The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Rockford, MI for 2023
Also serving communities of Cedar Springs, Cedar Springs, Sparta.
There are 9 Assisted Living Facilities in the Rockford area, with 4 in Rockford and 5 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Rockford is $4,263 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,870. Cheaper nearby regions include Grand Rapids with an average starting cost of $3,875.
To help you with your search, browse the 43 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Rockford. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Rockford 4.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Greenville with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Rockford, MI
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Rockford
Rockford is a scenic city that's located on the Rogue River in Kent County, Michigan. The city is home to a little more than 6,000 residents, 11 percent of whom are age 65 or older. There are three assisted living facilities located in Rockford an additional four nearby in cities such as Grand Rapids and Cedar Springs.
These facilities are officially known throughout Michigan as Homes for the Aged and are closely monitored and regulated by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Rockford
- Although the American Lung Association assigned a passing grade to the air-quality in Rockford and throughout Kent County, ozone pollution levels in the area are high and may pose a risk to seniors, particularly those with a respiratory illness.
- The Rockford area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mercy Health Rockford Urgent Care, in case of medical emergencies or illness.
- Rockford's crime rates are considerably lower than state averages. For every 1,000 residents living in Rockford, there are only 9.74 property crimes each year. By comparison, the average Michigan city has 18 crimes per 1,000 residents each year.
Tax policies in Michigan are very senior-friendly. The state doesn't tax social security income and offers considerable deductions on other forms of retirement income, such as pensions and savings withdrawals.
Winters in Rockford are extremely snowy. The area gets 63 inches of snowfall on average each year, which is 37 inches more than the average U.S. city. This may be inconvenient for seniors who enjoy spending time outside.
- While the overall cost of living in Rockford is 12 percent above the national average, healthcare costs are 17 percent lower than in the average U.S. city. Seniors living in Rockford who require frequent medical attention may notice significant savings.
Paying for Assisted Living in Rockford
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Rockford start around $4,263 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 Rockford 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 Rockford
Michigan's Medicaid State Plan provides financial assistance to Rockford seniors. The plan pays for the cost of services provided by homes for the aged throughout the state. Seniors who require more funding to help pay for the cost of room and board can apply for an Optional State Supplement (OSS) to their Supplemental Security Income.
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 Rockford
Rockford 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 Rockford, please visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Rockford
Rockford-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 Rockford
Review of StoryPoint Rockford
I liked StoryPoint Rockford but it was too expensive. My parents liked it and I liked the setting and the vibe. It was very nice. They had live music going on when we were there. It seemed like a n... Read more
Review of Boulder Creek Assisted Living & Memory Care
The rooms are spacious and homey! Kathy the activities director is amazing, always planning appropriate activities which my mom loves. She never gets bored. She is very happy there snd feels lo... Read more
Review of StoryPoint Rockford
When I toured the facility I was surprised at how really nice everything was. From the common areas to the spacious rooms, to the lovely dining room, the salon and “happy hour”. There is an upbeat ... Read more