The 3 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Gaylord, MI for 2023
Also serving communities of Grayling, Grayling.
The average cost of assisted living in Gaylord is $4,300 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,895.
To help you with your search, browse the 13 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Gaylord. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Gaylord 4.1 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Gaylord, Michigan
Woodland Acres Assisted Living
2796 Plywood Road, Gaylord, MI, 49735
"I like Woodland Acres Assisted Living. Everybody was really pleasant. They let us walk and see all the rooms. They were eating lunch when we got there. I knew one of the residents there, so I got to interact with her a bit. It was a wonderful faci..."READ MORE
1261 Village Parkway, Gaylord, MI, 49735
"This place is terrific! I had my mother there for a short stay while we waited for a new house to be finished and I was the guardian of a lady with With severe arthritis and dementia. I was there many many times and was always more than satisfie..."READ MORE
The Brook of Gaylord
900 Hayes Rd, Gaylord, MI, 49735
"My wife has moved into The Brook of Gaylord. We haven't been here very long, but so far, the workers are tremendous, very polite, very nice, and very helpful. They're much better than where she has been before. I asked for two things which were my..."READ MORE
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Gaylord
Gaylord is a small northern Michigan city of about 3,600 residents, about one in five of whom are 65 and over. This unique city, which is styled after an Alpine village, is home to the headquarters of the Otsego County Commission on Aging, an organization that provides meals, caregiving services and health services to area seniors.
Gaylord seniors can also tour two local assisted living facilities, which are officially known as homes for the aged. Like all assisted living facilities in the state, they are governed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Gaylord
- The Gaylord area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Otsego Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Gaylord seniors who rely solely on Social Security benefits do not pay any state income tax. Those who draw retirement income from other sources can claim a large deduction.
- With a cost of living that is roughly 15% below the state and national averages, Gaylord may be a good option for seniors with restrictive budgets. Healthcare expenses, including hospital stays, doctor’s office visits and dental care, are also 15% lower than the national average, which may benefit retirees.
- Statistically, Gaylord has one of the highest crime rates in the nation, with virtually 100% of U.S. and Michigan cities having lower property and violent crime rates. Seniors should seek out an assisted living facility that utilizes up-to-date security technology.
- Over the course of the year, temperatures in Gaylord range between 10 degrees and 78 degrees. While summers tend to be comfortable and mild, winters are harsh. As they’re researching local assisted living options, seniors may want to find out what types of indoor activities are hosted during the cold months.
- On a scale of one to 100, with 100 indicating clean air with low levels of harmful pollutants, the air quality in Gaylord is 74, about 16 points higher than the national average. Seniors with cardiovascular or respiratory conditions may breathe easy here.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Gaylord
Assisted Living costs in Gaylord start around $4,300 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 Gaylord 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.
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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Gaylord
Michigan helps seniors cover assisted living services through several programs, including the Medicaid State Plan, the MI Health Link waiver program and the MI Choice waiver program. Seniors who receive SSI are eligible to receive an optional state supplement on top of their regular SSI benefit, which can be used towards living expenses in Gaylord.
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 Gaylord
Gaylord 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 Gaylord, please visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Gaylord
Gaylord-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.