5 Memory Care Facilities near Kalamazoo, MI
There are 5 Memory Care Facilities in the Kalamazoo area, with 2 in Kalamazoo and 3 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Kalamazoo is $5,002 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Portage with an average starting cost of $4,497.
To help you with your search, browse the 16 reviews below for memory care facilities in Kalamazoo. On average, consumers rate memory care in Kalamazoo 3.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Portage with an average rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Kalamazoo, MI
3 Memory Care Facilities near Kalamazoo, MI
What to Consider About Memory Care in Kalamazoo
Situated halfway between Detroit and Chicago, Kalamazoo is a Michigan city with around 75,000 residents. About 10 percent of them are past their 65th birthdays, which makes them part of the age group most likely to develop dementia. The Alzheimer's Association projects that across the state of Michigan,180,000 seniors had Alzheimer's disease in 2018 and that number is projected to grow by 22 percent by the year 2025. For families of seniors with dementia who need round the clock care, Kalamazoo has at least four memory care facilities available to help.
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs may license memory care facilities in Kalamazoo as Homes for the Aged (HFAs) or Adult Foster Care (AFC). Unlike some states, Michigan does not have an additional set of rules that are specific to facilities serving seniors with dementia.
Kalamazoo's overall cost of living is 16.9 cheaper than the national average, savings which may help families on a budget to better afford memory care services for their senior loved ones with dementia.
- In its 2018 study on air quality, the American Lung Association gave Kalamazoo County a flunking grade for ozone. At many memory care facilities, seniors have access to secure areas outside, which may put them in contact with polluted air. Unhealthy levels of ozone can irritate seniors' lungs and exacerbate pre-existing respiratory conditions.
- The Kalamazoo area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Bronson Neuroscience Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The odds of becoming the victim of a crime in Kalamazoo are about one out of 18, placing it among the 100 most dangerous cities in the country. Families may want to ask what security measures prospective memory care facilities use to minimize crime on-site and keep residents safe.
Paying for Memory Care in Kalamazoo
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Kalamazoo start around $5,110 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo
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 Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo, please visit our Memory Care in Michigan page.
Directory of Winners in the Kalamazoo Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo-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 Kalamazoo, MI
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Kalamazoo
Review of New Friends Community
I am so sad to the major changes that have happened at New Friends. This place use to be a place I felt good about. Since the change in management there has been nothing but decline in care, effort... Read more
Review of New Friends Community
My father-in-law has moved into New Friends Community. The place is small. It is different than a lot of the bigger communities. However, we feel like our father-in-law is getting very good day-to-... Read more