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

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Watertown, MN below include 13 Assisted Living facilities with 280 reviews. On average in Watertown, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 3.33 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Watertown

Watertown, Minnesota, is recognized for its scenic Crow River, farmers' market and library. The remodeled Watertown Public Library features a technology lab. In addition to its on-site features, the library has a homebound delivery service, providing shut-in residents with library materials delivered right to their door. This library serves the city's 4,200 residents, about 12% of whom are aged 65 and over.  

In spite of its modest size, Watertown has two assisted living facilities for local seniors to choose from, and those seeking more options find nine more facilities in nearby cities like Spring Park and Waconia. These facilities, like all of those in the state, register annually with the Department of Health

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Watertown

  • The Watertown area has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Waconia.
  • In Watertown, as in all of Minnesota, retirement income is taxed at the state level, including Social Security benefits. This may affect how much money seniors have for assisted living expenses.  
  • Watertown has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Commission on Aging, an organization that provides social and recreational programs, transportation services and information services to local seniors, via the local senior center.
  • Watertown's cost of living is about 10% higher than the statewide average and 16% higher than the national average, which may be a consideration for seniors who are seeking out an affordable city to live in during their retirement years. 
  • The July high in Watertown is 82 degrees, making it among the warmer cities in the state. Winters are very cold with lows around 3 degrees, and the region receives an average of 47 inches of snow per year. In December, the city receives an average of 11 inches of snow, and it snows in Watertown six months of the year. Watertown's climate may be well-suited to seniors who enjoy experiencing distinct seasons.   
  • Watertown is a relatively safe city with an overall crime rate that is below the national average, which may make it a good option for independent seniors.  

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

Paying for Assisted Living in Watertown

Assisted Living costs in Watertown 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 Watertown 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.

Cities in Minnesota

Waconia

$4,150

US

$4,000

Excelsior

$3,150

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Watertown

In Watertown, assisted living services may be covered through the state's Elderly Waiver program or the Minnesota Consumer Support Grant program. 

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 Watertown

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Watertown

Watertown-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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Reviews of Communities Nearby

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1truth

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

Review of Westwood Place Assisted Living Residence

Stay away from this facility, their call lights don’t work at all. They have one activity, the food is mediocre and the people running it are incompetent.

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JanetTL

Other

Review of Westwood Place Assisted Living Residence

Community based residential facility with many activities to partake in, and those looking for a quiet, close knit community will much appreciate Westwood. Due to its smaller size, many clients are...

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Willie3

I visited this facility

Review of Westwood Place Assisted Living Residence

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...

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