Detroit, Michigan, is home to more than 632,000 residents, and nearly 14% of those residents are 65 or older. Some of these Detroit seniors are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia disorders. Data from the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that Alzheimer’s-related deaths in Detroit decreased by 2.37% between 2014 and 2018. In 2014, the number of Detroit residents who died of Alzheimer’s disease totaled 634, and that number dropped to 619 in 2018. However, the Alzheimer’s Association reports that the incidence rate of the disease continues to grow, with projections indicating that 12.7 million seniors will have the disease by 2025.

Fortunately, Detroit has memory care facilities that can provide care for seniors living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. These communities offer 24-hour care by a trained staff, ensuring seniors’ needs are met. In this guide, learn more about living in Detroit, memory care costs in the area and free local resources available for seniors and their families.

Memory Care Facilities in Detroit, MI

Allegria Village

15101 Ford Road, Dearborn, MI, 48126

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COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Detroit

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Michigan. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Detroit

Michigan’s Department of Community Services licenses and regulates long-term care facilities, including memory care communities, throughout the state. This department ensures that long-term care facilities comply with state regulations to maximize the safety of all residents.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Detroit

Paying for Memory Care in Detroit

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

The cost of memory care in Detroit averages $5,269 per month.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

The cost of memory care in Detroit is lower than both the state and national averages. The average cost of memory care in Michigan is $5,313, compared to the national average of $5,625. Within the state, many cities have higher memory care costs than Detroit, including Ann Arbor at $7,616 per month, Flint at $5,649 per month and Grand Rapids at $6,035 per month. However, Battle Creek averages lower monthly memory care costs at $4,250.

$5269

Detroit

$5313

Michigan

$5625

The United States

$7616

Ann Arbor

$5649

Flint

$6035

Grand Rapids

$4250

Battle Creek

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Memory care communities are just one type of senior care in Detroit. Other types of care are available as well, allowing seniors and their families to select a care type best suited for the senior’s needs. Adult day health care is the most inexpensive type of care, costing, on average, $1,430 per month. Homemakers and home health aides cost $5,720 per month. An assisted living facility in Detroit averages $4,215 per month. Nursing home care is the costliest, with a semi-private room costing $8,882 per month.

$5720

Home Care

$5720

Home Health Care

$1430

Adult Day Health Care

$4215

Assisted Living Facility

$8882

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Detroit

In Detroit, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Michigan page.

More ways to pay for memory care

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Michigan page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Detroit

Detroit offers a wealth of resources for seniors living with Alzheimer’s and their families. These free local resources provide education and support for these families as they navigate an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 272-3900

The Alzheimer's Association's Greater Michigan Chapter offers education programs for seniors and their caregivers on topics like understanding Alzheimer's and communicating with individuals with the disease. A 24-hour helpline also serves as a useful resource for seniors and their families. 

(313) 446-4444

The Detroit Area Agency on Aging provides information on long-term care options in Detroit, elder abuse and caregiver support. Its call center serves as an additional resource, answering questions on topics such as caregiving assistance, transportation resources and support groups for family caregivers.

(866) 485-9393

The Michigan Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for seniors living In long-term care facilities, including memory care communities. Detroit ombudsmen work with seniors to identify their rights, assist in resolving any concerns and find solutions to problems in long-term care. 

(888) 783-8190

Lakeshore Legal Aid is a nonprofit law firm that provides services for seniors. Its legal team offers free advice and counseling as well as document preparation and review for seniors in Detroit.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Detroit

Detroit Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Michigan are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Michigan page for more information about these laws.

Laws and regulations for memory care in Michigan