5 Assisted Living Facilities in Muncie, IN
The average cost of assisted living in Muncie is $4,345 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Anderson with an average starting cost of $3,441.
To help you with your search, browse the 10 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Muncie. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Muncie 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include New Castle with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Muncie
Muncie, best known as the former home of the Ball Corporation - of canning jar fame - and Ball State University, has a recently revitalized downtown shopping and entertainment district, with art galleries, coffee shops and independent retailers that seniors can enjoy. Seniors looking to reside in assistant living facilities (ALFs) in the area have five to choose from. Each are licensed and regulated by the Indiana Department of Health, making sure that Muncie's elderly are treated with dignity and respect while getting the help they need with activities of daily living and personal care.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Muncie
- The air in the Indianapolis/Carmel/Muncie area receives an overall F rating from the National Lung Association for both ozone days and 24-hour particle pollution. This could be a problem for seniors with chronic respiratory conditions.
The cost of living in Muncie is 24 percent less than the national average. The cost of groceries, health care, and utilities are all less in Muncie than the U.S. average, which can be helpful to older people living on a fixed income.
- Muncie, located in the heart of Indiana, is known for its hot, dry summers and snowy winters. The average high temperature in January is 33 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average high temperature in July is 85 degrees. The summer heat, in particular, can be uncomfortable for older people.
Crime continues to be a problem in Muncie, as it is in many other cities in Indiana. While the crime rate in Muncie has decreased by nine percent in recent years, it is still 51 percent higher than the national average, which can be worrisome for seniors and their families.
Muncie Indiana Transit System (MITS) provides public bus transportation Monday through Saturday within Muncie. They offer seniors, age 60 and older, a 50-percent fare discount when they apply for a half fare card. Lifestream offers on-demand non-emergency transportation for seniors age 60 and older, with advance reservations, on a donation-only basis.
- There are plenty of cultural opportunities in Muncie. These include the David Owsley Museum of Art, located on the Ball State University campus, the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, the Minnetrista Cultural Center on the White River, and the 60-mile Cardinal Greenway Trail. Most of the attractions in and around Muncie offer some type of discount to seniors.
Paying for Assisted Living in Muncie
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Muncie start around $4,267 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 Muncie 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 Muncie
Seniors in Muncie, Indiana can find a number of state and federal assistance programs to help them with the cost of an assisted living facility. These include the Home and Community Based Services program and Supplemental Security Income Category G.
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 Muncie
Muncie 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 Muncie, please visit our Assisted Living in Indiana page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Muncie
Muncie-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.
Other Options in Muncie, IN
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Muncie
Review of Elmcroft of Muncie
My mother moved into Elmcroft of Muncie and pretty much everything is fine. We're very happy so far. It's very nice, very clean, we really liked most everybody, and we have no problems with anyone,... Read more
Review of Morrison Woods Health Campus
It's difficult to place a loved one in a nursing home. We were faced with that in July of 2016. We tried to care for mom ourselves but it was impossible to give her the care she needed. We searc... Read more
Review of Elmcroft of Muncie
Elmcroft of Muncie's staff is great, very friendly, and helpful. The grounds are very nice. The rooms are very nice and well taken care of. They put in new carpeting and paint before my mom moved i... Read more