22 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
"Virginia Place was clean and because it's in a livelier neighborhood (the main grocery store is across the street and it's a newly developed area), when you look at it from the outside and then..." More

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Journey Senior Living at Merrillville

Provides: Assisted Living
7900 Rhode Island Street, Merrillville, IN 46410
"Journey Senior Living at Merrillville was a nice facility. They had activities to do for the residents. Everybody had their own separate room. It seems like they're a little more independent than..." More

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Towne Centre

Provides: Assisted Living
7250 Arthur Blvd, Merrillville, IN 46410
"I visited the Towne Centre to see my grandma and my great aunt. It was a great place. Everything was up to date and clean. The staff was very kind, very nice, and courteous. They took very good..." More

Belvedere Senior Housing

Provides: Assisted Living
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..." 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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Residences at Deer Creek

Provides: Assisted Living
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..." More

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Brentwood at Hobart

Provides: Assisted Living
1420 Saint Marys Circle, Hobart, IN 46342
"When I stepped inside Brentwood at Hobart, people came up and talked to me. I thought they were just visiting other people, but they were actually residents of the place and they were super..." More

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Bickford of Crown Point

Provides: Assisted Living
140 E. 107th Ave, Crown Point, IN 46307
"Bickford of Crown Point was very nice and very homey. What impressed my brother the most was the fact that it was just a very casual community. I was impressed with the fact that they had..." More

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Clarendale of Schererville

Provides: Assisted Living
7770 Burr St., Schererville, IN 46375
"I really like Clarendale of Schererville, but we're working on the financial part. It's relatively new, and I like the atmosphere. The rooms were gorgeous, the people were friendly, and it didn't..." More

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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

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Crown Point Christian Village

Provides: Assisted Living
6685 E 117th Ave, Crown Point, IN 46307
"Wonderful staff that engages with their residents. Not the newest community but care is at the center of everything that they do. " More

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Majestic Care of Saint Anthony

Provides: Assisted Living
203 W Franciscan Dr, Crown Point, IN 46307
"My mother was a resident in assisted living for 2 1/2 years. She was active in all the activities offered. The activities director is amazing. Some of the neat activities that she plans are..." More

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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

Symphony Crown Point

Provides: Assisted Living
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..." More

Brookdale Portage Wyndmoor

Provides: Assisted Living
3444 Swanson Road, Portage, IN 46368
"Brookdale Portage Wyndmoor is a nice place. The staff was nice, the facility is nice, and they cook the meals for them. They also have people who assist with my mom's needs. With the restrictions..." More

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

Park Place of St. John

Provides: Assisted Living
10700 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

Miller's Senior Living Community of P...

Provides: Assisted Living
5911 Lute Road, Portage, IN 46368
"I toured Miller's Senior Living Community of Portage and I liked their nursing staff and their food. The staff were very, very knowledgeable of what they were doing. It was really nice. They have..." More

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Cedarhurst of Dyer

Provides: Assisted Living
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..." 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

    $4,314.00 Schererville
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,406.00 Portage
    $3,371.00 Crown Point
    $3,289.00 Merrillville

    Assisted Living costs in Merrillville start around $3,289 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 Virginia Place

      Virginia Place was clean and because it's in a livelier neighborhood (the main grocery store is across the street and it's a newly developed area), when you look at it from the outside and then goi... Read more

      Reviewer RC#0331
    • Review of Virginia Place

      Virginia Place was really nice. I loved it. The staff was very friendly and the place was very clean and warm. It didn't smell like a nursing home. It was nice to see people eating in the dining ar... Read more

      Lisa
    • Review of Virginia Place

      I visited Virginia Place assisted living. I thought it was nice. It's very neat and tidy, very comfortable-looking, and clean. The staff was nice. They have little concerts. They have a TV room, an... Read more

      Jacqueline
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