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With approximately 600,000 seniors or 12% of the total population, Minnesota is on average with the rest of the country. The cost of living in Minnesota is also in line with the nationwide average. The larger cities have the best selection of senior living options including assisted living, Alzheimer's care, in-home care services and nursing homes. Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Duluth, Rochester, Rochester, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, Coon Rapids, Eagan, St. Cloud, Eden Prairie, Burnsville, and Maple Grove have large populations that can support a wide range of options for senior living and retirement. The larger cities may also offer better support for seniors including emergency care, cancer Assisted Living Facilities In Minnesotatreatment and other medical services specifically targeting seniors.

Government Over Sight Of Assisted Living Facility In Minnesota

The Minnesota's Department of Health performs annual inspections of all assisted living facilities in the state. Information about inspections is available at the Department of Health, Assisted Living Home Care Provider Survey is published at divs/fpc/profinfo/cms/alhcp/alhcpsurvey.htm. To learn about health facility complaints go to You may also contact your local Ombudsman:

  • Maria Michlin, State Ombudsman Office of Ombudsman for Older Minnesotans
  • 540 Cedar Street P.O.
  • St. Paul, MN 55164
  • Website:
  • Phone: (651)431-2552 Fax: (651)431-7452

Assisted Senior Living was designed to work with these government resources to provide the best information possible for those seeking senior living options.

This directory includes 984 assisted living options for Minnesota. Use the "Advance Search" to find the nearest 40 senior services based on your desired location or select a city and then choose a tab to see different types of senior care including nursing homes, Alzheimer's care centers, CCRCs, independent living, in-home and hospice care.

Nursing Homes
Here are the direct links to Duluth Nursing Homes, Minneapolis Nursing Homes, St Cloud Nursing Homes, Willmar Nursing Homes, Red Wing Nursing Homes, St. Paul Nursing Homes, or use the advanced search and limit your results to Nursing Homes.

Selecting An Assisted Living Facility In Minnesota

There our several important factors to consider when selecting assisted-living facility. Proximity to friends and family should be balanced with proximity to seeing your specialized medical services. You may also want to balance the amenities available at a facility with the cost of the facility. In any case, safety is the overriding factor so make sure to check the local governmental sites for any facility that you're considering. Confirm that there are no outstanding complaints or inspection failures before committing to an assisted living facility.