24 Assisted Living Facilities near Monroe, MI
There are 24 Assisted Living Facilities in the Monroe area, with 3 in Monroe and 21 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Monroe is $5,395 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Temperance with an average starting cost of $3,700.
To help you with your search, browse the 112 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Monroe. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Monroe 4.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include New Boston with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Monroe, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Monroe, MI
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Monroe
Monroe, Michigan, has a rich history and was likely used as a campsite or village for people hundreds of years before the first European settlers arrived. Today, this city is home to nearly 20,000 people, including a senior community that makes up about 13% of the population.
In Monroe, assisted living facilities are licensed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. They are for those aged 60 and over and may also be referred to as homes for the aged. Monroe has two assisted living facilities, and there are 20 more nearby.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Monroe
- Public transportation in Monroe is provided by Lake Erie Transit, which operates nine routes throughout Monroe County. Seniors age 60 and over are eligible to ride for a reduced rate. Additionally, the Health Van provides door-to-door service for seniors for non-emergency medical appointments. Both services are wheelchair-accessible.
- The air quality in Monroe is good, which may make the city a good option for seniors with conditions like asthma or heart disease. The American Lung Association gives Monroe County a B for short-term particle pollution and a passing score for annual particle pollution.
- Michigan does not impose state income tax on Social Security benefits, and while all other types of retirement income are taxed, there is a fairly large deduction available to offset the expense. This may leave more money in the budget for assisted living expenses in Monroe.
- The Monroe area is home to world-class medical facilities, includingProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- On a 100-point crime index, safety in Monroe is rated 21, indicating that the city is safer than just 21% of cities of all sizes across the country. However, when compared only to similarly sized cities, Monroe's crime rate was near the average. This may make it a good option for seniors seeking out a safe community.
- Over the course of a year, temperatures in Monroe range between 19 degrees and 83 degrees. The warmest month of the year is July when highs are in the low-80s and lows are in the low-60s, and the coolest month of the year is January when highs are in the low-30s and lows are around 19 degrees. The region gets about 37 inches of snow annually, which may be a concern for seniors who rely on mobility aids.
Note: Data on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures
Paying for Assisted Living in Monroe
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Monroe start around $5,395 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 Monroe 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 Monroe
Income-eligible Monroe seniors who live in homes for the aged may have their assisted living expenses covered by the Medicaid State Plan. Additionally, those who receive Supplemental Security Income may use the optional state supplement toward assisted living expenses.
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 Monroe
Monroe 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 Monroe, please visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Monroe
Monroe-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 Monroe
Review of ALCC (Alice Lorraine Care Center)
Alice Lorraine called themselves a senior foster home, so it's assisted living. They seemed pretty nice and pretty good. They had a maximum of 20 people there. They had nice facilities and a lot of... Read more
Review of Brookdale Monroe
Sterling House of Monroe came as a referral from Caring.com. I think it was fine. There seemed to be a lot of residents there; however, it just wasn't what I was looking for. Nevertheless, the staf... Read more
Review of Brookdale Monroe
We looked into Sterling House of Monroe. It was close to where my mother resided in her own home. However, we found out there was a Sterling House of Oklahoma City, which was near my brother, so we... Read more