5 Assisted Living Facilities near Petoskey, MI

3 Assisted Living Facilities in Petoskey, MI


Independence Village of Petoskey

Provides: Assisted Living
965 Hager Drive, Petoskey, MI 49770
"Very helpful, accommodating and gracious." More


American House Petoskey

Provides: Assisted Living
2600 E Mitchell Rd, Petoskey, MI 49770
"American House had all the facilities that we were looking for. It was very clean, and the people were nice. The staff is very well and helpful. They have rooms and suites available too. They have..." More

Sutfin Joy Valley Afc

Provides: Assisted Living
4848 Maxwell Rd, Petoskey, MI 49770

2 Assisted Living Facilities near Petoskey, MI

Perry Farm Village

Provides: Assisted Living
4241 Village Lane, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
"Perry Farm Village was beautiful, but my insurance wouldn't pay for my husband, and so it wasn't an option. I've known people who lived there, and they're happy. The staff who toured me around was..." More

Pine View Cottage

Provides: Assisted Living
3498 Harbor Petoskey Road, Harbor Springs, MI 4...
"Pineview Cottage just opened August 4th, but it's private pay and it's too expensive. I went to visit a friend of mine that was there. The rooms were small, but my friend said that the rooms are..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Petoskey

    Petoskey is situated in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan on the shores of  Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan and is home to about two dozen parks where visitors can enjoy trails, camping and fishing. There are about 5,700 residents in Petoskey, nearly 20% of whom are age 65 and over.

    In Petoskey, as in all of the state, assisted living facilities are for adults aged 60 and over and may also be referred to as homes for the aged. These facilities are licensed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Petoskey has three assisted living facilities, and there are two more in nearby Harbor Springs. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Petoskey

    • Michigan seniors do not pay state income tax on Social Security benefits, and there is a large deduction for all other types of retirement income. This may leave seniors with more money to cover assisted living expenses in Petoskey. 
    • Transportation in downtown Petoskey is provided by the Petoskey Trolley, which provides free trolley service. Seniors may also receive transportation services for errands, medical appointments and other outings from the Friendship Center buses.
    • The Petoskey area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Northern Michigan Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 
    • Petoskey is a relatively affordable place to live, which may make it a good option for retirees who are living on a fixed income. The city's overall cost of living is about 7% below the national average, and healthcare expenses are about 14% below the national average. This may leave more money for assisted living. 
    • Petoskey is a safe place to live, with a violent crime and property crime rate that is well below state and national averages, which may appeal to seniors looking for a safe place to retire. On a 100-point scale, the city's violent crime rate is 10.9 and the property crime rate is 16.8. This is compared to the respective national averages of 22.7 and 35.4.
    • Petoskey has a fairly cool climate, with year-round temperatures ranging between 10 degrees and 77 degrees. Winters are very snowy, however, with an average annual snowfall of 103 inches, nearly four times the national average of 26 inches. This may be a concern for seniors who have mobility challenges.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures. 

    Paying for Assisted Living in Petoskey

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Michigan

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,954.00 Traverse City
    $2,822.00 Petoskey

    Assisted Living costs in Petoskey start around $2,822 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 Petoskey 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 Petoskey

    Seniors who meet income restrictions and reside in a home for the aged in Petoskey may be able to receive financial assistance with their assisted living expenses through the Medicaid State Plan. Supplemental Security Income recipients may also receive an optional state supplement, which may be put toward the cost of care. 

    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 Petoskey

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Petoskey

    Petoskey-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 Petoskey

    • Review of Independence Village of Petoskey

      Very helpful, accommodating and gracious. Read more

      R. Zell
    • Review of Independence Village of Petoskey

      I moved my father into Independence Village of Petoskey 4 years ago. Initially, he was living independently, driving, etc. He enjoyed the socializing with other residents and all the activities ava... Read more

      T. Stevens
    • Review of Independence Village of Petoskey

      I find the care is very friendly, helpful and understanding. They are always willing to help, encourage Mom and keep me posted. I am very much involved seeing her at least twice a week, taking her... Read more

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