1 Assisted Living Facility in Brazil, IN

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Brazil Villas of Holly Brook and Refl...

Provides: Assisted Living
1941 W US Hwy 40, Brazil, IN 47834
"Brazil Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care goes out of their way to work with people coming in. They're very welcoming and very topnotch. The facility is new, so it's beautiful. They..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Brazil

    Brazil, which is nestled in Clay County, Indiana, is a small city with a rich history. It's home to numerous historically significant landmarks for seniors to explore, including the Clay County Courthouse, the Chafaris Dos Contos (Fountain of Tales) and cabins that date back to the early 1800s. The city's senior community comprises nearly 15 percent of the population and is supported by a single assisted living community. 

    In Brazil, as in all of Indiana, the official term for assisted living facilities is residential care facilities. These facilities are licensed by the Family and Social Services Agency Division of Aging and house at least five residents. Each facility offers at least one health-related service and two or more scheduled supportive services.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Brazil

    • The weather in Brazil is typical of central Indiana, so it has hot, humid summers and cold winters. The average July high is 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and the January low is around 20 degrees. Seniors who enjoy experiencing four distinct seasons may prefer Brazil's climate.  
    • The overall cost of living in Brazil is roughly 22 percent lower than the national average, which may make the city an attractive option for seniors on a budget. While the cost of groceries and transportation are roughly the same here as in other U.S. cities, health care costs are about 7 percent lower than the national average.
    • In Indiana, seniors do not pay income tax on Social Security, but they are taxed on pension income and money drawn from retirement accounts. This may affect how much a senior in Brazil can put toward assisted living costs.
    • The overall crime rate in Brazil is 30 percent higher than the national average, and residents have a 1 in 28 chance of being the victim of any type of crime in this city. To protect residents, assisted living facilities generally have alarm systems and security cameras, though seniors may want to practice caution when they're out alone. 
    • While Brazil doesn't have a public transportation system, seniors who are 60 and over can utilize Clay County Senior Transportation for medical and dental appointments, grocery trips and general errands.
    • The Brazil area is home to world-class medical facilities, including St. Vincent Clay Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Brazil

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Indiana

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,549.00 Bloomington
    $3,500.00 Brazil
    $3,390.00 Crawfordsville
    $3,302.00 Paris
    $3,282.00 Mooresville
    $3,225.00 Greencastle
    $3,152.00 Terre Haute

    Assisted Living costs in Brazil start around $3,500 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 Brazil 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 Brazil

    Brazil seniors who meet income restrictions may apply to receive financial aid  to cover the cost of assisted living from three state programs: Indiana Medicaid, the Medicaid Aged and Disabled 1915 (c) Waiver program and the Indiana Residential Care Assistance Program.

    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 Brazil

    Brazil 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 Brazil, please visit our Assisted Living in Indiana page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Brazil

    Brazil-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 Brazil

    • Review of Brazil Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care

      Brazil Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care goes out of their way to work with people coming in. They're very welcoming and very topnotch. The facility is new, so it's beautiful. They ... Read more

      Laurie
    • Review of Brazil Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care

      My parents have an apartment reserved at Brazil Villas of Holly Brook. They are moving into a two-bedroom, two-bathroom assisted living apartment. It is very nice and brand new, so everything is cl... Read more

      Debra
    • Review of Brazil Villas of Holly Brook and Reflections Memory Care

      We put a deposit down at Brazil Villas, but we haven't moved my sister in yet until we get veterans assistance. The place is beautiful, very nice, brand new, and very clean. The staff is all incred... Read more

      Heidi
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