3 Memory Care Facilities in Shiawassee County, MI


Olive Branch Senior Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
521 E 1st St, Perry, MI 48872
"At Olive Branch Senior Assisted Living, our mission is clear. We enrich seniors' quality of life through compassion, integrity, and support, with a consistent delivery of the highest-quality care..." More


The Lodges of Durand

Provides: Memory Care
8800 Monroe Road, Durand, MI 48429
"Despite one's ever-changing physical or cognitive needs, we believe those individuals can continue to live a vibrant life. The Lodges of Durand, managed by Vibrant Life Communities, excels in..." More

Oliver Woods Retirement Village

Provides: Memory Care
1310 W Oliver St, Owosso, MI 48867
"Oliver Woods is a little expensive, but a great place to go. The staff and the services were great. Anything my mother in law needed she got. They were there; it was 24 hour care. The facility is..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Shiawassee County

    There are more than 12,000 seniors living among the 70,000 residents in Shiawassee County, Michigan, many of whom are living with Alzheimer's Disease, which affects an estimated 180,000 Michigan residents age 65 or older. A sizable number of seniors with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia require residential care in one of the county's four memory care facilities.

    These facilities are officially known throughout the state as homes for the aged and are regulated closely by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. They are often housed alongside assisted living facilities, which are also classified as homes for the aged and are subject to a similar set of regulations.

    • Shiawassee County has a cost of living that's well below the national average with healthcare costs that are 17 percent below average and housing costs that are 36 percent below average. Seniors and their families should find the cost of memory care in the city is considerably lower than in surrounding counties. 
    • Shiawassee County's violent crime rate is above the national average. On a scale of one to 100, where one represents low crime and 100 represents high crime, Shiawassee's County's violent crime rate is 39.5. By comparison, the national average is only 31.1. It's a good idea to inquire about security systems that are in place to protect residents when touring memory care facilities in the area. 
    • Families of seniors with tight budgets can find some relief in the state's retirement-friendly tax policies. Retirement income such as pensions and savings withdrawals are eligible for sizable deductions while social security income is tax exempt in Michigan. 
    • The Shiawassee County area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as Memorial Healthcare, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 

    Paying for Memory Care in Shiawassee County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Michigan

    $4,852.00 US
    $4,220.00 Genesee County
    $4,000.00 Livingston County
    $3,972.00 Shiawassee County
    $3,895.00 Saginaw County
    $3,846.00 Ingham County
    $3,745.00 Midland County
    $3,444.00 Eaton County

    Memory Care costs in Shiawassee County start around $3,972 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,852 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Shiawassee 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 Shiawassee 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 Shiawassee County

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

    Directory of Winners in the Shiawassee County Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Shiawassee County

    Shiawassee 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Shiawassee County

    • Review of Oliver Woods Retirement Village

      Oliver Woods is a little expensive, but a great place to go. The staff and the services were great. Anything my mother in law needed she got. They were there; it was 24 hour care. The facility is f... Read more

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