7 Assisted Living Facilities in Willmar, MN
The average cost of assisted living in Willmar is $3,270 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400.
To help you with your search, browse the 11 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Willmar. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Willmar 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Litchfield with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Willmar
Willmar, a small farming community located in Minnesota, is home to a thriving senior population that makes up 15.8% of its total population. For area seniors who wish to transition into assisted living, there are seven facilities located within the city limits to choose from. In Willmar and throughout Minnesota, these facilities are registered annually with the Department of Health as either a Class A or a Class F facility.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Willmar
- Minnesota partially taxes Social Security benefits and fully taxes both retirement savings account income and pensions, which may leave Willmar seniors with less money in their monthly budgets to put toward assisted living costs.
- The Willmar area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Rice Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Violent crime rates in Willmar are low at 14.1, compared to the national average of 22.7, which may make area seniors feel safer when traveling throughout the city. Property crime rates, however, are higher at 39.6, compared to the national average of 35.4. Seniors may want to consult with staff at prospective facilities to make sure they have security protocols in place, such as doors with self-locking mechanisms or alarm systems.
- Willmar’s overall cost of living is 85.9, lower than both the Minnesota average of 106.3 and the national average of 100. Seniors can expect to pay less for healthcare, housing and transportation in this city. However, groceries are slightly higher than the average at 102.2, an important consideration for seniors when preparing their monthly budgets.
- Seniors with respiratory illnesses like COPD or asthma may find that the Willmar air keeps their symptoms at bay. The city has an air quality rating of 71 on a scale where lower numbers mean lower air quality, 13 points higher than the national average of 58.
Temperatures in Willmar fluctuate between 82 degrees in the summer and 2 degrees in the winter, which may interest seniors who are sensitive to extreme heat. The area also gets 30 inches of rain each year, eight less than the national average of 38 inches. The annual snowfalls of 47 inches in the winter, almost 20 more than the national average of 28 inches, may impact seniors who rely on mobility aids like canes and walkers.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Willmar
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Willmar start around $3,270 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 Willmar 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 Willmar
Minnesota has three Medicaid waivers designed to help Willmar seniors with the costs associated with assisted living. These waivers include the Elderly waiver, the Community Access for Disability Inclusion waiver and the MSC+ & MSHO program.
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 Willmar
Willmar 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 Willmar, please visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Willmar
Willmar-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Willmar
Review of Brookdale Willmar
Brookdale Willmar was wonderful. What stood out was the friendliness of their staff and the way they treated their residents. They keep the people engaged in activities. I felt a lot of kindness th... Read more
Review of Vista Prairie at Copperleaf
They were very friendly at Vista Prairie at Copperleaf. One of the residents was real gracious to let us in and see the kind of space there was. One of my favorites parts was going past the dining ... Read more
Review of Brookdale Willmar
Brookdale Willmar was OK but way too expensive. The room we saw was a little small. The staff who toured us was good. The food wasn't great. Read more