36 Memory Care Facilities in Oakland County, MI
The average cost of memory care in Oakland County is $4,730 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Wayne County with an average starting cost of $3,917.
To help you with your search, browse the 73 reviews below for memory care facilities in Oakland County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Oakland County 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Livingston County with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 28 families in Oakland County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Oakland County, call (855) 863-8283.
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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.
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
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Memory Care costs in Oakland County start around $4,699 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 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.
Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Oakland 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 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.
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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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Oakland County
Review of Sunrise of Bloomfield Hills
My parents stayed at Sunrise of Bloomfield Hills. The place was beautiful. They treated them great, and they treated us great as well when my father passed. I have nothing but great things to say a... Read more
Review of The Sheridan at Birmingham
The Sheridan is more than a beautiful facility; it is filled with wonderful people that provide exceptional care to their residents. My father stayed in Memory Care here for 10 months and througho... Read more
Review of Courtyard Manor of Farmington Hills
Very poor facility. There are some good caretakers, but most are unmotivated, untrained, and uninformed. Too few caretakers for the number of patients. High turnover rate for all types of employ... Read more