Understanding the Cost of Senior Care in Northern Michigan
If you are a caregiver in northern Michigan, you may be reaching the point where you know your aging loved one needs more care than you can provide. This is especially true if you are a long distance caregiver. Families sometimes put off this discussion because they assume the cost of care will be out of reach. We thought it would help to share the results of the Genworth Financial 2013 Cost of Care Survey for senior care in the state of Michigan.
Costs of Senior Care in Michigan in 2013
- For homemaker services, the range across the state was between $15 and $24 per hour. The median was $19. For more rural areas of the state, costs ranged from $15 to $19 per hour with a median of $17.
- Licensed home health aides range from $16 to $24 per hour in the state of Michigan with the median at $20. In the more rural areas of the state, the range is $16 to $22 per hour and the median is $18.
- Adult day services in Michigan range from $30 to $158 per day. The median is $67. In rural communities the range is $30 to $136 per day with a median of $69.
- Assisted living costs in Michigan range from $718 to $6,975 per month. The median is $2,850. In rural parts of Michigan the range is $812 to $5,700 per month with a median of $2, 275.
- Nursing home care costs in Michigan range from $175 to $406 per day with a median of $255. In more rural areas of Michigan nursing home costs are between $220 and $312 per day with a median of $245.
Paying for Senior Care in Northern Michigan
If you are struggling to understand what programs might be available to help you pay for senior care in northern Michigan, please visit our Senior Care Resource Center. We share resources ranging from a cost comparison tool to links for veteran’s support.