17 Assisted Living Facilities in Merrillville, IN

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Towne Centre

7250 Arthur Blvd, Merrillville, IN
Towne Center is located in Merrillville, Indiana, a short drive from Methodist Southlake Hospital, Southlake Mall and I-65. Visitors describe the facility as beautiful and inviting, and they're impressed by the spacious, well-maintained apa... (read more)
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Virginia Place

8253 Virginia Street, Merrillville, IN
Virginia Place is centrally located in Merrillville, Indiana, accessible to Route 30 and I-65, near local hotels, restaurants and shops. Relatives of residents say they appreciate the facility's kind, helpful staff, beautiful restaurant-sty... (read more)
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Spring Mill Health Campus

101 West 87th Avenue, Merrillville, IN
Spring Mill Health Campus is located in Crown Point, Indiana, near U.S. Highway 53 and Methodist Southlake Hospitals. Friends and relatives of residents note the facility's homey feel along with its courteous and compassionate care. Visitor... (read more)
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Brentwood at Hobart

1420 Saint Marys Circle, Hobart, IN
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 and bright and the staff as helpful and ... (read more)
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2014

Brookdale Portage

3444 Swanson Road, Portage, IN
Brookdale Portage is located in the city of Portage, Indiana, near the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk, West Beach and Imagination Glen Park. The facility receives high marks from residents and their loved ones for its clean, spacious rooms... (read more)
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2015

Clarendale of Schererville

7770 Burr St., Schererville, IN
Clarendale of Schererville is located in Crown Point, Indiana, close to Foxwood and Rolling Hills Parks, and a short distance from U.S. Route 30. Residents' loved ones are impressed with the friendliness of the nursing staff, noting its ded... (read more)
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Bickford of Crown Point

140 E. 107th Ave, Crown Point, IN
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 apartment setups. Housing options include s... (read more)
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Residences at Deer Creek

401 U.S. 30, Schererville, IN
Residences at Deer Creek is located near U.S. Route 30 in Schererville, Indiana, close to the Crossroads Shopping Center and Scherwood Golf. Family members praise the care their loved ones receive from the staff, who they consistently descr... (read more)
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2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Wittenberg Lutheran Village

1200 E Luther Dr, Crown Point, IN
Wittenberg Lutheran Village is located in the community of Crown Point, Indiana, close to U.S. Route 231, Interstate 65, Fransiscan Health Crown Point, local shopping and restaurants. Relatives of residents praise the clean, well-kept commu... (read more)
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2015

Rittenhouse Village at Portage

6235 Sterling Creek Rd, Portage, IN
Rittenhouse Village at Portage is located in Portage, Indiana, close to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Cowles Bog Beach and Woodland Park. Residents and family members describe the facility as neat and clean, with pleasant, friendly staf... (read more)
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2014, 2015

Assisted Living at Hartsfield Village

10000 Columbia Avenue, Munster, IN
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 friendly and genuinely caring towards t... (read more)
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St. Anthony Home

203 Franciscan Drive, Crown Point, IN
St. Anthony Home is in Crown Point, Indiana, near Saint Anthony Hospital, Franciscan Health Crown Point and local stores and restaurants. Residents praise its restful atmosphere and scenic, peaceful grounds, which they mention provide a gre... (read more)
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Crown Point Christian Village

6685 E 117th Ave, Crown Point, IN
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 regard, praising the management's open and ef... (read more)
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Park Place Health & Wellness Center

10820 Park Place, Saint John, IN
Robert: "Park Place was just being built when I was there. It looked a bit messy, but there were not a lot of things lying on the ground because of that. The staff member showed me around, took me and showed me around, showed me the rooms, and told... (read more)
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Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

601 SHEFFIELD AVE, Dyer, IN
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 out new looks at the in-house beauty sal... (read more)
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Miller Beach Terrace

4905 Melton Road, Gary, IN
Heart-broken: "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 his bowel movements. While at Miller Be... (read more)
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Lake Park Residential Care

2075 RIPLEY ST, Lake Station, IN
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At A Glance

There are 17 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Merrillville is $2,497 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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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

$4,600.00 Schererville
$4,000.00 US
$3,800.00 Chesterton
$3,261.00 Valparaiso
$2,890.00 Crown Point
$2,497.00 Merrillville
$2,100.00 Portage

Assisted Living costs in Merrillville start around $2,497 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.

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.


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.