17 Assisted Living Facilities near Auburn, MI
There are 17 Assisted Living Facilities in the Auburn area, with 4 in Auburn and 13 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Auburn is $2,900 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 52 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Auburn. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Auburn 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Auburn, MI
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Auburn
Auburn is located in Williams Township, which was established in 1858, making it the second oldest township in Bay County. Today, approximately 2,100 people live here, and 17.6% of them are aged 65 or older. These seniors may take part in coordinated activities offered at the Auburn Community Center and enjoy local attractions, like the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum in nearby Saginaw.
For seniors who need assistance with the tasks of daily living, such as personal grooming and hygiene, there are three assisted living facilities in Auburn, and 10 more in nearby Midland, Freeland and surrounding areas. In Michigan, including Auburn, the Department of Human Services licenses and regulates these facilities as homes for the aged.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Auburn
- At 87.3, the cost of living in Auburn is much lower than the national baseline of 100 and the state cost of living at 96.7. Seniors and their families may pay a little less for utilities, housing and groceries but more for transportation in this rural community.
- According to measurements taken by the EPA, Auburn scored an 80 in air quality, 22 points higher than the U.S. average, but it received a 30 in water quality — about half the national average. This may be a concern for seniors and their families moving here from areas with cleaner water ratings.
Summers are moderate with July highs around 82 degrees. However, January lows dip to 15 degrees on average, and locals can expect 41 inches of snow per year. Auburn receives 32 inches of rain, compared to the U.S. average of 28 inches. Seniors with conditions aggravated by cold weather may be uncomfortable here in the winter.
- Seniors may be happy to learn that Auburn's property crime and violent crime are just a fraction of the state and national figures, at 18.2 and 5.7, respectively. The corresponding national averages for property and violent crime are 55.4 and 22.7, respectively.
- Auburn has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Bay City.
- Michigan is relatively tax-friendly to seniors in Auburn and the rest of the state. There's no tax on Social Security retirement benefits, and there's a large deduction on other types of retirement income.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Auburn
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Auburn start around $2,900 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 Auburn 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 Auburn
The MI Choice Medicaid Waiver assists seniors in Auburn and throughout the state who need the specialized care offered by adult foster care homes or homes for the aged.
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 Auburn
Auburn 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.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Auburn, please visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Auburn
Auburn-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Auburn
Review of Auburn Fields Assisted Living
Our mom spent a year at Auburn Fields and we were very happy with her care. She ended up needing a lot more care than we expected as her health declined, but we were always comfortable that she wa... Read more
Review of Plainview Assisted Living
Plainview Assisted Living is very nice. They take really good care of dad. He gets fed well and they find things for him to keep him busy. He enjoys doing group things and he likes it there. They h... Read more
Review of Plainview Assisted Living
My grandmother was very well taken care of, and we visited almost daily. This facility is small with only 20 bedrooms (even the small room was large enough for her to have her twin bed, a couple of... Read more