9 Assisted Living Facilities near Elkhart, IN

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Elkhart, IN

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East Lake Terrace

Provides: Assisted Living
3109 East Bristol Street, Elkhart, IN 46514
"Eastlake Terrance was very nice, and that’s where we’ve decided to move my parents. It’s very clean and well-lit, and the residents were very nice. Several staff said hi and talked about the..." More

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Elkhart Place

Provides: Assisted Living
2024 County Road 24, Elkhart, IN 46517
"I put Dad in Elkhart Place. I took a tour before I put him in there. It's small, and I loved it. They showed me a room and everything. I would recommend it because they are great people. He was..." More

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Greenleaf Health Campus

Provides: Assisted Living
1201 East Beardsley Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46514
"We had several options to choose from when looking at apartments for dad. They had a studio & a spacious 1 bedroom. We chose the 1 bedroom as it provides a kitchenette for dad when making..." More

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Cedarhurst of Edison Lakes

Provides: Assisted Living
1025 Park Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545
"We were at The Waterford at Edison Lakes yesterday. We went there thinking that it was independent and assisted, but we were told it's basically all assisted. They do have some independent but..." More

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Brookdale Granger

Provides: Assisted Living
430 Cleveland Road East, Granger, IN 46530
"I did a walkthrough of Brookdale Granger, and it was fantastic. From the outside it does not look that big. From the inside, it's a lot bigger than you think. The staff was friendly and outgoing...." More

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StoryPoint Granger

Provides: Assisted Living
6330 N. Fir Road, Granger, IN 46530
"It met the care that my father needed. He likes the environment, and it is close to where my siblings and I live, so we are going to visit him frequently and support him. The people are very..." More

The Village at Arborwood Senior Commu...

Provides: Assisted Living
820 Cleveland Road, Granger, IN 46530
"I didn’t tour Village at Arborwood, but I spoke to somebody when I went there to pick up some information. The lobby area looked very inviting and very new, and it was three stories. This one was..." More

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Primrose Retirement Community of Mish...

Provides: Assisted Living
820 Fulmer Road, Mishawaka, IN 46544
"While the staff is friendly at Primrose and the facility is absolutely lovely this is definitely NOT the place for you if you have a loved one with dementia or Alzheimers. My mother moved into..." More

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Mishawaka Living Center

Provides: Assisted Living
811 E 12TH ST, Mishawaka, IN 46544
"All in all the staff was very accomodating. My grandfather admittedly wasn't the best resident and caused quite a lot of problems, but the staff remained professional and maintained quality care. ..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Elkhart

    The city of Elkhart was first settled in the 1800s by Jesse Rush and Andrew Naffsinger and was given its name by Dr. Havilah Beardsley in the 1830s. Today, residents can see Dr. Beardsley's 1848 brick home at the north end of Main Street, which is the oldest home in Elkhart. Since its founding, the city has grown to over 52,000 residents, over 12% of whom are aged 65 and over. 

    Seniors who need companionship and assistance with daily living activities may choose from three assisted living facilities within the city proper and six more in the nearby cities of Granger and Mishawaka. In Elkhart and in all of Indiana, these facilities are officially called residential care facilities and are licensed by the Family and Social Services Agency Division of Aging.    

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Elkhart

    • The Elkhart area is home to world-class medical facilities, such as Elkhart General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Indiana seniors do not pay taxes on their Social Security benefits at the state level, but they do pay state income tax on all other types of retirement income. This can affect their assisted living budget in the Elkhart region.
    • Elkhart's air quality is subpar with moderate short-term particle pollution and high ozone pollution levels, which may be a concern for seniors who have conditions like COPD. 
    • Elkhart is rated safer than 7% of U.S. communities and cities of all sizes and 3% of Indiana cities, and residents have a 1 in 22 chance of being the victim of any type of crime. Seniors visiting local assisted living facilities may want to ask about what security measures are taken to keep facility residents safe. 
    • Over the course of a year, temperatures in Elkhart range between 19 and 82 degrees. Summers are relatively humid, which may be a consideration for seniors with asthma or arthritis. Winters are cold and windy, and the city is partly cloudy year-round.  
    • The Interurban Trolley provides public transportation in Elkhart and its neighboring cities of Goshen and Mishawaka. It also operates a paratransit service called Interurban Trolley Access for those with a physical disability that prevents them from riding the buses. 

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


    Paying for Assisted Living in Elkhart

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Indiana

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,550.00 Niles
    $3,546.00 Granger
    $3,266.00 South Bend
    $3,240.00 Elkhart
    $2,975.00 Mishawaka
    $2,400.00 Goshen
    $2,300.00 Dowagiac

    Assisted Living costs in Elkhart start around $3,240 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 Elkhart 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 Elkhart

    Elkhart seniors who meet income guidelines may qualify to receive financial assistance with 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 Elkhart

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Elkhart

    Elkhart-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 Elkhart, IN

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Elkhart

    • Review of Elkhart Place

      I put Dad in Elkhart Place. I took a tour before I put him in there. It's small, and I loved it. They showed me a room and everything. I would recommend it because they are great people. He was qua... Read more

      Debra
    • Review of Elkhart Place

      My mother is in Elkhart Place. They're good people. It's a caring community. It's small. One of the nicest things about them is they only have 29 residents and so it has got a smaller feel to it. I... Read more

      Jerry
    • Review of East Lake Terrace

      We went to Eastlake Terrace. I was really happy with it. It seemed like a good option if my father needed more care. The room was smaller. From just talking to them, when a resident moved out, they... Read more

      Vicki
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