Assisted Living in Ann Arbor
Atria Park of Ann Arbor1901 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI
Brookdale Ann Arbor2190 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI
University Living in Ann Arbor2865 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI
Hillside Terrace1939 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI
Glacier Hills – Michigan1200 Earhart Road, Ann Arbor, MI
Orchard Hills Manor2139 Georgetown Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI
Barton Manor Assisted Living821 Barton Dr, Ann Arbor, MI
StoryPoint Saline6230 S. State Street, Saline, MI
American House Carpenter Senior Living3470 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti, MI
The Gilbert Residence203 S HURON, Ypsilanti, MI
At A Glance
There are 17 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Ann Arbor is $4,635 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor is the home of the University of Michigan, which has a significant impact on the city's economy and culture. Seniors will have plenty to keep them busy in this vibrant city — art, music, festivals, football games.
The Michigan Bureau of Child and Adult Licensing, a part of the Department of Human Services, regulates the 26 assisted living facilities located in and around Ann Arbor. This type of facility in Michigan is often referred to as a home for the aged, and it typically serves 21 or more residents who are 60 or older. Any facility in Michigan that provides both housing and some level of care requires a license and is subject to regular inspections by state administrators.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Ann Arbor
- Located in southeast Michigan along the Huron River, Ann Arbor is known for its warm summers and cold, snowy winters. The average high temperature is 31 degrees Fahrenheit in January and 83 degrees in July.
- Ann Arbor is best known as the home of the University of Michigan. In addition, the city offers a number of cultural sites and events, such as the annual Ann Arbor Art Fair, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
- Ann Arbor has an array of community resources for seniors, including Catholic Social Services, an organization that provides residents 60 and older with a number of services, such as adult day care and assistance with home improvements, maintenance and taxes. The city also features four senior centers.
- The crime rate in Ann Arbor is relatively low, especially when compared with other cities in southeast Michigan. Ann Arbor is safer than 57 percent of other U.S. cities.
- The Ann Arbor area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the University of Michigan Medical Center and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority provides regular, scheduled public bus service throughout the city and between Ann Arbor and other points in southeast Michigan. Seniors with ID pay reduced fare. The Michigan SMART bus system offers curb-to-curb service with advanced reservations, which helps seniors with limited mobility.
Paying for Assisted Living in Ann Arbor
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Ann Arbor start around $4,635 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Ann Arbor and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Ann Arbor
A number of federal and state assistance programs help eligible Ann Arbor residents afford an assisted living facility. These include the Healthy Michigan Plan, MI Choice Waiver Program and Supplemental Security Income Category G.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Michigan page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Michigan are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page for more information about these laws.