Michigan Nursing Homes
For individuals who need more continuous assistance than can be offered by home care services, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities can help their residents maintain their health and live their daily lives with supportive nursing staff. Throughout the state, Michigan is home to hundreds of senior care facilities across several cities, counties, and zip codes. On average, residence in a Michigan nursing home can range between $8000 and $10000 per month.
Information on Long-Term Care Facilities
Michigan's senior care facilities include traditional nursing homes that offer general medical care specific to patient needs, personal care services, and activities for home residents. Skilled nursing facilities are similar to nursing homes, but tend to offer more specific care options, like memory or physical therapy. This benefits residents as they can avoid additional medical visits to doctors off-site. While they may also have short-term patients, nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities are typically considered long-term care facilities. Special focus facilities (SFF) are nursing homes reported to have serious care issues or that have reportedly mistreated nursing home residents. They are documented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as potential centers for concern.
Information on Medicare and Medicaid
While Medicare and Medicaid may cover the costs of medications or associated medical services for nursing home residents, Medicare does not typically cover the cost of the residence itself in a long-term care facility. Medicaid may cover some of these costs for certain individuals, but residents enrolled in either Medicare or Medicaid may be subject to changes in coverage over the duration of their nursing home stay. Individuals and family members searching for a senior care facility should ask the staff at each individual senior care location for information on what services Medicare or Medicaid would cover.