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What to Consider About Memory Care in Kent County

Kent County is a large area with nearly 650,000 residents, about 13 percent of whom are aged 65 and over. Alzheimer's and dementia are more prevalent among the county's senior community, with nearly 14 percent of Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over in Kent County living with these illnesses, versus the national average of 11 percent. 

In Kent County, seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia receive memory care services in an assisted living facility. These facilities, which are officially called homes for the aged, are licensed and monitored by the Department of Human Services. Kent County has a dozen memory care facilities for families to choose from. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Kent County seniors do not pay state income tax on their Social Security Benefits. While all other types of retirement income are taxable, there is a deduction available for those aged 65 and over. The size of the deduction varies by age, with taxpayers aged 71 and over receiving the largest deduction. Families will have to adjust their memory care budget accordingly as their loved one ages. 
  • While particle pollution levels in Kent County are fairly low, the city's ozone pollution levels are very high, according to data published by the American Lung Association. Because ozone pollution can exacerbate certain conditions like COPD, the region's air quality may be a consideration for some families researching local memory care options. 
  • Kent County residents enjoy comfortable summers with highs in the low-80s, and the region receives an average of 160 sunny days annually. Winters can be harsh, with lows near 16 and an average of 71 inches of annual snowfall, which can make local travel difficult for families visiting memory care residents. 
  • Kent County's overall cost of living is on par with the national average, and healthcare expenses are about 17 percent cheaper here than in the nation as a whole. This may make the region affordable for seniors and families with restrictive memory care budgets.

Paying for Memory Care in Kent County

Memory Care costs in Kent County start around $5,917 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,743 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Kent 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.

Counties in Michigan

Kent County

$5,917

US

$5,743

Ottawa County

$5,348

Clinton County

$4,650

Allegan County

$4,592

Eaton County

$4,552

Mecosta County

$4,249

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Kent 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 Kent County

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

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Kent County

Kent 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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Mary13

I visited this facility

Review of Provision Living at Forest Hills

Provision Living at Forest Hills was affordable. The facility was clean. The patient-to-staff ratio was good. The staff was very knowledgeable, pleasant, and honest. He was exceptional at answering...

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Erica Violet

I visited this facility

Review of Grand Village Assisted Living & Memory Care

I had an amazing experience visiting this facility. I was serving there to volunteer providing music for the residents. Every staff member that I encountered was very kind, and you could tell that...

Provider response

Hi Erica, Thank you for your review! We appreciate having you in the community to provide our residents with entertainment. Have a great day!

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AHansen

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Boulder Creek Assisted Living & Memory Care

Beautiful facility, light and cheerful. My mother was very well cared for and staff took the time to really get to know her. They became friends and family to mom and us too

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