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Assisted Living in Michigan

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OVERALL STATE RANK

Overview of assisted living in Michigan

For an average of about $5,000 per month, assisted living in Michigan offers seniors a comfortable, worry-free lifestyle. Residents of these communities have access to highly rated amenities, plus supportive services that help improve their quality of life.[01] Famous for its snowy winters and striking Great Lakes shorelines, Michigan is known as the only U.S. state divided into two separate peninsulas. The state’s unique blend of eccentric small towns, thriving cities, and an overall modest cost of living makes it a wonderful state to call home.
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Assisted living state rankings report

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Overall state ranking out of 50

State scorecard

How we determine rankings

Our 2023 state ranking for assisted living uses A Place for Mom’s proprietary data collected from our community partners. First, we sorted through our metrics and grouped them into three pillars that are key in a quality assisted living experience. We weighted these pillars differently based on insights from our senior living experts. Then, we used these categories and their weighting to determine how each state ranks.

Read our full methodology

Top ranked Michigan cities for assisted living overall

Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Michigan

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Aiello Adult Foster Care

26071 Denning Road, New Boston, MI 48164
10
Review Score
50 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Roxanne L - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The owner and staff at Aiello Adult Foster Care are excellent care givers. They keep me informed about what’s going on and send me pictures. I love seeing my mom happy and enjoying herself with the other...

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Emmanuel Senior Living

5589 John R Road, Troy, MI 48085
10
Review Score
14 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Eva R - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My father has lived at Emmanuel Senior Living for a number of years and he has had a very good experience there — and I have had a great experience as a family member! The caregiving team is attentive,...

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Vicky's Place

31401 W Stonewood Ct, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
10
Review Score
16 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
George K - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

WE are grateful for all of the sincere love and help [name removed] and her wonderful staff have extended to our aunt and our family. They are genuine and more than beautiful in the way they care for each...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Sterling Heights

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Hearthstone Communities - Sterling Heights

36688 Briarcliff Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48312
10
Review Score
43 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Jim C - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My friend has been in there care for over 2 years. Much better than any of her previous places. They have regular activities. They want the best for your loved one. Compassionate care your loved one in...

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Hearthstone Communities Sterling I

42660 Dequindre Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48314
10
Review Score
44 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Cindy L - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My Dad loves it at the Dequindre house. He loves the food. The staff is very kind and caring! Thanks so much for the great job! This house is a blessing to my Dad and myself. He thanks me all the time...

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Town Village Sterling Heights and The Gem Memory Care

4500 Dobry Drive, Sterling Heights, MI 48314
9.6
Review Score
69 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I would say 5's across the board. Unfortunately, dad has passed away and mom's dementia, combined with some significant medical issues which occurred as a result of surgery, made her ineligible for the Gem...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Livonia

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Aspen Assisted Living

32406 W Seven Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152
9.5
Review Score
40 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Steph C - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The staff is amazing. Administrative and aide staff make you feel welcome from day one. They are always ready to help. The facility is very clean. There are multiple courtyards and nice porches with rocking...

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Arden Courts A ProMedica Memory Care Community in Livonia

32500 Seven Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152
9.2
Review Score
42 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Annette H - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Arden Court is solely dedicated to the care of those afflicted with memory care issues. It is a pleasant, welcoming facility with a staff trained to deal compassionately with the residents and family

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Livonia Comfort

34020 Plymouth Rd, Livonia, MI 48150
8.1
Review Score
12 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

There is alot of staff turn over. Because of this sometimes care items get missed. For example hospice changes med orders and staff was not aware. Also, they at times weren't aware of the diet ordered. This...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Detroit

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The Vernon Center

9341 Agnes St, Detroit, MI 48214
9.3
Review Score
9 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Harmony L Davis - I'm a current/former resident or client

First I talked to a very nice lady.. [name removed].. She talked me thru everything.. then I went to look at the place and I fell in love with everything.. Very nice staff and helpful.. it's has all the...

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Passion and Caring Home

570 East Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48207
8.0
Review Score
3 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Treesa - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Our family has enjoyed the overall experience with Passion and Caring Home. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would recommend this community to other families.

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Hearthstone Communities - Sterling Heights

36688 Briarcliff Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48312
10
Review Score
43 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Jim C - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My friend has been in there care for over 2 years. Much better than any of her previous places. They have regular activities. They want the best for your loved one. Compassionate care your loved one in...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Ann Arbor

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Brookdale W. Eisenhower Pkwy

750 West Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
9.8
Review Score
29 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Sharon G - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

[name removed] has always been a very focused person when it comes to whatever project he was would be working on. It is a joy to see him happy. He appears to have made a wonderful transition. We are very...

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Brookdale Ann Arbor

2190 Ann Arbor Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
8.8
Review Score
55 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My loved one was previously a resident at Brookdale Ann Arbor and the experience was good. Overall, it was a very fine facility with exceptional people.

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Atria Park of Ann Arbor

1901 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
8.6
Review Score
57 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The staff relationships with residents is excellent. The food service needs a better system of getting meals out of the kitchen quicker. Atria is just the right size and very clean.

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Cost of assisted living in Michigan

The average cost of assisted living in Michigan is approximately $5,000 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s internal data on our in-state partner communities. That’s just under the national average of about $5,100 per month. The cost of assisted living in Michigan can range between approximately $2,600 on the low end and $7,300 per month on the high end.[01]

Assisted living costs vary depending on several factors, like apartment floor plan size, quality of amenities, and how advanced on-site care and services are. Typically, costs increase as floor plans become more spacious, amenities become more luxe, and care levels become more advanced.

Another factor that can play into the cost of assisted living is a community’s specific location. Higher assisted living costs are often found in areas with a higher cost of living. Michigan’s cost of living is about 11% lower than the national average. This could explain why the state’s cost of assisted living is also slightly lower than the national average.[02]

The assisted living costs above reflect the actual prices paid by families referred to A Place for Mom’s partner assisted living communities in Michigan. Our figures account for all fees paid, including any extra services, amenities, and care. Families often use personal savings to cover these costs. For those who may not have that option, there are a variety of other payment methods. You can read below about the typical ways families pay.

Compare costs of Michigan vs. the national average

Average monthly costs

Michigan

$4,159/mo

US National average

$4,537/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. nearby states

Average monthly costs

Michigan

$4,159/mo

Ohio

$4,762/mo

Indiana

$3,839/mo

Wisconsin

$4,235/mo

Illinois

$5,130/mo

Compare costs of assisted living in Michigan vs. nearby cities

Average monthly costs

Michigan

$4,159/mo

Detroit, MI

$4,381/mo

Dearborn, MI

$4,380/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. other senior care types in Michigan

Average monthly costs

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Paying for assisted living in Michigan

It’s a good idea to start planning for how you’ll pay for assisted living as early as you can. The longer you wait, the fewer payment options there may be. Assisted living in Michigan can be paid for through a variety of methods, but most families use a combination of private and public benefit sources. Read more about each payment option below, or view our guide to paying for long-term care for a more high-level overview.

The term “private pay” simply means you’ll be using private, or personal, funds to pay. Private pay options include personal savings accounts, leveraging home equity, or utilizing insurance benefits. Click on the cards below to learn more about some different options.

Selling a house generates funds to help pay for assisted living in Michigan.

Reverse mortgage loans work by converting a portion of your home equity into cash, which can be used to pay for assisted living in Michigan.

Health savings accounts (HSAs) can help cover long-term care insurance premiums and other health care costs in Michigan.

Life insurance policies can be sold or surrendered to pay for assisted living in Michigan.

Long-term care insurance covers some assisted living services in Michigan, depending on the policy.

Social Security benefits can be used to help pay for assisted living costs in Michigan.

Assisted living requirements and regulations in Michigan

Depending on the facility’s scope of care, the licensure term for assisted living in Michigan is either “Homes for the Aged” or “Adult Foster Care.” In short, Homes for the Aged generally provides care to people aged 55 or older, while an Adult Foster Care home can provide care to any adult.

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is responsible for licensing and regulating these Homes for the Aged and Adult Foster Care homes. Both facility types are required to complete an initial resident assessment and develop a service plan at the time of an individual’s admission. But, each facility type must follow slightly different rules.[06] Here are a couple of examples of the slight regulatory differences between Homes for the Aged and Adult Foster Care homes:[06]

  • Homes for the Aged have no specific staffing ratio requirements, so long as a home’s number of awake staff is sufficient enough to meet residents’ needs. An Adult Foster Care home is required to have direct care staff on duty at all times, with staff ratios depending on the size of the home.
  • Administrators in Homes for the Aged must be at least aged 18, have proper education and training, and be capable of properly carrying out all program planning and procedures. Administrators in an Adult Foster Care home must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent and at least one year of relevant experience. They must also be competent in certain areas, such as first aid, CPR, nutrition, and resident safety.

For more information on Michigan’s specific assisted living regulations and the differences between Homes for the Aged and Adult Foster Care homes, visit the Michigan section of the Assisted Living State Regulatory Review.

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Ease of access to assisted living records in Michigan

We developed a system to rate each state on how easy — or difficult — it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and compiled tips to help you in your search.

States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.

Access to Michigan assisted living records: Exceptional

Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of Michigan is exceptional. Key findings that informed this rating include:

  • Michigan has information about assisted living violations dating back two years. Records older than two years must be requested through a Freedom of Information Act request.
  • Assisted living records in Michigan are highly transparent, having met all but one of the transparency criteria.

How to look up assisted living licenses and records in Michigan

  • Visit Michigan’s Adult Foster Care and Homes for the Aged search tool.
  • You can narrow your search or leave all fields blank to generate a list of all providers.
  • From the search results, a provider’s name can be clicked to access a page with detailed information about the community and recent inspections or enforcement actions.

How we arrived at our Michigan rating

We developed a standard methodology for state data collection and evaluation, and based our rating primarily on the objective, state-specific accessibility criteria outlined in these questions:

  1. Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes
  2. If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? Yes
  3. If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? Yes
  4. Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? Yes
  5. If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently (within 90 days)? Yes
  6. If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? Yes
  7. If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations and inspections searchable at all? Yes or N/A
  8. Is information about special licensing for care shown? No
  9. Is capacity shown? Yes
  10. Are payment types shown (e.g., Medicaid, private pay)? No
  11. Is the administrator/contact name shown? No
  12. Can the state fine a facility? Yes
  13. What is the frequency of inspections? Every 24 months
  14. Does the website include pricing of facilities? No

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. Livingcost.org. Cost of living in Michigan.

  3. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Medicaid.

  4. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Programs.

  5. National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). (2022). Assisted living state regulatory review.

Top cities in Michigan for assisted living

8.3
Lansing, MI
41 facilities
8.3
Sterling Heights, MI
107 facilities
8.1
Grand Rapids, MI
53 facilities
8.0
Ann Arbor, MI
24 facilities
8.0
Livonia, MI
116 facilities
7.7
Detroit, MI
59 facilities

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