In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Duluth area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 46 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 12 hours researching assisted living communities in Duluth
  • Read more than 105 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 9 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Duluth is $3,800, which is the same as the state average of $3,800 and lower than the national average of $4,051.

Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Duluth, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 46 communities in the Duluth area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Duluth area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Private Rooms
Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing
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Aftenro is located on an attractive five-acre campus adjacent to Chester Creek and the area's scenic hiking trails. The community's flat-rate fee structure covers three daily home-cooked meals, life enrichment activities, housekeeping and 24-hour nursing care. Activities and outings are scheduled six days a week, and residents enjoy a wide selection of amenities and communal spaces, including a library, salon, secure courtyard and whirlpool spas. Seniors also have access to social services staff and a part-time chaplain to address their emotional and spiritual needs.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents and guests enjoy the natural beauty and abundant activities here. They are also impressed with the kindness and concern that the staff consistently extends to residents and their families. One visitor noted, "Very homey feel, great staff." Another family member remarked, "A caring, warm home for our loved ones! Everything about it is wonderful!"
4.29 out of 5 stars
(25) Reviews
510 W. College St., Duluth, MN 55811
Benedictine Living Community of Duluth
Diamond Willow Assisted Living - Proctor
Ecumen Lakeshore
Keystone Bluffs Assisted Living
Lakeside Manor Assisted Living Home
McCarthy Manor
Mount Royal Pines III
Primrose Retirement Community of Duluth

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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