Located on the Mississippi River, Minneapolis and St. Paul make up the Twin Cities. Minneapolis is Minnesota’s most-populated city, featuring 429,954 people, 10% of whom are seniors ages 65 and up. A member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, Minneapolis is considered one of the most senior-friendly cities in the country.

Assisted living facilities are permanent residences for seniors that offer hands-on assistance with daily living activities such as personal care and housekeeping. Assisted living is ideal for seniors who can’t live on their own yet don’t need the advanced level of care provided by nursing homes. On average, seniors living in Minneapolis pay $5,163 per month for assisted living care, roughly 15% more than Minnesota’s statewide average.

This guide discusses the basics of assisted living in Minneapolis. It covers local resources available to seniors, features an in-depth breakdown of assisted living costs and discusses the benefits and drawbacks of living here.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Minneapolis, MN

Chandler Place

3701 Chandler Drive, Minneapolis, MN, 55421

My mom has moved to Chandler Place. They provide her with good care. They care about people, that’s for sure. We are really thankful. Her room is well-appointed. We had the kids decorate it. The staf … (read more)
My mom has moved to Chandler Place. They provide her with good care. They care about people, that’s for sure. We are really thankful. Her room is well-appointed. We had the kids decorate it. The staf … (read more)

Select Senior Living

11350 Martin Street Northwest, Minneapolis, MN, 55433

Select Senior Living at Coon Rapids offers assisted living and memory care due north of Minneapolis, and proximity to Highway 10 makes it easy to get to the city. Nearby Rockslide Park and Peppermint … (read more)
Select Senior Living at Coon Rapids offers assisted living and memory care due north of Minneapolis, and proximity to Highway 10 makes it easy to get to the city. Nearby Rockslide Park and Peppermint … (read more)

Abiitan Mill City

428 S. 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55401


Amira Choice of Bloomington

5501 American Blvd W, Minneapolis, MN, 55437


Adagio Manor Assisted Living

5230 Circle Down, Minneapolis, MN, 55416

For our family, finding Adagio was the answer to a prayer! Our mom was in the end stages of vascular dementia and under hospice/palliative care when we moved her from a well-known (but insufficient f … (read more)
For our family, finding Adagio was the answer to a prayer! Our mom was in the end stages of vascular dementia and under hospice/palliative care when we moved her from a well-known (but insufficient f … (read more)

Minnehaha Senior Living

3733 23rd Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN, 55407

My mother is in assisted living at Minnehaha Senior Living, and she seems to like it. She doesn’t use the stove in her room, but she does use the refrigerator. It’s a clean facility. She’s not mobile … (read more)
My mother is in assisted living at Minnehaha Senior Living, and she seems to like it. She doesn’t use the stove in her room, but she does use the refrigerator. It’s a clean facility. She’s not mobile … (read more)

The Waters on 50th

3500 50th Street West, Minneapolis, MN, 55410


Gianna Homes – Gladys’ Place

10210 28th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN, 55441

Located southwest of Minneapolis, Gianna Homes in Minnetonka offers memory care in its facility alongside in-home care options. It sits just off Highway 7 for an easy connection to I-494, simplifying … (read more)
Located southwest of Minneapolis, Gianna Homes in Minnetonka offers memory care in its facility alongside in-home care options. It sits just off Highway 7 for an easy connection to I-494, simplifying … (read more)

Hope’s Residence

6449 Edgemont Blvd N, Minneapolis, MN, 55428


Home Joy Home Care

121 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN, 55401


Duale Inc

1167 15th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55414


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The Legacy of St. Anthony

2540 Kenzie Terrace, Minneapolis, MN, 55418

The Legacy of St. Anthony is located in the Northeast section of Minneapolis, MN. There are several golf courses, fine dining restaurants, a theater and shopping areas nearby. Visitors and residents g … (read more)
The Legacy of St. Anthony is located in the Northeast section of Minneapolis, MN. There are several golf courses, fine dining restaurants, a theater and shopping areas nearby. Visitors and residents g … (read more)

The Kenwood

825 Summit Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55403

Located southwest of Minneapolis, Minnesota, just off I-94 for easy access to downtown, The Kenwood provides independent and assisted living and short-term care to seniors. This facility is close to T … (read more)
Located southwest of Minneapolis, Minnesota, just off I-94 for easy access to downtown, The Kenwood provides independent and assisted living and short-term care to seniors. This facility is close to T … (read more)

Signe Burckhardt Manor

2533 FIRST AVENUE SOUTH, Minneapolis, MN, 55404

Signe Burckhardt Manor is nestled in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota, near major hospitals, medical clinics, shopping and restaurants. This facility provides assisted living services to seniors an … (read more)
Signe Burckhardt Manor is nestled in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota, near major hospitals, medical clinics, shopping and restaurants. This facility provides assisted living services to seniors an … (read more)

Walker Methodist Health Center

3737 BRYANT AVENUE SOUTH, Minneapolis, MN, 55409

Room was dirty, dingy. Furniture was old and used. We reported dirt on serving tray for 5 weeks. Never cleaned. They never vacuumed under the bed entire stay. Staff needs more training on equip … (read more)
Room was dirty, dingy. Furniture was old and used. We reported dirt on serving tray for 5 weeks. Never cleaned. They never vacuumed under the bed entire stay. Staff needs more training on equip … (read more)

Bryant Square Apartments

3115 Aldrich Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55408

Conveniently nestled near several popular parks and cozy urban areas, Bryant Square Apartments is an excellent assisted living community in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Residents compliment the supportive, … (read more)
Conveniently nestled near several popular parks and cozy urban areas, Bryant Square Apartments is an excellent assisted living community in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Residents compliment the supportive, … (read more)

Minnesota Veterans Home

5101 Minnehaha Av. S, Minneapolis, MN, 55417

The Minnesota Veterans Home is a retirement community located in Minneapolis, Minnesota that is dedicated to giving veterans the care and attention they need. The residents like that they are able to … (read more)
The Minnesota Veterans Home is a retirement community located in Minneapolis, Minnesota that is dedicated to giving veterans the care and attention they need. The residents like that they are able to … (read more)

Roitenberg Family Assisted Living Residence

3610 Phillips Parkway South, Minneapolis, MN, 55426

Roitenberg Family Assisted Living Residence is a community that offers residents a lifestyle that can be hard to get at any other facility. All the meals served at the facility are Kosher and the laun … (read more)
Roitenberg Family Assisted Living Residence is a community that offers residents a lifestyle that can be hard to get at any other facility. All the meals served at the facility are Kosher and the laun … (read more)

Millers Landing Senior Living

155 5th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN, 55401

My Mother in Law has been here for about 4 months and really likes it. The rooms are spacious, and she always has things to do. We were worried that she would have a hard time being away from her home … (read more)
My Mother in Law has been here for about 4 months and really likes it. The rooms are spacious, and she always has things to do. We were worried that she would have a hard time being away from her home … (read more)

Jones-Harrison Residence

3700 Cedar Lake Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55416

I visited Jones Harrison for my mom for assisted living. It’s in an attractive setting that feels elegant and welcoming. The rooms are very attractive, and the people who lived there are active, fri … (read more)
I visited Jones Harrison for my mom for assisted living. It’s in an attractive setting that feels elegant and welcoming. The rooms are very attractive, and the people who lived there are active, fri … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Minneapolis

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 Minneapolis

Assisted Living Licensure, a department of the Minnesota Department of Health’s Health Regulation Division, supervises and regulates assisted living facilities in Minneapolis. In addition to awarding licenses to assisted living providers, Assisted Living Licensure conducts on-site surveys, enforces rules and regulations and communicates issues regarding assisted living laws with providers and the public.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Minneapolis

  • Since 2015, Minneapolis has been a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. Membership among this group means that local leaders are dedicated to making Minneapolis a better place for seniors. Minneapolis has a Livability Index Score of 64, placing it among the top ten senior-friendly communities in the country. Its three strongest categories are public transportation, neighborhood livability and civic and social engagement.
  • Minnesota is the 23rd most affordable state in the nation, per U.S. News & World Report’s Affordability Rankings. Minneapolis’ cost of living is 9.3% above Minnesota’s statewide average and 6.5% higher than the U.S. average. On the bright side, health care costs in Minneapolis are 21.5% and 1.4% lower than the national and Minnesota averages, respectively.
  • Ranked on a low-to-high scale of 1 to 100, violent crime in Minneapolis is assessed at 52.8, more than twice the U.S. average of 22.7. The city’s property crime rating is 63.3, still higher than the national average of 35.4. Fortunately, many assisted living facilities have around-the-clock security guards, closed-circuit security cameras and other security features.
  • The city offers numerous entertainment opportunities and a thriving art scene that features nationally renowned galleries such as the Minneapolis Institute of Art and well-known performing arts venues. In addition to having one of the nation’s best park systems, the city is also home to NBA, NFL, MLB and WNBA teams.
  • Despite being one of the warmest places in Minnesota, the city’s winters are brutally cold. On average, Minneapolis records 52 inches of snow per year, nearly twice as much as the U.S. average of 28 inches. On the upside, Minneapolis has very comfortable summers, with June, July and August being its most pleasant months. From May through September, average highs range between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Paying for Assisted Living in Minneapolis

According to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living providers in Minneapolis charge an average of $5,163 per month. This rate is higher than Minnesota’s statewide average of $4,508 per month, which is practically identical to the national monthly average of $4,500.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

After Minneapolis, Duluth has the next-most expensive assisted living costs at an average of $5,000 per month. Next up is Rochester, where seniors pay an average of $4,180 per month for assisted living care; St. Cloud costs more or less the same, averaging $4,100 in monthly assisted living costs. Mankato rounds out the list as the most affordable city in the Gopher State, costing just $3,135 per month.

$5163

Minneapolis

$4508

Minnesota

$4500

The United States

$5000

Duluth

$4180

Rochester

$4100

St. Cloud

$3135

Mankato

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Assisted living is one of the more affordable types of senior care in Minneapolis. Adult day care, which is ideal for seniors who only need supervision during weekdays, averages just $2,102 per month. Home care and home health care, intended for seniors who want to age in place, each cost $7,055 per month. Seniors in need of the advanced care offered by nursing homes pay between $11,708 per month for semiprivate rooms and $13,055 for private rooms.

$7055

Home Care

$7055

Home Health Care

$2102

Adult Day Care

$5163

Assisted Living

$11708

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$13055

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Minneapolis

Seniors opting for housing with services (HWS) establishments with assisted living status in Minneapolis may qualify for the Elderly Waiver (EW) for those who are eligible for medical assistance or the Alternative Care (AC) Program of Minnesota’s Department of Health.

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 Minneapolis

Minneapolis is rich with resources for seniors who live in assisted living communities, including local nonprofit organizations that run senior centers and government agencies that advocate for the fair treatment of assisted living facility residents.

Resource

Contact

Service

Sabathani Community Center                                                                                                                                                       

(612) 821-2300

Located in Central, a quiet residential neighborhood of Minneapolis, the Sabathani Community Center is a nonprofit organization that supports 30,000 local residents a year. It runs the Senior Independent Living Center, which helps adults ages 50 and up receive helpful services and interact with their peers. The Center also hosts weekly events such as group exercise, line dances, senior-oriented educational seminars and health clinics. 

(651) 641-8612

Minnesota is home to seven Area Agencies on Aging — six are regional, one represents Minnesota's Indian Tribes. Trellis represents the seven-county Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. In addition to funding local organizations that serve seniors, Trellis provides direct services to older adults. The organization maintains the Senior LinkAge Line, which answers aging-related questions and links seniors with helpful resources. It also runs Trellis Pension and Retirement Rights, which informs seniors about retirement rights and helps seniors recover lost retirement funds.

(651) 431-2555

The Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care is a Minnesota Department of Human Services subagency that assigns one or more long-term care ombudsmen to each of the six regions throughout Minnesota. Long-term care ombudsmen education assisted living residents regarding consumer rights, facility regulations and service options. They investigate and resolve complaints, identify issues and advocate for change, and promote resident-directed living at assisted living facilities.

(800) 657-3663

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division, a part of the MInnesota Department of Human Services, educates seniors and their family members about hearing loss. In addition to connecting participants with advice, resources and mental health services, the DHS subagency helps seniors obtain assistive technology

(612) 704-6114

The Twin Cities chapter of AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP connects local older adults ages 55 and up with volunteering opportunities.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Minneapolis

Minneapolis 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