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When you hear the phrase “nursing home,” you may picture a standard retirement community like an assisted living or independent living community. Nursing home, however, technically refers to a skilled nursing facility with round-the-clock medical supervision and treatments for people with severe health conditions. For those who don’t require constant medical oversight, assisted living and memory care facilities are often a better match. These types of facilities provide senior care services and are a fraction of the cost of a skilled nursing facility.

A Place for Mom partners with 27 senior care facilities within a 10-mile radius of Indianapolis’ downtown area, which includes both assisted living and memory care facilities. Assisted living facilities offer help with personal care and activities of daily living, security, and convenient on-site services. Memory care facilities are similar to assisted living but feature additional specialized therapies, security, and programs for seniors with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. This in-depth guide breaks down senior care facilities in the Indianapolis area with details on their amenities and services, costs, ways seniors pay, and local senior benefit resources.

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Nursing Homes
Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
Assisted Living
Assisted Living
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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.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Home Care
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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
Recent reviews of Nursing Homes 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...

4.5 / 5.0

In general, the staff at The Forum at the Crossing are very respectful, kind and patient. Based off of our personal experience, I would definitely recommend this facility to other families who are searching.

4.6 / 5.0

Although there have been recent staffing changes, most of the higher level management has not changed and many have multiple years there. I have seen genuine caring for residents from the entry level staff as well. My mom seems content there.

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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 virtual tour with [name removed] was great. I then went in person to see and found a studio apartment for my mom to move into from another assisted living facility. The rate is half the price. She loves...
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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66 Floor plans available
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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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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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9.1
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The community is very nice and polite. We chose this place because we knew someone who worked there and the place had a great atmosphere
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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My parents absolutely love The Forum at the Crossing community, and all of the staff members that are working there are incredible. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would absolutely recommend...
Provides: Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
The Forum at the Crossing, a full-service senior living community located in Indianapolis' attractive north side, offers Independent Living (home health services are available on-site) and Alzheimer's/dementia Care. Lifestyle 360 offers residents a variety of activities, bringing the five...
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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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8.7
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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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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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8.5
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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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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.
Innovation in Affordable Assisted Living The Oasis at 30th offers private accommodations at an affordable price for low to moderate individuals. Our residents include private pay spend down individuals as well as those eligible to qualify for the Indiana Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver or...
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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.
Hellenic Senior Living Indianapolis recently opened at 8601 S. Shelby St. We are located on the South Side of Indianapolis The $23 million development was designed for seniors who have a financial need and require some help to maintain their independence.“We will be providing older adults with a...
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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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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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6.5
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Costs of nursing homes in the Indianapolis area

The cost of a senior care facility in Indianapolis is widely dependent on the level of care provided there. In almost all cases, a skilled nursing facility will cost more than an assisted living or memory care facility, because of the extensive medical support and supervision it provides.

It’s important to be aware of how much care services affect the cost and be familiar with what services are provided in different types of senior care facilities. Otherwise, you could end up paying for services that aren’t actually needed.

Skilled nursing facilities

On-site medical staff, round-the-clock medical supervision, and skilled nursing services make skilled nursing facilities the costliest type of senior care facility. The cost can vary depending on whether you have a private or semi-private room. On average, the cost of a semi-private room in a skilled nursing home is $7,057 and $8,973 for a private room, according to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care survey.[01]

Costs of Indianapolis assisted living and memory care facilities

Many seniors seek out an assisted living facility when they need help with personal care services or activities of daily living (ADLs). The average cost of one of our in-network Indianapolis assisted living facilities is $3,900 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s 2022 proprietary data.[02] This total amount factors in the cost of rent and personal care services that are often bundled into the monthly rate. Here are the services you can expect to find at our partner Indy assisted living communities:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Organized community activities and events (on-site and off-site)
  • Daily meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping and maintenance
  • Personal laundry and/or dry-cleaning
  • Transportation
  • Concierge services
  • Parking
  • Pet rent/pet-care services

Some assisted living facilities have dedicated memory care units for residents with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Residents in memory care units receive similar services provided in an assisted living facility, like those above, as well as specialized memory care services. Memory care residents receive advanced services like enhanced security measures, 24-hour awake staff, and specialized activities and therapies. Memory care staff may also be required to have advanced training in memory care-caregiving techniques.

These more specialized care services usually result in memory care costing slightly more than assisted living alone. On average, the cost of one of our partner Indianapolis memory care facilities is $4,400 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s 2022 proprietary data.[02]

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Average monthly costs

Indianapolis, IN

$4,327

How people pay for a nursing home in Indianapolis

There are a variety of ways to pay for nursing homes in Indianapolis. Families will often use a mix of private and public pay options. Depending on a couple of different factors, Medicare and Medicaid can help out with some of the costs of long-term care or skilled nursing services. Veterans and surviving spouses may also be able to turn to certain benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

No matter what stage you’re at in your search for long-term care, it’s important to understand what financial resources may be available to help stay a step ahead of the costs. We delve into what specific payment methods can be used to cover certain long-term care costs at senior care facilities below.

Private pay methods

Personal assets like savings accounts, investment returns, and retirement income are often the first resources seniors and families look into to pay for their ideal senior care facility. In some cases, the following options below may also be available to help pay for long-term senior care costs:

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VA benefits
38200

Number of veterans living in Indianapolis in 2021

About 25% of veterans in Indianapolis are age 75 and older.

Veteran-specific benefits may be available to help veterans or their spouses pay for long-term senior care costs. The Indianapolis Office of Veterans Services has several appointed county veterans service officers (CVSO) to help Indianapolis veterans access benefits. Disability benefits like the Aid and Attendance benefit are particularly helpful. This benefit provides monthly payments to eligible veterans or spouses for anything that improves quality of life, such as senior housing and care. You or a loved one may qualify for more benefits than you think, and local resources are there to help make sure you don’t miss out on any.

The first step to applying is contacting a CVSO or one of the veterans service organizations (VSO) located at the Indianapolis VA Regional Office. VSOs like the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and American Veterans (AMVETS) advocate for veterans and families and can help out with the complex benefits application process. Other VSOs include The American Legion, The Military Order of the Purple Heart, and Paralyzed Veterans of America. Find contact information and other online resources below.

Resources for Indianapolis veterans

Indianapolis veteran resources

The American Legion
575 N. Pennsylvania St., Room 325
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-916-3605

American Veterans (AMVETS) — Find a post
575 N. Pennsylvania St., Room 314
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-916-3613

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
575 N. Pennsylvania St., Room 324
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-916-3615

The Military Order of the Purple Heart
⁠575 N. Pennsylvania St., Room 312
Indianapolis, IN 46204
⁠Phone: 317-916-3623

Paralyzed Veterans of America
575 N. Pennsylvania St., Room 313
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-916-3626

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
575 N. Pennsylvania St., Room 319
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-916-3629

Medicaid

Eligible individuals who meet financial and medical requirements may qualify for certain health care services through the Indiana Medicaid program. Medicaid is jointly managed by the federal and state government. In some cases, it may be used to pay for long-term care costs in nursing homes, memory care, and assisted living facilities. Find out how Medicaid may be used to pay for long-term care expenses in different types of senior care settings below.

Indiana Medicaid for nursing homes

Indiana Medicaid provides coverage for medically necessary care within a nursing home — or a skilled nursing facility — for patients who require a nursing home level of care. This means a person requires a level of care that can only be provided by licensed nurses and other types of health care professionals. Medicaid nursing homes provide the following to patients:

  • Room and board
  • Round-the-clock medical supervision
  • Nursing care services
  • Rehabilitative therapies
  • Nutrition management
  • Organized activities

To qualify, you must be age 65 or older, blind, or disabled. You must also meet certain income and asset limits, which can change every year and vary by family size.

Indiana Medicaid for assisted living and memory care facilities

The cost to live in a private memory care or assisted living facility is not covered by Indiana Medicaid. However, some Medicaid programs let patients access in-home health care services in the residence or community of their choice. These programs meet the needs of seniors who need a nursing home level of care but would rather receive the services in their community or home instead of an institutional-like nursing home.

Depending on the facility, Medicaid will cover certain care services inside an assisted living or memory care facility through home and community based services (HCBS) waiver programs. The following HCBS programs may be available to help seniors with the cost of certain health care services:

  • Aged and disabled (A&D) waiver provides access to specialized medical equipment and supplies, home modifications, and participant-directed home care services from within a community.
  • Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) helps seniors age 55+ that live in a PACE service area access several medical and supportive services from their community instead of a nursing home, such as hospital and skilled nursing care when necessary.

You’ll need to apply for Medicaid before applying for the A&D waiver or the PACE program, which can be done in person at your local Division of Family Resources (DFR) office or online. Once that step is complete, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) to get started with the application process to enroll in the A&D waiver program.

To apply for PACE, contact your local PACE organization. You can find a list of all Indiana PACE programs and contacts listed on the state’s Department of Family and Social Services Administration website.

Medicare

Medicare is the federal health insurance program designed to help seniors pay for medically necessary health care costs. Depending on a person’s Medicare plan and the type of senior care setting, Medicare will pay for certain medically necessary, short-term care services.

Nursing homes in Indianapolis — or skilled nursing facilities — can be covered by Medicare for up to 100 days. To qualify for Medicare coverage, seniors must have a confirmed medical diagnosis and meet all of the following criteria:[04]

  • They are age 65 and older.
  • They have a qualifying inpatient hospital stay.
  • They receive skilled nursing services in a Medicare-certified facility.
  • They’re enrolled in Medicare Part A and have unused days left in their benefit period.
  • They need skilled nursing services for a condition that was either treated during an inpatient hospital stay or developed while receiving care in a nursing home.

Most expenses incurred in an assisted living or memory care facility are considered custodial costs and aren’t covered by Medicare. However, there are some specific services and expenses that Medicare may pay for while a patient is living in an assisted living or memory care facility, like the following:

  • Prescriptions
  • Medical supplies
  • Preventative services
Help with Medicare benefits

Indianapolis seniors have access to ample resources to help with Medicare. Trained Medicare counselors are available through the Indiana State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), as well as CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions — the Marion County Area Agency on Aging (AAA). Both provide no-cost Medicare counseling to guide seniors through Medicare-approved services, eligibility requirements, how to file claims, and more.

Medicare resources

Local agencies

Indiana State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Find a SHIP location near you
Central office phone: 800-452-4800

CICOA — Marion County Area Agency on Aging
Online request form
4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46205-1560
Phone: 317-254-5465

Understand Indiana laws and regulations for nursing homes

The state regulations for senior care facilities in Indiana vary somewhat depending on the type of care setting. We highlight some important state regulations in place for Indiana skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care facilities below.

Skilled nursing facilities

Skilled nursing facilities are also referred to as comprehensive care facilities in Indiana. Skilled nursing facilities are required to be licensed through the Comprehensive Care Facility Licensing and Certification Program by the Indiana Department of Health. Skilled nursing facilities are required to provide the following:[05]

  • Room and board
  • Food for special diets
  • Medication administration
  • Rehabilitative treatments and therapies under the order of a physician
  • Comprehensive nursing care

Read on to find out about types of care provided in a skilled nursing facility, as well as some specific regulations for skilled nursing facilities.

Types of care in a skilled nursing facility

Skilled nursing facilities are licensed to provide comprehensive nursing care, which goes beyond what’s provided in settings like assisted living or memory care facilities. Comprehensive nursing care includes the following types of medical care services:[05]

  • Insertion, irrigation, and replacement of catheters
  • Treatment of complex or infected wounds that require the use of sterile techniques
  • Treatment of widespread skin disorders, such as pressure ulcers
  • Any physician-ordered treatments that require a nurse’s observation
  • Administration of oxygen or other medical gases

Skilled nursing facility regulations in Indiana

Indiana’s regulations for skilled nursing facilities help make sure facilities provide a safe and sanitary environment that promotes residents’ quality of life and dignity. We highlight a few of those regulations for skilled nursing facilities below:[05]

  • Prospective residents must have a physician’s order to be admitted.
  • All residents must be served three daily meals and, if needed, be provided with special eating equipment and utensils.
  • Facilities must conduct a preadmission evaluation on prospective residents to make sure their needs can be met at the facility.
  • Facilities must develop a comprehensive care plan within seven days after a resident’s initial assessment. The plan must include measurable goals and timelines to meet a resident’s specific care needs.
  • Facilities must provide residents a discharge summary that details their health status at the time of transfer, as well as a post-discharge plan to identify their needs after transfer.
  • Facilities must provide an ongoing activity program with a range of options, such as group social activities, events, arts and crafts, and spiritual programs.
  • Residents have the right to be treated with dignity and free from all forms of abuse. All facilities must have policies in place that prohibit abuse, mistreatment, and neglect of residents.
  • Facilities must provide specialized rehabilitative therapies (physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.) or use an outside resource to provide such therapies for residents who need them.

Indiana assisted living and memory care regulations

Assisted living facilities in Indiana can be licensed or unlicensed to operate. Both types of facilities should provide assistance with activities of daily living to individuals. We outline some distinctions between both types of facilities, as well as Indiana regulations for licensed assisted living facilities below.

Licensed vs. unlicensed assisted living facilities

Assisted living facilities can be either licensed or unlicensed in Indiana. Assisted living facilities that are licensed fall under the category of residential care facilities and are regulated and inspected by the Indiana Department of Health about every nine to 15 months. Licensed assisted living facilities can provide more advanced health care services like medication administration. Unlicensed assisted living facilities, on the other hand, can’t provide medication administration. However, residents can hire their own home health care caregivers if they need such services while living in a facility.

Assisted living vs. skilled nursing facilities

Unlike skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities — both licensed and unlicensed — can’t provide comprehensive nursing services or admit residents who need round-the-clock nursing care. They also can’t admit seniors who require total assistance with all their activities of daily living. We outline some more key regulations in place for licensed Indiana assisted living facilities below.

Indiana regulations for licensed assisted living facilities

Any medication administration needs to be ordered by a resident’s doctor and supervised by a licensed nurse, though residents may self-administer or receive medication assistance from staff when appropriate and safe.

Below are some regulations for licensed assisted living communities in Indiana:[06]

  • Like skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities must serve three daily meals.
  • All private units must be at least 100 square feet, with a minimum of 80 square feet available per resident in multiple-occupancy units.
  • Residents’ rooms should have no more than four beds within one unit, and every unit must have a private toilet, sink, and tub or shower.
  • All staff members must undergo an initial orientation before working on their own, as well as an annual in-service education and training program related to their duties.
  • Assisted living facilities are responsible for creating policies for investigating and addressing complaints to prevent any abuse, neglect, or mistreatment of residents.
  • Licensed residential care facilities are required to perform personal care services and assistance with activities of daily living that are tailored to the needs of each resident.
  • Licensed residential care facilities are also responsible for scheduling activities that are tailored to the interests and abilities of residents, as well as for arranging transportation to off-site community events.

Regulations for licensed assisted living facilities with memory care

Licensed assisted living facilities that offer memory care are required to submit an Alzheimer’s and dementia special care unit form. This form outlines a facility’s specific mission and philosophy for caring for patients with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, as well as the following:[06]

  • Staffing patterns and staff-to-patient ratios for each shift
  • Any therapeutic methods and programs provided
  • Types and amount of training required or provided to staff
  • A facility’s criteria and processes for admissions, transfers, and discharges

Memory care facilities that submit the disclosure form must have a designated director for the Alzheimer’s and dementia care unit. This director needs to complete the following:

  • At least 12 hours of dementia-care training
  • An annual 6 hours of training about current care practices and regulatory standards for residents in memory care

All memory care staff are required to complete an initial orientation and annual in-service training. Memory care staff must also meet the following training requirements:[06]

  • An annual 6 hours of dementia-specific training within six months of employment
  • An annual 3-hour training course over current standards of dementia care

Look up and report Indiana licensed assisted living facilities

You can find consumer reports of all licensed nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Indiana by searching the Indiana Department of Health online lookup tool. You can use the tool to search directly for a provider in the “find any provider” search box.

You can also look up a provider using the list menu, organized by county. Once you click the provider type (such as nursing homes or residential care facilities), you’ll have a list of all Indiana counties to choose from. Select the county you’re interested in, and a list of all licensed facilities will appear. From there, choose a facility and a pop-up box will open up and let you view the consumer report.

You can also submit a complaint to the Indiana Department of Health regarding any licensed health facility.

COVID-19 regulations for Indianapolis nursing homes

There currently aren’t any statewide mandates or restrictions in place for senior care communities, like assisted living or memory care, in Indianapolis. But private communities can set their own standards, so it’s important that you check with a prospective facility beforehand to understand their COVID-19 policies.

You can find the most recent public guidance and view county-specific information on the state’s COVID-19 response website. You can also find the latest guidance for Indianapolis on the Marion County Public Health Department website.

Indianapolis skilled nursing facilities have more advanced standards in place since they’re considered health care facilities. All Indianapolis skilled nursing facilities need to follow COVID-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) specific to health care settings. These guidelines include the following:

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Staff safety.

Staff should use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) whenever there’s a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Vaccinations.

Everyone is recommended to stay current with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.

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Quarantining.

Patients who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate in a private room for at least 10 days.

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Masking.

Health care professionals should wear masks and other types of personal protective equipment (PPE) around residents with confirmed COVID-19.

Get to know senior living in Indianapolis

27Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
4.1/5.0 average in-network rating
85% of our Indianapolis partner communities offer pet-friendly services
96% of our partner assisted living and memory care communities have full medication management available
44% of our in-network Indianapolis communities are designed to accommodate memory loss
85% of our partner assisted living and memory care communities offer on-site nursing services

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Number of people we have referred to assisted living and memory care facilities in Indy from 2022-2023

80

Average age of residents we’ve referred to Indianapolis assisted living and memory care facilities
Of those who chose to report, 63% of referred individuals were female

What to expect from nursing homes in Indianapolis

Senior care facilities are often grouped into a single category in people’s minds. But there are some pretty important distinctions you’ll want to be aware of when considering a senior care facility for a loved one. We lay out some key distinctions between different types of senior care facilities in Indianapolis below.

Skilled nursing facilities in Indianapolis

Skilled nursing facilities are often a short-term care option for people with complex medical needs or conditions. They provide medical care services just below those available at a hospital, such as round-the-clock, medically supervised nursing care. Most skilled nursing homes require a referral from a physician before admission. These facilities are designed to accommodate people who need to recover from an illness, surgery, or injury. Patients often return to their homes or move into a different type of senior care setting once they’ve recovered.

A Place for Mom doesn’t partner with stand-alone skilled nursing facilities. However, you can still find general nursing services at nearly all of our in-network assisted living and memory care facilities. Some of our partner assisted living and memory care facilities even have skilled nursing units right on-site, in the event their current residents require such advanced medical care.

Indianapolis assisted living

Seniors who don’t need the level of care provided in a skilled nursing facility may consider an assisted living facility. In Indiana, assisted living facilities can be either licensed or unlicensed. The main difference between the two is that only licensed facilities can provide health services like medication administration. Assisted living facilities are designed to help seniors with activities of daily living (ADLs) while also providing socially engaging activities for them to participate in, which include the following:

  • Stretching and yoga classes
  • Holiday parties
  • Wine tastings
  • Gardening clubs
  • Art classes
  • Cooking clubs

Transportation, meals, housekeeping, and personal laundry are often considered baseline services at most assisted living facilities. Baseline services are typically included as part of the monthly cost. Many assisted living communities also offer access to on-site amenities such as fitness centers, resident lounges, game rooms, theaters, and outdoor courtyards. Additionally, you’ll find Indianapolis assisted living facilities offer a diverse selection of floor plans, with some featuring elegant, in-unit upgrades like stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

Indianapolis memory care

Memory care facilities provide similar services and amenities as general assisted living facilities, with more specialized standards for staff and security. The facilities are designed to provide a secure living environment for residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. They also offer advanced therapies and person-centered activities for individuals with dementia. These specialized activities and therapeutic programs help to reduce loneliness, boredom, and aggressive behaviors in residents. Reminiscence and sensory-based programs are popular, and they help residents remember positive moments from the past and create new memories.

Most of our in-network memory care facilities feature enclosed courtyard areas, outdoor walking paths, and Wander Guard or similar systems to prevent residents from wandering away from the grounds. All of our partner memory care facilities have round-the-clock awake staff available, and staff are required to complete annual dementia-specific training. Some communities exclusively accommodate residents with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. But most of our partner memory care facilities operate on the same campus as an assisted living facility.

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Unfamiliar with Indianapolis? Highlights for seniors

41,300

Number of seniors age 75+ currently living in Indianapolis

5%
5% of seniors are age 75+ within the Indianapolis population[07]

$79,000

Average household earnings in Indianapolis[08]

Health care for seniors in Indianapolis

Indianapolis is anything but short on exceptional health care and top-notch hospitals, according to Google reviews from patients. Take a peek at just a couple of Indianapolis’ biggest local hospitals.

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Ascension St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis

Ascension St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis is a full-service hospital and a prime destination for specialty care. The hospital has highly qualified doctors on-site to provide both primary and specialty care in areas from cardiac rehabilitation to stroke care. Ascension St. Vincent also features a Level I trauma center and transplant center at its Indianapolis campus.

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Indiana University Health — IU Health Methodist Hospital

IU Health Methodist Hospital is affiliated with Indiana University Health and is the state’s largest hospital. As a magnet-designated hospital, patients and families can expect the highest quality of care and exceptional nursing services. The hospital specializes in several specialties that include urology, neurology, and orthopedics.

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Transportation for seniors in Indianapolis

More than half of our partner Indianapolis senior care facilities offer some form of transportation service to their residents. Most provide complimentary transportation, and a select few communities provide at-cost transportation. Residents in assisted living or memory care facilities often find the transportation services to be especially helpful for medical appointments and other errands. Not only is this highly convenient, but it’s also safer for seniors who can’t travel independently. Memory care facilities will even offer caregiver escorts on rides for seniors with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia.

For visiting friends and loved ones, Indianapolis has an expansive public transit system. IndyGo is Indianapolis’ primary public transit service and is made up of over 200 buses. All IndyGo buses are ADA-accessible, and there’s also a paratransit service available for passengers with disabilities who can’t access the fixed routes. Seniors who can safely travel on IndyGo buses receive a discounted fare when they present a valid Medicare card or Half Fare ID card. You can find an application for a Half Fare ID card online.

Indianapolis has several other transportation services as well, such as Way2Go, which helps Marion County seniors get to and from locations such as medical appointments, grocery stores, and pharmacies. You may also find one of the following Indianapolis transportation services to be helpful to you or your loved one:

Senior activities in Indianapolis

From live theater performances and museums to outdoor excursions, Indianapolis is full of family-friendly experiences and attractions. Several of the city’s key points of interest have adaptations available to make them accessible to people of all abilities. Take a peek at some of Indianapolis’ best and most accessible attractions below.

Outdoor adventures

Take a stroll through one of Indianapolis’ lovely outdoor spaces. These parks all boast different accessibility features, like accessible parking and restrooms, as well as crosswalks with visual prompts and audio commands.

  • Fort Harrison State Park has an accessible on-site dog park and multiple trails to enjoy hiking and mountain biking.
  • White River State Park is home to ample trails and waterways. Several of Indianapolis’ most beloved attractions are located here such as the Indianapolis Zoo and Indiana State Museum.
  • Eagle Creek Park is a sprawling outdoor haven with thousands of acres of forests, waterways, and trails. The park offers endless opportunities to enjoy activities like bird watching, fishing, and boating.
  • Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Garden is Indianapolis’ oldest park and offers a variety of recreational pursuits, including swimming and tennis. You can also catch live concerts and performances at the park’s outdoor amphitheater during the summer.

Historic sites

Indianapolis has several historic attractions for everyone to enjoy. Most of these venues allow trained service animals and have accessible parking, restrooms, and elevators for guests with limited mobility.

  • Indiana War Memorial and Museum is an Indianapolis must-see that honors Hoosier veterans with a captivating and interactive museum.
  • Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site explores the home of Benjamin Harrison — America’s 23rd president — and hosts a coffee with the curator event on the first Friday of every month.
  • Indiana Statehouse has guided and self-guided tours available to learn about how the state government functions and admire the building’s impressive, historic architecture.

Live entertainment

From concerts to Broadway shows, Indianapolis has plenty of live entertainment options at its performing arts venues, with generous accessibility options. Many venues offer features like accessible seating, shows with American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, and sensory-friendly performances.

  • Butler University Arts and Events Center performs 100 shows every year that range from Broadway performances and concerts to lectures.
  • Indiana Repertory Theatre is a nonprofit theatre that produces around nine productions during its season from September through May.
  • Phoenix Theatre is located in a fully ADA-compliant building and hosts an array of productions, including Broadway shows and comedies, during its season.
  • Ruoff Music Center is Indiana’s largest outdoor amphitheater and has been the site of major concerts and events.

Indianapolis’ popular attractions

Some of Indianapolis’ most popular attractions have adaptations available that make it possible for people all of ages and abilities to get in on the fun. Take a look at some of Indianapolis’ top destinations and the accessibility accommodations they offer below.

  • Indianapolis Zoo is fully accessible with ramps and low-grade slopes for guests with limited mobility. On-leash service animals are also allowed to accompany guests to the zoo.
  • NCAA Hall of Champions welcomes trained service animals, has American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation available with notice, and has accessible parking available.
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum has special “touch tours” of select cars on display, available ASL interpreters, and wheelchair-accessible buses for tours around the track.

Frequently Asked Questions

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References

  1. Genworth. (2021). Cost of care survey: Indianapolis area, Indiana.

  2. A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101): Indianapolis. [Data set]. American community survey.

  4. U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Skilled nursing facility (SNF) care. Medicare.gov.

  5. Indiana Department of Health. Indiana Administrative Code. Article 16. Health facilities; Licensing and operational standards.

  6. Indiana Department of Health. (2022). Residential care facilities.

  7. United States Census Bureau. (2021). ACS demographic and housing estimates (DP05): Indianapolis. [Data set]. American community survey.

  8. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population 65 years and over in the United States (S0103): Indianapolis. American community survey.

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Genworth. (2021). Cost of care survey: Indianapolis area, Indiana.

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A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101): Indianapolis. [Data set]. American community survey.

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U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Skilled nursing facility (SNF) care. Medicare.gov.

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Indiana Department of Health. Indiana Administrative Code. Article 16. Health facilities; Licensing and operational standards.

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Indiana Department of Health. (2022). Residential care facilities.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). ACS demographic and housing estimates (DP05): Indianapolis. [Data set]. American community survey.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population 65 years and over in the United States (S0103): Indianapolis. American community survey.