7 Assisted Living Facilities near Chesterton, IN

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Chesterton, IN

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Residences at Coffee Creek

Provides: Assisted Living
2300 Village Point, Chesterton, IN 46304
"My father, now 85 years old had been diagnosed with dementia almost 10 years ago. For the first several years it was manageable for the family….especially our primary caregiver…Mom. However,..." More

Symphony Chesterton

Provides: Assisted Living
2775 Village Point, Chesterton, IN 46304
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Brookdale Valparaiso

Provides: Assisted Living
2601 Valparaiso Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383
"My friend is in Brookdale Valparaiso and she loves it. She likes the food, and somebody is always there to check on her. She has a lot of privacy if she wants it. Her room is nice, she's in a..." More

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Caring Star 2013

Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso

Provides: Assisted Living
1300 Vale Park Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383
"I wanted My Mom to have a comfortable Home environment that wasn't a rehab or nursing home like feel. Looked at Several places in Valpo area and felt that my Mom would be most comfortable in a..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Rittenhouse Village at Portage

Provides: Assisted Living
6235 Sterling Creek Rd, Portage, IN 46368
"My mother has moved into Rittenhouse Village. It's been very nice. She has been very happy there. The rooms are very nice and very comfortable. My mother is very happy with the staff members. She..." More

Pines Village Retirement Communities

Provides: Assisted Living
3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso, IN 46383
"My experience with Pines Village was absolutely wonderful. I was very impressed with the rooms. They're one of the lowest priced in the area for independent living and apartments, but assisted..." More

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Avalon Springs Health Campus

Provides: Assisted Living
2400 Silhavy Road, Valparaiso, IN 46383
"Avalon Springs was very clean and newer. My mom was a patient there for a rehab and had excellent care there. The food looked good. They had different entertainment there that my mom enjoyed and..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Chesterton

    Chesterton is a small town located near the sand dunes of Lake Michigan in Porter County, Indiana, about 50 miles southeast of Chicago. The city's history stretches back to the 1600s when French fur traders began trading with the area's native population. Today, Chesterton has nearly 14,000 residents, including a senior community that makes up 15% of the population. 

    Despite its small size, Chesterton has two assisted living facilities, and there are seven more nearby. In Chesterton, as in the rest of Indiana, assisted living facilities are officially known as residential care facilities, and they are licensed by the Family and Social Services Agency Division of Aging.  

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Chesterton

    • While particle pollution levels in Chesterton aren't a concern, the American Lung Association reports high ozone pollution levels in the region. This may be a consideration for seniors, particularly those who have heart disease or respiratory conditions.  
    • Retirees in Indiana pay state income tax on all types of retirement income except for Social Security benefits, which may affect how much money Chesterton seniors can put toward assisted living expenses.  
    • The Chesterton area has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Valparaiso. 
    • Chesterton is home to a dynamic arts and culture scene. Local senior centers may take field trips to locations like the 4th Street Theatre, which hosts plays and performances throughout the year. 
    •  The Sperling's Comfort Index for Chesterton is 6.9 out of 10, indicating that the city's weather is more comfortable than in most of Indiana. Year-round temperatures range between 17 and 82 degrees, which may make the city a good option for seniors who enjoy experiencing distinct seasons.  
    • Chesterton has low violent and property crime rates, which may appeal to seniors who enjoy being active in the community. On a 100-point scale, the property crime rate is roughly 15 points lower than the national average at 20.6, and the violent crime rate is 11 points lower than the national average at 11.1.  

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Chesterton

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Indiana

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,600.00 La Porte
    $3,600.00 Chesterton
    $3,598.00 Crown Point
    $3,467.00 Valparaiso
    $2,800.00 Merrillville
    $1,944.00 La Porte
    $1,456.00 Michigan City

    Assisted Living costs in Chesterton start around $3,600 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 Chesterton 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 Chesterton

    Chesterton seniors who meet need, income and asset limits may receive assisted living services through Indiana Medicaid, the Medicaid Aged and Disabled 1915 (c) waiver 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 Chesterton

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Chesterton

    Chesterton-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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    Assisted Living near Chesterton, IN

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Chesterton

    • Review of Residences at Coffee Creek

      My father, now 85 years old had been diagnosed with dementia almost 10 years ago. For the first several years it was manageable for the family….especially our primary caregiver…Mom. However, ... Read more

      C. Mang
    • Review of Residences at Coffee Creek

      My grandmother moved in about two months ago from a different assisted living in the region. We had no idea what we were missing until we came to Residences at Coffee Creek. The administrative staf... Read more

      EDR2015
    • Review of Residences at Coffee Creek

      I was not favorably impressed with Residences at Coffee Creek. There were staff that were rude. The marketing people said that they were now able to allow visits any time, but I learned that that w... Read more

      Jacalyn
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