2 Assisted Living Facilities in East Tawas, MI
Also serving communities of Harrisville, Harrisville, West Branch.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for assisted living facilities in East Tawas. On average, consumers rate assisted living in East Tawas 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Pigeon with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in East Tawas
East Tawas is a small hamlet of just 2,800 people in Iosco County, Michigan. In spite of its modest size, it has a large senior community that makes up over a quarter of the population. This pedestrian-friendly community has ADA-accessible sidewalks and streets and a variety of shops and arts and entertainment venues, which may appeal to seniors who enjoy exploring their community on foot.
East Tawas is home to two assisted living facilities, also known as homes for the aged. These facilities providing housing, meals and supportive services to adults age 60 and over. They are governed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in East Tawas
- The East Tawas area has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Tawas City.
- In East Tawas, seniors pay state income tax on income from retirement savings accounts and pensions, but there is a large deduction to minimize the tax burden. Social Security benefits are not taxed in Michigan.
Overall living expenses in East Tawas come in below the national average by about 20%, which may make it a good option for seniors who rely on fixed incomes. Real estate costs nearly 60% less here than in the average U.S. city, but transportation expenses, including public transportation, auto insurance and fuel, are also very affordable.
- East Tawas ranks as safer than 18% of U.S. cities and 12% of Michigan cities of all sizes, with both property crime and violent crime occurring at a relatively high rate. Seniors may want to find an assisted living facility that hosts plenty of day trips to avoid going out alone.
Summer in East Tawas is warm with highs ranging between 70 and 80 degrees, providing ideal weather for seniors who enjoy outdoor activities. Winters are cold with highs ranging between 28 degrees and 39 degrees.
- East Tawas has very good air quality with low levels of dangerous environmental pollutants, which may make the city a good option for retirees with heart disease or conditions like COPD.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in East Tawas
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in East Tawas 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 East Tawas 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 Tawas
Seniors who reside in East Tawas and receive SSI qualify to receive the optional state supplement in addition to their monthly benefit, which can be used toward assisted living expenses. The state also covers services under the Medicaid State Plan or one of two waiver programs, including MI Health Link and MI Choice.
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 Tawas
East Tawas 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 East Tawas, please visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in East Tawas
East Tawas-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in East Tawas
Review of Tawas Village
Tawas village is a great facility, they have assisted living as well as it being a nursing home. I was a close friend to a man that lived there. He was well taken care of and really enjoyed being t... Read more
Review of Rolling Acres
The facility was much nicer than I had first imagined. The outside had a nice presentation and the staff was very friendly. The walls were white which seemed a little dull to me but they don't want... Read more