The Best Assisted Living in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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One of Minnesota’s Twin Cities, Minneapolis is known for its many beautiful lakes and parks, theater scene, and wholesome Midwestern vibe. It’s also in a state rated among the top 10 in the U.S. to retire in due to its senior health care access and one of the highest life expectancy rates in the country, according to a 2023 WalletHub survey.1 Another survey praised the state’s quality of healthcare and general affordability.

There are many assisted living options for the roughly 11 percent of people in Minneapolis who are age 65 or older.2 The city has it all, whether you or a loved one is interested in a vibrant, urban lifestyle in the heart of the city or a slower pace in a beautiful, natural setting in one of many pleasant suburbs outside Minneapolis city limits. Our senior living experts narrowed the list down to our top picks for assisted living in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

How We Chose the Best Assisted Living in Minneapolis

There is a lot to consider when choosing an assisted living community. That’s why our team of senior living experts does their homework before we recommend assisted living options. We spent over 50 hours researching the best communities. Here are some of the factors we use to evaluate each community:

  • Cost: We carefully consider what residents get for their money in each community. Costs included in this guide come from the community’s website or phone conversations with sales staff.
  • Available care: Some communities have on-site RNs available 24/7, while others do not. We consider availability and access to health care providers and trained staff in our evaluation.
  • Accessible design elements: We look for design elements that focus on seniors’ comfort and safety, such as padded, well-lit walking paths; accessible bathrooms, countertops, and cabinets; and emergency response systems in individual units.
  • Online reviews: We consider review sources (e.g., resident and close family reviewers tend to convey more about a community than staff members or people who only visited communities) and look for consistency in reviews of assisted living communities. We read through dozens of reviews for each community to find the common themes (both positive and negative) and convey them in this guide.
  • Location: We consider the neighborhood, nearby amenities, natural elements, and transportation options and accessibility of each community in our evaluation.
  • Resident-to-staff ratio: A high number of qualified staff available to each resident can improve safety, health, and quality of life.

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