Assisted Living in Royal Oak, MI
Situated along Southeastern Michigan’s Woodward Corridor less than 15 miles from Detroit, Royal Oak is a mid-sized city with approximately 60,000 residents. The community has a vibrant downtown core with trendy shops, galleries and eateries.
Seniors aged 65 and over make up 14.2% of the overall population of Royal Oak. As a response to estimates that the community’s retiree population will increase significantly in the coming years, Royal Oak has endorsed the AARP’s Age-Friendly Communities program. This program uses community input to promote engagement among older persons and create strategies for improving the overall livability of the city for senior citizens.
Residents of assisted living facilities in Royal Oak pay an average of $4,750 per month. Costs of individual facilities vary, however, depending on factors such as the type, amount and quality of the services and amenities provided by the facility as well as its location within the community.
Paying for Assisted Living in Royal Oak, MI
The Cost of Assisted Living in Royal Oak
At an average monthly cost of $4,750, assisted living in Royal Oak is higher than the Michigan average of $4,200 and the national average of $4,300. Costs are slightly lower in Wisconsin ($4,400) to the west and in Illinois ($4,575) and Indiana ($4,382) to the south as well as in Ohio ($4,350) to the east.
The lowest assisted living costs in Michigan are found in Muskegon ($3,500), Jackson ($3,650) and Flint ($3,699). Those in Midland ($5,550) and Lansing ($5,225) pay the highest costs in the state, while their counterparts in Niles ($4,003) and Saginaw ($4,000) pay mid-range prices.
Note: Data for Royal Oak was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Detroit, was used instead.
Royal Oak Assisted Living Financial Assistance
The MI Choice Waiver Program provides eligible adults aged 65 and over with assistance covering the costs of routine care such as dressing, bathing and grooming as well as nonmedical transportation. Short-term private nursing may also be covered. The waiver also covers counseling for individuals and group counseling for family members.
Our Assisted Living in Michigan page has more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply.
Royal Oak Assisted Living Resources
|Leo Mahany/Harold Meininger Senior Community Center||(248) 246-3900||Those aged 50 and over residing in Royal Oak and surrounding communities can access services, programs and activities at Leo Mahany/Harold Meininger Senior Community Center. Activities include fitness classes, arts and crafts, movies, games and group outings. Services include legal clinics run by local attorneys, congregate lunches, a monthly newsletter, free public Wi-Fi and a grief support group.|
|MyRide2||(248) 246-3900||Residents of Royal Oak who are 60 or older or disabled are eligible to receive door-to-door and curb-to-curb transportation services from MyRide2. Advance notice must be given at least 24 hours in advance. |
|Michigan Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program ||(866) 485-9393 ||Residents of assisted living and other long-term care facilities can receive confidential advocacy and investigative services free of charge from the Michigan Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Staff and trained volunteers investigate complaints by residents and/or their concerned loved ones. This program ensures that the legal rights of residents of long-term care facilities are not violated. |
|Area Agency on Aging 1-B||(800) 852-7795||As the Area Agency on Aging for residents of Southeast Michigan, including Royal Oak, Area Agency on Aging 1-B offers referrals, services and programs designed to help older adults live a good quality of life. Services include a free helpline for seniors and their families, balance workshops, chronic pain management workshops and screenings for health issues such as Type II diabetes and hypertension. The agency partners with Sage Metro Detroit to provide welcoming and safe support for LGBT seniors. |
|Oakland County Veterans Services ||(248) 655-1250||Veterans of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, their dependents and survivors can receive services from Oakland County Veterans Services. Benefits counselors provide applicants with individualized assistance to help them navigate red tape. The agency also helps those who have been turned down for benefits with the appeals process. Other services include a transportation program to and from VA Medical Centers and an annual resource fair.|
Royal Oak Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services regulates all long-term care facilities in the state. All facilities must comply with local, state and federal rules and regulations pursuant to their operations.
Please see our Assisted Living in Michigan page for more information.