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Best Assisted Living Facilities in Rochester, MN

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228 19 Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902 Rating

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4.8 (13)

Why choose this provider?

Marcella Manor is an independent living community that caters to seniors in Rochester and nearby neighborhoods. It provides safe housing for seniors over the age of 65, with special considerations for those who are at least 55 years old. It assists its residents through various services, including simple housekeeping, laundry, medication management, grooming, and on-call nurse support. It also provides a variety of activities and entertainment. The staff of Marcella Manor have received CPR certification and have been trained on how to handle common household emergencies.

  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care

4001 19th Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901 Rating

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4.0 (23)

Why choose this provider?

Benedictine Living Community-Rochester is composed of two assisted living facilities that have served the senior citizens of its metro for over 50 years. To the northwest, the Madonna Towers facility has 12 acres of forested land, while the Madonna Meadows facility has six tight-knit neighborhoods in a scenic area of southwest Rochester. Both locations provide assisted or independent living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, respite and memory care services, and are based on the values of hospitality, respect, stewardship, and justice.

  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care

827 Mayowood Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902 Rating

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4.2 (22)
1.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

The Waters on Mayowood provides assisted living options to seniors throughout Rochester. It supports residents with their day-to-day activities, like dressing up and managing their medication. It has in-home and community amenities, like basic cable TV and Wi-Fi access; full kitchens; hydrotherapy whirlpool tubs; and private bathrooms. The facility helps keep its residents active and engaged through its signature programs, such as Petals, Splash, and Thriving Connections, where they can interact with the staff and other residents.

  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care

211 2nd St NW, Rochester, MN 55901 Rating

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4.4 (100)
2.5 (3)

Why choose this provider?

Charter House is an assisted living facility that serves clients in Rochester. Its services include 24/7 personal care, medication management and storage, and acute and chronic illness monitoring. Additionally, it offers short-term rehabilitation care and facilitates social activities and programs, including learning courses, musical performances, brain games, and fishing trips. Various interest groups are also organized, such as book club, green thumbs committee, and resident council. Charter House's employees have received dementia training to foster healthy and improved quality of life.

  • Independent Living
  • Hospice Services

1900 Ballington Blvd. NW, Rochester, MN 55901 Rating

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5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Rochester Rehabilitation and Living Center cares for older adults in the community. Its services include assisted and independent living, home health, memory support, skilled care, and short-term rehabilitation. It has nurses, rehab therapists, memory care specialists, and other care professionals available. Residents get to live in private suites with personal or shared kitchenette and bath. Amenities like café and bistro, fitness center, and beauty and barber salon are also available. The facility is one of the communities handled by the Volunteers of America National Services.

Compare our Top Assisted Living Facilities

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Marcella Manor
228 19 Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
Benedictine Living Community–Rochester
4001 19th Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901
The Waters on Mayowood
827 Mayowood Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902
Charter House
211 2nd St NW, Rochester, MN 55901
Rochester Rehabilitation and Living Center
1900 Ballington Blvd. NW, Rochester, MN 55901


  • How is assisted living different from a nursing home?

    Nursing homes are for people who require round-the-clock care, while assisted living facilities are for those who need some help, but are also capable of managing some of their daily activities on their own. Nursing homes are more expensive, and may look more like a clinic or hospital rather than a home.

  • What are Activities of Daily Living or "ADLs"?

    You’ll hear about ADLs, or Activities of Daily Living, when you’re researching assisted living facilities. These are the basic tasks that we undertake each day, such as dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, and walking. Not being able to do several of the ADLs is a sign that you or your loved one should consider moving to an assisted living facility.

  • Do I pay for assisted living on a monthly basis?

    Usually, yes. You should receive a statement each month that indicates the base fee (the rent you're paying for your space) along with a services fee, which covers the time spent by staff members helping the resident with their ADLs.

  • Are there low-cost options for assisted living facilities?

    HUD (U.S. Housing and Urban Development) has a program called Section 202 that provides supportive housing for very low-income elders, and your local agency for the elderly will have information on state and regional programs.

  • Am I allowed to keep my car at an assisted living facility?

    Probably, but you will need to talk to the facility to find out what its rules are for residential driving. There may be an additional parking fee required. If you do not drive, your facility should be able to offer rides to shopping and health care appointments.

  • Do assisted living facilities allow pets?

    They may — you will need to ask if your pet is allowed. Cats are often fine, but there may be restrictions on large dog breeds or on the number of pets that are allowed.

  • What happens if the resident’s health declines after they are in an assisted living facility?

    Many assisted living facilities include several levels of care, so if declining health means that more care is required, they can stay where they are, although the cost will increase. You can also consider hiring a private duty nurse or moving the resident to a more comprehensive care nursing home.

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