22 Assisted Living Facilities near Saint Cloud, MN
There are 22 Assisted Living Facilities in the Saint Cloud area, with 11 in Saint Cloud and 11 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Saint Cloud is $770 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,450.
To help you with your search, browse the 38 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Saint Cloud. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Saint Cloud 3.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Waite Park with an average rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Saint Cloud, MN
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Saint Cloud
Located in central Minnesota, the city of Saint Cloud is home to nearly 68,000 people. Seniors in Saint Cloud account for only 12 percent of the population, but they have many assisted living facilities from which to choose. There are 11 facilities located within Saint Cloud city limits, and another 10 are in nearby communities, such as Sauk Rapids.
Assisted living facilities in Minnesota, including those in Saint Cloud, are regulated by the state Department of Health. Facilities must be registered as a housing with services establishment. In addition, they must be registered as licensed home care agencies. These licensed facilities help seniors with personal care tasks, medication reminders, housekeeping and other tasks.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Saint Cloud
- Saint Cloud’s winters are cold and snowy. The January low is a chilly 2 degrees, and the city receives nearly twice as much snow as the national average. Summers are mild with highs in the low 80s.
- Saint Cloud’s air quality is slightly worse than the national average, so seniors with respiratory illnesses may need to take precautions.
- Saint Cloud offers a fixed-route bus service, and seniors who need help learning about routes and schedules can take part in the free Metro Bus Travel Training Program. A shared ride service is also available for seniors with disabilities.
- A variety of arts and cultural events are available in the city of Saint Cloud. Seniors can take advantage of these attractions, which include the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra and the Paramount Center for the Arts.
- The Saint Cloud area is home to world-class medical facilities, including St. Cloud Hospital and St. Cloud VA Health Care System, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Saint Cloud has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Whitney Senior Center. This organization offers both social and engaging activities to the city’s seniors.
Paying for Assisted Living in Saint Cloud
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Saint Cloud start around $770 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 Saint Cloud 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 Saint Cloud
Minnesota’s Medicaid system supports several waivers, including the Elderly waiver, that may help seniors pay for assisted living facilities. Saint Cloud seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be eligible to receive Minnesota’s optional state supplement (OSS).
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 Saint Cloud
Saint Cloud 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 Saint Cloud, please visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Saint Cloud
Saint Cloud-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 Saint Cloud, MN
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Saint Cloud
Review of Cherrywood of St. Cloud
My relative has been a resident of Cherrywood St. Cloud. There are no in room temperature controls which makes it impossible to be physically comfortable. Staff is young and the turnover rate is ex... Read more
Review of Carefree Living, St. Cloud
Carefree Living was big and quiet. It was just stuffy or closed off or something. It was a pretty quiet Sunday, so there wasn’t a whole lot going on at that particular time. They did have the activ... Read more
Review of Cherrywood of St. Cloud
We found Cherrywood for my mom. I like the residential location. I like the caring staff. There is an effort for the residents to get to know each other, I like that too. My mom is well taken care ... Read more