6 Memory Care Facilities in Kalamazoo County, MI

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Kalamazoo County, MI

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StoryPoint Portage

Provides: Memory Care
3951 W Milham Rd, Portage, MI 49024
"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..." More

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Friendship Village Kalamazoo

Provides: Memory Care
1400 North Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
"Friendship Village is a private non-profit senior living community that provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, and Rehabilitation. Independent Living offers..." More

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North Woods Village Memory Care Assis...

Provides: Memory Care
6203 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
"We are choosing North Woods Village for my dad because of the staff to resident ratio, and the care that my dad is going to be given versus what he gets now. It's also beautiful. They have..." More

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Brookdale Portage (MC)

Provides: Memory Care
3150 Old Centre Avenue, Portage, MI 49024
"I was very impressed with this facility. The rooms were spacious. My dad had a smile on his face for the first time in a long time. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. I love the dining..." More

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Vibrant Life Senior Living, New Frien...

Provides: Memory Care
3700 W Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
"New Friends Community was a very clean facility. They're all individual rooms with their own bathrooms, so that made it very nice. The staff was very attentive. When my dad was put on active status..." 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
    $5,384.00 Kent County
    $5,294.00 US
    $4,991.00 Kalamazoo County
    $4,816.00 Van Buren County
    $4,441.00 Allegan County
    $4,283.00 Calhoun County
    $3,751.00 Eaton County

    Memory Care costs in Kalamazoo County start around $4,991 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 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 Brookdale Portage (MC)

      I was very impressed with this facility. The rooms were spacious. My dad had a smile on his face for the first time in a long time. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. I love the dining are... Read more

      Mary Jones5
    • Review of StoryPoint Portage

      I visited this facility last year to see if my dad would be a good fit there. The staff did not seem friendly. We did not feel welcomed. I felt scared in the rooms were cold and small. Read more

      Mary Jones5
    • Review of Brookdale Portage (MC)

      The staff were wonderful. My Aunt was surrounded by loving, caring people. She loved the activities, and made several friends that she would have coffee with every day. When she passed, our fami... Read more

      Janice L
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