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Assisted Living in Indiana

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OVERALL STATE RANK

Overview of assisted living in Indiana

Assisted living in Indiana provides Indiana residents, often called “Hoosiers,” access to highly-rated services and amenities in the comfort of their community. Indiana is in the humid subtropical climate region, meaning its winters are pretty moderate and its summers are hot and humid, especially further south. The state boasts diverse landscapes with low valleys and small lakes in the center, vast plains and limestone caverns in the south, and sand dunes along Lake Michigan in the north.e

With a relatively low cost of living and a fair mix of large cities and charming small towns, Indiana is a great state to call home. While Indiana is well-known for hosting The Indy 500, a prestigious automobile race held in Indianapolis, the state has plenty more to offer. Piquing the interest of sports enthusiasts, Indiana is home to the Hoosiers men’s basketball team. Indiana also boasts a number of outdoor recreation opportunities and family-friendly activities, including the Indiana Dunes National Park and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

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Assisted living state rankings report

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Overall state ranking out of 50

State scorecard

How we determine rankings

Our 2023 state ranking for assisted living uses A Place for Mom’s proprietary data collected from our community partners. First, we sorted through our metrics and grouped them into three pillars that are key in a quality assisted living experience. We weighted these pillars differently based on insights from our senior living experts. Then, we used these categories and their weighting to determine how each state ranks. Read our full methodology

Top ranked Indiana cities for assisted living overall

Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Indiana

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Greenwood Village South

295 Village Lane, Greenwood, IN 46143
10
Review Score
78 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Don H - I'm a current/former resident or client

Moving to long term care scared me but [name removed](DON) and [name removed]( sales counselor) reassured me and calmed my fears. It was still a scary experience but they made it manageable. The residents...

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4 Floor plans available

Autumn Glen

98 N 10th Street, Greencastle, IN 46135
9.9
Review Score
40 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Francis - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We recently visiting our dad at Autumn Glen after a long journey of trying to find the best senior living for him. We are so happy that we picked Autumn Glen. The staff are caring and kind and most of them...

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Cedar Creek of Washington

297 S. 100 E., Washington, IN 47501
9.8
Review Score
53 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Doug W - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We looked at a few other facilities, but I remembered I had family friends that had loved ones at Cedar Creek. My wife and I took a unscheduled tour on a Saturday afternoon and were so pleased we did....

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Indianapolis

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Traditions at North Willow

1703 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260
9.8
Review Score
72 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Sara Z - I'm a current/former resident or client

My experience here has been pretty good. After my husband passed I was living alone down in southern Indiana and my children wanted me closer. At first, I was hesitant at the idea of moving up to...

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Five Star Residences of Clearwater

4519 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46250
9.7
Review Score
50 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The virtual tour with [name removed] was great. I then went in person to see and found a studio apartment for my mom to move into from another assisted living facility. The rate is half the price. She loves...

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Worthington Place

10799 Alliance Drive, Camby, IN 46113
9.6
Review Score
59 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Amy - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I picked this place for its size, staff to resident ratio and overall feeling of home being there. I would recommend Worthington to others.

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Carmel

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Magnolia Springs Bridgewater

14901 Carey Road, Carmel, IN 46033
9.8
Review Score
194 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
James M - I live or lived in this community

Living at Magnolia Springs Bridgewater is a happy place .... the employees and residents smile a lot ... the inside of the building is pretty and colorful. Lots of food choices in the dining room ... plenty...

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Sunrise on Old Meridian

12130 Old Meridian Street, Carmel, IN 46032
9.6
Review Score
60 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Kris M - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Mom and Dad required different levels of care but it was important to keep them together and Sunrise made it happen. Dad loved and joked with his caregivers and they loved him. Sunrise provided a warm homey...

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Independence Village of Carmel

13390 N Illinois Street, Carmel, IN 46032
9.5
Review Score
131 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
David - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The management team is easy to work with. The size of the apartment and services were better than other locations for the price. The renewal comes up in February so I am waiting to see the progress and...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Greenwood

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Greenwood Village South

295 Village Lane, Greenwood, IN 46143
10
Review Score
78 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Don H - I'm a current/former resident or client

Moving to long term care scared me but [name removed](DON) and [name removed]( sales counselor) reassured me and calmed my fears. It was still a scary experience but they made it manageable. The residents...

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Independence Village of Greenwood

2339 S State Rd 135, Greenwood, IN 46143
9.8
Review Score
73 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My mom loves it here! All staff is very friendly. They are so helpful and willing to assist. One of things she liked is the brightness of the hallway. She also likes their food and the number of hours they...

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Demaree Crossing

1255 Demaree Rd, Greenwood, IN 46143
9.5
Review Score
27 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Lisa - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My Uncle is very happy to be so well taken care of, and I appreciate their care and concern. The director offered much more useful information than other facilities. It is a one level facility with a more...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in South Bend

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St. Paul's

3602 S Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46614
9.2
Review Score
11 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Frank S - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We couldn’t have made a better decision. The staff is awesome and the community is so well kept and clean. My Mom has made so many new friends and keeps busy with all of the great activities. My Mom is...

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Brookdale South Bend

17441 State Road 23, South Bend, IN 46635
8.7
Review Score
34 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

was very happy with the care my mom got while she was at Brookdale. My two comments would be first... sometimes waiting to be buzzed in because staff were busy and i would be impatient but don't know if...

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Grand Emerald Place

4010 S. Ironwood Drive, South Bend, IN 46614
8.0
Review Score
55 reviews
NF - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I appreciate how friendly everybody is. Most of the time the care is okay. Getting my loved one to keep the fall detector lanyard on her neck has been a challenge, but that's not on them. They have a back...

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Cost of assisted living in Indiana

Indiana’s average cost of assisted living is about $4,600 per month, which is slightly lower than the national average of about $5,100 per month. However, because assisted living costs can vary depending on several factors, Indiana’s cost of assisted living ranges from as low as $2,800 up to about $6,700 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data.[01]

Typically, assisted living costs increase as floor plan size increases, care levels become more advanced or specialized, and amenities become more luxurious. All these factors contribute to the nearly $4,000 difference between cost figures in Indiana. Additionally, assisted living costs are generally higher in locations that have a higher cost of living. Overall, Indiana’s cost of living is less than the national average, leading to the lower average cost of assisted living in the state.[02]

The assisted living costs above reflect actual prices paid by families referred to one of A Place for Mom’s partner communities in Indiana. Our figures take into account all fees paid, including care, services, and amenities. Most people cover these costs using a combination of payment methods, which are covered in the following section.

Compare costs of Indiana vs. the national average

Average monthly costs

Indiana

$3,799/mo

US National average

$4,580/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. nearby states

Average monthly costs

Indiana

$3,799/mo

Illinois

$5,049/mo

Kentucky

$4,068/mo

Ohio

$4,924/mo

Michigan

$4,136/mo

Compare costs of assisted living in Indiana vs. nearby cities

Average monthly costs

Indiana

$3,799/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. other senior care types in Indiana

Average monthly costs

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Paying for assisted living in Indiana

More and more seniors will require long-term care at some point in their lifetimes, which is why planning ahead for the costs is important. Fortunately, there are a variety of financial aid programs that can help your family pay for senior care. Most families use some combination of personal savings, Medicare, Medicaid, and VA health care benefits to cover the costs of a loved one’s assisted living.

Is your loved one moving out of their home to transition into an assisted living facility? If they choose to sell their house, they can use those funds to cover assisted living costs. In fact, there are several private pay methods that can pay for assisted living in Indiana, from using a health savings account or long-term care insurance to leveraging home equity. View the cards below to learn more about private pay options.

Selling a house generates additional funds that can cover assisted living in Indiana.

Reverse mortgage loans take a portion of your home’s equity and convert it into cash, which can be used to pay for assisted living costs in Indiana.

Health savings accounts (HSAs) can cover health care costs and long-term care insurance premiums in Indiana.

Life insurance can be surrendered or sold by the policyholder to pay for assisted living in Indiana.

Long-term care insurance covers some or all assisted living costs in Indiana, depending on the policy.

Social Security benefits can be used to help pay for assisted living in Indiana.

Assisted living requirements and regulations in Indiana

In Indiana, the licensure term for assisted living communities that provide medication administration and nursing care is “residential care facility.” The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) regulates licensed assisted living facilities. Any facility that provides residential nursing care or administers physician-prescribed medications must be licensed as a residential care facility.[06]

However, if a facility only provides personal care services, such as meals and housing, but doesn’t provide medication administration or nursing care, the facility isn’t required to be licensed. Such facilities are referred to as “housing with services establishments.” Although licensure isn’t required, these establishments are required to register with the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) Division of Aging.[06]

The IDOH runs the residential care facility licensing and certification program and enforces the rules for these facilities. The IDOH staff assess facilities’ compliance by investigating any complaints and conducting health and safety surveys.[07]

Here are a few examples of the specific requirements that assisted living communities licensed as residential care facilities in Indiana must follow:[06]

  • Residential care facilities must provide personal care and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as eating and bathing, based on an individual’s needs and preferences.
  • The facility is required to provide at least three meals per day every day of the week, along with regular access to appropriate activities and social programming.
  • Each resident can select their own attending physician and contract for on-site health care services.
  • Each facility can choose whether it provides medication administration, residential nursing care, or both. These services must be outlined in their policy manual.
  • There must be at least one staff member awake at all times, and they must be CPR- and first-aid certified.

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Ease of access to assisted living records in Indiana

We developed a system to rate each state on how easy — or difficult — it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and compiled tips to help you in your search.

States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.

Access to Indiana assisted living records: Exceptional

Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of Indiana is exceptional. Key findings that informed this rating include:

  • Indiana has in-depth information about assisted living and other health providers available through a single convenient search form.
  • Assisted living records in Indiana are highly transparent, having met all but one of the transparency criteria.

How to look up Indiana assisted living licenses and records

  • Visit Indiana’s Health Care Providers Consumer Information page.
  • To use the search bar, follow these steps:
    • In the search bar, click the down arrow and select the “Residential Care Facilities” filter to limit your search to assisted living providers.
    • Enter the name of the facility into the search bar. The provider will show up on the state map.
    • Click on that provider and then click “View Consumer Report” to view a report on any complaints filed, inspections conducted, and the licensure of the facility.
  • To use the provider list menu, follow these steps:
    • Select the “Residential Care Facilities” heading.
    • Select the county you want to search within.
    • Select a provider name. The provider will show up on the state map to the left.
    • Click on that provider and then click “View Consumer Report” to view a report on any complaints filed, inspections conducted, and the licensure of the facility.

How we arrived at our Indiana rating

We developed a standard methodology for state data collection and evaluation, and based our rating primarily on the objective, state-specific accessibility criteria outlined in these questions:

  1. Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes
  2. If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? Yes
  3. If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? Yes
  4. Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? Yes
  5. If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently? [within 90 days] Yes
  6. If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? Yes
  7. If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations / inspections searchable at all? Yes or N/A
  8. Is information about special licensing for care shown? Yes
  9. Capacity shown? Yes
  10. Payment types shown, [e.g. Medicaid, private pay]? Yes
  11. Administrator / Contact name shown? Yes
  12. State may fine facility? Yes
  13. Frequency of inspections? Every 15 months
  14. Website includes pricing of facility? No

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. Livingcost.org. Cost of living in Indiana.

  3. Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA). What is covered by Indiana Medicaid.

  4. Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA). About OMPP.

  5. National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). (2022). Assisted living state regulatory review.

  6. Indiana Department of Health. Residential Care.

Top cities in Indiana for assisted living

8.7
South Bend, IN
21 facilities
8.3
Fort Wayne, IN
23 facilities
8.1
Greenwood, IN
21 facilities
8.0
Carmel, IN
46 facilities
7.9
Indianapolis, IN
43 facilities
6.8
Evansville, IN
24 facilities

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