4 Memory Care Facilities near Portage, MI

3 Memory Care Facilities in Portage, MI

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StoryPoint Portage

Provides: Memory Care
3951 W Milham Rd, Portage, MI 49024
"StoryPoint Portage was not confusing. They were very accommodating on the tour. The tour people were very knowledgeable and very good. The apartments were very nice, clean, and roomy. They're all..." More

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Brookdale Portage (MC)

Provides: Memory Care
3150 Old Centre Avenue, Portage, MI 49024
"Brookdale Portage is an amazing memory care community. The Health and Wellness Director is the most caring and compassionate member of the management team. She always goes above and beyond to make..." More

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Beacon Pointe

Provides: Memory Care
732 E Centre Avenue, Portage, MI 49002
"Beacon Pointe was very nice, neat, and not confusing. The executive director was available, very accommodating, informative, and been great to work with. They're very flexible. They accommodate..." More

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New Friends Community

Provides: Memory Care
3700 W Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
"My father-in-law has moved into New Friends Community. The place is small. It is different than a lot of the bigger communities. However, we feel like our father-in-law is getting very good..." More

Memory Care near Portage, MI

Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Portage

  • Review of Beacon Pointe

    Beacon Pointe was very nice, neat, and not confusing. The executive director was available, very accommodating, informative, and been great to work with. They're very flexible. They accommodate dif... Read more

    Dawn
  • Review of StoryPoint Portage

    StoryPoint Portage was not confusing. They were very accommodating on the tour. The tour people were very knowledgeable and very good. The apartments were very nice, clean, and roomy. They're all c... Read more

    Dawn
  • Review of Brookdale Portage (MC)

    I like the private rooms in Brookdale Portage, because they have kitchenettes. It was very nicely appointed and very clean. I spoke to the people living there and they were all very complimentary; ... Read more

    Karen
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Portage

Located in Kalamazoo County, Portage is listed as one of the best places to live in Michigan. The city has a population of approximately 49,000, 16 percent who are age 65 and older, some of whom have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or various forms of dementia. Portage is located in a state with 180,000 individuals who have cognitive impairments, and there are four memory care facilities to help accommodate these individuals.

Regulated by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, memory care facilities are known as homes for the aged. Facilities that provide care for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia must provide disclosure provisions of their overall philosophy, the types of services they provide and their staff training and education processes.

  • The state of Michigan does not tax Social Security retirement benefits and offers a large deduction on other types of retirement income. This may be good news for families of seniors who pay for memory care.
  • Portage, Michigan, has a cost of living of 94.2, which is lower than the national average of 100 and lower than the state average of 97. Families of seniors paying for memory care may find it easier to manage money on a budget within the city limits.
  • Summers in Portage are short and mild with the average high in July around 83 degrees. Winters are long and cold with January lows around 17 degrees. The city gets around 48 inches of snow per year, which may make it difficult for seniors who can’t tolerate the cold.
  • Safety is a slight concern for families of seniors who live in the city of Portage. The city has an overall crime rate that is 17 percent higher than the national average. Individuals have a one in 32 chance of becoming a victim of any type of crime.


Paying for Memory Care in Portage

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Michigan

$6,000.00 Goshen
$5,625.00 Granger
$5,110.00 Kalamazoo
$5,070.00 Elkhart
$4,798.00 US
$4,497.00 Portage
$4,080.00 Battle Creek
$3,900.00 Byron Center

Memory Care costs in Portage start around $4,497 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,798 per month.

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

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

Portage and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living 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 Portage, please visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page.

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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Portage

Portage-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Michigan are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Michigan page for more information about these laws.

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