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Cost of Minnesota Nursing Homes

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of skilled nursing in Minnesota is $7,034 per month.

The monthly base rate for Minnesota nursing homes is typically average when compared to neighboring states. Minnesota is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a in Minnesota. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

The rate for a is typically higher. In Minnesota, the average cost is $8,002.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Iowa$5,323
South Dakota$6,064
U.S.$6,692
Minnesota$7,034
Wisconsin$7,505
North Dakota$8,365

Minnesota Nursing Home Statistics

Minnesota contains 377 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 28,968 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 86% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for Minnesota skilled nursing homes is 3.7 which ranks 15 nationally.

Below, we display graphs that show the breakdowns of various important quality ratings and other helpful statistics for skilled nursing facilities in Minnesota. You can use these statistics to compare an individual nursing home against the averages of the other Minnesota facilities.

Overall Ratings of Minnesota Nursing Homes

Capacity of Skilled Nursing Facilities in Minnesota

Ownership of Nursing Homes in Minnesota

Percent of Minnesota Nursing Homes in a Hospital

Percent of Minnesota Facilities that are in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Percent of Minnesota Skilled Nursing Facilities with Counseling

Number of Complaints in the Past Year per Skilled Nursing Facility in Minnesota

Researching Skilled Nursing Facilities in Minnesota? Ask these questions:

  • What are the staffing ratios per resident per day and how does that compare to other nursing homes in Minnesota?
    Does the nursing home's reported time compare favorably to other Minnesota nursing homes?
  • What is the nursing home's staff turnover like?
    How does this staff turnover compare to other facilities in Minnesota?
  • How much time do the nursing home's staff spend with residents each day?
    Compare the daily time spent to other facilities in Minnesota.
  • How does the nursing home's quality measures compare against other Minnesota facilities?
    Compare the long stay and short stay quality measures against other Minnesota nursing homes.
  • What's the nursing home's Medicare rating and how does that compare to others in Minnesota?
    The Medicare rating is based on evaluation of Minnesota's nursing homes.
  • What types of activities does the nursing home offer residents?
    Is there a monthly activity calendar? What resident activities are available?
  • Is transportation offered to the nursing home residents?
    How does this compare to other Minnesota nursing homes?
  • Does the nursing home accept Medicaid?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the facility accept Minnesota Medicaid?

Important Helpful Contacts for Nursing Home Residents and Seniors in Minnesota

Have a complaint about a Minnesota Nursing Home? If you or a loved one in Minnesota have a complaint about the qualify of care or overall conditions in a nursing home located in Minnesota, report it to:
Health Facility Complaints and Provider Compliance Division of Minnesota
health.state.mn.us
Local: (651) 201-4201
Tollfree: (800) 369-7994
Do you have a dispute with a nursing home in Minnesota or maybe you are simply seeking some more information regarding the care or services received? If so, your local long-term care ombudsman is a valuable resource. You can contact them at:
Office of Ombudsman for Long Term Care
mnaging.org
Local: (651) 431-2555
Tollfree: (800) 657-3591
As a Minnesota resident, do you have questions about your Medicare coverage or a Medigap Policy? You can contact the Minnesota state department of insurance at:
Department of Commerce of Minnesota
mn.gov
Local: (651) 539-1500
Tollfree: (800) 657-3602
Are you aware of all the Minnesota health-based programs and services that may be available? If not, the Minnesota Health Department is a valuable resource, contact at the following:
Minnesota Department of Health
health.state.mn.us
Local: (651) 201-5000
Tollfree: (888) 345-0823
Are you on a low income in Minnesota and having trouble covering your medical bills? The Minnesota medical assistance office may be able to help, contact at:
Department of Human Services of Minnesota - MinnesotaCare
dhs.state.mn.us
Local: (651) 431-2801
Tollfree: (800) 657-3672
Are you familiar with the Minnesota Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

These offices provide a number of different services to Minnesota residents that are 60 years of age and older. The AAAs can assist and offer guidance on nutrition, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals, ombudsmen assistance, insurance counseling and even transportation.

Find and Contact your local Minnesota AAA below:

Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
North St. Paul, MN
(651) 641-8612
Central Minnesota Council on Aging
Sartell, MN
(320) 253-9349
Land of the Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging
Warren, MN
(218) 745-6733
Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Mankato, MN
(507) 387-1256
Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging
Rochester, MN
(507) 288-6944
Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging
Duluth, MN
(218) 529-7520

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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