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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,950 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 9 assisted living facilities in Flint and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Flint, MI
Brookdale Genesee Valley, a charming community located in Flint, provides the finest assisted living and memory care to seniors in a safe, caring environment.
Granny’s Place is a private facility established to assist in the daily care of your loved one. Recognizing such a need in our own family inspired us with a desire to pamper others the way we want our loved ones…
Hamilton's Assisted Living has been serving our community since 2000 by providing a safe, 24-hour comfortable and affordable place to call home. We offer many activities for recreation as well as scheduled exercise programs led by trained professionals for those…
I went to Brookdale Genesee Valley. The room had an apartment setting, but it didn’t have a kitchen and for that kind of money, you should be able to cook in your own kitchen if you wanted to. They do crafts. I saw some of the ladies sitting down in the lobby who were very happy and very content.Read more Landings of Genesee Valley reviews
The rooms at Landings of Genesee Valley were spacious, light, airy, very clean, and just what one person needs. The staff was very polite and helpful. They had bingo, social hour, and were very interactive with the seniors. They had a library, a big TV room, and a puzzle room.Read more Landings of Genesee Valley reviews
We saw the assisted living and memory care unit of the Landings of Genesee Valley. The rooms we saw were good, most were single rooms, and they also have double rooms with two people to a room. The rooms come complete with shelves, and there's a lot of space. They have dining room and game rooms. They have group games ...Read more Landings of Genesee Valley reviews
I've been very pleased with the Landings. I have no complaints at all. The care and food are good, and my relative is quite happy there. The room is very nice, handicap accessible, and the bathroom is very well done. Cleaning and laundry is scheduled twice a week, and everything so far is very satisfactory. It has an i...Read more Landings of Genesee Valley reviews
Landings of Genesee Valley was good and the staff was very nice. The place was OK, but there were a couple areas where there was a smell, which really turned me off and made me wonder how clean it really was. I felt like they could have done a better job in keeping those areas from having a bad odor. The rooms were kin...Read more Landings of Genesee Valley reviews
I went to the Landings and thought it was OK. It was a lot more tame, there wasn't a lot going on. It seemed to be nice enough, but it was very quiet. They showed me a model room, so it was not a really good depiction of what you'll be getting. It had a sterile environment and small dining areas that were sectioned off...Read more Landings of Genesee Valley reviews
The Genworth 2018 Cost of Care study shows the cost of assisted living in Michigan varies considerably and Flint ($3,950) sits about midrange. To the north, Saginaw ($2,825) and Bay City ($3,200) boast significantly lower monthly costs, while to the south, assisted living expenses in Ann Arbor ($5,050) are over $1,000 per month more expensive. The much larger Detroit metropolitan area is also more costly at $4,224. Costs in Flint hover just below the national monthly average of $4,000 and slightly above Michigan’s state average of $3,850.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Senior care costs in Flint vary by type, with higher costs for residential programs compared to in-home or daytime care services. Adult day health services are the least expensive at $2,492, while nursing home care is the most costly at $8,836. Homemaker services ($3,813), home health aides ($4,099) and assisted living ($3,950) fall in the middle of the cost spectrum. When comparing costs, seniors considering in-home care should factor in expenses associated with maintaining a household, including rent or mortgage payments, general maintenance and utilities. Residential facilities generally cover such costs in the room and board portion of their monthly fees.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Michigan’s Medicaid program provides low-income state residents with comprehensive health care benefits, including but not limited to emergency services, physician visits, mental health care, medical transportation, hospital care and annual preventive health exams.
Applicants must meet income and asset requirements to qualify for Medicaid coverage. Single applicants are limited to $1,041 in monthly income and $2,000 in assets, Married applicants with both spouses applying can earn $1,409 a month and have $3,000 in assets. For married couples with only one spouse seeking coverage, individual income and asset limits apply. All sources of income count against the limit, but some assets are excluded, such as a home, car, personal belongings and irrevocable burial trusts.
Michigan seniors can apply for Medicaid coverage online at MI Bridges, For additional information, seniors can visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website or call a local Genesee County MDHHS office at (810) 787-7101 or (810) 760-2200.
MI Choice Waiver
Designed to offer alternatives to residents who require nursing home care but would prefer to live independently, the MI Choice waiver provides funding for care services at home or in an assisted living facility. Waiver recipients may qualify for one or more services, including but not limited to nursing care, medical supplies not covered by Medicaid and personal care. Applicants must be age 65 or older, Medicaid eligible and need a nursing home level of care to qualify. Disabled individuals 64 and younger may also apply.
For additional information about the MI Choice waiver, Flint seniors can contact the Valley Area Agency on Aging at (810) 239-7671.
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
PACE provides social and medical services to seniors who prefer to live at home or in an assisted living facility rather than a nursing home. To qualify, individuals must be age 55 or older and demonstrate a need for long-term care but be able to safely reside in a community setting. A team of medical professionals assesses eligible applicants to determine the services they require. PACE doesn’t cover assisted living costs, but those who qualify may receive medical care coordination and other approved services at the Flint PACE center. Individuals participating in the MI Choice waiver or enrolled in a health maintenance organization are ineligible for this program.
Interested Flint seniors can contact Genesys PACE of Genesee County at (810) 236-7500 for more information or to apply.
Optional State Supplementation
The Michigan Department of Human Services offers an OSS benefit to supplement the monthly payments received by residents who qualify for the federal SSI program. The benefit amount varies between $14 and $685 depending on the recipient’s living situation and marital status.
To learn more or apply for OSS benefits, area residents can contact a Flint Social Security Administration office at (888) 318-7282 or (877) 748-9766.
VA Aid and Attendance
The Aid and Attendance program supplements the regular VA pension of eligible veterans 65 and older or their surviving spouses. Funds may be used to cover the costs associated with assisted living.
To qualify, applicants must meet one or more of the following conditions.
Veterans receiving a VA disability pension or payments from the VA Housebound program don’t qualify.
A physician’s report detailing the medical need for assistance should be provided at the time of application.
Four senior centers in Flint offer an array of activities and programs designed to promote independence, socialization and recreation for the city’s elder residents. The centers often sponsor classes and special events of interest to Michigan’s senior community, with topics ranging from veterans services to phone scams.
Brennan Senior Center
1301 Pingree Ave, Flint, MI 48503
Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center
2071 S Graham Rd, Flint, MI 48532
Eastside Senior Center
3065 N Genesee Rd, Flint, MI 48506
Hasselbring Senior Center
1002 W Home Ave, Flint, MI 48505
The Genesee County Commission on Aging offers case management and coordination and community referrals to help area seniors find resources and services to match their needs. The organization also oversees the county’s elder abuse and exploitation prevention program and offers legal counseling and services.
Genesee County Commission on Aging
1101 Beach St Rm 361, Flint, MI 48502
Flint-area veterans can contact the Genesee County Veterans Services office to access benefits assistance, community referrals and advocacy. The VA Vet Center In nearby Saginaw offers counseling to veterans and their families. The Flint VA Community Clinic provides primary, acute and preventive care and mental health services to eligible veterans.
Genesee County Department of Veterans Services
1101 Beach St, Flint, MI 48502
Saginaw Vet Center
5360 Hampton Pl, Saginaw, MI 48604
Flint VA Clinic
2360 S Linden Rd, Flint, MI 48532
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