The 3 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Columbus, IN for 2023

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Columbus, IN

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Traditions of Columbus

Provides: Assisted Living
4300 West Goeller Blvd., Columbus, IN 47201
"We toured Traditions of Columbus for our mom and I thought it was fabulous. We enjoyed the visit, it was nice. The facility was clean, they were very well taken care of, and very nice. The person..." More

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Vivera Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1971 State Street, Columbus, IN 47201
"Welcome to a gracious, assisted lifestyle in your community. At Vivera Senior Living, you’ll enjoy friendly neighbors to share common life experiences and an active community full of..." More

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Silver Oaks Health Campus

Provides: Assisted Living
2011 Chapa Drive, Columbus, IN 47203
"Silver Oaks Health Campus was very good, and the staff was pleasant and friendly. I looked at one nice room. They were having lunch when I was there." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Columbus

    The fascinating combination of modern architectural landscapes and a small-town atmosphere in Columbus, Indiana, lets seniors enjoy relaxed living with a visual treat. Known as Athens on the Prairie for its remarkable structures and abundance of public art, the city is a breath of fresh air for adventurous retirees. It's home to one assisted living facility, and there are three others in nearby Seymour and Franklin. In Columbus as in the rest of Indiana, assisted living communities are called residential care facilities (RCFs) and are licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health, Division of Long Term Care.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Columbus

    • While pensions and retirement benefits are fully taxed in Indiana, social security income is tax-exempt. Despite the state’s sales tax being higher than the national average, groceries and prescription medicines are not taxed, and the low cost of living in Columbus makes the city an affordable place for seniors to call home.
    • The overall crime rate in Columbus is 48 percent higher than the national average mainly due to higher incidents of theft which is under the non-violent property crime category. The city’s violent crime rate is 82 percent lower than the U.S. average.
    • The compact community of Columbus is easy for seniors to get around. ColumBUS Transit gives seniors 60+ reduced fares on fixed-route buses around the city, and Call-a-BUS offers curb-to-curb paratransit rides.
    • Columbus has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Thrive Alliance, and organization that offers various services, programs and resources to support the wellness of aging adults as well as one senior center.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Columbus

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Indiana

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,986.00 Shelbyville
    $3,906.00 Greenwood
    $3,855.00 Columbus
    $3,707.00 Franklin
    $3,570.00 Greensburg
    $3,478.00 Seymour
    $3,157.00 Bloomington

    Assisted Living costs in Columbus start around $3,855 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 Columbus 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 Columbus

    For seniors in Columbus who are Medicaid recipients, the state of Indiana covers the costs of assisted living services in licensed residential care facilities (RCFs) through its Residential Care Assistance Program (RCAP) and Aged and Disabled (A&D) waiver.

    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 Columbus

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Columbus

    Columbus-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 Columbus

    • Review of Traditions of Columbus

      We toured Traditions of Columbus for our mom and I thought it was fabulous. We enjoyed the visit, it was nice. The facility was clean, they were very well taken care of, and very nice. The person w... Read more

    • Review of Traditions of Columbus

      I went to Traditions of Columbus. I like that they have private rooms right now. I don't know what they're doing in the future, but right now you have your own room there, and they have memory care... Read more

    • Review of Traditions of Columbus

      My mom is moving into Traditions of Columbus this Monday. They seem extremely caring. It's a beautiful and gorgeous facility, and we couldn't believe how much more reasonable it is than some of the... Read more

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