16 Assisted Living Facilities near Portage, MI

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StoryPoint Portage

Provides: Assisted Living
3951 W Milham Rd, Portage, MI 49024
"Our mom was only at Story Point for a short time. At the age of 95, she fell and broke her hip and needed a lot of help for normal daily activities. She is a fighter and was much stronger than we..." More

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Brookdale Portage

Provides: Assisted Living
3100 Old Centre Avenue, Portage, MI 49024
"I liked Brookdale Portage. It was in the top three of all the places I saw. My grandmother was in there ten years ago and they were very good. It was a very posh place and it seemed very upscale...." More

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Bickford of Portage

Provides: Assisted Living
4707 W. Milham Ave., Portage, MI 49024
"Bickford of Portage offers a variety of activities, has a medical staff on call and on premises, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. The day we went there, we walked into the lobby and saw..." More

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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

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MediLodge of Portage

Provides: Assisted Living
7855 Currier Dr, Portage, MI 49002
"Welcome to MediLodge of Portage a leading provider of long-term skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation solutions. Our center offers a full continuum of services and care focused around..." More

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Sojourner Place

Provides: Assisted Living
5364 Green Meadow Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
"The tour at Sojourner Place was great. Everything was fine and everything was set up and they're waiting for me. Abigail, the administrator that showed me around was well prepared and she did..." More

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Vibrant Life Senior Living, New Frien...

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
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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

Friendship Village Kalamazoo

Provides: Assisted Living
1400 North Drake Road, 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

Wyndham West

Provides: Assisted Living
620 PHILLIPS STREET, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
"The people and care are the reasons we picked Wyndham West and Directors Hall for my parents. They interacted with Mom, brought her coffee every day, helped her with daily routines and genuinely..." 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

Friendship Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1400 N Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
"Great place! My mother was a resident in independent living abd then in memory care until her passing in 2019. My father resides in their comfortable apartment in independent living. The staff..." More

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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

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

    $4,275.00 Kalamazoo
    $4,000.00 Plainwell
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,899.00 Portage
    $3,656.00 Three Rivers
    $2,922.00 Battle Creek

    Assisted Living costs in Portage start around $3,899 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 Bickford of Portage

      Bickford of Portage offers a variety of activities, has a medical staff on call and on premises, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. The day we went there, we walked into the lobby and saw ... Read more

    • Review of Bickford of Portage

      My mom likes it there at Bickford of Portage; it's a nice place. The staff is very attentive and caring, and the facilities are very neat and home-like. Everything was decorated nicely. I like the ... Read more

    • Review of StoryPoint Portage

      Our mom was only at Story Point for a short time. At the age of 95, she fell and broke her hip and needed a lot of help for normal daily activities. She is a fighter and was much stronger than we... Read more

      Karen and Sharon
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