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47 Assisted Living Facilities near Indianapolis, IN

If you’re looking for assisted living in Indianapolis, our local senior living advisors can help you find a safe, welcoming community for you or your loved one. Whether you’re searching for luxury assisted living in Indianapolis or sticking to a budget, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of assisted living in Indianapolis.

From there, we’ll show you the best assisted living communities in Indianapolis for your family member’s budget, lifestyle, and personal care needs. With 47 assisted living facilities in the Indianapolis area, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find a secure and social community for this next stage of life.

We are also serving Assisted Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Meadows, Devonshire and Eagledale.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Carmel, Greenwood or Beech Grove.

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Recent reviews of Assisted Living in Indianapolis, IN
Allisonville Meadows Assisted Living in Fishers, IN
5.0

I would go to the community myself, and place another loved one in the community again. The staff is really good at keeping the care levels on an individualized basis for each resident. The leadership is good at making sure to know what is going on with each resident in the community as well. The staff communication with the family was perfect and flawless. They were responsive to our questions about our loved one.

Independence Village of Avon (Prestwick)
4.9

I began searching for a new community for Mom on a Sunday afternoon! A Place for Mom made things smooth and painless. I quickly had tours lined up for the following week. We found her new home at Independence Village my mom is now happily living in a fantastic Senior community.

Clearvista Lake Health Campus in Indianapolis, IN
5.0

I ended up choosing this facility because I want my Mother to be close to me. The staff here is so friendly and they communicate with me about anything that happens to my mom. It’s really an upbeat community and it feels more like a hotel setting than assisted living. The facility itself is very clean and the housekeeper comes in every day and cleans her room. She empties the trash, tidies up the bathroom, and there’s a weekly linen change. For activities, they have trips into town, church services, and monthly family brunches. I would recommend this community.

Traditions at North Willow

1703 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Traditions at North Willow brings a highly desirable new senior living community to the residents of greater Indianapolis. Our community is ideally located next to St. Vincent Hospital on 86th Street. Transportation is available, our residents enjoy shopping, restaurants and many entertainment...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.7(59 reviews)

Our mother has been a resident at Traditions at North Willow for over 2 years and the quality of care she receives is very good. When mom moved to town we toured many facilities and the cleanliness, courtesy...

Magnolia Springs Southpointe

4926 Sir Barton Way, Indianapolis, IN 46237

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Welcome to Magnolia Springs SouthPointe. We are located just off of Exit 101 from Interstate 65 down the street from St. Francis Hospital and north of County Line Road and Greenwood, IN.Magnolia Springs Southpointe is the premiere location for affordable, enriching senior living in Indianapolis,...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.5(80 reviews)

My Aunt and I looked at many assisted living facilities before deciding on Magnolia Springs Southpointe. We have been pleased with our choice since 2019. MSS is clean, smells like a nice hotel and the staff...

Traditions at Solana

7721 Battery Pointe Way, Indianapolis, IN 46240

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Traditions at Solana is a luxurious assisted living community located in beautiful and bustling Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. Our waterfront community is located at Keystone at the Crossing, providing a park-like setting with abundant walking paths offering gorgeous views of the White...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.4(114 reviews)

My mom has been at Traditions at Solana for 16 months and I'm so glad we chose this location. The staff are so caring, kind and patient with my mom. I have never seen an impatient or cross word spoken to any...

Westside Garden Plaza

8616 W 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46234

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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At Westside Garden Plaza, conveniently located near a variety of retail, medical and entertainment facilities, it's all about choices. We work to ensure that each resident has the freedom to maintain a vibrant and active lifestyle.Our community offers both Independent and Assisted Living in...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.5(27 reviews)

[Name removed] and the team made everything so easy on us and really went out of their way to make this placement work for us. We had a terrible time finding placement for my in-laws and they really went...

Greenbriar Village

8800 Spoon Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

See all Sonida Senior Living communities

Discover the perfect combination of compassion, comfort and convenience at Greenbriar Village, our Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Indianapolis. From thoughtfully designed floor plans and world-class services to myriad recreational and social opportunities, residents may just find...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.0(35 reviews)

The activities are good and the people are friendly, but the food is not so good. My mother is also paying several thousand dollars extra every month for advanced medical assistance but she actually uses...

Five Star Residences of Banta Pointe

6510 N U.S. 31, Indianapolis, IN 46227

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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4 Floor plans available

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Senior Apartments

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.3(22 reviews)

They are extremely caring they have excellent employees. They could improve with the cook. They have changed cooks since moving in and there were no complaints to begin with and maybe the new cook will...

Kesslerwood Place

5011 Kessler Boulevard East Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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At Kesslerwood Place, our Assisted Living & Memory Care community in Indianapolis, IN, our staff and full-time licensed nurses are available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and coordination of care. We also strive to maintain each resident's independence in an appealing environment....

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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
4.2(10 reviews)

I hate being here; however, I do recognize this is where I need to be. The staff are all excellent to work with though. They are good at caring for the residents as well. There are times the food is...

American Village

2026 E 54th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Caring people make the difference at American Village. You can feel it the minute you walk in and meet our staff. Our healthcare professionals are here to help you and your family find answers, solutions and peace of mind. In fact, they become an extension of your family.American Village offers a...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.6(48 reviews)

What really stuck out to us about American Village was the friendliness of the staff members and all of the amenities that were offered. The apartment sizes at the facility are very nice and spacious. Their...

Oasis at 30th

5651 E 30th St, Indianapolis, IN 46218

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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2
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Innovation in Affordable Assisted Living The Oasis at 30th offers private accommodations at an affordable price for low to moderate individuals. Our residents include private pay spend down individuals as well as those eligible to qualify for the Indiana Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver or...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
5.0(1 review)

Oasis at 30th...is a awesome place to have your loved ones especially if you want them to have quality care, if they need help with activities og daily living. I attended an event here last year and it was...

Hellenic Senior Living of Indianapolis

8601 South Shelby St, Indianapolis, IN 46227

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Provides: Assisted Living

Hellenic Senior Living Indianapolis recently opened at 8601 S. Shelby St. We are located on the South Side of Indianapolis The $23 million development was designed for seniors who have a financial need and require some help to maintain their independence.“We will be providing older adults with a...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
5.0(1 review)

This community was strictly for assisted living and did not have 24 hour nursing care available so this community was not the right one for my loved one.

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Oasis at 56th

4940 W. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46254

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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2
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Provides: Assisted Living

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5.0(1 review)

They keep losing the activities director. It has been good, and the experience has been decent. They are not very secure, and they have had people coming in and out, without proper security protocols.

Five Star Residences of Clearwater

4519 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46250

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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6
6 Floor plans available

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Located in the Clearwater area, Five Star Residences of Clearwater offers Independent and Assisted living with 81 licensed apartment from studios to two bedroom/ 2 bath apartments. Our campus also provides various floorplans of 7 Garden Homes. Enjoy unlimited dining services and complimentary...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.0(39 reviews)

There were many options when my siblings and I searched for an Assisted Living Facility for Mom. We chose Five Star Residences of Clearwater because we felt the staff was the most caring and totally...

Robin Run

5354 W 62nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46268

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Your passions didn’t just disappear when you turned 70, did they? We didn’t think so. At our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) you’ll have fewer chores and more time for adventures. Here you’ll have access to four levels of care on one campus, including independent living, assisted...

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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
3.6(28 reviews)

We have been very happy with Robin Run. They are not as new and sparkly as some places, but my mother in law needs intellectual stimulation and all of the residents are super nice and down to earth. They...

Rosegate Assisted Living and Garden Homes

7525 Rosegate Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46237

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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7 Floor plans available

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Rosegate offers the very best in senior retirement living and healthcare. When someone chooses to live in one of our communities, we become an extension of their family. We take the time to get to know each of our residents and their families on a personal level. Our communities are made up of...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.2(32 reviews)

I would recommend getting your family member into assisted living as soon as you can. Before moving into Rosegate, my mom was really depressed about even leaving her house. And now, after moving into...

Bloom at Eagle Creek

5045 West 52nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46254

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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5 Floor plans available

Provides: Assisted Living

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Bloom at Eagle Creek is a family-owned and operated assisted living establishment. Since 1965, our goal has been simple yet aspirational: to help our residents flourish. Entering a Bloom community does not mean checking your lifestyle or personality at the door. Residents continue to live life to...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.5(4 reviews)

We have had a truly amazing experience at Bloom. Everyone is extremely nice and welcoming. From the moment we scheduled our initial visit, we've been impressed with the professionalism shown and the...

Altenheim

3525 E Hanna Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46237

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Nestled on 32 beautiful acres, Altenheim hasjust what you are looking for in Independentand Assisted Living services. Relax in your lovelyapartment or garden home and discover the perfect mix of tradition and modern conveniences – with an extended family of friends and neighbors who enjoythe...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
3.7(7 reviews)

The staff are very engaging. My loved one has already made friends with other residents. I feel that my loved one is happy and safe. They do not offer a low salt diet to the residents, and this is...

Rosewalk at Lutherwoods Assisted Living

1301 N. Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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3
3 Floor plans available

Provides: Assisted Living

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Everyone loves freedom and choices...and we kept that in mind while designing our Senior Apartments. Our communities offer Assisted Living services that are tailored to meet the needs of each individual, allowing them to live life to the fullest. Our Apartments are available in studio as well as...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.3(24 reviews)

As the POA for one of your residents, I am disturbed by the staff turnover. And, why does it take more than one request of the business office to email me the invoices for our Aunts’s expenses.

Beech Grove Assisted Living and Garden Homes

2002 Albany Street, Beech Grove, IN 46107

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
12
12 Photos available
5
5 Floor plans available

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Caring people make the difference at Beech Grove Meadows. You can feel it the minute you walk into our community and meet our staff. They are experts at senior healthcare that are not just doing a job, but following a calling. They are here to help you and your family find answers, solutions and...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.3(15 reviews)

Beech Groves Meadows is amazing from the very top lady, [Name removed] to the very bottom. Everyone, all Nurses, [name removed] activity lady, cleaning lady, kitchen staff. I am so very, very please we...

Marquette

8140 Township Line Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46260

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
1
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11
11 Floor plans available

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Marquette is managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company. For 3 years in a row, Life Care Services ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power Senior Living Study and achieved the highest score in all seven study factors: resident services and activities; community staff; food...

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Enclosed Courtyard
Special Dining Programs
4.3(8 reviews)

During this time of covid when I could not enter the facility it was very helpful to have such a caring staff. My mother was there for physical therapy. The therapist listen to my concerns and worked...

Arlington Place Health Campus

1635 N Arlington Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46218

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Provides: Assisted Living

Arlington Place Health Campus offers an innovative approach to the design and delivery of healthcare services, with an emphasis on exceeding the expectations of our customers. The 63, 935-square-foot center offers comfortably appointed assisted living apartments and 70 private companion suites...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.0(3 reviews)

I would tell my friends that it is a good place. However, you must make sure someone is overseeing your loved one. You will want to make sure your loved one is being showered on time, going to meals, and...

The Residences at Kraft Commons

7019 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260

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Provides: Assisted Living

4.0(1 review)

We chose The Residence at Kraft Commons because it was a newer facility, the layout and size of the rooms were very nice, and the proximity to the nursing facility. My one and only complaint is the food, the...

Bloom at German Church

2250 Harvest Moon Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46229

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
13
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5
5 Floor plans available

Provides: Assisted Living

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Bloom at German Church is a family-owned and operated assisted living establishment. Since 1965, our goal has been simple yet aspirational: to help our residents flourish. Entering a Bloom community does not mean checking your lifestyle or personality at the door. Residents continue to live life...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
3.9(8 reviews)

We chose Bloom at German Church because they were able to provide a private room under medicaid. The room itself is average size, it could be a little bigger but it is fine. I like that they have the beauty...

The Forum at the Crossing

8505 Woodfield Crossing Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46240

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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9
9 Floor plans available

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

See all Five Star Senior Living communities

The Forum at the Crossing, a full-service senior living community located in Indianapolis' attractive north side, offers Independent Living (home health services are available on-site) and Alzheimer's/dementia Care. Lifestyle 360 offers residents a variety of activities, bringing the five...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.9(18 reviews)

If I had anyone that needed nursing home services, The Forum would be my first choice. They tried to do their best to mitigate COVID. The community was ahead of the curve in not allowing visitors at the...

Bethany Village Assisted Living

3530 South Shelby Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
7
7 Photos available

Provides: Assisted Living

See all American Senior Communities communities

Caring people make the difference at Bethany Village. You can feel it the minute you walk into our community and meet our staff. They are experts at senior healthcare that are not just doing a job, but following a calling. They are here to help you and your family find answers, solutions and...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
3.8(5 reviews)

We were apprehensive about putting mom in any facility, even for a short time, because of all the bad things you hear about nursing homes - also called skilled nursing facilities. She was to be admitted for...

Willow Lake Place

2725 Lake Circle Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46268

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

See all Enlivant communities

Willow Lake Place is an exceptional assisted living and memory care community in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our stunning community is located off I-465 on the northwest side of Indianapolis near St. Vincent's Hospital, we are also close to fine dining and an abundance of shopping. Indianapolis is a...

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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
3.8(30 reviews)

The community is very nice, but the studio apartments are on the smaller side. However they are pet friendly which I love and the food overall is pretty good - not restaurant style but its pretty good.

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Costs of assisted living in the Indianapolis area

Indianapolis assisted living costs depend on location, amenities, floor plan, and your loved one’s required care level. For families who moved into an Indianapolis assisted living community that partners with A Place for Mom, the average monthly cost was $3,796 in 2022, including all fees, such as care costs or amenities. Starting costs for assisted living in the Indianapolis area are about $3,731 on average per month.[01] That’s lower than the median cost of assisted living nationwide, which is 4,417 a month.[01]

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How to pay for assisted living in Indianapolis

While the cost of assisted living can cause some initial sticker shock even in a lower-cost area like Indianapolis, paying for assisted living can be in reach for many Indianapolis families.

Here are ways to use both your own resources (private pay) and government (public) programs set up for seniors and veterans in Indianapolis. You can also find an in-depth discussion of payment options with our complete guide to paying for long-term care.

Private pay options

First, let’s explore private ways to pay for Indianapolis assisted living. Take an inventory of your loved one’s savings, Social Security benefits, pensions, and investment returns, and consider any of the following:

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Also of note: Indiana offers the Indiana Long Term Care Insurance Program to help seniors plan for assisted living. The state partners with insurance companies to protect consumers and help pay for long-term care. Premiums for qualified policies are tax deductible.

Understand Indiana laws and regulations for assisted living facilities

In Indiana, assisted living facilities can be either licensed or unlicensed. Both can be called assisted living facilities, and both provide help with dressing, bathing, mobility and other activities of daily living. But only licensed facilities can provide health services, such as medication administration. Residents in unlicensed assisted living facilities may, however, contract for home care services on their own.[04]

For Indianapolis consumers, it’s hard to tell if a facility is unlicensed. Unlicensed facilities look the same as licensed, and both are called assisted living to consumers. According to a list of licensed and unlicensed facilities provided by the state of Indiana, Indianapolis has six unlicensed assisted living facilities and 20 licensed facilities.[05]

To see if a community is licensed, you can check Indiana’s list of licensed facilities.

Licensed facilities are regulated by the Indiana Department of Health. Before a facility may become licensed, the Department of Health performs an initial inspection, and then re-inspects every 9 to 15 months. These inspections focus on regulatory compliance, investigating complaints, and ensuring residents’ safety and well-being. Inspection reports are available to the public for licensed facilities.

The Indiana Department of Health has a scoring system for licensed assisted living facilities that it inspects. A spreadsheet listing every facility and its score as of March 2020 is provided in each inspection report. The scores have not been updated since March 2020 because of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic but are expected to be updated in the future.

Staff at licensed assisted living facilities are required to be certified and licensed. Indiana consumers can look up the licensing records of staff at assisted living facilities.

Learn more:

Indianapolis Department of Health
Division of Long Term Care
2 North Meridian St., 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Division Director Brenda Buroker
bburoker@isdh.in.gov

Because of the risk coronavirus poses to the elderly, Indianapolis’ assisted living facilities are required to adhere to guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As mandated by federal guidelines, visitors are still allowed.

Guidelines for Indianapolis assisted living facilities include:

Vaccinations. COVID-19 vaccines are mandatory for all health care staff, but they can be granted a religious exemption. Vaccines are encouraged for residents but not mandatory.

Masking. Staff and residents who are fully vaccinated may choose not to wear a mask when outdoors or when in small groups. However, in every other circumstance masks are required for staff and encouraged for residents.

Staff safety. Staff must use appropriate personal protective equipment when called for.

Testing and screening. All staff and visitors must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering the facility. Residents must be screened for symptoms and fevers daily.

Get to know assisted living in Indianapolis

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Number of in-network Assisted Living facilities in market

3.9/5.0 Average in-network rating
85% of these communities offer pet-friendly services
7% of communities in market offer Hoyer lifts

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Number of people referred to one of our partner communities in Indianapolis over the last year

72

Average age of referred residents in the area

Types of assisted living in Indianapolis

Seniors are Indianapolis’ fastest-growing population[06], and with Central Indiana’s expanding elderly population, Indianapolis is making strides to expand access to health care and affordable housing. One benefit of senior living in Indianapolis is that the average cost is significantly lower than the national average cost of assisted living.

That said, Indianapolis options for assisted living are somewhat limited in the city center. More options become available as you expand your search further into the surrounding suburbs.

Assisted living in Indianapolis suburbs

Although Indianapolis has a number of affordable assisted living options, some of the suburban areas like Carmel, Indiana and Fishers, Indiana are home to additional high-value options.

These communities offer some of the amenities common to upscale assisted living but with the more affordable pricing that’s common to the Indy area. They provide all the ranges of care typical of assisted living but include a wider range of amenities and services, such as on-site barber shops, movie theaters, fitness classes, and chef-prepared meals.

Assisted living in central Indianapolis includes options such as:

Traditional assisted living facilities

Assisted living communities make up the bulk of senior living options in Indianapolis. These residences can be found all across the Indianapolis metro, most in standalone buildings with specialized additions and supports for elderly residents. Other facilities feature sprawling complexes with private, apartment-like units and outdoor grounds. They offer daily food service, help with activities of daily living, personalized care, 24-hour staff on site, and regular enrichment and outings, along with other amenities. These communities range in price according to care level and room size, and some include secure memory care units for seniors with cognitive decline. Most are licensed as long-term care facilities, but some are unlicensed housing with services establishments[07], as allowed by Indiana law.

Religious-affiliated assisted living communities

About 76% of Hoosiers identify as Christian[08], so it’s no surprise that there are a number of assisted living communities in Indianapolis that are affiliated with Christian denominations. These facilities offer the same amenities and services as traditional assisted living, but most also have on-site chapels where services take place. There are also several assisted living facilities in Indianapolis that observe Jewish holidays and traditions and provide kosher food options.

Subsidized assisted living

For seniors who are working within a limited budget, Indianapolis has a number of residential care facilities. These facilities take payment in the form of Medicaid waivers, making them ideal for lower-income seniors. They provide personal care services, assistance with activities of daily living, 24-hour protective oversight, medication administration, and more. They offer all the services of traditional assisted living but are only suitable for seniors who do not require skilled nursing levels of care.

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Unfamiliar with Indianapolis? Highlights for seniors

109,000

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Indianapolis

12%

Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Indianapolis population

32%

Percentage increase in Indy seniors 65+ from 2010-2021, the fastest growing population in the city

Health care for seniors in Indianapolis

Indianapolis is home to several highly rated and skilled health care systems, including:

This hospital system, associated with the Indiana University Medical School, is rated the No. 1 hospital in Indiana, according to U.S. News and World Report. It is recognized nationally for its high performance in a number of adult specialties and procedures.

This system is ranked No. 2 in Indianapolis and No. 4 in Indiana as a whole, according to U.S. News and World Report. It is renowned for its Level I Trauma Center and its expertise in treating strokes and performing transplants.

Transportation for seniors in Indianapolis

Most Indianapolis residents use cars to perform their daily tasks. There are walkable areas in the heart of downtown and Fountain Square, but the majority of Indianapolis requires a vehicle to get around.

Indianapolis does have a public bus system called IndyGo, which has more than 30 fixed routes that can get you pretty much anywhere in the downtown area. There is also a senior transportation system called Way2Go, which provides shuttle services and door-to-door pickups and drop-offs for eligible seniors.

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Senior activities in Indianapolis

Indianapolis has a number of surprising attractions that are fun for seniors of all ages and abilities.

Seniors who enjoy the outdoors will love strolling through Eagle Creek Park, an expansive wooded nature reserve that’s located around the Eagle Creek Reservoir. The Indianapolis Zoo is another common destination, as it features hundreds of unique animal species and a dolphin pavilion with daily shows. Culture-lovers will enjoy the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, while fans of history may want to stop by Conner Prairie to see what life was like for early Indiana settlers.

One of the most famous Indianapolis attractions is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the NASCAR Indy 500, which takes place every Memorial Day weekend, and other exciting races throughout the year. The speedway also features a museum for those who want to tour the track or explore the history and evolution of racing.

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