16 Assisted Living Facilities near Waconia, MN

3 Assisted Living Facilities in Waconia, MN

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Nagel Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
232 South Elm Street, Waconia, MN 55387
"Nagel Assisted Living & Memory Care, founded in 2015, is an exciting new addition to the city of Waconia, MN. Housed in the former Nagel Hospital opened in 1933, our community has been designed..." More

Auburn Meadows of Waconia

Provides: Assisted Living
591 Cherry Drive, Waconia, MN 55387
"This is an excellent facility providing multiple levels of care. Right now I am darn Independent, but as I need additional care, I will be able to stay-in-place - which is good. My apartment was..." More

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New Perspective | Waconia

Provides: Assisted Living
500 S Cherry Street, Waconia, MN 55387
"My wife is at New Perspective. She is in the treatment center on the first floor for memory care because she has dementia, and I rent a studio apartment upstairs on the second floor. They're very..." More

13 Assisted Living Facilities near Waconia, MN

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Hidden Creek Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
112001 Hidden Creek Place, Chaska, MN 55318
"Hidden Creek Assisted Living Inc. is a licensed 22 bed assisted living facility nestled in a residential neighborhood in Chaska, providing continuous quality care for aging seniors by certified and..." More

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Harrison Bay Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1861 Commerce Boulevard, Mound, MN 55364
"Harrison Bay Senior Living has senior living, assisted living, and memory care. It's brand new, and they had a lot of facilities and activities. The administrator was excellent. The rooms and the..." More

Lake Minnetonka Shores

Provides: Assisted Living
4515 Shoreline Drive, Spring Park, MN 55384
"I looked at Presbyterian Homes at Lake Minnetonka Shores. It's a large campus, but it covers all types of care. They're excellent in all that they do, and the staff was great. They had a lot of..." More

Westwood Place Assisted Living Facili...

Provides: Assisted Living
209 JEFFERSON AVENUE SOUTHWEST, Watertown, MN 5...
"It used to be an old hospital, so it still has hospital rooms. The one that I looked at, you could get an adjoining one. If I were to go there, I would ask for one like that. Everybody was kind of..." More

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Emerald Crest of Shakopee

Provides: Assisted Living
1855 10th Avenue West, Victoria, MN 55318
"Emerald Crest of Shakopee was my second choice. It would be adequate for my brother. I met one accommodating lady who gave me the directions and showed me around. They had a library and a very..." More

BeeHive Homes of Excelsior

Provides: Assisted Living
6330 Hazeltine Boulevard, Excelsior, MN 55331
"My husband stayed at BeeHive Homes of Excelsior, and it was a very nice, beautiful place and had good care. It was all memory care, and they had a lot of activities. The food was good, and we were..." More

Auburn Courts & Courtyard at Auburn

Provides: Assisted Living
501 Oak Street North, Chaska, MN 55318

Elim Meadows

Provides: Assisted Living
415 JEFFERSON AVENUE SOUTHWEST, Watertown, MN 5...

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Emerald Crest of Victoria

Provides: Assisted Living
8150 Bavaria Road, Victoria, MN 55386
"The Assisted Living Memory Care Specialists "“ For seniors who have minimal or around the clock needs, our program is designed to promote dignity and quality of life for our residents in a..." More

The Harbor at Peace Village

Provides: Assisted Living
300 North Faxon Road, Norwood Young America, MN...

Sojourn Suites

Provides: Assisted Living
5845 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD, Shorewood, MN 55331

Sojourn Suites

Provides: Assisted Living
2895 WESTEDGE BLVD, Mound, MN 55364

Chaska Heights Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
3120 Chestnut Street, Chaska, MN 55318

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Waconia

    The city of Waconia is located southeast of Minneapolis on the edge of a lake. Home to over 12,000 residents, Waconia has been commended for its favorable conditions for the aging community and access to impressive healthcare facilities. Seniors over the age of 65 make up 11% of the population, which is higher than surrounding towns. Waconia's Commission on Aging works with the City Council and consults on any senior-relating issues. Its presence ensures that the aging population is included when discussing local projects.

    The city's assisted living facilities are overseen by the Minnesota Department  of Health. Fifteen adult foster care homes, as assisted living facilities are called, are in the area, each offering slightly different services and pricing options. Three are in the city of Waconia, and the remaining centers operate in surrounding towns.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Waconia

    • Senior residents can enjoy warm summers in Waconia, with temperatures in the high 80s during July and August. The precipitation rate for the city is fairly low, remaining under the national average. However, temperatures can reach as low as 3 degrees in the winter months.
    • The cost of living in Waconia is 21.4 percent higher than the national average, which may negatively impact those relying on a small pension. However, when compared to surrounding cities, the cost of living in Waconia is less expensive.
    • Waconia has a variety of resources for senior citizens, such as a monthly newsletter detailing upcoming events and activities and a senior center
    • Waconia aims to bring WeCAB, a senior-specific transportation service to the city. The company provides safe and reliable alternatives to those unable to access traditional forms of transportation.
    • Waconia is 35.9 on the property crime rate index, a few points higher than the national average of 35.4. However, the violent crime rate is only 8.2, considerably lower than the national average of 22.7. This may make seniors feel safer.
    • Waconia has better air quality than the state’s average levels, leading to a lower risk of respiratory diseases and cancer in the area. 

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Waconia

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Minnesota

    $5,560.00 Chaska
    $4,150.00 Waconia
    $4,000.00 US
    $2,920.00 Maple Plain

    Assisted Living costs in Waconia start around $4,150 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 Waconia 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 Waconia

    Minnesota issues financial aid to those unable to qualify for Medicare or pay for necessary expenses through the state's Medicaid 1915(c) waiver program. The state’s Elderly Waiver program also provides financial assistance to residents over the age of 65 who require additional care but do not wish to reside in a nursing home. Room and board are typically not covered under these waivers. 

    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 Waconia

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Waconia

    Waconia-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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    Assisted Living near Waconia, MN

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Waconia

    • Review of New Perspective | Waconia

      My wife is at New Perspective. She is in the treatment center on the first floor for memory care because she has dementia, and I rent a studio apartment upstairs on the second floor. They're very g... Read more

      JH
    • Review of Auburn Meadows of Waconia

      This is an excellent facility providing multiple levels of care. Right now I am darn Independent, but as I need additional care, I will be able to stay-in-place - which is good. My apartment was ... Read more

      JimNorman226572
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