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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in North Mankato, MN for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in North Mankato, MN below include 18 Assisted Living facilities with 97 reviews. On average in North Mankato, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.4 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in North Mankato

North Mankato lies along the Minnesota River and hosts 23 assisted living facilities to accommodate its residents over 65, about 13 percent of the city’s population. Seniors in the area can enjoy water views while shopping or strolling through Sibley Park, one of the city’s many outdoor recreation areas.

The Minnesota Department of Health governs the policies of assisted living facilities, which create a homelike setting for seniors and offer 24-hour support and other services, such as assistance with activities of daily living and prepared meals.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in North Mankato

  • The North Mankato area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mayo Clinic Health System, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 

  • Seniors living in North Mankato can be at peace in the safety of their own homes, due to the low crime rates. Property crime has a national rating of 38.1, but in North Mankato, it’s only 27.4, which is a 32 percent decrease.

  • North Mankato has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, an organization that works with local organizations geared toward senior health and well-being, as well as four other senior centers. 

  • Sibley Park gives seniors in North Mankato ample opportunities to play, socialize and enjoy the fresh air. The historic park is known for its beautiful gardens in addition to spots for fishing and tennis. 

  • Active seniors who enjoy the outdoors might not enjoy the weather in North Mankato. The average low reaches 6 degrees in January, and the annual snowfall is 39 inches. 

  • The national average cost of living scale is set at 100, and North Mankato’s cost of living score is 6 percent lower, at 94.1. Because of this, seniors on a tight budget may be able to afford better quality care.  

Paying for Assisted Living in North Mankato

Assisted Living costs in North Mankato start around $3,300 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 North Mankato 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.

Cities in Minnesota

Saint Peter

$4,275

US

$4,000

Mankato

$3,742

Le Sueur

$3,348

North Mankato

$3,300

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in North Mankato

Seniors may be eligible for help covering assisted living costs through the state’s Managed Medicaid program, Minnesota Senior Health Options. The state of Minnesota also offers the Group Residential Housing (GRH) program, which offers aid for both personal care and assisted living expenses.

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 North Mankato

North Mankato 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 North Mankato, please visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in North Mankato

North Mankato-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.

Laws and Regulations in Minnesota

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Nancy

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of Vista Prairie of Monarch Meadows

I moved into Vista Prairie at Monarch Meadows. My daughter chose it, and she liked the ambiance of it, so that's why I'm here. The facility was very nice and clean. They have libraries. They play...

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Sharon

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of Vista Prairie of Monarch Meadows

The staff and the meals here in Vista Prairie at Monarch Meadows are good. I have a lovely apartment and I'm allowed to have my dog here with me. It is a two-bedroom and I have a small patio behind...

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Assisted Living

Ann

I visited this facility

Review of Vista Prairie of Monarch Meadows

I liked everything about Vista Prairie of Monarch Meadows. I loved the layout and I love the apartment. The only thing is that it would be more costly because they would only get assisted living....

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