8 Memory Care Facilities in Blue Earth County, MN

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Blue Earth County, MN

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Ecumen Pathstone

Provides: Memory Care
718 Mound Avenue, Mankato, MN 56001
"Full-Continuum of Care Campus with a variety of different apartment styles and care levels. We offer long-term care, short-term care, therapy, independent living, assisted living, memory care,..." More

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Laurel's Edge Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
77 Stadium Road, Mankato, MN 56001
"We are an independent and assisted living facility located in Mankato, Minnesota. Laurels Edge’s downtown location allows for easy community involvement. The rich community pride that exists in..." More
-1 month free with sign on lease agreement -6% discount monthly for qualified Veterans Ends in 185 days

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Water's Edge

Provides: Memory Care
800 Agency Trail, Mankato, MN 56001
"I went to Water's Edge. The staff was wonderful. I liked the facility a lot. It was small, homey, and clean. They had three levels, and there were only 11 beds on each floor. The only time you go..." More

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Oak Terrace Assisted Living of North ...

Provides: Memory Care
1575 Hoover Drive, North Mankato, MN 56003
"Oak Terrace Senior Communities is a family owned and operated senior living community. We are proud of our three communities in North Mankato, Gaylord, and Jordan. We take provide in providing a..." More

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New Perspective | Mankato

Provides: Memory Care
100 Dublin Road, Mankato, MN 56001
"Finding a memory care facility for a parent is by far one of the most difficult transitions a family can make. We were, however, pleasantly impressed with New Perspective from the very first phone..." More

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Birchwood Cottages - North Mankato

Provides: Memory Care
1630 Lor Ray Drive, North Mankato, MN 56003
"My mother is going to move into Birchwood Cottages - North Mankato. They have small rooms. They have a separate room for a shower and a bathtub, so they have to pick the day that they're going to..." More

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Cottagewood Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
300 Bunting Lane, Mankato, MN 56001

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Blue Earth County

    Located in the heart of the Minnesota River Valley, Blue Earth County is home to nearly 67,000 residents. Roughly 13.5 percent of the population are aged 65 and older, and with 94,000 seniors across the Land of 10,000 Lakes diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, the state's Department on Aging has developed a State Plan to ensure specialized dementia care is accessible.

    Seniors can receive these services at memory care facilities, known in Blue Earth County and the rest of Minnesota as Special Care Units (SCUs), six of which are available throughout the county.

    • Winters in Blue Earth County can be quite harsh, which may prove challenging for seniors with dementia. Temperatures can drop to 5 degrees, and 42 inches of snowfall is expected annually. Overall, the county only receives a comfort index score of 35 out of 100, with 100 representing the best climate. 
    • The overall cost of living in Blue Earth County scores a 94.8, based on the national average of 100. This number is also lower than Minnesota's 106 average, largely due to low transportation and healthcare costs. This may make Blue Earth County an appealing option for seniors looking to minimize daily living costs so a greater portion of their funds can be put toward memory care services.
    • Blue Earth County scores a 35.4 for violent crime and a 36.6 for property crime on a scale of 100, with 100 representing high crime. These numbers are close to the U.S. averages fo 31.1 and 38.1, respectively, which are higher than the average rates seen across Illinois. Consider asking about the security policies and procedures an SCU has in place in addition to any security systems or surveillance it may have.
    • Blue Earth County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as United Hospital District and Mankato's Mayo Clinic Health System hospital and clinic, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Memory Care in Blue Earth County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Minnesota

    $5,720.00 Rice County
    $5,293.00 US
    $5,080.00 Freeborn County
    $5,033.00 Scott County
    $4,631.00 Steele County
    $4,510.00 Carver County
    $3,885.00 Blue Earth County
    $2,844.00 Mcleod County

    Memory Care costs in Blue Earth County start around $3,885 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,293 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Blue Earth County 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 Memory Care in Blue Earth County

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Minnesota page.

    More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Minnesota page.


    Free Memory Care Resources in Blue Earth County

    Blue Earth County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Blue Earth County, please visit our Memory Care in Minnesota page.

    Directory of Winners in the Blue Earth County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Blue Earth County

    Blue Earth County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Minnesota are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Minnesota page for more information about these laws.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Blue Earth County

    • Review of Water's Edge

      I went to Water's Edge. The staff was wonderful. I liked the facility a lot. It was small, homey, and clean. They had three levels, and there were only 11 beds on each floor. The only time you go i... Read more

      ReviewerFC060822A
    • Review of New Perspective | Mankato

      Finding a memory care facility for a parent is by far one of the most difficult transitions a family can make. We were, however, pleasantly impressed with New Perspective from the very first phone ... Read more

      LDegezelle
    • Review of Birchwood Cottages - North Mankato

      My mother is going to move into Birchwood Cottages - North Mankato. They have small rooms. They have a separate room for a shower and a bathtub, so they have to pick the day that they're going to u... Read more

      Phyllis
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