5 Memory Care Facilities in Rochester, MN
Also serving communities of Eyota, Kasson, Harmony.
The average cost of memory care in Rochester is $4,950 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Austin with an average starting cost of $4,380.
To help you with your search, browse the 8 reviews below for memory care facilities in Rochester. On average, consumers rate memory care in Rochester 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Owatonna with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Rochester, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Rochester, MN
What to Consider About Memory Care in Rochester
The third-largest city in Minnesota, Rochester is a vibrant metropolitan area that's home to people of all ages, including seniors in need of memory care. Across the state 94,000 seniors have such a need, and out of the 115,733 Minnesotans living in Rochester, 14 percent are seniors. Rochester seeks to support its growing population of elders in need of memory care with 39 assisted living facilities, known throughout the state as Special Care Units. These facilities require their qualified staff to annually attend continuing education on dementia care.
- Seniors and their families enjoy pleasant summers in Rochester, with average highs of 81 degrees in July and 180 days of sunshine. The winters can get cold, with temperatures dropping down to an average of 6 degrees in January and heavy snowfall of 49 inches, which is 23 inches more than the national average.
- The country’s average cost of living is 100, while the state of Minnesota is rated at 106, 6 percent higher. Rochester, on the other hand, is 98.2, making it a little more affordable than average for both the state and across the United States.
- Though the cost of living in Rochester is slightly below average, Minnesota’s high tax rate could be a serious drawback for those on a tight budget. With a high rate of 5.35 percent for the lowest income bracket, Minnesota is ranked as the least tax-friendly state in the country by Kiplinger. Families looking for a memory care facility here should consider how this may affect their budget.
- Seniors and their loved ones can feel quite secure in Rochester due to the low crime rate. Property crime is rated at 34.3 out of 100 (one being the safest), which is lower than the national average of 38.1. Violent crime is considerably lower, rated at 14.2 compared to the U.S. average of 31.1.
Paying for Memory Care in Rochester
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Rochester start around $4,950 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Rochester 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 Rochester
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 Rochester
Rochester 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 Rochester, please visit our Memory Care in Minnesota page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Rochester
Rochester-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.
Other Options in Rochester, MN
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Rochester
Review of River Bend Senior Living
My mother-in-law was in River Bend Senior Living. The staff was very good. The apartments were very spacious and clean. She was in memory care. The food was as good as any other community. I was no... Read more
Review of River Bend Senior Living
We visited River Bend Senior Living. The people who have moved from my current place to River Bend said the food there is so much better, so I asked for the current menu. It was identical to the o... Read more
Review of Cottagewood Senior Communities
Cottagewood in Rochester accepted my mother-in-law with her dementia. She's been there for a couple of weeks now, and so far, it's been very good, and it seems very clean. We haven't been able to g... Read more