Portage, which is found in a chiefly urban part of Kalamazoo County, has 8 elderly care facilities which provide seniors a collection of long term care options to select from. While it can be difficult to walk for the sick or elderly, getting around the city is relatively doable for healthy individuals. Should the need arise, there are several number of hospitals and nursing homes in the surrounding areas around Portage.
Assisted Living Amenities
Feeling comfortable at a community care facility is mostly about finding the right combination of amenities that are applicable at a given location. Some standard amenities in Portage include:
Hair cutting and other beauty services
Doctors are on call
Meeting the unique needs of every senior is easy with the diverse network of care facilities which operates in Portage. Many long-term care facilities also have a number of specialists on-call in the event that advanced care is needed, Podiatrists, Gerontologists, and Psychologists are just some examples. Some arrange for devotional services. Still other long-term care facilities provide transportation (free and at-cost), or even can provide care like blood glucose monitoring. Some facilities provide kosher meals. They allow some pets, provide activities, and provide parking for those who are still mobile.
While not vital, when contacting the facilities listed below it can be convenient to have relevant medical history including any insurance, doctor, and facility names and contacts for any questions the facility onboarding manager might have. This can aid in outlining any special care the individual might need.
Assisted Living Costs
The price of elder care facilities varies based on the type of required services, but on average it costs residents about $2,800 monthly. Nearby Kalamazoo averages as much as $3,200 for assisted living facilities, which costs more than Portage. For those individuals that can qualify there may be state financial aid options to cover costs. For more information, browse through the detailed cost list below for comparisons to nearby cities.
Source: Aggregated from the Genworth 2013, 2015 Cost of Care Survey, state licensing units, and from facility surveys. While we make every effort to ensure accuracy, please confirm details with facilities directly.