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Indiana Assisted Living Regulations and Records

By Sho LyMay 5, 2020
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When choosing an assisted living community, it is important to understand Indiana state regulations for assisted living facilities and know how to look up assisted living license information. But public access to assisted living records varies greatly by state.

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.
State provides exceptional access to assisted living records and licensing

How to look up Indiana assisted living licenses and records

  • Visit Indiana’s Health Facilities Consumer Report Search page.
  • Under the “Long Term Care Facilities” heading, select “RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES (LICENSED ASSISTED LIVING)” to limit your search to assisted living providers.
  • From the results page, click the identification number of the provider to be taken to its provider page.
  • From the provider page select “view consumer report” to view information about the community and its history.

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

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Sho Ly