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Assisted Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Nicknamed “K-Zoo” by locals, Kalamazoo, Michigan, is located halfway between Detroit and Chicago. The small city is home to an estimated 76,200 people, and nearly one in ten are seniors. With a cost of living 20.4% below the national average, Kalamazoo ranks among the most affordable cities in America, making it a great place for seniors who want to stretch their retirement savings.

The city offers an array of senior-friendly attractions and cultural opportunities. Seniors can enjoy the fresh air at the Lillian Anderson Arboretum or explore the trails at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. The city’s museums include the Air Zoo, which houses historic aircraft, and the Gilmore Car Museum, with its collection of rare and antique cars. In Kalamazoo’s walkable downtown, seniors can discover restaurants, craft breweries and unique boutiques.

For seniors who choose to retire here, there are 17 assisted living facilities in the Kalamazoo area, where care costs an average of $3,600 per month. 

11 Assisted Living communities in Kalamazoo, MI | 6 nearby communities

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1. Friendship Village Kalamazoo

1400 North Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, MI, 49006

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Sojourner Place

5364 Green Meadow Drive, Kalamazoo, MI, 49009

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Provision Living at Oshtemo

210 N. 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI, 49009

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. The Fountains at Bronson Place

1700 Bronson Way, Kalamazoo, MI, 49009

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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Park Village Pines, Kalamazoo, MI

5. Park Village Pines

2920 Crystal Lane, Kalamazoo, MI, 49009

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Park Place Assisted Living

4222 S. Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI, 49008

Assisted Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. MediLodge of Westwood

2575 N. Drake Road, Kalamazoo, MI, 49007

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Vibrant Life Senior Living, New Friends-Kalamazoo

3700 W Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, 49006

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. Hallmark Living Kalamazoo

3625 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, 49006

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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Comforts Of Home Afc, Kalamazoo, MI

10. Comforts Of Home Afc

118 E Westwood Dr, Kalamazoo, MI, 49006

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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Heritage Community-Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI

11. Heritage Community-Kalamazoo

2400 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI, 49001

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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6 matching communities nearby Kalamazoo

1. StoryPoint Portage

3951 W Milham Rd, Portage, MI, 49024

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Brookdale Portage

3100 Old Centre Avenue, Portage, MI, 49024

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Stanford Lodge

409 Naomi St, Plainwell, MI, 49080

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Fountain View Assisted Living

7818 Kenmure Drive, Portage, MI, 49024

Assisted Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. William Crispe Community House

203 W Bridge St., Plainwell, MI, 49080

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Plainwell Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Communi

3260 EAST B AVE, Plainwell, MI, 49080

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

Paying for Assisted Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan

The Cost of Assisted Living in Kalamazoo

In Kalamazoo, the median cost of care in an assisted living facility is $3,600 per month. This is relatively affordable compared to the Michigan average of $4,000 per month. Nationally, the median cost is $4,051, which is $451 more expensive than in Kalamazoo. Assisted living costs are higher in other states in the Great Lakes region, including nearby Indiana ($4,100), Illinois ($4,170) and Ohio ($4,339).

$3600

Kalamazoo

$4000

Michigan

$4051

The United States

$4100

Indiana

$4170

Illinois

$4339

Ohio

Assisted living costs vary significantly throughout Michigan. In Battle Creek, the monthly median cost of assisted living care is $3,500. The most affordable assisted living is found on Michigan’s western shore in Muskegon, where the cost averages just $3,350 per month. Prices are higher in some central Michigan cities, such as Lansing ($4,000) and Flint ($4,375). Southeast Michigan, including Ann Arbor ($5,049) and Monroe ($5,300), is home to the priciest assisted living.

$3600

Kalamazoo

$4000

Michigan

$3500

Battle Creek

$3350

Muskegon

$4000

Lansing

$4375

Flint

$5049

Ann Arbor

$5300

Monroe

Assisted Living Financial Assistance

Michigan offers limited financial assistance for assisted living. The MI Choice waiver program may help seniors pay for services they receive in an assisted living setting, although seniors remain responsible for their room and board costs. The waiver is run by Michigan Medicaid, and income and asset criteria apply.

To learn more about the financial assistance available in Kalamazoo, visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page.

Assisted Living Resources



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Area Agency on Aging Region IIIA(269) 373-5173Kalamazoo County’s Area Agency on Aging offers many resources to support local seniors. The AAA helps seniors access community programs and other services. It also offers free classes that help seniors learn to prevent falls or cope with their chronic health conditions. 
Kalamazoo County Veterans Service Office(269) 373-5361Veterans can visit this office for help accessing the county, state or federal benefits they’re entitled to. These benefits include medical treatment, VA disability benefits, and emergency financial assistance through the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund.
Senior Services of Southwest Michigan(269) 382-0515Since 1963, this nonprofit organization has provided supportive services to seniors. Its nursing facility transition program helps seniors move into assisted living or other community settings. The Coover Center provides opportunities for fun and socialization, including yoga classes and weekday lunches. Seniors can also contact the organization for Medicare or Medicaid counseling.
Shepherd’s Center of Kalamazoo(269) 383-1122This interfaith organization offers a low-cost transportation service. Volunteers provide one-on-one transportation to medical and nonmedical appointments. A donation of $10 per round trip is suggested, but seniors who can’t donate won’t be turned away.
Legal Aid of Western Michigan(269) 344-8113Serving 17 counties in western Michigan, this nonprofit law firm provides free legal services to low-income people, including seniors. Eligible seniors can receive assistance with a wide range of civil matters, including SSI appeals and Medicaid hearings and appeals. 
Kalamazoo Valley Community College(269) 488-4281Lifelong learners may benefit from Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s senior tuition waiver. Through this program, seniors can receive free tuition, space permitting. They’re responsible for any additional course fees, including books and materials.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

In Kalamazoo, assisted living facilities with 21 or more residents are licensed as homes for the aged by the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. They must follow regulations regarding accommodations, staffing and food service, among others. To learn more, visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page.