Seniors who wish to live an active lifestyle while getting the care and attention they need can opt for an assisted living facility in Detroit. According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in Detroit is moderately priced at $4,215 per month, which is at par with the state average and slightly less than the national average.
This guide offers an overview of the assisted living cost comparison across the state and other essential resources to help seniors settle on the appropriate senior care option for them.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Harrisburg
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Pennsylvania. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in Harrisburg
Seniors in Detroit pay $4,215 per month for assisted living services.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Detroit
Assisted living facilities in Detroit charge an average of $4,215 per month. While this is consistent with the state average of $4,250, it is $285 less than the national average of $4,500.
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Less expensive assisted living care can be found in Muskegon, where the monthly average is $4,013, and Battle Creek, which has the lowest rates in the state at $3,400. Assisted living costs in Niles are at par with Detroit at $4,200. Detroit offers affordable care options compared to Monroe and Ann Arbor, where assisted living is priced at $5,050 and $6,093. While the median costs in the Grand Rapids Area are over $600 more than Detroit, nearby cities like Flint have a slightly higher monthly average priced at $4,375.
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How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Harrisburg
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:
Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging provides an array of care and support programs and services to Harrisburg residents aged 60 and over. At the local AAA, seniors can receive Medicare counseling through the APPRISE State Health Insurance Program, access to volunteer opportunities and information and assistance on local agencies that provide aging-related assistance. The AAA also provides transportation services, congregate meals, free legal assistance and a long-term care ombudsman program that aids in investigating reports of abuse and resolving conflicts in assisted living facilities.
The Harrisburg Vet Center is a community-based counseling center that provides an array of services to veterans and their spouses or survivors. Through the vet center, qualifying veterans can receive assistance with locating and applying for federal, state and local benefits, including the VA pension and the Aid and Attendance benefit, which can be put toward assisted living expenses. The center also provides counseling services and helps veterans obtain healthcare services through the VA.
RSVP of the Capital Region is a volunteer-based organization for Harrisburg adults aged 55 and over. Membership is free and includes benefits such as invitations to annual volunteer recognition events, transportation support and free supplemental insurance. Some volunteer opportunities include participating in after-school programming, elementary reading and math tutoring and maintaining community gardens.
The Senior Center is operated by the Lower Paxton Parks and Recreation Department and is open to Harrisburg residents aged 55 and over, including those who live outside of the township. The center has daily scheduled activities that include light aerobics, aquacize, line dancing, art classes, Spanish classes, Mah Jongg and group sewing and crafts. The center also provides transportation services to those aged 60 and over for errands such as shopping and medical appointments.
SeniorLAW Center is a nonprofit legal firm that operates several projects to meet the needs of seniors in the Harrisburg region. Some areas in which the firm can provide assistance and representation include victim services for seniors who’ve experienced abuse or neglect, pension rights and assistance with accessing public benefits. It also provides legal, educational and advocacy services to seniors with limited English proficiency. Assistance can be provided in person, by phone or through community legal clinics.
Harrisburg Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Harrisburg area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.