2022 Top Minnesota Senior Living Communities

Providing care for a loved one is a difficult and time-consuming task. Combine that with a job, caring for a family, and it can seem downright impossible. A senior living facility create an environment designed to make life easier for aging adults. Minnesota has some fantastic options that deserve consideration, but all the options that are available can be dizzying. Considering so many living types, services, and care, how do you know what is the right choice?

Our goal for this list of top communities was to save you precious time, and only focus on the best living and care available in Minnesota. In total we found fifteen providers who are leaders in their locations for senior living. Don’t worry if none of these facilities are in your city, there are plenty more quality care options in our senior living directory. You can also contact us if you’re not sure where to start.

Tips for Choosing Minnesota Senior Living: Ask Questions
Be prepared with questions about the facility when you schedule a tour. Talk to several staff members, how long have they been there? If none of the employees have been there longer than a year or two, there’s probably a high rate of turnover. Good employees don’t stick around, and bad employees provide bad care.

Ranking The Best Senior Living Facilities in Minnesota

Ranking senior living facilities is not easy. There are multiple variables to consider, and then you have to weigh their importance. We combed the Internet, in search of reviews from Google and Facebook, and combined them with reviews from our own users. While reviews are extremely helpful, they rarely tell the whole story. We also researched complaints and violations from the MN Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints.

Money is always a concern, but the good news in Minnesota is the average cost is $2,948 per month. This is lower than most states for assisted living. Minnesotans can expect to pay less for senior apartments and independent living that provide amenities, but no care. Memory care, nursing homes and other facilities with skilled nursing can be thousands a more a month.

Top Rated Minnesota Senior Living Facilities

4.79 stars

4.69/5 Average Rating of Facilities
469 Total Reviews


River Bend Assisted Living & Memory Care

30 Silver Lake Pl NW Rochester MN 55901

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.7/5 Average Rating
13 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about River Bend Assisted Living & Memory Care:

My mother lived at Riverbend, it was a beautiful facility and very loving and welcoming. They were so caring and helpful. Whenever she needed anything they were quick to respond. The staff was kind and friendly, they all made her feel cared for.Thank you for making her feel at home and part of your family.

-Deb Sieling

The Moments of Lakeville

16258 Kenyon Avenue
Lakeville MN 55044

Living Types Available: Memory Care

5.0 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
12 Total Reviews

the moments memory care lakeville mn

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Moments of Lakeville:

Were so lucky to have found The Moments. From the moment we learned about the approach they take and the love and care they provide, we knew it would be a great place for mom. The staff they hire, the food they prepare (everything is healthy, fresh, and portioned – no processed food!), and the extra touch they give provides an experience like no other for both the residents and the supporting families. Alexandra and Peter are always willing to answer questions and thinking outside the box.

-Austin Rutherford

The Waters of Eden Prairie

431 Prairie Center Dr
Eden Prairie MN 55344

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
17 Total Reviews

the waters of eden prairie mn

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Waters of Eden Prairie:

Amazing staff and greatly managed!! My grandmother loves it here and the friendly staff are always accommodating. Highly recommended. Every senior seems to be given a great amount of care. Management has done a great job being just as compassionate as the staff.

-Jeremy

White Pine Advanced Assisted Living

12446 Jamestown Street Northeast
Blaine, MN 55449

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
29 Total Reviews

white pine advanced assisted living blaine mn

What residents and loved ones have to say about White Pine Advanced Assisted Living:

I just wanted to reach out this morning and say THANK YOU!! I am so incredibly thankful for all the time and care your staff has taken to make my mother-in-law feel welcome, cared for and safe. Anytime Ive called or emailed with a request you have responded quickly, you have been ten steps ahead of me most of the time and it is so much fun to see her thriving. From the staff, the therapists onsite, the doctors and specialists that you bring in for appointments, to her haircuts and nail care along with the many activities ranging from devotions, church, crafts, musical entertainment and I’m sure more to come in the next year! I cannot think of a better place for her to be! It makes my heart happy and brings me so much comfort to know she is well taken care of. You’ve done an amazing job thru the worst of times. You should be proud of yourselves and your staff!

-Jill Callander

Copperfield Hill Senior Living

4200 40th Ave N #3266
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.7/5 Average Rating
35 Total Reviews

copperfield hill senior living robbinsdale mn

What residents and loved ones have to say about Copperfield Hill Senior Living:

My 93 year old dad has been living at Copperfield Hill for a year now. He is very happy there and as his daughter I am very happy he is there too, especially given the difficult Covid times. I know that my dad is being lovingly and thoughtfully cared for and that is so comforting for both of us. He absolutely loves the staff, he has a genuine fondness for his caregivers!

-Martha Hoffman

Edgewood Brainerd Senior Living

14890 Beaver Dam Rd
Brainerd MN 56401

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
37 Total Reviews

edgewood brainerd senior living mn

What residents and loved ones have to say about Edgewood Brainerd Senior Living:

My parents love it ! I tell them its like living on a cruise ship ! Lots of activities , good food and caring staff!

-Karen Johnson

Walker Methodist at Westwood Ridge

1-61 Thompson Ave W
West St Paul, MN 55118

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
12 Total Reviews

walker methodist at westwood ridge west st paul mn

What residents and loved ones have to say about Walker Methodist at Westwood Ridge:

Love Westwood Ridge! My Dad has lived there for 3 years now, a year and a half each in an independent apartment and now the Care Suites. Excellent care, lots of fun and varied activities. The staff are so friendly and easy to work with. The facility hosts a family dinner night four times a year that is always a lovely time. Food is tasty and balanced. Atmosphere is cozy. Dad even has a personal trainer right in the building to help him with walking and balance 1:1. He loves the beachball volleyball and exercise classes. Dad couldn’t be in a better place!

-Karen Dosh

The Homestead at Anoka

3000 4th Ave
Anoka, MN 55303

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing Home

4.5 stars

4.7/5 Average Rating
43 Total Reviews

The Homestead at Anoka MN

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Homestead at Anoka:

Simply the best! We moved my mom into the Homestead assisted living 3 years ago. She was living all alone in a great big house and was completely isolated. When she first moved in she compared it to summer camp. She was always doing something and we never heard from her because she was so busy. Now she is getting older and her dementia is progressing and I am thankful to Angie and the rest of the assisted living staff for keeping me updated on how she is doing. I love the fact that she can truly age in place at the Homestead. With her dementia, it is good to know that she can go to the assisted living memory care or the skilled memory care based on her care need. This puts our mind at ease. I cannot recommend the Homestead enough!

-Tracey Nelson

The Pillars of White Bear Lake

4650 Centerville Rd
White Bear Lake MN 55127

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
12 Total Reviews

the pillars of white bear lake mn

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Pillars of White Bear Lake:

My parents just moved into Pillars of White Bear Lake yesterday. This move was a hard one and complicated greatly by COVID-19. The staff – ALL OF THEM – have been absolutely fantastic. They are helping my parents with this transition despite the fact that all residents are having to remain in their rooms. They welcomed them and they are doing a wonderful job of keeping the residents entertained and safe. Thank you for all that you are doing for our parents and all of the residents of Pillars!

-Anne Huber

Eventide on Eighth Care Center

1405 7th St S
Moorhead, MN 56560

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes

4.5 stars

4.6/5 Average Rating
32 Total Reviews

Eventide on Eighth Care Center Moorhead MN

What residents and loved ones have to say about Eventide on Eighth Care Center:

Excellent assisted living facility, Wonderful total care and Rehab services. They also have a a Great coffee shop!

-Jina Juiliano

More Highly Rated MN Senior Living & Care Facilities

New Perspective Senior Living Eagan

The Legends of Blaine

Walker Methodist Highview Hills

The Preserve of Roseville

Flourish Senior Living

English Rose Suites

Peaceful Lodge

Walker Methodist Plaza Senior Living

Our House Senior Living – Austin Memory Care

The Residence at North Ridge

Edgewood Vista Virginia

Champlin Shores

New Perspective Senior Living | Roseville

Affinity at Ramsey

Hiawatha Suites Senior Living