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Michigan is a state divided in two, literally and figuratively. The lower peninsula represents the heart of the state where the bulk of the population exists and more nursing homes in Michigan are located. Meanwhile, the upper peninsula is considered more rugged and with very long winters though also offer cheaper skilled nursing facilities in Michigan.

Michigan retirement homes are well regarded for their quality medical care. The state not only provides supreme healthcare but is also affordable. The median average cost for nursing homes in the state is slightly higher than the national average with not much of a drastic gap between the priciest and cheapest nursing homes in Michigan.

Michigan Nursing Home Costs

What are you seeking? Are you recovering from a personal injury or rehabilitation from a major surgical operation? Michigan short term care and rehabilitation facilities are spread throughout the state. Meanwhile, more permanent 24/7 care is provided for seniors that need long term care in Michigan. Some skilled nursing facilities provide all three forms of treatment as the same location.

Regardless of the care you or a loved one requires, Michigan nursing homes are priced within reason, with the average cost for a semi-private room in the state at $249 per day. Compared to the national average of $225 per day, the rates are reasonable especially since the region has quick and quality access to excellent health care.

Private rooms in retirement homes, per the norm, do run a little higher than a semi-private room in Michigan. Affordable long-term care facilities in Michigan are abundant in Lansing, a moderately sized city that is not too large yet not too small in terms of population.

The most expensive area for nursing homes in Michigan is the Kalamazoo-Portage part of the state. Here, it is not uncommon to find semi-private or private rooms that range from $235 to $300 per day. Flint has some really great Michigan skilled nursing facilities that can exceed prices of $350 per day.

After Kalamazoo-Portage, areas with the priciest Michigan nursing homes (based on median average for a semi-private room) are:

  1. Ann Arbor - $275 per day
  2. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn - $265 per day
  3. Grand Rapids - $255 per day
  4. Midland - $240 per day
  5. Saginaw - $235 per day

The state does not accept Medicare for long term care in Michigan. For some types of short-term care in Michigan or rehabilitation -- Medicare may be accepted. You will need to check with the individual provider.

Michigan Nursing Home / Skilled Nursing - Amenities

Standard amenities at some Michigan retirement facilities include large dining rooms, day rooms, activity centers, libraries, outdoor private seating and garden areas and more.

The best nursing homes in Michigan stand by the five principles of quality senior care including making the resident priority number one and enabling them to make all choices regarding their health and daily lifestyle. Michigan skilled nursing facilities are capable of providing 24/7 monitoring, assistance with meds and other forms of specialized treatment (Alzheimer’s, dementia, post-stroke or heart attack), assistance with daily activities, food prep and serving and more.

Nursing and Retirement Homes in Michigan

There are a total of 444 nursing homes in Michigan that Michigan senior citizen residents can take advantage of. Michigan nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in Michigan will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most Michigan nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout Michigan state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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