19 Memory Care Facilities near Grand Rapids, MI
Also serving communities of Belmont, Rockford.
There are 19 Memory Care Facilities in the Grand Rapids area, with 9 in Grand Rapids and 10 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Grand Rapids is $5,546 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,795. Cheaper nearby regions include Kentwood with an average starting cost of $4,792.
To help you with your search, browse the 7 reviews below for memory care facilities in Grand Rapids. On average, consumers rate memory care in Grand Rapids 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Kentwood with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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9 Memory Care Facilities in Grand Rapids, MI
10 Memory Care Facilities near Grand Rapids, MI
What to Consider About Memory Care in Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, Michigan, is the state's second-largest city and home to about 200,000 residents, 11.4 percent of whom are age 65 or over. For those seniors who number among the estimated 180,000 Michigan adults over age 65 with Alzheimer's disease, Grand Rapids and its suburbs offer at least 15 facilities that provide memory care services. In Grand Rapids as in the rest of the state of Michigan, these memory care facilities may be licensed as Adult Foster Care (AFC) or Homes for the Aged (HFA).
Grand Rapids has plenty to offer seniors and their families. The city is home to a variety of cultural attractions and world-class health care facilities such as Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences, which specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cognitive disorders.
- On average, it costs 4 percent less to live in Grand Rapids than other cities in Michigan. Relative to the rest of the U.S., Grand Rapids' cost of living fares even better. For example, health care costs in Grand Rapids are an estimated 17 percent below the national average, leaving seniors more room in their budgets for other expenses.
- Michigan has retiree-friendly tax policies. The state doesn't tax Social Security benefits and offers seniors a sizable deduction on other types of retirement income.
- Compared to the Michigan state average, the overall crime rate in Grand Rapids is 84 percent higher. A senior citizen's chance of becoming a crime victim in the city is one out of 34. However, Grand Rapids' crime rate is lower than other towns of similar size. According to a recent study, Grand Rapids ranked second on a list of The Most Secure Large Cities in the U.S.
- Wintry weather in Grand Rapids may hard on seniors. Winters in the city are often overcast and frigid. In a typical year, Grand Rapids has only 158 days of sunshine and receives about 68 inches of snow. January can be a bitterly cold month, with an average low temperature of only 16 degrees Fahrenheit.
Paying for Memory Care in Grand Rapids
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Grand Rapids start around $5,546 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,897 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids
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 Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids, please visit our Memory Care in Michigan page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids-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 Grand Rapids, MI
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Grand Rapids
Review of Samaritas Senior Living of Grand Rapids
I wish that I would have known before. I was disgusted to see the care my grandmother was receiving. Asleep in her food with a nurse looking on....... dirty room, lack of hair being washed. It was ... Read more
Review of Addington Place at East Paris
My mother in law spent her last few years in their memory care. She enjoyed the other residents and the staff that took care of her. We loved seeing her participating in activities and events on ca... Read more
Review of Addington Place at East Paris
Toured here for my mother, we were looking for memory care and were very pleased with what they had to offer. The bunnies and birds would be a big hit. A lot of space, but very peaceful. Read more