Assisted Living in Minneapolis Metro Area

According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, it is projected that there will be nearly 619,240 people over the age of 65 living in Twin Cities Metropolitan in the year 2030, which is over a 100% increase from 2010! It is further projected that 77,150 of these will be over the age of 85. Fortunately, there are many options in long-term care living including assisted living, smaller residential care homes, memory care locations, nursing homes and in-home care.

Independent Living Communities – Independent Living Communities in Minneapolis Metropolitan area include senior housing or senior communities whose residents are at least 55-60 of age and older. Most locations offer meals, laundry, housekeeping and social activities. These locations are not licensed for care and would require assistance from an in-home care agency or caregiver.

Assisted Living – There are nearly 1,000 licensed, Assisted Living locations in Minneapolis Metropolitan area alone which range from smaller homes with 4-6 residents to larger locations with over 100 residents. These locations provide companionship, meal planning, housekeeping, social activities and transportation as well as assistance with activities of daily living (ADL’s) including bathing, hygiene, transfers, eating assistance, managing medications and more.

Memory Care – There are many people with short-term memory issues that have been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), dementia or various forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s, Lewy-Body, Frontotemporal and Vascular. In the Minneapolis Metropolitan area, there are locations that specialize in supervising and caring for individuals with these conditions and other types of dementia including stand-alone locations, smaller residential care homes or those that may be part of an assisted living community.

Nursing Homes – These facilities are often called Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), Convalescent Centers, Rehabilitation and Post Acute Care. Nursing Home patients require constant medical care, but at a lower level than a hospital. Nursing home patients usually require more medical care than residents in an assisted living facility, residential care home or memory care location.

In-Home Care – This type of service ranges from non-medical care ranging from companionship, conversation, meal planning, housekeeping, errands, transportation and assistance with activities of daily living including bathing, hygiene, walking and eating assistance.

Below are some links to learn more:


The 3 C’s of In-home Care and Assisted Living

Assisted Living…What You Need to Know

Questions to Ask About Assisted Living

Senior Care Franchise Opportunities