Known as the "Crossroads of America," Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the United
States. The state capital was hit hard by the mortgage crisis and record high
unemployment in the early 2000s but it's made a big comeback in recent years. The
population has grown to 830,000 - about 10 percent of whom are seniors aged 65 and
older, according to the latest census data. Many of those seniors were drawn to
Indianapolis's affordability, with a cost of living that is 6% lower than the national
The market for assisted living communities in Indianapolis is on a steady rise and local
senior housing providers are doing their best to keep pace with the increasing demand.
There are approximately 130 assisted living communities in the city, including those
that specialize in memory and Alzheimer's care. More...
has at least 71 Nursing Homes within 20 Miles
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Rental rates for assisted living apartments and memory care facilities in Indianapolis
can vary widely. Monthly prices start at approximately $2,000 and range to $3,345.
Typically, these rates include meals, housekeeping, transportation to medical
appointments, shopping trips and a variety of scheduled activities.
In addition to the basic rent, communities also charge for the required levels of care for
each new resident. These services include bathing, grooming, dressing, lifting,
medication management and a variety of other care needs. Care costs can range from
$200 to $2,000 depending on the resident's specific needs. Most communities have a
staff care specialist who helps prospective residents figure out how much it will cost to
Best Neighborhoods for Assisted Living
Forbes and Livability rank downtown Indianapolis among the best in the United States.
Many assisted living communities are located in Old Northside, where the city's
wealthiest residents once lived. Other downtown neighborhoods are also home to
quality senior communities, such as Cottage Home and Lockerbie Square.
The Butler-Tarkington neighborhood on the north side of town is close to Butler
University, a private college that welcomes seniors from nearby communities to its
many cultural events. Meridian-Kessler is another well-established and safe
neighborhood on the north side of Indianapolis.
In the northwest part of town is Eagle Creek Park, a rural neighborhood that is
attractive to many seniors because of its quiet surroundings. Perry Township is a
neighborhood on the south side of the city that is known to be home to many empty-
nesters and provides a comfortable setting for residents in assisted living communities.
Assisted living in the Indianapolis Suburbs
There are also many assisted living options available within the greater metropolitan
area. Each of these is less than an hour from the Indianapolis city center and share
similar pricing structures.
To the east, Anderson is one of the biggest suburbs with a population of 56,000. It's 43
miles from Indianapolis and has 33 assisted living communities. Danville, a suburb of
9,000 residents, is 28 miles west of Indianapolis and home to 25 assisted living
Nearby Carmel is one of the country's fastest growing cities. In 2012, CNN/Money
Magazine named it the number one city to live in America in the under 300,000
population category. It's a 23-mile drive from Indianapolis and has at least 22 assisted
Beech Grove was the birthplace of actor Steve McQueen and was originally built as a
company town for the "Big Four" railroad. Beech Grove is a six-mile drive from
Indianapolis and has 20 assisted living communities.
Clermont is a tiny community of 1,500 residents located about 10 miles from downtown
Indianapolis. Despite its small size, the quaint town is home to at least 18 assisted
Avon is located 18 miles from Indianapolis and has at least 19 assisted living
communities to choose from. The town's tree-lined streets earned it a place among the
Arbor Day Foundation's list of "Tree City, USA" cities.
Indianapolis has a humid climate with hot summers and no dry season. The warm
season lasts from the middle of May to the end of September, with an average daily high
temperature of 74°F. The hottest days of the year are in July, with an average high of
84°F. The cold season runs from the end of November to the end of February with an
average daily high temperature of 42°F. The coldest days of the year are in mid-January,
with an average low of 17°F.
Veterans organizations in Indianapolis
There are many organizations in the Indianapolis area that can help U.S. military
veterans apply for Aid & Attendance, a monthly tax-free benefit for veterans and their
surviving spouses. The benefit varies, based on the veteran's financial situation, but can
often help offset the cost of assisted living.
Monuments to Greatness
Only Washington, D.C. has more U.S. war memorials than Indianapolis, and trips
organized by some of the area's assisted living communities include visits to a number
of local monuments honoring the Greatest Generation. These include the Indiana World
War Memorial Plaza, the Medal of Honor Memorial, the Indianapolis Soldiers and
Sailors Monument and the USS Indianapolis Memorial.