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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Lansing, MI for 2024

Lansing is home to over 112,000 residents. More than 12% of the city’s population are seniors aged 65 and older—a group that’s at high risk for developing a cognitive condition such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in every nine American seniors are affected by memory loss, and in Lansing, the number of Alzheimer’s-related deaths has increased in recent years. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the number of seniors whose deaths were attributed to Alzheimer’s rose from 134 in 2016 to 152 in 2020, an increase of over 13%.

Memory care facilities’ dementia care services can help seniors with cognitive disorders and their families cope. Residents have access to 24-hour care and support and secure areas for socializing. This guide contains information about the cost of care at these facilities, some pros and cons of living in Lansing and where seniors can find local support services.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Lansing

The Michigan Department of Human Services oversees Lansings’ memory care facilities and all other adult care throughout Michigan. It carries out unannounced inspections, deals with complaints and provides services and administers programs to improve the health and safety of the residents of Michigan.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Lansing

  • The cost of living in Lansing ranks at 76.5, which is lower than the national average of 100. Health costs, groceries and utilities are less expensive and residents can expect to pay over 60% less for housing. The city is more affordable than several other cities in Michigan, such as Ann Arbor and Birmingham.
  • The summer climate in Lansing is ideal for seniors. It has a ranking of 9.3, making it one of the most comfortable places in Michigan. July highs are a comfortable 81 degrees and the city enjoys 175 days of sunshine each year. It has below-average rainfall and although its 46 inches of snowfall each year is relatively high, memory care facilities in the city offer plenty of indoor activities.
  • Lansing has a crime rate of 47 per one thousand residents, one of the highest in the United States. However, memory care facilities in the city use various ways to keep their residents safe such as 24-hour video surveillance, wandering alarms, and 24-hour staffing.
  • Seniors in Lansing enjoy favorable tax laws. Social security retirement benefits aren’t taxed and the state provides deductions on all other types of income. Although property taxes are relatively high, sales taxes are modest.
  • Lansing is home to outstanding medical facilities including the highly-rated Sparrow Hospital and McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital. There are also a number of neurology specialists in the city. 

Paying for Memory Care in Lansing

According to the Genworth Cost of Living Survey, memory care in Lansing costs an average of $5,391 per month. The average cost in Michigan is $5,312, slightly less than the national average of $5,625.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

At $5,391, memory care in Lansing is considered a cost-effective option compared to other cities in the state of Michigan. Ann Arbor and Novi, for instance, would cost seniors $7,616 each per month, while Birmingham at $5,269 is one of only a few memory care facilities in Michigan that are more budget-friendly. All memory care costs are established by adding 25% to the city’s assisted living costs as memory care is typically 20- 30% higher.

Lansing

$5,391

Michigan

$5,312

The United States

$5,625

Ann Arbor

$7,616

Novi

$7,616

Birmingham

$5,269

The Costs of Other Types of Senior Care

Other types of care available to seniors in Lansing besides memory care include homemaker and home aides services, both costing $5,625. Adult day health care is an affordable option at $2,427 for seniors who only require assistance during the day. Assisted living costs $4,313 and is beneficial to those who need support with daily tasks in the safety of a senior living community. Private rooms and semi-private rooms in a nursing home will cost on average $10,311 and $9,551 per month.

Homemaker Services

$5,625

Home Health Aide

$5,625

Adult Day Health Care

$2,427

Assisted Living Facility

$4,313

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

$10,311

Nursing Home Facility (semi-private room)

$9,551

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Lansing

In Lansing, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Michigan page.

More ways to pay for memory care in Michigan

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 Lansing

Many resources are available to seniors who live or are considering moving to a memory care facility in Lansing. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations provide advice and assistance for both seniors and their loved ones and come free of charge. 

ResourceContactService
The Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter(800) 272-3900The Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter provides seniors in Michigan living with dementia, their families, and caregivers a broad range of free programs and services. Education programs discuss several issues like warning signs of Alzheimer's, communication strategies and legal and financial planning. There's also a 24-hour helpline where various specialists offer confidential support and information. Furthermore, to lower the risk of isolation among those living with memory loss, the association provides a range of free cultural and social opportunities.
The Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center(734) 936-8803The Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center is dedicated to helping those with memory loss through research, clinical care and education. Research participants provide the center with valuable data and information to help pave the way to new discoveries in treatments and prevention. Clinical care offers information and advice to seniors concerned with changes in memory function, such as understanding the changes, treatment options, maximizing skills, and planning for the future. Information on different forms of dementia and advice on living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease is available in the education and outreach section of the center's website.
Lakeshore Legal Aid(888) 783-8190As a not-for-profit law firm, seniors can go to Lakeshore Legal Aid for advice on a number of legal issues without worrying about hefty lawyer fees. The firm can work with seniors on such issues as housing, consumer, family matters, income tax, public benefits, and more.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lansing

Lansing Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Michigan are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Michigan page for more information about these laws.

Laws and regulations for memory care in Michigan

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Toni T

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

Review of Grandhaven Living Center

The facility is clean and they feed the residents good meals. It is important to establish a rapport with the staff.

Provider response

Hi Toni, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're glad to hear that you found our community to be comfortable. Families building rapport with our team is important to us, and...

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LizTaylorQ

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

Review of Grandhaven Living Center

It’s difficult having a live one who requires memory care. My family is fortunate to have found Grandhaven Living Centers. The best part - the caring staff.

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daughter11938

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

Review of Red Cedar Lodge

Bright, new rooms. Common area nice for residents to gather in and in view of staff, fireplace, patio. Staff is gentle, caring, communicative with family & trained in memory care. The move was a...

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