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10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Indianapolis, IN

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Recent reviews of Assisted Living in Indianapolis, IN
5 / 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 cle...

5 / 5.0

I would tell them to do some research and make sure this works fir them but all finally I'm completely comfortable with my choice at this time and thank you all for your assistance throughout.

4 / 5.0

The Brownsburg community is very clean and friendly, our loved one is comfortable being there. It is in her home town so their is familiarity being there. Based on our experience we would recommend this community to other families.

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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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The moment I walked into five star at Clearwater for a tour I felt the warmth of this community. The facility itself is well kept, clean and with a warm and welcoming feeling. Staff are truly there to help...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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My mom is very happy here. Our family feels that she is safe and looked after by people who care about the health, safety, and happiness of the residents. She has made many friends at this facility.
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Extremely happy with the space and things offered Pleased with the staff and their involvement with my mother both getting to know her and trying to get her involved with activities and overall acclimated....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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77 Photos available
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9.4
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Greenbriar Village is an all-around great place for a loved one and has allowed me a big sigh of relief. The patient to staff ratio is good. And the staff are patient and professional.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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Negatives include: no flexibility regarding food offerings and what seems excessive in entry level staff turnover. Many other staff have long tenure which is impressive. Communication could be a LOT better...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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I have lived and been here at this community as a resident for 1 year and can say that I'm very happy here and that the staff they are all a very friendly and kind staff here at the wellington at...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Capitalize on big-city amenities in a downhome setting at The Wellington at Southport, an Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Indianapolis, Indiana, designed to enhance life to the fullest. From thoughtfully designed floor plans to world-class services and myriad...
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The care services are not applicable because our loved ones are on the independent living side. The community is very nice, the staff members are super friendly and there is a lot of space. They have big...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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The nurses have been great. Had some issues with house cleaners, hopefully now is resolved. My Dad is a pretty picky eater and he seems happy with the meals. I would recommend this facility to others.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Commons on Meridian offers the best in care, experiences, services, and amenities. We understand that life is more fulfilling when you have friends to take care of the details. Our staff is devoted to creating a worry-free environment that allows residents to focus on what matters most:...
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I think it is a good place, but I would make extra sure that everything was actually ready and ask for proof if the issues were quite important. They do have a good communication it with ways to get to know...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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We were very pleased with Marquette. We also have a few comments, which reflect on a rating of 4 for care services. For example, toward the end of my dad's life when he was beginning to receive hospice...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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I have heard that a new owner will take over some time soon so I can only tell you my mother's experience with the current owner was just so amazing. She was always happy, active and made many friends. My...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Bloom at Kessler is a family-owned and operated assisted living and memory care establishment in Northeast Indianapolis and complements Bloom's other communities on the East, West and Northeast sides of Indianapolis. Since 1965, our goal has been simple yet aspirational: to help our residents...
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I would tell a friend that Bloom went out of their way to admit my mom on short notice and that the community is very friendly and there are many activities for your loved one.The main reason we picked Bloom...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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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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.
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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New CEO- going thru transition right now Large number of residents in Independent Living Able to afford larger apartment Paid part of moving expenses Larger number of activities
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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This community is beautiful and the staff are top notch. My family and I are so happy we made the right choice for our mother. The new administration and Dietary team are doing a great job moving things...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
The phrase “family-like” can be overused when talking about senior communities, but Glasswater Creek is a perfect example of how residents and staff really do become family to each other. Those who live at Glasswater Creek are the arents and grandparents of people the owners and caregivers pass...
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We have had a good experience. The staff is friendly, Director of admissions was very easy to work with and explained all the policies and the evaluation process very well. We picked Altenheim based on...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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It's a very impressive facility. Open and airy and bright. The staff is great, from the top down, everyone is friendly and helpful and approachable. Housekeeping is average. Communication with the family is...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Race over to The Harrison at Eagle Valley, where desired amenities and convenient services get residents revved up about a vibrant Indy lifestyle that encourages independence through innovative recreational, educational, health and wellness programs. Our Assisted Living and Memory Care community...
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My loved one was previously a resident at Rittenhouse Village at Northside and her experience at this facility was pretty good. The staff were all kind to the residents. My loved one had a very nice, private...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
It's A Wonderful Senior Life At Rittenhouse Village, Our Philosophy is Different We're creating a resident-focused senior living community with you and your well-being in mind. At Rittenhouse Village At Northside in Indianapolis, we've designed the very best in senior living by blending...
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Our family has had a great experience with Willow Lake Place, we are truly happy with the care they are providing for the residents.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Bloom at Willow is a family-owned and operated assisted living and memory care establishment in North Indianapolis and complements Bloom's other communities on the East, West and Northeast sides of Indianapolis. Since 1965, our goal has been simple yet aspirational: to help our residents...
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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.
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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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6.0
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I thought Beech Grove was a nice facility. My family member was in independent living and made friends. Covid makes it hard to evaluate what they normally had for activities. Slow response to my calls...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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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...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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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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 $3882.35 on average per month.[01] That’s lower than the median cost of assisted living nationwide, which is 4581.6 a month.[01]

Average cost comparisons near Indianapolis, IN

Average monthly costs

Indianapolis, IN

$3,882

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.

VA benefits for assisted living in Indianapolis

Of the 42,000 veterans who live in Indianapolis, almost half are 65 and older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.[02]  Resources to help veterans pay for assisted living are available through the federal government, as well as programs of the state of Indiana and the city of Indianapolis.

Veterans and their spouses are entitled to federal benefits that can help pay for assisted living in Indianapolis. Specifically, Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, can be used to cover assisted living and long-term care.

As of 2022, veterans and their spouses no longer have to pay Indiana taxes on their military retirement income and survivors benefits.[03]

Indiana also has a Military Family Relief Fund for short-term financial help.

The city of Indianapolis, in partnership with the Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs, has Community Veteran Service Officers to help veterans navigate benefits. They can be reached by emailing Veteran.Services@Indy.gov or calling 317-327-8387. Leave a message with your name, telephone number, and whether you live in the north, south, east, or west part of Marion County.

36241

Number of veterans in Indianapolis

24 percent of Indianapolis veterans are 75+

Additional resources for Indianapolis veterans:

575 N. Pennsylvania St.

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For benefits appointments:

317-916-3736

These Indianapolis organizations are located in the VA’s Indianapolis Regional Office at 575 N. Pennsylvania St.:

American Legion, Room 325
Phone: 317-916-3605

American Veterans, Room 314
Phone: 317-916-3612

Disabled American Veterans, Room 324
Phone: 317-916-3615

Military Order of the Purple Heart, Room 312
Phone: 317-916-3625

Paralyzed Veterans of America, Room 313
Phone: 317-916-3626

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Room 319
Phone: 317-916-3629

For more information about eligibility and how to apply for the federal veterans benefits visit our complete guide to VA benefits.

Indianapolis Medicaid for assisted living

Indiana provides Medicaid for low-income seniors through its Traditional Medicaid and Hoosier Care Connect programs. Services covered include:

  • Nursing facility services
  • Doctor and hospital visits
  • Prescription drugs
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Occupational and physical therapy
  • Dental and vision
  • Foot care

In addition, Indiana’s Residential Care Assistance Program helps low-income seniors pay for long-term care, including assisted living.

Indiana offers a tax deduction designed to make sure Medicaid recipients who live in long-term care do not pay any individual income tax.

Indianapolis residents can get help navigating Medicaid at CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions, the central Indiana Area Agency on Aging.

 

Indianapolis resident Medicaid resources:

8440 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., Suite 175
Indianapolis, IN  46240-2476
Phone: 317-254-5465 or 800-432-2422
TDD: 317-254-5497
www.cicoa.org
Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Medicare assisted living coverage in Indianapolis

Although Medicare won’t pay assisted living room and board fees, it can cover medical expenses, such as the care of physicians, hospital stays, medical equipment, and some prescription medications.

If you’d like to know what Medicare specifically will cover in your Indianapolis assisted living facility, dial 2-1-1 or visit the federal Medicare website. You can also find help at your local Social Security Administration offices. (See below for addresses and phone numbers.)

Below are some additional Indianapolis programs that can help cover some of Medicare’s deductibles and fees:

  • The Indiana State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a free counseling service to help seniors get the most out of their Medicare benefits. Trained volunteer counselors can help seniors apply for assistance for expenses not covered by Medicare, too.
  • Indiana Medicare Savings Program helps low-income elderly with Medicare costs.
  • The HoosierRx program can help seniors pay the premium for Medicare Part D, which covers prescription drugs.

Medicare resources for Indianapolis residents:

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions
8440 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., Suite 175
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Phone: 317-803-6131
Fax: 317-254-5494

HealthNet-Martindale Brightwood
2855 N. Keystone Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46218
Phone: 463-237-5125

Windrose Health Network – Epler Parke
5550 S. East St., Suite C
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Phone: 317-534-4660
Fax: 317-782-4301

Crestwood Village – South
8809 Madison Ave., Bldg. 7
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Phone: 317-497-8025

Heritage Place of Indianapolis, Inc.
4550 N. Illinois St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: 317-283-6662
Fax: 317-283-6669

Jane Pauley Community Health Clinic
2040 N. Shadeland Ave., Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Phone: 317-934-5100

St. Vincent Hospital
2001 W. 86th St., Entrance 1, Social Services Dept.
Indianapolis, IN 46249
Phone: 317-338-2198
Fax: 317-338-3060

575 N. Pennsylvania St., Room 685
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 1-800-772-1213
TTY: 1-800-325-0778
Fax: 1-833-902-2666
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

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:

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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.

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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.

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

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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

113Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
4.1/5.0 average in-network rating
85% of these communities offer pet-friendly services
7% of communities in market offer Hoyer lifts

4917

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:

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Indiana University Health

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.

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Ascension St. Vincent

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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Walk Score

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43

Bike Score

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Transit Score

seniors walking outside in Indianapolis

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The average cost of Assisted Living in Indianapolis is 3882.35 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2021). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2020). Sex by age by veteran status for the civilian population 18 years and over (B21001) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  3. Indiana Department of Revenue. (2020, July). Information Bulletin #27 Income Tax. Indiana Government Center.

  4. InConnect Alliance. Assisted living search. IN.gov.

  5. Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. (2022). Personal communication.

  6. State of Aging in Central Indiana. Older adults profile. Savi.

  7. LawServer. (2022). Indiana Code 12-10-15-3: “Housing with services establishment” defined.

  8. Public Religion Research Institute. (2021). Religious tradition (Indiana) [Data set]. The American Values Atlas.

  9. United States Census Bureau. (2021, July 1). Population estimates (V2021): Indianapolis City [Data set]. QuickFacts.

  10. USA Facts. (2021). Our changing population: Marion County, Indiana.

  11. Walk Score. (2022). Living in Indianapolis.

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1.

A Place for Mom. (2021). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

2.

United States Census Bureau. (2020). Sex by age by veteran status for the civilian population 18 years and over (B21001) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

3.

Indiana Department of Revenue. (2020, July). Information Bulletin #27 Income Tax. Indiana Government Center.

4.

InConnect Alliance. Assisted living search. IN.gov.

5.

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. (2022). Personal communication.

6.

State of Aging in Central Indiana. Older adults profile. Savi.

7.

LawServer. (2022). Indiana Code 12-10-15-3: “Housing with services establishment” defined.

8.

Public Religion Research Institute. (2021). Religious tradition (Indiana) [Data set]. The American Values Atlas.

9.

United States Census Bureau. (2021, July 1). Population estimates (V2021): Indianapolis City [Data set]. QuickFacts.

10.

USA Facts. (2021). Our changing population: Marion County, Indiana.

11.

Walk Score. (2022). Living in Indianapolis.