2 Assisted Living Facilities in Chelsea, MI

Chelsea Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
805 W. Middle Street, Chelsea, MI 48118
"The staff at this facility is amazing! They treated my mom so well like she was part of their family. Dee and the rest of the staff were wonderful. While my mom was battling the effects of..." More

Silver Maples of Chelsea

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Silver Maples Drive, Chelsea, MI 48118
"Silver Maples of Chelsea is very expensive, so only well-to-do people can find a place there. They had a great library. It was clean and had activities. From the looks of the dining room, food must..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Chelsea

    Chelsea is located in the Washtenaw County in Michigan. It is a small town of approximately 5,000 residents but its senior population is significant at more than 22 percent. There are eight assisted living facilities located in and around Chelsea to accommodate seniors in need of assistance with daily living. All facilities are regulated by the Michigan Bureau of Child and Adult Licensing, a division of the Department of Human Services.  

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Chelsea

    • Located in southeast Michigan just outside of Detroit, Chelsea is known for its mild summers and cold, snowy winters. The average high temperature in January is 30 degrees Fahrenheit and 82 degrees Fahrenheit in July.

    • Chelsea has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Chelsea Senior Center, an organization that provides meals, exercise programs, discounts on transportation and wellness workshops, as well as one senior center. 

    • Crime is not nearly the problem in Chelsea that it is in many other parts of Michigan. The overall crime rate in Chelsea is 60 percent lower than the national average, making the city safer than 82 percent of American cities.

    • The Chelsea, Michigan area is home to world-class medical facilities including St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • Chelsea does not have a regular public transportation system. However, The Ride provides commuter bus transportation between Chelsea and nearby Ann Arbor. In addition, the Michigan Smart Bus system offers curb-to-curb service to points within 10 miles (with advance reservations), making it an ideal option for those Chelsea seniors who can't walk far.

    • Chelsea, Michigan is home to several cultural attractions, including the Purple Rose Theater, the Chelsea Historical Museum and the Jiffy Company Factory tours and outlet. Most Chelsea events and attractions offer a senior discount, although the qualifying age varies.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Chelsea

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Michigan

    $4,523.00 Ann Arbor
    $4,020.00 Howell
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,950.00 Saline
    $3,440.00 Jackson
    $3,200.00 Stockbridge
    $2,503.00 Brighton

    Assisted Living costs in Chelsea start around $0 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 Chelsea 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 Chelsea

    There are a number of state and federal government programs that offer financial assistance to eligible Chelsea, Michigan seniors living in an assisted living facility. These include Medicaid State PlanMI Choice and Supplemental Security Income Category G.

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

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    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 Chelsea

    Chelsea 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 Chelsea, please visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Chelsea

    Chelsea-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 Chelsea

    • Review of Chelsea Retirement Community

      My husband ended up going with Chelsea Retirement Community. It’s a nice community and feels more home-like. The staff was very friendly and very nice. They get him up for breakfast, lunch, and din... Read more

      Mary088118
    • Review of Chelsea Retirement Community

      The staff at this facility is amazing! They treated my mom so well like she was part of their family. Dee and the rest of the staff were wonderful. While my mom was battling the effects of inoperab... Read more

      michigancarguy
    • Review of Chelsea Retirement Community

      My wife stayed at Chelsea Retirement Community. It was very good, and the medical staff seemed to be very good and met my wife's needs. The food looked very good. They had a really good staff who w... Read more

      Roger413838
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