Situated mostly in Michigan’s Genesee County and approximately an hour northwest of downtown Detroit, Fenton is a city of about 11,403 people. Those over 65 make up 17.5% of Fenton’s residents, which is an above-average figure for a U.S. city. They’re lured to the city because its low cost of living helps their incomes go further and its sparse population means they can avoid the madding crowds. Fenton is also within easy reach of three of Michigan’s biggest cities, including Flint and Lansing, ensuring its seniors have easy access to big-city resources when they want them.

Assisted living is an option worth considering for seniors who find daily tasks increasingly challenging. Assisted living facilities can offer 24/7 security, chef-prepared meals, and housekeeping by staff, allowing seniors to spend their days as they wish. Assisted living facilities in Fenton charge different fees, with the average being around $3,669. That’s an annual savings of $6,372 when compared to the state average of $4,200 per month.

This guide reviews the costs of assisted living in the surrounding area in addition to discussing the advantages and disadvantages of living in Fenton. There’s also a useful list of free resources for seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Fenton, MI

Provision Living at Fenton

300 N Fenway Dr, Fenton, MI, 48430


Posey’s Senior Care Homes

8470 Parshallville Road, Fenton, MI, 48430

My mother-in-law moved into Posey’s Senior Care Homes. They seemed to be excellent, and everything that they’ve provided for her, we’re very happy with. We couldn’t see the room through the window, we … (read more)
My mother-in-law moved into Posey’s Senior Care Homes. They seemed to be excellent, and everything that they’ve provided for her, we’re very happy with. We couldn’t see the room through the window, we … (read more)

Courtyard Manor of Fenton

2205 N Long Lake Rd, Fenton, MI, 48430

My aunt gets excellent care at Courtyard Manor of Fenton. The staff has been excellent. The dining area is large and very clean. The staff has always been very accommodating in getting the residents w … (read more)
My aunt gets excellent care at Courtyard Manor of Fenton. The staff has been excellent. The dining area is large and very clean. The staff has always been very accommodating in getting the residents w … (read more)

Hidden Peace Specialized Living

10520 Hartland Rd, Fenton, MI, 48430

Hidden Peace Specialized Living Service is gorgeous. They got separate men and women. They had lots of assistance there to help them out. It’s next to a horse farm and people just get out there and th … (read more)
Hidden Peace Specialized Living Service is gorgeous. They got separate men and women. They had lots of assistance there to help them out. It’s next to a horse farm and people just get out there and th … (read more)

Vicinia Gardens of Fenton

4016 Vicinia Way, Fenton, MI, 48430

Vicinia Gardens was all good except there wasn’t enough outside space, and it was too expensive. The rooms were beautiful, but were almost $5000 apiece, and it was just too expensive. Everything was a … (read more)
Vicinia Gardens was all good except there wasn’t enough outside space, and it was too expensive. The rooms were beautiful, but were almost $5000 apiece, and it was just too expensive. Everything was a … (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)

Village Manor Retirement

9501 E. Highland Road, Hartland, MI, 48843

We toured Village Manor Retirement. The physical appearance is beautiful. It’s 14 years old, you wouldn’t know if it’s four months old. It’s beautifully kept. It’s very well lit. It has wide-open spac … (read more)
We toured Village Manor Retirement. The physical appearance is beautiful. It’s 14 years old, you wouldn’t know if it’s four months old. It’s beautifully kept. It’s very well lit. It has wide-open spac … (read more)

2022

Springvale Assisted Living & Memory Care

4276 Kroger Drive, Swartz Creek, MI, 48473

Springvale Assisted Living is a part of the Swartz Creek, MI community, serving its senior living residents, and sharing life’s journey together. Senior Living residents experience the joys of ev … (read more)
Springvale Assisted Living is a part of the Swartz Creek, MI community, serving its senior living residents, and sharing life’s journey together. Senior Living residents experience the joys of ev … (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)

The Pines of Clarkston

7550 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston, MI, 48346

The Pines of Clarkston seemed to be a very down-to-earth, very friendly, and very relaxed place. They had a lot of staff wandering around making sure residents were OK and directing them where they ne … (read more)
The Pines of Clarkston seemed to be a very down-to-earth, very friendly, and very relaxed place. They had a lot of staff wandering around making sure residents were OK and directing them where they ne … (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.

American House Milford

700 Napa Valley Drive, Milford, MI, 48381

I toured American House Milford. The presence of it, it looked older, it was dirty, and it smelled. I didn’t like it at all, so I didn’t stay that long. The staff was good. They were very informative, … (read more)
I toured American House Milford. The presence of it, it looked older, it was dirty, and it smelled. I didn’t like it at all, so I didn’t stay that long. The staff was good. They were very informative, … (read more)

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)

Courtyard Manor of Swartz Creek

8240 Miller Road, Swartz Creek, MI, 48473

Courtyard Manor of Swartz Creek was nice and smaller. I liked it. I just like the other ones better, although there wasn’t anything against Courtyard Manor. It was fine. They had activities for the pe … (read more)
Courtyard Manor of Swartz Creek was nice and smaller. I liked it. I just like the other ones better, although there wasn’t anything against Courtyard Manor. It was fine. They had activities for the pe … (read more)

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)

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)

Cranberry Park of Milford

801 Whitlow Drive, Milford, MI, 48381

The owners treat the staff poorly which results in high turn over which can be confusing to many of the residents.
The owners treat the staff poorly which results in high turn over which can be confusing to many of the residents.

Young At Heart Assisted Living

3365 Grange Hall Road, Holly, MI, 48442

This is a six bed facility only. i say facility, but it is realy a home. My mom was thee for five years with Alzhimers and then increasng demitia. I came and went as i wanted to see my mom. We would s … (read more)
This is a six bed facility only. i say facility, but it is realy a home. My mom was thee for five years with Alzhimers and then increasng demitia. I came and went as i wanted to see my mom. We would s … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Fenton

The State of Michigan doesn’t license assisted living facilities. However, if a facility serving seniors provides levels of care that meet licensing requirements, it must apply for a license from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Licensed facilities receive regular unannounced visits to ensure they’re complying with the state’s regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Fenton

  • According to Sperling’s Best Places, the cost of living index for the country is 100, while Fenton’s is 95.9, meaning its seniors hold on to more of their incomes than the average American. Health care costs are a good example of this. In Fenton, the figure is 85, slightly below the state average and significantly lower than the national average.
  • The crime statistics for Fenton reveal the city to be a safe place to live. Property crime is a little below the national average, while instances of violent crime are about half those of the state and the country. Many seniors in assisted living are also secure in the knowledge that their facilities have 24/7 surveillance systems with staff always on-site.
  • Due to its northerly location, Fenton experiences colder winters than most cities in the U.S., with an above-average annual snowfall of 36 inches and fewer sunny days (174 compared to the national average of 205). However, the city also gets below-average rainfall, and in summer, temperatures of around 82 degrees are normal.
  • There are no hospitals in Fenton. The primary medical facility is Fenton Medical Center. However, the highly regarded McLaren Flint Hospital is only 25 minutes from the city, while an hour’s journey southeast to Detroit takes seniors to some of the most highly rated hospitals in the country. 
  • The Flint-based Mass Transportation Authority provides various useful services for seniors throughout Genesee County. These include the Rides to Wellness Program, a free door-to-door service for seniors who need to attend medical appointments or collect medications from pharmacies. There’s also Senior Shopper, a fixed-route pickup and return bus service that stops at many senior living facilities across the county, providing seniors with easy access to retail stores in the county and Flint.
  • Unfortunately, water quality in Fenton is significantly below the national average. However, due to its rural location, the city’s air quality is excellent and far above the national average.

Paying for Assisted Living in Fenton

The average monthly cost for an assisted living placement in Fenton is $3,669, making the city one of the most affordable in the state. Other figures published in the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey also show Fenton’s typical fees to be below the state and national averages.

The Cost of Living in Nearby Cities

Bay City is the least costly location in this part of Michigan, with fees averaging $3,000. Saginaw’s seniors pay an additional $1,000 per month, while in Detroit, costs rise by another $750. The most expensive city in the region is the state capital, Lansing, where fees average $5,225.

$3669

Fenton

$4200

Michigan

$4300

The United States

$3000

Bay City

$4000

Saginaw

$5225

Lansing

$4750

Detroit

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Senior care costs often reflect the type of care provided, but not always. For example, assisted living in Fenton includes accommodations, yet its average costs are 22% below those of home and home health care. Both in-home services cost $4,576, despite home health care including basic medical support. Able-bodied seniors attending adult day health care centers have the most affordable care, with costs averaging $2,383. Due to their intensive levels of care, nursing homes are the most expensive. A typical semiprivate room in Fenton costs $9,353, while seniors in private rooms pay an additional $532 per month.

$4576

Home care

$4576

Home health care

$2383

Adult day health care

$3669

Assisted living

$9353

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$9885

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Fenton was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Flint, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fenton

There are a number of state and federal programs that offer financial assistance to eligible Fenton seniors. These include Healthy MichiganMI Choice and Supplemental Security Income Category G.

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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 Fenton

Fenton’s seniors can benefit from a wide range of free resources, some of which are listed here. The resources can help seniors meet some costs, improve poor-quality care, learn new skills and make new friends.

Resource

Contact

Service

(810) 629-2512

Fenton Community & Cultural Center is a wheelchair-accessible hub that operates Senior Fridays, a day of activities catering to the city's older residents. Activities include bingo games and painting classes. On the fourth Friday of every month, the center provides nutritious lunches for seniors for a fee of $4 per meal. Other programs may incur nominal fees, such as $1 for bingo.

(866) 485-9393

Seniors who can't resolve an issue with the owner or manager of their assisted living facility can take their complaint to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, who will investigate and seek to resolve the issue on the senior's behalf. The ombudsman also educates seniors about their rights in care communities. There is no charge for their services.

(810) 720-2913

The Flint VA Clinic is a community-based outpatient clinic that delivers primary care services to vets in Genesee County. It also provides anticoagulation, social work and mental health services. Seniors in need of hospitalization are transferred to the VA Ann Arbor Medical Center, although those in need of immediate care are taken to one of three medical centers within the county.

(810) 239-7671

The Valley Area Agency on Aging is a multi-resource nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of seniors in the area. The AAA can assist seniors by providing referrals to Medicare counselors who can help them plan for their futures, information on locations of health screenings for older residents, and legal services for those on low incomes.

(810) 762-0200

Adults aged 60 and over can apply for the Mott Community College Gold Card, which meets their tuition costs for standard classes. Seniors will need to pay for other fees, including textbooks. The card also provides 50% discounts on some courses. Fenton seniors can study at the Southern Lakes Branch Center in the city.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fenton

Fenton-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