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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $4,224 a 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 37 assisted living facilities in Wayne County and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Wayne County, MI
Independence Village of Plymouth brings to life the finest in senior living by offering all the services and amenities that seniors need to create their desired retirement.
Centrally located just minutes from shopping and hospitals, Brookdale Northville (formerly Wynwood of Northville) is a charming assisted living community catering to seniors in the greater Detroit area.
Brighton Gardens of Northville offers our residents, particularly those challenged by Alzheimer's or other memory issues, a safe and inviting place to enjoy life.
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Passion and Caring Home for the Elderly is a home for the aged/assisted living residence that is designed with the continuum of care philosophy in mind and that people should be allowed to age in a place with dignity. Our…
Our goal as Aspen is to provide our residents with exceptional 24-hour care, respecting each individual’s personal needs, in a safe and trusted home, encouraging independence, and improving quality of life. Living options offered: We provide several different living options…
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Cedar Woods Assisted Living has been newly renovated to become one of the best assisted living communities in Southeast Michigan. With home-cooked meals and well-qualified staff, we ensure each residents' wellbeing.
Embrace Group Home, LLC. was formed as an adult foster care to provide a family home setting for adults who are unable to live alone due to physical, emotional or developmental impairments. The home provides 24 hour care for functionally…
W.C. Turner is an assisted living community located in Detroit, Michigan. This large metro area is bursting with cultural and art museums, entertainment, extravagant shopping, and delicious meals in the numerous restaurants available in Detroit. However, if you would prefer…
Kings Special Care Home honors our elderly residents, and believes their lives continue to have promise for, and connection to the future. We are dedicated to assisting their spirit thrive with happiness and joy by celebrating their humanity with dignity,…
Crystal Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care provides compassionate care and all-inclusive pricing. Our secure, four-building facility offers attractive private and semi-private studio apartments.
At Helping Hands I, our goal is to provide our residents with the best in senior living. Our high quality care and dedicated staff ensure that the health needs of all our residents are supported, while our wide variety of…
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…
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At Loving Care Residential Assisted Living, our goal is to provide our residents with the best in senior living. Our high quality care and dedicated staff ensure that the health needs of all our residents are supported, while our wide…
Walker Adult Care Home is a one level assisted living community that offers independent living options and daily support services to active seniors. Here residents have access to a warm and homelike environment along with passionate care.
________________________________ For 10 years Falkirk has been providing professional care to senior who can no longer live by themselves and need assistance in their daily lives. We offer a wide range of amenities and services to our residents, we ensure…
Opening Fall 2019 We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage. As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our…
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…
Set in a beautifully wooded lot on Joy road just minutes from I-275, American House Westland Joy is situated near family, friends, shopping, and familiar medical professionals in Westland.
A bright, elegant three-story senior living community just west of Telegraph, American House Southland is ideally situated near family friends, shopping, and familiar medical professionals in Taylor.
Nestled in a charming residential neighborhood in Canton, Waltonwood at Cherry Hill is a vibrant residential community offering active retirees the freedom to live the life they want with all the benefits and amenities of shared living. We are centrally…
Built on the historic Ford family farm in Dearborn, Henry Ford Village is a senior living community like no other. Offering a full spectrum of retirement options from independent living and assisted living to memory care and skilled nursing, we…
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A comfortable, convenient one-story community, American House Westland-Venoy is ideally situated near family, friends, shopping, and familiar medical professionals in Westland.
American House Riverview is located in a tranquil, wooded neighborhood in the heart of Riverview, Michigan. Minutes from Wyandotte, Southgate and Woodhaven, Trenton and Grosse Ile, our community is close to shopping, dining and entertainment.
Tucked quietly away near the convenience of Westland's prime shopping and entertainment area, American House Westland-Hunter is ideally situated near family, friends, shopping, and familiar medical professionals in Westland, Wayne, Garden City, Livonia, Canton, and Plymouth. We are also in…
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Providing studio apartments in the main building and ranch-style independent living "villas" in the campus beyond, American House Dearborn Heights is ideally situated.
Community Choices Inc is an assisted living facility in Redford, MI. Assisted living is for seniors who cannot live entirely independently but are cabable of enjoying many activities with some daily assistance. Assisted Living Facilities such as Community Choices Inc…
I was in this Dreadful place and got horrible care following back surgery period because of marycrest Manor and their lack of care I ended up on the wound vac. Unable to take a shower for seven long months I had to take sponge baths only. I would ring the call button the second I knew I had to go to the restroom nobody...Read more Marycrest – Michigan reviews
My mother-in-law is living in Marycrest, and I'm very impressed with it. The staff is very courteous, concerned, and caring. I was delighted to see the interactions between the staff and residents. They treat them in a very personal way and seem to have compassion. The location is very convenient for us, and it's fairl...Read more Marycrest – Michigan reviews
Marycrest Heights is one of the nicest communities I have ever been in. The staff was wonderful, the food was great, including the way they accommodated the families. I would go have dinner with my mother, and some days I would have breakfast. They have a restaurant on-site and the rehab was phenomenal there. They have...Read more Marycrest – Michigan reviews
We went to Brookdale Northville. The basic price was reasonable, but if you add anything, the price quickly goes up. My wife needed assisted living and that would be a $1,400 increase a month. They had an a la carte pricing system. The dining area was very small. The facility was clean and well-maintained. It would be ...Read more Brookdale Northville reviews
Brighton Gardens of Northville was nice. The staff was nice. They had lots of activities on-site and off-site for them to do, so they're not stuck in the building. Pricing was based upon the type of care they would need, but it was fairly reasonable.Read more Brighton Gardens of Northville reviews
I like the size of Sunrise. They have movies, outings, Bingo, cards, entertainment, and all that. They have in-house staff, nurses, and a visiting doctor two days a week. They also have a shuttle van if my mother needs to go to her own physician. They serve all three meals and they have all levels of care. Services lik...Read more Sunrise of Northville reviews
According to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care survey, assisted living in Wayne County is more affordable than in other areas of Michigan, including Lansing ($4,500) and Monroe ($4,720). Average monthly costs here are around $800 less than in Ann Arbor ($5,050), which is the most expensive location for assisted living, but about $1,400 more than in Saginaw, where seniors pay the least. Wayne County assisted living rates are also higher than both the national ($4,000) and state averages ($3,850).
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Wayne County, so data for the nearby Detroit area was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Comparing the cost of senior care options is easier and more accurate when the various factors that affect price are understood. The biggest factors are usually the type of care, setting and number of service hours provided. The 24-hour supervision and availability of skilled services in nursing homes helps explain why this type of care is twice as expensive as assisted living and in-home care.
Another factor that deserves consideration is room and board, which is usually included in the price of assisted living. The average rates for homemakers and home health aides only cover the hours of service provided, so household operating costs must be added on for a fair cost comparison with assisted living.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Medicaid was introduced by the federal government in 1965 to provide health care services to the most vulnerable among the nation’s population: low-income adults, pregnant women, families with young children, disabled and blind adults and the elderly. Today, each state administers its own Medicaid program with joint funding contributed by the federal government.
Michigan Medicaid provides approximately 2.2 million residents with essential health care coverage for primary and specialist care, emergency room and hospital services, preventive care, diagnostic tests, prescriptions and institutional nursing home care.
Seniors and disabled adults must be U.S. citizens or legal residents to qualify for Medicaid in Michigan. Those who meet the eligibility guidelines for Supplemental Security Income benefits automatically receive full Medicaid coverage. All other Wayne County residents must meet the following qualification requirements to obtain coverage for medical and long-term care services:
Medicaid counts income from all sources when determining eligibility but not all assets. Exempt assets include a primary home, household and personal effects, one vehicle and irrevocable burial trusts.
Additional income and asset exemptions are allowed for married couples if only one is applying to prevent spousal impoverishment:
Individuals who meet the eligibility criteria except for excess income may be approved for a Medicaid deductible to reduce their monthly income to $2,313. An applicant’s deductible is their over-limit income figure, which must be spent on health care expenses before coverage begins. Acceptable expenses can include:
Michigan Medicaid Choice Waiver
Wayne County seniors and adults with disabilities who want to stay in their home or community instead of entering a nursing home can apply for the MI Choice waiver. To qualify, applicants must meet the eligibility guidelines for Medicaid and need the level of care normally provided in a nursing facility. Those approved for the program receive comprehensive Medicaid medical coverage along with community-based services and supports that may include:
The MI Choice waiver isn’t a Medicaid entitlement, and statewide enrollment is limited to about 18,000 participants, so there may be a waiting list to receive services depending on availability.
Long-Term Care Insurance
Michigan residents who want to be proactive and plan ahead for a move to assisted living may consider purchasing a long-term care insurance policy. There are lots of factors to consider when comparing policies, including whether they’re guaranteed renewable, if in-home or assisted living care is covered, if an inflation protection rider can be added and any limitations and exclusions a policy contains. As with other types of health and life insurance, the availability of LTC coverage and its cost depend on the health history of the applicant.
For help understanding the details of an LTC insurance policy or assistance with filing a claim, Wayne County seniors can call Elderlife Financial Services at (888) 228-4500.
Optional State Supplementation
Seniors and disabled adults with little income and assets who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income also qualify for the Michigan Optional State Supplementation program. The extra cash benefit OSS provides can go toward expenses not covered by Medicaid, such as assisted living room and board charges.
To qualify for SSI and OSS benefits, Wayne County residents must have a monthly income below the current federal benefit rate, which is $771 or less for single people and $1,157 for married couples. The combined monthly benefit amount received varies depending on an applicant’s marital status and living arrangement, but it may be as high as $950.30 for an individual and $1900.60 for a married couple.
To learn more or apply for the SSI and Michigan OSS programs, seniors can contact the Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213.
Lakeshore Legal Aid is a nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services to low-income Michigan seniors. Help is available for a wide range of civil legal matters including consumer protection, elder abuse and neglect, income tax, public benefits, wills, estates and guardianships. Seniors can call (888) 783-8190 for more information or to schedule an appointment at one of the agency’s six Wayne County locations.
Senior veterans and their survivors can access information, assistance and support with applications for benefits and pensions at the Wayne County Veterans Services office in Detroit. A comprehensive range of health care services is available at Detroit’s John D. Dingell VA Medical Center.
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
4646 John R. St., Detroit, MI 48201
Wayne County Veterans Services
28 W. Adams Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
Wayne County’s two Area Agencies on Aging have a shared mission of empowering older residents. The agencies provide seniors with information and access to aging-related resources such as home and community-based assistance, nutrition and transportation programs and options for long-term care.
Detroit Area Agency on Aging
1333 Brewery Park Blvd., Suite 200, Detroit, MI 48207
The Senior Alliance
5454 Venoy Road, Wayne, MI 48184
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