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The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Portage, MI for 2024

Also serving communities of Lawton, Paw Paw.

There are 8 Memory Care Facilities in the Portage area, with 3 in Portage and 5 nearby.

The average cost of memory care in Portage is $5,283 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper rated regions include Battle Creek with an average starting cost of 5,796.

To help you with your search, browse the 49 reviews below for memory care facilities in Portage. On average, consumers rate memory care in Portage 3.86 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Kalamazoo with an average rating of 4.59 out of 5 stars.

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Memory Care Facilities in Portage, Michigan

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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.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Portage

  • 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

Memory Care costs in Portage start around $5,283 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 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.

Cities in Michigan

Kalamazoo

$6,307

US

$5,694

Marshall

$5,500

Portage

$5,283

Elkhart

$5,070

Allegan

$4,870

Granger

$4,530

Battle Creek

$4,471

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Portage

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 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 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 Portage, please visit our Memory Care in Michigan page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Portage

Portage-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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Gdare

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

Review of StoryPoint Portage

Staff is attentive to residents needs. Facilities are clean and kept in repair. Relative was in independent living for about 3.5 years before moving to memory care. Only (17) residence In the...

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Mary Jones5

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Portage (MC)

I was very impressed with this facility. The rooms were spacious. My dad had a smile on his face for the first time in a long time. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. I love the dining...

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Mary Jones5

I visited this facility

Review of StoryPoint Portage

I visited this facility last year to see if my dad would be a good fit there. The staff did not seem friendly. We did not feel welcomed. I felt scared in the rooms were cold and small.

Provider response

Hello Mary, We appreciate your review. We are very surprised you didn't find our staff to be friendly, as we work hard to maintain a welcoming environment. We are also concerned that you felt...

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Memory Care Facilities near Portage, MI

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