Davison is a small city located just 10 miles east of Flint that’s home to around 5,000 people. Almost 19% of residents are aged 65 or older, with Davison’s clean air and low crime rate making it an attractive retirement option. There’s plenty to do in the area, with 21 golf courses to play, theaters and galleries to explore and good shopping options for essentials or the perfect gift. Festivals throughout the year give seniors the opportunity to join with the community as it celebrates the weather, seasons and holidays.    

Older adults in Davison who need some help with daily tasks such as personal care, meals and housekeeping, may consider moving to an assisted living community. This senior living option provides care to seniors who can’t live independently anymore, but don’t need the high level of medical care provided by nursing homes. In Davison, the average cost of assisted living is $3,669 per month, which is more affordable than both the state and national averages.

This guide provides an overview of assisted living in Davison. Seniors can find information about the cost of care, benefits and drawbacks to retiring in Davison and resources available to assist people in the city as they age. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Davison, MI

Americana Seniors of Davison

432 East clark Street, Davison, MI, 48423

Americana Seniors of Davison was very nice. It was an older facility upfront with the modern addition portion in the rear. It was very clean and the staff seemed to be well organized. The person durin … (read more)
Americana Seniors of Davison was very nice. It was an older facility upfront with the modern addition portion in the rear. It was very clean and the staff seemed to be well organized. The person durin … (read more)

Charter Senior Living of Davison

10222 Lapeer Rd, Davison, MI, 48423

All the rooms in Charter Senior Living of Davison were very nice. The community, the atmosphere, the dining rooms, the living areas, and everything was nice. They had a menu that looked adequate. They … (read more)
All the rooms in Charter Senior Living of Davison were very nice. The community, the atmosphere, the dining rooms, the living areas, and everything was nice. They had a menu that looked adequate. They … (read more)

2022

Devonshire Retirement Village

101 Devonshire Drive, Lapeer, MI, 48446

Very clean environment. Rooms are spacious and comfortable for the residents. Residents are able to bring their own personal items and furniture, even hang their own pictures, so it feels like home. … (read more)
Very clean environment. Rooms are spacious and comfortable for the residents. Residents are able to bring their own personal items and furniture, even hang their own pictures, so it feels like home. … (read more)

2014, 2015

Brookdale Grand Blanc

5080 Baldwin Road, Holly, MI, 48442

I toured Brookdale Grand Blanc, I liked the facility, but my dad had a change of heart and he wants to stay at home. It was a beautiful facility. It was nice and clean. The people were nice. It’s a ne … (read more)
I toured Brookdale Grand Blanc, I liked the facility, but my dad had a change of heart and he wants to stay at home. It was a beautiful facility. It was nice and clean. The people were nice. It’s a ne … (read more)

2016

American House Grand Blanc

12640 Holly Rd., Grand Blanc, MI, 48439

If I had to move to a place, I liked American House Grand Blanc the best. I liked the people that run the community. The facility looked very nice. If you’re ready to live in that atmosphere, that’s a … (read more)
If I had to move to a place, I liked American House Grand Blanc the best. I liked the people that run the community. The facility looked very nice. If you’re ready to live in that atmosphere, that’s a … (read more)

Sugarbush Manor

G3237 Beecher Road, Flint, MI, 48532

When I toured Sugarbush Manor to consider placement for my elderly father, I was enthusiastically greeted by Sarah and a resident who glowed about the cooking and book reading clubs. The Manor was ver … (read more)
When I toured Sugarbush Manor to consider placement for my elderly father, I was enthusiastically greeted by Sarah and a resident who glowed about the cooking and book reading clubs. The Manor was ver … (read more)

Landings of Genesee Valley

4444 W. Court St., Flint, MI, 48532

When I visited this facility, the staff was extremely welcoming. The residents were happily interacting at a social hour. I had a very welcoming, warm feeling while visiting the Landings.
When I visited this facility, the staff was extremely welcoming. The residents were happily interacting at a social hour. I had a very welcoming, warm feeling while visiting the Landings.

The Pines of Goodrich

8111 S State Road, Goodrich, MI, 48438

I did not have a good feeling about the Pines of Goodrich. I was late, someone else took me on the tour, and probably that person was not as knowledgeable. It could have been brighter, it was clean, b … (read more)
I did not have a good feeling about the Pines of Goodrich. I was late, someone else took me on the tour, and probably that person was not as knowledgeable. It could have been brighter, it was clean, b … (read more)

Sugarbush House #4

G-4226 Beecher Road, Flint, MI, 48532

Sugarbush House #4 was clean, very nice, and warm looking. It looked like everybody was happy over there. The representative of the Sugarbush company was a very sweet and caring person. She really mak … (read more)
Sugarbush House #4 was clean, very nice, and warm looking. It looked like everybody was happy over there. The representative of the Sugarbush company was a very sweet and caring person. She really mak … (read more)

Sugarbush House #5

5427 Calkins Rd, Flint, MI, 48532

Sugarbush House #5, located in Flint, Michigan, utilizes a home-like atmosphere to transition residents into the new stage of their lives. The facility helps nourish social connections and meet the ne … (read more)
Sugarbush House #5, located in Flint, Michigan, utilizes a home-like atmosphere to transition residents into the new stage of their lives. The facility helps nourish social connections and meet the ne … (read more)

Living Waters Buell Lake

13515 N Genesee, Clio, MI, 48420

Living Waters Buell Lake was a nice place. Everything was nice about it. It smelled good. It looked kept up, and it’s new. The staff was very pleasant, very nice, and knowledgeable. The rooms were nic … (read more)
Living Waters Buell Lake was a nice place. Everything was nice about it. It smelled good. It looked kept up, and it’s new. The staff was very pleasant, very nice, and knowledgeable. The rooms were nic … (read more)

The Pines of Burton

5310 Davison Rd., Burton, MI, 48509

The Pines of Burton was small which we liked because it would be less confusing for someone who has memory problems. We’re impressed with the staff, who seem to be very kind and accommodating. The coo … (read more)
The Pines of Burton was small which we liked because it would be less confusing for someone who has memory problems. We’re impressed with the staff, who seem to be very kind and accommodating. The coo … (read more)

Shadowtree Lodge

1378 Shadowtree Ln, Lapeer, MI, 48446

Shadowtree Lodge was very good. We were accepted there but they had to decline because they didn’t have the 24-hour care that my dad needed. The staff was very friendly. I wish we could have gotten hi … (read more)
Shadowtree Lodge was very good. We were accepted there but they had to decline because they didn’t have the 24-hour care that my dad needed. The staff was very friendly. I wish we could have gotten hi … (read more)

Sugarbush House #1

5631 Sugarbush Lane, Flint, MI, 48532

Sugarbush House #1 in Flint, Michigan, is located on the outskirts of the city in a residential area, just east of Interstate 75. The facility is part of a compound of five homes that residents and th … (read more)
Sugarbush House #1 in Flint, Michigan, is located on the outskirts of the city in a residential area, just east of Interstate 75. The facility is part of a compound of five homes that residents and th … (read more)

The Pines of Lapeer

1446 Suncrest Dr., Lapeer, MI, 48446

I wasn’t impressed with The Pines of Lapeer. There wasn’t very much activity going on. Actually there weren’t very many residents there. We saw some stains on the carpets in the one room we visited. T … (read more)
I wasn’t impressed with The Pines of Lapeer. There wasn’t very much activity going on. Actually there weren’t very many residents there. We saw some stains on the carpets in the one room we visited. T … (read more)

Sugarbush House # 3

1152 Woodkrest Drive, #2221, Flint, MI, 48532


Woodhaven Senior Community

5201 Woodhaven Ct, Flint, MI, 48532

Woodhaven Senior Community is located in a peaceful suburb of Flint, Michigan. Guests are particularly fond of the new clubhouse, where they can enjoy drinks in the evening and breakfast bars in the m … (read more)
Woodhaven Senior Community is located in a peaceful suburb of Flint, Michigan. Guests are particularly fond of the new clubhouse, where they can enjoy drinks in the evening and breakfast bars in the m … (read more)

Stonegate Health Campus

2525 DeMille Boulevard, Lapeer, MI, 48446

Stonegate Health Campus Assisted Living was very elite in terms of the décor and stuff. I would not be comfortable there. It was just like you felt like you had to be dressed up all the time. For my … (read more)
Stonegate Health Campus Assisted Living was very elite in terms of the décor and stuff. I would not be comfortable there. It was just like you felt like you had to be dressed up all the time. For my … (read more)

Nathan’s Place

2444 Oakridge Drive, Flint, MI, 48507

Nathan’s Place is located in Flint, Michigan, not far from Bishop International Airport. Residents of this community are provided with freshly made and well-balanced meals, and its staff makes sure th … (read more)
Nathan’s Place is located in Flint, Michigan, not far from Bishop International Airport. Residents of this community are provided with freshly made and well-balanced meals, and its staff makes sure th … (read more)

Addington Place of Grand Blanc

4137 East Cook Road, Grand Blanc, MI, 48439

Each time I called, Addington staff were friendly and knowledgeable. They always took the time to take my questions on how my father, who was in hospice, was doing at that particular moment. This wa … (read more)
Each time I called, Addington staff were friendly and knowledgeable. They always took the time to take my questions on how my father, who was in hospice, was doing at that particular moment. This wa … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Davison

In Davison, assisted living communities are called homes for the aged. These facilities provide room, board and supervised personal care to people aged 55 or older. The Bureau of Community and Health Systems, a division of Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, ensures that homes for the aged comply with the state’s rules and regulations. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Davison

  • Davison is a good choice for seniors who enjoy white winters, as the city gets an average of 36 inches of snow each year. Summers are mild, with an average high in July of 82 degrees, allowing older adults to enjoy the outdoors without feeling overheated. 
  • The overall cost of living index in Davison is 89.6, equal to the Michigan cost of living and almost 11 points lower than the national index of 100. Low grocery and healthcare costs, with indexes of 93 and 85 respectively, help seniors stretch their retirement budget. 
  • Seniors in Michigan don’t pay state income tax on Social Security retirement income and receive a large deduction on other types of retirement income, which means they have more money available for other expenses. There are also no local sales taxes in Michigan, so seniors in Davison only pay the state sales tax of 6%. 
  • Davison has an overall crime rate of 10 crimes per 1,000 residents, making it safer than 60% of U.S. cities. Both the property and violent crime rates are well below the Michigan average, making Davison a safe choice for seniors. 
  • Flint’s Mass Transportation Authority operates buses in Davison and adults aged 65 or older are eligible for a reduced fare. The MTA also operates a paratransit service called Your Ride that provides curb-to-curb transport to people throughout Genesee County who aren’t able to use the fixed-route service.
  • The State of the Air Report gives Genesee County a C grade for ozone pollution and an A grade for participle pollution. The area’s clean air means  Davison is a healthy choice for seniors with respiratory illnesses.

Paying for Assisted Living in Davison

Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey shows that the average price of assisted living in Davison is $3,669 per month. This is lower than the Michigan average of $4,200 and the national average of $4,300 per month. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Davison has very affordable assisted living care when compared to Michigan’s biggest cities. Seniors in Detroit pay $4,750 monthly, $1,081 more than those in Davison. Costs rise to $5,000 in Grand Rapids and $5,225 in Lansing. Ann Arbor is the least affordable of Michigan’s large cities at a cost of $5,590, $1,991 higher than the price in Davison. 

$3669

Davison

$4200

Michigan

$4300

The United States

$4750

Detroit

$5000

Grand Rapids

$5225

Lansing

$5590

Ann Arbor

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living care is not the only senior living option available to older adults in Davison. At $2,383 monthly, adult day health care is an affordable choice for seniors who only need weekday help. Those who wish to remain living at home can receive care through homemaker services or home health aide, which both cost $4,576 monthly. Seniors who require the high level of care provided by a nursing home pay $9,353 for a semiprivate room or $9,885 for a private room. 

$4576

Homemaker Services

$4576

Home Health Aide

$2383

Adult Day Health Care

$3669

Assisted Living Facility

$9353

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9885

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Davison was not available, so data for the closest city, Flint, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Davison

Michigan provides personal care services through the Medicaid State Plan, which covers homes for the aged. It also provides an optional state supplement for supplemental security income recipients who reside in a home for the aged that limits room and board charges.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living 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 Davison

Seniors in Davison have access to a range of resources designed to help them as they age. Many are available to people who live in, or are considering a move to, an assisted living facility. Supports such as recreational activities, health programs, and benefits counseling are provided by government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Resource

Contact

Service

(810) 239-7671

Valley Area Agency on Aging is the local AAA for older adults in Davison. It runs a range of programs for seniors, including health programs, information services and volunteer opportunities. Valley Area Agency on Aging can also connect seniors to state government programs such as the MI Choice Waiver Program. 

(810) 658-1566

The Davison-Richfield Area Senior Citizens Activity Center provides social and educational opportunities for older adults in Davison, including games, fitness classes and craft groups. It also has a library, a lunch program and transportation services available to seniors. Staff at the senior center can connect people in the community to other local resources. 

(517) 827-8040

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman program in Michigan advocates for people living in nursing homes, homes for the aged and adult foster care homes. All actions taken are guided by the resident’s wishes, and ombudsmen operate under strict confidentiality. The program also aims to improve the long-term care system through changes in law, regulations and policies.

1-800-322-4512

Legal Services of Eastern Michigan provides legal assistance to people in the Flint area. Adults aged 60 and older are eligible for assistance in a variety of matters including government benefits, consumer problems and elder abuse and financial exploitation. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Davison

Davison-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Michigan