Oxford is a community of about 23,000 people, over 13% of whom are aged 65 and over, in the Detroit metro region. The region offers numerous hospitals and a high number of doctors and specialists, providing easy access to care for older adults. The city has a low crime rate and access to public transportation services, which may make it a good option for assisted living.  

Assisted living facilities provide residential care for older adults who don’t need extensive medical support but require assistance with daily living activities. These facilities provide daily meals, local transportation services, housekeeping and maintenance and recreational programs, supporting residents’ comfort and quality of life. The Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey indicates that assisted living residents in the Oxford region pay $4,750 per month for care, which is higher than state and national averages.   

This guide provides an overview of the benefits and drawbacks of living in Oxford. It also compares assisted living rates to fees in nearby cities, as well as other types of care in Oxford, and highlights local resources for seniors.  

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Oxford, MI

BeeHive Homes of Oxford

73 BeeHive Drive, Oxford, MI, 48371

I went to tour BeeHive Homes of Oxford. Everyone was nice. The facility was clean. They spent a lot of time with us. They have a smaller cafeteria because they cater to a much smaller group. There are … (read more)
I went to tour BeeHive Homes of Oxford. Everyone was nice. The facility was clean. They spent a lot of time with us. They have a smaller cafeteria because they cater to a much smaller group. There are … (read more)

Deerwood Manor

1095 Hummer Lake Road, Oxford, MI, 48371


Prosperity House

273 S Coats Rd, Oxford, MI, 48371


Canterbury on the Lake

5601 Hatchery Rd., Waterford, MI, 48329

Gross misconduct and utterly incompetent. The "doctor"’s actions were unfathomable and he shouldn’t be practicing medicine. The staff are rude and act as though doing their job is an inconvenience and … (read more)
Gross misconduct and utterly incompetent. The "doctor"’s actions were unfathomable and he shouldn’t be practicing medicine. The staff are rude and act as though doing their job is an inconvenience and … (read more)

Lockwood of Waterford

1407 Skipper Drive, Waterford, MI, 48327

My mother-in-law is in Lockwood of Waterford. It is very clean. The nursing staff and the medical team are very helpful. The administration is great to work with and address your needs. They have movi … (read more)
My mother-in-law is in Lockwood of Waterford. It is very clean. The nursing staff and the medical team are very helpful. The administration is great to work with and address your needs. They have movi … (read more)

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Sunrise of Rochester

500 East University Drive, Rochester, MI, 48307

Overlooking Paint Creek and the Paint Creek Trail, Sunrise of Rochester is situated in the heart of Rochester, Michigan, close to Main Street. This facility is described by residents and visitors as h … (read more)
Overlooking Paint Creek and the Paint Creek Trail, Sunrise of Rochester is situated in the heart of Rochester, Michigan, close to Main Street. This facility is described by residents and visitors as h … (read more)

Grace Senior Living

985 N Lapeer Road, Lake Orion, MI, 48362

My mother is in Grace Senior Living. It’s awesome. It’s a good place. Plenty of activities, the food is outstanding enough, and the aides and the administration, and the rest of the staff are absolute … (read more)
My mother is in Grace Senior Living. It’s awesome. It’s a good place. Plenty of activities, the food is outstanding enough, and the aides and the administration, and the rest of the staff are absolute … (read more)

The Pines of Clarkston

7550 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston, MI, 48346

The Pines of Clarkston seemed to be a very down-to-earth, very friendly, and very relaxed place. They had a lot of staff wandering around making sure residents were OK and directing them where they ne … (read more)
The Pines of Clarkston seemed to be a very down-to-earth, very friendly, and very relaxed place. They had a lot of staff wandering around making sure residents were OK and directing them where they ne … (read more)

The Pines of Goodrich

8111 S State Road, Goodrich, MI, 48438

I did not have a good feeling about the Pines of Goodrich. I was late, someone else took me on the tour, and probably that person was not as knowledgeable. It could have been brighter, it was clean, b … (read more)
I did not have a good feeling about the Pines of Goodrich. I was late, someone else took me on the tour, and probably that person was not as knowledgeable. It could have been brighter, it was clean, b … (read more)

The Avalon of Auburn Hills

3151 E Walton Boulevard, Auburn Hills, MI, 48326

<p>Welcome to The Avalon of Auburn Hills! If you’re looking for a community that understands and honors you as a unique individual, you’ve come to the right place. We understand you probably have … (read more)
<p>Welcome to The Avalon of Auburn Hills! If you’re looking for a community that understands and honors you as a unique individual, you’ve come to the right place. We understand you probably have … (read more)


Pine Tree Place

5480 Parview Drive, Clarkston, MI, 48346

I enjoyed my visit to Pine Tree Place. They were very helpful, courteous, and very informative. They just seemed pretty authentic. The place looked clean. Lunch has just finished, so there weren’t man … (read more)
I enjoyed my visit to Pine Tree Place. They were very helpful, courteous, and very informative. They just seemed pretty authentic. The place looked clean. Lunch has just finished, so there weren’t man … (read more)

Waltonwood University

3250 Walton Boulevard, Rochester, MI, 48309

Wonderful community! It’s like a stationary cruise ship! The management truly cares about the well being of their clients. Would highly recommend!
Wonderful community! It’s like a stationary cruise ship! The management truly cares about the well being of their clients. Would highly recommend!

Lourdes Senior Community – Mendelson Home

2450 Watkins Lake Rd, Waterford, MI, 48328

definitely the right choice for us/for mom.
definitely the right choice for us/for mom.

Scenic Hill Manor

8616 Hidden Acre Court, Clarkston, MI, 48348

My mother has been there for a few months,I live in Arizona and its hard for me to visit as much as Id like too,But my daughter sees her when she can. The people at scenic manor do everything they can … (read more)
My mother has been there for a few months,I live in Arizona and its hard for me to visit as much as Id like too,But my daughter sees her when she can. The people at scenic manor do everything they can … (read more)

Addington Place of Clarkston

5700 Water Tower Place, Clarkston, MI, 48346

So far, everything at has been wonderful. My aunt is getting good care. The nurses have all been so very pleasant. We haven’t had any issues with non-response. Overall, it’s been a good experience a … (read more)
So far, everything at has been wonderful. My aunt is getting good care. The nurses have all been so very pleasant. We haven’t had any issues with non-response. Overall, it’s been a good experience a … (read more)

Blossom Springs

3215 Silverbell Rd, Rochester, MI, 48306

Blossom Springs had a very nice neighborhood and a very nice outdoor area. The marketing manager was nice too. It was a very high-end facility, but the only issue was the room was too small for my par … (read more)
Blossom Springs had a very nice neighborhood and a very nice outdoor area. The marketing manager was nice too. It was a very high-end facility, but the only issue was the room was too small for my par … (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)

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)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Oxford

Assisted living facilities in Oxford and throughout Michigan are monitored by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. While these facilities aren’t licensed, they may be required to obtain licensing if they provide specialized programs. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Oxford

  • Oxford may be a good option for older adults managing chronic conditions. It has approximately 454 doctors per 100,000 people, over double the national rate, which may make it easy to schedule appointments with primary care providers and specialists. The closest major medical facility is Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, a fully accredited 224-bed teaching hospital that specializes in cardiac care.   
  • Year-round high temperatures in Oxford range from 30 to 82 degrees, which is average for Michigan as a whole. The region gets about 33 inches of rain and 37 inches of snow annually. While this may be a consideration for those who rely on mobility aids, many assisted living facilities provide transportation services year-round to help residents attend errands and medical appointments.  
  • Crime is very uncommon in Oxford and may make the community a good option for those seeking a safe, close-knit environment. According to most recent data, violent crime occurs at a rate of 72 incidents per 100,000 people versus respective state and national rates of 437 and 379. The property crime rate is 421, which is similarly lower than the state average of 1,585 and the national rate of 2,110.   
  • While Michigan tends to be a budget-friendly state to live in, Oxford’s overall cost of living exceeds state and national averages. Altogether, living expenses come in about 10% higher than the nation as a whole and 20% higher than the state average. This is primarily due to the high cost of housing, an expense that older adults may avoid by living in a residential care facility.   
  • The North Oakland Transportation Authority provides public transportation in Oxford and the surrounding region. NOTA provides demand-response service on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Services should be scheduled in advance, but emergency services for medication pick-ups for those aged 60 and over may be available.  
  • Seniors in Oxford don’t pay state income taxes on Social Security benefits. While Michigan imposes income taxes on other types of retirement income, older adults can claim large deductions to decrease the amount they owe.  

Paying for Assisted Living in Oxford

Assisted living facilities in Oxford charge $4,750 per month for services, making the region a relatively expensive option for those seeking this level of care. By comparison, the state median cost for assisted living is $4,200, and nationally, it’s slightly higher at $4,300. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

Seniors in Oxford pay $4,750 per month for assisted living. While this exceeds state and national averages, Oxford is an affordable alternative to Monroe, where facilities charge $5,100 per month, and Lansing, which has some of the highest assisted living rates in the state at $5,225. Jackson and Muskegon are comparatively affordable for this type of care, with respective fees coming in at $3,650 and $3,500.  

$4750

Oxford

$4200

Michigan

$4300

The United States

$3650

Jackson

$5100

Monroe

$5225

Lansing Area

$3500

Muskegon

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Older adults have several care options to choose from depending on their budgets and living preferences. Compared to other types of senior care, assisted living is moderately priced at $4,750. Homemaker services, which include personal care, housekeeping and companionship in the individual’s home, are slightly more expensive at $4,767 per month. Home health aides also provide some skilled nursing services and charge $4,957. Nursing homes provide a more intensive level of care than assisted living and are costlier at $8,821 for shared rooms and $10,646 for private rooms. Adult day health care is the most cost-effective option at $1,733 monthly.  

$4767

Homemaker Services

$4957

Home Health Aide

$1733

Adult Day Health Care

$4750

Assisted Living Facility

$8821

Nursing Home Facility (semi-private room)

$10646

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Oxford was not available, so data for the closest city, Detroit Area, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Oxford

The State of Michigan provides several options to help pay for adult foster care or assisted living facilities in the Oxford area. Among these are the Expanded Community Living Supports Program (ECLS), The MI Choice (MIC) program and MI Health Link. These are all Medicaid and/or Medicare waiver programs and subject to availability.

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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 Oxford

The Oxford region has several nonprofit resources for older adults seeking local assisted living services. The following table features programs and agencies that help older adults make important decisions regarding their care by providing options counseling, financial and legal advice and information and referrals for community-based services.  

Resource 

Contact 

Service 

(248) 628-1720, ext. 107 

The Oxford Senior Center offers a variety of programs to older adults aged 55 and over in the region, including board and card games, line dancing, Medicare seminars, discussion groups, age-friendly fitness classes, flu shots and HealthQuest classes and presentations. The center also has volunteer opportunities and clubs for gardening, reading, quilting and walking.

(800) 852-7795 

The Area Agency on Aging administers a range of free and low-cost programs for those aged 60 and over in Oxford and the surrounding region. The agency operates an Information & Assistance Call Center that individuals can call for one-on-one help with finding community-based resources, such as case management and durable medical equipment rentals. It also has programs to help older adults manage conditions, such as diabetes, chronic illness and chronic pain. 

(248) 858-0785 

The Oakland County Veterans’ Services Office advocates on behalf of veterans and provides information and referrals to community-based services to supplement what they receive in assisted living. Through this office, veterans can access local transportation services, financial assistance and options counseling. The office can also help veterans apply for Aid and Attendance and pension programs, which can help cover assisted living costs. 

(248) 530-9330 

Lakeshore Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to those aged 60 and over in Oxford. Through this agency, seniors can get help with obtaining public benefits, such as Medicaid, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income, which can help pay for care fees. 

(800) 803-7174 

MMAP is a free program that provides health insurance options counseling for Medicare-eligible individuals. Seniors can call the program’s helpline for confidential, unbiased information on Medicare benefits, available Medicare Advantage and Medigap plans and long-term care insurance.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Oxford

Oxford-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