Bell Trace

800 Bell Trace Cir, Bloomington, IN 47408

About the community

Situated on 15-acres in a beautiful park-like setting, Bell Trace offers the flexibility to design a retirement lifestyle that meets your needs now and in the future.

Our cottages and spacious apartments offer the privacy of independent living within a secure
and vibrant community, while our assisted living apartments allow residents to enjoy living on
their own with the comfort of having the support they may need close at hand.

For individuals recovering from surgery, illness or injury, our Health & Living Center features
physical, occupational and speech therapy designed to help each patient restore function, build confidence and increase independence. And if long-term nursing care is needed, our team
includes licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants who understand the healing potential
of a kind word and sincere smile.

Family-first is our philosophy at Bell Trace, an approach that goes back to 1977, when CarDon & Associates was first established. As a member of the CarDon family of senior living communities, which now extends throughout south-central Indiana, Bell Trace encourages family members to become involved with each resident’s personal care plan.

Throughout every level of care we offer, we ensure a better quality of life each...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Independent living

Pricing at Bell Trace

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

Starting at
1 Bedroom
Starting at
2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
International cuisine
Professional chef

Room Amenities

Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Indoor atrium
Barber shop

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center
Game room


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Outdoor walking paths

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Visiting rabbi

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July 31, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Please Don't Send Your Loved One to Bell Trace Skilled Nursing

I could never recommend leaving a loved one at Bell Trace skilled nursing facility. Three weeks after being admitted after surgery, my father was constantly complaining of upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea, inability to eat, etc. I am in another city, and on the phone he was telling me he was going to die. When I spoke to his nurse she would say he's "fine, resting comfortably." After a few days of this I insisted they send him to the emergency room where he was diagnosed with C. DIFF. When I called the Bell Trace nurse to tell her, she DENIED that he had c. diff and said "it's only colitis." It is now 4 weeks later and my father was unable to overcome this setback; he is going into hospice. He contracted this infection at Bell Trace and likely had it for at least a week before going to the ER. Another nurse was extremely rude to me and there were other issues - food is terrible. There is something really off at this place, and with all my heart, I recommend you stay away.

October 25, 2019
Lisa - Loved one of resident/client
Not recommended!

My mother-in-law was here for 2 weeks. During that time her bed was only changed 1 time and that only happened because I went to the nurses desk and asked for it to be done. They only offered to help her get a shower twice. Once at 8 o'clock at night (she declined at that hour) and then the rehab nurse asked her if she had been given a shower (after she had been there for 10 days without a shower) and offered to help her. They are not very responsive to patients requests. Sometimes making them wait for a half hour and longer to get a drink and even to have help to the restroom. The lady beside my mil was completely helpless and she put her light on for help to the restroom. After 20 minutes I tried to get a nurse and was told they knew her light was on but they were busy going over patients. After another 15 minutes the lady was trying to move to the restroom on her own. I again went for a nurse because I was afraid she might injure herself. There were 3 nurses behind the desk working on their computers. One of them did come help the lady to the restroom. I then left. My mil called me 20 minutes later telling me the nurses had left the lady in there and she was calling for help. She wanted my mil to call 911. My mil is on oxygen and had to have a walker so she is not able to help anyone. My mil tried to get the nurses attention to help her. They finally came back in after 20 minutes. The next day they left the same lady in a soiled bed (because again they didn't come to take her to the restroom when she needed to go) for an hour. The food they served was sub par. They don't always come ask what you would prefer for their meals and the patient is just stuck with whatever they get. There was a mess up with prescriptions getting sent to the incorrect pharmacy when my mil was discharged. In all, it was not a good experience.

September 24, 2019
Fair and balanced

The only thing that worked was their physical therapy--scheduled baths not forthcoming, up to two hour wait for cns to answer help buttons, yeast infection not treated after many requests, food often inedible. When we went to check out, found a bag of someone else's dirty laundry in the bottom of the closet. Apparently very understaffed.

January 27, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

This has been a wonderful place for my dad, who is currently 92 and in an independent apartment.

September 17, 2018
Shirley Douglas - Resident/client
Family must advocate for loved one!

Remember--you must be the advocate for your loved one. We placed my recently widowed sister-in-law in their care. We presumed the nursing staff would do a full-body assessment, but we were wrong. The open wound on her elbow was not dressed for the first two weeks she was in their care. (Even though it was bone deep and oozing.) The nursing staff wasn't even aware she had the sore! I had to be the one who addressed her need with the nurse. But when it came to a psych evaluation, that was done immediately, followed by subsequent "treatment" visits, for which she would later be billed. She was not told she would be charged for what she believed were "friendly visits".

Response from Bell Trace

October 22, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. We remain committed to our quality care and customer satisfaction. Please feel free to utilize our Heartline regarding any concerns and we will promptly work to resolve them. You may contact our Heartline at [removed] or online at We welcome all feedback and recognize it as an opportunity to improve.

May 17, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Stay away from Bell Trace

My mom passed away there after only being there a few hours. I never did meet the doctor in charge, if there was one. The nurse on duty said she did not know my mom was so ill or much about her. How could she not know? The place should be shut down.

May 11, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

Terrible experience there. Not enough staff to care for your parent. A woman across the hall from my parent yelled for help for 15 min before someone came. Best tp stay away from here.

May 10, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

Understaffed as well as uniformed staff, whose fault that is I cannot say. My loved one did not survive there for very long. My questions were not sufficiently answered surrounding the passing. Definitely DO NOT recommend this place.

April 21, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
I thought my mother was going to die by the time she got out of there

my mother went after surgery for rehab, by the time she went from there to the ER the docs didn't know if she would live overnight. She got a UTI bed sores cellulitis and pneumonia while staying at Belle Trace for only a couple weeks. She had a previous stay there with no problems. After this I would not send anyone to stay there for anything.

July 30, 2014
Claudia - Loved one of resident/client
Outstanding Rehabilitation

My mother got the very best care at Bell Trace....the rehabilitation was outstanding.

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