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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,425 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 6 assisted living facilities in Bloomington and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Bloomington, MN
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As shown in the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care study, Bloomington has the highest average assisted living rates in the state of Minnesota. At $4,425 per month, costs here are also moderately more expensive than the state and national averages. Rates in Mankato and Duluth are somewhat less costly at $4,393 and $4,250 per month, respectively. Prices in Rochester are over $650 less per month, while St. Cloud has the state’s lowest assisted living rates at $3,716.
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Bloomington, so data for the nearest city, Minneapolis, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Senior care services in Bloomington and across the country are influenced by multiple factors, including location, care level and setting, and the total hours of service provided. Care in a skilled nursing facility is the most expensive option, with rates close to double those of assisted living. Adult day health services that provide limited weekday care in a group setting are the least costly. In-home options such as homemakers and home health aides cost over $1,000 more per month than assisted living, even though residential care typically includes room and board.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
The Minnesota Medicaid program, Medical Assistance, provides health care services to eligible seniors and disabled residents, including physician and clinic visits, inpatient, outpatient and emergency room hospital care, lab and X-ray services, prescriptions, medical transportation and long-term nursing home care. Depending on an applicant’s age and financial situation, copays and deductibles may apply.
To qualify for MA coverage as a senior, an applicant must be over age 65, or 64 and younger if disabled, a Minnesota resident and U.S. citizen or qualified noncitizen and:
MA doesn’t pay for room and board in an assisted living setting, but it does offer two waiver programs that may help Bloomington seniors cover the cost.
MA Elderly Waiver
The Elderly waiver is available to residents aged 65 or older who are eligible for nursing home care under the regular MA program but want to live in a community setting. To qualify, applicants must:
Approved applicants may receive services including but not limited to:
To apply for the Elderly waiver, seniors can visit the Hennepin County Social Services office at 300 S Sixth St. in Minneapolis or call the Senior LinkAge line at (800) 333-2433.
Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver
The MA Community Access for Disability Inclusion waiver provides assistive services to disabled adults aged 64 and younger so they can avoid admission to a nursing home. Services can be received in various settings, including an assisted living facility. To qualify for the CADI waiver, applicants must meet the eligibility guidelines for MA coverage and:
Those approved for CADI services may continue under this program or transition to the Elderly waiver at age 65.
Bloomington residents can contact the Hennepin County South Suburban Human Services center at (612) 348-3000 to learn more or apply.
Minnesota Housing Support Program
Minnesota’s Housing Support program helps low-income seniors and adults with disabilities pay for assisted living room and board to prevent admission to a nursing home. Those who don’t qualify for regular MA or a waiver program may also receive supplemental services such as transportation, coordination of medical and social services and medication reminders. Housing support is only provided in licensed or registered care establishments that have a monthly rate agreement with the county.
HS benefits are available to Minnesota residents aged 65 or older and those aged 64 and younger with a physical or mental health condition that limits self-sufficiency. Financially, the program is open to those who:
The HS program’s income limits are the maximum amounts the program pays a housing provider or:
Seniors in need of assistance can apply for HS benefits online or contact the Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department at (612) 596-1300.
Minnesota Supplemental Aid
Minnesota’s Supplemental Aid program provides an extra cash benefit to residents over age 18 who receive federal SSI benefits and have less than $2,000 in assets. This monthly payment can help cover basic needs such as room and board in an assisted living facility. Residents with an income above the SSI limit may still qualify for MSA if they meet one of these criteria:
The Creekside Community Center offers over 85 volunteer-led free or low-cost programs and activities for Bloomington residents aged 50+. In addition to providing delicious noontime meals Monday through Friday and an array of social, recreational and fitness-related activities, the center also offers health-focused programs including foot care, hearing tests, health insurance counseling and consultations with a visiting public health nurse.
Creekside Community Center
9801 Penn Ave. S, Bloomington, MN 55431
The Minnesota Board on Aging acts as an information and service gateway for seniors in Bloomington and across the state. Through programs such as the Senior LinkAge Line, the agency gives seniors and their families access to a wealth of state and local resources such as prescription drug expense relief, long-term care option counseling, care transition assistance, help completing applications for Medicaid and MA waiver programs, and transportation services.
Minnesota Board on Aging
540 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55155
The Hennepin County Veterans Services office in downtown Minneapolis provides Bloomington senior veterans with assistance completing VA disability and regular pension applications as well as help obtaining medical and dental benefits. Comprehensive health care services are available at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. Provided services include primary care, surgery, rehabilitation and physical medicine, geriatrics, oncology and extended care.
Hennepin County Veterans Services
300 S Sixth St., Minneapolis, MN 55487
Minneapolis VA Health Care System
One Veterans Dr., Minneapolis, MN 55417
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