Overview

Further, the State of Michigan offers this overview: “Assisted living” is not a legally defined term in Michigan. As such, assisted living in Michigan is typically provided by one of two types of facilities; St. Ann’s qualifies as a Home for the Aged:

  • Homes for the Aged (HFAs)
  • Adult Foster Care Homes (AFCs)

While not legally referred to as an assisted living facility, HFAs and AFCs are not nursing homes. Both types of facilities offer only daily assistance and supervision to residents, rather than extensive medical or skilled nursing care. Both HFAs and AFCs offer personal care services, which include assistance or supervision with activities of daily living, such as:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming
  • Walking
  • Administration of medication

The main difference between the two facilities is that HFAs require residents to be at least 60 years of age or older, whereas AFCs provide personal care services to any adult. Another key difference is size. A Home for the Aged requires that there be 21 or more residents over 60 years of age, while AFCs house 20 or less residents.

For more information on licensing and regulation of Homes for the Aged in Michigan, click here.