Assisted Living in Rochester

10 Communities

River Bend Senior Living

30 Silver Lake Place N.W., Rochester, MN
$$$$
9 reviews
River Bend Senior Living is located in beautiful Rochester, Minnesota, near Zumbro River and local shops and restaurants. Residents enjoy walks along the Zumbro Greenway, and day trips include shopping and movie nights. Residents praise the convenience of the on-site beauty and barber shop and stay fit using the state-of-the-art gym or walking the hiking trails surrounding the community. Residents can choose between assisted or independent living studios or apa... (read more)
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The Homestead at Rochester

1900 BALLINGTON BLVD NW, Rochester, MN
$$$$
3 reviews
The Homestead at Rochester is an upscale community in Rochester, Minnesota. The facility offers top-notch independent living, assisted living and memory care services in spacious pet-friendly apartment homes. The Homestead offers several levels of personal care, catering to different needs and individualized support. The facility has a dining room for residents to interact as well as a private dining room for residents to spend time with friends or family. Residents praise th... (read more)
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Madonna Meadows of Rochester

3035 SALEM MEADOWS DRIVE SW, Rochester, MN
$$$$
2 reviews
Madonna Meadows of Rochester is a senior assisted living provider located southwest of Rochester, Minnesota, and easily accessible via Highway 1. Visitors remark that the facility is well-maintained and very clean with friendly staff who know residents by name. The community features an on-site beauty salon, church and various exercise classes. Residents also enjoy movie days, games and rotating entertainment acts that visit the facility. The community has been described as p... (read more)
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Meadow Lakes Senior Living

22 45TH AVENUE NORTHWEST, Rochester, MN
$$$$
5 reviews
Meadow Lakes Senior Living is a facility located in Rochester, Minnesota, with a team of caregivers that are attentive and friendly. The facility offers independent living, assisted living, memory care and rehabilitation for residents that require speech and physical therapy. Visitors praise the amenities, including an arboretum, art studio and pool, and residents enjoy activities like croquet, music and movies. Seniors praise the facility for its cozy design and th... (read more)
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Madonna Towers of Rochester

4001 19TH AVENUE NORTHWEST, Rochester, MN
$$$$
4 reviews
Madonna Towers of Rochester is situated on 12 beautifully landscaped acres in the northwest area of Rochester, Minnesota. This facility offers independent and assisted living options, memory care, skilled nursing care, respite care and home health services for seniors. The community receives high marks from residents and their loved ones for its cleanliness, friendly and caring staff and the well-organized layout. Residents enjoy a variety of activities such as Bible study, h... (read more)
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Sunrise Cottages of Rochester

4220 55th Street NW, Rochester, MN
$$$$
3 reviews
Sunrise Cottages of Rochester in Rochester, Minnesota, is conveniently located on 18 acres in the country, just a few miles from a Walmart shopping center. The homey cottages create a welcoming community for residents needing short-term care, assisted living, hospice and memory care. Rooms at the Sunrise Cottages of Rochester are spacious and finely appointed with modern decorative touches to meet any living situation need. Activities and crafts are available every day for re... (read more)
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Charter House - Mayo Clinic Retirement Living

211 SECOND STREET NORTHWEST, Rochester, MN
$$$$
1 review
Charter House - Mayo Clinic Retirement Living is a facility in Rochester, Minnesota affiliated with the highly respected Mayo Clinic.  The Charter House has three dining rooms, two private dining rooms, two garden patios and an art gallery. Family members have found the food portions to be generous and the meals delicious.  Residents can participate in clubs for biking, photography and books to stay active. Family members like that the facility is well-maintained an... (read more)
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Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth

24 - 8TH STREET NORTHWEST, Rochester, MN
$$$$
2 reviews
Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth is a facility located in Rochester, Minnesota which is home to the world-renown Mayo Clinic.  Family members have noted how welcoming and friendly the staff is. The facility offers games, movie nights and excursions to regional attractions.  Family members have remarked on the convenience of the facility being attached to a nursing home, and that the interior is nicely kept. Residents say that the facility provides excellent morning ... (read more)
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Arbor Terrace Senior Living

700 NORTHWEST SECOND AVENUE, Rochester, MN
$$$$
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Shorewood Commons Assisted Living

2115 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN
$$$$
0 reviews
Shorewood Commons Assisted Living is a beautiful facility off the Cascade Lake Park located in Rochester, Minnesota, offering calming views to soothe residents. The facility offers assisted living in studio, one bedroom, or two-bedroom apartments. The community offers a personal pendant emergency call system, a formal dining room to enjoy joint meals, and guest rooms for family who would like to stay overnight. Residents can enjoy access to social and education programs, heal... (read more)
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At A Glance

There are 10 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Rochester is $3,050 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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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
$3,050.00 Rochester

Assisted Living costs in Rochester start around $3,050 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.

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.


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.