2 Assisted Living Facilities in Sandusky, MI

Stonegate Village Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
70 West Argyle Avenue, Sandusky, MI 48471
"Deciding that your loved one needs assistance with daily living can be very difficult, but the staff at Stonegate Village make that decision an easy one. The attention to detail with daily care,..." More

R & R Afc Home

Provides: Assisted Living
105 S Jackson St, Sandusky, MI 48471

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Sandusky

    Sandusky is a tourism-oriented small township on the largely rural and unspoiled shore of Lake Huron, surrounded by family farms and state forests in Michigan's thumb.  A little more than 41,000 people live in Sanilac County, with just over 21% of them being seniors aged 65 and over. This area hosts three assisted living facilities where seniors can get help with their activities of daily living (ADLs), such as meal preparation and transportation.

    The state of Michigan does not require all forms of senior residential care to be licensed, but those that carry a state license are overseen by the Michigan Department of Human Services, which regulates and inspects facilities across the state, including those in Sandusky.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Sandusky

    • The weather in Sandusky is mild in summer and cold in the winter. Summer high temperatures average 80 degrees, though the overnight low in winter can drop to 15. This can be an issue for cold-sensitive seniors. Sandusky's proximity to the lake brings an average of 32 inches of rain a year, mostly in spring and summer.
    • The cost of living is low in Sandusky by national standards. Seniors in Sandusky pay roughly 10% less for healthcare than is typical nationwide. Across all other categories of expense, such as housing and groceries, Sandusky residents pay up to 20% less than the national average to live in town.
    • Crime rates are very low in Sandusky, relative to the national average. In all crime categories combined, Sandusky reports just a little over half of the national crime rate. Seniors in Sandusky are especially safe from violent crime, which is under one-third the national rate in the township.
    • Public transportation in Sandusky is mostly provided through Sanilac Transportation, which offers personalized curb-to-curb service for seniors in town. All Sanilac vehicles are disabled ride equipped and ADA compliant for riders with limited mobility.
    • The Sandusky area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Sanilac Medical Care Facility, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Sandusky has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Human Development Commission, an organization that delivers caregiver and day care services, as well as two senior centers.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Sandusky

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Michigan

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,110.00 Cass City
    $2,675.00 Caro
    $2,000.00 Attica
    $2,000.00 Imlay City
    $1,225.00 Fort Gratiot

    Assisted Living costs in Sandusky start around $0 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 Sandusky 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 Sandusky

    Seniors who live in Sandusky and need financial help with assisted living costs may be eligible for benefits through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The state of Michigan adds a supplement to this federal benefit, as well as automatically qualifying recipients for state Medicaid coverage.

    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 Sandusky

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sandusky

    Sandusky-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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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Sandusky

    • Review of Stonegate Village Assisted Living

      Deciding that your loved one needs assistance with daily living can be very difficult, but the staff at Stonegate Village make that decision an easy one. The attention to detail with daily care, me... Read more

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    • Review of Stonegate Village Assisted Living

      Stonegate Village is an excellent assisted living facility with people who truly care about your love one. They put you at ease and assure you that they will treat your family like one of their ow... Read more

      MHTubbs
    • Review of Stonegate Village Assisted Living

      That staff here is so compassionate about delivering great care to their residents!! This is a wonderful facility! Read more

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