One half of Minnesota’s Twin Cities, Minneapolis is the largest city in the state with an estimated 429,606 residents, approximately 42,960 of whom are seniors over the age of 65. The city’s older adults benefit from having access to 61% more physicians per capita than the United State’s average and an impressive healthcare network which includes a Mayo Clinic orthopedic hospital and the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Abbott Northwestern Hospital, which is nationally ranked in two adult specialties, is also located in the city. 

After hospitals, nursing facilities offer the most extensive slate of healthcare services in the city. In addition to personal care and meals, nursing homes provide 24-hour supervision and specialized services such as diabetes monitoring, intravenous therapy and wound care. In Minneapolis, seniors pay an average of $11,285 a month for nursing home care, which is more than the state and national medians. Considering the financial expense, seniors may find it prudent to see if home health care or assisted living will adequately meet their needs. 

This guide covers the costs of nursing home care in Minneapolis and lists a few resources seniors can use to pay for care and reduce their living expenses. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Minneapolis, MN

Providence Place

3720 23rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55407

I had never been in a nursing home so I was afraid. I was paralyzed and now I am walking. This facility was clean, and the staff mostly would help when you need help.
I had never been in a nursing home so I was afraid. I was paralyzed and now I am walking. This facility was clean, and the staff mostly would help when you need help.

Walker Methodist Health Center

3737 BRYANT AVENUE SOUTH, Minneapolis, MN, 55409

Walker Methodist Health Center was nice and very organized and I was amazed how well they did to my father. I couldn’t have gotten him back walking. They knew what they’re doing, they knew how to trea … (read more)
Walker Methodist Health Center was nice and very organized and I was amazed how well they did to my father. I couldn’t have gotten him back walking. They knew what they’re doing, they knew how to trea … (read more)

Augustana Hcc Of Mpls

1007 East 14Th Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55404

The facility appeared to be in very good condition with shared spaces and units in good repair. Dining services appeared to be top of the line with numerous high quality choices. Residents seemed to b … (read more)
The facility appeared to be in very good condition with shared spaces and units in good repair. Dining services appeared to be top of the line with numerous high quality choices. Residents seemed to b … (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)

Jones-Harrison Residence

3700 Cedar Lake Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55416

My mother is in Jones Harrison Residence. The experience is mixed, the nursing staff is very good, and the facility is nice, but some of the staff is not very good. The room is institutional, and the … (read more)
My mother is in Jones Harrison Residence. The experience is mixed, the nursing staff is very good, and the facility is nice, but some of the staff is not very good. The room is institutional, and the … (read more)

St Anthony Health Center

3700 Foss Road, Minneapolis, MN, 55421

My mom really likes St Anthony Health Center. I’ve seen the people who work there, and they’re very kind and very good to her. When she pushes her button, someone comes and answers shortly. She ha … (read more)
My mom really likes St Anthony Health Center. I’ve seen the people who work there, and they’re very kind and very good to her. When she pushes her button, someone comes and answers shortly. She ha … (read more)

Catholic Eldercare on Main

817 Main Street NE , Minneapolis, MN, 55413

Catholic Eldercare on Main is a well-kept, clean, and professionally run facility. The staff is very good. The room my father is in right now has a TV. They provide a bed, a built-in closet, and a lou … (read more)
Catholic Eldercare on Main is a well-kept, clean, and professionally run facility. The staff is very good. The room my father is in right now has a TV. They provide a bed, a built-in closet, and a lou … (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)

Saint Theresa of New Hope

8000 Bass Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN, 55428

Tryed to get staff to help my parent. Nobody ever available. Facility in bad condition
Tryed to get staff to help my parent. Nobody ever available. Facility in bad condition

Bethany Covenant Village

2309 Hayes Street Northeast , Minneapolis, MN, 55418

I liked Bethany Covenant Village although I didn’t see all of it. It seemed to be a clean place. It’s a nursing home with an assisted-living facility. The staff seemed very nice and pleasant.
I liked Bethany Covenant Village although I didn’t see all of it. It seemed to be a clean place. It’s a nursing home with an assisted-living facility. The staff seemed very nice and pleasant.

Bywood East Health Care

3427 CENTRAL AVENUE NORTHEAST, Minneapolis, MN, 55418

The caring staff made all the difference for my mother for the years she was there. The food was good and the room comfortable, quiet, and kept clean. The housekeepers, nurses, aides, social worker, … (read more)
The caring staff made all the difference for my mother for the years she was there. The food was good and the room comfortable, quiet, and kept clean. The housekeepers, nurses, aides, social worker, … (read more)

Elliot Care Home Inc

1500 Elliot Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55404

I’ve visited this place and found it very good! The facility provides medical nursing service 24/7. They provide patient’s care from short term rehab and long term nursing and medical supervision. The … (read more)
I’ve visited this place and found it very good! The facility provides medical nursing service 24/7. They provide patient’s care from short term rehab and long term nursing and medical supervision. The … (read more)

Mount Olivet Home

5517 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55419

I thought I really liked all the people that worked there when I was taken to the emergency room at Methodist it was discovered that my sodium was critical was down to 103 the doctors took my daughter … (read more)
I thought I really liked all the people that worked there when I was taken to the emergency room at Methodist it was discovered that my sodium was critical was down to 103 the doctors took my daughter … (read more)

The Villa at St. Louis Park

7500 West 22nd Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55426

My spouse stayed at the Villa of St. Louis Park for three weeks after an open heart surgery and our overall impression is quite favorable. Yes, there were some glitches, in the first evening when we … (read more)
My spouse stayed at the Villa of St. Louis Park for three weeks after an open heart surgery and our overall impression is quite favorable. Yes, there were some glitches, in the first evening when we … (read more)

Camden Care Center

512 49TH AVENUE NORTH, Minneapolis, MN, 55430

I visited this facility and it smells like urine, the residents were unkempt and the staff didn’t appear to care or take pride in their jobs. I was appalled of the facility conditions and very upset w … (read more)
I visited this facility and it smells like urine, the residents were unkempt and the staff didn’t appear to care or take pride in their jobs. I was appalled of the facility conditions and very upset w … (read more)

Golden Livingcenter – Chateau

2106 SECOND AVENUE SOUTH, Minneapolis, MN, 55404

This place needs to be shut down. Nursing staff do not seem know care plan and a resident will sit all day in a chair without staff moving them. Under the direction of the DON. She has no clue of what … (read more)
This place needs to be shut down. Nursing staff do not seem know care plan and a resident will sit all day in a chair without staff moving them. Under the direction of the DON. She has no clue of what … (read more)

Edenbrook of Edina

6200 Xerxes Ave South, Minneapolis, MN, 55423

The building is very old and not well kept. Mom mom was receiving from hip surgery and used a wheelchair to get from the bed to the bathroom. The bathroom was so small the wheelchair barley made it t … (read more)
The building is very old and not well kept. Mom mom was receiving from hip surgery and used a wheelchair to get from the bed to the bathroom. The bathroom was so small the wheelchair barley made it t … (read more)

Ebenezer Care Center

2545 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55404

When my family first visited we were given a tour of certain floors, certain residential rooms, and activity areas. We all agreed that it was a good safe place for grandma. However after she was excep … (read more)
When my family first visited we were given a tour of certain floors, certain residential rooms, and activity areas. We all agreed that it was a good safe place for grandma. However after she was excep … (read more)

Bryn Mawr Health Care Center

275 PENN AVENUE NORTH, Minneapolis, MN, 55405

I had the opportunity to visit this facility many times during the years my sister lived there. In the beginning it was like family. The staff was amazing and they cared deeply for my sister and the o … (read more)
I had the opportunity to visit this facility many times during the years my sister lived there. In the beginning it was like family. The staff was amazing and they cared deeply for my sister and the o … (read more)

Benedictine Health Center of Minneapolis

618 EAST 17TH STREET, Minneapolis, MN, 55404

Benedictine Innsbruck repeatedly demanded payment for my mother’s room fee while not assisting in billing her insurance company. And their recommendation for my mom’s discharge date seems to have been … (read more)
Benedictine Innsbruck repeatedly demanded payment for my mother’s room fee while not assisting in billing her insurance company. And their recommendation for my mom’s discharge date seems to have been … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Minneapolis, Minnesota

The median cost for nursing home care in Minneapolis is $11,285 with a semiprivate room and $12,167 with a private room. 

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

The monthly cost of nursing home care in Minneapolis is $259 more than the statewide median and $3,529 above the national figure. Out of the Minnesota cities surveyed by Genworth, Minneapolis sits in the middle of the cost range, with Rochester and St. Cloud representing the highest and lowest rates, respectively. On average, seniors in Mankato are spending about $197 more per month on nursing home care than those in Minneapolis. In Duluth, seniors pay around $848 less per month than their peers in Minneapolis, making it Minnesota’s second-most affordable city for nursing home care. 

$11285

Minneapolis

$11026

Minnesota

$7756

The United States

$9730

Rochester

$11482

Mankato

$12767

St. Cloud

$10437

Duluth

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

At $1,863 a month, adult day health care is the most affordable type of senior care in Minneapolis followed by assisted living at $4,797 per month. Nursing home care with private accommodations falls at the other end of the cost spectrum, with one month of care averaging $12,167, which is more than double the cost of assisted living. The median monthly cost of home care is $6,292. For a month of home health care services, seniors in Minneapolis spend an average of $6,483.  

$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)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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 Minneapolis, Minnesota

The list below outlines a few programs and resources that may help seniors pay for nursing home care or help them continue living independently in the community and delay the move to a nursing facility. 

ResourceContactService
Long-term Care Ombudsman(651) 431-2555The Long-Term Care Ombudsman program ensures seniors have a fair voice in disputes with their nursing facility caregivers. Common scenarios warranting an ombudsman’s involvement include concerns about care quality, financial disputes, disruption in long-term care insurance benefits and any situation where the rights of a resident are in jeopardy. 
Trellis(651) 641-8612Trellis is the Area Agency on Aging for the Twin Cities area. The agency offers Medicare counseling and admissions screening for the state Medicaid Program, Medical Assistance. It also helps seniors access in-home supportive services, and provides Medicare and health insurance options counseling. Many of Trellis’s services are funded by the Older Americans Act.  
Department of Human Services(612) 596-1036The Department of Human Services is the government department where seniors can sign up for Hennepin Health, the county’s implementation of the state’s Medicaid program. Workers can assist seniors with enrollment, explain the costs and benefits of government subsidy programs and advise on available waiver programs and services seniors may qualify for. 
Meals on Wheels(612) 623-3363Meals on Wheels is a national nutrition program that aids seniors who are homebound and unable to shop for groceries or cook for themselves. Meals on Wheels delivers freshly prepared meals straight to seniors’ doorsteps Monday through Friday, and frozen meals may be provided for weekends. The cost is nominal and based on a senior’s needs, or covered for those enrolled in Medicaid’s home and community-based services program.