Page Reviewed / Updated - Apr. 2019
This guide provides information regarding the types of senior care available in Farmington Hills and the monthly costs associated with each type. It also outlines Medicaid and non-Medicaid programs available for paying for assisted living, as well as other community resources for seniors. To learn more about senior care in the state as a whole, visit our Michigan guide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
|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.|