Lapeer is a small town located about 60 miles north of Detroit and 20 miles east of Flint, Michigan. The community is home to 9,023 people, according to the Census Bureau, and approximately 1,400 are seniors aged 65 and older. The small-town feel and proximity to major urban centers make Lapeer a top retirement destination for those who prefer a four-season climate, with July highs of 82 degrees, winter lows of 15 degrees and an average of 35 inches of snowfall.     

Lapeer seniors who are active and healthy but need some extra help may find assisted living ideal. These communities provide assistance with daily living tasks, such as personal care and housekeeping chores, and offer amenities such as planned activities, meals and transportation. The average cost of assisted living in Lapeer is $3,669 per month, which is well below the state median of $4,200. 

This guide provides a look at life in Lapeer and the benefits and drawbacks of choosing this city for retirement. It also offers cost comparisons with other cities and lists aging-related resources available to Lapeer seniors. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Lapeer, MI

2022

Devonshire Retirement Village

101 Devonshire Drive, Lapeer, MI, 48446

Very clean environment. Rooms are spacious and comfortable for the residents. Residents are able to bring their own personal items and furniture, even hang their own pictures, so it feels like home. … (read more)
Very clean environment. Rooms are spacious and comfortable for the residents. Residents are able to bring their own personal items and furniture, even hang their own pictures, so it feels like home. … (read more)

Shadowtree Lodge

1378 Shadowtree Ln, Lapeer, MI, 48446

Shadowtree Lodge was very good. We were accepted there but they had to decline because they didn’t have the 24-hour care that my dad needed. The staff was very friendly. I wish we could have gotten hi … (read more)
Shadowtree Lodge was very good. We were accepted there but they had to decline because they didn’t have the 24-hour care that my dad needed. The staff was very friendly. I wish we could have gotten hi … (read more)

The Pines of Lapeer

1446 Suncrest Dr., Lapeer, MI, 48446

I wasn’t impressed with The Pines of Lapeer. There wasn’t very much activity going on. Actually there weren’t very many residents there. We saw some stains on the carpets in the one room we visited. T … (read more)
I wasn’t impressed with The Pines of Lapeer. There wasn’t very much activity going on. Actually there weren’t very many residents there. We saw some stains on the carpets in the one room we visited. T … (read more)

Stonegate Health Campus

2525 DeMille Boulevard, Lapeer, MI, 48446

Stonegate Health Campus Assisted Living was very elite in terms of the décor and stuff. I would not be comfortable there. It was just like you felt like you had to be dressed up all the time. For my … (read more)
Stonegate Health Campus Assisted Living was very elite in terms of the décor and stuff. I would not be comfortable there. It was just like you felt like you had to be dressed up all the time. For my … (read more)

A Touch Of Grace

1596 Rulane Drive,, Lapeer, MI, 48446

My Home AFC only had eight residents. The furnishings were beautiful. It’s a very pretty place, and the owner is a hospice nurse who takes male and female patients. It’s very complete. The bathrooms w … (read more)
My Home AFC only had eight residents. The furnishings were beautiful. It’s a very pretty place, and the owner is a hospice nurse who takes male and female patients. It’s very complete. The bathrooms w … (read more)

Whispering Pines

3941 Lippincott Road, Lapeer, MI, 48446

Whispering Pines was a nice and quiet place. It was a communal senior living facility, which allowed the seniors to have daily interaction and support. Dining was included, medical care, and the abili … (read more)
Whispering Pines was a nice and quiet place. It was a communal senior living facility, which allowed the seniors to have daily interaction and support. Dining was included, medical care, and the abili … (read more)

Harbor Point-Lapeer

5699 Genesee Road, Lapeer, MI, 48446


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)

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)

Caremore of Metamora Assisted Living

4554 Thomas Road, Metamora, MI, 48455

After Christmas, I moved mom Bolton Brook. They’re very good. They really care for the residents. They made food from scratch, and most of the time they put together really good meals. They always hav … (read more)
After Christmas, I moved mom Bolton Brook. They’re very good. They really care for the residents. They made food from scratch, and most of the time they put together really good meals. They always hav … (read more)

Metacare Inc

423 W. Dryden Road, Metamora, MI, 48455

The care is good at Metacare Inc. I like the staff. They are very attentive, and even if there are only 16 residents, there’s always a ton of staff on site 24/7. They do have some private rooms, but t … (read more)
The care is good at Metacare Inc. I like the staff. They are very attentive, and even if there are only 16 residents, there’s always a ton of staff on site 24/7. They do have some private rooms, but t … (read more)

Brookhaven AFC Home

4521 Stanley Road, Columbiaville, MI, 48421

Rooms are snall and shared. Staff is rude. The manager is uncaring she dresses up. She does no resident care. The house is disorganized. Wheelchairs in living room. The place is not cared for need … (read more)
Rooms are snall and shared. Staff is rude. The manager is uncaring she dresses up. She does no resident care. The house is disorganized. Wheelchairs in living room. The place is not cared for need … (read more)

Oak Hill

140 Larsen Road, Attica, MI, 48412


Janie Smith Afc

170 Larson Road, Attica, MI, 48412


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lapeer

Assisted living communities in Lapeer are licensed and regulated by the Adult Foster Care and Homes for the Aged Licensing Division of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The Division is responsible for conducting initial and regular inspections to ensure facilities remain in compliance with the state’s rules and regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lapeer

  • The cost of living is a big draw for the Lapeer area since it’s 8 points below the national average. Residents save on the cost of groceries, healthcare services and housing, which is 32% lower than the national average and likely contributes to the city’s low assisted living rates.    
  • The city’s low violent crime rate can help provide peace of mind to Lapeer residents. While property crime is higher than the state average, violent crime is much lower than in nearby communities. In neighboring Flint, for example, violent crime is nearly 61 points higher. 
  • Michigan is a tax-friendly state for retirees since it doesn’t tax Social Security benefits or several other types of retirement income. These tax savings may give Lapeer seniors more room in their budgets for long-term care and other necessary expenses.
  • The entire state of Michigan has joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. Michigan joined the Network in 2019 and has continued to work on improving its livability index score. As a result, Lapeer seniors can enjoy the results of projects such as the renovated footbridge and park near downtown in neighboring Flint. 
  • McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital is high-performing in one adult specialty, according to U.S. News & World Report, and is easily accessible by the city’s senior residents. This general medical and surgical center can provide both scheduled and emergency care. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Lapeer

The average cost of assisted living in Lapeer is $3,669 according to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey. The state and national medians are substantially higher at $4,200 and $4,300, respectively. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The cost of assisted living in Lapeer averages $3,669 per month, which is well below the norm in this area of Michigan. Lansing is the most expensive option with an average cost of $5,225 per month, or $1,556 more than the rate in Lapeer. Detroit seniors can expect to pay $1,081 more per month, while those in Saginaw pay $331 more than what their peers pay in Lapeer. 

$3669

Lapeer

$4200

Michigan

$4300

The United States

$4000

Saginaw

$4750

Detroit

$5225

Lansing

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Lapeer seniors have several options when it comes to long-term care. For those who prefer to live at home and can afford the higher price tag, homemaker and home health aide services are available at an average cost of $4,576 per month. For seniors with a strong support network who only need assistance during the traditional workweek, adult day health care may be an affordable option at $2,383 per month. Nursing homes offer the highest level of care and the most expensive at $9,353 per month for shared rooms and $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 Lapeer was not available, so data for the closest city, Flint, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Lapeer

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.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living 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 Lapeer

Lapeer has various programs in place to help seniors receive the support they need and stay active and connected to their community. Both local government and nonprofit organizations administer programs to assist seniors with accessing benefits, understanding their health coverage options and staying engaged through volunteerism. 

Resource

Contact 

Service

(810) 667-0256

Staff at the Lapeer County Department of Veterans' Affairs is available to assist senior veterans and their family members with understanding the benefits they're entitled to and completing and filing applications. Veterans may be eligible for financial assistance programs such as disability compensation, VA pensions and supplemental pension payments through the Aid and Attendance program, which may help cover some of the costs associated with assisted living. 

(800) 803-7174

MMAP is the state health insurance assistance program that provides eligible seniors with free health benefit counseling. Trained volunteers walk seniors through their various Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medigap, prescription drug plan options, explaining the possible out-of-pocket costs associated with each type of insurance. Seniors can also learn whether they qualify for Medicaid and Medicare Savings Programs and how to guard against scams and Medicare fraud.

(810) 664-2902

Seniors who want to stay active in the community and enjoy gardening can sign up to participate in Lapeer's annual volunteer beautification efforts in the city's parks and other public green spaces. Applications are available on the municipal website. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lapeer

Lapeer-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