5 Memory Care Facilities in Kalamazoo County, MI
The average cost of memory care in Kalamazoo County is $4,751 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Calhoun County with an average starting cost of $3,194.
To help you with your search, browse the 27 reviews below for memory care facilities in Kalamazoo County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Kalamazoo County 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Calhoun County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Kalamazoo County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Kalamazoo County, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Kalamazoo County, MI
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
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Memory Care costs in Kalamazoo County start around $4,751 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Kalamazoo County
Review of StoryPoint Portage
The food is good. Plenty of it ad a good variety. I have had some good relationships with a number of staff members and each one has an excellent attitude. The facility is large with plenty of spac... Read more
Review of Fountain View Assisted Living
My mother has been at Fountain View for five days now. It seems to be a nice place, and the staff members are friendly. We were able to go there a couple of times. They're helpful, and they keep th... Read more
Review of StoryPoint Portage
StoryPoint Portage is a beautiful facility, and it's well taken care of. The residents seemed to all be happy there, and I'm hoping my husband is, too. He's been moved around so many times, but the... Read more