Michigan has much to offer older adults, including a tax system that leaves Social Security benefits untouched and facilitates deductions on other retirement income sources. It also has countless acres of woodlands and coastline, plus pleasant summers. The state is home to over 10 million residents, and nearly 1.8 million of them are seniors 65 years of age or older.

Assisted living facilities serve individuals who need help with day-to-day tasks yet don’t require nursing home admission. In Michigan, the average assisted living facility charges $4,250 per month. Compared to surrounding Midwestern states, Michigan is very competitive price-wise. Seniors who qualify for certain benefits, such as Aid and Attendance, or have purchased long-term care insurance may find assisted living even more affordable. Certain Medicaid programs also help seniors in need of frequent personal care support.

This guide covers the affordability of assisted living in Michigan. It also dives into options for paying for assisted living, and it lists resources that may make decision-making and resource access easier for seniors and their families. Click for information on Senior Housing in Michigan

13 Resources for Church Members:
The Best Ways to Support Seniors in Our Community

Our changing needs mean that many of us start to experience mobility limitations, physical impairments and cognitive changes. Additional needs arise in the midst of global pandemic. Because not all of the seniors in our community have family nearby to assist with their needs, the church community can step up in a big, impactful way.

Below is a great list of resources on plugging in to help seniors in need:

Assisting with Aging-in-Place Needs:

For those seniors aging in place, you can pitch in to ensure their home is free from hazards.

The Most Common In-Home Injuries for Seniors and How to Prevent Them

11 Low-Cost Aging in Place Modifications You Can Do Yourself

Assisting with Daily Living Needs:

The activities of daily living—such as eating, bathing, and dressing—can become challenging without assistance.

Transportation: What Caregivers Need to Know

Paying for Assistive Technology

18 Quick, Easy and Healthy Meals for Seniors

Healthy Aging in Place: 3 Ideas for Seniors Who Want to Eat Nutritiously

Assisting with Social Isolation Needs:

Social isolation has been linked to several physical and mental health issues in seniors.

How To Avoid Loneliness And Social Isolation For Seniors

6 Ways to Help Seniors Stay Social

What to Put in a Care Package for Seniors

Home Security: Keeping Seniors Safe at Home

Keeping Seniors Safe at Home