Saint Paul is the capital of Minnesota and the eastern sibling of the Twin Cities. Its total population is around 308,096, with approximately 32,350 being seniors over the age of 65. Saint Paul’s residents have access to a large network of healthcare facilities that includes M Health Fairview St. Joseph’s Campus and the nationally-ranked Abbott Northwestern Hospital in neighboring Minneapolis. Additionally, Saint Paul has more physicians per capita than the majority of the country.  

In the city’s nursing facilities, residents with ongoing critical health conditions can receive 24-hour medical supervision from physicians and registered nurses. Rehabilitative therapies, wound care and diabetes management are some commonly provided services. Although the median cost of nursing home care in Saint Paul ($11,285) is only 2.3% above the statewide average, the statewide average is over 42% above the national figure. If the care is sufficient, seniors could reap significant savings by opting for assisted living or home care instead. 

In this guide, we’ve provided an overview of the costs of senior care in and around Saint Paul. We’ve also included several government-funded programs that can help seniors save money, finance nursing home care and delay moving into a nursing facility. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Saint Paul, MN

Southview Acres Health Care Center

2000 Oakdale Ave, Saint Paul, MN, 55118

My mother was a resident at Southview Acres just recently during the COVID19 surge. I must say that the care, compassion, and attention my mom received was more than I expected. I kept on seeing on th … (read more)
My mother was a resident at Southview Acres just recently during the COVID19 surge. I must say that the care, compassion, and attention my mom received was more than I expected. I kept on seeing on th … (read more)

Iris Park Commons

1850 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN, 55104

We’re moving to the Gardens of Episcopal Homes (Iris Park Commons). It seemed to be very elaborate, they have sections for assisted living, independent living, and nursing which is what we’re going to … (read more)
We’re moving to the Gardens of Episcopal Homes (Iris Park Commons). It seemed to be very elaborate, they have sections for assisted living, independent living, and nursing which is what we’re going to … (read more)

St Anthony Park Home

2237 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE, Saint Paul, MN, 55108

My friend was at St Anthony Park Home for skilled nursing. The staff was exceptional, the facility was well maintained, and he had a great experience with their physical, speech, and occupational ther … (read more)
My friend was at St Anthony Park Home for skilled nursing. The staff was exceptional, the facility was well maintained, and he had a great experience with their physical, speech, and occupational ther … (read more)

Regions Hospital Rehabilitation- Hospital Campus

640 Jackson Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55101

My brother had been to the Regions Hospital Rehabilitation Institute. He had great service there. He knew the people that worked with him, and they got to know him. Everything was good. It was a great … (read more)
My brother had been to the Regions Hospital Rehabilitation Institute. He had great service there. He knew the people that worked with him, and they got to know him. Everything was good. It was a great … (read more)

New Harmony Care Center

135 GERANIUM AVENUE EAST, Saint Paul, MN, 55117

My mom is now at New Harmony Care Center. The location for us was the biggest plus. And from what I’ve seen there so far, the food looks good. She has been there for three weeks now. As for the staff, … (read more)
My mom is now at New Harmony Care Center. The location for us was the biggest plus. And from what I’ve seen there so far, the food looks good. She has been there for three weeks now. As for the staff, … (read more)

The Residence at Cerenity Marian

225 Frank Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55106

My mom is currently at Marian Center (Cerenity Care Center). So far they are good. They’re going through a remodel now, so she got moved down to a different floor. They still provide good care. The nu … (read more)
My mom is currently at Marian Center (Cerenity Care Center). So far they are good. They’re going through a remodel now, so she got moved down to a different floor. They still provide good care. The nu … (read more)

Episcopal Church Home

1879 FERONIA AVENUE, Saint Paul, MN, 55104

Beware this facility has numerous CNA’s who are refusing to get vaccinated. Our family member continues to be in quarantine d/t this negligence. How can these workers care for the most vulnerable po … (read more)
Beware this facility has numerous CNA’s who are refusing to get vaccinated. Our family member continues to be in quarantine d/t this negligence. How can these workers care for the most vulnerable po … (read more)

Hayes Residence

1620 RANDOLPH AVENUE, Saint Paul, MN, 55105

Hayes Residence is a small assisted living facility in St. Paul, Minnesota. It has been in existence for many years, providing safe housing and limited medical support to high-functioning individuals … (read more)
Hayes Residence is a small assisted living facility in St. Paul, Minnesota. It has been in existence for many years, providing safe housing and limited medical support to high-functioning individuals … (read more)

Little Sisters of the Poor

330 Exchange Street South, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

Little Sisters Of The Poor is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This facility offers Assisted Living Services. For the price (which is average for similar facilities in the area), you won’t find a n … (read more)
Little Sisters Of The Poor is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This facility offers Assisted Living Services. For the price (which is average for similar facilities in the area), you won’t find a n … (read more)

The Pillars of Highland Park

1925 NORFOLK AVENUE, Saint Paul, MN, 55116


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)

Lyngblomsten Care Center

1415 ALMOND AVENUE, Saint Paul, MN, 55108

Dialect is terrible. Employees do NOT speak fluent English. Elderly mother residing their has difficulty understanding them.
Dialect is terrible. Employees do NOT speak fluent English. Elderly mother residing their has difficulty understanding them.

Sholom Home East

740 Kay Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

I went to the Shalom Home for post-operative transitional care following bilateral total knee replacements. This is an extremely painful procedure. I was there for four nights until I demanded to be d … (read more)
I went to the Shalom Home for post-operative transitional care following bilateral total knee replacements. This is an extremely painful procedure. I was there for four nights until I demanded to be d … (read more)

Bethel Care Center

420 MARSHALL AVENUE, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

This facility is under new management and they are doing their best to improve the service and care provided. That being said, the building really needs updating and that is being worked on. There … (read more)
This facility is under new management and they are doing their best to improve the service and care provided. That being said, the building really needs updating and that is being worked on. There … (read more)

Galtier Health Center

445 GALTIER AVENUE, Saint Paul, MN, 55103

Of the people working with her at Galtier Health Center, some were good and some were not. Some staff would respond quickly and others would not. The cleanliness was poor and the facility definitely n … (read more)
Of the people working with her at Galtier Health Center, some were good and some were not. Some staff would respond quickly and others would not. The cleanliness was poor and the facility definitely n … (read more)

Cerenity Care Center on Dellwood Place

753 EAST SEVENTH STREET, Saint Paul, MN, 55106


Golden Livingcenter – Lynnhurst

471 LYNNHURST AVENUE WEST, Saint Paul, MN, 55104


Carondelet Village

525 Fairview Avenue South, Saint Paul, MN, 55116


Cerenity Residence on Humboldt

514 Humboldt Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, 55107


Daytons Bluff Comm Care Center

804 Margaret Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55106


Nursing Home Costs in Saint Paul, MN

Seniors in Saint Paul spend about $12,167 a month for nursing home care with a private room. Semiprivate rooms average $11,285 a month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Saint Paul’s seniors spend about $3,529 more per month on nursing home care than most seniors in the United States. Within Minnesota, Saint Paul’s care costs are only slightly above the statewide average of $11,026. At $9,730 a month, Rochester is the most affordable nearby city, while St. Cloud and its $12,767 median cost of care is the most expensive. To the southwest, Mankato averages $11,482 per month. Further north in Duluth, seniors enjoy the second-most affordable nursing home care in the state at $10,437 a month. 

$11285

Saint Paul

$11026

Minnesota

$7756

The United States

$12767

St. Cloud

$11482

Mankato

$9730

Rochester

$10437

Duluth

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

While nursing home care with a private room is the most expensive option for senior care in Saint Paul, adult day health care is the least expensive at $1,863. At an average cost of $4,797 a month, assisted living is the second-most affordable type of care in the city. In the middle of the cost range are home care and home health care which have monthly median costs of $6,292 and $6,483, respectively. 

$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 Saint Paul was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Minneapolis, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Saint Paul, 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 Saint Paul, MN

The following resources can help seniors save money, pay for nursing home care or delay moving into a nursing facility with in-home services. We’ve also included advocacy services in the event seniors have a complaint about their care. 

ResourceContactDescription
Ombudsman for Long-Term Care(651) 431-2555The Ombudsman for Long-Term Care program is comprised of volunteers tasked with investigating complaints at the state’s long-term care facilities. Situations where ombudsmen get involved range from elder abuse allegations and disputes about finances to complaints about the type of food served at a nursing home.  
Minnesota Department of Human Services(651) 431-2000Seniors eligible for government-subsidized insurance and other programs will need to contact the state’s Department of Human Services to apply and claim benefits. The agency can help seniors determine if Medicaid will pay for their nursing home care. They can also advise seniors on other support programs they may qualify for, such as food and temporary cash assistance. 
Trellis(651) 641-8612Trellis is the Area Agency on Aging for Saint Paul. It receives funding from the federal government that it uses to administer programs for health insurance counseling, in-home services, home-delivered meals and transportation. 
Alternative Care Program(651) 431-2000Seniors participating in the Alternative Care Program can receive a wide range of in-home services, including skilled nursing, homemaker services and assistance with chores. The program also provides home-delivered meals and personal emergency response systems. To qualify, seniors must be over the age of 65, meet income and asset guidelines and require a nursing facility level of care.