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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in West Bloomfield

For assisted living communities, COVID-19 rules and regulations are typically set at the state level. You can view specific rules on our guide to assisted living in MI. These rules change often, and many communities have policies in place that go above and beyond what’s required by the state, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more.

How to Pay for Assisted Living in West Bloomfield

With a median fee of $4,215 per month, West Bloomfield is at the more affordable side of the state and national averages of $4,250 and $4,500 respectively.

Assisted Living in West Bloomfield vs. Nearby Cities

West Bloomfield’s average costs appear particularly competitive when compared to nearby cities, such as Ann Arbor where the typical senior pays $6,093. The city is also more affordable than traditional low-cost locations, such as Flint, where the average is $4,375. However, some cities in Michigan offer more competitive fees, such as Battle Creek, where $3,400 is the norm.

  • West Bloomfield: $4,215
  • Michigan: $4,250
  • National: $4,500
  • Ann Arbor: $6,093
  • Flint: $4,375
  • Battle Creek: $3,400

Assisted Living vs. Other Types of Care

Adult day health care is the least costly option in West Bloomfield with fees averaging $1,430. However, seniors should factor in home maintenance costs when comparing this option to assisted living as the latter includes accommodations and care for around $4,215 per month. Homemaker and home health aide agencies charge higher fees of $5,720, excluding existing home maintenance costs. Nursing home facilities incur the highest outlay due to round-the-clock care that’s near hospital levels. The average semiprivate room costs $8,882 per month.

  • Assisted Living Facility: $4,215
  • Homemaker Services: $5,720
  • Home Health Aide: $5,720
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,430
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $8,882

Note: Data for West Bloomfield was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Detroit, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in West Bloomfield

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in West Bloomfield

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in West Bloomfield.

Free and Low-Cost Assisted Living Resources for Seniors in West Bloomfield

There are many nonprofits and government agencies in West Bloomfield that freely help the town’s older residents. This short list includes organizations that can resolve disputes with care providers, represent seniors in civil law cases and offer ways for older citizens to socialize within their age groups. There’s also support for veterans.

Resource Contact Service
Oakland County Veterans’ Services (248) 858-0785 Oakland County Veterans’ Services is the primary resource in West Bloomfield for vets and their dependents. Its Veterans Benefits Counselors can identify and help clients apply for the full range of local, state and federal benefits that they’ve earned. Counselors can also assist vets who may qualify for VA Aid and Attendance, which can cover some assisted living costs.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (866) 485-9393 Seniors in assisted living facilities who are unhappy with aspects of their care can register their complaints with the Long-Term Care Ombudsman. The ombudsman will investigate and advocate for the senior during negotiations with the facility’s owners and managers. Ombudsmen are trained volunteers who routinely visit senior living communities to confidentially talk with residents and educate them on their rights.
Elder Law of Michigan Inc. (866) 400-9164 Elder Law of Michigan Inc. is a charitable organization that provides free legal advice and representation for senior citizens and the disabled in West Bloomfield. It only handles civil law cases. Criminal issues are limited to areas such as elder abuse. However, it also counsels clients who need assistance with pensions and government benefits.
Area Agency on Aging 1-B (800) 852-7795 Area Agency on Aging 1-B is the nonprofit tasked with providing seniors in Oakland County with a range of supports. Although primarily focused on helping older citizens age safely at home, it also provides services suitable for assisted living residents. These include unbiased counseling on Medicaid and Medicare, the provision of low-cost and free transportation and access to Oakland County’s senior centers.
WB Parks Adult 50+ Recreation (248) 451-1900 In addition to managing the city’s parks and recreation facilities, WB Parks also administers the Adult 50+ Recreation Program. Its purpose is to give older residents opportunities to actively engage in their communities and use city facilities to socialize with others. Its offerings include the Gold Card Program that provides discounted rates for local events, such as plays and athletic games.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in West Bloomfield

Assisted Living Communities in West Bloomfield are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

Laws and regulations for assisted living in Michigan

The Top Assisted Living Communities in the West Bloomfield Area

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

  • Sorted through 167 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in West Bloomfield
  • Read more than 1,335 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 West Bloomfield is $4,215, which is lower than the state average of $4,250 and also lower than than the national average of $4,500.

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Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in West Bloomfield, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 167 communities in the West Bloomfield area.

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.

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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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