The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in East Lansing, MI for 2023
There are 18 Memory Care Facilities in the East Lansing area, with 4 in East Lansing and 14 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in East Lansing is $6,197 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Okemos with an average starting cost of $3,077.
To help you with your search, browse the 24 reviews below for memory care facilities in East Lansing. On average, consumers rate memory care in East Lansing 4.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Portland with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in East Lansing, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in East Lansing, MI
What to Consider About Memory Care in East Lansing
In East Lansing, Michigan, more than 7 percent of the city's 48,000 residents are seniors aged 65 or older and many of those seniors have been diagnosed with some form of dementia. In fact, throughout Michigan, an estimated 180,000 seniors have received a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia-related disorder.
In East Lansing, seniors with dementia can receive residential care in one of the area's 12 memory care facilities, which are officially known as homes for the aged throughout Michigan and regulated by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Homes for the aged may provide memory care services, assisted living services or a combination of both, as provisions for both levels of care are similar throughout Michigan.
- The East Lansing area is home to world-class medical services, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as Sparrow Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The air quality in East Lansing and throughout Ingham County has been given a passing grade by the American Lung Association. That means that there is little concern about negative health effects that the air may have on seniors living in the area or those with respiratory illnesses.
Property crime rates are high in East Lansing when compared with other cities throughout Michigan. Residents of the city have a one in 35 chance of becoming the victim of a property crime, whereas in the average Michigan resident has only a one in 56 chance. It's a good idea for family members to ask memory care facilities how they protect residents from theft and other crimes.
- The overall cost of living in East Lansing is nearly 5 percent below the national average and the cost of healthcare is 18 percent below average. Families who have a tight budget for memory care may find East Lansing to be extremely affordable.
Paying for Memory Care in East Lansing
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in East Lansing start around $6,197 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,747 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in East Lansing 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 Memory Care in East Lansing
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Michigan page.
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 East Lansing
East Lansing and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in East Lansing, please visit our Memory Care in Michigan page.
Directory of Winners in the East Lansing Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in East Lansing
East Lansing-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Michigan are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Michigan page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in East Lansing, MI
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in East Lansing
Review of Burcham Hills
I visited this facility in preparation for my mother’s future. I was initially impressed with how clean and beautiful the property is, inside and out. All of the staff were friendly and knowledgeab... Read more
Review of Burcham Hills
Burcham Hills is too much cost-wise; I didn't want to pay for what they wanted. However, the place was nice. I liked it because all the amenities were there. It is also very busy because they're fu... Read more
Review of The Willows at East Lansing
Very nice workers good food took Care of my father very good patient people Read more