10 Assisted Living Facilities near Valparaiso, IN
There are 10 Assisted Living Facilities in the Valparaiso area, with 4 in Valparaiso and 6 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Valparaiso is $3,467 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Merrillville with an average starting cost of $2,800.
To help you with your search, browse the 91 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Valparaiso. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Valparaiso 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Merrillville with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Valparaiso find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Valparaiso, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Valparaiso, IN
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Valparaiso
Valaparaiso, population 32,271 is located Porter County. Seniors looking for an assisted living facility in the Valparaiso area can choose to live in a residential care facility (RCF) or an assisted living facility (ALF). Both provide residents with cleaning services and three meals per day, as well as assistance with their normal activities of daily living (ADLs). Residents living in a RCF also have access to basic nursing services and help with medication administration. The Indiana State Board of Health Administrators regulates RCFs, but the Family and Social Services (FSS) Division of Aging keeps track of ALFs. There are a total of 12 assisted living facilities in the Valparaiso area — seven located in the city and five nearby.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Valparaiso
Valpotransit operates a public bus system throughout the Valparaiso area. Seniors are eligible for reduced single-ride fares. They can also purchase a monthly ride pass at half price.
- The cost of living in Valparaiso is quite a bit higher than the state and national average cost of living. This may make it difficult for seniors to find affordable prices on things like healthcare and groceries.
- Indiana is moderately tax friendly to seniors. While retirement account withdrawals and income from private and personal pensions are all fully taxed, Social Security income isn't taxed at all.
- The Valparaiso area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Porter Regional Hospital and Valparaiso Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Valparaiso’s crime rate is higher than 86 percent of Indiana’s cities and towns. However, when compared with cities similar in size, Valparaiso's crime rate is about average.
- Valparaiso has moderate summer weather, making it easy for seniors enjoy outside activities. However, the cold winter weather means that outdoor activities can’t be enjoyed year-round.
Paying for Assisted Living in Valparaiso
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Valparaiso start around $3,467 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 Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso
The Regional Care Assistance Program (RCAP) provides financial assistance to Indiana seniors residing in assisted living facilities. The state’s Medicaid Waiver program helps pay for costs associated with residing in a 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 Valparaiso
Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso, please visit our Assisted Living in Indiana page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Valparaiso
Valparaiso-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 Valparaiso
Review of Brookdale Valparaiso
My friend is in Brookdale Valparaiso and she loves it. She likes the food, and somebody is always there to check on her. She has a lot of privacy if she wants it. Her room is nice, she's in a small... Read more
Review of Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso
We're very happy with Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso. They're very pleasant and very helpful. I think they serve a healthy meal three times a day. My mother's room is nice. It's just an outdoor ... Read more
Review of Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso
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 sma... Read more