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Assisted Living in Waconia, Minnesota

The city of Waconia has an estimated population of 12,382 people, approximately 13% of whom are senior citizens. This suburb of the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area has been listed as the top U.S. city to retire in. It’s been also rated as America’s second-best city in which to enjoy a healthy senior lifestyle, with abundant volunteering opportunities available as well as plenty of social and emotional support systems in place. The highly respected Mayo Clinic is based out of nearby Rochester, less than two hours to the southeast. Health care costs and crime rates in Waconia are lower than national averages, and seniors can breathe easy in this city, as it has an above-average air quality index. 

The average monthly cost of residing in an assisted living facility in Waconia is $4,797, which is higher than the national median costs of $4,300. At least 12 assisted living communities are available to seniors living in or close to Waconia. 

2 Assisted Living communities in Waconia, MN | 7 nearby communities

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1. New Perspective | Waconia

500 S Cherry St, Waconia, MN, 55387

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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Good Samaritan Society - Waconia and Westview Acre, Waconia, MN

2. Good Samaritan Society – Waconia and Westview Acre

333 West Fifth Street, Waconia, MN, 55387

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

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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7 matching communities nearby Waconia

1. Sunrise of Minnetonka

18605 Old Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka, MN, 55345

Assisted Living

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2. Haven Homes

4848 Gateway Blvd, Maple Plain, MN, 55359

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. The Harbor at Peace Village

300 Faxon Road North, Norwood Young America, MN, 55368

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. The Waters of Excelsior Senior Living

723 Water Street, Excelsior, MN, 55331

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

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. The Haven at Peace Village

600 Railroad Drive, Norwood Young America, MN, 55368

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

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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Sojourn Adult Day Services, Mound, MN

6. Sojourn Adult Day Services

5200 Maywood Rd, Mound, MN, 55364

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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Auburn Courts, Chaska, MN

7. Auburn Courts

501 Oak St N, Chaska, MN, 55318

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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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 >

Paying for Assisted Living in Waconia, Minnesota

The Cost of Assisted Living in Waconia

Assisted living costs in Waconia are close to $500 per month higher than either the national or the state’s median costs. The U.S. average cost for assisted living is $4,300 per month. Assisted living in Minnesota averages $4,283. Seniors in assisted living communities in the neighboring states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa pay an average of between $1,159 and $397 less per month than seniors living in Waconia.






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The costs for assisted living in Waconia, at $4,797 per month, are $1,692 more expensive than for comparable assisted living facilities located in the large city of Rochester. When comparing assisted living costs for cities that are near Waconia, the towns of St. Cloud, Rochester and Duluth average less per month, differing by $2,074, $1,692 and $1,576, respectively. 






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Note: Data for Waconia was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Minneapolis, was used instead.

Waconia Assisted Living Financial Assistance

The Minnesota Department of Human Services’ Elderly Waiver provides financial assistance to people who require certain levels of care but choose to live in an assisted living community. The program helps low-income seniors who fall within certain income ranges and are at least 65 years of age to meet some of the costs associated with assisted living. 

Learn more about the Elderly Waiver program, the eligibility requirements and the application process at our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.

Waconia Assisted Living Resources




Ombudsman for Long-Term Care651-431-2555Seniors can contact the Minnesota Board on Aging’s Ombudsman program, a service that advocates for older adults who need information regarding long-term care services. The ombudsman helps by consulting with seniors about their rights, service options and assisted living facility regulations.
Waconia Area Senior Center952-442-4642Located inside Waconia’s City Hall, this senior citizen center is open to adults aged 55 and up and runs programs twice a week. Seniors can remain engaged in active living when they drop in at the center to socialize, play games, and participate in craft making and other activities. Coffee and treats are provided, with light lunches often scheduled on-site.  
WeCab1-844-743-3932Serving Waconia and neighboring towns in Carver County, WeCab provides supplemental transportation services to seniors and others in need of a ride to worship services, medical appointments, shopping and community events.
Safari Island Community Center952-442-0695Seniors with health plans that include the Silver Sneakers program can access this exercise facility free of charge to take classes, use the cardiovascular and weight equipment, play table games, walk on an indoor track and swim in an indoor pool year-round. 
Carver County Veteran Services952-442-2323The County Veteran Service Officers of Minnesota, located in the nearby town of Chaska, are available to help veterans and their families get all of the benefits and services they’re entitled to receive. Seniors can schedule appointments to have their questions answered, pick up or deliver documents, and address their housing and medical needs. Transportation services to and from VA Medical Center and VA Clinic appointments can also be arranged.

Waconia Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Minnesota’s Assisted Living Licensure law is overseen by the Health Regulation Division of the Minnesota Department of Health. ALL’s provisions regulate the licensing of assisted living facilities. The MDH performs on-site surveys and handles outreach on and enforcement of ALL’s rules and regulations. Learn more on our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.