16 Assisted Living Facilities near South Bend, IN

8 Assisted Living Facilities in South Bend, IN

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St. Paul's

Provides: Assisted Living
3602 S Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46614
"Sanctuary at St Pauls was a large complex, and it was like a maze. The people that we met were very caring and outgoing. We have some friends that lived there -- and they have enjoyed living there..." More

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Brookdale South Bend

Provides: Assisted Living
17441 State Road 23, South Bend, IN 46635
"Brookdale South Bend (Formerly Sterling House of South Bend) is fine, and everybody there is great. I never tasted the food, but my dad said it's really good. They give him too much; he can't even..." More

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Wood Ridge Assisted Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
17650 Generations Drive, South Bend, IN 46635
"Wood Ridge needs a little face lift here and there, but they're working on it, so it's okay. They take good care of my mother and that's all that matters to me. They have all kinds of activities..." More

Southfield Village

Provides: Assisted Living
6450 Miami Circle, South Bend, IN 46614
"We found Southfield Village. The price was right. It was clean, and it was pretty. The people were very helpful, very kind. We just liked it the best. For her, the room is spacious enough. I know..." More

Grand Emerald Place

Provides: Assisted Living
4010 South Ironwood Drive, South Bend, IN 46614
"It’s been a wonderful experience at Grand Emerald Place. They are taking very good care of her. They check on my mother every couple of hours. They are very kind and patient to her. They..." More

Country Care West Inc.

Provides: Assisted Living
23435 Brick Road, South Bend, IN 46628
"The facility itself is very nice and attached to a family home which the owners live in. The owners are courteous, friendly, and seem very competent. The residents were well cared for, and had a..." More

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Wellbrooke of South Bend

Provides: Assisted Living
52565 State Road 933, South Bend, IN 46637
"My mother moved into Wellbrooke of South Bend. It's a new place, it's very nice, the staff is very knowledgeable, and they have a rehab facility on the campus. They've been very accommodating with..." More

Portage Manor Health Care Facility

Provides: Assisted Living
3016 PORTAGE AVE, South Bend, IN 46628

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Tanglewood Trace

Provides: Assisted Living
530 Tanglewood Lane, Mishawaka, IN 46545
"My friend moved into the assisted living of Tanglewood, but it didn’t work out for her, and it had nothing to do with Tanglewood. I found the staff to be very caring and attentive. The facility was..." More

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The Hearth at Juday Creek

Provides: Assisted Living
6330 N. Fir Road, Granger, IN 46530
"My mother has been at The Hearth at Juday Creek for six years now. We are very pleased with it. They have a memory care unit, but they do not have Medicaid. The assisted living staff is very..." More

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The Waterford at Edison Lakes

Provides: Assisted Living
1025 Park Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545
"Everything has been wonderful at The Waterford at Edison Lakes. The people have been fantastic. I could not be happier with the decision we've made. They have a lot of different activities. Mom has..." More

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Brookdale Granger

Provides: Assisted Living
430 Cleveland Road East, Granger, IN 46530
"Brookdale Granger had a very nice atmosphere. I liked how they had a long canopy for the residents if they wanted to sit outside. They had nice benches for them and lovely decorations out there for..." More

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The Village at Arborwood Senior Commu...

Provides: Assisted Living
820 Cleveland Road, Granger, IN 46530
"I didn’t tour Village at Arborwood, but I spoke to somebody when I went there to pick up some information. The lobby area looked very inviting and very new, and it was three stories. This one was..." More

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Primrose Retirement Community of Mish...

Provides: Assisted Living
820 Fulmer Road, Mishawaka, IN 46544
"While the staff is friendly at Primrose and the facility is absolutely lovely this is definitely NOT the place for you if you have a loved one with dementia or Alzheimers. My mother moved into..." More

Countryside Place Nursing

Provides: Assisted Living
811 East 12th Street, Mishawaka, IN 46544
"All in all the staff was very accomodating. My grandfather admittedly wasn't the best resident and caused quite a lot of problems, but the staff remained professional and maintained quality care. ..." More

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Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame

Provides: Assisted Living
54515 Rte 933, Notre Dame, IN 46556
"24-Hour Skilled Nursing Care For Every Need Holy Cross Village offers state-of-the-art facilities for reliable skilled nursing care in the Notre Dame area. Whether you are in need of long-term..." More

Assisted Living near South Bend, IN

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in South Bend

  • Review of Wellbrooke of South Bend

    This place looks great and has a nice interior design - however the nurses seem incompetent, unprofessional and are mean and rude. They had no idea what was going on - just clueless and not smart o... Read more

    bill merryfield
  • Review of Wellbrooke of South Bend

    Wellbrooke of South Bend was a beautiful community, but the location was not close to me personally. I didn't like that their restroom wasn't in a good place. It was right by the door of the unit w... Read more

    AM
  • Review of Brookdale South Bend

    I didn't care for Brookdale South Bend at all, probably because it's older. The setup in the rooms wasn't good. I didn't like that my loved one's bathroom is in a different area instead of just nea... Read more

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in South Bend

South Bend, Ind., gets it's name from it's location on the southernmost bend of the St. Joseph River. In South Bend, assisted living facilities, officially known as Residential Care Facilities (RCFs), house five or more individuals and provide at least one health-related service and at least two scheduled supportive services. The area is home to 19 facilities, with eight facilities located in South Bend and another 11 located in nearby cities, all licensed and monitored by the Family and Social Services Agency (FSSA) Division of Aging

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in South Bend

  • South Bend's weather can be harsh, experiencing cold winters with lows around 17 degrees Fahrenheit and roughly 64 inches of snow annually. Summers are warm, with a July high of 83 degrees Fahrenheit.
     
  • The air quality in South Bend in poor, which may pose a problem for seniors with respiratory illnesses. The American Lung Association rated the city 36th out of 227 metropolitan areas for high ozone days, 17th out of 201 metropolitan areas for 24-hour particle pollution and 33rd out of 187 metropolitan areas for annual particle pollution. 

  • South Bend is an affordable place to live, with an overall cost of living 8 percent lower than the state average and nearly 23 percent lower than the national average. While the low costs of housing and utilities are the primary factors in this figure, seniors can expect to pay 5 percent less on groceries and roughly 3 percent less on transportation than they would elsewhere.

  • South Bend has reliable public transportation courtesy of Transpo, which operates 17 routes throughout South Bend and Mishawaka. Seniors can show their Medicare card to receive a discount on their fare.  

  • South Bend has a crime rate 104 percent higher than the state average and 115 percent higher than the national average. The rate of violent crimes is 152 percent higher than the state average and 164 percent higher than the national average, and the property crime rate is 96 percent higher than the average for Indiana and 107 percent higher than the U.S. average.

  • The South Bend area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 


Paying for Assisted Living in South Bend

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Indiana

$4,000.00 US
$3,550.00 Niles
$3,290.00 Granger
$2,960.00 Elkhart
$2,883.00 South Bend
$2,613.00 Mishawaka
$2,500.00 Goshen
$1,500.00 Dowagiac

Assisted Living costs in South Bend start around $2,883 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 South Bend 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 South Bend

Qualifying low-income seniors in South Bend may be able to receive financial assistance from state and federally funded programs to help pay for their care. Currently, there are four programs available: Indiana Medicaid, the state’s Medicaid Aged and Disabled 1915 ( c ) Waiver program, the Indiana Residential Care Assistance Program (RCAP) and Supplemental Security Income – Category G.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Indiana page. Financial Assistance in Indiana Financial Assistance in Indiana

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 South Bend

South Bend 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 South Bend, please visit our Assisted Living in Indiana page.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in South Bend

South Bend-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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