Assisted Living in Owatonna

18 Communities

Brookdale Owatonna (AL)

334 Cedardale Drive South East, Owatonna, MN
$$$$
4 reviews
Fan210710: "The rooms at Brookdale were very small, and I don’t think it would fit the needs of my parents. The staff members that we met were very friendly. "
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Valleyview of Owatonna, LLC

1212 W Frontage Rd, Owatonna, MN
$$$$
2 reviews
Terry6: "Valleyview Owatonna is an old hotel, so that was really unique. It had a swimming pool. The room is like a regular suite. But they wouldn't take my sister because of her age and she smokes. "
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Ecumen CountrySide

650 El Dorado St., Owatonna, MN
$$$$
4 reviews
Michael: "Ecumen CountrySide's staff is very good. It's a three-story building with two wings. My mom is in independent living but they do basic checks on her like when she doesn't come to lunch. They have various activities and people coming in to sing, exercise classes, afternoon social, and morning coffee break. They're also raising money for a path around the building so they have things like auctions or bake sales for that. They also have a van that could take the residents to ap... (read more)
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Traditions II (T2)

150 24th Street NE, Owatonna, MN
$$$$
6 reviews
Clarence: "My wife moved in to Traditions II, and it's OK so far. They have all kinds of different things for the residents to do, and they have musicians that come in once a week. I can take her out anytime I want for dinner, so the living environment fits her. The apartments are nice and she has her own TV and phone. All the staff members are real nice."
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Ecumen Brooks

2480 St. Paul Road, Owatonna, MN
$$$$
3 reviews
Caring: "Ecumen Brooks was a very good place. It had a large and nice lobby area where people gathered. The apartment that I saw seemed a little tight and small, but I think the meals and the socialization would be good for me. I like being around people, so that would be a good thing for me to be there. The residents were very nice. The lady in charge of the tour was very good and very appropriate."
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West Side Board And Lodge

3003 West Highway 14, Owatonna, MN
$$$$
1 review
papercut_12: "The facility was decent. It was fairly cleaned and most of the residents seemed happy there. A lot of the buildings were a bit old, but they were still in good condition. The staff was always friendly and seemed to care a lot about the residents. The one negative thing that I can think of is that the facility did not encourage its residents to excersise that much. The residents often sat in front of the TV and that was about it. They did call the bus every once in a wh... (read more)
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Koda Living Community

2255 30th Street NW, Owatonna, MN
$$$$
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Brookdale Faribault

935 Spring Road, Faribault, MN
$$$$
2 reviews
Caring103906250: "I did visit the Sterling House, and it was just way too small. The rooms were almost like a big hotel room; there was no kitchen. The staff was very good. They were on top of things and were very nice. It was just the size of the rooms, and she just wasn't ready to give up her own apartment. The dining room was nice, and everything looked good there. They have entertainment and stuff, and I think they also have activities throughout the week for them. Everyone I met seemed v... (read more)
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Deaconess Tower

503 East Division St., Faribault, MN
$$$$
0 reviews
Small and homey, Deaconess Tower has welcoming sunrooms and gathering areas for you and your family to enjoy. Our spacious dining room, which overlooks our vibrant courtyard, has tasty chef-prepared meals. Residents enjoy happy hour every Friday afternoon, exchanging laughs and memories. In the summer months, we grill out on the patio. We make every effort to make sure you feel at home, catering to your needs and desires with: Beauty/barber shop Outdoor patio Wireless ... (read more)
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Faribault Senior Living

843 Faribault Road, Faribault, MN
$$$$
1 review
Kathy112691850: "Faribault Senior Living is an assisted living place, and it works very well for my mother. We liked them. They have different apartment sizes and it's very nice. The staff was very good. They have ala carte menu for meals, so you get to choose what you want and when you eat. They have movies and lot of activities. "
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At A Glance

There are 18 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Owatonna is $3,565 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Owatonna

Founded in 1854, Owatonna is a city of approximately 25,000 in southern Minnesota. Downtown Owatonna is designated a National Register Historic District, and beyond the city center, Owatonna's Parks and Recreation department offers a network of destinations for outdoor activity, as well as SeniorPlace, a leisure and recreational resource for local seniors that is managed by the department.

Owatonna seniors comprise over 15 percent of the city's population. Local seniors looking for assisted living options may choose from seven facilities within the city and an additional 25 in surrounding communities. The licensing and regulation of Minnesota facilities is officially overseen by the Minnesota Department of Health's Home Care and Assisted Living Program.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Owatonna

  • While Owatonna's July temperatures average a pleasant 82 degrees, its winters can be cold, with January lows falling to six degrees. These temperatures, combined with above-average snowfall levels, can pose difficulties to mobility-challenged seniors.
  • Owatonna's crime rate is lower than the national median for both violent and property crimes. The city's violent crime rate also falls below the Minnesota state average.
  • Southern Minnesota Area Rural Transit (SMART) is the city's public transit option. SMART's bus network serves Owatonna and nearby communities, and a senior rate on monthly passes is available to those aged 55 and over.
  • A variety of cultural offerings in Owatonna could be of interest to local facilities looking to plan excursions, including the gallery of the Owatonna Arts Center or performances by Little Theatre of Owatonna. The city's CulturFest is an annual event where visitors have an opportunity to explore Owatonna's rich cultural diversity.
  • The Owatonna area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Owatonna Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Owatonna has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Healthy Seniors of Steele County, an organization that is committed to serving the well-being of the county's seniors and caregivers.


Paying for Assisted Living in Owatonna

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Minnesota

$4,000.00 US
$3,565.00 Owatonna
$3,505.00 Albert Lea
$2,415.00 Faribault

Assisted Living costs in Owatonna start around $3,565 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 Owatonna 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 Owatonna

Minnesota has a few sources of financial assistance to help residents meet assisted-living costs, such as the Elderly Waiver (EW), a federal Medicaid waiver program. The Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO) is another possible source of assistance, although options for participation need to be verified at the county level. The Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) waiver can be another source of assistance; however, CADI Waiver services are restricted to seniors who were enrolled before turning 65.

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 Owatonna

Owatonna 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.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Owatonna

Owatonna-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.