5 Assisted Living Facilities near Petoskey, MI

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Petoskey, MI

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Independence Village of Petoskey

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

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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

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Pineview Cottage

Provides: Assisted Living
3498 M119, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
"Pineview Cottage is the only one that we were able to actually tour. I like it's location, I like the owners, I like the fact that it's not a chain, and I like the fact that even though we're..." More

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

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Petoskey

    Located on the tip of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Petoskey offers area seniors the opportunity to explore the outdoors at beach venues, such as Petoskey State Park, or bucolic sites, such as the Coveyou Farm Market. Seniors make up 19% of the town's 5,700 people, and the Petoskey Friendship Center provides many activities for aging citizens to socialize and receive information on programs for the elderly. 

    To accommodate those in this demographic requiring assistance with the tasks of daily living, there are three assisted living facilities in Petoskey and two more in neighboring towns. In Petoskey and all of Michigan, assisted living facilities are regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services and called homes for the aged. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Petoskey

    • In Michigan, there's no state income tax on Social Security benefits, although pension income and withdrawals from retirement accounts are partially taxable. Petoskey seniors could end up with more money to help pay for assisted living.
    • At 92.7, Petoskey's cost of living is 4% lower than the state and about 7% lower than the national average, due to lower utilities, transportation and healthcare costs in the town. This may be welcome news for seniors on a budget who have chronic health conditions.
    • Petoskey's violent crime rate is 10.9, half the national average of 22.7, and the property crime rate is 16.8, less than half the U.S. norm. Seniors looking for a safe city in which to retire may find this to be reassuring.
    • At 111 inches, Petoskey receives about four times the national average snowfall of 28 inches. With January lows averaging 14 degrees, winters here can be a challenge for seniors with mobility issues. However, moderate summers bring average highs of 78 degrees, which can appeal to seniors who don't fare well in hot weather.
    • According to the EPA, Petoskey has an air quality score of 81, 23 points higher than the U.S. average. Seniors with chronic respiratory ailments may breathe easier here. 
    • The Petoskey area is home to world-class medical facilities, including McLaren Northern Michigan, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    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

    $4,500.00 Harbor Springs
    $4,138.00 Traverse City
    $4,000.00 US
    $2,897.00 Petoskey

    Assisted Living costs in Petoskey start around $2,897 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

    In Petoskey and the rest of the state, low-income seniors may qualify for assistance with assisted living costs through Michigan's Medicaid waivers, the MI Health Link or the MI Choice waivers, or through the optional state supplement.   

    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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