In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Traverse City area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 50 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Traverse City
  • Read more than 80 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Traverse City is $5,550, which is considerably higher than the state average of $4,200 and the national average of $4,051.

Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Traverse City, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 50 communities in the Traverse City area. Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Traverse City area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Bay Ridge Assisted Living Center
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite
Not Listed
Bay Ridge Assisted Living Center, which is located in Traverse City, Michigan, offers seniors the convenience of nearby shops, churches, parks, and medical centers. Its fully trained staff are on hand 24/7 to offer seniors assistance when needed while at the same time encouraging as much independence and self-sufficiency as possible. Help with dressing, bathing, toileting, incontinence and medication management, allowing seniors to live a comfortable, healthy and happy life. Activities that help residents maintain a healthy lifestyle by encouraging movement and socializing include exercise, games, crafts, worship, parties, bingo and field trips. Seniors need not concern themselves with daily chores, as housekeeping and laundry service is available. Three scheduled daily meals are available, with snacks and beverages accessible on demand.
What Residents are Saying:
Visitors are attracted to the facility because of its its homey feel, and they appreciate the expertise of the staff. One comments, "I have my name on The Village at Bay Ridge's waiting list. When I walked in, it felt like home. The lady who showed me around was very knowledgeable."
4.01 out of 5 stars
(17) Reviews
3825 Scenic Rdg., Traverse City, MI 49684
Boardman Lake Glens
Cherry Hill Haven of Traverse City
Cordia at Grand Traverse Commons
French Manor Assisted Living
Northern Star Assisted Living
Orchard Creek Senior Living And Health Care
Ritter's Senior Adult Living
Southridge Assisted Living
Traverse Manor

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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