9 Assisted Living Facilities near Portage, IN

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Portage, IN

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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

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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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Residences at Coffee Creek

Provides: Assisted Living
2300 Village Point, Chesterton, IN 46304
"The best thing about the community is the dining room. It is open from 7am to 7pm and you can sit wherever you want and that has been very important. The residents have been very friendly and..." More

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Brookdale Valparaiso

Provides: Assisted Living
2601 Valparaiso Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383
"The apartments at Brookdale Valparaiso were nice. It helped mom have her own space. She’s always wanted to be on her own. Food was touch and go. Some days it was good, but the food I ate was great...." More
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Caring Star 2013

Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso

Provides: Assisted Living
1300 Vale Park Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383
"I wanted My Mom to have a comfortable Home environment that wasn't a rehab or nursing home like feel. Looked at Several places in Valpo area and felt that my Mom would be most comfortable in a..." More

Pines Village Retirement Communities

Provides: Assisted Living
3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso, IN 46383
"My experience with Pines Village was absolutely wonderful. I was very impressed with the rooms. They're one of the lowest priced in the area for independent living and apartments, but assisted..." 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 Portage

    The city of Portage is located in Porter County, Indiana, near Lake Michigan. The city hosts an annual Senior Health Fair every spring, providing local seniors with free health screenings and the opportunity to visit with dozens of area vendors. The senior community in Portage is fairly large, accounting for nearly 15% of the 37,000-person population.  

    Seniors who need assistance with daily living activities may choose to transition to a local assisted living facility. In Portage, as in the rest of Indiana, assisted living facilities may also be referred to as residential care facilities. They are licensed through the Family and Social Services Agency Division of Aging. Portage has two assisted living facilities, and there are nine more nearby in cities like Hobart and Chesterton.  

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Portage

    • While Portage retirees do not pay state income tax on their Social Security benefits, they do pay taxes on withdrawals from retirement savings accounts and income from government and private pensions.
    • While particle pollution levels in Portage are fairly low, the city has very high ozone pollution levels. This may be a concern for some seniors with certain medical conditions who are considering relocating to this city for assisted living. 
    • The Portage area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Portage Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 
    • While Portage does not have its own public transportation system, disabled and elderly residents can receive transportation services through Porter County's door-to-door demand-response transportation program. Low-income seniors may be eligible to receive a subsidy to help pay their fare.
    • Portage is rated safer than 44% of U.S. cities and 27% of Indiana cities of all sizes. Violent crime occurs at a higher rate here than in the average U.S. city, though the property crime rate is near the national median. Seniors researching local assisted living options may want to find a facility with security features like high-security locks.
    • Portage has warm, humid summers with July highs in the low-80s. In general, winters are cold with January lows in the teens and an average snowfall of 39 inches. The area's climate may be a consideration for seniors who prefer mild weather year-round.   

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Portage

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Indiana

    $4,250.00 Schererville
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,798.00 Crown Point
    $3,656.00 Valparaiso
    $2,520.00 Merrillville
    $2,200.00 Michigan City
    $2,100.00 Portage

    Assisted Living costs in Portage start around $2,100 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 Portage 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 Portage

    Portage seniors have access to three state-funded programs that may help cover assisted living expenses, including the Indiana Residential Care Assistance ProgramMedicaid and the Medicaid Aged and Disabled 1915 (c) waiver program.  

    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 Portage

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Portage

    Portage-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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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Portage

    • Review of Rittenhouse Village at Portage

      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 s... Read more

    • Review of Rittenhouse Village at Portage

      We went to Rittenhouse Village. Everything was nice. We had no problem with it. It was all compact and very available. We liked it. It was very neat and clean. The staff members were very pleasant,... Read more

    • Review of The Wyndwood Portage

      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 w... Read more

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