With the Kankakee River to the south and Lake Michigan to the north, Lake County has long been popular with seniors wanting to explore their surroundings. In fact, almost 24% of the population is aged 60 and older. Outdoor enthusiasts can find plenty to keep them busy with wetlands, public parks, dune prairies, beaches, waterways and oak savannas on their doorstep. There’s also a variety of attractions for entertaining visiting family and grandchildren, including water parks and Crown Point’s Bulldog Park, which hosts summer concerts and community events throughout the year.

Lake County has more than 15 assisted living communities for seniors to choose from, which cost an average of $4,841 per month according to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey 2020. Although this is higher than the national and state averages, Lake County’s close proximity to Chicago, IL, and its low cost of living makes the area a great option for seniors looking to retire to a peaceful location with easy access to big-city amenities.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Lake County, Indiana

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

My mom has lived at Two Hearts, for just over one year now. The care she received is outstanding! They met Mother’s physical needs and went beyond to take care of her like family. The interaction betw … (read more)
My mom has lived at Two Hearts, for just over one year now. The care she received is outstanding! They met Mother’s physical needs and went beyond to take care of her like family. The interaction betw … (read more)

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

I had an in-person tour of Majestic Care of Saint Anthony. It’s very nice, and it’s not as expensive. They have activities there. They have bingo and a barbershop. I like the idea that it’s right at t … (read more)
I had an in-person tour of Majestic Care of Saint Anthony. It’s very nice, and it’s not as expensive. They have activities there. They have bingo and a barbershop. I like the idea that it’s right at t … (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)

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.

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)

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)

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)

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)

Silver Birch of Hammond

5620 Sohl Ave, Hammond, IN, 46320

We toured the assisted living at Silver Birch of Hammond. The place was nice. It wasn’t extravagant, but the clientele is a mix of different cultures. The facility was clean. They have 1-bedrooms an … (read more)
We toured the assisted living at Silver Birch of Hammond. The place was nice. It wasn’t extravagant, but the clientele is a mix of different cultures. The facility was clean. They have 1-bedrooms an … (read more)

Hammond-whiting Care Center

1000 114TH STREET, Whiting, IN, 46394

Hammond-Whiting Care Center can be found in Whiting, an Indiana suburb of Chicago. This location provides residents with access to Lake Michigan’s lakefront and sandy beaches, while downtown Chicago … (read more)
Hammond-Whiting Care Center can be found in Whiting, an Indiana suburb of Chicago. This location provides residents with access to Lake Michigan’s lakefront and sandy beaches, while downtown Chicago … (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)

Miller Beach Terrace

4905 Melton Road, Gary, IN, 46403

I am heartbroken because my dad died, we believe, as a result of negligence by the Miller Beach staff. Before coming to Miller Beach, my dad had colon cancer and was taking 3 medicines to assist with … (read more)
I am heartbroken because my dad died, we believe, as a result of negligence by the Miller Beach staff. Before coming to Miller Beach, my dad had colon cancer and was taking 3 medicines to assist with … (read more)

Lake Park Residential Care

2075 RIPLEY ST, Lake Station, IN, 46405



Standing In The Gap Inc

5209 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN, 46320


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.

$4841

Lake County/Kankakee, IL

$4382

Indiana

$4300

The United States

$4950

Chicago, IL

$4585

Michigan City

$3225

Columbus

$2840

Bloomington

$3503

Fort Wayne

$4645

Muncie

$4790

Lafayette

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 for Assisted Living in Lake County

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

ResourceContact Service
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 Lake County