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When looking for an assisted living facility for your loved one in Jackson, MI you may feel faced with many questions. What services are available? What are the signs it is time for an assisted living facility for my loved one? How much does it cost and does Medicare cover those costs?

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Senior housing types near Jackson, MI

  • Pleasant Manor I, AFC, LLC

    7320 Lansing Avenue, Jackson, MI 49201
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    Pleasant Manor I, AFC, LLC is a small residential care home located in Jackson City and County, MI. Designed to house six, it maintains that warm family environment that encourages the seniors to bond. Being a part the South Central part of Michigan the seniors can take advantage of the lower costs...

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  • Pleasant Manor II AFC, LLC

    7330 Lansing Avenue, Jackson, MI 49201
    (1)
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    Pleasant Manor II AFC, LLC is a residential care home for seniors that is found in the lovely city of Jackson, Michigan which is located in Jackson County. This city, named after former President Andrew Jackson, is full of history and interesting recreational opportunities. Jackson has numerous...

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  • Garden Estates Care Home

    3140 Shirley Drive, Jackson, MI 49201
    (7)
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  • Island City Assisted Living

    Island City Assisted Living

    1507 Kyle Street, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
    (8)
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    Island City Assisted Living is located in Eaton Rapids, a small city in the south central part of Michigan full of historic sites. The place is set in an attractive location next to a river, the bridge leading across which is as striking as the building itself. Services and activities are described...

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  • Prestige Way

    4300 Keller Rd, Holt, MI 48842
    (27)
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    LifeHOUSE Prestige Way Receives Bronze National Quality Award -- Michigan facility recognized by national program for commitment to quality care -- (Holt, MI) — LifeHOUSE Prestige Way has been recognized as a 2013 recipient of the Bronze — Commitment to Quality award for its dedication...

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  • Brookdale Adrian

    Brookdale Adrian

    1200 Corporate Drive, Adrian, MI 49221
    (6)
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    All the Comforts of Home You should never have to sacrifice quality care in exchange for freedom, especially when you can enjoy both here at our beautiful independent and assisted living community. Just a short drive from West Maumee Street, your new home puts you convenient to every part of town....

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  • Holt Heritage Village

    Holt Heritage Village

    5075 Willoughby Road, Holt, MI 48842
    (12)
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    Heritage Village is an uncommon value for exceptional senior living in the heart of Holt, just south of Lansing. In order to provide the best value, we strive to keep costs low. To that end your rent includes all necessities like: gas, water, weekly housekeeping, trash removal, wireless internet. We...

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  • New Haven Foster Care, Inc

    New Haven Foster Care, Inc

    230 Hoehn Court, Dimondale, MI 48821
    (4)
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                Meeting Todays Needs With Yesterday's Values      New Haven Elder care, a small, home style assisted living    facility  is currently looking for a new resident to love and care for. If you are...

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  • Bickford of Okemos

    Bickford of Okemos

    3830 Okemos Road, Okemos, MI 48864
    (14)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • Brookdale Ann Arbor

    Brookdale Ann Arbor

    2190 Ann Arbor Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
    (28)
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    A little more care. A lot more luxury. There are a lot of reasons to choose our vibrant, first-class community for you or your loved one’s next place to call home sweet home. Visit and you’ll find one of the most luxurious senior living settings in Michigan. But you’ll also find a vibrant group of...

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  • Evergreen Place

    Evergreen Place

    706 Britten Ave, Lansing, MI 48910
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    Nestled in a quiet Lansing neighborhood, Evergreen Place offers a warm, serene, home-style living. Our dedicated and caring staff provide  24-hour care and ensure that the physical, emotional and psychological needs and well being of our residents are satisfactorily attended to. Our...

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  • Brookdale Meridian AL

    Brookdale Meridian AL

    5346 Marsh Road, Haslett, MI 48840
    (16)
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    Our community, located in Haslett, Mich., about 20 minutes from Lansing, offers an engaging social life that will pull you away from the TV and into card and board games, happy hour socials, fitness classes, art and other creative projects, lively meals and fun outings. Haslett offers the warmth of...

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  • StoryPoint Saline

    StoryPoint Saline

    6230 S State St, Saline, MI 48176
    (289)
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    Offering a variety of care options for seniors looking for Independent Living, Enhanced Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care services, enjoy all the benefits of senior living while maintaining independence with StoryPoint Saline. We are here to help you with minimal care or everyday assistance....

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  • Quality Care of Howell

    Quality Care of Howell

    2820 N. Burkhart Rd., Howell, MI 48855
    (3)
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    Quality Care of Howell was founded by a team of individuals with the tools and background necessary to provide housing, health care and supportive services for individuals who need assistance in their everyday lives. Our staff at Quality Care of Howell has warmth and respect for our residents....

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  • Birchwood Manor

    Birchwood Manor

    2106 Camelot Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    (7)
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    We are a small AFC, where 6 residents live in a home-like atmosphere. We accept males and females with early dementia, cognitively disabled, elderly in need of assistance with activities of daily living.

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  • Arbor Care on Independence

    Arbor Care on Independence

    2169 Independence, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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    - Assistance with bathing, dressing - Dispense of medication - Housekeeping - Laundry - Nutritionally balanced meals - Transportation to doctors - Wheelchair access - Single story floor plan

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  • Atria Park of Ann Arbor

    Atria Park of Ann Arbor

    1901 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
    (44)
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    Atria Park of Ann Arbor provides older adults with an active lifestyle filled with daily opportunities for fitness, fun, personal growth and connecting with others. This welcoming, thoughtfully designed community offers charming wraparound porches and beautifully landscaped grounds with walking...

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  • Kayd's Elderly Care Home

    Kayd's Elderly Care Home

    51 Endicott, Howell, MI 48843
    (10)
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    Home for the elderly. Basic to Hospice Care. Five private rooms — 3 semi-private. Trained staff — 24 hour care. Music and crafts. Home style meals. Laundry. Home is in excellent location. Close to Hospital.

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  • Delta Retirement Center

    Delta Retirement Center

    201 Mall Drive South, Lansing, MI 48917
    (24)
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    Our one story colonial building includes spacious studio,one or two bedroom apartments, each with living, dining and kitchen areas, private bath, generous closets and storage space.  Barrier free and secure courtyard apartments with large patios are also available.  Visit our community to...

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  • Bickford of West Lansing

    Bickford of West Lansing

    6429 Earlington Ln, Lansing, MI 48917
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We are the “first” hospital connected assisted living in the Lansing area (i.e. Ingham Regional Medical Center). We provide gracious dining services privately located in each one of our six neighborhoods. We provide comprehensive healthcare services including medication management, assistance with...

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  • Ashley Court of Brighton

    Ashley Court of Brighton

    7400 Challis Road, Brighton, MI 48116
    (32)
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    We are a specialty care community, specializing in Alzheimer's, dementia care and the alert but frail senior. We offer 4 secured buildings and house 80 residents, each building can accommodate 20 residents. Ashley Court provides a continuum of care an accommodates all stages of dementia/Alzheimer's....

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  • Brookdale Delta AL

    Brookdale Delta AL

    7323 Delta Commerce Drive, Lansing, MI 48917
    (17)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Our assisted living community, located in the capital city of Lansing, Mich., offers an engaging social life that will pull you away from the TV and into happy hour socials, fitness classes, card and board games, art and other creative projects, lively meals and fun outings. Lansing is a vibrant...

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  • Masonville Place

    Masonville Place

    150 Northshore Drive, Coldwater, MI 49036
    (7)
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    Masonville Place, our lively senior living community in Coldwater, Michigan sits in a residential neighborhood just two blocks south of Coldwater Little League Park. Coldwater is known for its many lakes and recreational areas which are very popular with our residents and their families. Our private...

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  • StoryPoint Grand Ledge

    StoryPoint Grand Ledge

    11555 Silverstone Lane, Grand Ledge, MI 48837
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    Enjoy privacy and independence with the benefit of additional assistance. Offering Independent Living, Enhanced Living Assisted Living and Memory Care services, we strive to go above and beyond to provide you with exceptional care and a welcoming community environment. Feel free to bring along your...

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  • Addington Place of Dewitt

    Addington Place of Dewitt

    1177 Solon Road, DeWitt, MI 48820
    (25)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Prestige Pines Receives Bronze National Quality Award -- Michigan facility recognized by national program for commitment to quality care -- (DeWitt, MI) — Prestige Pines has been recognized as a 2013 recipient of the Bronze — Commitment to Quality award for its dedication to improving...

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  • Country Crossing

    11620 Colby Lake Road, Laingsburg, MI 48848
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Country Crossing  is a 'Family' Adult Foster Home; the owner Vickie lives in the home and is directly involved with her residents' care and staff supervision. CCAFH is licensed for the aged, developmentally disabled, physically handicapped, and Alzheimer's.  A wide range of care is...

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  • Blue Heron Pond

    Blue Heron Pond

    10638 N. Rushton Road # 3, South Lyon, MI 48178
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    Blue Heron Pond is nurse owned. We are located in South Lyon, MI on five wooded acres with a pond. We specialize in chronic condition management (less trips to the hospital) such as CHF, Diabetes, Respiratory illnesses including COPD, Stroke, Dementia and more. Each resident receives a nurse written...

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  • Bickford of Battle Creek

    Bickford of Battle Creek

    3432 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015
    (17)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • Brookdale Battle Creek Assisted Living

    Brookdale Battle Creek Assisted Living

    191 Lois Drive, Battle Creek, MI 49015
    (16)
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    Give New Meaning to Living Well You can have it all: resort-style living, a lovely, spacious apartment, and Assisted Living care that values your individual needs. Our community in Battle Creek, Michigan offers all the amenities of home and then some, including tree-lined walking paths, an on-site...

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  • Superior Woods

    8380 Geddes Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
    (3)
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    Our intimate community boasts 26 studio style apartments with ensuite bathrooms. We focus on our residents life stories to create a host of opportunities to continue to live life as they choose while receiving the assistance that they need. We have monthly resident council meetings, a full activity...

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  • New Life Assisted Living Center #2

    New Life Assisted Living Center #2

    607 Turner Street, Dewitt, MI 48820
    (5)
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    New Life Assisted Living Center is a family owned and operated Adult Foster Care (AFC) home licensed through the Michigan Department of Human Services Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing located in the beautiful DeWitt, Michigan! We are a 24 hour care home with 3 private bedrooms and 4 shared...

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  • A & R Premiere Care

    A & R Premiere Care

    12245 Allison Road, Milan, MI 48160
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We are an adult foster care family home located in a country setting that takes care of elderly, disabled, mentally ill and developmentally delayed residents. We provide assistance with personal care, meals, household services, medications, and transportation to appointments. We accept both men and...

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  • Blossom Hill #1

    Blossom Hill #1

    56565 10 Mile Road, South Lyon, MI 48178
    (6)
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         This gorgeous home is situated on 4.5 acres of land in the beautiful city of Novi. You will find abundant privacy and serenity here. Every window is a live picture of nature with woods; a peaceful pond with fish and turtles. Deers, rabbits, geese,...

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  • Care Community

    Care Community

    565 General Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49037
    (8)
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    Care Community is an assisted living community tucked into the heart of Springfield, Michigan and just minutes from the water, beautiful parks, and shopping districts. Our residents are our focal point and that's why we offer a comprehensive location for assisted living that's beautiful,...

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  • Serenity Manor of Canton

    Serenity Manor of Canton

    48410 Gyde Rd, Canton, MI 48187
    (5)
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    Serenity Manor of Canton is a licensed facility that offers round the clock specialized care for senior citizens who no longer can live on their own. Our beautiful, brand new place is unique in that it houses only six seniors at the time. This enables us to accommodate your parent's special needs...

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  • Heartfelt Sheldon Home

    Heartfelt Sheldon Home

    9270 Sheldon Road, Plymouth, MI 48170
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    Heartfelt Residential Care is a resident-centered assisted living facility, licensed for 6 residents with all private suites. The home serves the medically fragile elderly and younger disabled adults. There is a behavioral component, allowing us to serve those with mental and developmental...

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  • Waltonwood Carriage Park

    Waltonwood Carriage Park

    2250 Canton Center Road, Canton, MI 48187
    (11)
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    When only the best will do…Look to Waltonwood for Luxury Senior Living. At Waltonwood, our goal is not to be just another Senior Community. But rather, our goal is to ensure each resident and family member is treated with dignity and respect while striving to exceed their expectations. We are...

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  • Embrace Group Home LLC

    Embrace Group Home LLC

    6934 N. Canton Center, Canton, MI 48187
    (11)
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    Embrace Group Home LLC is a group home in the picturesque charter township of Canton, Michigan, in Wayne County. Our harmonious community is located a short distance from the heart of Canton. Here in Canton, you can enjoy historic Cherry Hill where you'll see urban architecture similar to what it...

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  • Cedar Woods Assisted Living

    Cedar Woods Assisted Living

    44401 South I-94 Service Drive, Belleville, MI 48111
    (61)
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    Cedar Woods is an assisted living community that specializes in 24 hour care for seniors requiring assistance with medical/physical and/or dementia care. We provide a locked and secured community for the safety of our residents. We have a secured/enclosed courtyard for all residents to enjoy the...

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  • Waltonwood Cherry Hill

    Waltonwood Cherry Hill

    42600 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI 48187
    (12)
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    When only the best will do…Look to Waltonwood for Luxury Senior Living. At Waltonwood, our goal is not to be just another Senior Community. But rather, our goal is to ensure each resident and family member is treated with dignity and respect while striving to exceed their expectations. We are...

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  • Courtyard Manor of Wixom

    Courtyard Manor of Wixom

    48578 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393
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    Since 1987, we have built a solid reputation for providing high-quality and state-licensed compassionate care. Each of our four buildings is a CARF-accredited program designed to offer residents a more home-like setting that also provides state-of-the-art, in-house clinical services. We serve...

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  • Crystal Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care

    Crystal Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care

    8121 N Lilley Road, Canton, MI 48187
    (20)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Crystal Creek Assisted Living is a warm assisted living community located in Canton, Michigan of Wayne County. Conveniently located near popular attractions such as the Shish House, Ichiban Steakhouse and beautiful Lyon Oaks County Park, Canton is the perfect location for residents and their...

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  • Embrace Group Home of Novi

    Embrace Group Home of Novi

    45350 West 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48375
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    Embrace Group Home LLC is a group home in the Novi, Michigan, in Oakland County. Our harmonious community is located a directly in front of the Novi library. We have over 11 years experience in elder care. Our mission here at Embrace Group Home LLC is to provide a higher standard of living for our...

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  • Rachel's AFC

    4982 Wilcox Rd, Holt, MI 48842
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Rachel's AFC is a senior care home that is located in Holt, MI and Ingham County. The home provides the seniors with a network of support systems that are designed to run behind the scenes while allowing the seniors to live a peaceful and fulfilling life. The home is designed in group home setting...

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  • Birchwood Estates of Ann Arbor

    685 N. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
    (6)
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    Birchwood Estates of Ann Arbor is a senior residential care home that is located in the large city of Ann Arbor, MI and in Washtenaw county. Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan and the beautiful Huron River runs throughout the entire city. The group home setting is local to the major...

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  • Evergreen Place II

    4048 Windward Drive, Lansing, MI 48911
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    Evergreen Place II is a residential care home located in the astonishing Lansing City, Michigan, located in Eaton County. Our amazing community is well positioned at the heart of the city making it accessible for anyone who wants to get to us. Our home is in a neighborhood that is friendly and...

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  • Clair House

    1132 Clair Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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    Clair House is a senior care home located in Washtenaw, MI, city of Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor is a historic city that was founded in 1824 and renowned for progressive thought and an abundance of cultural opportunities. The Huron River runs right through the center of Ann Arbor, providing residents with...

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  • University Senior Living

    2865 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
    (15)
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    University Living University Living is an assisted living community located in a beautiful area of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan. With gorgeous walking paths and an even more beautiful courtyard, it is a wonderful place to live. There are benches outside for when those wish to have nice...

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  • Burcham Hills

    2700 Burcham Drive, East Lansing, MI 48823
    (1)
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    Burcham Hills is an assisted living community located in beautiful East Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan. When visiting here, you can enjoy 38 beautiful acres of land. When your family visits with you, they can take walks on the many walking paths throughout the community to spend enjoyable time...

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  • New Life Assisted Living #3

    2077 Haslett Road, Haslett, MI 48840
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    We are a very homey atmosphere with lots of love and caring. There are two caregivers on each shift. We serve three meals per day plus snacks. We offer one on one care. 'Love is the main medication.'

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Assisted Living in Jackson, MI

What Is Assisted Living?

An assisted living facility is not a nursing home even though they have many things in common. A loved one who does not need 24-hour medical care can benefit from the long-term senior care offered at an assisted living facility. The facility helps with daily activities such as dressing, medication management, bathing and many social activities. A loved one who loves to cook or garden may still be able to participate in those activities with staff available to assist if needed. Different levels of care are available depending on the facility and the price point of the family. An aging loved one can have the care they need with many of the daily life activities they desire.

What Are the Signs It’s Time for Assisted Living?

Choosing an assisted living facility for your loved one can be a great thing for them. Learning to spot the signs can help you know when it’s time to make the move. There are a few key things to look for in your loved one that signal they need additional help. Some common signs to look for include:

  • Avoidance behaviors
  • Aggression toward self or others
  • Hyper-vigilance
  • Disabling anxiety
  • Wandering
  • Home safety
  • Escalating care needs
In addition to the senior, you as their caregiver may experience stress and an inability to continually meet their needs. Instead of continuing to stress about the negative emotions and physical exhaustion you experience caring for them, consider looking for an assisted living facility. Your loved one can have the hours of care they need without exhausting all your mental, emotional and physical resources. Loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s need additional care that can make caregivers feel isolated and alone. It may not be safe for them to continue to live alone in their homes. Having them in a facility to aid with their caregiving can take some of the burden off of the family. Choose a community that suits their personality and meets their care needs. Planning ahead can ease the burden on the family and the primary caregiver. A plan helps the caregiver take care of their loved one without guilt, resentment and sleep deprivation of constant round-the-clock care by themselves.

What Are ADLs and IADLs?

Part of assessing a person’s functional status and overall health is done through Activities of Daily Living. ADLs refer to essential skills necessary for physical needs management on a basic level. These skills including self-feeding, bathing and showering, toileting, functional mobility, dressing and continence.

IADLs are those Instrumental Activities of Daily Living that are more complex and necessary for more independent living. Typical tasks include transportation, managing money, laundry, preparing meals, cleaning and housekeeping, shopping, using communication devices and medication management.

A person’s ability to complete ADLs or IADLs or inability to complete them can help the caregiver meet their needs. As an assessment tool, ADLs help the healthcare professional track and see the signs of diminished functioning on a physical and mental level. These indicators are key for recognizing seniors with dementia or physical disabilities or even Alzheimer’s.

What Is Senior Living Like in Jackson, MI?

The unique features and community of the facilities are as different as the personalities of the seniors within their walls. While the care may be similar, the community feel can vary from laid back and easy going to traditional and formal. Communities may be as small as 20 residents or have hundreds of seniors living and socializing. The type of care offered in the facility impacts the formality of some of the atmosphere. The number of outdoor activities or the option to bring a beloved pet can change the nature of a community. Finding one that suits the personality of your loved one is key for them prospering in the facility.

The Jackson area offers the beauty of Michigan from parks to riverfronts. The artificial waterfalls at The Cascades are great for pictures. Visit Wellworth Park or Ella Sharp Park for a leisurely stroll. The Ella Sharp Museum has a plethora of local history and art.

What Services Are Available?

Customize the assisted living experience for your loved one by choosing a facility with the services they may enjoy. The Jackson area facilities have a variety of services available. Most facilities in the area include complimentary transportation, meals and housekeeping services. Other available service options may include:

  • Onsite beautician
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Visiting physical therapists
  • Pets allowed
  • Exercise programs
Staff available 24-hours a day ensures loved ones are safe and secure. Care is available for light, medium, dementia and Alzheimer’s depending on the facility. Most communities have a minimum age requirement with private or semi-private suites available. Some communities offer devotional services or cater to a specific population within the senior community. These facilities may offer similar religious or cultural amenities your loved one wants.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Jackson, MI?

Nursing home and home health care are often significantly higher than an assisted living facility in the Jackson, MI area. Assisted living is a less expensive alternative to a full-time live-in nurse or aide to assist your loved one with their daily activities. Depending on the facility and type of care offered, the cost can vary. The factors most affecting cost include the luxury level, needed services, residence type and size of residence. Special services may be an extra cost on top of the flat rate charged. For example, care may be a separate charge while meals are included in the flat rate. Some facilities charge for each service known as a la carte.

The Jackson area costs for assisted living are below the state average. General cost averages run between $3,319 and $3,324 for the city and metro areas respectively. The state average is $4,617. Additional services and luxury accommodations may cost extra.

Does Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

Most loved ones entering an assisted living facility have Medicare for their health insurance. Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover long-term care including assisted living facilities. Only short-term care is available for Medicare coverage. Short-term care can include in-home therapy after a hospitalization or nursing home rehab stays. Medicare covers these types of visits for a short period of time. The conditions under which they cover depend on the type of hospital stay, whether inpatient or outpatient.

The good news is that there are other insurance benefits that may be available. Veterans may have benefits from the VA. Low-income families may qualify for Medicaid. Long-term care insurance is another option your loved one may have already acquired.

How Can I Afford/Pay for Assisted Living?

The senior may have enough in retirement income and savings accounts to cover their stay at an assisted living facility with little help from loved ones. For those that cannot cover the cost, pooling financial resources is a common method for families to cover the long-term care of their loved one. Combining savings and personal income together can usually cover the expenses.

In addition to VA benefits, Medicaid and long-term care insurance, selling a life insurance policy may cover the costs of the assisted living facility. The cash received for the policy may not match the full policy. The person who purchases the life insurance continues paying the payments to receive the full payment upon the senior’s death. Be sure to understand the complexity of selling a life insurance policy to a third party prior to the transaction.

Seniors have the option of a reverse mortgage on their home if other means are unavailable. The reverse mortgage uses the current equity in the home to provide the borrower with funds. When the home is sold, the family pays back the loan.

What Questions Should I Ask When Touring Facilities?

A tour of the assisted living facility can help you assess the facility cleanliness, staff and atmosphere for yourself. Tours help you know if the facility may work for your loved one. In order to get the most out of your tour, you should ask the staff members some questions such as:

  • Does the staff administer medications?
  • What services are included in the monthly fee and what optional extras are there?
  • What experience does the facility have with (issues or diagnosis of your loved one)?
  • How many overnight staff members are there?
  • What are the costs, fees, payment policies and billing procedures?
  • What available types of apartments are there?
  • What are the move-out criteria?
In addition to asking questions on your tour, there are a few activities that can help you understand the community and services better. Try to visit the facility during an activity, have a meal during the visit and check out the outdoors. While walking around, pay attention to the staff and grounds. Keep an eye out for security concerns, safety features and the overall cleanliness. After your tour, speak with current and past residents and their families. Ask questions and go with your gut instinct.

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Jackson, MI

The state of Michigan has an exceptional rating when it comes to transparency for assisted living facility records and reports. Families can find violations for any assisted living facility for the past two years with additional years available upon request through the Freedom of Information Act.

Online listings of licensed facilities are updated regularly. These lists are searchable and include survey results, state post inspections, violations and complaints. Enforcement information is readily available next to the licensed facility list including any fines. Inspections from the state are performed every 24 months. Easily search for an assisted living facility through a general or narrow search. Pick a facility from the list shown to see details on the provider including inspections.

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility?

Once you know your loved one needs an assisted living facility, it is time to select a suitable community. Make a list of their needs along with some lifestyle wants before searching. This can help narrow down the available facilities to tour.

With your knowledge of your loved one, combined with the extensive knowledge of A Place for Mom, you can choose an assisted living facility that meets their needs. We help you know what to look for, provide a list of options and answer key questions to take some of the stress off of the process. Our Senior Living Advisors are available now for a free consultation.