20 Assisted Living Facilities near Detroit, MI
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There are 20 Assisted Living Facilities in the Detroit area, with 17 in Detroit and 3 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Detroit is $1,612 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 12 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Detroit. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Detroit 2.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Dearborn with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Detroit, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Detroit, MI
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Detroit
Detroit is located in southeast Michigan and is best known for both Motown and motor vehicles, perfect for car enthusiasts or the music lovers. Almost 12 percent of Detroit's 713,777 population are seniors aged 65 or older. To serve those seniors, Detroit is home to 17 assisted living facilities with another three located in neighboring areas.
In Detroit and throughout Michigan, assisted living facilities are known as Adult Foster Care Facilities (AFC) or Homes for the Aged (HFA), both of which are licensed by The Department of Human Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Detroit
- Michigan does not tax social security income and only partially taxes retirement savings account withdrawals and pensions. Detroit seniors may find that the state's tax laws result in more money to allocate toward their healthcare expenses.
- Three of Detroit's suburbs (Auburn Hills, Highland Park and Southfield) are members of AARP's Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
- Seniors living in Detroit have access to public transportation through the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT). The city's line of SMART buses provide service to the suburbs and MetroLift helps arrange curb-to-curb service for Detroit's elderly and disabled.
- Detroit has a comfortable climate with summer highs of 83 degrees and winter lows of 19. However, the city only gets 183 sunny days per year, slightly less than the national average of 205. Seniors who enjoy ample sunshine might prefer a sunnier city.
- Detroit's cost of living is 94.4, slightly lower than the national average of 100. Healthcare expenses also rank lower at 85, indicating that the city may be affordable for seniors.
- Detroit has a violent crime rate of 94.3 and a property crime rate of 66.7, both considerably higher than the national averages of 22.7 and 35.4, respectively. Seniors can rest assured that the security precautions taken by care facilities make them among the safest places to live.
Paying for Assisted Living in Detroit
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Detroit start around $1,612 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 Detroit 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 Detroit
Eligible seniors in the Detroit area may qualify for assistance through state-specific Medicaid programs, namely the MI Choice Waiver.
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 Detroit
Detroit 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 Detroit, please visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Detroit
Detroit-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.
Other Options in Detroit, MI
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Detroit
Review of Passion and Caring Home for the Elderly
Passion and Caring Home for the Elderly was nice and peaceful. The staff was very nice. The facility was clean and nice. The rooms were nice, big, clean, and furnished with nice bedding. It had a n... Read more
Review of St. Joseph Manor Home for the Aged
Mom was in St. Joseph Manor, and they were not able to handle her properly in this facility. I guesst they get skilled nurses who are able to handle people with dementia. They have a lot of activit... Read more
Review of Crystal Home Health Care
Crystal Home Care was horrible. My professor’s two black shoes that we took in there with him were mismatched when he came out, and they didn’t know where his other property was. They had coffee ta... Read more