17 Assisted Living Facilities near Merrillville, IN

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Merrillville, IN

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Virginia Place

Provides: Assisted Living
8253 Virginia Street, Merrillville, IN 46410
"The room at Brookdale Merrillville was very nice and very clean. The staff was very friendly. They had all different size rooms. The room was like a studio but it was very nice. The dining area was..." More

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Towne Centre

Provides: Assisted Living
7250 Arthur Blvd, Merrillville, IN 46410
"My Grandma lived at Towne Centre for almost three years. She thrived, living until she was 98. She loved the live music most of all. They always have planned activities for the residents to enjoy...." More

Spring Mill Health Campus

Provides: Assisted Living
101 West 87th Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410
"Spring Mill Health Campus was excellent. The rooms were very clean and had up-to-date furniture. The food was very delicious. The staff explained everything very clearly and knew her business. She..." More

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Caring Star 2020

Residences at Deer Creek

Provides: Assisted Living
401 U.S. 30, Schererville, IN 46375
"My moms transition has been very smooth. A very home like atmosphere. I can’t say enough about the staff. They are absolutely amazing and helpful. They assisted you in all matters even in the mist..." More

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Caring Star 2014

Brentwood at Hobart

Provides: Assisted Living
1420 Saint Marys Circle, Hobart, IN 46342
"Mom is at Brentwood. They do a good job, and she's happy there. It's clean, bright, and new. The people are nice, and it seemed like a nice place for my mom to be. They help her with dressing,..." More

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Clarendale of Schererville

Provides: Assisted Living
7770 Burr St., Schererville, IN 46375
"Nice Open rooms, Friendly Staff, and an amazing movie room and activity rooms." More

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Bickford of Crown Point

Provides: Assisted Living
140 E. 107th Ave, Crown Point, IN 46307
"Bickford was very nice, smaller, very new, and very clean. There were a group of women out playing an activity, the lady who gave the tour was very nice, and I liked the location. The dining area..." More

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Crown Point Christian Village

Provides: Assisted Living
6685 E 117th Ave, Crown Point, IN 46307
"I went to Crown Point Christian Village and I like it a lot better than the others. I like the bedrooms, they're much bigger. The dining area looks very nice. The staff seems very friendly." More

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Caring Star 2015

Rittenhouse Village at Portage

Provides: Assisted Living
6235 Sterling Creek Rd, Portage, IN 46368
"My mother has moved into Rittenhouse Village. It's been very nice. She has been very happy there. The rooms are very nice and very comfortable. My mother is very happy with the staff members. She..." More

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Caring Star 2015

The Wyndwood Portage

Provides: Assisted Living
3444 Swanson Road, Portage, IN 46368
"Brookdale Portage was very nice. The dining area was also nice, but the rooms were a little small. The staff that we met were very nice and helpful as well. The few residents I spoke to said they..." More

Caring Star 2015

Wittenberg Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1200 E Luther Dr, Crown Point, IN 46307
"Wittenberg Lutheran Village has been very good. My mom likes it very much and she likes her apartment, which is very nice. She also likes not having any responsibility as far as the maintenance of..." More

Assisted Living at Hartsfield Village

Provides: Assisted Living
10000 Columbia Avenue, Munster, IN 46321
"The staff is very responsive. My room has a bedroom, a living room, a kitchenette, and a bathroom. The food is very good almost all the time. They have a number of different kinds of activities,..." More

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St. Anthony Village

Provides: Assisted Living
203 W. Franciscan Drive, Crown Point, IN 46307
"My mother is in St. Anthony Home. She seems happy there, and she is in the Alzheimer's ward. They're really good to the people, and they call them by name. She seems content, and she has been there..." More

Park Place Health & Wellness Center

Provides: Assisted Living
10820 Park Place, Saint John, IN 46373
"My mother is a resident at Park Place in St. John. We moved her from another facility & the difference is astounding. Kimberly was so attentive in finding the style of room my mother wanted..." More

Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Provides: Assisted Living
601 SHEFFIELD AVE, Dyer, IN 46311
"I liked the Sheffield Manor. I think it was a smaller facility, but they had full apartments, and they were either one or two bedrooms. The other thing that I liked about it was that it had one..." More

Miller Beach Terrace

Provides: Assisted Living
4905 Melton Road, Gary, IN 46403
"We found Miller Beach Terrace through our aunt's medical facility, nearby St. Mary Medical Center. Since our aunt requires regular checkups for her health, we liked that Miller Beach was close..." More

Lake Park Residential Care

Provides: Assisted Living
2075 RIPLEY ST, Lake Station, IN 46405

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Merrillville

    Located in the Chicago metropolitan area, Merrillville is the most populated town in Indiana. Seniors may want to be entertained at the Indiana Ballet Theatre or the Star Plaza Theatre or take in the sights at the Merrillville Community Planetarium or the Merrillville-Ross Township Historical Museum.

    For long-term care, seniors have two assisted living options in Indiana: assisted living facilities (ALF) and residential care facilities (RCF). The only difference between the two is the level of care offered. They provide residents with three meals per day and help with their regular activities of daily living (ADLs).  Only three facilities are located within the Merrillville city limits, but there are 21 communities in the surrounding area. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Merrillville

    • The Gary Public Transportation Corp. (GPTC) operates the public bus service that runs through downtown Merrillville. Seniors pay discounted rates for single-ride fares, but there isn't a senior discount for multiple-day passes.

    • The cost of living in Merrillville is higher than the state median and the national average, so seniors can expect to pay more for groceries and health care.

    • Indiana is moderately tax-friendly to seniors. While pension withdraws and income from private and personal pensions are all fully taxed, Social Security income isn't taxed at all.

    • The Merrillville area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Methodist Southlake Hospital, Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana, and Pinnacle Hospital Crown Point, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • Merrillville's crime rate is higher than 92% of Indiana's other cities and towns of all sizes. When compared to other cities of a similar size, Merrillville's crime rate per thousand residents is higher than most.

    • Lake County, Indiana, has a low quality of air. According to the American Lung Association, the county has unhealthful levels of ozone and particle pollution, which could make it difficult for some seniors to regularly enjoy outdoor activities.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Merrillville

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Indiana

    $4,255.00 Lowell
    $4,250.00 Schererville
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,798.00 Crown Point
    $3,656.00 Valparaiso
    $2,520.00 Merrillville
    $2,100.00 Portage

    Assisted Living costs in Merrillville start around $2,520 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 Merrillville 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 Merrillville

    Seniors in the Merrillville area who need help paying for the costs of assisted living can apply for the Regional Care Assistance Program (RCAP). Also, Indiana's Medicaid Waiver program helps pay costs of residing in an assisted living facility as long as the facility is registered as an RCF.

    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 Merrillville

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Merrillville

    Merrillville-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 Merrillville, IN

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Merrillville

    • Review of Towne Centre

      My Grandma lived at Towne Centre for almost three years. She thrived, living until she was 98. She loved the live music most of all. They always have planned activities for the residents to enjoy. ... Read more

    • Review of Towne Centre

      My in-laws have moved into Towne Centre. Things appear to be going pretty well after being there for a few weeks. The staff is pretty good. I've been getting phone calls whenever something isn't ri... Read more

    • Review of Towne Centre

      I'm leaning towards Town Centre. It was a very informative and positive experience, and everyone seemed to be very comfortable and right at home. It was clean, quiet environment. The staff was very... Read more

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