Independent & Assisted Living Centers

Find a senior housing option that’s right for you or your loved one. Essentia Health offers independent and assisted living facilities in Detroit Lakes, Deer River, Graceville and Fosston, Minnesota.

Senior Living Options

Select the type of senior living facility that meets your needs.

Independent Living

If you’re a self-reliant older adult with few medical problems, an independent living community may be right for you. You might also hear these communities referred to as senior apartments, retirement communities, or retirement homes.

Choose a private apartment with a full kitchen to call home.

Services & Amenities

Not all services are available at all locations. Your facility may offer:

  • 24-hour urgency response
  • Building and grounds maintenance
  • Cable television and utilities, excluding telephone
  • Common areas for socializing
  • Community computer with internet access
  • Laundry facilities
  • Light housekeeping services
  • Meal services with dietary considerations
  • On-site staff
  • Recreational and social programs
  • Scheduled, weekly shopping transportation
  • Secure buildings

Assisted Living

If you aren’t able to live alone—but don’t require 24/7 skilled nursing care—our assisted living apartments may be the best choice for you.

Depending on your needs, you can request medication assistance, foot and wound care, extra cleaning, or help with daily activities.

Services & Amenities

Not all services are available at all locations. Your facility may offer:

  • 12- to 24-hour on-site staff
  • 24-hour urgency response
  • One to three daily meals
  • Activities, social and spiritual programs
  • Community outings
  • Exercise programs
  • Laundry assistance
  • Onsite beauty/barber shop
  • Personalized plan of care
  • Scheduled, weekly shopping transportation
  • Secure buildings
  • Vital checks
  • Volunteer shoppers
  • Weekly housekeeping and bed linen changes

More Options for Care

Explore your choices for long-term care and rehabilitation at Essentia Health:

Caring Staff

Receive respect and high-quality care from our team. Build relationships with compassionate, supportive staff who get to know you. Expect us to treat you as a family member, friend, and neighbor.

Community Living

Our independent and assisted living centers create communities—tight-knit neighborhoods of seniors who share similar interests and a strong sense of independence. Your Essentia senior living community allows you private space, yet companionship is always close by.

Build Friendships

Join fellow residents for exercise programs, games, and group outings. Build friendships and a sense of belonging when you share coffee, experiences, memories, social events, and laughter with other residents.

Stay Connected to Your Community

When you move to an Essentia independent or assisted living center, you’ll change your address, but not your life. Rely on us to enable and encourage your connections with church, community organizations, and the activities you love to do.

Access to Health Care

When you need medical care, you can go to the Essentia hospital or clinic conveniently located next to your apartment. You’ll find therapy services, home care, dietitians, social services, and doctors to help you. If you’re homebound, your doctor may recommend rehabilitation services that can be provided in your apartment.

Locations Near You

See the Minnesota communities where you can find an Essentia independent or assisted living center:

Schedule A Tour

To learn more or to schedule a tour, call one of our centers.