For those private pay, the premium base monthly care package generally increases annually 3-5% in each community. The rents increase in February annually in the following communities:

Mountain Iron
Grand Rapids
Little falls
Keystone Bluffs- Duluth

The rents increase in September annually in the following communities:
Park Rapids
Detroit Lakes
Duluth- Lester Park

For those at Diamond Willow Assisted Living the add on packages could range from $350-$1400 per month. This only applies to private pay residents and it generally includes items such as behavior management, fall precautions, mechanical lift, 1-2 person transfers, blood glucose monitoring etc. The average for add on’s ranges from $350-$700 per month. However, we offer higher care options to allow seniors the opportunity to receive care in our model vs. moving with higher care needs.

For those on medical assistance, Elderly waivers, they have a shared companion room with a rate set by the State for room and board (called GRH- Group Residential Housing). Then each month our support service office bills the State for the care needs of your loved one based on the caseworker assessment. It is critical if your loved one is nearing only $5,000 in assets to contact social services in your county for an assessment to enroll in medical assistance. If a resident has a high monthly income, they may need to pay for a portion of their care in addition to the room and board rent. This is often called Spend Down or Waiver Obligation, so be aware that you may need to pay more than the rent rate.


Diamond Willow Support Services Office
Assisted Living With Memory,
Medical and Physical Care
1411 London Road
Duluth, Minnesota 55806