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The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Grand Ledge, MI for 2024

Grand Ledge is a welcoming city where seniors make up nearly a fifth of the 7,800 residents, offering a social environment for retirees seeking long-term care. Its low crime rate and pleasant weather make it a popular retirement destination for active seniors, and benefits such as its affordable cost of living and retiree-friendly tax laws support worry-free living.

Grand Ledge is also home to several high-quality assisted living facilities. These facilities are for seniors who need daily assistance and are seeking freedom from the stress and responsibilities of living alone. Residents enjoy daily meals, time-saving housekeeping and linen services and curated social and recreational activities, and individually tailored care plans provide the right level of support. Many facilities have amenities, such as fitness centers and walking paths, to promote an active lifestyle, and they plan community outings to local destinations to keep residents connected to their community. On average, seniors in Grand Ledge pay $4,313 per month for this level of care. While this exceeds Michigan’s norm of $4,250, it’s lower than the national average of $4,500.

This guide provides information on assisted living in Grand Ledge, including an overview of some programs that may help seniors pay for care.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Grand Ledge

The Bureau of Community and Health Systems licenses assisted living facilities, officially called adult foster care facilities or homes for the aged, in Grand Ledge and the rest of Michigan. This governing body sets minimum standards for occupancy, the scope of services a facility must provide, staffing and meal and medication services.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Grand Ledge

  • Michigan retirees don’t pay state income taxes on Social Security benefits, and they may qualify for deductions to reduce what they owe on other types of retirement income. This may leave more money in the bank for long-term care expenses in Grand Ledge.
  • The Eaton County Transportation Authority, or EATRAN, provides public transportation in Grand Ledge and the surrounding region. It offers a 50% discount on fares for those aged 60 and over, giving an alternative to limited assisted living transportation services for those who don’t drive.
  • There are no hospitals in Grand Ledge, but the city’s proximity to Lansing gives residents access to high-performing facilities, such as McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital and Sparrow Specialty Hospital. Health care costs in this city run about 20% lower than national norms, promoting accessible care for those managing chronic conditions. While there are only 80 doctors per 100,000 people compared to the national average of 210, many assisted living facilities have dedicated on-site office space for visiting physicians.
  • Crime is less prevalent in Grand Ledge than in a typical U.S. community, making the city an attractive option for seniors considering assisted living. On a 100-point crime index, the city scores 10.2 for violent crime, which is less than half the nation’s score of 22.7. Property crime is a little more prevalent, earning the city a score of 20.9, but this is low compared to the national norm of 35.4.
  • Grand Ledge offers mild summers and cold winters and may be a good option for prospective assisted living residents who enjoy experiencing distinct seasons. Summer highs are around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and humidity levels tend to be high in July and August. On the other hand, winters are chilly with nighttime temperatures around 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and the city gets 47 inches of snow.
  • The cost of living in Grand Ledge is in line with the state as a whole and about 10% lower than national norms. Housing and grocery costs are high compared to the rest of Michigan, but seniors may have greater control over monthly expenses by transitioning to residential care.

Paying for Assisted Living in Grand Ledge

Assisted living facilities in Grand Ledge charge monthly median rates of $4,313.

 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

In Grand Ledge, assisted living facilities charge approximately $4,313 per month for services. While this is a little higher than the Michigan norm of $4,250, it’s competitive compared to the national median rate of $4,500. Local care costs are 30% lower than rates in nearby Ann Arbor, although seniors in Detroit pay slightly less, with typical care costs coming in at $4,215. In Jackson, monthly fees are 7% less than in Grand Ledge, and in Battle Creek, seniors spend about $900 less per month on care than assisted living residents in Grand Ledge.

Grand Ledge

$4,313

Michigan

$4,250

United States

$4,500

Ann Arbor

$6,093

Jackson

$4,000

Battle Creek

$3,400

Detroit

$4,215

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Grand Ledge, seniors pay $4,313 per month for assisted living. While adult day health care, which doesn’t include housing or nighttime monitoring, is more economically priced at $2,427, other senior care types tend to run higher. For example, seniors who hire their own caregivers at home pay 30% more for care than assisted living residents. Additionally, nursing homes charge over twice as much as assisted living facilities, with average rates starting at $9,551.

In-Home Care

$5,625

Home Health Care

$5,625

Adult Day Health Care

$2,427

Assisted Living Facility

$4,313

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9,551

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

 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Grand Ledge

In Grand Ledge, assisted living for low-income seniors may be paid for by the Medicaid State Plan, one of two Medicaid waivers, including the MI Health Link and the MI Choice waivers, or the optional state supplement.   

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 Grand Ledge

Grand Ledge 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 Grand Ledge, please visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Grand Ledge

Grand Ledge 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.

Laws and Regulations in Michigan

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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krugpk

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Independence Village of Grand Ledge

The caregivers on assisted living side are AMAZING! Very personal with their treatment of my mom

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grateful p

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Independence Village of Grand Ledge

Housecleaning is limited. Does not include dusting and for asthma patients this is substantial. They do a good job cleaning the bathroom and keeping the kitchen floor mopped. The staff goes...

Provider response

Hello, We are grateful to hear that your experience with your staff has been great! Our housekeeping packages can vary depending on your specific needs, and we would like to connect with you...

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sullyandmd

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Independence Village of Grand Ledge

The staff is quite attentive and helpful and activities and special events are numerous and enjoyable.

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