9 Assisted Living Facilities near Plainwell, MI
Also serving communities of Martin, Allegan.
There are 9 Assisted Living Facilities in the Plainwell area, with 3 in Plainwell and 6 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Plainwell is $4,000 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Kalamazoo with an average starting cost of $3,798.
To help you with your search, browse the 22 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Plainwell. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Plainwell 4.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Hudsonville with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Plainwell, MI
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Plainwell
Plainwell is a small Michigan town of 3,822 people located in Allegan county about 10 miles south of Kalamazoo. The Plainwell community is home to 3 assisted living facilities (ALF) with 16 more being located in the surrounding area. The state of Michigan does not recognize the commonly used term assisted living facility using instead Adult Foster Care Facility (AFCF) in all official publications. All such facilities in Plainwell are regulated by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). LARA places communities into one of six categories depending on the number of residents served and whether there is staff living on site. Regulations vary from one category to the next but generally are stricter as the number of people served increases.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Plainwell
- With a cost of living 13.9 percent lower than the national average, Plainwell is attractive for seniors on a budget. Of particular interest is the savings to be had on groceries.
- Plainwell receives an average of 6 feet of snow each year. Combine this with winter temps that can hover in the mid-teens for weeks at a time and it may not be the most suitable location for active seniors who enjoy being outdoors.
- With violent and property crime rates of 10.7 and 33.4, on a scale of 1 to 100, Plainwell is a quiet community. This is good news for seniors with safety concerns.
- According to EPA assessments, the air quality in Plainwell is 21 points below the national average. For seniors prone to respiratory problems this could make it an unsuitable place to live.
- The Plainwell area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Ascension Borgess-Pipp Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Plainwell has an array of community resources for seniors, including the award winning Matter of Balance program, an organization that promotes physical activity for seniors fit and frail alike, as well as 1 senior center.
Paying for Assisted Living in Plainwell
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Assisted Living costs in Plainwell start around $4,000 per month on average, which is on par with the 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 Plainwell 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 Plainwell
The State of Michigan has several options to help pay for assisted living facilities in the Plainwell area. Some of these are the Expanded Community Living Supports Program (ECLS), MI Choice program and MI Health Link. These are all Medicaid and/or Medicare waiver programs and subject to financial qualifications and the availability of open slots.
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 Plainwell
Plainwell 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 Plainwell, please visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Plainwell
Plainwell-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Plainwell
Review of Stanford Lodge
My mom is 90 years old and she needed immediate assistance. I needed an assisted living facility that fit my budget and included range of services. I was glad that Stanford was one stop Shop and pr... Read more
Review of Life Care Center of Plainwell
My mom was in this facility during the covid pandemic as part of her rehab after time in the hospital. Mike Eby in social services provided exceptional, personable care and empathy for and towards... Read more
Review of Stanford Lodge
Its a great place from get go. They were able to fill all the paperwork for my mom and have taken care of her since last 3 years. The rooms are airy, well maintained and staff is very courteous and... Read more