22 Assisted Living Facilities in Fort Wayne, IN
Also serving communities of Leo, Ossian, Ossian, Bluffton.
The average cost of assisted living in Fort Wayne is $2,845 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 102 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Fort Wayne. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Fort Wayne 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Columbia City with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 21 families in Fort Wayne find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Fort Wayne, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Fort Wayne, IN
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne is situated in Allen County and ranks as the second most populated city in Indiana with 260,954 people. has both assisted living facilities (ALFs) and residential care facilities (RCFs) available for seniors. Both types of communities provide residents with three daily meals and assistance with routine activities of daily living. But RCFs provide a slightly higher level of care. Seniors residing in a RCF can receive assistance taking medications and have access to basic nursing care. RCFs are regulated by the Indiana State Board of Health Facility Administrators, while ALFs aren’t. Instead, ALFs are required to file a disclosure form with the Family and Social Services (FSS) Division of Aging.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Fort Wayne
Citilink operates Fort Wayne’s public bus system. Seniors age 60 and over can purchase discounted single-ride tickets and reduced-fare monthly passes, making it easy to navigate the city.
- The cost of living in Fort Wayne is considerably lower than the national average and slightly lower than the average cost of living in Indiana. However, the cost of groceries in Fort Wayne is slightly higher than Indiana’s average, and health care costs are about average when compared to the rest of the state.
- Social Security income isn’t taxed in Indiana. However, the state is still only considered moderately tax-friendly to seniors. This is because pension payments, both public and private, and withdrawals from retirement accounts are fully taxed at a rate of 3.23 percent.
- The Fort Wayne area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Dupont Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital and Parkview Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Fort Wayne’s crime rate is higher than 90 percent of the cities and towns in Indiana. However, when compared to other U.S. cities of similar size, Fort Wayne’s crime rate is considerably lower. Overall, the city is quite a bit safer than other cities in the country similar to it.
- Fort Wayne’s cold winters may make it difficult for seniors to enjoy outdoor activities all year long, but its mild-to-moderate summer temperatures are ideal for seniors who don’t tolerate heat well.
Paying for Assisted Living in Fort Wayne
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Fort Wayne start around $2,896 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 Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne
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 a RCF.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Indiana page.
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 Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne, please visit our Assisted Living in Indiana page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne-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 Fort Wayne
Review of Silver Birch
I moved into Silver Birch at Cook Road. It's very nice, and the apartment is very large. They're very friendly, attentive, and they seem to be organized. They have exercise, bingo, cards, crafts, a... Read more
Review of Brookdale Fort Wayne
I really love the activities offered by Brookdale Fort Wayne and how they welcomed my mother. She didn't have nearly as many activities where she was before -- even pre-COVID -- but here, they have... Read more
Review of Chapman Place
I went to a place called Chapman House for my mom. I really liked it, but they had apartments that did not have a sink in the bathroom. I thought it was totally ridiculous that you would have to go... Read more