Situated in Wayne County and part of the Detroit metro area, Dearborn is a city of almost 110,000 residents, with the 65+ age group making up 12.2% of them. Its appeal to older residents includes the multitude of highly regarded medical facilities within a 30-minute  radius, in addition to very affordable transportation and below-average health care costs. Other attractions include those that honor the region’s automotive past and cultural diversity, such as The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and the Arab American National Museum. For shoppers, Fairlane Town Center provides an eclectic mix of stores, while those who prefer the outdoors appreciate its many parks.    

Assisted living costs in Dearborn average $5,100 per month, which is $900 more than the state average. For that fee, seniors who need support with some daily tasks get accommodation and staff to clean their rooms, prepare meals and manage their medications. Many also benefit from 24/7 security and regular activities designed to improve physical, emotional and intellectual capacities. 

This guide delves deeper into senior living costs and the advantages and disadvantages of residing in Dearborn. It also provides a list of free and subsidized resources for the city’s older citizens.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Dearborn, MI

Allegria Village

15101 Ford Road, Dearborn, MI, 48126

Allegria Village was a very large community. There were buildings of rooms and facilities to accommodate any kind of situation. One nice thing about it was they had a chapel and different sections tha … (read more)
Allegria Village was a very large community. There were buildings of rooms and facilities to accommodate any kind of situation. One nice thing about it was they had a chapel and different sections tha … (read more)

Oakman Home

6500 Oakman Boulevard, Dearborn, MI, 48126


American House Westland Venoy

1660 S Venoy Rd., Westland, MI, 48186

We chose American House Westland Venoy for my uncle because it is nice, clean, and the people are friendly. It’s also close to where I live. He is in their assisted living, and his room is very nice a … (read more)
We chose American House Westland Venoy for my uncle because it is nice, clean, and the people are friendly. It’s also close to where I live. He is in their assisted living, and his room is very nice a … (read more)

2016

American House Dearborn Heights

26600 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights, MI, 48127

My mom is in American House Dearborn Heights. She’s in their assisted living. The place is very clean and orderly and has friendly staff. Her apartment is maneuverable and the staff is helpful, kind, … (read more)
My mom is in American House Dearborn Heights. She’s in their assisted living. The place is very clean and orderly and has friendly staff. Her apartment is maneuverable and the staff is helpful, kind, … (read more)

The Village of Westland

32001 Cherry Hill Road, Westland, MI, 48186

When I visited The Village of Westland, there were activities going on, and there’s a lot of people. The meals were good. It was clean. I looked at a one-bedroom apartment, and I really enjoyed how it … (read more)
When I visited The Village of Westland, there were activities going on, and there’s a lot of people. The meals were good. It was clean. I looked at a one-bedroom apartment, and I really enjoyed how it … (read more)

Blessed Assisted Living & Memory Care

29531 John Hauk, Garden City, MI, 48135

Blessed Assisted Living & Memory Care was a large home. It didn’t seem like they had a lot of different activities going on and if you wanted services done for the family member, the services woul … (read more)
Blessed Assisted Living & Memory Care was a large home. It didn’t seem like they had a lot of different activities going on and if you wanted services done for the family member, the services woul … (read more)

Chateau of Bridgeport

4328 Bridgeport Ct., Inkster, MI, 48141


Helping Hands I

26609 Hopkins Street, Inkster, MI, 48141


Good Samaritan Family Care

9651 Janet Street, Taylor, MI, 48180



A Heart that Cares

25345 Haskell Street, Taylor, MI, 48180


Ellis Assisted Living

4623 Clippert, Dearborn Heights, MI, 48125


Imperial Nursing Center

26505 Powers Avenue, Dearborn Heights, MI, 48125

Imperial Nursing Center is located just west of Detroit in the suburb of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, within walking distance of Northwest Park. Visitors mention amenities, such as outdoor garden and r … (read more)
Imperial Nursing Center is located just west of Detroit in the suburb of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, within walking distance of Northwest Park. Visitors mention amenities, such as outdoor garden and r … (read more)

Maple Manor

3999 Venoy Road, , Wayne, MI, 48184

Maple Manor is nestled in Wayne, Michigan and offers assisted living and a nursing home option. The community offers easy access to Avondale Park, a major highway and several shops and restaurants. Re … (read more)
Maple Manor is nestled in Wayne, Michigan and offers assisted living and a nursing home option. The community offers easy access to Avondale Park, a major highway and several shops and restaurants. Re … (read more)

Beechwood Living Center

10470 Beech Daly Road, Taylor, MI, 48180

Beechwood Living Center is located in Taylor, Michigan, just southeast of Lower Rouge Parkway. Guests always look forward to birthday parties and Christmas parties with anonymous gift giving. These ev … (read more)
Beechwood Living Center is located in Taylor, Michigan, just southeast of Lower Rouge Parkway. Guests always look forward to birthday parties and Christmas parties with anonymous gift giving. These ev … (read more)

Community Choices Inc

26405 Plymouth Road, Redford, MI, 48239

Community Choices Inc. is an assisted living facility located in Redford, Michigan. The facility is described by visitors as a nice, clean, contemporary environment and an excellent choice for a frien … (read more)
Community Choices Inc. is an assisted living facility located in Redford, Michigan. The facility is described by visitors as a nice, clean, contemporary environment and an excellent choice for a frien … (read more)

Gram’s Place Assisted Living

9038 Trafalgar St., Taylor, MI, 48180

Gram’s Place Assisted Living is tucked into the heart of Taylor, Michigan, just north of Lakes of Taylor Golf Club. Residents are very fond of homemade meals and soup-tasting events on the weekend. Th … (read more)
Gram’s Place Assisted Living is tucked into the heart of Taylor, Michigan, just north of Lakes of Taylor Golf Club. Residents are very fond of homemade meals and soup-tasting events on the weekend. Th … (read more)

Claudia’s Cottage

1404 Chestnut Street, Wyandotte, MI, 48192

Claudia’s Cottage is a senior living provider in the historic riverfront city of Wyandotte, Michigan, that offers residents 24-hour personal care. The six-unit assisted living facility is located in … (read more)
Claudia’s Cottage is a senior living provider in the historic riverfront city of Wyandotte, Michigan, that offers residents 24-hour personal care. The six-unit assisted living facility is located in … (read more)

Inspiring Generations Home Care

7439 Carrousel Blvd, Westland, MI, 48185


Trustcare Group Homes

26443 Cathedral, Redford, MI, 48239

I think that Trustcare Group Homes, in Redford, Michigan is a good choice for anyone who is looking for a group home for them self, a friend or a family member to reside at. They offer their consumers … (read more)
I think that Trustcare Group Homes, in Redford, Michigan is a good choice for anyone who is looking for a group home for them self, a friend or a family member to reside at. They offer their consumers … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Dearborn

The State of Michigan doesn’t license assisted living facilities. However, if the facility provides a service that does require a license, such as some medical treatments, it must hold a valid license for that type of care issued by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Dearborn

  • According to Neighborhood Scout, property crime in Dearborn is slightly above the U.S. and Michigan averages. However, violent crime is less likely, with the chances of being a victim at 1 in 301, compared to 1 in 229 for the state. Seniors concerned about these figures may want to consider neighborhoods closer to Dearborn Heights, where crime is less common. 
  • The average cost of living in Dearborn is below the national average, although slightly above Michigan’s average. However, the figures published in Sperling’s Best Places also show that Dearborn’s average health costs are lower than the state and national averages, which may be of interest to seniors considering assisted living. 
  • Seniors have several options for journeying around Dearborn, such as the Senior Citizens Bus Service. It provides curb-to-curb transportation free-of-charge for adults aged 60+ who need to attend medical appointments or other vital trips. Another option is Dearborn Senior Citizen Transportation, a curb-to-curb service provided by MyRide2. For $2 per return trip, wheelchair-accessible buses can transport Dearborn residents during working hours on weekdays for any purpose, including shopping and recreational trips.
  • Although Dearborn’s climate can’t compete with warmer cities further south, it is more senior-friendly than most in Michigan. The coldest month is January, with temperatures averaging a cool 19 degrees and snowfall typically 6 inches above the national average of 28 inches. However, summer temperatures usually hover around 84 degrees — enough to encourage seniors to enjoy the outdoors — while below-average rainfall means the heat is rarely humid.
  • Due to its proximity to Detroit, Dearborn’s residents are within 20 minutes of some of the best hospitals in the country, such as the University of Michigan Hospitals, ranked #11 in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Closer to home, the city’s medical facilities include Beaumont Hospital, ranked #10 in the state. There are also 382 Medicare-registered physicians, providing seniors with more choice about who takes care of their medical needs.

Paying for Assisted Living in Dearborn

The 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey found that the typical senior in Dearborn pays $5,100 per month for assisted living. This is $900 more than the typical senior in Michigan and $800 more than the average American.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Although at the upper end of the scale for assisted living costs in Michigan, Dearborn’s average senior doesn’t pay as much as their peers in Ann Arbor, where a facility is more likely to charge $5,590. More affordable locations do exist, such as Detroit, where fees are typically $4,750 per month, and Jackson, where they average $3,650.

$5100

Dearborn

$4200

Michigan

$4300

The United States

$5590

Ann Arbor

$4750

Detroit

$3650

Jackson

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day care facilities offer the most affordable senior care in Dearborn, at $2,080, followed by home and home health care, which both average at $4,957, despite the latter providing professional medical support. For another $143 per month, seniors can get accommodation and care in an assisted living facility. Those who require nursing home care will need to budget for $9,429, which is the typical fee for a private and a semiprivate room in the city.

$4957

Homemaker Services

$4957

Home Health Aide

$2080

Adult Day Health Care

$5100

Assisted Living Facility

$9429

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9429

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Dearborn was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Monroe, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Dearborn

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 Dearborn

Seniors in Dearborn can access a comprehensive range of free and subsidized resources, some of which are listed here. These examples show seniors where to get help if they’re concerned about the quality of their care, or, if they’re veterans, get medical help. They also provide a way for seniors to support their communities through voluntary service.

Resource

Contact

Service

(866) 485-9393

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman is an advocate for seniors living in Dearborn's residential care facilities. Residents who can't resolve disputes with the owners and managers of their facilities can call on the support of the ombudsman, who will investigate their complaints and pursue a satisfactory solution. The ombudsman also investigates complaints made by others, except complaints that suggest criminal behavior, such as elder abuse, which are passed on to the proper authorities.

(313) 576-1000

Located only 15 minutes from Dearborn in Detroit, the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center supports U.S. military veterans and their families. It provides many medical services, including primary care and assistance for seniors who can be treated by neurologists, obstetricians, dermatologists and podiatrists. It also provides mental health and social work services, in addition to working with vets suffering from military sexual trauma.

(248) 537-3300

RSVP is managed locally by the Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan. Adults aged 55 and over are welcome to offer as much time as they can spare to help nonprofit organizations and agencies that support the community. RSVP matches seniors with specific life and work skills with suitable organizations, which may include mentoring younger citizens of Dearborn or roles that require the volunteer to be trained.

(800) 815-1112

The Senior Alliance is the Area Agency on Aging for Dearborn, a nonprofit organization that supports seniors in multiple ways. It's the place to go for seniors who want information about various benefits, including Medicare and Medicaid. The agency can also support caregivers and help seniors plan for their long-term care. Where it doesn't offer direct support, it refers seniors to local nonprofits who can help, such as attorneys who specialize in elder services and don't charge for consultations.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Dearborn

Dearborn-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