Crown Point, Indiana, is located about 50 miles southwest of Chicago and just outside Gary. About 33,900 people call Crown Point home, of which approximately 6,640 are aged 65 or older. The low cost of living, mild summers and access to high-performing hospitals specializing in geriatrics in neighboring Chicago help make Crown Point an ideal destination for seniors. 

Seniors who are active in their communities may opt for assisted living when they need help with day-to-day tasks. Assisted living facilities offer a helping hand with mobility, transportation, housekeeping, meal preparation and more. It’s an ideal option for seniors who don’t need medical care but may not be safe living alone. The average cost of assisted living is $4,841 per month in Crown Point, comparable to the state median of $4,382.

This guide offers a look at what seniors can expect from retirement in Crown Point. It covers the cost of care, benefits and drawbacks of life in the city and a list of free resources that provide senior services.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Crown Point, IN

Bickford of Crown Point

140 E. 107th Ave, Crown Point, IN, 46307

Bickford of Crown Point is located in Crown Point, Indiana, just a few miles from public parks, scenic lakes and the Beacon Hill shopping mall. Visitors praise the facility for its clean, spacious apa … (read more)
Bickford of Crown Point is located in Crown Point, Indiana, just a few miles from public parks, scenic lakes and the Beacon Hill shopping mall. Visitors praise the facility for its clean, spacious apa … (read more)

2015

Wittenberg Village

1200 E Luther Dr, Crown Point, IN, 46307

We visited Wittenberg Village. The rooms were very small and it included a little kitchenette. We were not too impressed. The price was a lot more than other places, too. The staff was very nice. The … (read more)
We visited Wittenberg Village. The rooms were very small and it included a little kitchenette. We were not too impressed. The price was a lot more than other places, too. The staff was very nice. The … (read more)

Crown Point Christian Village

6685 E 117th Ave, Crown Point, IN, 46307

Crown Point Christian Village is located in Crown Point, Indiana, close to Lakes of the Four Seasons and local worship centers. Residents and their families hold the facility’s standards in high regar … (read more)
Crown Point Christian Village is located in Crown Point, Indiana, close to Lakes of the Four Seasons and local worship centers. Residents and their families hold the facility’s standards in high regar … (read more)

Majestic Care of Saint Anthony

203 W Franciscan Dr, Crown Point, IN, 46307

My mother was a resident in assisted living for 2 1/2 years. She was active in all the activities offered. The activities director is amazing. Some of the neat activities that she plans are Mardi G … (read more)
My mother was a resident in assisted living for 2 1/2 years. She was active in all the activities offered. The activities director is amazing. Some of the neat activities that she plans are Mardi G … (read more)

Symphony Crown Point

1555 S Main Street, Crown Point, IN, 46307

My relative is currently living at this facility and the staff is awesome! She has a learning disability, and they are so kind and caring to her. She has built great bonds with the workers and loves t … (read more)
My relative is currently living at this facility and the staff is awesome! She has a learning disability, and they are so kind and caring to her. She has built great bonds with the workers and loves t … (read more)

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022

Residences at Deer Creek

401 U.S. 30, Schererville, IN, 46375

Residences at Deer Creek seem more spacious than the other place we toured. That was my only concern, that my mom would seem to have to walk around a lot of places, but they had nurses’ stations on th … (read more)
Residences at Deer Creek seem more spacious than the other place we toured. That was my only concern, that my mom would seem to have to walk around a lot of places, but they had nurses’ stations on th … (read more)

2014

Brentwood at Hobart

1420 Saint Marys Circle, Hobart, IN, 46342

Brentwood at Hobart is close to St. Mary Medical Center in the community of Hobart, Indiana, near the Indian Ridge Golf Course and River Pointe Country Club. Reviewers describe this facility as clean … (read more)
Brentwood at Hobart is close to St. Mary Medical Center in the community of Hobart, Indiana, near the Indian Ridge Golf Course and River Pointe Country Club. Reviewers describe this facility as clean … (read more)

Two Hearts Homes for Seniors

18220 Clark Street, Lowell, IN, 46356

Two Hearts provides my mom the most OUTSTANDING care anyone could ask for. She absolutely loves living everyday in this home! She is always talking about the staff on how kind, and loving the workers … (read more)
Two Hearts provides my mom the most OUTSTANDING care anyone could ask for. She absolutely loves living everyday in this home! She is always talking about the staff on how kind, and loving the workers … (read more)

Virginia Place

8253 Virginia Street, Merrillville, IN, 46410

Virginia Place is centrally located in Merrillville, Indiana, accessible to Route 30 and I-65, near local hotels, restaurants and shops. Relatives of residents say they appreciate the facility’s kind, … (read more)
Virginia Place is centrally located in Merrillville, Indiana, accessible to Route 30 and I-65, near local hotels, restaurants and shops. Relatives of residents say they appreciate the facility’s kind, … (read more)

Clarendale of Schererville

7770 Burr St., Schererville, IN, 46375

Clarendale of Schererville is located in Crown Point, Indiana, close to Foxwood and Rolling Hills Parks, and a short distance from U.S. Route 30. Residents’ loved ones are impressed with the friendlin … (read more)
Clarendale of Schererville is located in Crown Point, Indiana, close to Foxwood and Rolling Hills Parks, and a short distance from U.S. Route 30. Residents’ loved ones are impressed with the friendlin … (read more)

Journey Senior Living at Merrillville

7900 Rhode Island Street, Merrillville, IN, 46410

Journey Senior Living at Merrillville was very nice. It was clean. The staffing was nice. I liked that it was one level. They were nice people. They have a library area, a beauty shop, and a barbersho … (read more)
Journey Senior Living at Merrillville was very nice. It was clean. The staffing was nice. I liked that it was one level. They were nice people. They have a library area, a beauty shop, and a barbersho … (read more)

Towne Centre

7250 Arthur Blvd, Merrillville, IN, 46410

We had our own doctor and our own home care that we liked to use and they bully you to use theirs. They need to be reported more often for this because they do it alot.
We had our own doctor and our own home care that we liked to use and they bully you to use theirs. They need to be reported more often for this because they do it alot.

Belvedere Senior Housing

343 E 90th Dr, Merrillville, IN, 46410

We have chosen Belvedere Senior Housing in Merrillville for mom. It’s clean and updated. It’s a brand new facility, and they’ve got very helpful staff and happy residents. They had studios and 1-bedro … (read more)
We have chosen Belvedere Senior Housing in Merrillville for mom. It’s clean and updated. It’s a brand new facility, and they’ve got very helpful staff and happy residents. They had studios and 1-bedro … (read more)

Brookdale Portage Wyndmoor

3444 Swanson Road, Portage, IN, 46368

Brookdale Portage Wyndmoor is a nice place. The staff was nice, the facility is nice, and they cook the meals for them. They also have people who assist with my mom’s needs. With the restrictions and … (read more)
Brookdale Portage Wyndmoor is a nice place. The staff was nice, the facility is nice, and they cook the meals for them. They also have people who assist with my mom’s needs. With the restrictions and … (read more)

Hartsfield Village

10000 Columbia Avenue, Munster, IN, 46321

Located in Munster, Indiana, Assisted Living at Hartsfield Villiage is close to Centennial Park Golf Club, Wicker Memorial Park and I-94. Loved ones praise the hard-working staff, who are described as … (read more)
Located in Munster, Indiana, Assisted Living at Hartsfield Villiage is close to Centennial Park Golf Club, Wicker Memorial Park and I-94. Loved ones praise the hard-working staff, who are described as … (read more)

Cedar Creek Health Campus

18275 S. Burr Street, Lowell, IN, 46356

My husband has been there for a few years now. He was in and out for a year or so and then we agreed he needed to stay. The staff is kind and caring. The rooms lovely and I feel blessed he is in a … (read more)
My husband has been there for a few years now. He was in and out for a year or so and then we agreed he needed to stay. The staff is kind and caring. The rooms lovely and I feel blessed he is in a … (read more)

Park Place of St. John

10700 Park Place, Saint John, IN, 46373

my husband was there for phisical thereapy after breaking his hip. he was there 1 month fell again and rebroke it. weeks later fell again and rebroke it. then fell and had 5 stitches in his hand. he … (read more)
my husband was there for phisical thereapy after breaking his hip. he was there 1 month fell again and rebroke it. weeks later fell again and rebroke it. then fell and had 5 stitches in his hand. he … (read more)

Spring Mill Health Campus

101 West 87th Avenue, Merrillville, IN, 46410

Spring Mill Health Campus is located in Crown Point, Indiana, near U.S. Highway 53 and Methodist Southlake Hospitals. Friends and relatives of residents note the facility’s homey feel along with its c … (read more)
Spring Mill Health Campus is located in Crown Point, Indiana, near U.S. Highway 53 and Methodist Southlake Hospitals. Friends and relatives of residents note the facility’s homey feel along with its c … (read more)

Cedarhurst of Dyer

1763 Calumet Ave., Dyer, IN, 46311

Cedarhurst of Dyer was open and bright. The person who showed me around was very knowledgeable, pleasant, and she was very good at what she does. She made my mom the spotlight, kind of working around … (read more)
Cedarhurst of Dyer was open and bright. The person who showed me around was very knowledgeable, pleasant, and she was very good at what she does. She made my mom the spotlight, kind of working around … (read more)

Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

601 SHEFFIELD AVE, Dyer, IN, 46311

Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is situated in a residential neighborhood next to Northgate Community Park in Dyer, Indiana. Residents enjoy watching films in the facility’s theater and trying … (read more)
Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is situated in a residential neighborhood next to Northgate Community Park in Dyer, Indiana. Residents enjoy watching films in the facility’s theater and trying … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Crown Point

All assisted living facilities in the Crown Point area must file a disclosure form with the Family and Social Services Agency (FSSA) Division of Aging. If an assisted living facility offers medication administration or any nursing services, it must also obtain licensing from the Indiana State Department of Health as a Residential Care Facility. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Crown Point

  • Spring, summer and fall are all relatively mild in Crown Point, giving seniors plenty of time to spend outside, enjoying the weather. While winter temperatures routinely drop below freezing and snow is frequent, seniors living in assisted living communities don’t need to worry about clearing snow or ice, as ground maintenance is part of the service. The climate is ideal for seniors who enjoy a four-season year. 
  • Crown Point is very affordable for cost-conscious seniors, with a cost of living 0.8% below the national average. In particular, it offers low-cost health care and transportation. 
  • Crown Point seniors don’t need to worry about crime in this oasis of peaceful living. The property crime rate is only 20.3, which is well below both state and national averages, and violent crime is a rarity, at a rate of just 7.8. In addition, seniors in assisted living benefit from added security measures, making life in Crown Point idyllic when it comes to crime. 
  • Indiana is moderately tax-friendly toward retirees with a tax plan that doesn’t tax Social Security benefits. However, pension plans are taxed, though the state flat rate of 3.23% is on the low end for income tax. A low income tax rate and low property tax rate combine to make Crown Point a reasonably affordable destination for retirement. 
  • Crown Point seniors have good access to medical care with six hospitals within easy commuting distance. Advocate Trinity Hospital is about 24 miles away and is listed as High-Performing in Geriatrics, according to U.S. News & World Report

Paying for Assisted Living in Crown Point

Assisted living care averages $4,841 per month in Crown Point, according to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey. The statewide median is $4,382 in Indiana, which is on par with the national median of $4,300 per month. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Crown Point assisted living costs are high for Indiana, but most nearby significant cities are across the border into Illinois, where prices average a bit higher. In Chicago, IL, the closest city, seniors can expect to pay about $100 more per month, while in the nearest metropolitan area in Indiana, Michigan City, costs are about $250 cheaper. In South Bend, seniors pay a similar rate to Crown Point at $4,819 per month. 

$4841

Crown Point

$4382

Indiana

$4300

The United States

$4950

Chicago, IL

$4585

Michigan City Area

$4819

South Bend

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Assisted living is just one of several care options available to Crown Point seniors. Adult day health care is the most affordable option, but there is not enough information to generate an average for the cost of this type of care in Crown Point. In-home help averages $4,767 per month and is ideal for seniors that only need intermittent help. For seniors that require skilled nursing services, nursing homes are available at $6,540 per month for a shared room and $7,224 for a private room. 

$4767

Homemaker Services

$4767

Home Health Aide

$

Adult Day Health Care

$4841

Assisted Living Facility

$6540

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7224

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Crown Point, IN, was not available, so data for the closest city, Kankakee, IL, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Crown Point

Indiana’s Regional Care Assistance Program (RCAP) helps seniors pay for the monthly cost of assisted living. The state also offers a Medicaid Waiver program, but it only covers costs for seniors residing in an RCF.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Indiana page.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Indiana

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 Crown Point

Crown Point seniors have access to various state and local programs that offer supportive services. Government and nonprofit programs may provide financial assistance, referral services or transportation to local senior residents.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(219) 794-1829

The Northwest Indiana Community Action Corp. is the area agency on aging that serves Crown Point seniors. It provides services to seniors in six counties, including Lake County, where Crown Point is located. Seniors can access referral services, nutrition programs, mobility assistance, housing help and more through this local agency. 

(888) 525-3872

Laketran is a Lake County transportation service specifically for seniors. It operates public transit lines to help seniors travel through the most visited locations throughout the county. The Dial-A-Ride service is available for scheduled, curb-to-curb drop-off for seniors that need help getting to medical appointments. Service is available Monday through Saturday, starting as early as 6:00 a.m. and running until 8:00 p.m., depending on the day. 

(800) 622-4484

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program offers advocacy and assistance to assisted living and nursing home facility residents. Trained ombudsmen visit licensed care facilities to ensure that all resident rights are upheld. Seniors can lodge complaints about the quality of care, use of restraints, abuse and other issues, and these trained advocates work with residents to resolve the issues. An ombudsman can also negotiate on behalf of a resident or their family members to improve quality of life and prevent evictions. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Crown Point

Crown Point-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Indiana