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Alzheimer’s care in Michigan, which can also go by the terms memory care, dementia care, or special care units, are facilities that are specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals with forms of dementia. They include specially trained staff to adequately monitor residents to prevent wandering and ensure safety.
Location Monthly Minimum Monthly Maximum Farmington $2,300 $5,400 Troy $1,500 $4,636 Warren $2,000 $4,000
*Average monthly cost for single occupancy room in a memory care community
Throughout the state, there are a number of natural attractions including beautiful parks and lakeshores such as Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Mackinac Island State Park. There are also museums, sporting arenas, and various other enjoyable attractions including the Gilmore Car Museum, Comerica Park, and the Silver Beach Carousel.
The overall climate of Michigan supports four seasons with mild summers and cold winters. During the summer, the average high temperature is 82 degrees and the average low during the winter is 14 degrees. Michigan gets more than double the United States average worth of snow during the year, averaging a total of 59 inches, with the great lakes region receiving the most. Generally, the state is considered to be comfortable in terms of humidity. One aspect of the culture in Michigan is how residents give location approximates and directions. The residents in the state are also known to be inclusive, diverse, and accommodating.
In Michigan, facilities that market themselves as providing services for Alzheimer’s or dementia care are required to provide a description to residents, potential residents, or decision makers that include very specific details including the overall philosophy and mission, process, and activities used by the community. The staff that works directly with dementia residents must be trained so that they can competently meet the needs of the residents.
Michigan is ranked 31st in overall safety according to 2016’s Safest States to Live In.
Location Violent Crimes Per 1,000 Residents Propert Crimes Per 1,000 Residents Milford .31 6.04 Grande Ledge .64 4.88 Whitmore 2.84 11.8
Medicare, private long-term insurance, and out of pocket payments are the typical methods for dementia care in Michigan. The Medicaid state plan only covers personal care services in licensed facilities. The Michigan Choice Medicaid Waiver program is available to eligible individuals in addition but does not provide continuous nursing care. For all insurance-related questions, please contact the US Department of Health and Human Services. The average monthly cost for Memory Care in Tennessee is about $3,858.
Patients have the right in Michigan to be informed, in a manner they understand, their health status, planned treatment, and prospects for recovery and participate in their care plan. It is also their decision to consent or refuse treatment and be informed of the consequences of refusal. The patient’s privacy should be respected to the highest extent possible. Someone may be designated by the patient of an Alzheimer’s care community to be involved and informed to make health care decisions for them if they do not have the capacity to do so themselves.
In Michigan, patients are able to access their medical records through a written request. They have the right to access, inspect, and copy them. Health care providers in MI may not inquire about the reason for record request.