Assisted Living in East Lansing

29 Communities

Burcham Hills

2700 Burcham Dr., East Lansing, MI
29 reviews
Burcham Hills is nestled between Burcham Park and the East Saginaw Highway in East Lansing, Michigan. Residents and their loved ones praise the community for offering an array of engaging activities, such as bingo games, music recitals and quilting classes. Visitors compliment the 38-acre grounds, where residents can stroll along the flower-filled garden walkway. Residents also enjoy being pampered at the on-site beauty parlor and exercising in the workout room. Burcham Hills... (read more)
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The Willows at East Lansing

3500 Coolidge Road, East Lansing, MI
8 reviews
The Willows at East Lansing is located in northern East Lansing, Michigan, minutes away from Falcon Golf Course and Eastwood Towne Center. Visitors and residents describe the property as beautiful and having a home-like atmosphere. The staff members receive high praise for their attentiveness and willingness to interact with residents, especially those who are less outgoing. Amenities include private porches, landscaped grounds and a game room, and residents engage in a wide ... (read more)
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Vista Springs Timber Ridge

16260 Park Lake Road , East Lansing, MI
12 reviews
Vista Springs Timber Ridge is located in East Lansing, Michigan, minutes from the Timber Ridge Golf Club, Park Lake and Rose Lake State Wildlife Research Area. Loved ones heap praise on the facility's friendly, professional and caring staff that creates a homey and comfortable environment for residents. The bright, cheerful building has large windows and includes a library, beauty salon, living room and deck. Residents live in spacious rooms and participate in daily activitie... (read more)
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Gilcrest Home

1410 Gilcrest, East Lansing, MI
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Brookdale Meridian

5346 Marsh Road, Haslett, MI
17 reviews
Brookdale Meridian is located in Haslett, Michigan, a suburb of East Lansing, just east of Nancy Moore Park. Residents enjoy the dining area's small, intimate atmosphere and the quality and variety of the meals. The staff earns praise for their friendly, upbeat demeanor, and residents are happy with the property's cleanliness. The facility is pet-friendly and offers several amenities, including a bistro, beauty salon, computer area and fitness center. Residents engage in a wi... (read more)
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Kalkidan AFC 2

5340 Park Lake East, Lansing, MI
4 reviews
Kalkidan AFC 2 is located in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood in Lansing Michigan. Visitors compliment the facility's high standards of cleanliness, as well as the quality of food offered. Residents appreciate the freedom to engage in activities outside of the community. The kind, equitable staff at Kalkidan AFC 2 work hard to make sure each resident gets the care he or she needs and to maintain a loving atmosphere in which visitors always feel welcome. Private rooms and a res... (read more)
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Craft Care Homes - Holt

1800 Cedar Street, Holt, MI
1 review
Craft Care Homes - Holt is located in Holt, Michigan, just off Cedar Street and near several churches. It's close to Kiwanis Park and less than seven miles from the McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital. This facility gets high marks from family members for its caring staff. Reviewers comment positively on the rooms, describing them as spacious and pleasant. Residents can choose to live in private or semi-private rooms, and companion suites are also available. Residents have acces... (read more)
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The Willows at Okemos

4830 Central Park Drive, Okemos, MI
1 review
The Willows at Okemos is located in Okemos, Michigan, in the heart of Meridian Township. It's just a short drive from the Meridian Mall and local green spaces, such as Nancy Moore Park and Central Park South. Family members appreciate the facility's wooded location, as well as its excellent rooms and pleasant dining area. This community offers restaurant-style dining with a variety of menu choices, and residents say that the chef-prepared food is delicious. Residents can opt ... (read more)
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New Life Assisted Living Center

5905 Edson St, Haslett, MI
1 review
New Life Assisted Living Center is located on Edson Street in Haslett, Michigan. It’s close to Lake Lansing and a short driving distance from Hillbrook Park and Haslett Village Square. Residents’ family members praise the home-cooked meals and community dining area, and they commend the caring, friendly staff. Activities include exercise programs and crafts, and there are birthday and holiday celebrations. Residents can also participate in gardening and animal therapy program... (read more)
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Kalkidan AFC 3

2121 Hopkins Avenue, Lansing, MI
1 review
Kalkidan AFC of Lansing, Michigan has the advantage of being operated by a surgical ICU nurse who knows all the ins and outs of taking special care of people. With a total of six residents, this facility is small and homey, ensuring that your loved one is comfortable and that their individual needs are met. The facility takes pride in its cleanliness and also provides a wide array of healthy foods for its residents' consumption. The staff also routinely creates opportunities ... (read more)
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At A Glance

There are 29 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in East Lansing is $4,632 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in East Lansing

East Lansing is the home of Michigan State University and boasts more than 50 arts and cultural activities each year, no city income tax, and 4 mile trail for walking, running, biking, and observing nature.

East Lansing also features four assisted living communities. Nearby areas, such as Haslett, Holt and Lansing, offer a total of 33 more facilities from which seniors can choose. The state of Michigan refers to assisted living facilities as homes for the aged. These personal care communities assist people age 60 and older with daily tasks and medication administration. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in East Lansing

  • East Lansing is a member of the AARP 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. 
  • The climate in East Lansing scores a 48 out of 100 on the comfort index, partly due to cold, snowy winters. In January, the average low temperature is 13 degrees Fahrenheit. Residents see about 45 inches of snowfall per year, which could be an issue for seniors looking for warmer climates.

  • The cost of living in East Lansing is higher than the average cost for Michigan, but it's lower than the national average. Groceries and utilities cost less than the state average, letting seniors save some money.
  • Seniors in Michigan get a tax break, as they don't have to pay state income tax on money received from state or federal pensions or public retirement systems.

  • East Lansing's violent crime rate is about 20 out of 100 on the crime index, with 100 being the worst. This rate is lower than Michigan's average of 33 and the U.S. average of 31, making it a relatively safe place to live.
  • East Lansing has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Prime Time Seniors' Program, which offers classes and programs for fitness, games, education and entertainment; Senior Dining Sites, a tri-county program offering meals and recreational programs; and Senior Project Fresh, which provides seniors with coupons for fresh produce from farmer's markets. 

Paying for Assisted Living in East Lansing

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Michigan

$4,632.00 East Lansing
$4,000.00 Holt
$4,000.00 US
$3,750.00 Mason
$3,389.00 Okemos
$3,000.00 Dewitt
$2,698.00 Haslett
$2,598.00 Lansing

Assisted Living costs in East Lansing start around $4,632 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 East Lansing 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 East Lansing

The MI Choice Waiver Program helps eligible seniors pay for personal care services within a residential setting. Michigan also offers an optional supplement to Social Security Income (SSI) recipients to help pay for room and board expenses at assisted living facilities.

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 East Lansing

East Lansing 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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in East Lansing

East Lansing-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.