7 Assisted Living Facilities near Perham, MN
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There are 7 Assisted Living Facilities in the Perham area, with 5 in Perham and 2 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 5 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Perham. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Perham 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Perham, MN
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Perham
Perham lies on the shores of Little Pine Lake in Otter Tail County, Minnesota. The county is home to nearly 60,000 residents and nearly a quarter of its population is made up of senior citizens aged 65 and older.
There are six assisted living facilities in Perham to provide long-term care to seniors who need it. Their compliance is closely monitored by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Perham
Crime is extremely low in Perham when compared with the rest of the state. Only 7.89 property crimes and 0.29 violent crimes per 1,000 residents occur in the city each month, which is less than half that of the average Minnesota city. Even so, it's always a good idea for senior citizens to inquire about security when considering moving to an assisted living facility.
- The cost of living in Perham is nearly 10% lower than in the average U.S. city, which makes the area a great choice for seniors who are on a tight budget.
- The annual snowfall amount in Perham is 20 inches higher than the national average, which can make it difficult for seniors to get around during the winter, particularly if they're unable to drive.
- Social security income and other forms of retirement income are subject to income tax in Minnesota. Despite the low cost of living in Pelham, seniors with limited incomes should consider this before choosing to live in the area.
- The Perham area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Perham Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- There is plenty of arts and culture for seniors in the Perham area to enjoy, including the History Museum of Otter County, which accepts admission by donation for those who are able to pay.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Perham
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Perham start around $0 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 Perham 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 Perham
There are several Medicaid 1915(c) waiver programs that are available to senior citizens who receive assisted living services in Perham. Depending on circumstances, seniors may be eligible for one of the following Medicaid waiver programs:
- Elderly waiver
- Community Alternatives for Disabled Adults
- Community Alternative Care
Minnesota also provides an optional state supplement (OSS) to senior citizens who are active recipients of the federal Supplemental Security Income benefit. The OSS is meant to cover long-term care costs that aren't included in Medicaid's benefits, such as room and board.
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 Perham
Perham 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 Perham, please visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Perham
Perham-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.
Assisted Living near Perham, MN
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Perham
Review of St. James Manor
Perham Living is a pretty good facility and in a good area. The people there are very nice. The place is fairly new. From the people I know that are there, they like it really well. Read more
Review of Elk Ridge Assisted Living
Prairie View was good. The staff was good and the place was easy to locate. I think they have scheduled activities on certain days of the week. Read more
Review of Thomas House
My Mom was a resident of the Thomas House for 2 years. She received excellent care. The staff was caring, competent and professional. The owner helped us with all of our needs and listened to any... Read more