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  • Assisted Living Facilities in Lake County, IN
  • Paying for Assisted Living in Lake County
  • Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Lake County
  • Free Assisted Living Resources in Lake County
  • Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lake County
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Paying for Assisted Living in Lake County

Due to its close proximity to Kankakee, Illinois, Lake County’s assisted living costs are likely similar. Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey 2020 lists the average cost of assisted living here as $4,841 per month. This is $459 above the Indiana state average of $4,382 and more than $500 higher than the U.S. median of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Seniors in other parts of Indiana pay less for assisted living than those in Lake County. For example, retirees in Bloomington pay just $2,840, the lowest rate in the state. Cities such as Columbus and Fort Wayne also have monthly assisted living costs of less than $4,000 per month. Elsewhere in Indiana, costs are more comparable to Lake County. Those choosing assisted living in Michigan City pay approximately $4,585, while seniors in Muncie spend $4,645 each month. In Lafayette, rates increase to $4,790, which is just below the cost of assisted living in Lake County.

Across the border, seniors in Chicago, Illinois, can expect to spend more on assisted living, which averages $4,950 per month. Lake County is situated less than 45 miles from Chicago, and considering its low cost of living, the county may be a viable option for seniors looking for a more affordable area that offers easy access to a large urban center.

Lake County/Kankakee, IL

$4,841

Indiana

$4,382

The United States

$4,300

Chicago, IL

$4,950

Michigan City

$4,585

Columbus

$3,225

Bloomington

$2,840

Fort Wayne

$3,503

Muncie

$4,645

Lafayette

$4,790

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Lake County

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.

Financial Assistance 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 Lake County

ResourceContactService
Northwest Indiana Community Action(219) 794-1829 or (800) 826-7871Older adults and caregivers can access information and advice on senior issues at Northwest Indiana Community Action. The organization offers a range of health and wellness programs, including nutrition education and fitness classes, and provides advice on managing chronic illnesses. Case managers are available to assist seniors with making decisions about long-term care options. NWICA also acts as an advocate for residents of assisted living communities and other residential care facilities.
County Veterans Service Office(219) 755-3285Lake County seniors who’ve served their country in the U.S. military can access support from the County Veteran Service Office. The office provides vets with advice and information on their eligibility for state and federal benefits, such as VA pensions and Aid and Attendance benefits, and assists with preparing and completing the relevant application forms and documents.
YMCA of Northwest Indiana(219) 881-9922The YMCA of Northwest Indiana offers a range of health, wellness and educational activities for adults aged 60 and older. In addition to being a provider of Silver Sneakers, Prime and Silver Fit programs, the YMCA also brings together Lake County residents through its Live Healthy Senior Program that includes morning fitness classes followed by lunch and a variety of recreational and social activities in the afternoon.
Curb-to-Curb Transportation Service(219) 663-3869Lake County Community Services runs the Curb-to-Curb Transportation Service for seniors and those with disabilities. This on-demand service offers door-to-door transportation to any destination within central and southern Lake County. Eligible seniors can call the organization to make a reservation, and all vehicles in the fleet feature wheelchair lifts.
Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)(800) 826-7871Indiana’s Health Insurance Assistance Program offers free counseling to older adults in Lake County. Its trained volunteers provide impartial advice on a range of options, including Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drug coverage and low-income assistance, to help seniors make informed decisions about their health insurance.
Hammond Public Library(219) 931-5100The Hammond Public Library hosts a range of classes, book clubs and events for adults and seniors in Lake County. Residents can sign up for free computer classes covering a range of topics, including email, internet and social media basics, working with Microsoft Word and Excel and how to access the library’s eBooks and eResources.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lake County

Lake County-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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Laurie

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Residences at Deer Creek

My sisters was a resident there. We could not have asked for better care, services or kind hearted people. The food was amazing especially after she had been in the hospital for weeks. Her first...

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Sydney

I visited this facility

Review of Residences at Deer Creek

I wasn't impressed with Residences at Deer Creek. The person who was assigned to take you around acted like we were bothering him. He had a very bad attitude. We had an appointment, and he called...

Provider response

We appreciate your feedback, both positive and negative, as this gives us an opportunity to continuously improve our services. Caring for and meeting our residents’ needs is our priority and we are...

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Brent

I visited this facility

Review of Majestic Care of Saint Anthony

I like Majestic Care of Saint Anthony, but I don't have money for that. It was nice and clean. The rooms were nice and roomy. The bathrooms were built for the handicapped. They had a salon. The...

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