SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING IN
BAY CITY, MICHIGAN
Charter Senior Living of Bay City, Bay County’s Premier
Assisted Living Home
Our Assisted Living services include assistance with the activities of daily living (dressing, bathing, etc.) and medication oversight along with convenient services designed to help residents be their best selves and live their best lives. Licensed nurses are on-site 24/7.
What Is Assisted Living?
There are many senior care communities for family members and seniors to choose from; each one serves a different purpose depending on the needs and types of care the resident needs and desires.
Unlike independent living communities and memory care communities, assisted living is focused on helping seniors with the activities of daily living such as getting dressed, bathing, taking medication as prescribed and simply getting around the Bay City community. Signs that assisted living may be a good option for you or a loved one include:
- Needing help with medication management
- Noticeable weight loss or gain
- Loss of mobility or increase in falls
- Neglecting household maintenance and chores
- No longer able to perform daily tasks of grooming and preparing meals
- Increased isolation
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Experience Our Difference the Moment You Visit.
Walk through our doors and see residents who love the familiar, homelike comfort of our welcoming senior living community. Here you’ll experience a warm family feel, unlike any other senior living community you’ll find. You’ll see happy residents who are living an engaging, fulfilling lifestyle. You’ll be greeted by our professional staff who are ready to listen to you and learn all about your wants, needs and stories! You’ll see firsthand how our programming, neighborhood design, amenities, personalized services, care and unsurpassed warmth work together to make it easy for residents to live with purpose, opportunity and joy!
Familiar. Fulfilling. Fun.
Life at Charter Senior Living of Bay City helps seniors avoid a common problem with living at home – isolation. Here, residents have countless opportunities to connect with friends, family and staff. We offer many options to stimulate and engage their minds and bodies in a safe and comforting environment. Residents take baking and art classes. They garden. They belong to clubs. They play games. They laugh. They engage! They go outside of our campus to get ice cream, walk in the park, dine at local Bay City restaurants. Quite simply, they enjoy a life that’s familiar, fulfilling – and fun.
Like Home – Only Better.
Our open floor plans of living, dining, kitchen, and activity rooms provide an inviting environment that residents love to call home. Most residents walk out of their apartments and into welcoming common spaces. There are no elevators or endless hallways. Instead, residents enjoy an easy-to-navigate one-story community … it feels like home – only better.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between assisted living and a nursing home?
Overall, the main difference between assisted living and care offered in a nursing home is that nursing homes provide medical and personal care in a clinical setting, while assisted living primarily provides personal care in a home-like, social setting.
Who qualifies for assisted living?
Seniors whose health or well-being requires a higher level of support or those who would benefit from a healthier lifestyle and social engagement. Most communities conduct a health assessment that follows state regulations to determine what level of care or assistance is best for each individual.
What kind of services does assisted living provide?
Assisted living communities give older adults personalized care in a residential setting. Most assisted living communities – including Charter Senior Living Assisted Living communities – provide services including:
- One to three meals a day
- Monitoring of medication
- Personal care, including dressing and bathing
- Housekeeping and laundry
- Some medical services
- Social and recreational activities
- Care coordination
- Mobility assistance
- Complimentary transportation
Some assisted living communities offer respite care or short-term care. Additionally, some communities offer access to home care services for those who may need more assistance than is provided at the community but who are not yet ready for a skilled nursing care center.
How much does assisted living cost?
The Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020 estimates the Bay City area’s regional median monthly rate for assisted living is $3,000, which breaks down to around $99 per day. To put that into some context, the same survey says a private room in a nursing home will cost around $300 per day ($9,125 per month). Home health aide services average $157 per day.
Charter Senior Living of Bay City’s Assisted Living services start at $3,250.
Who pays for assisted living?
While your personal health insurance coverage continues and your pharmaceutical coverage continues, Medicare typically doesn’t pay for assisted living. Most assisted living residents pay for this kind of care from their personal resources or with help from coverage provided by long-term care insurance. Veterans benefits can help cover the cost for eligible Veterans and surviving spouses who are over age 65.