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Assisted Living in Oakland County, MI

The average cost of assisted living in the county is $4,224 per month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 60 assisted living facilities in Oakland County and 30 in surrounding areas.

The Cost of Senior Care in Oakland County, MI

  • Assisted Living: $4,224
  • Nursing Home Care: $9,095
  • In-home Care: $4,433
  • Adult Day Health Services: $1,517

Independence Village of Waterstone

701 Market Street
Oxford, MI

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Independence Village of Waterstone is a vibrant community that offers Oxford-area seniors carefree living in a resort-style setting that is designed with their needs in mind.

Independence Village of White Lake

935 Union Lake Road
White Lake, MI

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Located in the scenic White Lake township, Independence Village of White Lake offers Michigan seniors luxurious apartment-style living in beautiful surroundings.

Sunrise of Bloomfield Hills

6790 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI

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Within blocks of dining, shopping and entertainment, Sunrise of Bloomfield Hills is an assisted living and memory care community in a charming suburb of Detroit.

Brookdale Southfield

25800 Eleven Mile Road
Southfield, MI

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Uniquely situated on 20 acres of natural wetlands in Southfield, outside of Detroit, Brookdale Southfield offers easy access to favorite restaurants and local amenities.

Brookdale Grand Blanc

5080 Baldwin Road
Holly, MI

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Brookdale Grand Blanc I (formerly Wynwood of Grand Blanc) provides every one of our senior residents with a welcoming and safe assisted living community to enjoy and call home.

Chester Street Residence

1725 Chester Rd
Royal Oak, MI

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Chester Street Residence, located in Royal Oak, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.

Belmar Oakland

5990 N. Adams Rd.
Troy, MI

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There comes a time in one’s life when assistance is as welcome as it is a necessity. At Belmar Oakland, the one you love is our VIP. It is our profession and our pleasure to provide dignity, comfort and compassion…

Sunrise of Bloomfield

2080 South Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI

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Sunrise of Bloomfield, located in suburban Bloomfield Hills, is a caring and comfortable assisted living and memory care community with a compassionate and professional staff.

Sunrise of Troy

6870 Crooks Road
Troy, MI

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Located within easy access of I-75, Sunrise of Troy is an assisted living and memory care community conveniently near grocery stores, restaurants, parks and bookstores.

Sunrise of Rochester

500 East University Drive
Rochester, MI

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Sunrise of Rochester is a warm and inviting senior community offering superb assisted living services and memory care in a supportive setting.

Sunrise of West Bloomfield

7005 Pontiac Trail
West Bloomfield, MI

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Located northwest of Detroit among rolling hills, winding roads and scenic lakes, Sunrise of West Bloomfield is a safe and inviting assisted living and memory care community.

The Sheridan at Birmingham

2400 E. Lincoln
Birmingham, MI

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Opening Early 2018 The Sheridan at Birmingham is conveniently located near downtown Birmingham in the historic Birmingham Rail District. Our community is within easy access to Woodward Avenue, local favorite restaurants, and shopping for the whole family to explore. The…

First & Main of Auburn Hills

3151 E Walton Boulevard
Auburn Hills, MI

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This is senior living like you’ve never seen it before. Where people remain connected to each other and fully engaged in the things they enjoy. Nestled in a developed, walkable area and designed to bring people together, First & Main…

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Townehall Place of West Bloomfield

4460 Orchard Lake Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI

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Our residents are surrounded by everything they need to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life. We enrich the lives of each and every resident and family member because we believe everyone deserves a great life. Our Community offers a full,…

American House Milford

700 Napa Valley Drive
Milford, MI

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American House Milford offers retirement living that is as independent as you'd like it to be, while also offering assistance any time you need it. A quiet but active community, we treat all of our residents like family, creating a…

Heather Pines

8541 North Eston Road
Clarkston, MI

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Heather Pines Adult Care is a unique concept of personal care for the elderly, in a beautiful home in Clarkston. Heather Pines has a gentle family atmosphere for individuals with a strong sense of dignity who wish to keep it.…

American House West Bloomfield

5859 W. Maple Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI

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An elegant yet warm and comfortable community in the heart of affluent Oakland County, American House West Bloomfield is ideally situated close to area amenities.

American House Troy

2300 Grand Haven Drive
Troy, MI

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A gorgeous property combining a lovely wooded setting with superb access to nearby malls and I-75, American House Troy is ideally situated near family, friends, shopping, and familiar medical professionals in Troy.

American House Hazel Park

777 E. Woodward Heights Boulevard
Hazel Park, MI

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A bright, lovely enclave nestled in a classic Oakland County neighborhood, American House Hazel Park is ideally situated near family, friends, shopping, and familiar medical professionals in Royal Oak, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Berkley, and Madison Heights, as well as hospitals…

HarborChase of Auburn Hills

3033 N Squirrel Rd
Auburn Hills, MI

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Joining HarborChase of Auburn Hills means your loved one is becoming part of an extended family and will receive personalized memory care which enhances his/her standard of living.

First & Main of Commerce Township

2500 Martin Parkway
Commerce Township, MI

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This is where life happens! A place where older adults can find the care they need to stay well and live active, vibrant, and healthy lives. All in an upscale atmosphere that feels like home. This is senior living like…

Lockwood of Waterford

1407 Skipper Drive
Waterford, MI

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From spacious apartments and life-enhancing services, to convenient amenities found throughout the community, Lockwood of Waterford is senior living at its best.

Canterbury on the Lake

5601 Hatchery Road
Waterford, MI

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At Canterbury on the Lake, you will discover a retirement community unlike any other and is a remarkable place that is a reflection of who you are and the way you want to live.

Brookdale Troy

4850 Northfield Parkway
Troy, MI

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Brookdale Troy I is an intimate senior community, providing a wonderful assisted living lifestyle and superior amenities in a charming setting with a homelike feel.

Absolute Care II

6838 Edinborough Drive
West Bloomfield, MI

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At Absolute Care we have the professional staff and resources to deliver the right care for every resident. Absolute Care offers a home-based life-style for seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living, including but not limited to, eating,…

Daniela's Senior Care Home II

1278 Leon
Walled Lake, MI

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A provider of supportive living options, Daniela's Senior Care Home II offers services and amenities Walled Lake seniors seeking an inviting environment.

Daniela's Serenity Care

1286 Leon
Walled Lake, MI

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Residents of Daniela's Serenity Care enjoy a variety of care services tailored to meet their individual needs and preferences.

Chateau of Novi

45750 W 11 Mile Road
Novi, MI

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Chateau of Novi located in Novi, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.

Caremore of Waterford Assisted Living

4353 W Walton Road
Waterford, MI

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Caremore of Waterford Assisted Living is a conveniently located assisted living facility in Waterford Township. Our caring, compassionate and attentive staff is fully trained and experienced to work with the elderly. They are aware of the needs associated with Alzheimer's…

Swanson's Residential Care

19244 W. 9 Mile Rd
Southfield, MI

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We are able to care for the the elderly who need very little care on up to those who need total care. It is our passion to provide a home where our residents are respected, treated like family and are…

Absolute Care I

7127 Edinborough Drive
West Bloomfield, MI

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At Absolute Care we have the professional staff and resources to deliver the right care for every resident. Absolute Care offers a home-based life-style for seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living, including but not limited to, eating,…

Time of Refreshing

27660 Vermont
Southfield, MI

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Time of Refreshing located in Southfield, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.

L & W Adult Foster Care Home

23845 Lee Baker Drive
Southfield, MI

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Welcome to L & W Adult Foster Care. In this rapidly evolving sector of the healthcare industry, we are continually setting new standards in preserving the dignity and quality of life of our residents. We are very proud of our…

Chateau of West Bloomfield

6740 Dartmoor Road
West Bloomfield, MI

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Chateau Of West Bloomfield, located in West Bloomfield Hill, Michigan provides the following services: Assisted Living, Senior Community, and Alzheimer's Care. It accepts the following payment methods: Veteran's Benefits. Accommodations at Chateau Of West Bloomfield, start at $2,500 a month.…

St. John's AFC Home

23866 Merrill Avenue
Southfield, MI

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A provider of supportive living options, St. John's AFC Home offers services and amenities Southfield seniors seeking an inviting environment.

Ahava Senior Care

1825 Hiller Road
West Bloomfield, MI

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Residents of Ahava Senior Care enjoy a variety of care services tailored to meet their individual needs and preferences.

Ahava Adult Foster Care

5670 Greer Road
West Bloomfield, MI

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Ahava Adult Foster Care is a peaceful and beautiful community that offers services and assistance for seniors who are unable to live alone but don’t want to be in an institutional living. Here residents have the luxury of a home and best care services

Chateau of Bloomfield

2660 Vhay Lane
Bloomfield Hills, MI

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Chateau of Bloomfield is an inviting home offering a selection of amenities and supportive services for Bloomfield Hills seniors to consider.

Heartfelt Hawthorne Home

22430 Hawthorne Street
Farmington, MI

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Starting at XXXX per month

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Heartfelt Residential Care is a resident-centered assisted living facility, licensed for 6 residents with all private suites. The home serves the medically fragile elderly and younger disabled adults. There is a behavioral component, allowing us to serve those with mental…

Grace Premier Senior Living - Lake Orion

985 N. Laper Rd
Lake Orion, MI

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Grace Premier Assisted Living’s quest is to ensure that every resident feels loved and respected. Our staff is dedicated to mindful, kind attention to each person’s unique qualities so that individual needs are acknowledged, appreciated and met. We are committed…

Rose Senior Living at Providence Park

47400 Heritage Drive
Novi, MI

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Welcome to Rose Senior Living at Providence Park. This community offers an amazing lifestyle opportunity with all the amenities and services of a fine resort. Located on the wooded campus of the Providence-Providence Park health campus, you are close to…

Park at Franklin

28301 Franklin Road
Southfield, MI

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Evergreen Health and Living Center

19933 W. Thirteen Mile Road
Southfield, MI

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Park House Southfield

27577 Lahser Rd.
Southfield, MI

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Magnolia by the Lakes

1701 Cass Lake Road
Keego Harbor, MI

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________________________________________ Set in placid Keego Harbor, Michigan, Magnolia by the Lakes features a luxurious European-style setting and an “Old World” market place in our Village Square. Our expansive balconies overlook Cass and Sylvan Lakes creating a perfect environment for enjoying…

Fox Run

41000 13 Mile Road
Novi, MI

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Fox Run is a full-service, maintenance-free community designed exclusively for retirees, age 62 or better. Located on 108 picturesque acres in Novi, Michigan, Fox Run is a private campus kept secure day and night by a team of professionals trained…

Groveland Quality Care

4770 Groveland Road
Ortonville, MI

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We at Groveland Quality Care strive for excellence in senior lifestyle services by being sensitive to residents concerns, ideas, desires and rights. We help our residents reach their maximum level of independence while respecting their individuality and dignity. We serve…

Novi Lakes Health Campus

41795 Twelve Mile Road
Novi, MI

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Welcome to exceptional senior living in Novi, Michigan! Located near beautiful Pavilion Shore Park, Twelve Oaks Mall, and a variety of fun places to dine, our residents never want for opportunities to explore the surrounding community. For those who stay…

St. Anne's Mead

16106 W. 12 Mile Road
Southfield, MI

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Welcome to St. Anne's Mead Retirement Home on the web. Located in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, St. Anne's Mead provides a continuum of professional senior residential care that includes: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Nursing Home Care, Respite Care, and Hospice…

Cranberry Park of Milford

801 Whitlow Drive
Milford, MI

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A community where residents feel independent within a homey atmosphere, along with receiving high-quality care, is what we provide at Cranberry Park Assisted Living.

Nannie's Inn

3050 Spring Street
West Bloomfield, MI

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Nannie?s Inn of West Bloomfield Provides an Alternative to Nursing Home Care in a Comfortable and Safe Home Environment. Nannie?s Inn is a 3300 sq. ft. ranch style home nestled among mature trees in a quiet West Bloomfield subdivision in…

Stonecrest of Troy

3400 Livernois Road
Troy, MI

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Just a stone’s throw from world-class shopping, dining and entertainment and across the street from the Troy Community Center, Stonecrest of Troy is inspired by the vibrant lifestyle of the City. Stonecrest of Troy will set a new standard in…

Blossom Hill

56565 10 Mile Road
South Lyon, MI

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Blossom Hill is a charming home in a residential neighborhood that stands out for its compassionate care for those who can no longer live safely alone.

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Bloomfield Gardens

5163 N. Kellen Court
Bloomfield Hills, MI

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Elegant assisted living for seniors in a home like (non-institutional) environment. We function much like a family...A smaller home has a greater care...

Eden House

1924 Westwood Drive
Troy, MI

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Eden House is a senior Assisted Living Home, Adult Foster Care Home, Residential Care for the Elderly, Respite Care in Troy, Michigan, serving Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Warren, Clawson, Bloomfield Hills, Clinton Township, Utica and surrounding areas in…

Waltonwood at University

3250 E Walton Blvd
Rochester, MI

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Waltonwood at University is dedicated to providing the seniors with quality, expert care in all areas of living, whether independent, licensed assisted and respite care.

Scenic Hill Manor

8616 Hidden Acre Court
Clarkston, MI

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Scenic Hill Manor is a care home for the elderly. It is a place for your mom or dad where all their daily needs can be met by our caring staff. Our st...

Genesis Adult Foster Care Home

1635 Millard Avenue
Madison Heights, MI

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Stratford House

2026 Stratford Drive
Troy, MI

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Stratford House is a better alternative to institutionalized assisted living featuring a philosophy of treating each resident as a family member through the respect, kindness, attention and dedication we would give to our own family. The highly trained staff members…

Fountain of Love

21820 Beverly St
Oak Park, MI

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Our facility provide 24-hour care for individuals who are developmentally disabled, mentally ill, physically handicapped or elderly who cannot live alone

Reviews of Oakland County Assisted Living Facilities

Evergreen Health and Living Center

Review by Mike | Consumer

I wasn't taken by the staff at Evergreen Health & Living Center. It was very sterile, and there wasn't much emotion in anybody. The room and everything was clean, but there wasn't much warmth. It seemed like whenever I had a question, it took longer to get answers. My mom had been to rehab at other places, and they...

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Evergreen Health and Living Center

Review by Linda | Consumer

Evergreen was very nice, and we liked it very much. My mom was there for rehab, then went to long term care. The staff was wonderful, very nice, and accommodating. The dining area looked very nice. They had bingo, ice cream socials, and coloring.

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Brookdale Southfield

Review by Kevin | Consumer

Brookdale Southfield had a spirit of independence, which is good. It was full of activities and they had different areas for the seniors where they could break off in small groups. The food was good especially the ice cream snacks. I also liked the size of their rooms. The staff was perceptive, anticipating questions a...

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Brookdale Southfield

Review by Kathy | Consumer

Brookdale Southfield was a very nice facility. The staff was wonderful. Every person that we met, be it a resident or a staff member, had nothing but great things to say about the facility itself. They had a swimming pool and an exercise facility. The kitchen space was small, and the units were small, but very nice and...

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Brookdale Grand Blanc

Review by Bonnie | Consumer

My parents are in Brookdale Grand Blanc. They've been great. They have a nice section of activities for the residents. The staff is wonderful. I've had no issues with them. Their room has been very nice except I miss having a separate sink outside of the bathroom. If they were to change anything, I recommend a sink and...

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Brookdale Grand Blanc

Review by Sandra | Consumer

Brookdale Grand Blanc was wonderful. They did a great job of taking care of my father-in-law. His room was nice and clean. They had a lot of small dining areas, which was more like community or neighborhood dining and they were very nice. I saw a lively party for St. Patrick's Day. The staff was very helpful and wonder...

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Map of Oakland County Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Costs in Oakland County

Seniors in Oakland County pay a higher monthly price for assisted living ($4,224) than the state ($3,850) and national ($4,000) averages. Residents in surrounding Michigan communities pay a lot less per month, including Flint ($3,950), Battle Creek ($3,050) and Saginaw ($2,825). The average monthly rates in other areas are much more expensive, such as Lansing ($4,500) and Monroe ($4,720). The most expensive assisted living is found in Ann Arbor, where the $5,050 rate is over $850 more than the local average.

Note: Data for senior care costs in Oakland County wasn’t available, so data for the metropolitan Detroit area was used instead.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas

Care Cost Comparison

Various factors influence the cost of senior care within a specific area. Major contributors are the extent and skill level of care required and whether meals and accommodations are provided. In Oakland County, seniors who only require Monday through Friday daytime care pay just $1,517 per month for adult day health services. The monthly rates for in-home services from homemakers and home health aides average $4,224 and $4,528, respectively.

Assisted living costs a bit less in comparison at $4,224, while round-the-clock skilled care in nursing homes is more than double that at $9,095 per month. These two options generally include room and board in their prices. In contrast, in-home and adult care center rates strictly cover service hours provided, so seniors have to pay food and housing-related expenses as well.

Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Oakland County

Medicaid in Michigan

The federal and state governments jointly fund the national Medicaid program that provides health care coverage to Americans with little income and few assets. The program is regulated federally and adapted and administered by each state to meet the needs of dependent children and their parents, expectant mothers, seniors and disabled adults. Over one-fifth of Michigan’s population is enrolled in the state program, including almost half a million elderly, blind and disabled individuals.

Qualifying for Michigan Medicaid

Oakland County residents who qualify for Michigan Medicaid are covered for numerous health care benefits, including:

  • Inpatient, outpatient and emergency hospital services
  • Doctor and specialist visits
  • Prescription medications
  • Ambulance and nonemergency medical transportation
  • Long-term care in a nursing home

Seniors and disabled adults eligible for Supplemental Security Income benefits are enrolled in Medicaid and receive full benefits automatically. Other applicants must have $2,313 or less of income per month. Single people are allowed up to $2,000 in countable assets and married couples applying together may have up to $3,000 combined. Applicants must also be:

  • American citizens or legal immigrants
  • Aged 65 or older or disabled or blind if aged 64 or younger

Medicaid counts all sources of income but automatically disregards some assets, including personal belongings, one vehicle, irrevocable burial trusts, a home worth no more than $585,000 and household furnishings.

Applying for Medicaid

Oakland County seniors can apply for Michigan Medicaid online, at the nearest Health and Human Services office or by calling (844) 799-9876.

MI Choice Waiver

Oakland County residents who are eligible for Medicaid coverage for long-term nursing home care but prefer to remain at home or in the community may qualify for the MI Choice waiver program.

Those who apply must be assessed as needing a nursing facility level of care but be physically and mentally capable of living in the community without any risk of harm. Applicants must also be aged 65 or older or aged 64 or younger and blind or disabled.

Those approved for the program are entitled to full Medicaid medical coverage and at least one of the following services offered under the waiver:

  • Care coordination
  • Transitional assistance to return to the community
  • Private duty nursing care
  • Preventive nursing services
  • Medical equipment and supplies not covered by Medicaid
  • Supports for community living
  • Counseling
  • Certain goods and services
  • Personal emergency response systems
  • Nonmedical transportation

Because it’s a waiver rather than a Michigan Medicaid entitlement program, participation in the Choice program is capped statewide, so approved seniors may be placed on a waiting list until a spot becomes available.

To learn more about the MI Choice waiver or to start the application process, Oakland County seniors should contact Area Agency on Aging 1-B at (800) 852-7795.

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

Optional State Supplementation

Seniors and disabled adults who meet the income and asset requirements to receive SSI benefits may also be eligible for an extra cash payment from the Michigan Optional State Supplementation program.

This monthly benefit can top up a recipient’s SSI check by as much as $179.30 for individuals or $695.60 for married couples. The exact benefit amount depends on an applicant’s income and living arrangement.

To apply for SSI and OSS benefits, Oakland County seniors should contact the Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213.

Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

Medicaid-eligible seniors in Oakland County who qualify for long-term care coverage can apply for the PACE program of Southeast Michigan. This program gives eligible seniors the option of receiving Medicaid medical and long-term care services in the community instead of moving to a nursing home. To qualify, seniors must be aged 55 or older and not currently enrolled in the MI Choice waiver or an HMO. Additionally, applicants must:

  • Live within the program’s service area
  • Be assessed to verify their need for long-term care
  • Be able to live safely in the community with the support services provided by the PACE program

The program doesn’t cover room and board or reimburse an assisted living facility for provided services, but the PACE services provided may help reduce a participant’s monthly care costs. The program covers comprehensive medical care and a wide range of supportive services. Seniors approved to participate in the program are evaluated by the PACE interdisciplinary team and a personalized service plan is developed that includes care coordination and supports, such as:

  • Skilled nursing services
  • Social and recreational programs
  • Physical, occupational, rehabilitative and speech therapy
  • Assistance with personal care and daily living activities
  • Prepared meals
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Transportation to the PACE center and medical appointments

For more information about the program or to apply, Oakland County seniors can contact PACE Southeast Michigan at (855) 445-4554.

Assisted Living Resources in Oakland County

Legal Aid

Oakland County seniors who need help resolving a civil legal problem may qualify for assistance from Lakeshore Legal Aid. Staff of the nonprofit law firm offer their services at no cost to low-income county residents aged 60 or older. The range of issues that qualify for assistance include public benefits, income tax, consumer law, guardianship and elder abuse or exploitation. Seniors can also obtain help with wills, estate planning and powers of attorney.

Lakeshore Legal Aid – Auburn Hills
2630 Featherstone Rd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(248) 335-0125

Lakeshore Legal Aid — Pontiac
35 W. Huron St., Ste. 701, Pontiac, MI 48342
(248) 530-9330

Lakeshore Legal Aid – Southfield
16250 Northland Dr., Ste. 372, Southfield, MI 48075
(248) 530-4455

Veterans Resources

Senior veterans and their dependents or survivors can receive help identifying compensation they’re eligible for and assistance filing applications for state and VA pensions and benefits at the Pontiac or Troy Oakland County Veterans Services office. Those in need of medical care can visit the VA outpatient clinic in Pontiac for primary care, lab work and pharmacy services as well as referrals to the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit for specialty care.

Oakland County Veterans Services — Pontiac
1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Bldg. 26E, Pontiac, MI 48341
(248) 858-0785

Oakland County Veterans Services — Troy
1151 Crooks Rd., Entrance B, Troy, MI 48084
(248) 655-1250

Pontiac VA Outpatient Clinic
44200 Woodward Ave., Ste. 208, Pontiac, MI 48341
(248) 332-4540

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