As the largest and most populous city in one of the most affordable states in the country, Detroit offers seniors a low cost of living and the excitement of an emerging tech and artistic center. Downtown, where world-famous art deco and neo-gothic buildings fill the skyline, sports fans can the catch games of four professional teams, including the Lions and Tigers. In nearby midtown, senior arts and culture aficionados can view stunning murals by Diego Rivera, tour one of the districts’ eight museums or take a course at Wayne State University for a 75% reduced tuition rate.
Comprising 13.1% of the city’s population, seniors aged 65 and older enjoy access to health screenings, nutritional meals and fitness classes at the St. Patrick Senior Center. Additionally, Detroit’s $4,224 average monthly cost of assisted living is just above the national average and significantly lower than that of other major Midwest cities such as Chicago and Indianapolis. Below, we’ve included a list of seven of our top assisted living facilities for seniors seeking a new home in the Motor City.
Passion and Caring Home for the Elderly
570 E Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48207
At Passion and Caring Home for the Elderly, seniors enjoy manicured grounds with a large, fenced-in yard and an attractive building decorated with rich blue floors and colorful furnishings. The highly qualified staff is trained by a licensed registered nurse with decades of senior care experience, and residents’ safety is protected by alarms, security cameras and a doorbell system for visitors. We chose this facility for our list of Detroit’s top seven assisted living facilities for its excellent Islandview neighborhood location close to downtown and less than 2 miles from the beautiful Belle Isle Park.
W.C. Turner Living Center
48 Chandler St.
Detroit, MI 48202
W.C. Turner Living Center offers seniors a quiet and peaceful home-like environment. To minimize stress and give senior residents time to enjoy their days, staff members provide housekeeping, laundry and medication management services along with around-the-clock assistance with activities of daily living. Additionally, personalized care plans ensure residents receive assistance suited to their individual needs. Transportation is available for errands and social outings, and three nutritious meals are served per day.
Walker Adult Care Home
16840 E. Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48224
Walking distance from shops and restaurants along Warren Avenue and 1 mile from Balduck Park, Walker Adult Care Home offers residents a convenient location from which to run errands and enjoy outdoor activities. Wellness is prioritized through on-site nurse and doctor visits and frequent assessments to ensure residents’ evolving needs are met. The home also provides home-cooked meals, laundry and chore services to help residents feel supported, comfortable and at home.
Kings Special Care Homes
404 East Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48207
Staff members at Kings Special Care Homes honor residents’ individuality, skills and preferences to help them enjoy fulfilling lives and look forward to the future. The comfortable two-story residence provides a home-like environment with the convenience of medication management, activities of daily living assistance and in-house medical appointments with doctors and nurses. When looking to get out and explore, residents can easily visit attractions at nearby Belle Isle Park or the art-filled Heidelberg Project.
St. Josephs Manor Assisted Living
4800 Cadieux Rd.
Detroit, MI 48224
St. Josephs Manor Assisted Living’s luxurious amenities made it a must for our list of Detroit’s top seven assisted living facilities. Residents enjoy haircuts and stylings at the on-site beauty salon, spiritual services in the chapel and an activities-filled game room. The Manor is set on 3 aces of secured, landscaped grounds, and the facility’s 24-hour front desk makes it easy for residents to request and receive services as needed. Additionally, a unique aging-in-place senior living model with three levels of care lets residents remain in the home as their needs develop and change.
Henry Ford Village
15101 Ford Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48126
The sprawling 35-acre neighborhood campus with a wealth of on-site amenities made Henry Ford Village a must for our list of Detroit’s top seven assisted living facilities. Residents enjoy social happy hours in the community bar, exercise classes in the fitness center and gathering for meals in the community’s three dining halls. The facility’s medical center offers wellness programs and access to 20 medical specialists. The campus’ prime Dearborn location is just west of Detroit, directly across from Ford Woods Park and close to Fairlane North shopping mall.
Is Detroit the Right Choice for You?
Seniors settling down in Detroit enjoy a home in one of the best states to retire along with close proximity to the beautiful Great Lakes and the Canadian border. A wealth of cultural amenities for people of all interests, the diverse foods of the popular Eastern Market and dozens of distinctive neighborhoods provide endless opportunities to explore. Additionally, the city’s remarkable Belle Island Park and the Riverwalk serve as beautiful locations for seniors to exercise and enjoy the outdoors.