5 Memory Care Facilities in Kalamazoo County, MI

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StoryPoint Portage

Provides: Memory Care
3951 W Milham Rd, Portage, MI 49024
"My mom, Audrey, is so well-loved and cared for! The caregivers are so genuinely caring in how they interact with all of the memory care residents! I go to sleep at night with great PEACE OF MIND..." More

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Brookdale Portage (MC)

Provides: Memory Care
3150 Old Centre Avenue, Portage, MI 49024
"Brookdale Portage is an amazing memory care community. The Health and Wellness Director is the most caring and compassionate member of the management team. She always goes above and beyond to make..." More

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New Friends Community

Provides: Memory Care
3700 W Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
"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..." More

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North Woods Village Memory Care Assis...

Provides: Memory Care
6203 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
"Personalized, Resident-Centered Care No two residents with memory impairment experience the same challenges, needs or symptoms. “NEW DIRECTIONS”® is a personalized, individualized, and..." More

Beacon Pointe

Provides: Memory Care
732 E Centre Avenue, Portage, MI 49002
"Beacon Pointe was very nice, neat, and not confusing. The executive director was available, very accommodating, informative, and been great to work with. They're very flexible. They accommodate..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Kalamazoo County

    Kalamazoo County is home to about 260,000 people and a large senior population that accounts for almost 14 percent of residents. In 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reported that 11.4 percent of seniors receiving Medicare benefits had Alzheimer's or dementia, a percentage which is on par with the national average. 

    Families researching local memory care options can choose from four facilities in Kalamazoo County, including three in Portage and one in the city of Kalamazoo. Here, as in the rest of Michigan, seniors who require memory care services receive treatment in assisted living facilities that specialize in dementia care. These facilities are also called homes for the aged, and they are licensed by the Department of Human Services

    • Seniors residing in Kalamazoo County do not pay state income tax on their Social Security benefits, and seniors aged 65 and over receive a tax deduction to minimize the tax they pay on other types of retirement income. This deduction is age-based, with taxpayers 71 and over receiving the largest deduction, which may affect how much money can be budgeted for memory care in this county.  
    • Kalamazoo County was given a B for short-term particle pollution, but the region's ozone pollution levels are very high and were rated an F by the American Lung Association. This may be a concern for families whose senior loved ones have conditions like asthma or COPD.
    • Kalamazoo County's summers are comfortable, with July highs around 83 degrees, which may be well-suited for memory care residents who enjoy being outdoors. Winters are very cold and snowy, with lows in the teens and an average of 48 inches of annual snowfall. 
    • Compared to the nation as a whole, Kalamazoo County is a relatively affordable place to live. Housing costs and grocery expenses are low here, which may bring down the cost of memory care facilities, and healthcare expenses are about 10 percent below the national median.


    Paying for Memory Care in Kalamazoo County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Michigan

    $5,535.00 Elkhart County
    $5,255.00 Kent County
    $4,925.00 St Joseph County
    $4,869.00 US
    $4,701.00 Kalamazoo County
    $4,300.00 Ottawa County
    $3,444.00 Eaton County
    $2,585.00 Calhoun County

    Memory Care costs in Kalamazoo County start around $4,701 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 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 Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo County

    Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo County, please visit our Memory Care in Michigan page.

    Directory of Winners in the Kalamazoo County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Kalamazoo County

    Kalamazoo 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Kalamazoo County

    • Review of StoryPoint Portage

      Center has been very attentive to my mother's needs. She has trouble communicating and can get agitated and they always handle the situation with respect and compassion. They include her in activit... Read more

      Reviewer#0910B
    • Review of StoryPoint Portage

      My mom, Audrey, is so well-loved and cared for! The caregivers are so genuinely caring in how they interact with all of the memory care residents! I go to sleep at night with great PEACE OF MIND kn... Read more

      Daughter of Audrey, Corinne
    • Review of StoryPoint Portage

      We had excellent service from Jayde, the Associate Community Specialist. We threw her many questions and she kept a positive and helpful attitude throughout our decision making and move in process.... Read more

      The Fielding Family
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