A metro Detroit suburb with a small population of under 10,000, Plymouth is also home to approximately 1,500 seniors 65 and older. Seniors can take advantage of all that Detroit has to offer for arts and culture, but there is also plenty to do around town as well. Performances at the Penn Theatre, exhibits at the Plymouth Historical Museum or shopping in the quaint Plymouth downtown shops offer a wide variety of activities to choose from. Seniors also have access to some of the most highly rated hospitals anywhere in the state.
With an average monthly cost of $5,590, assisted living costs in Plymouth will depend upon the specific amenities offered by each community, as well as the location.
Note: Data for Plymouth was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Ann Arbor, was used instead.
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According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, with an average monthly cost of $5,590, assisted living in Plymouth is significantly higher than the Michigan state average of $4,200 and the national average of $4,300. Assisted living in the city is also significantly higher than the average cost of care in neighboring states. Illinois’ costs, at $4,575, are still much lower than Plymouth’s, and costs in Indiana, at $4,382, are even lower. Ohio’s assisted living costs are among the lowest compared with Plymouth, at $4,350 monthly.
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Assisted living costs in Plymouth are among the highest in the state. Some cities, such as Monroe and Grand Rapids, are high but approximately $600 less each month. Detroit seniors save about $840 monthly, while in other cities, costs drop significantly. Kalamazoo’s seniors save $1,640 per month, while Flint and Muskegon offer a monthly savings of $1,921 and $2,090, respectively.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services provides a MI Choice Waiver, which may apply to seniors looking into assisted living or already living in a community. Many of the services included in the waiver are offered to seniors living at home, and several may apply to assisted living. Applicants must already qualify for Medicaid and require a nursing level of care.
Visit our Assisted Living in Michigan page to learn more about the MI Choice Waiver, along with eligibility requirements and steps needed to apply.
|Plymouth Township Senior Programs||(734) 459-8888||Plymouth Township’s Senior Programs hosts a wide variety of events and activities to enhance seniors’ socialization and overall quality of life. Many of these programs are available at the Friendship Station Senior Center, where seniors can meet to enjoy yoga, Bingo, knitting and more each week. Targeted presentations on topics ranging from diabetes to elder law are also provided. Seniors can also get transportation to and from the Senior Center or other local appointments and shopping trips through Senior Transportation|
|Plymouth Community Council on Aging||(734) 354-3222||A non-profit focused on helping seniors 55 and older living in Plymouth, the Plymouth Community Council on Aging works with local agencies to promote assistance and enjoyable social programs. Their Senior Transportation Program, a joint effort between the city and United Way, works to ensure seniors can get to medical appointments outside the immediate Plymouth community.|
|The Senior Alliance||(800) 815-1112||By administering a system of services for those 60 and older, Senior Alliance helps provide seniors with dignity and quality of life. Care management helps facilitate services within a care community such as assisted living, and the long-term care Ombudsman can advocate and resolve problems for those in long-term care. The Senior Alliance also provides information and assistance for all facets of older adult life, including nutrition programs, transportation and transition services.|
|Community Social Services of Wayne County||(313) 792-9286||Established in 1946, the Community Social Services of Wayne County has several valuable programs available for seniors in the area. Their Retired and Senior Volunteer Program connects those 55 and older with meaningful, enriching volunteer activities that match their skills and interests. The Foster Grandparents Program focuses volunteer efforts towards tutoring and encouraging disabled youth. And their Senior Companion Program provides friendship and transportation to frail elderly who might otherwise be prone to isolation.|
|Myride2||(855) 697-4332||Helping seniors throughout Wayne county find transportation, Myride2 has a variety of resources available. There is information about transportation options, including SMART, a low-cost curb-to-curb bus service operating in Wayne County, and the Regional Transit Authority. Myride2 also has various methods for helping older drivers, including signs of declining performance and a listing of helpful online resources.|
In Plymouth, assisted living communities must comply with state regulations concerning health and safety standards, staffing and accommodations. The Michigan Department of Human Services ensures compliance by overseeing communities throughout the year. Learn more by visiting our Assisted Living in Michigan page.