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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Waconia, MN for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Waconia, MN below include 16 Assisted Living facilities with 346 reviews. On average in Waconia, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.28 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Waconia

The Minnesota Department of Health licenses all assisted living facilities in Waconia through its Health Regulation Division. This department conducts on-site inspections and surveys to ensure compliance with state-mandated rules related to housing, building safety features, care planning and nutrition services. It also publishes information on residents’ rights and details on reporting maltreatment.

 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Waconia

  • All retirement income that’s taxable at the federal level is subject to state income taxes in Minnesota, including Social Security benefits, at rates ranging from 5.35% and 9.85%. However, single filers aged 65 and over who meet income limits can deduct up to $9,600. This can help some prospective assisted living residents afford long-term care in Waconia.
  • Waconia is home to Ridgeview Medical Center, a nonprofit private hospital with 109 beds. The city is among the more affordable places in the nation to obtain health care, with medical costs coming in about 15% below the national norm on a health cost index. While there are only 165 doctors per 100,000 people in Waconia, many assisted living facilities have on-call physicians to promote adequate medical support for residents.
  • On a 100-point cost of living index based on living costs nationwide, Waconia scores 112.9, indicating that it costs about 13% more to live here than in a typical U.S. city. This is about 16 points higher than the Minnesota norm, meaning that this city is also a costly place to live compared to the state as a whole. However, the high cost of living is driven by increased housing, grocery and transportation costs, which seniors may be able to control by opting for residential care.
  • Crime, especially violent crime, is uncommon in Waconia and may make the city an attractive retirement destination for active seniors. On a 100-point crime index, the city scores 8.2 for violent crime, compared to 22.7 nationally. Property crime occurs more frequently, earning the city a score of 35.9. This is in line with the national norm of 35.4. 
  • Year-round temperatures in Waconia range from lows of 4 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter to daytime temperatures of 83 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, which is a little warmer than Minnesota’s norm. While July tends to be humid, humidity levels are low throughout the rest of the year, and the city gets about 32 inches of rain and 49 inches of snow. This may appeal to prospective assisted living residents who enjoy experiencing distinct seasons.

Paying for Assisted Living in Waconia

Assisted living facilities in Waconia charge monthly median rates of $5,163 for care.

 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

In Waconia, assisted living facilities charge $5,163 per month for housing and personal care services. This exceeds the state and national norms by 15%, and it’s high compared to care costs in other surveyed cities throughout the region. For example, in Duluth, monthly rates are competitive at $5,000, and in Rochester and St. Cloud, monthly fees are roughly $1,000 less than in Waconia. Similarly, assisted living rates in Mankato are comparatively economical at $3,135.

 

Waconia

$5,163

Minnesota

$4,508

United States

$4,500

Rochester

$4,180

Mankato

$3,135

Duluth

$5,000

St. Cloud

$4,100

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living residents in Waconia pay $5,163 per month for care, which is modest compared to costs for other types of senior care in the city. Seniors who arrange for private services in their homes pay $7,055 for in-home care and home health care, and those who need daily medical support pay $11,708 for nursing home care. Those seeking more affordable care may save about $3,060 per month by opting for adult day health care, although this option doesn't include housing and most meals. 

 

In-Home Care

$7,055

Home Health Care

$7,055

Adult Day Health Care

$2,102

Assisted Living Facility

$5,163

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$11,708

Note: Data for Waconia was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Minneapolis, was used instead.

 

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.

Financial Assistance in Minnesota

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 Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Minnesota are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations in Minnesota

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Peter

I visited this facility

Review of New Perspective | Waconia

I liked New Perspective | Waconia a lot, but they weren't sure if they had enough skills for my friend. They didn't have any openings and she would have a shared room at the time. I was very...

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I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of New Perspective | Waconia

More training is needed for staff and nursing on the aging brain, dementia, and the agitation and impulsivity that goes along with this.

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Andrea

I visited this facility

Review of New Perspective | Waconia

I did a tour of New Perspective Waconia. I like how big the rooms were. They were very clean and very friendly. It was nice. The layout was really nice. The room we were shown was really close to...

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