10 Assisted Living Facilities in Rochester, MN

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Rochester, MN

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River Bend Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
30 Silver Lake Place N.W., Rochester, MN 55901
"I went to River Bend Senior Living. It was very nice, everything was fine, and I would have gone with it, but they assessed my mother and they said they would not be able to accommodate her. It was..." More

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Meadow Lakes Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
22 45th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901
"Meadow Lakes would have been my number one pick out of the three places that I visited. It was a little larger than the one in Eyota -- too bad I wasn’t quite happy with it. However, they had a lot..." More

Charter House - Mayo Clinic Retiremen...

Provides: Assisted Living
211 SECOND STREET NORTHWEST, Rochester, MN 55901
"My grandmother (now passed away) used to live at charter house and really enjoyed it. The staff at the front desk were always friendly and overall it's a welcoming environment. My grandmother..." More

Madonna Meadows of Rochester

Provides: Assisted Living
3035 SALEM MEADOWS DRIVE SW, Rochester, MN 55902
"We wanted my parents to go to Madonna Meadows, but we were not able to get them in. The staff looked very pleasant. The facility was very up to date, modern, and clean. They had quite a few..." More

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Cottagewood Senior Communities

Provides: Assisted Living
4220 55th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901
"Just minutes from WalMart Shopping Center North on Highway 52, Sunrise Cottages of Rochester is nestled on 18 acres of beautiful countryside. We pride ourselves in our warm and cozy "home-like"..." More

The Homestead at Rochester

Provides: Assisted Living
1900 BALLINGTON BLVD NW, Rochester, MN 55901
"My mother is very happy at The Homestead. The meals are great, and I think they are doing a good job. She is a diabetic and taking a few pills, so I am providing the medicine part of it while they..." More

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Shorewood Commons Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
2115 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
"Shorewood Commons Assisted Living was a three-story and elongated with different sections. The rooms were excellent. Right behind was a nice large pond-like lake. It's an excellent place. If I were..." More

Madonna Towers of Rochester

Provides: Assisted Living
4001 19TH AVENUE NORTHWEST, Rochester, MN 55901
"Madonna Towers is lovely, huge, and I'm on their waiting list. Everything was wonderful, they treated me well, and I liked what they offered. They have a chapel, they have activities, they have..." More

Samaritan Bethany

Provides: Assisted Living
24 - 8TH STREET NORTHWEST, Rochester, MN 55901
"The staff at Samaritan Bethany Terrace is very welcoming and friendly. The living conditions are really nice. It is attached to a nursing home so if my dad needs that, it’s right there. We like the..." More

Arbor Terrace Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
700 NORTHWEST SECOND AVENUE, Rochester, MN 55901

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Rochester

    Rochester considers itself a "City of Compassion," and was the first American city to be named an Intercultural City by the Council of Europe for embracing its diverse population, 14 percent of which consists of seniors age 65 and older.

    Seniors in the Rochester area have 10 assisted living facilities (ALFs) to choose from. These facilities, also known as housing services, provide 24-hour supervision and help seniors with activities of daily living. In Minnesota, the licensing and regulation of ALFs are governed by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Rochester

    • The cost of living in Rochester is only 1.1 percent higher than the national average. This may be a good option for Minnesota seniors looking to save a little money.

    • Rochester is a historic downtown area best known as the home of the Mayo Clinic. There are dozens of museums to visit downtown in addition to the symphony, library and sculpture garden. Local facilities may offer day trips in town to visit some of these sites.

    • Seniors and their loved ones may appreciate the low rate of violent crime in Rochester. This city ranked 14.2 out of 100 (1 is safest) compared to the U. S. average of 31.1. The property crime rate is also lower than the national average.

    • Rochester receives about 49 inches of snow per year, which is much higher than the U. S. average of 26 inches. While July's average temperatures reach a high of 81 degrees Fahrenheit, January has a cold average low of 6 degrees Fahrenheit. This may make it difficult for some seniors to stay active throughout the year. 

    • The American Lung Association gave Olmsted County an excellent ozone pollution grade of A and a particle pollution 24-hour score of C. This means seniors with severe respiratory illnesses could occasionally have trouble in this area.

    • The Rochester area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Mary's Campus, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Rochester

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Minnesota

    $4,000.00 US
    $2,975.00 Rochester
    $1,837.00 Preston

    Assisted Living costs in Rochester start around $2,975 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 Rochester 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 Rochester

    Minnesota seniors in need of financial aid for assisted living costs may be covered through Medical Assistance (MA), the state's Medicaid option. In addition to this plan, Medicaid offers three waiver programs. Seniors who are not qualified for Medicaid may be able to receive funding through another state program such as the Minnesota Consumer Support Grant (CSG).

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.

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    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 Rochester

    Rochester 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 Rochester, please visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Rochester

    Rochester-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 Rochester

    • Review of Charter House - Mayo Clinic Retirement Living

      My grandmother (now passed away) used to live at charter house and really enjoyed it. The staff at the front desk were always friendly and overall it's a welcoming environment. My grandmother enj... Read more

    • Review of The Homestead at Rochester

      My parents stay at The Homestead of Rochester was very disturbing for both of them. It is a nice facility but they had problems finding and retaining staff. Often understaffed. Mistake after mis... Read more

      Lola Zog
    • Review of Meadow Lakes Senior Living

      My parents moved into Meadow Lakes Senior Living. It's very well kept. The staff is very accommodating and very friendly. I like the atmosphere and the smallness of it. They have quite a few activi... Read more

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