Grand Blanc is a small city within Grand Blanc Township in Genesee County. Less than 7,900 residents call Grand Blanc home, including over 1,600 seniors aged 65 or older. Outdoor venues and activities that can help seniors stay fit include Grand Blanc Community Commons, a 137.5-acre nature preserve where visitors gather for birdwatching and other nature-related activities and walk the many nature trails. Seniors also benefit from a large local Farmers Market and the educational Heritage Association Museum. For big-city amenities, Flint is 8.5 miles away, and Detroit is about an hour’s drive.

Assisted living is a senior housing option that provides personalized care services, light nursing care and housekeeping in a residential setting that allows seniors to maintain their independence. The average cost of assisted living in Grand Blanc is $3,669, which is lower than the state and national averages and those of many other Michigan cities.

This guide provides information about assisted living in Grand Blanc, including details on the benefits and drawbacks of retiring here and a list of senior resources. It also compares the average costs of assisted living here to those of other nearby Michigan cities and alternate senior care options.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Grand Blanc, MI

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)

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)

The Oaks at Woodfield

5370 East Baldwin Road, Grand Blanc, MI, 48439

We went to The Oaks at Woodfield. They weren’t able to give a full tour due to COVID, but I kind of walked the grounds. It’s really clean, and my mom really looked comfortable. She was there for about … (read more)
We went to The Oaks at Woodfield. They weren’t able to give a full tour due to COVID, but I kind of walked the grounds. It’s really clean, and my mom really looked comfortable. She was there for about … (read more)

Bella Vita Senior Living – Grand Blanc

1481 E Hill Road, Grand Blanc, MI, 48439

My mother will be moving into Bella Vita Senior Living – Grand Blanc. It’s a nice facility. The people were really great, and they got on-staff help. There weren’t a lot of people. There were like onl … (read more)
My mother will be moving into Bella Vita Senior Living – Grand Blanc. It’s a nice facility. The people were really great, and they got on-staff help. There weren’t a lot of people. There were like onl … (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)

Americana Seniors of Davison

432 East clark Street, Davison, MI, 48423

Americana Seniors of Davison was very nice. It was an older facility upfront with the modern addition portion in the rear. It was very clean and the staff seemed to be well organized. The person durin … (read more)
Americana Seniors of Davison was very nice. It was an older facility upfront with the modern addition portion in the rear. It was very clean and the staff seemed to be well organized. The person durin … (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 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)

Charter Senior Living of Davison

10222 Lapeer Rd, Davison, MI, 48423

All the rooms in Charter Senior Living of Davison were very nice. The community, the atmosphere, the dining rooms, the living areas, and everything was nice. They had a menu that looked adequate. They … (read more)
All the rooms in Charter Senior Living of Davison were very nice. The community, the atmosphere, the dining rooms, the living areas, and everything was nice. They had a menu that looked adequate. They … (read more)

The Pines of Burton

5310 Davison Rd., Burton, MI, 48509

The Pines of Burton was small which we liked because it would be less confusing for someone who has memory problems. We’re impressed with the staff, who seem to be very kind and accommodating. The coo … (read more)
The Pines of Burton was small which we liked because it would be less confusing for someone who has memory problems. We’re impressed with the staff, who seem to be very kind and accommodating. The coo … (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)

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)

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)

Maple Place Adult Assisted Living

1132 E Maple Ave., Flint, MI, 48507

Maple Place Adult Assisted Living Center is located south of Flint, Michigan, near the intersection of Interstate 475 and Hill Road. The Family Pharmacy, Dollar Store, Kroger Supermarket, several rest … (read more)
Maple Place Adult Assisted Living Center is located south of Flint, Michigan, near the intersection of Interstate 475 and Hill Road. The Family Pharmacy, Dollar Store, Kroger Supermarket, several rest … (read more)

McFarlan Home

700 E Kearsley Street, Flint, MI, 48503

McFarlan Home is located in downtown Flint, Michigan, close to IMA Brookwood Golf Club and Swartz Creek Golf Course. Loved ones praise the caring demeanor of the staff members. The residents also prai … (read more)
McFarlan Home is located in downtown Flint, Michigan, close to IMA Brookwood Golf Club and Swartz Creek Golf Course. Loved ones praise the caring demeanor of the staff members. The residents also prai … (read more)

Caremore of Genesee Valley Assisted Living

3138 Curtis Drive, Flint, MI, 48507

I had a friend sent to Hamilton to rehab before returning home. He laid in his room and became depressed because there were no exercise activities, cookout or anything for him to do but lay in his roo … (read more)
I had a friend sent to Hamilton to rehab before returning home. He laid in his room and became depressed because there were no exercise activities, cookout or anything for him to do but lay in his roo … (read more)

Groveland Quality Care

4770 Groveland Road, Ortonville, MI, 48462



Bertram Haus, Llc

1330 Kenneth Street, Burton, MI, 48529


Kranur Bristol Manor

1383 Kranur Drive, Burton, MI, 48509


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Grand Blanc

The Adult Foster Care and Homes for the Aged Licensing Division of Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs handles licensing and regulation. Although Michigan doesn’t license assisted living facilities, a Home for the Aged license might be required if the facility has 21 or more residents aged 55 or older who receive room, board and supervised personal care.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Grand Blanc

  • State sales tax in Michigan is 6%, but there aren’t any city, local or county sales taxes. Groceries and prescription drugs, which are often two hefty expenses for seniors, are exempt from sales tax.
  • State income taxes are charged at a flat rate of 4.25%. While Michigan cities can charge additional taxes, Grand Blanc doesn’t do so. Seniors don’t pay income taxes on Social Security or Railroad Retirement benefits or military pensions, though other retirement benefits may be taxed. Seniors born before 1946 enjoy tax exemptions on up to $11,983 of income from private retirement plans, or $23,966 for joint filers. Those born between 1946 and 1952 can only claim an exemption on up to $20,000, or $40,000 for joint filers, and seniors born after 1952 usually don’t receive any exemptions.
  • The overall cost of living in Grand Blanc is more than 7% less than the national average. Groceries are nearly 5% lower, and health care costs are 15% lower in Grand Blanc. Housing costs are also more than 22% less than the national average, which could factor into the lower cost of assisted living residences.
  • Seniors benefit from having a local hospital, instead of having to drive to Flint. Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc is a full-service hospital with 24/7 emergency department care and surgical specialists. It’s regionally ranked and rated high-performing in nine adult procedures and conditions, including colon cancer surgery and knee replacement, as well as treatment of heart failure, heart attack, diabetes, kidney failure, stroke, pneumonia and COPD.
  • Grand Blanc’s smaller size may contribute to its experiencing much lower crime rates compared to the national average. On a scale of one to 100, with one being the best, the national average ranks at 22.7 for violent crime, while Grand Blanc receives at 12.8. For property crime, Grand Blanc ranks at 22.2 compared to the national average of 35.4.

Paying for Assisted Living in Grand Blanc

The average cost of assisted living in Grand Blanc is $3,669 per month, according to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey. This is $531 less than the state average and $631 less than the national average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Grand Blanc’s average cost of assisted living is lower than that of many other cities in Michigan, sometimes much lower. While this cost is higher than Bay City’s average by $669 per month, it’s lower than Saginaw’s cost by $331 per month. Grand Blanc’s monthly cost is much lower than Detroit and Lansing by $1,081 and $1,581 respectively.

$3669

Grand Blanc

$4200

Michigan

$4300

The United States

$3000

Bay City

$4000

Saginaw

$4750

Detroit

$5250

Lansing

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Besides assisted living, seniors may want to explore several other senior care options in Grand Blanc. The lowest cost option is adult day health care, which has an average rate of $2,383 per month. Receiving care at home to facilitate aging in place is quite a bit higher with an average cost of $4,576 for either homemaker services or home health aides. Nursing home facilities offer the most extensive personal and medical care as well as the highest price at an average cost of $9,353 for semiprivate rooms or $9,885 for private rooms.

$4576

Homemaker Services

$4576

Home Health Aide

$2383

Adult Day Health Care

$3669

Assisted Living Facility

$9353

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9885

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Grand Blanc

Michigan provides personal care services through the Medicaid State Plan, which covers homes for the aged. It also provides an optional state supplement for supplemental security income recipients who reside in a home for the aged that limits room and board charges.

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 Grand Blanc

Grand Blanc and Genesee County offer a variety of free senior resources provided by government entities or nonprofit organizations. These resources promote aging-related services that enhance health, mobility, independence and overall well-being in the area’s senior population. 

Resource


Contact 


Services


Valley Area Agency on Aging


(810) 239-7671 or (800) 978-6275


Valley AAA identifies unmet needs and develops new service programs to better serve seniors and disabled adults throughout Genesee County. It provides employment and training services to older workers, legal services, Meals on Wheels, elder abuse prevention, long-care ombudsman services, health screenings, crisis intervention and outreach, and it operates the RSVP program.


Genesee County Office of Senior Services


(810) 424-4478


Genesee County Office of Senior Services operates the County Commission on Aging, which helps improve the quality of life of seniors across the county. It oversees senior centers and contracted service providers to ensure seniors have the programs they need to improve their health and safety.


Grand Blanc Senior Activity Center


(810) 695-3202


The Grand Blanc Senior Activity Center is a nonprofit agency dedicated to serving the senior community in and around Grand Blanc. Services and activities for seniors aged 50 or older include dance classes, blood pressure checks, inspirational speakers, exercise programs, crafts, games, legal services, veteran’s assistance, a medical loan closet, transportation services and day trips.


Genesee County Department of Veterans Services


(810) 257-3068


The Genesee County Department of Veterans Services promotes veterans’ rights and issues. It works with local, state and federal agencies to address the needs of veterans throughout Genesee County and assist them in obtaining their rightful benefits and services. Other services provided include transportation to and from VA hospitals, assistance with health care enrollment and referrals to other agencies.


Senior Placement Services of Michigan


(810) 941-2892


Senior Placement Services of Michigan in Grand Blanc is a community-based organization that helps seniors find an assisted living community that best fits their needs and their budget, and it helps them create a transition plan. All services are free, including after-hours tours.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Grand Blanc

Grand Blanc-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