2 Assisted Living Facilities near Columbia City, IN

1 Assisted Living Facility in Columbia City, IN

Oak Pointe of Columbia City

Provides: Assisted Living
413 N Wolf Rd, Columbia City, IN 46725
"I have had problems with Parkview in the past. Generally I think they stack their bills, hire too few doctors, and don't really care about their patients. The office staff and doctors have never..." More

1 Assisted Living Facility near Columbia City, IN

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The Hearth at Sycamore Village

Provides: Assisted Living
611 W County Line Road S, Fort Wayne, IN 46814
"My aunt is living at The Hearth at Sycamore Village. It's excellent. It's clean, beautiful, and welcoming. The staff members are excellent. They seem to be very friendly and willing to please with..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Columbia City

    Columbia City, Indiana, is a small town with a fairly large senior population. Over 17 percent of the city's population is comprised of seniors age 65 and older, and people between the ages of 55 and 64 make up another 11.7 percent of it. Fortunately, the Fort Wayne area, which includes Columbia City, has a total of 18 assisted living facilities.

    All facility residents receive assistance with their normal activities of daily living, which include grooming, cleaning and dressing. However, those residing in communities registered as residential care facilities also have access to basic nursing care including assistance with taking medications. Because of this, residential care facilities are licensed and regulated by the Indiana State Board of Health Facility Administrators.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Columbia City

    • The Whitley County Council on Aging manages the Whitley County Transit (WCT) service. This is a door-to-door transportation service that operates on a first-come-first-serve basis. Reservations need to be scheduled in advance, and seniors over the age of 60 ride on a donation-only basis.

    • Columbia City’s overall cost of living is slightly lower than Indiana’s average cost of living. However, the cost of groceries is slightly higher, which may make it difficult for seniors with a low or fixed income to find affordable prices. Health care costs are on par with the rest of the state.

    • Indiana is considered a state that’s moderately tax-friendly to seniors. Social Security income is tax-free, but withdrawals from retirement accounts and pension income are fully taxed.

    • The Columbia City area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Parkview Whitley Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • Columbia City’s crime rate is lower than 24 percent of Indiana communities. When compared with other communities of the same size, Columbia City’s crime rate was about average. This means it’s not any safer or any more dangerous than similar cities.

    • Columbia City has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Whitley County Council on Aging, an organization that provides health equipment loans, educational programs, transportation and other services for seniors, as well as one senior center.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Columbia City

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Indiana

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,840.00 Kendallville
    $3,060.00 Wabash
    $3,041.00 Fort Wayne
    $2,500.00 Goshen

    Assisted Living costs in Columbia City start around $0 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 Columbia City 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 Columbia City

    Indiana’s Regional Care Assistance Program (RCAP) helps seniors pay for assisted living costs. The state’s Medicaid Waiver program helps pay for assisted living costs as well, but only for seniors who reside in a residential care facility.

    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 Columbia City

    Columbia City 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 Columbia City, please visit our Assisted Living in Indiana page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Columbia City

    Columbia City-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 Columbia City

    • Review of Oak Pointe of Columbia City

      My mother spent the last week of her life in a nursing home facility, Sonogee Estates. She was always dead-set against going into hospice so at the very end of her life my father had no choice but ... Read more

      Jennie Mitchell
    • Review of Oak Pointe of Columbia City

      I have had problems with Parkview in the past. Generally I think they stack their bills, hire too few doctors, and don't really care about their patients. The office staff and doctors have never be... Read more

      Sayward C
    • Review of Oak Pointe of Columbia City

      I have a close family member who is currently a resident at this facility. From day one the staff has been exceptionally accommodating to us and everyone was very pleasant. They gave us a detailed ... Read more

      WavesMond
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