The Homestead at Rochester

Welcome to The Homestead at Rochester

It’s your life. We’re here to help you live it.

At The Homestead at Rochester, we’re a vibrant community of distinctive living and care choices – and a welcoming place you’ll be happy to call home.

Our delightfully spacious, well-appointed apartment homes and care suites invite you to enjoy privacy, security and lovely surroundings, rich with amenities. Add the reassurance of in-home personal care delivered by staff specially trained in caring for older adults.

We’re dedicated to helping you live each day as you choose. With independent living options, and care choices that include assisted living, memory support, long-term care and short-term rehabilitation, we meet your distinct needs today and in the future – nurturing your health and independence. We collaborate with you and your physician to design individualized plans for your health care, and are devoted to helping you enjoy your favorite activities daily.

Compassion, empathy and personal attention are at the core of how we help Homestead residents feel cherished, and at home. We respect the human spirit, and believe the right to dignity doesn’t diminish with age. You can sum up our philosophy simply: we care for those we serve like we’d care for members of our own family.

For Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Support information, please contact Ronaele Hoffman at rhoffman@voa.org or (507) 322-5500. For Skilled Care and Short Term Rehabilitation, please contact Brandy Prokopec, at bprokopec@voa.org or (507) 322-5503.

Come experience The Homestead at Rochester for yourself. Call today to arrange a visit. We look forward to meeting you!


As older adults’ health care needs evolve, The Homestead at Rochester and Rochester Rehabilitation & Living Center provide a continuum of living and care choices.

The Homestead at Rochester

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Our Amenities

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Join Our Team

Each time you visit The Homestead, expect a warm welcome from the compassionate people devoted to caring for your loved one. Every one of us is eager to help you feel at home.

We’re proud of our team members. If you care deeply about older adults and seek new career opportunities, we’d love for you to explore a role within our community.

Need More Information?

These are some of the questions we’re asked most often by people looking for care and living choices for themselves or loved ones.

Questions or ready to get started? Contact us.

Additional Nearby Communities

We’re dedicated to earning your trust and confidence through adherence to exacting standards for care and ethics. View our Notice of Privacy Practices in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the United States’ government-set standard regarding the protection or sharing of patients’ sensitive personal and health care information. View our Policy of Inclusion that ensures individuals’ rights to receive care and be considered for employment without discrimination.

Minnesota Essential Caregiver Program

On July 10, the Minnesota Department of Health released “Essential Caregiver Guidance for Long-term Care Facilities” that recommends long-term care facilities (including nursing homes and assisted living facilities,)   develop a process to designate “essential caregivers” where appropriate.   Facilities are not required to implement an essential caregiver program; the guidance provides recommendations for facilities that choose to do so.  Facilities with active resident/staff COVID cases, or with residents/staff who are under investigation for COVID, are not eligible to implement an essential caregiver program.  Because The Homestead at Rochester has had active COVID cases, the facility must be COVID-free for 28 days before it can implement the program.

The guidelines present significant logistic and operational considerations which we are carefully analyzing.  We are eager to find ways to bring residents back to closer contact with loved ones.  Our top priority has been, and continues to be, the safety and wellness of our residents.  We are mindful that elders in our care are the most susceptible to COVID-19.  We are examining how an essential caregiver program would align with all of the regulatory requirements we must comply with to protect our community from the COVID-19 virus.

Please take advantage of all of the options that are available now for connecting with residents:

  • Window visits

  • Electronic visits and video chats

  • IN2L tablet visits

  • Drive-bys

  • VOA Cheer Mail

  • Outside visitation (if there are no active COVID resident/staff cases within the facility)

We appreciate your patience and partnership as we continue working to keep our residents safe.