Assisted Living in Muskegon
Christian Care1530 Mclaughlin Avenue, Muskegon, MI
Sanctuary at the Oaks1740 Village Drive,, Muskegon, MI
Seminole Shores Assisted Living Center850 Seminole Road, Muskegon, MI
The Cove at Lake Woods1776 Vulcan Street, Muskegon, MI
Chestnut Fields5425 Chestnut Dr, Muskegon, MI
DaySpring Services572 Lake Forest Lane, Muskegon, MI
Hume Home of Muskegon1244 W Southern Avenue, Muskegon, MI
Agape Home4445 S Brooks Rd, Muskegon, MI
Plan B Adult Foster Care2171 Monte Avenue, Muskegon, MI
Robbinswood Northcrest Campus2650 Ruddiman Drive, North Muskegon, MI
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Muskegon
The senior population of Muskegon is 12.9 percent, which is below the national average of 15.6 percent in the United States. This area has 18 assisted living facilities for seniors, with eight in Muskegon and 10 in nearby towns like Spring Lake. The Department of Human Services regulates assisted living in Michigan, which includes homes for the aged and adult foster care. A home for the aged generally provides care for people over the age of 60, while an adult foster care home provides care for any adult who needs it. These facilities provide help with the activities of daily living, such as hygiene, eating and grooming.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Muskegon
Muskegon typically receives snow from October through April, with January receiving an average of 34.4 inches. The average low for January is 17 degrees and the average high is 30 degrees, so seniors will generally need to restrict their outdoor activities to short periods during the winter in Muskegon. The temperature in July ranges from an average low of 60 degrees to an average high of 80 degrees.
- Muskegon has a low cost of living, which is only 77.7 percent of the average cost of living for the United States. Housing is particularly low, since its only 34 percent of the national average. Healthcare is the highest expense in comparison to the rest of the country, at four percent of the national average. Overall, seniors should be able to afford living in Muskegon more easily than most other cities.
- The crime rate in Muskegon is high, as this city is safer than only 7 percent of the cities in the United States. The annual rate of violent crime is 7.54 per thousand people, which is significantly higher than the annual rate of 4.59 per thousand people for Michigan. Seniors going on day trips or running errands should be particularly careful in Muskegon.
- The Muskegon Area Transit System provides public transportation in Muskegon. The one-way fare for senior citizens and the disabled is 60 cents, compared to $1.25 for the standard fare. A monthly pass for seniors is $30, compared to the standard fee of $50.
Daybreak Adult Day Services provides socialization, exercises and outings for older adults. Regular activities include arts and crafts, games, music and bible study. This facility also serves a noon meal and snacks.
- The Muskegon area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Muskegon General Hospital and Mercy Health Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Muskegon
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Muskegon start around $0 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 Muskegon 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 Muskegon
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.
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 Muskegon
Muskegon 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.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Muskegon
Muskegon-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.