The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Walled Lake, MI for 2023
Walled Lake in Oakland County is home to about 7,250 residents, including nearly 1,000 seniors aged 65 or older. The attractive lake community boasts local and nearby trails that support handicap-accessible use for active, outdoorsy seniors with mobility concerns. Walled Lake is ideal for seniors seeking a small-town atmosphere with big-city perks right down the road in Detroit, which is only about 30 miles away. Seniors have access to quaint downtown shops and restaurants and fun, family-friendly attractions for visiting grandchildren.
Assisted living is designed for seniors who require some personal assistance but wish to remain as independent as possible. These homelike settings also have numerous social opportunities in a safe environment. The average cost of assisted living is $5,590 per month in Walled Lake, which is much higher than both the state and national averages.
This guide covers the average cost of assisted living in surrounding Michigan cities and cost comparisons of alternate senior care options. It also covers other aspects of assisted living in Walled Lake and provides several benefits and drawbacks of retiring here, as well as free aging-related resources.
Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Walled Lake, Michigan
Daniela's Senior Care Home II
1278 Leon, Walled Lake, MI, 48390
"If you or your elderly loved one needs Walled Lake, MI, home care, the right place to call is Daniela Serenity Care. We work with caregivers who stand out from the rest. Our goal is to give people the long- or short-term help they need to live indepe..."READ MORE
Sunrise of Bloomfield Hills
6790 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48301
"Sunrise of Bloomfield Hills was good. They were very up-to-date. The price was a bit much for me. The care is always my problem because we can't afford it. My grandmother needs a high level of care. The rooms were very up-to-date, clean, and nice...."READ MORE
Farmington Hills Inn
30350 W. Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI, 48334
"Farmington Hills Inn was very clean and well maintained. The atmosphere was very pleasant and the representative when you first walked in acknowledged you. They're a very attentive staff. They showed me all the facilities, what they offer, and the..."READ MORE
Magnolia by the Lakes
1701 Cass Lake Road, Keego Harbor, MI, 48320
"We found Magnolia by the Lakes for my mom. They were clean, and the staff were nice. They offered a lot of activities, and the residents were very interactive. There are a lot of things for the seniors to do, so all of that was taken into consider..."READ MORE
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American House Farmington Hills
24400 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills, MI, 48336
"I was very much impressed with American House Farmington Hills. It was very clean, the staff was very nice. The food smelled very good, and the rooms were very, very clean. I was very impressed by the rooms. The residents seemed to be very, very p..."READ MORE
American House West Bloomfield
5859 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield, MI, 48322
"My tour at American House West Bloomfield was good. It's just that the rooms were a little small, other than that it was ok. The person who gave the tour was very good and very accommodating. The rooms were clean and nice, and the dining area was ..."READ MORE
Sunrise of West Bloomfield
7005 Pontiac Trail, West Bloomfield, MI, 48323
"My mother is doing fine at Sunrise of West Bloomfield. The staff members are caring, very professional, and very attentive. The director and the lady that sits at the desk are really nice. It's very well kept. She's supposed to be moving rooms. Th..."READ MORE
Rose Senior Living at Providence Park
47400 Heritage Drive, Novi, MI, 48374
"Rose Senior Living at Providence Park is really incredible. It was beautifully landscaped, and the views of the woods were very nice. It was a big facility, but it was very nice and very clean. The staff was very nice and caring. They seem to have..."READ MORE
Sunrise of Northville
16100 Haggerty Road, Northville, MI, 48170
"Sunrise of Northville was great. It was very nice. The seniors there always seemed like they were busy doing something. They have programs that they enjoyed. They're on top of the care and the needs that had to be met for all the seniors living th..."READ MORE
40405 6 Mile Road, Northville, MI, 48168
"Brookdale Northville was beautiful and we loved it. Mom loved it, and it felt like everything about it was just perfect. The room that we saw was like being at home. It was just very, very welcoming, comfortable, and inviting. It blew me away. It ..."READ MORE
Anthology of Novi
42400 Twelve Mile Road, Novi, MI, 48377
"The tour I had at Anthology of Novi went very well. I liked that they had a lot of flexibility. For example, for mealtime, you can eat any time from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. while some of the other places had set meal times, which were pretty early for di..."READ MORE
Park at Franklin Senior Living
28301 Franklin Road, Southfield, MI, 48034
"My mother moved into Park at Franklin Senior Living, and she's been there for about a month now. I like it. I got a room close to the nurse because she has dementia, so the nurse can see her coming in and out of her room. I like it because I can g..."READ MORE
Fairmont of Northville
15870 Haggerty Road, Plymouth, MI, 48170
"The staff here are friendly and the facility is very good. My mom does activities and plays board games there. We're not allowed to go in very much, and everybody that goes in has to sign in and fill out a form. She says the food is really good. I..."READ MORE
Fairmont of Farmington Hills
29681 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills, MI, 48334
"Fairmont of Farmington Hills was very nice, but it was too expensive. It was a little further out, but I liked the staff and the building. Everything was great. They had a piano, so that was good. The staff member during the tour was excellent and..."READ MORE
Provision Living at Livonia
33579 Eight Mile Road , Livonia, MI, 48152
"Provision Living at Livonia was quiet, small, very serene, and very inviting. It's by far my favorite. The rooms were clean and comfy. The staff was exceptionally helpful, clear, and concise. I never felt like she was trying to sell me on the plac..."READ MORE
Provision Living at West Bloomfield
5475 W Maple Rd., West Bloomfield, MI, 48322
"My mother has moved into Provision Living at West Bloomfield. The staff members seem very nice and very thorough. It's quiet. Her room is very nice. It seems roomy. They come in and clean and do her laundry. They change the garbage a couple of tim..."READ MORE
Ahava Adult Foster Care
5670 Greer Road, West Bloomfield, MI, 48324
"The owners and employees treat the residents as if they are family. It is very clean and has no medicinal smell. The food is made mostly from scratch and they adjust for each resident's dietary needs. Each person's clothing from the day is clea..."READ MORE
Anthology of Northville
44600 Five Mile Rd., Northville, MI, 48168
"I visited Anthology of Northville for my mother. It's beautiful, and I think they have a different theory on how to do things. I feel like there is going to be much more dignity and much more communication among the careworkers, so I think that's ..."READ MORE
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Walled Lake
Although Michigan doesn’t license assisted living facilities, these facilities may require a Home for the Aged license. Facilities in Walled Lake and throughout the state that provide room, board and supervised personal care to 21 or more residents who are aged 55 or older are licensed and regulated by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Walled Lake
- Michigan isn’t generally considered a tax-friendly state for retirees, but this is primarily due to high property taxes. Since seniors in assisted living usually don’t pay property taxes, it may be a non-issue for many. Plus, all seniors benefit from Social Security benefits and military pensions being income tax-exempt. Private retirement plan income may be partially or completely exempt based on income and year of birth.
- Since Michigan doesn’t allow counties and cities to collect local sales taxes, seniors only have to pay Michigan’s state sales tax rate of 6%. Also, prescription drugs and groceries, which can be major expenses for seniors, are exempt from taxes.
- The cost of living in Walled Lake is lower than the national average by about 4%, but its lower health care costs are even more beneficial to aging adults. Walled Lake’s health costs are nearly 19% lower than the national average and about 5% lower than the state average.
- Seniors looking for a safer community benefit from a violent crime rate that’s less than half the national average. On a scale from one to 100, the national average for violent crime rate is 22.7, while Walled Lake’s rate is only 9.8. Property crime is also lower, with a rate of 19.2 in Walled Lake compared to 35.4 nationwide.
- The climate in Walled Lake includes higher than average snowfall and fewer sunny days than the national average. However, seniors can take advantage of pleasant summers that rate a 9.3 on a scale of one to 10 with 10 being best.
- Although there isn’t a local hospital in Walled Lake, seniors have access to two high-performing hospitals less than 4 miles away. DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in Commerce Township is rated high-performing in treating heart failure, kidney failure and COPD. Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital is regionally ranked and rated high-performing in orthopedics and eight procedures and conditions. Both hospitals have on-site emergency departments and medical surgical ICUs.
Paying for Assisted Living in Walled Lake
The safe hometown atmosphere in Walled Lake comes with a higher-than-average price. Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey lists the average cost of assisted living in Walled Lake as $5,590, which is higher than the state average by $1,390 and higher than the national average by $1,290 per month.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities
Walled Lake’s average cost of assisted living is higher than all the cities surrounding it. Its cost is significantly higher than Jackson’s by $1,940 per month. Assisted living costs in Walled Lake are also higher than Detroit’s by $840, Monroe’s by $490 and Lansing’s by $365.
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The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care
When comparing other types of senior care, adult day health care is typically the least costly option and provides the least amount of care. Cost data isn’t available for Walled Lake, but the statewide average is $2,080. Aging in place at home costs less than assisted living at $4,767 per month for homemaker services and $4,862 for home health aides. Nursing home care is the most expensive at $9,429 for semiprivate rooms or $10,950 for private rooms.
Home Health Aide
Assisted Living Facility
Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)
Nursing Home Facility (private room)
Note: Data for Walled Lake was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Ann Arbor, was used instead.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Walled Lake
Michigan provides personal care services through the Medicaid State Plan, which covers homes for the aged. It also provides an optional state supplement for supplemental security income recipients who reside in a home for the aged that limits room and board charges.
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 Walled Lake
Numerous free resources are available at the local, county and state levels to assist seniors in Walled Lake through various aging-related services and programs. These resources offer supportive services that promote better assisted living care and programs that help seniors remain active.
|Wixom Senior Citizens Center||(248) 624-0870||Wixom Senior Citizens Center is open to all residents and non-residents aged 50 and older. This includes seniors in Walled Lake, which is only 3 miles away and doesn’t have a local senior center. The center provides fun activities and information to help older adults stay active and meet new friends.|
|Area Agency on Aging 1-B||(800) 852-7795||The AAA 1-B serves seniors in a six-county region in southeast Michigan, including Oakland County. Seniors in Walled Lake have access to many services either provided directly by the AAA 1-B or through community organizations partnering with the agency. Its resources and supportive services include health and wellness classes, legal services, and information, assistance and referrals.|
|Myride2||(855) 697-4332||Myride2 connects seniors in Oakland County with transportation options to help them remain mobile. It also provides information on how to continue to drive safely and learn to use public transportation. Myride2’s Mobility Management focuses on individual transportation, including wheelchair-accessible transportation and long-range planning. Myride2 doesn’t charge to arrange transportation, but the transportation provider may charge a fee.|
|Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program||(866) 485-9393||Michigan’s LTCOP advocates for seniors in assisted living and other senior residences. A trained ombudsman works with seniors who have complaints against a specific long-term care facility and strives to resolve issues hampering appropriate care. It also helps residents understand their rights.|
|Retired Senior Volunteer Program||(248) 537-3300 ext. 3941||In southeast Michigan, RSVP is only available in Oakland and Macomb Counties. RSVP matches adults 55 and older with local volunteer opportunities in various community programs or at hospitals, schools, nonprofits, social service organizations and community centers. Volunteers can choose where they volunteer and how often, from four hours a month to 20 hours a week.|
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Walled Lake
Walled Lake-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.