The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Dakota County, MN for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Dakota County, MN

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The Commons on Marice

Provides: Memory Care
1380 Marice Drive, Eagan, MN 55121
"The Commons on Marice was a nice place, but it was too big. I wanted my mother to be in a place where she got more individual care. She's 99, and she still walks, so I wanted somewhere that people..." More

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Brookdale Eagan

Provides: Memory Care
1365 Crestridge Ln., Eagan, MN 55123
"Brookdale Eagan is a very nice facility. It's quite large, which was not appealing to us, but it was very clean, and they were friendly. The people were very nice, everybody seemed helpful. It just..." More

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Suite Living of Inver Grove Heights

Provides: Memory Care
7900 Austin Way, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
"Mom moved to Suite Living of Inver Grove Heights and what appealed to us was the size of the place and the program they offer. It develops to be a little community among the residents. There's the..." More

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Brookview Cottage

Provides: Memory Care
4359 Bent Tree Lane, Eagan, MN 55123
"We are a residential assisted living facility that offers individual rooms for our residents. Our residents enjoy 1 to 1 attention from our staff as well as movies, card games, painting, and..." More

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Havenwood of Burnsville

Provides: Memory Care
14401 Grand Avenue, Burnsville, MN 55306
"Havenwood of Burnsville goes beyond senior housing. We strive to provide a distinctive lifestyle filled with friendships, endless activities, and exceptional attention to detail. From all day..." More

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BeeHive Homes of Lakeville

Provides: Memory Care
20159 Iberia Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
"We offer the highest quality care in a warm, intimate, home-like setting. BeeHive Homes of Lakeville is a 20-unit, one-floor memory care and enhanced assisted living facility that aims to give..." More

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Suite Living of Burnsville

Provides: Memory Care
1880 E 134th St East, Burnsville, MN 55337
"Suite Living of Burnsville is a 32 private suite Assisted Living & Memory Care Senior Community that provides quality care to our seniors, with a personal touch. Our communities are small and..." More

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Jack Daws Place

Provides: Memory Care
16560 Jackdaw Path, Lakeville, MN 55044
"Mission: Because we believe that all people are created in the image of God, those who serve and those who are served are called to serve one another, as if they were serving Christ Jesus Himself...." More

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Caring Star 2016

The Rivers

Provides: Memory Care
11111 River Hills Dr., Burnsville, MN 55337
"Welcome to The Rivers, a senior living community that offers Independent and Assisted Living, and Advanced Care, all designed to champion the quality of life for each resident. The Rivers offer..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Kingsley Shores Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
16880 Klamath Trail, Lakeville, MN 55044
"Kingsley Shores Senior Community, located on four acres adjacent to the existing Charthouse Restaurant, overlooks Kingsley Lake and is just minutes away from shopping, restaurants and medical..." More

Timber Hills

Provides: Memory Care
6307 Burnham Circle, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
"I went to Presbyterian Homes- Timber Hills, and I saw their memory care and the general campus. Megan was fabulous and outstanding. They were great, and I think the facilities are a little bit..." More

Valley Ridge

Provides: Memory Care
1921 Burnsville Parkway West, Burnsville, MN 55337

Arbor Lane Memory Care and Assisted L...

Provides: Memory Care
13810 Community Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337
"Mom had a wonderful apartment overlooking the childrens play ground.She so enjoyed watching the kids. The apartment was very cozy and just the right size foe her. The staff did a marvelous job..." More

White Pine Assisted Living and Memory...

Provides: Memory Care
745 S Plaza Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55120
"My wife had stayed at White Pine Assisted Living and Memory Care. It was a very lovely and a brand new place. Everything was well appointed and nicely designed. The food was fine. The young lady..." More

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Oak Ridge Assisted Living & Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
1128 Bahls Drive, Hastings, MN 55033
" Opened in 2002, Oak Ridge has been Hastings’ choice for quality assisted living and memory care services with that “homey” feel. Time after time, residents and guests comment that they..." More

The Legacy Of Farmington

Provides: Memory Care
22300 Denmark Avenue, Farmington, MN 55024
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Emerald Crest of Burnsville

Provides: Memory Care
451 East Travelers Trail, Burnsville, MN 55337
"We toured Emerald Crest of Burnsville. Their program sounded good. When I was visiting, I saw residents doing some activities over there, like some group activities, but that's it. It's only memory..." More

The Moments of Lakeville

Provides: Memory Care
16258 Kenyon Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
"The Moments of Lakeville was wonderful, bright, and very clean. They had a lot of aides, a nurse 24 hours, and doctors on call. The rooms are really big and would look out on the garden, so it's..." More

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Vista Prairie at River Heights

Provides: Memory Care
744 19th Avenue North, South St Paul, MN 55075
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Benedictine Living Community-Regina

Provides: Memory Care
1175 Nininger Road, Hastings, MN 55033
"Benedictine Living Community-Regina is a really good place. My mother is doing very well there, and my dad is happy with it. She's in the memory care section at the moment. She barely qualified for..." More

Cardenas Friendship Home IV - CLOSED

Provides: Memory Care
1226 Wilderness Run Road, Eagan, MN 55123
"This is a residential home with 5 private bedrooms all on the same floor. All bedrooms have a lake view. This is a rambler style home with a living room, T.V. room, dining room and sitting area...." More

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Birchwood

Provides: Memory Care
8615 Birch Boulevard, Inver Grove Heights, MN 5...
"We provide our residents the utmost quality care with respect, dignity, compassion, and self-worth. We will help our residents to gain and maintain control and independence in their lives with..." More

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Rosewood

Provides: Memory Care
4307 159th Court, Rosemount, MN 55068
"We provide our residents the utmost quality care with respect, dignity, compassion, and self-worth. We will help our residents to gain and maintain control and independence in their lives with..." More

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Inverhaven

Provides: Memory Care
2700 62nd St. East, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
"We provide our residents the utmost quality care with respect, dignity, compassion, and self-worth. We will help our residents to gain and maintain control and independence in their lives with..." More

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White Pine Advanced Memory Care of In...

Provides: Memory Care
9058 Buchanan Trail, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
"White Pine Senior Living of Inver Grove Heights is located in Inver Grove Heights Minnesota off of Highway 52 South. This community offers memory care in a unique home-like setting. We promise to..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Dakota County

    Known for its unique geographical landscape and diverse demographics, Dakota County is located in the southeast corner of the Twin Cities Metropolitan area and has a population of close to 422,000. Around 13.6 percent of these residents are aged 65 and older and may require specialized treatment for Alzheimer's disease, as 94,000 seniors across the state face this challenge in their daily lives. This treatment can be accessed at one of the 13 memory care facilities located across Dakota County, commonly referred to as Special Care Units (SCUs).

    • Dakota County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Regina Hospital, Northfield Hospital and the nationally recognized Fairview Ridges Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 
    • Seniors may find it difficult to cope with the harsh winter conditions in Dakota County. Though temperatures can be a bit warmer than the rest of state on average, the area receives about 6 inches of snow each year, and only receives a 40 out of 100 in terms of overall comfort.
    • At 117.6, the cost of living in Dakota County is higher than both the U.S. national average of 100 and Minnesota state average of 106. Housing and transportation are the largest contributing factors to this difference, which may be something for seniors to keep in mind when budgeting for memory care services.
    • Crime rates in Dakota County are close to the national average. The region scores a 32.2  for violent crime and a 31.3 for property crime on a scale of one to 100, with 100 representing the highest rate of crime. On a national scale, rates are 31.1 and 38.1 in the same categories, respectively. Most SCUs are fully outfitted with security and surveillance, though it's still a good idea for families to ask about the specific policies and procedures a facility has in place.


    Paying for Memory Care in Dakota County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Minnesota

    $6,640.00 Scott County
    $6,235.00 Dakota County
    $5,560.00 Hennepin County
    $5,525.00 US
    $5,121.00 Washington County
    $5,072.00 Ramsey County
    $4,510.00 Carver County

    Memory Care costs in Dakota County start around $6,235 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Dakota 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 Dakota 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 Dakota County

    Dakota 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 Dakota County, please visit our Memory Care in Minnesota page.

    Directory of Winners in the Dakota County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Dakota County

    Dakota 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 Dakota County

    • Review of Suite Living of Inver Grove Heights

      Mom moved to Suite Living of Inver Grove Heights and what appealed to us was the size of the place and the program they offer. It develops to be a little community among the residents. There's the ... Read more

      Jan
    • Review of Brookdale Eagan

      Brookdale Eagan is a very nice facility. It's quite large, which was not appealing to us, but it was very clean, and they were friendly. The people were very nice, everybody seemed helpful. It just... Read more

      Stephanie
    • Review of Arbor Lane Memory Care and Assisted Living

      Mom had a wonderful apartment overlooking the childrens play ground.She so enjoyed watching the kids. The apartment was very cozy and just the right size foe her. The staff did a marvelous job tak... Read more

      Marge Ann
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