Virginia Place

8253 Virginia St, Merrillville, IN 46410

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About the community Virginia Place

Virginia Place is located just south of Forest Hill Park in the small town of Merrillville Indiana. Merrillville is located just 15 minutes south of Lake Michigan which is a popular recreational destination for our residents and their families. Our beautiful community is a single story building with all of the comforts of home, while providing you the assistance you need to stay active and worry-free.

Your comfort, wellness and happiness are very important to us and we offer several services designed just for you, like:

  • Care services available 24 hours a day
  • Short term stay is available
  • Delicious three times daily dining in our restaurant
  • Visiting medical care providers such as podiatry and rehabilitation therapy
  • Assistance with mobility and escort services available
  • Assistance with daily medications
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • We accept pets and pet care is available
  • Built in safety features in bathrooms
  • All areas accessible by walkers and wheelchairs

    We have a large courtyard where residents can relax in the sun with friends, watch birds flitter among the bird feeders and enjoy our gardens. In cooler temperatures, we move our fun inside with activities like ice cream socials, pinochle, live musical entertainment, church...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living

Pricing for Virginia Place

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

Base fees by room type

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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.

Amenities at Virginia Place

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
International cuisine
Professional chef

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units
Private patio, deck, or balcony

Community Amenities

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon


Laundry service / drycleaning


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Piano or organ
Raised garden beds

On-site dining options

Private dining room

Memory care services

Enclosed courtyard


Devotional activities on-site
Protestant services
Catholic services
Cooking classes

Reviews for Virginia Place


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May 26, 2021
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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My review of Virginia Place

The first day of check in which was Christmas Day was the only good day our loved one and family experience. Everything else was neglect, our loved one was in so much pain. Their ankles were so swollen they could not even walk. They said they could handle our loved ones health and care but that was not the case. The director was fired because she was telling the families this was not a safe place, so they let her go. The director of nursing and administrator there had no checks and balances with their medicines. They never had any idea where narcotics would go. The executive director there at the time was wonderful, but she could never do anything because the director had over powered her.

May 6, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
My review of Virginia Place

Our family was able to do an in person tour and we had a great experience. The staff member we met with were super super friendly, and very helpful we have nothing bad to say. However, we did not choose the facility just due to our loved ones health condition, they needed a specific type of care, and they are more active.

April 1, 2021
John - Child of resident/client
You're not getting the value of what you're paying for

They need to hire a good senior staff to run the property. They have turnover at the senior staff level, and there is fallout for the whole community. They have very high turnover. Upper management really needs to be improved. New chef is good, but that changes as. The people who do direct care do show that they care and show that they truly see the residents. Things like cleanliness, trash removal, etc, need some work. We've not been really happy with Virginia Place.

January 24, 2020
Linda Johnson - Loved one of resident/client
Virginia Place assisted living

Great place great staff no. I have been to many different assisted living facilities both Illinois and Indiana have found none better than this.

January 24, 2020
Kennedy - Loved one of resident/client
Happy camper!

Great place. Really caring staff. Lots of activities. Highly recommend.

January 24, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

My father-in-law has been here for 2 years and he and the family have been very pleased with everything and everyone. The staff is very caring and always available if you have any questions.

May 15, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

This is basically a nursing home trying to sell themselves as assisted/independent living. It reminded my mother so much a nursing home that she was panicking as it reminded of her a very bad experience with her mother. The sales person was also very pushy and I felt she was more interested in selling us on her facility than making sure my mother ended up in a place that was good for her mental health. Honestly we should have left the second we walked in and saw the place.

Response from Virginia Place

May 20, 2019

Hello - we are saddened to see your review. Virginia Place is licensed as an Assisted Living community, and we provide varying levels of care to our residents. We try to be as transparent as possible. I'm sorry you had a negative experience touring our community and we'll be sure to share your feedback with our leadership team. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or would like to elaborate on your comments. Thanks.

November 12, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

My Father-in-law has been at Virginia Place since March and is very happy and has made several friends. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

September 19, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

The staff was excellent at answering question and making us feel welcome. Nicole Handled tough conversations with poise and honesty, not sugar coating the transition we are getting ready to make. The Facility is older, but maintained and clean. My rating reflects the fact that this was the first facility we visited.

July 26, 2018
Barbara King - Loved one of resident/client

My father made so many new friends here, and the staff treated him very well!! He really enjoyed the activities, and the food was absolutely wonderful!! My dad was very, very happy at Virginia Place, and I want to thank you all for making my father's last days so very happy. God bless you!

May 7, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Ownership Changes

My parent has been a resident for a couple of years, loved, loved, loved the place and the staff was SUPERB as Brookdale. Since changing ownership the vibe and feeling of a home away from is long gone, as well as existing staff. It was a team environment that gave you a comfort knowing your love one was well taken care of. Activities have been reduce and security in my opinion has been compromised! I'm currently looking for a new place for my parent, the new management style of Virgina place is not to my liking.

February 12, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

We really enjoyed our tour at this facility. [Name removed], who worked there at the time and has been promoted, has a true heart for the residents there. It is a small facility and affordable for someone on a fixed income. The rooms were spacious enough and we were able to see someone's room versus just a room model. It gave us a better idea of what a room can look like that is lived in. Out of all the places we have looked at and that my mother may be able to afford, this was my favorite.

December 14, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
My cousin was happy here

This community was good to my cousin the staff was good to her and to us. She enjoyed her daily activities. The food is good they had a main dish then also alternatives. I really liked Virginia Place the rooms were very nice and clean, building well taken care of, and staff extremely helpful. Unfortunately our cousin took a turn for the worse and is undergoing IV treatment for a bone infection. Doctors feel this will be an ongoing issue so with the pic line treatments Virginia place is unable to accommodate her.

August 18, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Mom's Care

I like that my mom is getting good care at this community. The staff is caring to her needs and she likes the menu of the meals. The community is clean and a nice environment. They have activities that are offered. We would recommend this community for the care of a loved one.

May 4, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

I really loved this place. I felt like I was actually in someone's home, not in an assisted living center. There was so much going on. I like that it was all on one floor. Right now this is on the top of my list for recommendations to my parents

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Virginia Place offers Studio, 1 Bedroom and Semi-Private. Learn more.

Virginia Place has received an average review rating of 3.9 based on 15 reviews. See all reviews.

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