6 Assisted Living Facilities in Bay City, MI

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Brookdale Bay City

Provides: Assisted Living
734 North Pine Road, Bay City, MI 48708
"We actually went to the memory care of Brookdale Bay City. The way it was setup wasn't as cheerful, it didn't feel as happy, and it was more patriotic. There's also a big difference with the way..." More

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Sheffield Bay

Provides: Assisted Living
4471 Sheffield Place, Bay City, MI 48706
"We chose Sheffield Bay for my mother-in-law. We're happy with them. The staff is very nice and I like the fact that the dining area looks more like a restaurant. It's very nice and very homey. I've..." More

Charter Senior Living of Bay City

Provides: Assisted Living
568 N Pine Rd., Bay City, MI 48708
"Hampton Manor was my number one in the list I visited. It looked like the most welcoming place. They're very friendly, very open, and everything was very light and lit up. They had a singing and..." More

The Carriage House of Bay City

Provides: Assisted Living
2394 Midland Road, Bay City, MI 48706
"My grandmother is in The Colonnades. It is a great experience for her. She is very happy. We were concerned that she was not going to happy and she wasn't going to like it, but she really likes it...." More

New Hope Bay

Provides: Assisted Living
668 North Pine Rd., Bay City, MI 48708
"New Hope Bay was in the process of building more rooms, but they had the biggest rooms of all the places I went to. However, it was very dark in there, and the lighting was very poor. It was a very..." More

Rachel Sovereign Memorial Home

Provides: Assisted Living
1014 Center Ave., Bay City, MI 48708

Assisted Living near Bay City, MI

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Bay City

  • Review of Brookdale Bay City

    We actually went to the memory care of Brookdale Bay City. The way it was setup wasn't as cheerful, it didn't feel as happy, and it was more patriotic. There's also a big difference with the way th... Read more

    R.P.
  • Review of Sheffield Bay

    We chose Sheffield Bay for my mother-in-law. We're happy with them. The staff is very nice and I like the fact that the dining area looks more like a restaurant. It's very nice and very homey. I've... Read more

    Cathy
  • Review of Brookdale Bay City

    I liked that Brookdale Bay City was a small community. The staff was caring. My dad was there for three days and he was on hospice. They played bingo and the residents seemed to like that. The food... Read more

    Ann
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bay City

Bay City, Michigan, which is nestled near the base of Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron, is home to 34,110 people. Though most of its population is middle-aged, the area has 23 assisted living facilities — commonly referred to in Michigan as adult foster care facilities. Six are located in the city proper and 17 in nearby communities. Facilities are all governed by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) to ensure regulations for proper standards of care are followed.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bay City

  • The cost of living in Bay City is 23.5 percent lower than the national average and 11 percent below Michigan's mean. Much this number is due to low housing costs, but savings are to be found in every category. This makes it easier for seniors to find affordable prices for groceries and health care services.

  • According to EPA's National Air Toxics Assessment, the air quality in Bay City is seven points worse than the national norm. For seniors with respiratory or allergy problems, this could be an issue.

  • With a violent crime rate of 42.5 and a property crime rate of 41.1, crime in Bay city exceeds the norm for both the nation and the state. For seniors in properly monitored ALFs, this might not be a major concern but could make going out chancy for active seniors.

  • The climate in Bay City can be brutal. Winter temperatures can hover in the low teens for weeks and the city receives an average of 41 inches of snow per year. This could make it difficult for seniors to enjoy outdoor activities on a regular basis.

  • Bay City has many cultural and art activities to offer people of all ages. Studio 23 holds year-round art exhibits, classes and lectures which are often free. There is also a city arts council and community theater that welcome all to participate.

  • The Bay City area is home to world-class medical facilities, including McClaren Bay Region, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


Paying for Assisted Living in Bay City

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Michigan

$4,000.00 US
$3,480.00 Midland
$3,230.00 Frankenmuth
$3,200.00 Bay City
$2,885.00 Saginaw
$2,675.00 Caro

Assisted Living costs in Bay City start around $3,200 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 Bay City 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 Bay City

There are three options available to help seniors pay costs associated with residing in a Bay City area assisted living facility: the MI Choice waiver program, the Expanded Community Living Supports (ECLS) program and MI Health Link. These are all Medicaid and Medicare waiver programs.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Michigan page. Financial Assistance in Michigan Financial Assistance in Michigan

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 Bay City

Bay City 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 Bay City, please visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bay City

Bay City-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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