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Michigan Memory Care Facilities

Michigan is almost two states in one as the upper peninsula is drastically different from the bigger, lower portion of the state. While the upper peninsula is more remote and with very long and bitter winters, the lower portion of Michigan provides a combination of major cities and mid-size to smaller towns. The metropolitan area of Detroit provides some of the lowest costs for memory care of any major city in the U.S.

Memory Care in Michigan - Cheapest & Most Expensive Places

The Midwest, based on statistics, is moderately priced compared to other parts of the United States for senior care. Alzheimer’s and dementia care homes are similarly priced, often a little higher than the southern U.S. but cheaper than the west and east coasts. Michigan memory care communities are moderately priced as well.

The Top 5 Most Affordable Cities for Memory Care in Michigan based on Monthly Median Average:

  1. Detroit, MI                         $3,830
  2. Calumet, MI                      $4,005
  3. Mount Pleasant, MI          $4,010
  4. Clare, MI                          $4,105
  5. Bay City, MI                      $4,135

The Top 5 Most Expensive Cities for Dementia Care in Michigan:

  1. Bloomfield Township, MI    $5,260
  2. Bloomfield, MI                   $5,245
  3. Bloomfield Hills, MI            $5,230
  4. Brighton, MI                      $5,175
  5. Ann Arbor, MI                    $5,125

The Top 5 Most Affordable Counties in Michigan for Memory Care based on Monthly Average Rent:

  1. Isabella County                 $3,995
  2. Houghton County              $4,100         
  3. Clare County                     $4,100
  4. Bay County                       $4,135
  5. Wexford County                $4,230

The Top 5 Most Expensive Counties in Michigan for Alzheimer’s Care:

  1. Livingston County              $5,170
  2. Washtenaw County           $5,130
  3. Clinton County                  $5,025
  4. Oakland County                $4,950
  5. Kent County                      $4,765         

Michigan Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care - Services

Among the biggest worries and hassles with families that try to care for a loved one with dementia in their own home, or even if they are living with other family members, is wandering. A characteristic problem with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia like vascular dementia is that people are prone to extreme disorientation, confusion, and even hallucinations. And it is impossible to always be around a loved one that may wander from a home and put themselves in grave danger.

Dementia care homes like the ones offered in Michigan drastically reduce the potential harm and danger loved ones may get themselves into. The buildings are remarkably secure with 24/7 monitoring to keep track of all residents. The buildings generally feature other security services to help residents from wandering outside the premise without prior approval.

While some may argue that these services seem to restrain or prohibit a resident from leaving on their own, it is really for their own safety. The opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the sun or fresh air is still available. Often, these types of facilities offer monitored walkways or community gardens, as well as private seating areas for residents to enjoy the fresh air.

In addition to the enhanced security and safety of Michigan Alzheimer’s care homes, staff likes to keep residents occupied on a daily basis through a number of coordinated exercises and activities designed specifically for residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Michigan Dementia Care

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