3 Assisted Living Facilities in Three Rivers, MI

3 Assisted Living Facilities in Three Rivers, MI

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Bowman Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1215 North Elm Street, Three Rivers, MI 49093
"My mother liked Bowman House, that was the reason we picked it. The staff were attentive and caring. My mom really felt comfortable there. She had a studio room. The whole facility was very clean...." More

Hena's AFC

Provides: Assisted Living
245 E. Michigan Avenue, Three Rivers, MI 49093
"Adult Foster Care (AFC) homes are residential settings that provide 24-hour personal care, protection, and supervision for individuals who are developmentally disabled, physically handicapped or..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Three Rivers

    Located where the St. Joseph, Portage and Rocky Rivers converge, Three Rivers is a diverse community with a deep history as a trading hub. The city is currently home to more than 7,600 residents, with seniors making up 12.5% of the population. 

    Seniors who need help with daily tasks can find support at one of the area's seven assisted living facilities. In Three Rivers, and throughout the state of Michigan, these types of facilities are licensed by the Michigan Department of Human Services and are often referred to as adult foster care or homes for the aged.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Three Rivers

    • The city's rich history provides a variety of local sites for seniors to enjoy. The charming downtown area is full of historic buildings, many of which are listed on the National Historic Register, and seniors can visit cultural venues, including the Carnegie Center for the Arts and Riviera Theater.
    • Like many other cities in Michigan, Three Rivers has very cold winters accompanied by an average 41 inches of snow each year, which may prevent seniors from participating in outdoor activities. Though brief, summers are warm and comfortable.
    • Seniors looking for an affordable retirement destination may find Three Rivers to be an appealing option. At 86.2, its overall cost of living is lower than both the U.S. national average of 100 and the statewide average of 96.7.
    • Crime rates in Three Rivers are slightly higher than they are across the state of Michigan. Violent crime is rated 29.9 on a scale to 100, compared to the statewide average of 25.3. The city's property crime rates are particularly high, scoring 57, compared to 28.1 in the state. Seniors may want to exercise extra caution when it comes to securing their personal property.
    • The St. Joseph County Transportation Authority (SJCTA) provides public transportation for residents of Three Rivers. In addition to the Three Rivers Circle Line fixed-route service, SJCTA also offers a FLEX route and curb-to-curb service. The senior my ride grant program allows seniors to use this service for a suggested donation of $2.
    • Three Rivers has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Sturgis.

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

    Paying for Assisted Living in Three Rivers

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Michigan

    $4,580.00 Kalamazoo
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,770.00 Three Rivers
    $3,444.00 Portage
    $1,500.00 Dowagiac

    Assisted Living costs in Three Rivers start around $3,770 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 Three Rivers 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 Three Rivers

    Seniors in Three Rivers can access financial assistance to help cover the cost of assisted living through Michigan's Medicaid State Plan. Its MI Choice Waiver Program provides funding for care services in a home or residential setting.

    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 Three Rivers

    Three Rivers 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 Three Rivers, please visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Three Rivers

    Three Rivers-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 Three Rivers

    • Review of Bowman Place

      Not a great experience. Only 2 people on staff after 8pm and nearly 50-60 residents. They walk into rooms without waiting for greeting/door answer. Not so friendly management. Read more

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    • Review of Bowman Place

      My mother liked Bowman House, that was the reason we picked it. The staff were attentive and caring. My mom really felt comfortable there. She had a studio room. The whole facility was very clean. ... Read more

    • Review of Bowman Place

      Doesn't have a state license..stay awsy...Bad, bad place for any elderly to live. The communication with staff is horrible. Staffing is too low to be able to get everything accomplished that is pr... Read more

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