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Michigan Aging Statistics & Resource Guide

By Sixty and Me September 21, 2020 Aging

The Michigan Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Michigan. With an aging population, the average cost of care is between $23.50 an hour for home care to $9,292 a month for skilled nursing care. This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Michigan Key Statistics

  • 24.2% of the Michigan population is aged 60 or over with 12.1% of seniors aged 65+ living alone. 
  • In recent years Michigan has become less tax-friendly for retirees with a flat rate income tax of 4.25% and an average property tax set at $1,729 per $100,000 in home value. 
  • 54.8% of certified nursing home beds were rated four or five-stars over a three-month period compared to a US national average of 47.3%.
  • The median household income for a Michigan senior (65+) is $42,287.
  • 190,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in Michigan.

Choosing Long Term Care in Michigan

  • Michigan Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Michigan is $23.50, making Michigan more expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Michigan Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Michigan is $1,685 per month making Michigan more expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Michigan Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Michigan is $4,000 per month making Michigan less expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Michigan Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Michigan is $9,292 per month making Michigan more expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Michigan Senior Services

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services – Senior Services

Address: 333 S. Grand Ave, P.O. Box 30195, Lansing, Michigan 48909

Phone: 517-241-3740


Aging & Adult Services Agency – Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Address: 333 S. Grand Ave, P.O. Box 30195, Lansing, Michigan 48909

Phone: 517-241-4100

Fax: 517-241-2345


Michigan State Plan on Aging

Michigan Elder Justice and Advocacy

To report Elder Abuse call the Adult Abuse Hotline at 855-444-3911

Michigan Support for Caregivers

Michigan Senior Disaster Preparedness:

Michigan Health Care Fraud

Michigan Long-Term Care Ombudsman

State LTC Ombudsman

Address: 15851 S. US 27, Suite 73, Lansing. MI  48906

Phone: (517) 827-8040

Fax: (517) 574-5301

Michigan Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Michigan Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Michigan Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Michigan Prescription Assistance

Michigan Senior and Healthcare Transportation

Michigan Area Agencies on Aging

Detroit Area Agency on Aging (Region 1A) – Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse, Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Farms, Harper Woods

Address: 1333 Brewery Park Blvd., Suite 200, Detroit, MI 48207

Phone: 313-446-4444


Area Agency on Aging 1B – Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw

Address: 29100 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 400, Southfield, MI 48034

Phone: 248-357-2255


The Senior Alliance, Inc. (Region 1C) – Wayne County except the cities served by 1A.

Address: 5454 Venoy Rd., Wayne, MI 48184

Phone: 734-722-2830


Region 2 Area Agency on Aging – Jackson, Hillsdale, Lenawee

Address: 102 N. Main St., Brooklyn, MI 49230

Phone: 800-335-7881


Region 3A Area Agency on Aging – Kalamazoo

Address: 311 E. Alcott St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Phone: 269-373-5147


CareWell Services Southwest (Region 3B) – Barry, Calhoun

Address: 200 W. Michigan Ave., Suite 102, Battle Creek, MI 49017

Phone: 269-966-2450


Branch-St. Joseph Area Agency on Aging (Region 3C) – St. Joseph, Branch

Address: 570 Marshall Rd., Coldwater, MI 49036

Phone: 517-278-2538


Region IV Area Agency on Aging (Region 4) – Berrien, Cass, Van Buren

Address: 2900 Lakeview Ave., St. Joseph, MI 49085

Phone: 269-983-0177


Valley Area Agency on Aging (Region 5) – Genesee, Lapeer, Shiawassee

Address: 225 E. Fifth St., Suite 200, Flint, MI 48502

Phone: 810-239-7671


Tri-County Office on Aging (Region 6) – Clinton, Eaton, Ingham

Address: 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: 517-887-1440


Region VII Area Agency on Aging (Region 7) – Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Tuscola

Address: 1615 S. Euclid Ave., Bay City, MI 48706

Phone: 800-858-1637


Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (Region 8) – Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Osceola

Address: 3215 Eaglecrest Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Phone: 616-456-5664


Region IX Area Agency on Aging (Region 9) – Alcona, Arenac, Alpena, Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon

Address: 2375 Gordon Rd., Alpena, MI 49707

Phone: 989-358-4600


Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan (Region 10) – Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Wexford

Address: 1609 Park Dr., P.O. Box 5946, Traverse City, MI 49686

Phone: 800-442-1713


UPCAP/Upper Peninsula Area Agency on Aging (Region 11) – Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, Schoolcraft

Address: 2501 14th Avenue South, P.O. Box 606, Escanaba, MI 49829

Phone: 906-786-4701


Senior Resources (Region 14) – Muskegon, Oceana, Ottawa

​Address: Tanglewood Park, 560 Seminole Rd., Muskegon, MI 49444

Phone: 231-733-3585



National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Michigan Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Michigan Senior Health Studies

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