There are 1,139 assisted living facilities in Michigan. These facilities are officially called homes for the aged, and they’re licensed and monitored by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. This department enforces rules related to care planning, nutrition and medication services, recreational activities and building features and amenities. It monitors compliance through regular inspections and by fielding complaints from facility residents, staff and visitors.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Michigan?

According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, seniors in Michigan pay $4,250 per month for assisted living. This is a little less than the national average of $4,500, indicating Michigan is a generally affordable option for residential long-term care. Throughout the state, care costs range from $3,400 in Battle Creek to $6,094 in Ann Arbor. In Detroit, monthly fees are consistent with the state norm at $4,215, and in the state capital of Lansing, rates are slightly higher at $4,313.

What Do Assisted Living Facilities in Michigan Provide?

Seniors in assisted living facilities have access to personalized care services helping them maintain as much independence as possible while receiving assistance as needed. Facilities feature comfortable housing, which may range from cozy suites to spacious two-bedroom apartments, and they have indoor and outdoor common areas where residents visit with friends and neighbors. Assisted living facilities in Michigan also provide three daily meals, plus snacks, and they’re required to provide medication administration and supervision of self-administered medications.