The 7 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Jackson, MI

Jackson is situated almost the same distance from Ann Arbor, Lansing and Battle Creek, making it a great place for seniors who have far-flung family members around the middle part of southern Michigan. Looking like a small thicket of skyscrapers surrounded by farmland, Jackson is a place where scientists working at the high-tech Jackson College labs can stop by the old-fashioned farmers' market on their way home after work.  

Over 10% of Jackson's 33,000 people are seniors aged 65 and over, and the city is in many ways an ideal place for aging citizens to call home. The Jackson Area Transportation Authority (JATA), for instance, offers half-off scheduled route fares for seniors aged 60 and over, as well as Reserve-a-Ride services for seniors with limited mobility, service animals and caregivers in attendance. One of the largest medical centers in this part of the state, Henry Ford Allegiance Health, also offers expert senior health and aging care at its facility in downtown Jackson.

Seniors in Jackson pay an average of $3,873 a month for assisted living in Jackson, which is a slight increase on the $3,850 seniors pay on average in the rest of the state, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Seniors nationwide pay an average of $4,000 for similar care.

Find a senior option you love on this list of the 7 best assisted living communities in Jackson.

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RidgeCrest Health Campus

703 Robinson Road

Jackson, MI 49203

(517) 879-2445

RidgeCrest Health Campus offers an active and fun lifestyle; residents often spend the day exploring local attractions such as The Cascades or the Ella Sharp Museum. Trips to Westwood Mall are also highly anticipated for a day of shopping. Friday happy hours, ongoing education courses, group physical fitness programs and music programs are just a few of the on-site activities available to residents every week. Meals are an event-like dining experience that includes chef-to-chef competitions, monthly Sunday brunches and themed meals with menu inspirations from around the globe. The staff provides travel management services and arranges trips for seniors to visit diverse vacation spots.

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Countryside Retirement Community

2140 Robinson Rd

Jackson, MI 49203

(800) 385-2527

Enjoy comprehensive care on a beautiful 100-acre campus. Countryside Retirement Community offers housing options for independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. The campus includes a fitness center, library with internet access, beauty and barbershop and a pharmacy. Spacious living areas, lounges and dining rooms are all wheelchair accessible for a relaxing and comfortable living environment. Residents can enjoy the outdoors on walking paths, memorial gardens, courtyards or next to the waterfall. Countryside is family owned and allows small pets.

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The Jackson Friendly Home

435 W North St.

Jackson, MI 49202

(517) 782-2616

The Jackson Friendly Home offers assisted living services to women aged 55 and older. This community of like-minded ladies gives residents a furnished, private room, three meals a day, an evening snack and access to help when needed. Housekeeping, laundry services, medication management and a variety of health services are available at the community so residents can enjoy on-site amenities. Day rooms for lounging and planned activities like movie day, crafts and bingo keep seniors active at home, while easy access to public transportation allows residents to go out and explore the neighborhood.

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Vista Grande Villa

2251 Springport Rd. 

Jackson, MI 49202

(417) 787-0222

At Vista Grande Villa, senior citizens are able to remain in the community regardless of the level of care they require. Caregivers and medical staff provide assisted living, memory support, rehabilitative care and skilled nursing care. Assisted living residents live in private suites that feature bathrooms and kitchenettes and receive 24-hour care from professionally trained caregivers. Suites are grouped into neighborhoods with the intention of encouraging bonds among small groups of residents. Each neighborhood features its own community spaces including a library and a dining room with a variety of menu options. Other on-site amenities include a café, a non-denominational chapel, a beauty salon/barbershop and plenty of outdoor space.

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Highland Assisted Living and Memory Care

1948 Cooper Street

Jackson, MI 49202

(800) 385-2527

Highland Assisted Living and Memory Care offers a variety of care, activities and amenities for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Staff offer memory care, meal preparation, wheelchair assistance and help with exercise. Assistance is also available for dressing, grooming, bathing and toileting. Residents enjoy on-site amenities and activities like a beauty and barber shop, garden, patio, games, religious services, crafts, movie nights and social events. Companion suites and studio apartments are available, and rent is all-inclusive.

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Summit Park Assisted Living Center

2100 Park Road

Jackson, MI 49203

(517) 782-8888

At Summit Park Assisted Living Center, residents can choose from a variety of private apartments which feature ground-level layouts and barrier-free bathrooms. The staff provides basic supportive services such as assistance with daily activities, regular meals, housekeeping and laundry services. A full-month schedule of recreational activities is regularly planned to encourage social interaction, while health care and medication management is provided by the facility's on-staff physician and licensed nurse. Additionally, residents with early stages of dementia or Alzheimer's are given access to specialized memory care services. Summit Park's convenient location near parks, restaurants, shops and the Ella Sharp Museum offers seniors and their visiting families a wide array of leisure options to choose from.

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Arbor Woods Assisted Living Community

2100 Springport Rd.

Jackson, MI 49202

(517) 787-4400

Arbor Woods Assisted Living Community aims to provide seniors with a budget-friendly assisted living option that offers high-quality care. Seniors living at the facility and their loved ones can rest assured that the facility is secure and in good hands. Caring staff meet the needs of Arbor Woods' residents by providing personal care and medication management while preserving their dignity and treating them as family members.