Novi is located roughly 30 minutes away from major Michigan cities Detroit and Ann Arbor, with the former to the southeast and the latter to the southwest. It’s home to 66,650 people; according to U.S. Census data, 14.1% of them are senior citizens, which is slightly below the national percentage of 16.8%. Novi seniors have convenient access to nationally renowned medical care at University of Michigan Health, which is based in nearby Ann Arbor.
Many seniors choose to move into assisted living communities in their retirement years, as these group homes allow for a more social and active experience than in-home care. Staff members help seniors with basic tasks of daily living, such as food preparation, bathing and grooming. Genworth Financial reports that the average monthly cost of assisted living care in Novi is $6,093, which is significantly higher than the Michigan state average and the U.S. national average.
The following look at assisted living in Novi contains a price guide to average costs for such care in other Michigan cities. There’s also a list of helpful financial, social and legal resources for seniors in the Novi area.
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1. StoryPoint Novi
42400 Twelve Mile Road, Novi, MI, 48377
Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Novi
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 Michigan. 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 Novi
Novi’s average monthly cost for assisted living care is $6,093, though exact prices vary by provider.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Novi
The national average monthly cost for assisted living care, $4,500, is roughly 26% lower than Novi’s cost. The Michigan average is $4,250, making Novi 30% more expensive than other cities in the state.
The United States
Ann Arbor’s monthly cost for assisted living is a significant outlier among Michigan cities. The next most expensive assisted living costs in the state are in Monroe, where they’re roughly $1,000 cheaper month by month. Michigan’s lowest average monthly price for assisted living care is found in Battle Creek, where seniors pay $3,400 a month. Almost all other cities are in the $4,000 to $5,000 range, with Grand Rapids near the top of that bracket at $4,828 and Muskegon close to the bottom at $4,013.
Note: Data for Novi was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Ann Arbor, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Novi
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:
Seniors may make use of this loan closet to pick up helpful assistive, therapy and safety equipment. Available items include shower chairs and tub transfer benches that can make the bathroom a safer place, as well as mobility aids such as knee scooters and wheelchairs. There’s no cost for borrowing equipment, although the program is sustained by donations.
This community meeting spot offers book club discussions specifically for seniors, with a new book featured every month. The library staff also offers free basic technology classes in its computer lab and organizes free beginner language conversation groups that help participants of all ages practice foreign tongues.
The ELAC is the senior-focused arm of Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan, a pro bono law firm that assists older adults and low-income residents of southeast Michigan. ELAC lawyers can help seniors with issues such as understanding Medicare benefits, drawing up advance directives and assigning powers of attorney.
Ombudsmen are advocates for seniors living in community care environments such as assisted living facilities and nursing homes. By checking in on residents to make sure that they’re safe and free from abuse, neglect or exploitation, they ensure quality of care and compliance with regulations.
Area Agency on Aging 1-B
This nonprofit acts as a central contact point for many senior resources in Novi and throughout southeast Michigan. It’s in charge of the MyRide2 senior transportation program, which helps seniors find low-cost rides that fit their needs, and also runs a congregate meal program at multiple locations in the area.
Novi Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Novi 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.