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Assisted Living in Dakota County,MN

The average cost of assisted living in the county is $4,425 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 22 assisted living facilities in Dakota County and 30 in surrounding areas.

The Cost of Senior Care in Dakota County, MN

  • Assisted Living: $4,425
  • Nursing Home Care: $8,491
  • In-home Care: $5,529
  • Adult Day Health Services: $1,798

Brookdale West St. Paul (AL)

305 East Thompson Avenue
Saint Paul, MN

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Brookdale West St. Paul I offers residents the opportunity to enjoy a hassle-free retirement by providing quality assisted living accommodations, services and care.

Brookdale Inver Grove Heights

5891 Carmen Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN

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Offering personalized assisted living for Minnesota seniors, Brookdale Inver Grove Heights provides excellent services and accommodations.

Summit Hill Senior Living

1824 Old Hudson Road
Saint Paul, MN

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At Summit Hill Senior Living, our comfortable and attractive apartment communities feature a wide range of worry-free, convenient living arrangements.

Oak Ridge Assisted Living & Memory Care

1128 Bahls Drive
Hastings, MN

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Offering a sense of security in a caring setting, Oak Ridge Assisted Living provides 24-hour care for seniors in need of assisted living or memory care.

Restful Assisted Living

399 Ruth Street. N.
Saint Paul, MN

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This new Care Home, managed by experienced nurses, understands that every resident brings with them their own challenges, life values, and stories. We respect and honor every resident as whole person: physical, emotional, and spiritual. We treat our residents and…

Bentson Family Assisted Living Residence

740 Kay Ave
Saint Paul, MN

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The Bentson Family Assisted Living Residence is an assisted living community that is passionate about caring for older adults and making a difference in their lives. Our beautiful community is where modern style and warm

Brookview Cottage, Inc.

2808 Brookview Drive
Burnsville, MN

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Brookview Cottage, Inc. is a senior community that is dedicated in caring for the elderly. We are a small yet lovely community that is surrounded by green trees and fresh air.

Sunlight Senior Living

400 Western Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN

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Sunlight Senior Living is an enriching environment that provides assistance to seniors. . Located in Saint Paul Minnesota our community is designed to be “home like” as much as possible.

Birchwood

8615 Birch Boulevard
Inver Grove Heights, MN

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We provide our residents the utmost quality care with respect, dignity, compassion, and self-worth. We will help our residents to gain and maintain control and independence in their lives with individual attention. The goal of Gondola Group Inc is to…

Rosewood

4307 159th Court
Rosemount, MN

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We provide our residents the utmost quality care with respect, dignity, compassion, and self-worth. We will help our residents to gain and maintain control and independence in their lives with individual attention. The goal of Gondola Group Inc is to…

Inverhaven

2700 62nd St. East
Inver Grove Heights, MN

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We provide our residents the utmost quality care with respect, dignity, compassion, and self-worth. We will help our residents to gain and maintain control and independence in their lives with individual attention. The goal of Gondola Group Inc is to…

The Lodge on Summit Oaks

1412 Summit Oaks Drive
Burnsville, MN

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The Lodge on Summit Oaks is set amidst a backdrop of 178 acres of parkland in Burnsville, Minnesota. Our deck and patio offer panoramic views of Lake Alimagnet, and our 14-private bedrooms are well appointed and furnished.

Sunlight Services LLC IV

281 Cesar Chavez Street
Saint Paul, MN

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24/7 Quality Care Our knowledgeable and caring staff have an outstanding reputation for their care and ability to make residents feel welcome, as well as supporting family members through their period of transition. Community Activities & Events Planned social activities…

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Sunlight Services LLC

1105 Hazel Street
Saint Paul, MN

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24/7 Quality Care Our knowledgeable and caring staff have an outstanding reputation for their care and ability to make residents feel welcome, as well as supporting family members through their period of transition. Community Activities & Events Planned social activities…

New Perspective | Highland Park

750 Mississippi River Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN

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Neighborhood amenities, picturesque views and a caring staff all make Keystone of Highland Park the place that seniors who need supportive services are pleased to call home.

The Rivers

11111 River Hills Dr.
Burnsville, MN

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Welcome to The Rivers, a senior living community that offers Independent and Assisted Living, and Advanced Care, all designed to champion the quality of life for each resident.

Kingsley Shores Senior Living

16880 Klamath Trail
Lakeville, MN

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Kingsley Shores Senior Community, located on four acres adjacent to the existing Charthouse Restaurant, overlooks Kingsley Lake and is just minutes away from shopping, restaurants and medical facilities.

White Pine Advanced Assisted Living of Inver Grove Heights

9056 Buchanan Trail
Inver Grove Heights, MN

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Inver Grove Heights White Pine Senior Living features affordable assisted living and memory care without sacrificing quality. Our carefully designed community has all the comforts of home, but with personalized support and care.

Emerald Crest of Burnsville

451 East Travelers Trail
Burnsville, MN

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The Assisted Living Memory Care Specialists "“ For seniors who have minimal or around the clock needs, our program is designed to promote dignity and quality of life for our residents in a home-like residential setting. Our specially trained staff,…

Timber Hills

6307 BURNHAM CIRCLE
Inver Grove Heights, MN

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New Perspective | Eagan

3810 Alder Ln
Saint Paul, MN

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Just a short distance from the conveniences you want and need, New Perspective’s senior living community in Eagan, Minnesota puts you close to everything. Lakes, parks and shopping are all within a short driving distance. We are located just a…

The Homestead at Maplewood

1890 Sherren Ave. E
Saint Paul, MN

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The Homestead at Maplewood is an assisted living and memory care facility. Reminiscent of a country homestead, the charming decor with attention to co...

Reviews of Dakota County Assisted Living Facilities

Brookdale Inver Grove Heights

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Facility offers a close-knit living space and excellent accommodations for those who like sharing space with few other residents. Exceptionally skilled cooks offer the delicacy of home-made meals. The physical therapy program is a great option for war veterans. Also, included near the facility is a hiking trail for tho...

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Brookdale West St. Paul (AL)

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On-call physicians present onsite to attend to residents with high medical needs. Residents dine in a spacious atmosphere with an open kitchenette. Each resident's room has a restroom with an elder-friendly showering system. Bathrooms have accommodations for toileting and showering. Alzheimer's friendly unit. Lots of a...

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Timber Hills

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Very up-to-date and innovative building. The facility is fully furnished with a Billard's room, beautiful pond, a spacious patio, beautiful longue, and a full-service Bluebeary deli. The facility is very detailed and accommodations offer a fully equipped library, spacious dinner space, and beautiful townhomes and apar...

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Emerald Crest of Burnsville

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Medium-sized facility provided a spacious dinner hall, porch, and common area for residents. Although meals were served on a large dining table, the menu options were unsatisfactory. Most of the meals tasted partially microwaved. Staff members were not engaged with the residents and appeared in a daze or distracted by ...

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The Rivers

Review by Local Professional | Expert

Facility has a spacious atmosphere and is separated into two units, including the independent and assisting living units. Particularly, due to its size, residents are able to socialize in the common areas found across the facility. Well-maintained, the facility undergoes biweekly cleaning. Residents also enjoy a small ...

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The Rivers

Review by Visitor | Consumer

My father will be moving into The Rivers, and it's wonderful. They're very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are clean and bright, and the atmosphere is cheerful and friendly. They have everything from games, singing, yoga, indoor spa pool, and a wide variety of other activities.

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Map of Dakota County Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Costs in Dakota County

According to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care study, Dakota County has an average assisted living cost of $4,425 per month, which is the highest in the state and $425 above both the state and national averages. Mankato ($4,393) and Duluth ($4,250) have lower costs than Dakota County, while in St. Cloud, assisted living is the least expensive in the state at $3,716 per month. 

Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Dakota County. Data for the nearest major city, Minneapolis, was used instead. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas

Care Cost Comparison

Senior care costs are primarily determined by the type of care required. In Dakota County, this is reflected in the variation between assisted living and nursing home care costs in particular. While assisted living averages $4,425 per month, nursing home care is over $4,000 more expensive at $8,491. In-home care costs are significantly higher than assisted living at $5,529 per month for homemaker services and $5,815 for home health aide care. However, these in-home rates don’t include costs such as rent or mortgage payments, food and general upkeep, which are usually included in the room-and-board portion of assisted living fees. 

Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Dakota County

Medicaid in Minnesota

Medical Assistance is Minnesota’s state Medicaid program. It provides low-income state residents with free health care coverage for a variety of services such as primary care, inpatient hospital and ambulatory care, prescription medications and emergency transportation.

Medical Assistance helps senior citizens in a number of ways. While the state plan covers the cost of nursing home care and basic home health services, there are Medicaid waivers available to provide additional coverage for seniors who require long-term care, including assisted living.

To qualify for Medical Assistance as an elderly person, applicants must be 65 years of age or older and meet the program’s financial requirements. Individual applicants can have a maximum income of $1,012 per month and no more than $3,000 in countable assets, while married couples can have a monthly income of $1,372 and no more than $6,000 in assets. 

Some assets are exempt, including the applicant’s home, vehicle, personal belongings and household furnishings. 

To apply for Medical Assistance, seniors can call the Minnesota Health Care Programs help desk at (800) 657-3739.

Elderly Waiver

Seniors who require a nursing level of care and wish to avoid admission into a nursing home may be able to access care services through the Medical Assistance Elderly waiver. Covered services include skilled nursing, personal care, residential services, transitional counseling and specialized medical equipment and supplies.  

To qualify for the Elderly waiver, applicants must be financially eligible for Medical Assistance. They must also be aged 65 or older and be assessed as needing care through the long-term care consultation process. 

To apply for the Elderly waiver, seniors can contact the Senior LinkAge line at (800) 333-2433.

Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver

The CADI waiver provides assisted living and personal care services to disabled persons who require a nursing facility level of care. Under this waiver, participants are eligible to receive care in their own home, a caregiver’s home or an assisted living facility. The waiver may also cover transitional services, skilled nursing care, independent living skills training, family counseling and nonmedical transportation services. 

Applicants must be aged 64 or younger when applying but can continue to receive coverage after reaching age 65. 

To apply for the CADI waiver, applicants in Dakota County can contact the Minnesota Department of Human Services office in St. Paul at (651) 554-5742 or Apple Valley at (952) 891-7400. 

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

Minnesota Housing Support Program

The Housing Support program helps low-income seniors pay room-and-board costs in a licensed and approved long-term care facility. The maximum benefit the program offers is $904 per month. 

To qualify for the Housing Support program, seniors are allowed:

  • Monthly income of $750 and $2,000 in countable assets per individual
  • Monthly income of $1,125 and $3,000 in countable assets per couple

Seniors can apply for the Housing Support program online or call MDHS at (651) 431-2000. 

Minnesota Supplemental Aid

Minnesota Supplemental Aid offers additional financial assistance to seniors and disabled individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income. The benefit can help recipients pay for basic needs and costs not covered by Medical Assistance. The benefit amount is determined by the recipient’s income and living arrangement.

To qualify for the MSA as an elderly person, applicants must be 65 years of age or older. Applicants aged 64 and under may be eligible if they receive federal SSI benefits. SSI recipients applying for the benefit are limited to $2,000 in countable assets, while elderly applicants who don’t receive SSI are allowed a maximum of $10,000. 

Seniors can apply for MSA benefits online or by calling MDHS at (651) 431-2000. 

Assisted Living Resources in Dakota County

Senior Centers

There are three senior centers in Dakota County where older residents can participate in social and educational activities with their peers. In most cases, activities are free of charge. Some of the programs offered include technology classes, driver safety programs, supervised day trips, support groups and special interest clubs. 

Thompson Park Activity Center
1200 Stassen Ln., West St. Paul, MN 55118
(651) 403-8300

Apple Valley Senior Center
14601 Hayes Rd., Apple Valley, MN 55124
(952) 953-2345

Burnsville Senior Center
200 W Burnsville Pkwy. #102, Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 707-4120

Senior Advocacy and Support Services

A variety of advocacy programs and services are offered by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging and the Minnesota Board on Aging. Seniors can receive immediate assistance in times of need and services that include benefits assistance and mediation, elder abuse support and caregiver support. 

Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging
1265 Grey Fox Rd., Arden Hills, MN 55112
(651) 641-8612

Minnesota Board on Aging
540 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 431-2500

Veterans Services

Dakota County Veterans Services provides veterans and their spouses with assistance and support. Services provided include benefit counseling and community resource referrals. 

Veterans Services Northern Service Center
1 Mendota Rd. W, West St. Paul, MN 55118
(651) 554-6600

Veterans Services Western Service Center
14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley, MN 55124
(952) 891-7570

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