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, MI

Daniela’s Serenity Care

1286 Leon, Walled Lake, MI, 48390

My Mom was here for two years. She was treated with love, respect and empathetic care; and as a true member of Danielle and Daniels family. You will never find a more beautiful and caring home.
My Mom was here for two years. She was treated with love, respect and empathetic care; and as a true member of Danielle and Daniels family. You will never find a more beautiful and caring home.


Commerce Comfort Care

100 Decker Rd, Walled Lake, MI, 48390


2016, 2021, 2022

Sunrise of Bloomfield Hills

6790 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48301

Situated southwest of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan’s city center, Sunrise of Bloomfield Hills is an assisted living facility that is highly rated for its staff, activities and quality living space. Vi … (read more)
Situated southwest of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan’s city center, Sunrise of Bloomfield Hills is an assisted living facility that is highly rated for its staff, activities and quality living space. Vi … (read more)

Farmington Hills Inn

30350 W. Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI, 48334

Farmington Hills Inn is an assisted living facility located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, an upscale section of the northwestern suburbs of Detroit, near Kellogg Park. The staff at Farmington Hills I … (read more)
Farmington Hills Inn is an assisted living facility located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, an upscale section of the northwestern suburbs of Detroit, near Kellogg Park. The staff at Farmington Hills I … (read more)

2016

American House Farmington Hills

24400 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills, MI, 48336

I visited American House Farmington Hills. I didn’t really dislike anything about it, I just felt more comfortable with the other place because I was familiar with the staff and I’ve been there. Durin … (read more)
I visited American House Farmington Hills. I didn’t really dislike anything about it, I just felt more comfortable with the other place because I was familiar with the staff and I’ve been there. Durin … (read more)

Magnolia by the Lakes

1701 Cass Lake Road, Keego Harbor, MI, 48320

Use extreme caution before placing a loved one in the Magnolia North Assisted Living unit. My mother died within 4 days of moving in (September 2021). We had continued problems with summoning assistan … (read more)
Use extreme caution before placing a loved one in the Magnolia North Assisted Living unit. My mother died within 4 days of moving in (September 2021). We had continued problems with summoning assistan … (read more)

2016

American House West Bloomfield

5859 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield, MI, 48322

My brother was at American House West Bloomfield. I like that the staff is attentive and I like that he can still use his VA benefits, like his care provider can still come there and we will still hav … (read more)
My brother was at American House West Bloomfield. I like that the staff is attentive and I like that he can still use his VA benefits, like his care provider can still come there and we will still hav … (read more)

2022

Sunrise of West Bloomfield

7005 Pontiac Trail, West Bloomfield, MI, 48323

Sunrise of West Bloomfield was very clean. There are a lot of open rooms and a lot of activities for the seniors. The staff seemed friendly and they had a lot of staff members helping the residents. T … (read more)
Sunrise of West Bloomfield was very clean. There are a lot of open rooms and a lot of activities for the seniors. The staff seemed friendly and they had a lot of staff members helping the residents. T … (read more)

Sunrise of Northville

16100 Haggerty Road, Northville, MI, 48170

Sunrise of Northville is located Northville, Michigan, close to major thoroughfares, medical facilities and the Northville Village Shopping Center. The assisted living community is described by loved … (read more)
Sunrise of Northville is located Northville, Michigan, close to major thoroughfares, medical facilities and the Northville Village Shopping Center. The assisted living community is described by loved … (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 st … (read more)
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 st … (read more)

Lockwood of Waterford

1407 Skipper Drive, Waterford, MI, 48327

My mother-in-law is in Lockwood of Waterford. It is very clean. The nursing staff and the medical team are very helpful. The administration is great to work with and address your needs. They have movi … (read more)
My mother-in-law is in Lockwood of Waterford. It is very clean. The nursing staff and the medical team are very helpful. The administration is great to work with and address your needs. They have movi … (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 … (read more)
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 … (read more)

Brookdale Northville

40405 6 Mile Road, Northville, MI, 48168

Brookdale Northville is the first place we’ve looked. It was a small facility. It only held 50 people. The rooms weren’t all that big, but I guess they’re not going to be that big anywhere. It was pre … (read more)
Brookdale Northville is the first place we’ve looked. It was a small facility. It only held 50 people. The rooms weren’t all that big, but I guess they’re not going to be that big anywhere. It was pre … (read more)

Anthology of Novi

42400 Twelve Mile Road, Novi, MI, 48377

I really liked Anthology of Novi. It was a very nice facility, but the location was not ideal. It was a very modern and new building, and there’s a lot of space. The staff is immunized. They have pret … (read more)
I really liked Anthology of Novi. It was a very nice facility, but the location was not ideal. It was a very modern and new building, and there’s a lot of space. The staff is immunized. They have pret … (read more)

American House Milford

700 Napa Valley Drive, Milford, MI, 48381

I toured American House Milford. The presence of it, it looked older, it was dirty, and it smelled. I didn’t like it at all, so I didn’t stay that long. The staff was good. They were very informative, … (read more)
I toured American House Milford. The presence of it, it looked older, it was dirty, and it smelled. I didn’t like it at all, so I didn’t stay that long. The staff was good. They were very informative, … (read more)

Fairmont of Northville

15870 Haggerty Road, Plymouth, MI, 48170

I toured and I liked the fact that there were many ladies having lunch in the dining room when I was there, so that was a good opportunity for social interaction. Kim was also fantastic. The rooms the … (read more)
I toured and I liked the fact that there were many ladies having lunch in the dining room when I was there, so that was a good opportunity for social interaction. Kim was also fantastic. The rooms the … (read more)

Absolute Care II

6838 Edinborough Drive,, West Bloomfield, MI, 48322

I am gladly testifying to the most excellent patient care and treatment my father has ever received. All aspects of his living at this Absolute Care’s facility – from tending to his health and sani … (read more)
I am gladly testifying to the most excellent patient care and treatment my father has ever received. All aspects of his living at this Absolute Care’s facility – from tending to his health and sani … (read more)

Anthology of Farmington Hills – Opening 2022!

30637 West 14 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI, 48334

Anthology of Farmington Hills was very clean, nice, and well managed. I think that they’re on top of everything. All the needs are met for the seniors. It’s very clean. It’s a new facility. It was qui … (read more)
Anthology of Farmington Hills was very clean, nice, and well managed. I think that they’re on top of everything. All the needs are met for the seniors. It’s very clean. It’s a new facility. It was qui … (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. … (read more)
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. … (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.

$5590

Walled Lake

$4200

MIchigan

$4300

The United States

$3650

Jackson

$4750

Detroit

$5100

Monroe

$5225

Lansing

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.

$4767

Homemaker Services

$4862

Home Health Aide

$5590

Assisted Living Facility

$9429

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)

$10950

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.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Michigan

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.

Resource

Contact 

Services

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Michigan