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7955 BYRON CENTER AVE SW, BYRON CENTER, MI |  616-878-4620


Welcome to Railside, Byron Center’s Premier Assisted Senior Living Community!


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At Railside, we’re dedicated to providing you with the spacious accommodations, services, and amenities you need to live the comfortable, assisted lifestyle you deserve. For more information on our community, keep scrolling, or jump to your area of interest using the provided links. 

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About Our Assisted Living Community

Railside Assisted Living Center, located in Byron Center, Michigan, offers a variety of services and amenities to meet your assisted living needs. In addition to housekeeping, laundry service, and daily meals, Railside offers support services personalized to the individual needs of our residents, including specialized care for those suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other forms of memory impairment.

Railside Assisted Living Center is fully licensed as a Home for the Aged by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MMDHHS). Our staff is carefully vetted and thoroughly trained to care for and monitor our residents’ physical and mental well-being.

We invite you to visit Railside and see for yourself our comfortable living arrangements and high-quality care. Join us for lunch and a personal tour of our facilities.

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Our Location

There is no compromise between want and need at Railside – we have all the services you need, and the amentities you want! Enjoy our common areas and tended grounds, as well as your personal apartment, that combines home-like comfort with the convenience of assisted living.

Railside Apartment Amenities

All of our studio apartments are accessible and barrier-free, and offer plenty of space with a cozy, homey feel. Each apartment contains:

  • Twin bed with orthopedic mattress and nightstand
  • Large private bath with walk-in showers, non-slip flooring, handrails, and hand-held shower wands.
  • Bathroom linen closet and over-sink storage
  • Elegant window treatments that coordinate with apartment furniture and linens
  • Large, easy to open bay window in living area with gorgeous view of the grounds
  • Emergency call system
  • Smoke detectors and sprinkler system
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Utilities included (except telephone service)
  • Basic satellite television (upgrades available)

Residents are welcome and encouraged to bring desired personal items and furniture to make their apartment feel like home.

Railside Community Features

Our community has a bounty of features designed to make our residents’ experience comfortable and enjoyable. Railside boasts:

  • Barrier-free accessibility
  • Central air conditioning
  • 24-hour entry security system
  • Catering services for special events and personal entertaining
  • Full service barbershop and beauty salon (additional fees apply)
  • Convenient location with access to nearby shopping, churches, parks, medical centers, and other neighborhood features
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds and raised flowerbeds
  • Patio with chairs, tables, and umbrellas
  • Activities room with books, games, puzzles, large screen TV, and exercise equipment
  • Bathing room with whirlpool/hydrotherapy tub
  • Covered portico entrance
  • Pleasant common areas including a dining room, lobby sitting area, and living room with a fireplace
Our Pet Policy

Your best friend is welcome here! Small cats and dogs are permitted at Railside, as long as the resident is able to care for his or her pet without assistance. All pets must be registered upon acquisition, and re-registered annually. Registration requires:

  • Proof of current license (per local governance)
  • Proof of spaying/neutering
  • Current rabies certificate, signed by veterinarian
  • Photograph of animal (minimum size 3”x5”)
  • Collar with license tag, valid rabies tag, proof of inoculations tag, and owner name

Size and breed restrictions do apply.
Visiting pets are also welcome anytime, but must be kept on a lead, be carried, or in a pet travel carrier.

Our Services

Our Mission: At Railside Assisted Living Center, our mission is to provide a home-like setting for senior adults in our care. We seek to provide an environment that fosters the social and psychological development of residents, is as unrestricted as possible, and enables residents to maintain their independence and dignity.

Health and Wellness

Our desire is that each resident is able to live well. To this end, we offer a variety of activities and programs designed to help our residents achieve and maintain wellness.

  • Medication assistance and pharmacist medication review
  • Regular blood pressure checks
  • Eyeglass and hearing aid checks
  • Podiatrist visits
  • Wellness seminars
  • Registered nurses on staff
  • Exercise and fall prevention programs, lead by trained physical and occupational therapy professionals
  • Social events and opportunities for social engagement
  • Walking groups
  • Chair dancing
  • Balloon toss
  • Senior aerobics
  • Nintendo Wii® games including bowling, tennis, and golf
Personal Care

To ensure the happiness and well-being of each of our residents, we provide the following services, all included in our basic monthly fee. Our staff is available at all times to assist residents with any personal needs, planned or unplanned.

Meals & Snacks

Meals are a social experience at Railside. Three meals are served daily in our elegant community dining room, though residents may choose to dine in their rooms, for a modest charge. Friends and family are also welcome to join residents for meals, any time, for a nominal fee.

Our meals are home-cooked and healthy, designed to meet the nutritional needs of our residents. A hot breakfast is served, to order, between 7 and 9 a.m.; cold breakfast items are available to late risers after 9 a.m. Lunch is served at noon, the main meal of the day at Railside. Lighter fare is served at supper, from 5 p.m.–6 p.m.

Delicious and healthy snacks are available all day, every day! We have homemade baked goods, sandwiches, fresh fruit, ice cream, a variety of hot and cold beverages, and more available to our residents, whenever they’d like.

Medication Assistance

Whether you need medication administered by a staff member, a reminder to take your medication, or just help getting your medication container open (child-proof caps are impossible!) Railside staff can assist you, 24 hours a day. Medication assistance is supervised by a registered nurse.

Wellness Checks & Mail Service

Every day we take time to chat with our residents to see how they’re doing, as well as deliver mail and newspapers.


Our friendly and courteous maintenance staff is available to perform annoying yet necessary tasks such as adjusting the thermostat, changing light bulbs, and hanging pictures, as well as more serious maintenance concerns.


Our housekeepers are thorough and conscientious, treating residents’ spaces and property with delicacy and respect. Our housekeeping activities occur on the following schedule:

  • Daily
    • Make the bed
  • Twice weekly
    • Change bath towels
  • Weekly
    • Clean bathroom
    • Change bed linens
    • Wash personal laundry
    • Dust and vacuum apartment
Specialized Dementia Care

Railside Assisted Living Center has a specialized memory care unit, The Terrace, dedicated to addressing the needs of residents with memory impairments. The Terrace’s staff is specially trained to work with individuals experiencing memory impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia, and to understand the challenges these individuals face.

The Terrace is a modified environment that makes fewer demands on residents’ lost or failing skills and abilities; the result is reduced anxiety, stress, and confusion; an improved ability to function in daily life; and enhanced quality of life for the resident.

The Terrace’s support services include:

  • Maintaining daily routines
  • Encouraging physical activity such as walking, dancing, and seated exercises
  • Guiding social interaction with peers, staff, and visitors
  • Dressing, grooming, and bathing assistance
  • Care planning that is person-centered, rather than focused on the disease or lost skills
  • Assisting during meal time
  • Assisting with toileting and incontinence
  • Supporting family caregivers
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Events at Railside

Monthly Updates

For more details on the schedueld activities fore the month, view our calendar below! 

Railside is more than an assisted living center, it’s a community of friendly and fun seniors and staff. Every month we schedule numerous activities for our residents to take part in and enjoy, on premises and off.

Social Events & Outings

Railside residents like to have fun! We provide as many chances for socializing and recreation as possible to keep our residents happy and loving life. Every month we schedule off-site trips and on-site activities and events for our residents, some of which include:

  • Guest entertainers and speakers
  • Movie showings
  • Ice cream socials
  • Crafting, quilting, and cooking events
  • Card games, puzzles, and bingo
  • Color tours
  • Book and coffee clubs
  • Opportunities to garden in our raised flowerbeds or container gardens
  • Outings requested by residents
  • Parties for holidays, themes, and more
  • Lunches and snacks at local restaurants and eateries
  • Worship and Bible study groups

Railside Apartment & Building Floor Plans

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Click the links below to view Rialside’s building layout and sample apartment styles.

Railside Assisted Living Apartments

Railside Building Floor Plans 



Take a virtual tour through the video provided or contact us below to set-up a tour of the beautiful Railside community and see our features firsthand.

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