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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 08, 2020

The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Farmington Hills, MI

Farmington Hills is located a half an hour northwest of downtown Detroit and to the east of Lake St. Clair. CNN Money listed the city as one of the best places to live in the state in 2018. Seniors make up approximately 19% of the population in part due to the low crime rate and the top-rated Beaumont Hospital

Seniors in the area can visit the Holocaust Memorial Center or enjoy a walk through Heritage Park. There’s also the Finnish Center Association Cultural Center, which hosts a wide range of events throughout the year, and the Woodland Hills Nature Park, which is home to a wide range of animals native to the area. 

Note: Information for Farmington Hills was not available, so data for the Detroit Area was used.

Check out our top 10 list of assisted living facilities in Farmington Hills to find the one that’s right for you. Additionally, find out more about the cost of assisted living in Farmington Hills and what financial assistance programs are available.

American House West Bloomfield

American House West Bloomfield is located down the street from eateries, shops and the Henry Ford Medical Center. This medium-size facility has a computer room, a beauty salon and barbershop and a separate therapy room for treating chronic illnesses or to help those recovering from an accident or injury. Activities include on-site chapel services, gardening and arts and craft classes and weekly outings. This community ranks in our top 10 due to the busy activity calendar that keeps seniors engaged. 

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Farmington Hills Inn

Farmington Hills is just down the road from Merchants Marketplace Shopping Center and the Holocaust Memorial Center. The center has a doctor that makes house calls once a week, and skilled nurses are on staff 24 hours a day. For socializing, the community has a TV and entertainment room, including a game room with a pool table and Wii Sports. There is a fitness room for exercise classes and classrooms for arts and crafts and a library for those who enjoy reading. 

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American House Dearborn Heights

American House Dearborn Heights is within walking distance to the Nolar Bend Recreation Area, which has picnic tables, walking trails and scenic views of the Rouge River. The community provides a large calendar of events for residents, including on-site religious services, lectures and discussions, book clubs, Wii Sports and tai chi classes. Residents are provided with transportation to and from medical appointments, and there is an emergency call system in place for added peace of mind. The community ranks in our top 10 due to its wide range of living options.

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Features
  • Studio and one-bedroom apartments and condos, townhomes and villas are available
  • Pets are welcome

Sunrise at North Farmington Hills

Close to Providence Hospital, various local delis, fine dining and major retailers, Sunrise at North Farmington Hills offers seniors plenty of ways to stay busy. The community is beautifully landscaped with large porches for enjoying the outdoors and there are multiple housing options to choose from, including one- and two-bedroom apartments and studios. The community has a large party space for special events and small group programming to accommodate special interests, like gardening, arts and crafts and music. 

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American House Farmington Hills

American House Farmington Hills is located in a quiet residential area with plenty of greenspace for seniors to enjoy.  The community offers ground-floor efficiency apartments, one- and two-bedroom apartments and villas, which is ideal for those with mobility issues. There is also restaurant-style dining, family areas for entertaining guests and a beauty and barber shop. Residents can also enjoy a wide range of activities, including sing alongs, bingo, murder mystery dinners, game nights and concerts. 

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Chester Street Residence

Chester Street Residence is located just blocks from several parks, including Worden Park, Starr Jaycee Park and Quickstad Park, which is ideal for seniors who enjoy the outdoors. Apartments have private showers and bathrooms, cable televisions and unlimited private phone service. For socializing with other members, there is a TV room for movie nights, a coffee shop for chatting and a large party space for special events. Additional activities include Wii Sports, Tai Chi classes, arts and crafts and storytime. 

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Features
  • Companion suites are available 
  • Home sale assistance and financial advice are provided when needed

Halsted Place

Halsted Place is a luxury resort-like community that feels more like a vacation than long-term housing. There are 93 separate apartments, with one- and two-bedroom floor plans to choose from. In-room kitchens make it easier for seniors to stay mobile and resident parking is available to those who still drive. To keep seniors active, there is a library with a collection of popular titles, cultural tours of points of interest in the community and special interest groups to support new or existing hobbies.

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Features
  • 24-hour controlled access to the building 
  • Professional nutrition planning is available

Sunrise of Bloomfield Hills

Sunrise of Bloomfield Hills is located within walking distance of shopping and fine dining and offers access to downtown Birmingham. The grounds are professionally landscaped with outdoor tables and gardens for those who enjoy a cup of coffee outdoors and there is an event room for birthday parties and other special events. The community has a bistro complete with a classic jukebox and a full-service beauty salon for those who want to look their best. This assisted living facility is in our top 10 list due to the endless activity calendar and on-site health services.

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Features
  • One- and two-bedroom apartments and studio apartments are available
  • Pets are welcome

Courtyard Manor of Farmington Hills

Seniors looking for a family-like environment may enjoy the community atmosphere of Courtyard Manor of Farmington Hills. It is located down the street from Pioneer Park, which provides a place for seniors to walk and enjoy the outdoors. The facility has TV room and party space to accommodate social events, and resident transportation is available for doctor visits and weekly excursions.

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Features
  • 24-hour all-inclusive nursing services are included
  • One-bedroom and studio apartments are available

Independence Village of White Lake

Beautiful views of the water await residents at Independence Village of White Lake. The rooms are spacious and elegantly decorated, and chef-prepared meals are provided three times a day. A schedule of activities keep residents busy, including bingo, pinochle, game and movie nights and weekly outings to places like the Gem Theater, philharmonic concerts and the trout fishing farm. The village also hosts an arts and crafts fundraiser during the year to raise money for low-income families in the community.

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The Cost of Senior Living and Care in Farmington Hills, MI

Farmington Hills is a relatively pricey area for senior care, with most types of care costing more than the statewide average. According to the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living, home care services and nursing home care cost more in Farmington Hills than in the state as a whole. Adult day health care in Farmington Hills, on the other hand, costs an average of almost $200 less than the state average.

When compared to the national average, senior care costs in Farmington Hills are relatively high. Nationwide, seniors pay an average of $4,000 per month for assisted living. This is over $200 less than the cost of this type of care in Farmington Hills. Similarly, the national average cost for home care is $4,004 per month, which is a little over $400 lower than Farmington Hills’ monthly average of $4,433. The average cost of nursing home care in the United States is $7,441, which is about $1,650 less than the average in Farmington Hills. Adult day care services in Farmington Hills is slightly more affordable than the national average, coming in about $40 less than the U.S. average of $1,560 per month. 

Note: Cost data for senior care is not available for Farmington Hills, so data for the closest major city, Detroit, was used.

How much does Assisted Living Cost in Farmington Hills?

Of the major cities surveyed, Farmington Hills was among the most costly options for assisted living, with the average monthly cost of care coming in nearly $400 higher than the statewide average. The most expensive city for this type of care is Ann Arbor, which is about 30 miles away. Here, assisted living costs over $5,000 per month. The most affordable city for assisted living is Saginaw, which is 90 miles away and has an average monthly assisted living cost of $2,825. 

How much does Home Care Cost in Farmington Hills?

Home care in Farmington Hills is costly compared to the statewide monthly average, coming in over $200 higher than the median. Ann Arbor and Battle Creek are the only two surveyed cities with higher home care costs. The most affordable home care is found in Flint, where seniors pay an average of just over $3,800 per month. 

How much does Adult Day Care Cost in Farmington Hills?

Of the cities surveyed, Farmington Hills was the second most affordable for adult day health care. On average, this type of care costs over $200 less per month in Farmington Hills than in the state as a whole, and only Saginaw is more affordable at about $350 per month below the statewide average. Once again, Ann Arbor is the most expensive city for this type of senior care, with average costs coming in at almost $2,800 per month. 

How much does Nursing Home Costs in Farmington Hills?

Farmington Hills seniors and families pay an average of nearly $9,100 per month for nursing home care, making it the second most expensive surveyed city for this type of care. Its nursing home costs are surpassed only by Ann Arbor, where nursing home residents pay well over $10,000 per month for semi-private rooms. The most affordable nursing home care is found 45 miles away from Farmington Hills in Monroe, where monthly costs are a little less than $7,700. 

Financial Assistance Programs in Farmington Hills

Medicaid Program in Farmington Hills

Seniors in Farmington Hills who meet income and asset guidelines may receive free or low-cost healthcare coverage through the Michigan Medicaid program. While this program was originally designed to provide financial assistance to seniors residing in nursing homes, it has since expanded to provide coverage for those who require personal care services in their own home.

Home Help, which is part of the regular Medicaid program, covers homemaker services, including housekeeping, meal preparation and non-emergency transportation services. Eligible seniors who reside in an assisted living facility may have their care covered through a Medicaid waiver program, which is outlined below.   

To be eligible for Medicaid, applicants must be at least 65 years old, U.S. citizens and permanent residents of Michigan. As of 2019, applicants may have an income of up to $1,041 per month and up to $2,000 in countable assets. Married applicants may have a combined income of $1,409 per month and up to $3,000 in countable assets. 

Medicaid is an entitlement program, meaning that all eligible applicants are guaranteed to receive services. To learn more about Michigan Medicaid, seniors may contact their closest Department of Human Services office at (248) 262-6400. 

Other Financial Assistance Programs in Farmington Hills

MI Choice

The MI Choice Medicaid waiver program provides a range of services for Farmington Hills seniors who need nursing home level care but prefer to remain in an assisted living facility, home for the aged or adult foster care. Some services covered by this program include personal care supervision, chore services, homemaker services and non-emergency transportation services.

To qualify for this waiver program, seniors aged 65 and over must be U.S. citizens, residents of Michigan and in need of assistance with at least two activities of daily living. Income and asset limits also apply. Applicants may have a monthly income of up to $2,313 per month and $2,000 in countable assets. If married applicants are both applying for this program, they may each have a monthly income of up to $2,313 and combined countable assets of $3,000.

Unlike traditional Medicaid, MI Choice is not an entitlement program, meaning that eligible applicants are not guaranteed services and may be placed on a waiting list. To learn more about this program, review our guide or contact the closest Area Agency on Aging at (248) 357-2255. 

Project CHOICE

Project CHOICE is a program for Medicaid-ineligible seniors age 60 and over who are at risk of nursing home placement. Through this program, participants can receive home care and other services, letting them avoid nursing home placement or transition back to their home from an institution. Services covered through this program include home-delivered meals, chore services, adult day health care and transportation services. 

To be eligible for this program, applicants must be at least 60 years old and medically eligible for nursing home care but wishing to live in their own home. Additionally, they must be financially ineligible for the MI Choice Medicaid waiver program.Project CHOICE has limited funding, and eligible applicants may be placed on a waiting list until services are available. To find out more information on Project CHOICE and to apply for this program, seniors may contact the Aging and Adult Services Agency by calling (517) 373-8230.

More Senior Living Resources in Farmington Hills

Resource Phone Number Description
Detroit Baptist Manor (248) 626-6100 Detroit Baptist Manor manages two subsidized apartment complexes, called Drake and Epsilon, which jointly provide 204 one- and two-bedroom apartment units for low-income seniors. Rent is capped at 30 percent of seniors’ incomes, and residents receive an allowance toward their electric bill. 
Freedom Square Apartments

(248) 442-7250 Freedom Square Apartments is comprised of 112 one- and two-bedroom apartment units for low-income seniors. Section 8 vouchers are accepted at this property.
Farmington Hills Adults 50 and Better Program (248) 473-1830 The Farmington Hills Adults 50 and Better Program provides an array of services to area seniors, including prescription assistance and food assistance. 
Home Chore Program (248) 871-2400 The Home Chore Program provides services to homeowners age 60 and over. While this service is free, donations are appreciated. Some services provided through this program include small electrical, plumbing and mechanical repairs, general maintenance and emergency snow clearing. 
The Neighborhood House (248) 871-2848 The Neighborhood House, which is affiliated with the Farmington Area Goodfellows, provides financial assistance to low-income households to help cover rent, heating and cooling bills and water bills.
Salvation Army (248) 477-1153 The Salvation Army provides rent and utility assistance for low-income seniors in Farmington Hills. 


For additional information and planning, please read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in Michigan.