2 Assisted Living Facilities in Twin Valley, MN
Also serving communities of Ada, Ulen, Halstad.
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2 Assisted Living Facilities in Twin Valley, MN
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Twin Valley
The tiny community of Twin Valley is located in the northwest part of Minnesota, near the Agassiz Recreational Trail, a pleasant outdoor area for walking and observing wildlife. The community has about 800 residents, and 27% of them are aged 65 and older. Some individuals in this large senior population may need accommodations in an assisted living facility, a residential community with attentive staff to help with daily living needs and supervision if necessary. To accommodate these seniors, the Twin Valley area is home to two assisted living facilities, serving that town and nearby Ada, Ulen, Halstad.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Twin Valley
- The overall cost of living in Twin Valley is 80, compared to the U.S. baseline of 100. Housing costs are significantly lower, measuring 47 compared to 100. Lower housing costs may mean that assisted living fees are less due to lower operating costs, which can be important for seniors on a fixed income. Healthcare costs are slightly higher than the national average, which seniors on a budget should keep in mind.
- The Twin Valley area has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital, Bridges Medical Center, located in Ada.
- Crime rates in Twin Valley are quite low, with violent crimes rating just 5.5 compared to the national average of 22.7 and property crimes at 10, compared to the average of 35.4.
- Summers in Twin Valley are pleasant, with July high temperatures reaching into the low 80s. Winters, however, are extremely cold with lots of snow and January low temperatures dropping below zero. Seniors who are sensitive to the cold may be uncomfortable here.
- Minnesota levies a state income tax on Social Security income, which may impact seniors who derive income from that and other sources. However, the tax does not apply if the individual's only source of income is Social Security. Pensions are taxed as well, although there are some income-based exemptions for seniors.
- The Tri-Valley Opportunity Council operates limited bus transportation on a weekly basis for the Twin Valley and Ada communities. Passes are available, although there is no special senior pricing.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Twin Valley
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Twin Valley 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 Twin Valley 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 Twin Valley
Minnesota Medicaid offers an Elderly Waiver that helps offset the costs of assisted living. It is income-based, although there is an exception for those who are classified as medically needy and fall over the income limits.
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 Twin Valley
Twin Valley 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 Twin Valley, please visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Twin Valley
Twin Valley-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.