9 Assisted Living Facilities near Chesterton, IN

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Chesterton, IN

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StoryPoint Chesterton

Provides: Assisted Living
700 Dickinson Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304
"Lots to offer here. The staff is all very friendly and helpful with the difficulty of convincing a parent or loved one to adjust to this move. My Mom is in the "Extended Care" wing of..." More

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Residences at Coffee Creek

Provides: Assisted Living
2300 Village Point, Chesterton, IN 46304
"My mother-in-law has thoroughly enjoyed her initial Respite stay, and is considering a longer term committment. In a very short time she has made numerous friends and in turn has helped to welcome..." More

7 Assisted Living Facilities near Chesterton, IN

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Brookdale Valparaiso

Provides: Assisted Living
2601 Valparaiso Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383
"The apartments at Brookdale Valparaiso were nice. It helped mom have her own space. She’s always wanted to be on her own. Food was touch and go. Some days it was good, but the food I ate was great...." More

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Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso

Provides: Assisted Living
74 E Journey Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383
"Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community serving Valparaiso, Indiana and surrounding communities. We provide the ideal solution for seniors who value..." More

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Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso

Provides: Assisted Living
1300 Vale Park Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383
"We chose Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso for my mom and so far we like it; it's nice. She's in the assisted living. Her room is nice, with a small bedroom, a little living room area, kitchen..." More

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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

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The Wyndwood Portage

Provides: Assisted Living
3444 Swanson Road, Portage, IN 46368
"Brookdale Portage was very nice. The dining area was also nice, but the rooms were a little small. The staff that we met were very nice and helpful as well. The few residents I spoke to said they..." 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

    small town of 13,000 residents not far from the shores of Lake Michigan and only an hour and a half from Chicago, Chesterton is home to nearly 2,000 people aged 65 or older. Residents in that age range who wish to move into an assisted living facility can find two communities in Chesterton plus seven more nearby.

    As is the case everywhere in Indiana, assisted living facilities in Chesterton are licensed and regulated by the Indiana State Department of Health. They are classified as housing with services establishments. Facilities wishing to offer skilled nursing care must get licensed as residential care facilities.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Chesterton

    • Chesterton is very close to Chicago, which means it gets cold and windy in the winter, with January lows averaging 17 degrees. Snowfall is frequent, and the city's yearly accumulation averages 36 inches, which is 10 inches more than the U.S. average. Summers are typically pleasant with highs in the low 80s, giving seniors plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation.
    • The cost of living in Chesterton is about 6% higher than the U.S. average, with transportation, at 40% more expensive than average, being the highest-priced staple purchase in the area. Healthcare, often the largest monthly expense for senior citizens, is 18% less expensive in Chesterton than in a typical U.S. city.
    • Seniors with asthma and other breathing difficulties will likely find Chesterton very comfortable. The city's air quality ranks as a 72 out of 100, which is much higher than the U.S. average of 58.
    • Retirees in Chesterton enjoy moderately friendly tax treatment. They do not have to pay state income taxes on their Social Security checks but do have to pay it on most forms of private retirement income, such as 401(k)s or pensions.
    • Chesterton's violent crime rate of 11.1 is less than half the U.S. average of 22.7. Its property crime rate is also much lower than that of a typical U.S. city. Seniors can feel safe and secure choosing Chesterton as their destination for assisted living.
    • Chesterton has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Valparaiso.

    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
    $3,700.00 Chesterton
    $3,600.00 La Porte
    $3,295.00 Valparaiso
    $2,497.00 Merrillville
    $2,200.00 Michigan City
    $2,100.00 Portage

    Assisted Living costs in Chesterton start around $3,700 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

    Indiana residents can receive financial help for assisted living through Medicaid via the state's Aged & Disabled waiver (A&D). 

    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 mother-in-law has thoroughly enjoyed her initial Respite stay, and is considering a longer term committment. In a very short time she has made numerous friends and in turn has helped to welcome ... Read more

      Rondi W.
    • Review of Residences at Coffee Creek

      The best thing about the community is the dining room. It is open from 7am to 7pm and you can sit wherever you want and that has been very important. The residents have been very friendly and ver... Read more

      Barbaraandprettyboy
    • Review of Residences at Coffee Creek

      I visit a freind who lives at Residences at Coffee Creek regularly. I love to join her for lunch.. the food is excellent! She moved here temporarily after she had a rehab stay to continue her thera... Read more

      B. Miller
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