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What to Consider About Memory Care in Oakland County

There are more than 1.2 million residents living in Oakland County, Michigan. Over 16 percent of the county's population is age 65 or older and many seniors living in the area have been diagnosed with some form of dementia such as Alzheimer's Disease, which affects an estimated 180,000 seniors throughout the state. 

There are 30 memory care facilities located in Oakland County that provide residential care to seniors with dementia. These facilities are officially known throughout Michigan as homes for the aged and are closely regulated by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

 

  • Winters in Oakland County are cold and snowy, which can present a risk for memory care residents with a tendency to wander. The average low temperature in January is only 18 degrees and annual snowfall is 10 inches higher than in the average U.S. city. When considering memory care in the area, it's important to make sure the facility is secure and measures are in place to keep residents indoors while unsupervised.
  • Property crime rates in Oakland County are considerably lower than the national average. On a scale of one to 100 where one represents low crime and 100 represents high crime, Oakland County's property crime rate is only 30.4, while the average U.S. city has a rate of 38.1. Even with low crime rates, it's important to make sure memory care facilities have security systems in place to keep residents safe. 
  • Although the overall cost of living in Oakland County is 15 percent higher than the national average, the area's healthcare costs are 17 percent below that of the average U.S. city. Families on a tight budget for memory care can use these savings to pay for other memory care costs such as room and board.
  • The Oakland County area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 

 

Paying for Memory Care in Oakland County

Memory Care costs in Oakland County start around $5,509 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Oakland 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

Washtenaw County

$6,347

Livingston County

$6,062

US

$5,694

Oakland County

$5,509

Wayne County

$5,413

Genesee County

$4,883

Macomb County

$4,847

Lapeer County

$4,675

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Oakland County

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Michigan page.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Oakland County

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 Oakland County

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

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Oakland County

 

Oakland 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.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Oakland County

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Leenie

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

Review of Sunrise of West Bloomfield

They lose everything!! Lost my mothers clothes all the time there were always clothes that didn’t belong to her in her drawers. They lost her phone and jewelry which h I’m still suspicious of!. Her...

Provider response

Hi Leenie, We take your experience at Sunrise of West Bloomfield very seriously and would like to review this matter closer. Please contact us so we can promptly review and address these concerns....

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Marie Jonez

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

Review of Brookdale Troy (Memory Care)

While there is an Administrator, they spend most of their time in the Assisted Living Building. They seem to only be present in the Memory Care Unit when there are special events. The activity...

Provider response

We take your comments seriously and are committed to providing quality care and services to our residents. We would welcome an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have and hope you will...

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Kathy

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

Review of Brookdale Troy (Memory Care)

My mother has moved into Brookdale Troy. There's a very homelike atmosphere, and she feels comfortable there. She has a private room, and she feels at home there. She feels very safe and...

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