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Assisted Living in Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo is situated on the western bank of the Red River and is North Dakota’s largest city, as well as its economic and cultural center. It has a population of just over 120,000 individuals, making it North Dakota’s most populous city, with seniors accounting for 11.3% of its inhabitants.

Assisted living is a good option for seniors who aren’t in need of round-the-clock medical oversight but do need some personal help with basic activities such as eating and bathing. In Fargo, assisted living costs an average of $3,840 per month, which falls roughly at the midpoint of state and national averages.

In this guide to assisted living in Fargo, we’ll look at the costs of other cities in North Dakota and its bordering states. We’ll also examine some of the free resources available for Fargo’s older adults and identify some options for care-related financial assistance. 

5 Assisted Living communities in Fargo, ND | 1 nearby communities

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1. Ecumen Evergreens of Fargo

1401 W Gateway Cir S, Fargo, ND, 58103

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Riverview

5300 12th Street South, Fargo, ND, 58104

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (855) 430-2394

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Comfort Keepers In Home Care, Fargo, ND

3. Comfort Keepers In Home Care

1205 4th Ave S #2, Fargo, ND, 58103

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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Prairiewood - South Meadows, Fargo, ND

4. Prairiewood – South Meadows

3318 16th Ave SW, Fargo, ND, 58103

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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Pioneer House, Fargo, ND

5. Pioneer House

3540 University Dr S, Fargo, ND, 58104

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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1 matching communities nearby Fargo

1. New Perspective | West Fargo

645 33rd Avenue East, West Fargo, ND, 58078

Assisted Living

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Fargo

COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in North Dakota. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

Paying For Assisted Living in Fargo

The average monthly cost of assisted living in Fargo is $3,840, per Genworth Financial’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey

The Cost of Assisted Living in Fargo

Fargo’s average monthly cost of assisted living is $449 higher than the North Dakota average of $3,911, but also $660 lower than the U.S. average of $4,500.




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In Bismarck, the state’s capital, seniors pay an average of $3,710 per month or just $130 less than in Fargo. In Grand Forks, the average cost is $2,200 per month, which is roughly $1,600 cheaper on a month-to-month basis. Prices in neighboring South Dakota are both higher and lower than in Fargo. For example, South Dakota’s city of Sioux Falls averages $2,910 per month, while Rapid City averages $3,914 a month. Minnesota’s prices can be even higher, with Minneapolis residents paying $5,163 a month.




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How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fargo

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in North Dakota.

Fargo Assisted Living Resources

North Dakota Senior Service Providers            (701) 293-1440North Dakota Senior Service Providers is a communications network and advocacy group that enhances services to the state’s senior population. It assists with maintaining independence for senior citizens through offering services such as transportation, health maintenance, companion services, legal assistance, chores and shopping assistance.
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota             (701) 235-7341Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota provides a Senior Companions program that helps seniors in continuing to live in their own homes with the assistance of volunteer services. It also offers an Aging Life Care Management program that addresses a wide range of seniors’ needs and provides support and care coordination to assist older adults’ primary caregivers.             
Valley Senior Services                                  (701) 293-1440Valley Senior Services is a federal government-funded program that seeks to promote health and independence for individuals of 60 years and older. Its services assist seniors through offering opportunities for social connectedness through senior centers, delivering daily meals and transportation services. The organization also sponsors health services such as flu immunizations, blood pressure monitoring and nutritional presentations.                            
North Dakota Adults and Aging Services (701) 328-2310North Dakota Adults and Aging Services offers services and programs that enhance seniors’ quality of life. Its Family Caregiver Support Program provides information on community supports and assistance from trained caregivers that help to assess older adults’ needs. The program also provides counseling, support groups, respite care for relief to caregivers and assistance with assistive devices.      
    Great Plains Food Bank             (701) 232-6219Great Plains Food Bank runs a Commodity Supplemental Food Program that provides monthly nutritionally-balanced food packages. It is the only food program that is specifically aimed at providing for the nutritional needs of low-income seniors. It is the largest hunger-relief program in the state and seeks to end hunger by donating surplus food to soup kitchens and charity feeding programs.                               

Fargo Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted Living Facilities in the Fargo area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.