19 Assisted Living Facilities near Battle Creek, MI
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There are 19 Assisted Living Facilities in the Battle Creek area, with 11 in Battle Creek and 8 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Battle Creek is $2,922 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 61 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Battle Creek. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Battle Creek 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Hastings with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Battle Creek find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Battle Creek, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Battle Creek, MI
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Battle Creek
Named for its location near Battle Creek River, the city touts its annual cereal festival, hot air balloon festival, amateur baseball tournaments, and top ranking Binder Zoo. Seniors can experience these activities as well as nature preserves and walking trails.
Michigan assisted living communities are often popularly known as homes for the aged, though official documents often use the term "adult foster care facility." Levels of care and services offered vary by the property, but residents of the 38 facilities in Battle Creek generally get room and board, transportation and 24-hour staff assistance with their activities of daily living (ADLs).
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Battle Creek
Weather in Battle Creek is generally mild in summer and cold in winter, which can be tough on seniors who don't like the cold. Daily highs here average 58 degrees Fahrenheit, while lows average 37 degrees. Battle Creek gets around 35 inches of rain a year off the lake.
Air quality in Calhoun County, MI, is generally good. The American Lung Association still rates Battle Creek, and the surrounding area, a little high in ozone pollution, but fine particles in the air are generally well within what's considered acceptable limits.
- Cost of living in the Battle Creek-Kalamazoo area is around 20 percent lower than the national average. Housing is about 40 percent cheaper here, while groceries are 20 and health care 10 percent cheaper than is common elsewhere.
- Battle Creek residents pay sales tax of 6 percent on most of their goods. This tax comes entirely from the state of Michigan; Battle Creek does not impose any additional taxes on commerce, though local homeowners do pay property taxes.
- Battle Creek has high crime rates in most categories. Residents here have a 1-in-94 chance of being the victim of a violent crime, while property crimes, such as theft, are high even by the already-high standards of Michigan, so seniors on day trips with family are advised to use cautious in town.
- Battle Creek Transit operates bus routes around the city that reach out somewhat into the surrounding territory. Connections are available to the public transit systems of nearby communities, such as Kalamazoo, and seniors can ride at a discount.
Paying for Assisted Living in Battle Creek
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Battle Creek start around $2,922 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 Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek
Michigan offers very little assistance with the cost of assisted living. Some services received while in assisted living may be covered by the state Medicare program called Healthy Michigan.
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 Battle Creek
Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek, please visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Battle Creek
Battle Creek-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.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Battle Creek
Review of Bickford of Battle Creek
Bickford of Battle Creek is less expensive than most of the other ones, and that's definitely a plus. Anything in Battle Creek though is too far away from me. The room I saw was good. In terms of a... Read more
Review of NorthPointe Woods
Just a few weeks ago, I visited NorthPointe Woods. It looked like it was very well-run. I met some of the staff and the place looked like it was very well-cared for. I looked at the assisted living... Read more
Review of Bickford of Battle Creek
We toured Bickford of Battle Creek, and we liked it. We saw the studio apartments in the assisted living, and they were excellent. We saw where the residents eat and where they sit. We also saw the... Read more