Seniors aged 65 and over make up 11.1% of the population of St. Paul, MN, which currently stands at approximately 307,000 residents. While this percentage falls below the national average of 16.8%, St. Paul seniors still stand strong at 34,000 inhabitants. This group shows the greatest risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss. Indeed, St. Paul’s Alzheimer’s related deaths are on the rise, from 336 in 2016 to 362 in 2020, according to the CDC.

St. Paul’s memory care communities are dedicated to providing a safe environment for people suffering from memory loss. Seniors in these communities receive assistance with personal care, medication and household tasks, as well as 24-hour supervision and guidance. Caregivers are specially trained in the latest research and techniques to provide meaningful interactions and manage difficult behaviors. This guide focuses on memory care options and resources in St. Paul and offers cost comparisons to nearby cities and information about financial assistance.

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Saint Paul, MN

The Homestead at Maplewood

My mother is at The Homestead at Maplewood. She’s in memory care. It’s very clean, very neat, and very organized. The facility has been here for several years. It is at least a 20-year-old facility, b … (read more)
My mother is at The Homestead at Maplewood. She’s in memory care. It’s very clean, very neat, and very organized. The facility has been here for several years. It is at least a 20-year-old facility, b … (read more)

Summit Hill Senior Living

Great food with an inviting and comforting atmosphere are just two of the ways residents and visitors to Summit Hill Senior Living describe the assisted living facility. The community offers assisted … (read more)
Great food with an inviting and comforting atmosphere are just two of the ways residents and visitors to Summit Hill Senior Living describe the assisted living facility. The community offers assisted … (read more)






Lexington Landing

My sister is in the Lexington Landing memory care unit. It’s great. They have two or three restaurants, an exercise room, and a hotel on the top floor. It’s a fabulous place. They have a secured area … (read more)
My sister is in the Lexington Landing memory care unit. It’s great. They have two or three restaurants, an exercise room, and a hotel on the top floor. It’s a fabulous place. They have a secured area … (read more)

White Pine Assisted Living and Memory Care

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 that … (read more)
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 that … (read more)

The Willows of Ramsey Hill

My husband is doing OK at The Willows of Ramsey Hill. The whole building is memory care. The staff members are very good and very cooperative. I think he’s getting good care. They’re doing a good job. … (read more)
My husband is doing OK at The Willows of Ramsey Hill. The whole building is memory care. The staff members are very good and very cooperative. I think he’s getting good care. They’re doing a good job. … (read more)

The Waters of Highland Park

My mom moved to memory care at The Waters more than two years ago, coming from a senior facility in a different state. She loves the beautiful interior and courtyard, the good food (a huge step up fro … (read more)
My mom moved to memory care at The Waters more than two years ago, coming from a senior facility in a different state. She loves the beautiful interior and courtyard, the good food (a huge step up fro … (read more)


The Alton Memory Care

The Alton Memory Care was a great facility, but it was spendy. It had a beautiful garden and everything. It was nice. I didn’t read their flyer for the activities, but they said that they had music, r … (read more)
The Alton Memory Care was a great facility, but it was spendy. It had a beautiful garden and everything. It was nice. I didn’t read their flyer for the activities, but they said that they had music, r … (read more)



2013, 2014, 2015

Brookdale Edina

Brookdale Edina is located in Edina, Minnesota, close to I-494, Centennial Lakes Park and numerous restaurants. Visitors describe the facility as homelike and clean, and they appreciate the library, s … (read more)
Brookdale Edina is located in Edina, Minnesota, close to I-494, Centennial Lakes Park and numerous restaurants. Visitors describe the facility as homelike and clean, and they appreciate the library, s … (read more)
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2015, 2017

Sunrise of Roseville

Sunrise of Roseville is near the Rosedale Mall, United Hospital and Como Park in Roseville, Minnesota. Visitors describe the pet-friendly facility as clean with spacious apartments and a large dining … (read more)
Sunrise of Roseville is near the Rosedale Mall, United Hospital and Como Park in Roseville, Minnesota. Visitors describe the pet-friendly facility as clean with spacious apartments and a large dining … (read more)

2016

Copperfield Hill

Copperfield Hill is an assisted living facility in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, located near Interstate 94 and surrounded by dining venues and several public parks and only a short drive from Crystal Airpo … (read more)
Copperfield Hill is an assisted living facility in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, located near Interstate 94 and surrounded by dining venues and several public parks and only a short drive from Crystal Airpo … (read more)

Gable Pines

Gable Pines, in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, earns favorable remarks for its spacious accommodations, pleasant views and helpful, upbeat staff members. The community’s restaurant-style dining area has … (read more)
Gable Pines, in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, earns favorable remarks for its spacious accommodations, pleasant views and helpful, upbeat staff members. The community’s restaurant-style dining area has … (read more)

2015, 2016

Sunrise of Edina

Sunrise of Edina is nestled in a quiet neighborhood in Edina, Minnesota, near Centennial Lakes Park and Fairview Southdale Hospital. Visitors describe the pet-friendly facility as being professionally … (read more)
Sunrise of Edina is nestled in a quiet neighborhood in Edina, Minnesota, near Centennial Lakes Park and Fairview Southdale Hospital. Visitors describe the pet-friendly facility as being professionally … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Saint Paul

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Minnesota. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Saint Paul

The Health Regulation Division of Minnesota Department of Health licenses all memory care facilities in Saint Paul and the rest of Minnesota. The department is responsible for ensuring facilities comply with their licensing terms as well as state and federal regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Saint Paul

  • The overall cost of living in Saint Paul is slightly lower than the national average. The most significant savings are typically in relation to health, housing and utilities. On the downside, Minnesota fully taxes retirement savings and pensions. The state also partially taxes Social Security income. The fixed monthly fees for living in a memory care facility may help families better manage living costs for elderly relatives.
  • Saint Paul offers easy access to affordable health care. The city boasts more doctors per capita than many other places around the country, with 279 clinicians per 100,000 people compared with the national average of 210. Medical costs are around 12% lower than the U.S. average.
  • Saint Paul has more than ten hospitals in a 20-mile radius, as well as plentiful specialized clinics and pharmacies. The closest hospitals to downtown include AllinaHealth’s United Hospital, HealthPartners’ Regions Hospital and M Health Fairview Bethesda Hospital.
  • Seniors who enjoy distinct seasonal variations may like the diverse climate in Saint Paul, with hot, sunny summers and cold, snowy winters. The city has slightly less rainfall than the U.S. average but sees some 24 extra inches of snow each year than the national norm.
  • Minnesota is one of the states that has enrolled as a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. This means that the overall state is committed to becoming a better place for people of all ages to live. Among localized initiatives across the state, Saint Paul has received several grants for citywide projects. These include enhanced accessibility to transportation hubs, improved pedestrian areas, beautification of public spaces and better housing.     

Paying for Memory Care in Saint Paul

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Memory care costs an average of $6,454 per month in Saint Paul. Actual costs vary depending on services and amenities.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Memory care costs more in Saint Paul than the respective state and national average monthly rates of $5,635 and $5,625. Indeed, Saint Paul is one of the state’s priciest locations for memory care. Monthly fees decrease to $6,250 in Duluth and $5,225 in Rochester. Memory care communities in Saint Cloud generally charge around $1,329 less than those in the state capital. Mankato has some of Minnesota’s lowest prices for dementia care, with a median monthly cost of $3,919.   

$6454

Saint Paul

$5635

Minnesota

$5625

United States

$6250

Duluth

$3919

Mankato

$5225

Rochester

$5125

Saint Cloud

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Saint Paul, seniors who opt to receive support and care to age in place usually pay around $7,055 per month for both in-home and home health care. This is over $600 more than memory care. Assisted living is $1,291 more affordable than dementia care. Nursing homes are the costliest local long-term care option, running $11,708 per month for a semiprivate room. Conversely, adult day health care is the most affordable choice, costing about $2,101 per month.    

$6454

Memory Care

$7055

In-Home Care

$7055

Home Health Care

$2101

Adult Day Health Care

$5163

Assisted Living Facility

$11708

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

Note: Data for Saint Paul was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Minneapolis, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Saint Paul

In Saint Paul there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, visit 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 Saint Paul

Navigating the care system and identifying suitable support options can feel overwhelming for both seniors and their loved ones. However, several agencies and organizations offer free advice and assistance to help remove challenges and ensure older adults receive the services they need to age safely and comfortably.

Resource

Contact

Description

(800) 333-2433

Trellis is the local Area Agency on Aging. It runs diverse programs to improve the quality of life for seniors, including those related to transportation, nutrition, legal advice and Medicare counseling. It also leads the ACT on Alzheimer’s program, a statewide initiative that seeks to make communities more dementia-friendly.

(800) 272-3900

The Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of the national Alzheimer’s Association organizes local events throughout the two states, including support groups, fundraisers and community education. It maintains an office in nearby Minneapolis, and anyone affected by Alzheimer’s can obtain information and support via the toll-free help line.

(800) 827-1000

Trained veteran service officers offer guidance and support to people who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Officers can perform benefits eligibility checks, help individuals apply for financial assistance and give advice related to pensions and insurance.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Saint Paul

Saint Paul Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Minnesota are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Minnesota page for more information about these laws.