Kalamazoo Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) are designed to help residents of southwest Michigan who have physical or mental disabilities. These facilities help those who are too young for retirement homes, who do not need 24 hour medical care and for whom independent living is not appropriate. They offer a wide variety of services. These services include coordination of separate health care providers, monitoring of resident activity, assistance with daily living activities (ADLs) and many others. In general, to qualify for assisted living someone must need help with at least one ADL. Typically, residents of assisted living facilities are elderly; however there is no age restriction. With well over 50 facilities, there are many options to choose from when selecting an assisted living facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Kalamazoo is an excellent location to choose for assisted living. There are a great number of attractions appropriate for seniors in and around the city. With 5 movie theaters, 4 casinos, 80 lakes, over 35 golf courses and number of museums and historical areas within 20 miles of the city center, there is something here for everyone all year round. There are also countless shopping opportunities and many other local entertainment venues. Kalamazoo is also a great place for those with disabilities because it is home to two of Michigan’s highest rated hospitals: Bronson Methodist Hospital and Borgess Medical Center. Having these hospitals nearby can be a great source of comfort for those with health concerns, as well as their families.
The average annual cost for assisted living facilities in Kalamazoo is around $34,000. This figure is slightly lower than the national average. In comparison, the average cost of in home care in the Kalamazoo area is over $40,000 per year and between $90-100,000 per year for nursing homes. Assisted living is not generally covered by Medicare or Medicaid, but there are exceptions. Assisted living facilities are inspected by the Office of Children and Adult Licensing annually, to ensure the safety and quality of care for residents.
SeniorLiving.org, can be a great resource to help you find the right ALF for you. Simply search for Kalamazoo, or enter your address if you live near the city, and we will instantly show you the 50 nearest facilities to your location. Our five star rating system and “hot” listings will show you which facilities are popular among other Kalamazoo area residents. Clicking on a facility will bring you to their listing page on our site. This is where we have entered all of our research on that facility. This page includes user reviews of the ALF, facility capacity, average cost for basic programs and additional services offered by the facility. We also include an area map and contact information for each Kalamazoo assisted living facility.