my... Read more