7 Assisted Living Facilities in Bloomington, IN

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Bloomington, IN

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Brookdale Bloomington

Provides: Assisted Living
3802 South Sare Road, Bloomington, IN 47401
"My mom's in the hospital, but she was at Brookdale Bloomington right before that and they are amazing. They really are. It's a wonderful facility and beyond what I expected. The activities director..." More

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Bell Trace Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
800 N. Bell Trace Circle, Bloomington, IN 47408
"We chose Bell Trace because it is close to where my mother's home was and connected to many of the communities that she's a part of already. We also felt good about the types of activities that are..." More

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Gentry Park Bloomington

Provides: Assisted Living
901 S. Hastings Drive, Bloomington, IN 47401
"I toured Gentry Park Bloomington. I think the staff is helpful. We were able to see all of the community areas and some of the private rooms. The rooms seem spacious, nice, and have high ceilings...." More

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Monroe Place

Provides: Assisted Living
2770 South Adams Street, Bloomington, IN 47403
"I'm going to move into Monroe Place. The facility has a lot of light, it's bright and cheerful. It's very clean and the apartments have quite a bit of space in them. There hasn't been a lot of..." More

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BeeHive Homes of Bloomington

Provides: Assisted Living
2306 West 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
"Good service, good friends, good food, quality service from staff, and clean environment." More

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Hearthstone Health Campus

Provides: Assisted Living
3043 North Lintel Drive, Bloomington, IN 47404
"Hearthstone Health Campus seemed fine to us. It's all assisted living units and there's an additional cost per level of care. I didn't meet any staff members that were derogatory in any manner. The..." More

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Stonecroft Health Campus

Provides: Assisted Living
363 S. Fieldstone Blvd., Bloomington, IN 47403
"Great facility! The nursing care is awesome & therapy is top notch! " More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bloomington

    Bloomington, Indiana is known for it's vibrant activity and beautiful scenery. Walking tours around the town highlight Bloomington's rich history and attract people of all ages. Seniors looking for assisted listed options in Bloomington have six communities to choose from. In Indiana, seniors have two types of care to choose between: an assisted living facility (ALF) or a residential care facility (RCF). While both options offer services such as housekeeping, laundry, three daily meals, and assistance with activities of daily living, RCFs also provide assistance with medications and basic nursing care. Because of this, RCFs are regulated by the Indiana State Board of Health Facility Administrators, while ALFs are only required to file a disclosure form with the Family and Social Services (FSS) Division of Aging.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bloomington

    • Bloomington Transit provides a public bus service throughout the Bloomington area. Seniors age 60 and older are eligible for reduced single-ride fares. Monthly and semiannual passes can also be purchased at reduced rates.

    • The overall cost of living in Bloomington is higher than Indiana’s average cost of living. However, the average cost of health care is lower than the state’s average, making it easy for seniors to find affordable health care options.

    • Social Security income is tax-free in Indiana. However, because pension payments and withdrawals from retirement accounts are fully taxed, the state is only considered moderately tax-friendly to seniors.

    • The Bloomington area is home to world-class medical facilities, including IU Health Bloomington Hospital and Monroe Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • The crime rate in Bloomington is higher than 93 percent of Indiana communities. While it’s normal for larger cities to have slightly higher crime rates, Bloomington’s crime rate for violent and property crimes combined is quite a bit higher than cities that are similar in size and population.

    • Bloomington is prone to cold winter weather, but the moderate climate during the spring, summer, and fall makes it easy for seniors to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Bloomington

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Indiana

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,225.00 Greencastle
    $3,195.00 Bloomington
    $3,123.00 Columbus
    $2,992.00 Mooresville
    $2,936.00 Bedford
    $2,859.00 Seymour
    $1,668.00 Franklin

    Assisted Living costs in Bloomington start around $3,195 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

    It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Bloomington and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bloomington

    Seniors who need help paying costs associated with residing in an assisted living facility can apply for the state’s Regional Care Assistance Program (RCAP). Indiana’s Medicaid Waiver program also helps cover assisted living costs, but only if the facility is registered as a RCF.

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Indiana page.

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    More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Indiana page.

    Free Assisted Living Resources in Bloomington

    Bloomington and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Bloomington, please visit our Assisted Living in Indiana page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bloomington

    Bloomington-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Indiana are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Indiana page for more information about these laws.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Bloomington

    • Review of Monroe Place

      I'm going to move into Monroe Place. The facility has a lot of light, it's bright and cheerful. It's very clean and the apartments have quite a bit of space in them. There hasn't been a lot of turn... Read more

    • Review of Brookdale Bloomington

      My sister is at Brookdale Bloomington. She'll be there until the end of the month. The staff seems to care about what's going on because she is very difficult, and they seem to be able to deal with... Read more

    • Review of Monroe Place

      My mom will be moving into Monroe Place assisted living. I like the friendliness of the staff and the cleanliness of the facility. It's spacious, very well-maintained and the apartments are comfort... Read more

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