Michigan has 11 counties with a median age over 50, tied with Montana for most in the nation. All are in the northern Lower Peninsula or Upper Peninsula, led by Alcona County with a median age of 56. Leelanau County’s median age is 51.
Nearly one-quarter of the nursing homes inspected so far in Michigan in 2017 were cited for serious deficiencies concerning health and safety, according to federal data analyzed by the Free Press.
- When it comes to retirement, where you live can make or break your lazy-day dreams.
- GoBankingRates compared how long $1 million in savings would last in each state.
- That amount would stretch over 26 years Mississippi but less than 12 years in Hawaii.
The graying of the Baby Boomers is becoming increasingly evident in U.S. Census data.
The latest demographic twist: The percentage of Michigan households with a senior citizen now outnumbers the percentage of households with children.
Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia, announced Friday at a news conference that she’s adding language to the pending state budget that requires the state licensing agency to notify local state legislators when a foster care home in their district loses its license.
A third of of all Michigan households get a monthly check from Social Security, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
That includes senior citizens as well as Michigan residents who are disabled and families who are collecting Social Security survivor benefits.
The number of Michigan residents age 45 and older has grown by 50 percent since 1990, according to data collected by the state Department of Health and Human Services.
The state's chronically understaffed Grand Rapids Home for Veterans is not properly investigating abuse cases, keeping track of $5.2 million in drugs or checking on a residents when they fall, according to a highly critical audit set to be released Friday.
Millennials, youth born between 1982 and 2000, now outnumber baby boomers in the U.S. — 83.1 million millennials compared to 75.4 million baby boomers — according to 2014 census data released Thursday.
Gov. Rick Snyder signs bills improving access to in-home stair lifts for Michigan residents
Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation that will give seniors, disabled veterans and mobility-impaired individuals greater access to in-home stair lifts.