20 Memory Care Facilities near Kentwood, MI
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There are 20 Memory Care Facilities in the Kentwood area, with 2 in Kentwood and 18 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Kentwood is $5,037 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,860. Cheaper nearby regions include Grand Haven with an average starting cost of $2,000.
To help you with your search, browse the 10 reviews below for memory care facilities in Kentwood. On average, consumers rate memory care in Kentwood 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Kentwood, MI
What to Consider About Memory Care in Kentwood
According to Rethinking Dementia: Accelerating Change, a local community collaborative that provides informational resources to those who have been affected by dementia, 18,000 seniors in western Michigan are living with dementia. In Kentwood, the senior community makes up more than 12 percent of the 51,000-person population.
To accommodate those with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, Michigan has memory care facilities, which may either be independent or housed within assisted living facilities. There are 14 memory care facilities in the Kentwood region, with two in Kentwood and a dozen more in nearby cities like Grand Rapids and Wyoming. These facilities are licensed and monitored by the Department of Human Services.
- Kentwood's cost of living is on par with the state average and a little below the U.S. average, and healthcare expenses are about 17 percent less here than elsewhere in the country. This may appeal to seniors who live on a fixed income.
- Michigan does not tax Social Security benefits, meaning that seniors who rely solely on this retirement income do not pay income tax. Other types of retirement income are taxed, including withdrawals from retirement savings accounts and pension income, but the state offers a large deduction to minimize the expense.
- The Kentwood area has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care located in Grand Rapids.
- The American Lung Association gave Kent County an F for ozone pollution, a B for short-term particle pollution and a passing grade for annual particle pollution. Families who are helping their loved one transition to memory care in Kentwood may wish to speak to their medical practitioner to determine how the city's air quality may affect their health.
Paying for Memory Care in Kentwood
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Kentwood start around $5,037 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Kentwood 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 Kentwood
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 Kentwood
Kentwood 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 Kentwood, please visit our Memory Care in Michigan page.
Directory of Winners in the Kentwood Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Kentwood
Kentwood-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 Kentwood, MI
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Kentwood
Review of Azpira Place of Breton
My brother moved into Azpira Place of Breton. It is wonderful, and hes in memory care. Were very pleased with it. The staff is very caring, and the administrator knows everybody. Its a small com... Read more