56 Assisted Living Facilities near Grand Rapids, MI
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There are 56 Assisted Living Facilities in the Grand Rapids area, with 28 in Grand Rapids and 28 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Grand Rapids is $3,243 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400.
To help you with your search, browse the 197 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Grand Rapids. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Grand Rapids 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Grandville with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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28 Assisted Living Facilities in Grand Rapids, MI
28 Assisted Living Facilities near Grand Rapids, MI
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, Michigan, is located along Lake Michigan. It's home to 24 assisted living facilities, with 31 more facilities in neighboring communities such as Wyoming, Grandville, Kentwood, Byron Center, Rockford and Allendale.
Many assisted living facilities in Michigan aren’t required to be licensed by the state; however, the Department of Human Services, Bureau of Child and Adult Licensing monitors these facilities. The only exceptions to the non-licensure are adult foster care homes and homes for the aged. The difference between these two is that adult foster care homes typically house fewer adults than homes for the aged.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Grand Rapids
- Mild summers and snowy winters might appeal to some seniors. Grand Rapids’ hottest month is July, which has an average high temperature of 82 degrees. January is the coldest month with lows around 16 degrees. The city gets an average of 36 inches of rain and 68 inches of snow annually.
- Living in Grand Rapids is a bit less expensive than the rest of the country. The cost of living index here is 87.2, which is below the national average of 100.
- The crime rate is higher in Grand Rapids than the national average. Property crime comes in at 49.2, which is above the national average of 38.1. The violent crime rate is 66.2, which is more than double than the national average of 31.1, making security a concern for seniors settling here.
- Seniors can enjoy reduced fare on The Rapid, a public transit option that takes you around Grand Rapids and services other cities, including Kalamazoo. The Downtown Area Shuttle provides limited routes in the north and west areas of downtown without a fee.
- Grand Rapids is home to world-class medical facilities, including several Spectrum Health Hospital campuses like Butterworth and Blodgett, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Campus, and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illnesses.
Paying for Assisted Living in Grand Rapids
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Grand Rapids start around $3,243 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 Grand Rapids 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.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Grand Rapids
Unfortunately, Michigan doesn’t provide financial assistance through Medicaid for many of the costs associated with assisted living; however, Medicaid and MI Choice might cover some of the costs.
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 Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids 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 Rapids, please visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids-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.
Other Options in Grand Rapids, MI
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Grand Rapids
Review of Waldon Woods
My dad and I searched Grand Rapids for several weeks hoping to find the "perfect community" for him and we found that community at Waldon Woods. So many of the facilities we toured left my dad feel... Read more
Review of Waldon Woods
My Dad and I searched the Grand Rapids area for several weeks hoping to find the "perfect community" for him and we found that at Waldon Woods. So many of the facilities we toured left my dad feeli... Read more
Review of Covenant Village of the Great Lakes
Staff is courteous with a few who are exceptional care givers, but overall, the health care is terrible in assisted living — understaffed, undertrained aides result in services much less than adve... Read more