Known for being home to the Mall of America, Bloomington has a population of nearly 85,000 residents. Seniors 65 years of age and older make up 19.4% of those residents, and they have multiple options for medical care. One example is the Allina Health Bloomington Clinic, which houses many primary care doctors and specialists under one roof. Another option is M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital, which is in nearby Edina and counts stroke care and geriatric services among its specialties. 

In Bloomington, the average senior pays $11,285 per month for a semiprivate nursing home room, per the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey. That is markedly higher than the national average of $7,756. While they charge high rates, nursing homes deliver extensive care. Licensed nurses and other staff members look after residents around the clock, and therapy services are among the supportive features typically offered. A senior who doesn’t need such comprehensive care may find a more affordable and suitable alternative in assisted living or home health care.

Costs of different types of senior care in Bloomington are the next topic of this guide, which also covers Bloomington-area resources that support older adults.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Bloomington, MN

Minnesota Masonic Home Bloomington

11501 Masonic Home Drive, Bloomington, MN, 55437

Minnesota Masonic Home Bloomington is located in Bloomington, Minnesota, close to Minnesota Valley Country Club, Valley West Shopping Center and Colman Lake. Family members say the facility is clean, … (read more)
Minnesota Masonic Home Bloomington is located in Bloomington, Minnesota, close to Minnesota Valley Country Club, Valley West Shopping Center and Colman Lake. Family members say the facility is clean, … (read more)

Friendship Village of Bloomington

8100 HIGHWOOD DRIVE, Bloomington, MN, 55438

Located in Bloomington, Minnesota, Friendship Village is conveniently close to Route 169 and Interstate 494. Residents appreciate the helpful, respectful attitudes of the staff, and visitors speak hig … (read more)
Located in Bloomington, Minnesota, Friendship Village is conveniently close to Route 169 and Interstate 494. Residents appreciate the helpful, respectful attitudes of the staff, and visitors speak hig … (read more)

Presbyterian Homes of Bloomington

9889 Penn Avenue South, Bloomington, MN, 55431

Presbyterian Homes of Bloomington is located in Bloomington, Minnesota, near Ninemile Creek and an assortment of green spaces such as Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Visitors consistently g … (read more)
Presbyterian Homes of Bloomington is located in Bloomington, Minnesota, near Ninemile Creek and an assortment of green spaces such as Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Visitors consistently g … (read more)

Golden LivingCenter – Bloomington

9200 Nicollet Ave S, Bloomington, MN, 55420

Have family that have stayed here and I am appalled with the stories I hear!! We have heard many complaints about bugs, Aides who do not know how to use bed pans, and the nighttime staff seems woefull … (read more)
Have family that have stayed here and I am appalled with the stories I hear!! We have heard many complaints about bugs, Aides who do not know how to use bed pans, and the nighttime staff seems woefull … (read more)

Martin Luther Long Term Care Center

1401 East 100th Street, Bloomington, MN, 55425

A nightmare from day 1. I have no idea why it’s rated so highly in U.S. News and World Report. Somewhere between moving my mother three times to different rooms, losing and/or failure to move person … (read more)
A nightmare from day 1. I have no idea why it’s rated so highly in U.S. News and World Report. Somewhere between moving my mother three times to different rooms, losing and/or failure to move person … (read more)

Ebenezer Ridges Geriatric Care Center

13820 COMMUNITY DRIVE, Burnsville, MN, 55337

Located in Burnsville, Minnesota, Ebenezer Ridges Geriatric Care Center is near Interstate 35E, McAndrews Road and Fairview Ridges Hospital. The pet-friendly facility offers studio, one- and two-bedro … (read more)
Located in Burnsville, Minnesota, Ebenezer Ridges Geriatric Care Center is near Interstate 35E, McAndrews Road and Fairview Ridges Hospital. The pet-friendly facility offers studio, one- and two-bedro … (read more)

Apple Valley Village

14650 Garret Avenue, Apple Valley, MN, 55124

I found Apple Valley Village to be a wonderful facility. My husband really likes the rehab section where he is. The people are wonderfully kind and helpful. They are always there for him. They have ve … (read more)
I found Apple Valley Village to be a wonderful facility. My husband really likes the rehab section where he is. The people are wonderfully kind and helpful. They are always there for him. They have ve … (read more)

Walker Methodist Health Center

3737 BRYANT AVENUE SOUTH, Minneapolis, MN, 55409

My father is in Walker Methodist Health Center, and it looks clean. They’re woefully understaffed and I have nothing against any immigrants coming here, but a lot of times the language barrier is ther … (read more)
My father is in Walker Methodist Health Center, and it looks clean. They’re woefully understaffed and I have nothing against any immigrants coming here, but a lot of times the language barrier is ther … (read more)

Bryant Square Apartments

715 WEST 31ST STREET, Minneapolis, MN, 55408

Conveniently nestled near several popular parks and cozy urban areas, Bryant Square Apartments is an excellent assisted living community in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Residents compliment the supportive, … (read more)
Conveniently nestled near several popular parks and cozy urban areas, Bryant Square Apartments is an excellent assisted living community in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Residents compliment the supportive, … (read more)

Aurora on France

6500 France Avenue South, Edina, MN, 55435

Aurora on France was nice. They had really good food, and they seemed to have a good variety. They just had a hard time getting to my mom sometimes when she needed them. I thought they were a little o … (read more)
Aurora on France was nice. They had really good food, and they seemed to have a good variety. They just had a hard time getting to my mom sometimes when she needed them. I thought they were a little o … (read more)

Providence Place

3720 23rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55407

This is the worst facility my aunt was ever in and worse than any facility I have been in. The nurses that perfomed care did a good job once it was pointed out to them what was wrong (legs and arms s … (read more)
This is the worst facility my aunt was ever in and worse than any facility I have been in. The nurses that perfomed care did a good job once it was pointed out to them what was wrong (legs and arms s … (read more)

Jones-Harrison Residence

3700 Cedar Lake Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55416

I was a patient at Jones Harrison last March, after having a second Spinal Fusion. I had been there three years before, for the same reason and it was 5* in every area. This time I had a completely … (read more)
I was a patient at Jones Harrison last March, after having a second Spinal Fusion. I had been there three years before, for the same reason and it was 5* in every area. This time I had a completely … (read more)

Redeemer Residence

625 WEST 31ST STREET, Minneapolis, MN, 55408

I have been very happy with the staff here. All staff seem to know all residents by name and almost always address them by name just in passing. And many of them will give me a quick update on someth … (read more)
I have been very happy with the staff here. All staff seem to know all residents by name and almost always address them by name just in passing. And many of them will give me a quick update on someth … (read more)

The Pillars of Highland Park

1925 NORFOLK AVENUE, Saint Paul, MN, 55116


West Wind Village

1001 SCOTT AVENUE, Morris, MN, 56267

West Wind Village was like a small village with artificial flowers and trees along the hallways. Their rooms were single rooms mostly. I was there when when I had some hips replaced. I was very happy … (read more)
West Wind Village was like a small village with artificial flowers and trees along the hallways. Their rooms were single rooms mostly. I was there when when I had some hips replaced. I was very happy … (read more)

Mount Olivet Home

5517 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55419

The overall experience was very poor and I would not send a relative to this home. Mt. Oliver was extremely understaffed. Their staff did not know how to provide water or medication to my father w … (read more)
The overall experience was very poor and I would not send a relative to this home. Mt. Oliver was extremely understaffed. Their staff did not know how to provide water or medication to my father w … (read more)

Sholom Home West

3620 PHILLIPS PARKWAY , Saint Louis Park, MN, 55426

My husband is in a long-term care facility now called Sholom Home West. My sister-in-law recommended that place. I’m happy because they’re so good with people. He needs 24-hour care because he can’t s … (read more)
My husband is in a long-term care facility now called Sholom Home West. My sister-in-law recommended that place. I’m happy because they’re so good with people. He needs 24-hour care because he can’t s … (read more)

Highland Chateau Health Care Center

2319 WEST 7TH STREET, Saint Paul, MN, 55116

Please don’t send someone you love to this facility. It’s terrible! The staff didn’t follow instructions sent from hospital for wound care, they actually did things that hospital had in the the DO N … (read more)
Please don’t send someone you love to this facility. It’s terrible! The staff didn’t follow instructions sent from hospital for wound care, they actually did things that hospital had in the the DO N … (read more)

Edenbrook of Edina

6200 Xerxes Ave South, Minneapolis, MN, 55423

I contacted Edenbrook looking for somewhere for my wife. I spoke to a Melanie first who was very kind and talked to me. She told me about the place and explained that my wife may need more care than … (read more)
I contacted Edenbrook looking for somewhere for my wife. I spoke to a Melanie first who was very kind and talked to me. She told me about the place and explained that my wife may need more care than … (read more)

Castle Ridge

625 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344

Castle Ridge is located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, right in the heart of an area filled with eating and shopping options and near a major highway intersection. Family members of those living in this … (read more)
Castle Ridge is located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, right in the heart of an area filled with eating and shopping options and near a major highway intersection. Family members of those living in this … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Bloomington, MN

Each month, the average Bloomington nursing home charges $11,285 for a semiprivate room and $12,167 for a private room.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

While Bloomington’s nursing homes charge much more than the national average of $7,756 for semiprivate rooms, Bloomington’s rates are only slightly higher than the Minnesota median cost of $11,026.

Regarding nearby cities, Bloomington is markedly less expensive than St. Cloud, which has an average rate of $12,767. To a smaller degree, Mankato, with its price of $11,482, is also pricier than Bloomington. However, Duluth’s rate is $10,347, making it cheaper than Bloomington. Rochester is even less expensive, with a typical room costing $9,730.

$11285

Bloomington

$11026

Minnesota

$7756

The United States

$12767

St. Cloud

$10347

Duluth

$9730

Rochester

$11482

Mankato

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Bloomington, the most affordable type of senior care is adult day health care, which has an average monthly rate of $1,863. Assisted living’s corresponding rate is $4,797. Home care and home health care are pricier, at $6,292 and $6,483, respectively. Nursing homes are the most expensive option: Semiprivate rooms cost $11,285, and private rooms cost $12,167, on average.

$6292

Home care

$6483

Home health care

$1863

Adult day health care

$4797

Assisted living

$11285

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$12167

Nursing home (private room)

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

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Bloomington, MN

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Bloomington, MN

In Bloomington, seniors and their families have access to agencies and organizations that help older adults with varying levels of independence. Some of the below services support seniors who are still living at home. Others are designed for individuals who are currently residing in a long-term care facility or are considering transitioning to one.

ResourceContact Service
Trellis(800) 333-2433Trellis is the Area Agency on Aging that serves Bloomington. It helps deliver the Senior LinkAge Line, a statewide initiative that offers information on topics such as Medicare, long-term care insurance and caregiving. The LinkAge Line’s agents also perform preadmission nursing home screenings, which help clients determine the best path forward. Additionally, Trellis can assist clients as they return to their communities from nursing homes.
Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care(651) 431-2555The Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care oversees regional volunteers and ombudsmen who work with residents of facilities like nursing homes and assisted living communities. The office’s agents assist seniors by resolving disputes with care providers and providing information. Additionally, they can help navigate Medicare issues and problems with other benefits. Ombudsmen also work with family members. 
Household & Outside Maintenance for the Elderly(952) 563-8937Offering its services on an income-based, sliding-fee scale, HOME helps seniors keep their residences in good shape. Its workers handle indoor tasks such as cleaning and painting as well as errands like grocery shopping. The program also assists with yard work and snow shoveling, among other outdoor chores. HOME’s services are available to all seniors 60 years of age and up.
Bloomington–Eden Prairie Meals on Wheels(952) 835-1665Meals on Wheels offers affordable, hot lunchtime meals, giving homebound seniors an avenue for nutrition access. Meals are $5.00 each, and deliveries occur five days per week. If necessary, Meals on Wheels offers frozen meals to cover weekends. There are no economic restrictions for service.
Hennepin County Veterans Services(612) 348-3300The Veterans Services office makes it easier for older veterans to work with the Veterans Administration on benefits-related matters. Its trained staff, which includes veterans, facilitates access to federal, state and county benefits. Possible benefits include free or subsidized medical care, pensions and disability compensation. The office helps survivors and family members of veterans as well.