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Assisted Living in Rochester, Minnesota

Located along the Zumbro River in southeastern Minnesota, Rochester is the state’s third-largest city with nearly 119,000 residents. It was recently designated one of the best places to live in the United States by Money Magazine. 

Assisted living is designed for seniors who need some extra help with housekeeping, medication and personal care. It’s also for those who desire an active, social life in a community setting. Seniors in Rochester, MN, will typically pay $4,180 per month on average for assisted living care, according to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This is much lower than the Minnesota and national averages. 

This guide will assist seniors in comparing assisted living costs in Rochester and other Minnesota cities, as well as locating resources that may aide in the payment of senior care.

8 Assisted Living communities in Rochester, MN | 2 nearby communities

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1. Aviva River Bend

30 Silver Lake Place NW, Rochester, MN, 55901

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Meadow Lakes Senior Living

22 45th Ave NW, Rochester, MN, 55901

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (855) 430-2394

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The Waters on Mayowood , Rochester, MN

3. The Waters on Mayowood

827 Mayowood Rd SW, Rochester, MN, 55902

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

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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Charter House - Mayo Clinic Retirement Living, Rochester, MN

4. Charter House – Mayo Clinic Retirement Living

211 SECOND STREET NORTHWEST, Rochester, MN, 55901

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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Willows & Water, Rochester, MN

5. Willows & Water

707 Upper Meadow Ln NW, Rochester, MN, 55901

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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Plummer Place, Rochester, MN

6. Plummer Place

1050 Plummer Cir SW, Rochester, MN, 55902

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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Sunset Home Assisted Living Company, Rochester, MN

7. Sunset Home Assisted Living Company

3686 Kenosha Dr. NW, Rochester, MN, 55902

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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Marcella Manor Llc, Rochester, MN

8. Marcella Manor Llc

228 19th St SW, Rochester, MN, 55902

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (833) 949-3263

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2 matching communities nearby Rochester

1. Arbor Garden Place

535 Canyon Drive NW, Eyota, MN, 55934

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

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Prairie Meadows Senior Living

800 5th Avenue NW, Kasson, MN, 55944

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (855) 430-2394

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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 Rochester

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 Minnesota. 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 Rochester

In Rochester, MN, assisted living care costs an average of $4,180 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Rochester

Assisted living rates in Rochester run about $4,180 a month, a figure that runs several hundred dollars under the Minnesota and national averages of $4,508 and $4,500, respectively.






The United States

Assisted living costs in Rochester are $1,045 more expensive than Mankato, which is on the low end in the state at $3,135 per month. Minneapolis is on the high end at $5,163. St. Cloud’s rates are on par with Rochester’s monthly average at $4,100. Duluth’s prices present a significant jump up to $5,000. Costs in Waterloo, IA, present a middle-of-the-road value of $4,567, while La Crosse, WI, provides assisted living for a bit more than Rochester at $4,263 a month.








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Waterloo, IA


La Crosse, WI

How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Rochester

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Minnesota

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 Minnesota.

Rochester Assisted Living Resources

Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging(507) 288-6944The Area Agency on Aging provides information and assistance to seniors in southeastern Minnesota. Seniors can call the Senior LinkAge Line to learn about assistance programs or services available in the community. The helpline’s specialists can review seniors’ financial situations and provide information about Medicare, Medicaid waivers, prescription drug assistance and other applicable programs. The AAA also offers a variety of in-person classes, from group exercise classes to Medicare information sessions.
Legal Assistance of Olmsted County(507) 287-2036This nonprofit law firm provides free legal services to low-income people in Olmsted County. The firm specializes in family law and landlord-tenant law, and through its Volunteer Attorney Program, it connects clients with attorneys who can help with other civil matters. Seniors may qualify for assistance if their annual incomes are no more than 125% of the federal poverty level guidelines. Seniors of all income levels are welcome to attend the firm’s free legal clinics. 
Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota(507) 287-2047Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota offers several active aging-related programs that may benefit Rochester’s older adults. The Common Good RSVP program matches seniors with local volunteer opportunities that fit their interests and availability. Some of these opportunities include working in food pantries and community meal locations, or mentoring children at local elementary schools. In addition, the charity offers many health and wellness classes where seniors can learn how to exercise with arthritis, reduce their risk of falls or live with chronic pain.
Elder Network(507) 285-5272Elder Network is a nonprofit organization that supports seniors in Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona counties. Seniors who need help navigating grief, retirement, chronic conditions and other challenges can join one of the center’s support groups. They can also join one of the center’s Elder Circles to discuss aging topics with a group of diverse seniors. The organization’s Senior Advocates, who are licensed social workers, can provide information about long-term care options in Rochester. 
125 LIVE Center for Active Adults(507) 287-1404125 LIVE is a nonprofit community center that helps Rochester adults live healthy, active lives. The 60,000 square foot facility features a fitness center with lap and warm water pools. It also has a library, billiards room and computer lab. The center offers a number of regularly scheduled programs, including quilting and knitting groups. Seniors receive discounted social and fitness memberships, and for those 90 and older, membership is free. 
Rochester Community Education(507) 328-4000Rochester Community Education offers nearly 700 adult enrichment courses throughout the year. Seniors can sign up for a wide variety of low-cost hobby classes, including pottery, sewing, fencing, blacksmithing and soap making. Other possible areas of study include emergency preparedness, driver retraining and personal finance. Seniors who have expertise they’d like to share can apply to teach their own course.

Rochester Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted Living Facilities in the Rochester 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.

Laws and Regulations for Assisted Living in Minnesota