2 Memory Care Facilities in Grand Traverse County, MI

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Bay Ridge Assisted Living Center

Provides: Memory Care
3825 Scenic Ridge Road, Traverse City, MI 49684
"My family member was consistently threatened to be thrown out and it was continually held over their head. They say they have a doctor that comes in to see residents. The doctor never showed up..." More

Cherry Hill Haven

Provides: Memory Care
4885 N Long Lake Road, Traverse City, MI 49684
"My mother-in-law was extremely impaired with blindness and memory loss when she moved in. We were afraid of how she'd handle the transition, but it turns out they were so kind and loving with her..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Grand Traverse County

    Grand Traverse County, which is home to almost 92,000 residents, nearly one in five of whom are aged 65 and over, is located in the northwestern region of Michigan's lower peninsula. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about 11.8 percent of seniors on Medicare are living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.  

    There are two memory care facilities in Grand Traverse County. In this county, as in the rest of Michigan, memory care services are generally provided within assisted living facilities. These facilities are officially called homes for the aged, and they are licensed and monitored by the Department of Human Services

    • Seniors in Grand Traverse County do not pay state income tax on their Social Security benefits. While all other types of retirement income are taxable, the state provides a large deduction to offset this expense. This may allow for more money to be budgeted toward memory care services in Grand Traverse County. 
    • Grand Traverse County has comfortable summers with highs around 80 degrees, and the region receives about 32 inches of rain annually, which is several inches below the national average. Winters in this county are harsh, with lows in the teens and an average of 116 inches of annual snowfall. This can make winter travel very difficult for families visiting loved ones in memory care.
    • While the violent crime rate in Grand Traverse County is a little higher than the national median, property crime rates are lower. As they're touring local memory care facilities, families may want to find out what security measures are taken to protect residents. 
    • The overall cost of living in Grand Traverse County is a little higher than the state average, though it is on par with the national average. Healthcare expenses are fairly low here at about 16 percent below the national average and about 3 percent lower than the state average, which may help families afford expenses associated with managing a chronic condition like Alzheimer's disease. 


    Paying for Memory Care in Grand Traverse County

    Average Monthly Costs

    County in Michigan

    $4,850.00 US
    $3,745.00 Midland County

    Memory Care costs in Grand Traverse County start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,850 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Grand Traverse County 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 Traverse County

    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 Traverse County

    Grand Traverse County 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 Traverse County, please visit our Memory Care in Michigan page.

    Directory of Winners in the Grand Traverse County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Grand Traverse County

    Grand Traverse County-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.

    Memory Care near Grand Traverse County, MI

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Grand Traverse County

    • Review of Bay Ridge Assisted Living Center

      My family member was consistently threatened to be thrown out and it was continually held over their head. They say they have a doctor that comes in to see residents. The doctor never showed up a... Read more

      Iowa2010
    • Review of Cherry Hill Haven

      My mother-in-law was extremely impaired with blindness and memory loss when she moved in. We were afraid of how she'd handle the transition, but it turns out they were so kind and loving with her ... Read more

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    • Review of Cherry Hill Haven

      I went to check out Cherry Hill Haven, and the facility looked very nice. Their memory care unit was nice as well. The workers that I talked to seemed very friendly and knowledgeable. Read more

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