15 Assisted Living Facilities near Portage, MI

5 Assisted Living Facilities in Portage, MI

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StoryPoint Portage

Provides: Assisted Living
3951 W Milham Rd, Portage, MI 49024
"We want to thank Jayde for all her time and effort. Even she had to admit we asked questions no one else has. She helped make a difficult situation run much more smoothly than we could have..." More

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Brookdale Portage

Provides: Assisted Living
3100 Old Centre Avenue, Portage, MI 49024
"Brrookdale Portage (memory care) is where my loved one resides as she has Alzheimer's. It's a beautiful place and the staff are outstanding! There is someone always available to listen if you have..." More

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Bickford of Portage

Provides: Assisted Living
4707 W. Milham Ave., Portage, MI 49024
"Bickford of Portage was an outstanding facility. The staff was kind , efficient and patient with my father. In Johns last year he would brag about the food. Was delighted with the outings, The..." More

Fountain View Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
7818 Kenmure Drive, Portage, MI 49024
"My mother-in law is a resident at Fountain view, she is very happy and really loves the staff. Ms. White is very professional as well as her staff. They keep us informed on everything that is..." More

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Hudson's Country Manor, Inc.

Provides: Assisted Living
9842 Oakland Dr., Portage, MI 49024
"The staff at Hudson's Country Manor provides personalized services designed to meet the needs of every patient. The dedicated health professionals offer the assistance you need while respecting..." More

10 Assisted Living Facilities near Portage, MI

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New Friends Community

Provides: Assisted Living
3700 W Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
"New Friends is exceptional. They’re very good, and they keep the residents active and hydrated. The staff that toured us knew everybody in the building. The rooms are great. They have private rooms..." More

Heritage Community of Kalamazoo

Provides: Assisted Living
2300 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
"The decision to have our loved one move from our family home into a facility that could better meet the needs of the family was not a decision that we thought we would ever have to make., Yet,..." More

Park Village Pines

Provides: Assisted Living
2920 CRYSTAL LANE, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
"We put my father-in-law at Park Village Pines and the only reason we picked it was because it's closer to our house. The care is very good. His room is an adequate size, clean, and very nice. The..." More

Directors Hall

Provides: Assisted Living
600 Golden Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
"Wonderful warm community filled with caring staff. Supportive and always there for residents . " More

Wyndham West

Provides: Assisted Living
620 PHILLIPS STREET, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
"I live close by the Heritage Community and so I was able to have a tour in the facility. The place was nice. The staff seemed very friendly and attentive with what they are doing. They were also..." More

Woodside at Friendship Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1400 N Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
"We have been very pleased with the care that mom has been getting at Woodside at Friendship Village. I noticed there were turnovers of different caregivers and nurses and that's understandable, but..." More

Park Place Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
4222 S. Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
"Park Place Assisted Living is wonderful. I have nothing negative to say. The staff is wonderful. The majority of my father's caretakers have been there at that particular place of employment for..." More

Friendship Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1400 N Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
"I was surprised how accommodating Friendship Village was. The staff was very helpful, warm, friendly and personal. I like their little kitchen. It's convenient. The food was very good. I was..." More

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Sojourner Place

Provides: Assisted Living
5364 Green Meadow Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
"We chose Sojourner Place for my husband. I'm impressed with his one-bedroom apartment. It has a small kitchen and a bathroom, so it's very nice. The staff is incredible. My husband had an accident..." More

Hoard Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
305 W Cork Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Portage

    Portage, Michigan has a vibrant range of activities and attractions, including Bishop's Bog Preserve and Painting with a Twist, that may appeal to senior citizens, including those who live in the city’s five assisted living communities. There are an additional 10 facilities in nearby areas such as Kalamazoo. 

    Seniors who are considering moving into an assisted living facility in this state might be surprised to note that Michigan doesn’t license these facilities unless they meet specific licensing criteria. The Adult Foster Care and Homes for the Aged Licensing Division regulates any facilities that must obtain a license.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Portage

    • Frigid winters in Portage might not appeal to all seniors; however, the mild summers might make the winters worth it. On average, the city sees 205 sunny days and 48 inches of snow per year. In January, average lows dip to around 17 degrees Fahrenheit. Average highs of around 83 degrees are common in July.

    • The air quality in Portage is higher than the national average, which may benefit seniors who have respiratory conditions. On a scale of 1 to 100 with 100 being the best, Portage’s air quality is 68. The average across the entire United States is 58.

    • Seniors in Portage may enjoy the lower cost of living. Where 100 is the average index across the entire country, this city has an index of 90.1. Groceries, health and transportation all rank below the national average.

    • Portage has a lower than average violent crime rate, but a higher than average property crime rate. The city’s rank is 13 for violent crime, which is a big dip from the national average of 31.1. Property crime across the country averages out at 38.1, but it is 48.8 in Portage.

    • Seniors can stay active in Portage thanks to the YMCA of Greater Kalamzoo and the Portage Senior Center. Both have various activities, including exercise classes. The Portage Senior Center also offers day trips, extended trips, and international travel to people who are ages 50 and older.

    • The Portage area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Ascension Borgess Hospital and Bronson, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 


    Paying for Assisted Living in Portage

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Michigan

    $4,505.00 Kalamazoo
    $4,000.00 Three Rivers
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,552.00 Portage
    $2,348.00 Battle Creek

    Assisted Living costs in Portage start around $3,552 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 Portage 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 Portage

    Some of the care that seniors citizens receive in an assisted living facility might be covered under the MI Choice Waiver Program

    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 Portage

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Portage

    Portage-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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    Assisted Living near Portage, MI

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Portage

    • Review of StoryPoint Portage

      We want to thank Jayde for all her time and effort. Even she had to admit we asked questions no one else has. She helped make a difficult situation run much more smoothly than we could have anticip... Read more

      Carol
    • Review of StoryPoint Portage

      StoryPoint is an extremely decent, clean, modern, caring, and user-friendly community. Staff and contract-staff are all helpful and friendly. There is a feeling of ‘wanting to please’. My questions... Read more

      Appletrees
    • Review of Fountain View Assisted Living

      My grandma is there & has dementia. I dont care for the place. I've seen residents fall, ask for help, etc.... & most of the staff ignores the residents! I cant stand that place! As long as... Read more

      1755chevy
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