Assisted Living in Petoskey, Michigan
Petoskey is a small Michigan lakeside town where nearly 21% of the population are seniors ages 65 and older. Given its proximity to Lake Michigan, Petoskey is a good location for those looking for a small-town feel with a lower cost of living and variety of waterfront activities. Petoskey is also a very walkable town, and seniors can readily access the downtown’s Historic Gaslight District or eat at one of the many dining spots. Seniors here also enjoy their social security income tax-free, and although small, Petoskey still offers a variety of entertainment options, from 28 nearby golf courses, three neighborhood parks and a number of local wineries.
The average monthly cost for assisted living in Petoskey is $4,200, although this price may vary depending on the individual community and its specific services.
Note: Data for Petoskey wasn’t available, so data for the nearest city, Midland, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Petoskey, Michigan
The Cost of Assisted Living in Petoskey
At $4,200 monthly, assisted living costs in Petoskey are slightly higher than both state ($4,000) and national ($4,051) averages. When compared with nearby states, assisted living costs are similar: Indiana, at $4,100 and Illinois, at $4,170, are both somewhat lower than Petoskey ($4,200), while Wisconsin ($4,350) and Ohio ($4,339) are both a little higher.
Assisted living communities in Petoskey are similarly priced to many other communities across the state, although costs are higher in Detroit and Ann Arbor. To the south, the larger waterfront city of Muskegon has the lowest costs, at $3,350 per month. Inland, costs are closer to Petoskey’s in Lansing ($4,000), Niles ($4,175) and Flint ($4,375). Detroit’s costs are higher, at $4,625 per month, while they are highest in Ann Arbor, at $5,049 per month.
Petoskey Assisted Living Financial Assistance
The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services offers the MI Choice Waiver program, which may be applicable for seniors in assisted living communities who meet certain eligibility requirements. Applicants must require a nursing level of care. If approved, seniors may receive additional services such as personal emergency response systems, community transportation and other goods and services.
Learn more about the MI Choice waiver, as well as the steps needed to apply and eligibility details, at our Assisted Living in Michigan page.
Petoskey Assisted Living Resources
|Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan||(231) 947-8920 (local)(800) 442-1713 (statewide)||As Northwest Michigan’s local AAA branch, AAANM serves residents from the 10 local counties through a comprehensive system of advocacy and support services. In addition to one-on-one counseling for relevant services and health care options, AAANM offers diabetes and chronic pain classes and classes to support caregivers. AAANM connects seniors and their loved ones to many other local resources, such as senior centers, transportation, congregate meals and legal assistance. |
|Friendship Centers of Emmet County||(231) 347-3211||Dedicated to helping seniors thrive, the Friendship Centers of Emmet County provides enrichment activities, health services and more. Seniors can find volunteer opportunities that match their skills and interests through RSVP, Retired Senior Volunteer Program. A variety of social and entertainment options are offered, from bingo and a Ukulele group to painting classes, movie days and field trips. Water fitness classes, weekly coffee and donut socials and a senior golf group are also available. FCEC offers transportation that can be used for a variety of purposes, including medical appointments, grocery shopping and volunteering. |
|Emmet County Veterans Affairs||(231) 348-1780||Emmet County’s Veterans Affairs department serves senior veterans and their loved ones by providing assistance with all veteran-relevant benefits and services. Individuals can receive direct assistance when applying for pensions and life insurance, and debt assistance and educational benefits are also available.|
|Gaylord VA Clinic||(989) 732-7525||The nearby Gaylord VA Clinic is available for many veteran seniors’ health care needs. In addition to primary care services and health and disease prevention, the Gaylord VA Clinic provides laboratory and prescription services. Mental health services, including individual and group therapy, are also offered. |
Petoskey Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Petoskey assisted living communities must follow laws and regulations set forth by the state, which all other communities are also required to follow. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services oversees communities to ensure guidelines regarding health and safety standards, staffing requirements, medication administration and accommodations are followed. Learn more by visiting our Assisted Living in Michigan page.