36 Assisted Living Communities near Detroit
St. Joseph Manor
Passion And Caring Home For The Elderly
Alternative Adult Residence Inc
Hamilton Afc Home 3
Templeton Adult Foster Care Hm
Mom's Healing Hands, I
Mom's Healing Hands Ii
Williams Community Living
United Care Home
Chandler Residence Assisted Living
Lewis Manor East
Lonia Home Care
Lewis Manor Central
What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living communities are residential facilities for seniors who need a little extra help with personal care services and routine tasks such as housekeeping and laundry. In Detroit, and the rest of Michigan, these communities are commonly referred to as Homes for the Aged. They are licensed and regulated by the Michigan Department of Human Services. Seniors residing in assisted living communities in Detroit must be at least 60 years old or have a medical reason to live in the community. It's also important to choose a facility that offers the type of services your loved one needs.
What Services are Available in Assisted Living in Detroit?
Depending on the size and location of an assisted living community, services can vary; if you live in the Detroit area, here are some general services available at most assisted living near you:
- Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs)
- Medication management
- Security & supervision
- Basic housekeeping
- Daily meals
- Health and exercise programs
Detroit assisted living communities provide residents with 24-hour assistance with basic tasks. The staff members are trained to help seniors with their activities of daily living (ADLs), which include things like dressing, grooming and bathing. They also assist seniors in the bathroom and help them get up and down if needed. While services vary between facilities, most offer three meals per day. They also usually have on-site staff to handle housekeeping, maintenance and laundry needs.
If your loved one requires a higher level of care, you can hire a home health agency to care for your loved one as needed. It's also common for Hospice staff to come to assisted living communities to check on seniors in their care.
Getting Ready to Move to Assisted Living in Detroit
Detroit assisted living communities aren't allowed to admit residents unless they can provide the level of care needed. Because of this, you should expect the facility to give your loved one a basic assessment before beginning the admissions process. If you're not quite sure about the type of care your loved one needs, you can contact their physician to have a physical completed.
Some other things you should do to prepare for your loved one's move include:
- Go through all of your loved one's belongings to determine what to keep. If you're unsure about the type of items your loved one can have at an assisted living facility, you can ask a staff member if they have a list of items residents should bring.
- Gift, donate or sell any items your loved one doesn't want or need, including their house and vehicle.
- Talk to your loved one about their upcoming move to see if they have any questions or concerns you need to address.
- Call your loved one's cable provider, utility companies and any other services they subscribe to and cancel them.
How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Detroit?
The average month cost of assisted living in Detroit is $3,650 according to the Genworth Cost of Care Calculator.
This is slightly higher than the average monthly assisted living cost in Michigan, but a bit lower than the national median of $3,750.
The monthly cost of living in an assisted living community varies depending on the type of services and amenities the facility offers. For example, a basic assisted living community offers services mandated by the state. Boutique and luxury facilities cost more, but they offer services and amenities such as dining-room-style meals, exercise rooms and libraries. Some facilities also plan extended activities, such as day or weekend trips, for residents to enjoy.
Our local Seniorly Partner Agents often have the ability to negotiate monthly rent and fees on your behalf at many of the communities you might be interested in. This is a free service to you. To connect to a Seniorly Partner Agent email us now at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (855) 866-4515.
What’s the Difference Between Assisted Living vs. Other Senior Care Types?
A way to distinguish assisted living from other types of senior care is that assisted living sits on a spectrum of care between independent living and skilled nursing facilities, commonly referred to as nursing homes.
When you begin searching for assisted living communities that fit your loved one's needs, you should be aware of the type of facilities available in the Detroit area. This way you know you're touring communities that are a good option for your loved one.
- Independent living communities are a good option for seniors who are in good health and want to maintain active, independent lifestyles. These communities typically have private apartments complete with kitchens.
- Skilled nursing facilities have licensed nurses on staff to provide basic nursing services to residents. This may include things like help administering medications and changing bandages.
- Memory care communities are facilities that have safety measures and programs in place for residents with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
- Hospice care involves the sensitive task of providing comfort and assistance to seniors who have decided to stop treatment for a chronic illness.
Helpful Websites for Assisted Living in Detroit
Detroit area businesses can help you enhance your loved one's new assisted living lifestyle. Below are three options to give you an idea of what type of service-based businesses are available in the area.
- Lyft makes it easy for seniors to get around town. The app lets you order transportation on an as-needed basis, so it's a great option for a quick trip to the store or a doctor's appointment.
- Soothe is a mobile massage service. You can order a massage whenever you feel the need to relax, and they come to you. Keep in mind, you need to check your facility's rules and regulation before using this service.
Resources for Caregivers in Detroit
Even after your loved one moves into an assisted living facility, you might find yourself caring for them on a semi-regular or regular basis. However, it's important that you don't let your own needs go to care for your loved one. Detroit has several organizations that offer resources for caregivers, including the three listed below, that help you maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
- The Henry Ford Health System offers classes and support group for caregivers. They also have lists of resources you can use to make your job as a caregiver easier.
- Easterseals is an organization that has various services for seniors and veterans, but they also have caregiver programs too, including help with learning how to help your loved one with ADLs.
- Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative has a program for caregivers that offer respite care. You can schedule respite care for your loved one on days and/or weeks when you aren't available or anytime you need a break from your caregiving duties.
Government Resources for Seniors in Detroit
Several government organizations also provide help for seniors. Below are just three of many programs and organizations available to seniors in the Detroit area.
- The Detroit Area Agency on Aging has health and wellness programs for seniors. They also offer clinical and nutritional services.
- The Senior Alliance offers educational and informational programs for Detroit area seniors. They also have a long-term care ombudsman program to help seniors communicate their needs to staff members in their assisted living community.
- The Hannan Center works to enhance the quality of life for seniors in the Detroit area through support groups and the activities provided at the Zena Baum Service Center.
Detroit has a population of 672,795. The city's senior community is pretty large — 25.2 percent of the population consists of seniors age 55 and older.
Detroit's mild summer weather may appeal to seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors. However, the city is prone to cold, harsh winters with temperatures that dip down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit at times.
Transportation In and Around Detroit
The Detroit Department of Transportation operates the city's public transportation system. Seniors age 65 and older qualify for reduced fares, but you have to apply for a reduced fare I.D. card.
Fun Facts About Detroit
- Seniors who enjoy a glass of ginger ale on occasion should try Vernors Ginger Ale. It's America's oldest ginger ale, and it was created by a Detroit pharmacist in 1879 purely by accident.
- The Detroit Winsor Tunnel makes it easy for seniors to take day trips into Canada. It was the first traffic tunnel between Canada and the U.S. Oddly enough, Detroit is the only major city in the lower 48 states that's north of the Canadian border. You can actually drive south to get there.
- Detroit might be nickname the Motor City, but it has a driverless monorail system — known as the people mover — that shuttles people through the city daily. Seniors can use the system instead of public buses for a reduced fare.
Detroit Hospital Information
Living in Detroit gives you access to world-class medical facilities. The area's hospitals include Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital and Select Specialty Hospital. The Detroit Medical Group also operates several medical clinics throughout the city.
Assisted Living Community Ratings, Inspection Reports and User Reviews for Detroit
It's important to do some of your own research before determining which Detroit area assisted living facilities is ideal for your loved one. That's why Seniorly's website offers detailed reviews from seniors and/or their family members. You can also find assisted living facility reviews using Yelp or Google Maps. It's also a good idea to review complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau of Detroit and Eastern Michigan.
What Questions Should I Ask When Touring Assisted Living Facilities in Detroit?
When visiting assisted living facilities in Detroit, these are the top 10 questions you should ask:
- Is the staff trained on elder abuse and neglect?
- Is there a policy for reporting potential abuse?
- Do residents have the option of a private or shared room?
- Does each room have a private bathroom or are bathroom shared?
- Is there a TV in the room?
- How many meals are provided per day?
- What common spaces are available to residents?
- Is entertainment provided? If so, what kind, and how often?
- Is self-administration of medication allowed?
- Is there a written care plan for each resident? How often is it reviewed and updated?
You can view a complete list of 74 questions to ask during your facility tour on Seniorly's website, but the questions above are there to get you started.