Muncie is located in Delaware County in the heart of east-central Indiana. The community experienced phenomenal growth during the gas boom of the late 1800s, and residents still benefit from the philanthropy of the Ball family, whose famous canning jars helped to establish Ball State University and the Ball Memorial Hospital. Today, Muncie has 68,000 residents. Although seniors represent just 14% of the population, the area’s home to nearly 9,500 older adults who benefit from the area’s low cost of living and excellent health care services.
Assisted living is a great option for seniors who need help with household chores or activities of daily living. It’s also a helpful choice for older adults who want extra security and more opportunities for social interaction. The median cost of care is $4,645 per month. Although this is slightly higher than the state and national average, it can be more affordable than remaining in the community because rates cover most day-to-day expenses.
This guide takes a look at some of the pros and cons of retiring in Muncie. It explores local and regional long-term care costs, and it concludes with a short directory of local agencies that offer helpful services to promote healthy, independent aging.