17 Assisted Living Facilities near Kalamazoo, MI

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Kalamazoo, MI

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New Friends Community

Provides: Assisted Living
3700 W Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
"New Friends is exceptional. They’re very good, and they keep the residents active and hydrated. The staff that toured us knew everybody in the building. The rooms are great. They have private rooms..." More

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Sojourner Place

Provides: Assisted Living
5364 Green Meadow Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
"We chose Sojourner Place for my husband. I'm impressed with his one-bedroom apartment. It has a small kitchen and a bathroom, so it's very nice. The staff is incredible. My husband had an accident..." More

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The Fountains at Bronson Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1700 Bronson Way, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
"I was very impressed with the staff in The Fountains at Bronson Place. The place was well maintained and was very clean. I found the rooms and apartments very adequate. Each had two bedrooms, two..." More

Heritage Community of Kalamazoo

Provides: Assisted Living
2300 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
"The decision to have our loved one move from our family home into a facility that could better meet the needs of the family was not a decision that we thought we would ever have to make., Yet,..." More

Wyndham West

Provides: Assisted Living
620 PHILLIPS STREET, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
"The people and care are the reasons we picked Wyndham West and Directors Hall for my parents. They interacted with Mom, brought her coffee every day, helped her with daily routines and genuinely..." More

Park Village Pines

Provides: Assisted Living
2920 CRYSTAL LANE, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
"We put my father-in-law at Park Village Pines and the only reason we picked it was because it's closer to our house. The care is very good. His room is an adequate size, clean, and very nice. The..." More

Directors Hall

Provides: Assisted Living
600 Golden Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
"Wonderful warm community filled with caring staff. Supportive and always there for residents . " More

Woodside at Friendship Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1400 N Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
"We have been very pleased with the care that mom has been getting at Woodside at Friendship Village. I noticed there were turnovers of different caregivers and nurses and that's understandable, but..." More

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Park Place Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
4222 S. Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
"Park Place Assisted Living is wonderful. I have nothing negative to say. The staff is wonderful. The majority of my father's caretakers have been there at that particular place of employment for..." More

Friendship Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1400 N Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
"I was surprised how accommodating Friendship Village was. The staff was very helpful, warm, friendly and personal. I like their little kitchen. It's convenient. The food was very good. I was..." More

Hoard Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
305 W Cork Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Butterfly Oasis

Provides: Assisted Living
3113 Parchmount Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49004

Docate Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
5297 Clato Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49004

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StoryPoint Portage

Provides: Assisted Living
3951 W Milham Rd, Portage, MI 49024
"Story Point has be provided our mother with wonderful care and attention. The staff in the Assisted Living gives personal and timely attention. The staff operating the reception area, very..." More

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Brookdale Portage

Provides: Assisted Living
3100 Old Centre Avenue, Portage, MI 49024
"I liked Brookdale Portage. It was in the top three of all the places I saw. My grandmother was in there ten years ago and they were very good. It was a very posh place and it seemed very upscale...." More
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Bickford of Portage

Provides: Assisted Living
4707 W. Milham Ave., Portage, MI 49024
"Bickford of Portage was an outstanding facility. The staff was kind , efficient and patient with my father. In Johns last year he would brag about the food. Was delighted with the outings, The..." More

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Fountain View Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
7818 Kenmure Drive, Portage, MI 49024
"My mother-in law is a resident at Fountain view, she is very happy and really loves the staff. Ms. White is very professional as well as her staff. They keep us informed on everything that is..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Kalamazoo

    Kalamazoo, population 75,855, is located in the southwest region of Michigan and is home to Western Michigan University. Assisted living communities in Michigan often go by the names of adult foster care facilities (AFCF) On a state level, these properties are regulated by the Michigan Department of Human Services and their Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing. The 17 adult foster care facilities in Kalamazoo, MI, provide room and board for residents, along with 24-hour staff assistance with dressing, personal care and other activities of daily living (ADLs). 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Kalamazoo

    • Kalamazoo is close enough to Battle Creek to share its weather, which is typical of the northern Midwest. Daily highs here average 58 degrees Fahrenheit, and lows average 37 degrees. Kalamazoo gets snow and just over 35 inches of rain a year which can affect seniors with asthma or COPD on the coldest days.

    • Kalamazoo's air quality can be challenging for seniors with respiratory issues. According to the American Lung Association's report on the city, Kalamazoo is relatively high in ozone pollution, but the rates of fine particles in the air are fairly low. These figures are expected to continue dropping and improving.

    • Kalamazoo is quite affordable by both national and state standards. Across categories, the average cost of living here is 20 percent lower than the national average. Groceries, for example, are 20 percent cheaper in Kalamazoo than nationally, and healthcare is 10 percent cheaper.

    • Kalamazoo residents pay a 6 percent state sales tax on most goods. There is no local sales tax at all. SSI and most retirement income is exempt from state taxes.

    • Crime rates in Kalamazoo are among the highest in the nation. Property crimes are much more common here than elsewhere in the United States, or even in the rest of Michigan. Residents have a 1-in-80 chance of being the victim of a crime annually.

    • Kalamazoo's transit authority goes by the lively name of Metro!, and it operates multiple bus routes around the city. Connections are available with the transit system of nearby Battle Creek, and fares on both networks are relatively low. Seniors, students and riders with a valid discount ID get half off their fares, and transfers are provided free of charge.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Kalamazoo

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Michigan

    $4,160.00 Kalamazoo
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,849.00 Portage
    $3,365.00 Three Rivers
    $2,884.00 Battle Creek

    Assisted Living costs in Kalamazoo start around $4,160 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 Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo

    Non-Medicare options for low-income seniors are generally lacking in Michigan, at least when it comes to paying the costs of assisted living, but Eldercare loans are a popular choice for many families who need extra financial assistance to cover the initial costs of moving a senior they love into assisted living in the state.

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

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    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 Kalamazoo

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Kalamazoo

    Kalamazoo-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.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Kalamazoo

    • Review of Wyndham West

      The people and care are the reasons we picked Wyndham West and Directors Hall for my parents. They interacted with Mom, brought her coffee every day, helped her with daily routines and genuinely e... Read more

    • Review of New Friends Community

      My wife is in New Friends Community right now, and they've been very good to her. It has three lodges, and she's in lodge two, which is not for the worse-off residents. She likes it. The staff is v... Read more

    • Review of Sojourner Place

      We chose Sojourner Place for my husband. I'm impressed with his one-bedroom apartment. It has a small kitchen and a bathroom, so it's very nice. The staff is incredible. My husband had an accident ... Read more

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