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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Frankenmuth, MI for 2024

 

Frankenmuth is a small community on Michigan’s east side with about 5,200 residents and a large senior community that makes up 29% of the population. Its affordable cost of living and age-friendly state income tax laws support seniors’ financial stability throughout retirement, and generally pleasant weather and the low crime rate appeal to active seniors. Several hospitals are located near the city, and those seeking long-term care have numerous residential options to choose from.

In the Frankenmuth region, assisted living facilities provide housing, daily meals, recreational activities and a full range of personal care services, making them ideal for seniors who need daily assistance. These communities support worry-free living with housekeeping, lawn and maintenance services, and many facilities have amenities such as hair salons and fitness centers. On average, seniors in the Frankenmuth region pay $4,225 per month for assisted living, which is in line with Michigan's norm of $4,250 and lower than the national average of $4,500.

This guide provides more information on assisted living in Frankenmuth, including details on options for paying for residential care. It also highlights some of the top resources for seniors considering long-term care in the region. 

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Frankenmuth

In Frankenmuth, as well as the rest of Michigan, assisted living facilities aren’t licensed. However, depending on the scope of care they provide, residential facilities may be licensed as homes for the aged or adult foster care homes by the Department of Human Services. This department sets minimum standards for care planning, staffing and nutrition and medication services. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Frankenmuth

 

  • Seniors in Frankenmuth don’t pay state income taxes on their Social Security income, and age-based deductions are available to reduce what seniors pay on other forms of retirement income. Property taxes are relatively high in Michigan, but seniors may avoid this expense by choosing residential care.
  • Frankenmuth’s overall cost of living is a little higher than the state norm but several points below the national average, which may make the city financially viable for those moving from outside of Michigan. On a 100-point index based on average living costs nationwide, the city scores 95.4 versus the Michigan score of 91.5. Housing costs are high here relative to the rest of the state, but seniors may have greater control over living expenses by choosing assisted living.
  • The modest property and violent crime rates appeal to many active seniors and make the city an attractive option for those researching long-term care in eastern Michigan. On a 100-point crime index, the city scores 9.1 for violent crime versus 22.7 nationally. While its property crime score is a little higher at 23.6, this is still well below the national average of 35.4.
  • Frankenmuth’s generally pleasant weather earns the city a score of 9.3 on a 10-point comfort index, making it a favorable option for many seniors who enjoy outdoor activities. Summers are mild, with daytime high temperatures in the high-70s to low-80s, and humidity levels are rarely unpleasant. Winters are cold, with nighttime temperatures in the teens, and the city gets about 42 inches of snow annually. Assisted living facilities often have fireplaces in common areas and individual climate controls in residents’ rooms, promoting year-round comfort.
  • Health care costs in Frankenmuth come in about 15% below the national norm, making health care accessible to many seniors living on fixed incomes, and there are 240 doctors per capita compared to 210 nationally. While there are no hospitals in the city proper, Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital and Covenant Medical Center Cooper are located within about 10 miles of the city center.

 

Paying for Assisted Living in Frankenmuth

 

In the Frankenmuth region, assisted living facilities charge approximately $4,225 per month for services.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Seniors in Frankenmuth pay $4,225 per month on average for assisted living, which is consistent with the state norm of $4,250 and well below the national rate of $4,500. Local residential care options are affordable compared to rates in nearby Flint, where seniors pay approximately $4,376 for care. Similarly, in Midland, rates exceed Frankenmuth’s average by $235, but in Battle Creek and Jackson, rates are lower than in Frankenmuth at $3,400 and $4,000, respectively.

Frankenmuth

$4,225

Michigan

$4,250

United States

$4,500

Midland

$4,460

Flint

$4,376

Jackson

$4,000

Battle Creek

$3,400

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

At $4,225 per month, assisted living is economically priced compared to other senior care options. While seniors pay $30 less per month for in-home care and home health care, these options don’t include housing, meals and entertainment, which can significantly drive up monthly living expenses. Similarly, adult day health care has a lower monthly rate of $1,950, but this option is limited to daytime services in a community setting. Assisted living costs about half as much as nursing home care, which provides around-the-clock medical support for $8,517.

In-Home Care

$4,195

Home Health Care

$4,195

Adult Day Health Care

$1,950

Assisted Living Facility

$4,225

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8,517

Note: Data for Frankenmuth was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Saginaw, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Frankenmuth

The MI Choice Waiver Program can help some Frankenmuth senior citizens to pay for certain costs associated with assisted living, including preventative nursing, non-medical transportation services and chore services.

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

Financial Assistance 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 Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth 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 Frankenmuth, please visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Frankenmuth

 

Frankenmuth Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Jeff44

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Review of Covenant Glen

We have found Covenant Glen of Frankenmuth for my mom. It has been fantastic. It is terrific. They're all great. My dad eats there quite a bit, and he said the food is fantastic and they have...

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Judy103365750

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Review of Covenant Glen

Covenant Glen was fairly new. It was a beautiful place. The people were very nice. If anybody is looking in the Frankenmuth area, this is a good one. They were very accommodating. They had a lot of...

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sarahIafrate

I visited this facility

Review of Wellspring Lutheran Services

During my grandmother's failing health, it became apparent she was no longer able to spend long hours alone. My family and I searched out assisted living homes near our area. The Lutheran Home...

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