3 Assisted Living Facilities in Marion, IN
The average cost of assisted living in Marion is $2,690 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Peru with an average starting cost of $2,294.
To help you with your search, browse the 9 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Marion. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Marion 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Wabash with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Marion
Marion is located in the north-central region of Indiana and has over 28,000 residents, nearly 5,000 of whom are aged 65 and over. The city enhances the quality of life for residents of all ages through its diverse park system, which is comprised of over a dozen parks with a combined area of more than 200 acres. Matter Park, the largest and oldest park in the city, offers events in the Gardens of Matter Park. The local senior center may take day trips to free events like ice cream socials, plant sales and Christmas Magic in the Gardens.
Marion has three assisted living facilities, which are governed by the Family and Social Services Agency Division of Aging, as are all such facilities throughout the state. These facilities may also be referred to as residential care facilities and provide supportive services, housing and meals for seniors.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Marion
- Seniors in Marion who rely solely on Social Security benefits do not pay state income tax, but all other types of retirement income are fully taxed in Indiana.
- The Marion area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Marion General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Marion has an array of community resources for seniors, including Lifestream Services, Inc., an organization that provides transportation services, congregate meals and wellness programs to area seniors, as well as one senior center.
Summers in Marion and long, warm and humid with highs around 83 degrees, and winters are cold with January highs in the low-30s. Seniors may want to ensure that assisted living facilities have individual climate control in bedrooms or apartments.
Crime is relatively prevalent in Marion, with the city's safety ranking lower than 91% of cities of all sizes across the country. While most of the crime that takes place here is property-related, violent crime occurs at a higher rate than in most cities of similar sizes. This may be a consideration for seniors who enjoy being active in the community.
- Marion is a very affordable place to live, making it an economical option for retirees on tight budgets. Housing costs roughly 65% less here than in the average U.S. city, which may result in lower assisted living expenses.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Marion
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Marion start around $2,690 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 Marion 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 Marion
Qualifying seniors in Marion may have assisted living services covered by one of Indiana's state-funded programs, including the Indiana Residential Care Assistance Program, Medicaid and 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.
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 Marion
Marion 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 Marion, please visit our Assisted Living in Indiana page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Marion
Marion-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Marion
Review of The Wyndmoor Marion
They were very accommodating at Brookdale Marion. We got a guided tour of the facility. It has some very nice features, but the problem was that the rooms were so small and dark. You need some kind... Read more
Review of York Place
My brother, a veteran, resided at York Place approximately three years before needing nursing home care. His apartment was very comfortable for him and the staff was excellent in every way. I wo... Read more
Review of Colonial Oaks Retirement Community
Everything is pleasant here At Colonial Oaks. They have excellent care. There is staff in every department. They are outstanding and willing to help you with anything. They have activities like the... Read more