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Residential care homes in Merrillville may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. Merrillville care homes typically take in fewer residents, meaning older adults know each resident in the home and develop strong friendships.

Older-adult care homes vary more than other options for senior living in Merrillville, so families can choose from a wide range of prices, amenities, and services. A Place for Mom will work with you to understand the cost of care homes. From there, we’ll help you find the right fit, whether you’re staying on a budget or searching for luxury retirement communities.

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Carol's Home Adult Foster Care

13165 Wilton Avenue, New Buffalo, MI 49117

(1 review)

Private, Semi-Private

About Carol's Home - AFC Carol's Home — Adult Foster Care (AFC) has been continuously providing quality home care for the elderly, since 2001. We are a Christian home with an experienced staff that is both courteous and compassionate. We provide for our residents' needs 24 hours a day 7...

Colfax Manor Assisted Living

8200 South Colfax Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617

(4 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Colfax Manor Assisted Living is a residential care home located in Chicago, IL, which is a famous part of Cook County. We are located only minutes from the Rainbow Park and Beach, which sits near the shores of Lake Michigan. The lake helps to create calming breezes and blue skies that make life...

Home Away From Home

2405 Primrose, Valparaiso, IN 46383

(1 review)

Private, Semi-Private

In our private care homes 2-4 people share a house, (we call them families) with a 24-hour staff person. Private care homes differ from the larger assisted living facilities or nursing homes in that the ratio of care givers to family members is greater. All meals are home cooked, nutritious and...

Roma Senior Home

27 Emily Lane, Lemont, IL 60439

(1 review)


Looking for Skilled Nursing Care / Assisted Living? Our home in Lemont is your answer! Our three bedroom spacious ranch-style with an airy feeling home is in a peaceful, quiet neighborhood, set on a dead end street for privacy on an acre of georgous land, conveniently located near major roads,...

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Eagle Place

214 N Eagle Street, Naperville, IL 60540

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Eagle Place is owned and operated by Senior Home Sharing, Inc., a 503 (c) not-for-profit. Eagle Place is a residential care home located in Naperville, Illinois. It houses seven residents, age 62 and older, and an on-site house manager. Each resident moves into a private room, personalizing it...

Beekon House Group Home

4551 N Beacon St, Chicago, IL 60640

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Golden Age Assisted Living

5734 Thurlow St, Hinsdale, IL 60521

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Wellbeing Homecare Ltd

2700 Patriot Blvd Suite 250, Glenview, IL 60026

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Marley Oaks

12631 W 187th St, Mokena, IL 60448

(8 reviews)


We are a unique property, in a park-like setting offering personalized assistance for you or your loved one. Our facility is truly a home with 10 private resident rooms with bathroom, a TV room with a fireplace, resident dining room and private dining room for family affairs, sun room overlooking...

Roma Home Care

13740 South Archer Ave., Lemont, IL 60439

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Cost of care homes in Merrillville, IN

The average cost of senior living in Merrillville is $3,000 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include New Buffalo, MI with an average of $3,000 per month.

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Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

What are care homes?

Residential care homes are houses in residential neighborhoods that are equipped, adapted, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually between two and 10. Like assisted living communities, staff at care homes typically help residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and medication management. Although residential care homes vary significantly depending on the community, services usually include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Medication management
  • Mobility assistance
  • Nutritious meals
  • Social activities and outings
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
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Services for seniors in Merrillville, Indiana

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In Merrillville, Indiana, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Merrillville, Indiana, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Merrillville, Indiana is a mostly car-dependent area, where seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Public transit options in Merrillville are provided by Gary Public Transportation Corp (GPTC), and seniors may receive fare discounts. There are numerous bus routes that serve Merrillville and connect to the surrounding area. Merrillville has some biking infrastructure but can be a challenge to get around on foot.

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Health care

Merrillville offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including St. Mary Medical Center and Franciscan Health Crown Point.

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Senior activities

Merrillville is a perfect slice of Northwestern Indiana living. Located within an hour from Chicago, Gary, and Indiana Dunes National Park, Merrillville is a great jumping-off point for fun day trips. Closer to home, Merrillville history is on display at the Merrillville-Ross Township Historical Museum. Soar among the stars at the Merrillville Community Planetarium. Grab some breakfast at Veterans Cafe, which serves great food while helping veterans, and then hit the links at the Turkey Creek Golf Course.

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Merrillville, Indiana

Care Homes

A care home offers a home-like environment for people who are who do not require skilled nursing care. This type of community is like a single-family home. Services provided may include three meals a day, laundry services, and transit. North Carolina has specific standards related to this type of community.

Cost of Living

The total cost of living is a major factor in deciding what destination is the best fit for your family. The median home value in Merrillville is around $126,575 and the median rent is about $1,085 per month a month. The rent burden for Merrillville is about 19.8% of the average person’s monthly income.

Demographics and Values

Of the population of Merrillville 33.6% have a high-school diploma, 23.5% have a college degree, and 8.4% have a graduate degree. Out of the total population of Merrillville, 10.9% live in poverty, 66.7% participate in the labor force, 6.7% consider themselves widows, and 13.3% have some form of disability. Racially, the population of Merrillville is 6.5% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 4.5% mixed race, 14.6% Hispanic, 41.2% white, 46.1% black, 1.3% Asian, and 0.3% Native American. Out of the total city population, 53.2% are female and 46.8% are male. The median age of Merrillville is 38 years old. In Merrillville, 8.6% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Currently, the population of Merrillville consists of 34,871 people. Merrillville has a population density of 405 people per square mile.

State Information

An overview of Indiana

Out of a national average of 100, Indiana has a cost of living index rating of 90, a grocery index rating of 93, and a housing index rating of 77. Based on natural beauty, Indiana ranks 48th in the nation. In total, Indiana has 153 general hospitals and 198 health centers that provide care for 6,723,826 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in Indiana are Eskenazi Health, St. Mary Medical Center Inc., and Reid Health. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Indiana citizen is ranked 36th nation-wide. Additionally, Indiana is ranked 40th by healthcare standards.

Social demographics of the state

In terms of diversity, Indiana ranks 40th in the nation. During the latest presidential election, 57% voted for the Republican candidate while 38% voted for the Democratic candidate. Thirty-seven percent of Indiana residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 9,061 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-31%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-5%. In Indiana there are 453 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 38, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55.

State-wide weather information

The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.18 inches. On average, the state receives 3.54 inches of precipitation a month. On average, Indiana has an air quality index rating of around 36.3 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 50.9 AQI. Indiana experiences an average humidity rating of about 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 79%. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 73F. The average high summer temperature is around 89F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 56F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 29F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 48F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 13F in the month of January. While residents of Indiana mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Indiana can include tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes (moderate).

Wildlife to be found in Indiana

The state of Indiana has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of white pine, black walnut, tulip tree, and sassafras. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the pike fish, the great blue heron, the sunfish, or the black duck. The state animal of Indiana is the white-tailed deer.

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Home Away From Home, Marley Oaks and Roma Senior Home are the top rated care homes near Merrillville, Indiana. See full list of communities.

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