Rochester Hills, Michigan, is a suburb of Detroit, located in the northern part of the metro area, far enough away from the city center to provide a slower-paced lifestyle. It’s close enough to Lake St. Clair for water enthusiasts to spend time boating or enjoying a picnic lakeside. Seniors in Rochester Hills make up about 18% of the city’s 75,000 residents. Many of these individuals may be considering their retirement options, including taking up residence in one of the city’s assisted living communities. 

Assisted living provides 24-7 personal care services and often has a nurse on staff to diagnose injury or illness. Communities often feature apartment-style living with accommodations designed for elderly residents who may have mobility challenges. Meals and snacks are provided, as well as many different social and educational activities throughout the week. These facilities also have common-use amenities such as a pool, an outdoor patio or garden, an exercise room and common areas for residents to gather and play games. The monthly average fee for assisted living in Rochester Hills is $4,750, although individual facilities will vary. 

This guide offers more information about assisted living in Rochester Hills, the benefits and drawbacks of living in Rochester Hills and free, local resources for seniors. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Rochester Hills, MI

2016

American House Elmwood

2251 W. Auburn Road, Rochester Hills, MI, 48309

I checked out six places before I chose one for my mom. One of them was the American House Elmwood. She was on the waitlist there for a 1-bedroom, but they told her it would be up to a year. We were g … (read more)
I checked out six places before I chose one for my mom. One of them was the American House Elmwood. She was on the waitlist there for a 1-bedroom, but they told her it would be up to a year. We were g … (read more)

American House The Village

3617 South Adams Rd., Rochester Hills, MI, 48309

American House The Village Senior Living is a pet-friendly assisted and independent living facility in Rochester Hills, Michigan, located west of Pine Trace Golf Course and minutes from Clinton River. … (read more)
American House The Village Senior Living is a pet-friendly assisted and independent living facility in Rochester Hills, Michigan, located west of Pine Trace Golf Course and minutes from Clinton River. … (read more)

Bellbrook

873 W Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI, 48009


American House Stone

3741 S. Adams Road, Rochester Hills, MI, 48309

We toured American House Stone. The appearance is nice. They had a sitting area, and the dining room was all set up for people to go down and eat. I’m thinking, ‘Wow, this is nice. I could move in.’ A … (read more)
We toured American House Stone. The appearance is nice. They had a sitting area, and the dining room was all set up for people to go down and eat. I’m thinking, ‘Wow, this is nice. I could move in.’ A … (read more)

Atina Senior Living

1527 John R Road, Rochester Hills, MI, 48307

Atina Senior Living is nestled in a scenic enclave of Rochester Hills, Michigan, just north of Detroit. A variety of conveniences are available nearby, such as the Hampton Public Golf Course, Hampton … (read more)
Atina Senior Living is nestled in a scenic enclave of Rochester Hills, Michigan, just north of Detroit. A variety of conveniences are available nearby, such as the Hampton Public Golf Course, Hampton … (read more)

Anthology of Rochester Hills

1775 South Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, MI, 48307

If I could rate a zero I would. We had several issues and tried to address them with both management and corporate. There were never any resolutions offered, only “I’m sorry, that should not have … (read more)
If I could rate a zero I would. We had several issues and tried to address them with both management and corporate. There were never any resolutions offered, only “I’m sorry, that should not have … (read more)

Stratford Place

910 W South Blvd , Rochester Hills, MI, 48307

We like Stratford Place, but they were deemed ineligible. It’s a small community with just 26 people or so, and it was just very homey. We liked it very much, but they didn’t qualify with my mother’s … (read more)
We like Stratford Place, but they were deemed ineligible. It’s a small community with just 26 people or so, and it was just very homey. We liked it very much, but they didn’t qualify with my mother’s … (read more)

Pomeroy Living – Rochester

3466 West South Boulevard, Rochester Hills, MI, 48309

Just west of Pine Trace Golf Course and about a block north of Lake Charnwood, Oakmont Rochester offers assisted living in a residential community of Rochester Hills, Michigan. Visitors appreciate the … (read more)
Just west of Pine Trace Golf Course and about a block north of Lake Charnwood, Oakmont Rochester offers assisted living in a residential community of Rochester Hills, Michigan. Visitors appreciate the … (read more)

Waltonwood

3280 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI, 48309

We’re getting ready to move my in-laws to Waltonwood Senior Community. We’re not happy with it, the rooms were really small but we have to move them somewhere. But the care we’re seeing when we were t … (read more)
We’re getting ready to move my in-laws to Waltonwood Senior Community. We’re not happy with it, the rooms were really small but we have to move them somewhere. But the care we’re seeing when we were t … (read more)

Danile’s Home

767 Basswood Dr., Rochester Hills, MI, 48309


2012, 2015

Shorehaven

14560 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights, MI, 48313

Shorehaven Senior Living is located in Sterling Heights, Michigan, conveniently close to an array of restaurants and shopping centers. Residents and visitors like that the facility is a spacious, clea … (read more)
Shorehaven Senior Living is located in Sterling Heights, Michigan, conveniently close to an array of restaurants and shopping centers. Residents and visitors like that the facility is a spacious, clea … (read more)

Sunrise of Shelby Township

46471 Hayes Road, Shelby Township, MI, 48315

Sunrise of Shelby Township looked like it was a great community. They had seniors that were engaging in activities. It’s a very comfortable, cozy atmosphere. The person that did the tour was very know … (read more)
Sunrise of Shelby Township looked like it was a great community. They had seniors that were engaging in activities. It’s a very comfortable, cozy atmosphere. The person that did the tour was very know … (read more)

2015

Brookdale Utica

45969 North Pointe Boulevard, Utica, MI, 48315

Brookdale Utica is closer to my home than the others. My husband’s moving in there and it’s very, very nice. They were awesome and Vernon was so helpful. The prices are not as high as some of them, wh … (read more)
Brookdale Utica is closer to my home than the others. My husband’s moving in there and it’s very, very nice. They were awesome and Vernon was so helpful. The prices are not as high as some of them, wh … (read more)

2012, 2016

Brookdale Troy

4850 Northfield Parkway, Troy, MI, 48098

Brookdale Troy is located in Troy, Michigan, close to the Stage Nature Center and the Troy Museum and Historic Village. This senior living community receives high marks from visitors and residents for … (read more)
Brookdale Troy is located in Troy, Michigan, close to the Stage Nature Center and the Troy Museum and Historic Village. This senior living community receives high marks from visitors and residents for … (read more)

American House Troy

2300 Grand Haven Drive, Troy, MI, 48083

American House Troy Senior Living is an assisted and independent living community located near Raintree Park in Troy, Michigan. Families appreciate that their loved ones can have their hair styled and … (read more)
American House Troy Senior Living is an assisted and independent living community located near Raintree Park in Troy, Michigan. Families appreciate that their loved ones can have their hair styled and … (read more)

2016

Sunrise of Rochester

500 East University Drive, Rochester, MI, 48307

Overlooking Paint Creek and the Paint Creek Trail, Sunrise of Rochester is situated in the heart of Rochester, Michigan, close to Main Street. This facility is described by residents and visitors as h … (read more)
Overlooking Paint Creek and the Paint Creek Trail, Sunrise of Rochester is situated in the heart of Rochester, Michigan, close to Main Street. This facility is described by residents and visitors as h … (read more)

2015

Sunrise of Troy

6870 Crooks Road, Troy, MI, 48098

Centrally located in Troy, Michigan, near Detroit, residents and visitors tout Sunrise of Troy for its outstanding staff and clean, home-like environment with good food served. Residents enjoy an arra … (read more)
Centrally located in Troy, Michigan, near Detroit, residents and visitors tout Sunrise of Troy for its outstanding staff and clean, home-like environment with good food served. Residents enjoy an arra … (read more)

Sunrise of Bloomfield

2080 South Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48302

Sunrise of Bloomfield is a beautiful place. They seem to have everything.They have whatever kind of care your loved one needs, whether the basics or all the way up to the most. They seem to be able to … (read more)
Sunrise of Bloomfield is a beautiful place. They seem to have everything.They have whatever kind of care your loved one needs, whether the basics or all the way up to the most. They seem to be able to … (read more)

The Avalon of Auburn Hills

3151 E Walton Boulevard, Auburn Hills, MI, 48326

<p>Welcome to The Avalon of Auburn Hills! If you’re looking for a community that understands and honors you as a unique individual, you’ve come to the right place. We understand you probably have … (read more)
<p>Welcome to The Avalon of Auburn Hills! If you’re looking for a community that understands and honors you as a unique individual, you’ve come to the right place. We understand you probably have … (read more)

Genesis Senior Living Sterling Heights

42660 Dequindre Rd, Sterling Heights, MI, 48314

My mother will be moving into Genesis Senior Living Sterling Heights. It’s wonderful and very homey, that’s why I think it’s a good fit for her. They’re very accommodating, and they answer all your qu … (read more)
My mother will be moving into Genesis Senior Living Sterling Heights. It’s wonderful and very homey, that’s why I think it’s a good fit for her. They’re very accommodating, and they answer all your qu … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Rochester Hills

It’s important for seniors to note that not all assisted living communities in Michigan are licensed. For those requiring a license, the Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs provides the laws and regulations that these facilities must follow. Seniors looking for assisted living communities should ask about each facility’s licensure while exploring options for long-term care. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Rochester Hills

  • Michigan offers several tax breaks for seniors, especially those who derive much of their income from retirement accounts and Social Security. SSI income isn’t taxed, and withdrawals from retirement investments are taxed at lower rates than regular wages. 
  • Violent crime rates in Rochester Hills are significantly lower than the state overall. Both property crimes and violent crimes are lower here than in many nearby cities, which may help seniors feel safer when out in the community. 
  • The overall cost of living in Rochester Hills is slightly higher than the U.S. median, 116.5 compared to 100. However, health care costs, important to many seniors, are considerably less at 81.4, also less than the state median of 86. 
  • Rochester Hills residents have plenty of choices for health care, with a higher number of physicians per capita than the national average. As part of the greater Detriot area, seniors also have easy access to world-class hospitals, including Henry Ford Hospital and DMC Harper Unversity Hospital
  • The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index rates Rochester Hills a 6.8 out of 10, which places it as one of the most comfortable places in the state. While winters here can be cold and snowy, with January lows dropping to just 16 degrees, summertime is pleasant, with July highs reaching 82 degrees. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Rochester Hills

The average monthly cost for assisted living in Rochester Hills is $4,750, according to the Genworth Financial Cost of Care Survey 2020, which is higher than the average for the state of Michigan, $4,200, and the nation as a whole, $4,300. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Rochester Hills is one of the more affordable cities for assisted living in Michigan, beat only by Kalamazoo at $3,950 per month. Ann Arbor is the most expensive at $5,590 per month, with Lansing ($5,225) and Grand Rapids ($5,000) a few hundred dollars less. 

$4750

Rochester Hills

$4200

Michigan

$4300

The United States

$5225

Lansing

$5000

Grand Rapids

$5590

Ann Arbor

$3950

Kalamazoo

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living isn’t the only care option for senior residents of Rochester Hills. Seniors who would prefer to age in their own homes may opt for homemaker services ($4,767), assistance with chores and daily life tasks. Those who have light medical needs may choose to receive services in their own home from a home health aide ($4,957), such as a registered nurse or CNA. Adult day health care ($1,733) facilities provide many of the same amenities as an assisted living home, ideal for seniors who have a caretaker at home unable to provide daytime support. Finally, individuals with ongoing to acute medical conditions may be best served by a nursing home, which has 24-7 medical and personal care. A semiprivate room in Rochester Hills is $8,821, while a private one is $10,646. 

$4767

Homemaker Services

$4957

Home Health Aide

$1733

Adult Day Health Care

$4750

Assisted Living Facility

$8821

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10646

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Rochester Hills was not available, so data for the closest city, Detroit, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Rochester Hills

Low-income seniors in Rochester Hills who live in homes for the aged can apply to receive financial assistance for assisted living through the Medicaid State Plan. Additionally, eligible Michigan residents have access to an optional state supplement to Supplemental Security Income, which may be applied towards the cost of their care.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Michigan page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Rochester Hills

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 Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills and the greater Detriot area offer many free or low-cost resources for seniors and their families to help with the transition into an assisted living community. Nonprofit organizations and state agencies offer various services to help seniors apply for housing and financial assistance, medical care and benefits and find recreation or volunteer opportunities. 

ResourceContactDescription
Area Agency On Aging 1-B(800) 852-7795The Area on Aging (AAA) is a government outreach program. Its mission is to improve the lives of the area’s elderly. Different programs help address seniors’ social and physical needs, including healthy meal planning assistance, health screenings, and programs about topics that pertain to the elderly, such as fall prevention, warning signs of a heart attack or stroke, and indications of the onset of dementia. Representatives of this agency also help seniors locate government benefits they’re entitled to.
Great Lakes Loan Closets(734) 453-0190Seniors who cannot afford their own durable medical equipment may borrow from the Great Lakes Loan Closet, which accepts donations and offers them to those in need. Items typically include mobility aids, such as wheelchairs and canes, access aids including wheelchair ramps, toileting and shower chairs and sometimes blood pressure cuffs and TTY kits.
Michigan Long-Term Care Ombudsman Services(517) 827-8040Long-term Care Ombudsman Services address the needs of residents in long-term care homes such as assisted living. They oversee accommodations and can take complaints from residents about the staff or living conditions and alert any government regulatory bodies. Ombudsman representatives also help seniors and their families find accommodations in an assisted living community, including evaluating the individual’s needs, budget and preferences, giving an honest assessment of each community in the area.
Rochester Hills AARP(866) 277-7448The Rochester Hills branch of the AARP provides several resources for seniors, including finding health care and offering a volunteer match program. It connects seniors to available volunteer opportunities in the area.
Detroit Vet Center(313) 822-1141Military veterans and their surviving spouses may receive help obtaining assistance and benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, such as the Aid and Attendance and the Housebound Allowance benefits. Other services include transportation to medical appointments at the VA health clinic, group counseling for grief or PTSD and social events throughout the year. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Rochester Hills