Fort Wayne has around 264,000 residents, 14% of whom are at least 65 years of age. Data from this city illustrates the growing impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia types. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2014 to 2018, Fort Wayne saw Alzheimer’s-related deaths rise by 32%. There were 159 such deaths in 2014, but there were 210 in 2018. That makes for a marked contrast with the total number of deaths in Fort Wayne, which rose by just 11.6% during the same span.

Fortunately, seniors experiencing mental decline can find support in Fort Wayne’s memory care communities. Here, residents often receive protection from security features and can take part in programming designed to serve individuals with cognitive impairments. Residents also interact with staff members specially trained to meet their needs. This guide provides more details on memory care, including what seniors can expect to pay for it in Fort Wayne. It also lists resources for individuals with cognitive issues and their families and contains a directory of Fort Wayne’s memory care communities.

Memory Care Facilities in Fort Wayne, Indiana

2016, 2020

Georgetowne Place

1717 Maplecrest Rd, Fort Wayne, IN, 46815

Georgetowne Place is a senior assisted living facility located in historic Fort Wayne, Indiana. This facility prides itself on its myriad of social activities, including weekly outings to events like … (read more)
Georgetowne Place is a senior assisted living facility located in historic Fort Wayne, Indiana. This facility prides itself on its myriad of social activities, including weekly outings to events like … (read more)

North Woods Village at Inverness Lakes

8075 Glencarin Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN, 46804

When it was evident Mom needed to be in a good memory care facility, my sister and I shopped just about every facility in Fort Wayne. We could not be more pleased with our selection of North Woods V … (read more)
When it was evident Mom needed to be in a good memory care facility, my sister and I shopped just about every facility in Fort Wayne. We could not be more pleased with our selection of North Woods V … (read more)

2020

Park Place Senior Living

4411 Park Place Drive, Fort Wayne, IN, 46845

Park Place Senior Living is an assisted living and memory care facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This facility offers a personalized Select Your Care program to plan assistance for each resident accord … (read more)
Park Place Senior Living is an assisted living and memory care facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This facility offers a personalized Select Your Care program to plan assistance for each resident accord … (read more)

2022

StoryPoint Fort Wayne West

611 W County Line Road S, Fort Wayne, IN, 46814

Clean, beautiful and welcoming are just three of the words residents and visitors use to describe StoryPoint at Sycamore Village. Located in the heart of Fort Wayne, Indiana, this senior living facili … (read more)
Clean, beautiful and welcoming are just three of the words residents and visitors use to describe StoryPoint at Sycamore Village. Located in the heart of Fort Wayne, Indiana, this senior living facili … (read more)

Chapman Place

3110 E. Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805, Fort Wayne, IN, 46805

Chapman Place is a grand, multi-story assisted living and memory care facility centrally located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, just off of Highway 930 close to Lions Park. The community is well-reviewed for … (read more)
Chapman Place is a grand, multi-story assisted living and memory care facility centrally located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, just off of Highway 930 close to Lions Park. The community is well-reviewed for … (read more)

Brookdale Fort Wayne

4730 E State Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN, 46815

Brookdale Fort Wayne is a modern, recently renovated assisted living and memory care facility right off of Highway 930 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Residents rate the community highly for the diverse activ … (read more)
Brookdale Fort Wayne is a modern, recently renovated assisted living and memory care facility right off of Highway 930 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Residents rate the community highly for the diverse activ … (read more)

Cedar Ridge of Fort Wayne

3320 East State Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN, 46805

We started Cedar Ridge of Ft. Wayne to provide truly person-directed care, taking the time to know and work with each resident as an individual and providing them with care that’s as unique as they … (read more)
We started Cedar Ridge of Ft. Wayne to provide truly person-directed care, taking the time to know and work with each resident as an individual and providing them with care that’s as unique as they … (read more)

BrightStar Senior Living of Fort Wayne

11430 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN, 46845

Beautiful facility, but extremely bland Memory Care. From my personal viewing and experience, there isn’t much to offer Memory Care. The activities are a bit scattered and childish. The walls are ba … (read more)
Beautiful facility, but extremely bland Memory Care. From my personal viewing and experience, there isn’t much to offer Memory Care. The activities are a bit scattered and childish. The walls are ba … (read more)

Cedarhurst of Fort Wayne

9210 Maysville Rd., Fort Wayne, IN, 46815

Cedarhurst of Fort Wayne was a wonderful facility that we really liked, but it was brand new. My mother is very social and given the time frame for her to move in, nobody would be in her area. She wou … (read more)
Cedarhurst of Fort Wayne was a wonderful facility that we really liked, but it was brand new. My mother is very social and given the time frame for her to move in, nobody would be in her area. She wou … (read more)

Coventry Meadows

7843 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN, 46804

Coventry Meadows is an assisted living facility conveniently located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, just minutes from hospitals, shopping and dining. The facility is nestled in a beautiful neighborhood overl … (read more)
Coventry Meadows is an assisted living facility conveniently located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, just minutes from hospitals, shopping and dining. The facility is nestled in a beautiful neighborhood overl … (read more)

Elevate Fort Wayne Memory Care

3420 East State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN, 46805

The staff was friendly and helpful, the care provided for my father was wonderful
The staff was friendly and helpful, the care provided for my father was wonderful

Grey Stone Health & Rehabilitation Center

10445 Dupont Oaks Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN, 46845

My mother is a resident at the memory care unit of Grey Stone Health And Rehabilitation Center. It’s a nice place, it’s clean, and the people that work there are caring and attentive. I like the accom … (read more)
My mother is a resident at the memory care unit of Grey Stone Health And Rehabilitation Center. It’s a nice place, it’s clean, and the people that work there are caring and attentive. I like the accom … (read more)

The Village at Anthony Boulevard

6723 South Anthony Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN, 46816


Lincolnshire Place Memory Care

11911 Diebold Rd Fort Wayne IN 46845, Fort Wayne, IN, 46845

My mom stayed in Lincolnshire Place – Memory Care & Assisted Living for two weeks only because they would not take my dad. Lincolnshire is a beautiful facility. It’s beautiful, but they do not hav … (read more)
My mom stayed in Lincolnshire Place – Memory Care & Assisted Living for two weeks only because they would not take my dad. Lincolnshire is a beautiful facility. It’s beautiful, but they do not hav … (read more)

Heritage Park

2001 Hobson Rd., Fort Wayne, IN, 46805

Heritage Park is a friendly assisted living facility conveniently located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with easy access to I-69, shopping centers, restaurants and the Parkview Memorial Hospital for emergen … (read more)
Heritage Park is a friendly assisted living facility conveniently located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with easy access to I-69, shopping centers, restaurants and the Parkview Memorial Hospital for emergen … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Fort Wayne

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Indiana. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Fort Wayne

In Fort Wayne, memory care takes place in assisted living communities able to care for individuals with cognitive issues. Indiana’s Residential Care Facility Licensing Program oversees these communities, and that program is housed within the Indiana Department of Health.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Fort Wayne

Paying for Memory Care in Fort Wayne

Memory care is typically an extra service dispensed in assisted living facilities, and it usually costs 20% to 30% more than standard assisted living arrangements. Therefore, to arrive at memory care costs, this guide adds 25% to assisted living costs from the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey. In Fort Wayne, the average memory care provider charges $4,356 per month. 

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Fort Wayne is cheaper than the average American city, where memory care costs $5,625 monthly. Similarly, Fort Wayne’s median rate is lower than Indiana’s, which is $5,354. Fort Wayne also compares well to Elkhart and its average cost of $5,313. Muncie, at $4,619 on average, is also costlier than Fort Wayne. However, Kokomo and South Bend have respective averages of $4,063 and $4,135, making them cheaper than Fort Wayne.

$4356

Fort Wayne

$5354

Indiana

$5625

The United States

$5313

Elkhart

$4135

South Bend

$4063

Kokomo

$4619

Muncie

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Among the senior care options available in Fort Wayne, adult day health care is the most affordable, with an average price tag of $1,192 per month. Assisted living costs $3,485, and memory care’s corresponding rate is $4,356. Home care and home health care each cost $5,339. In nursing homes, semiprivate rooms cost $7,574, while private rooms cost $9,429.

$5339

Home care

$5339

Home health care

$1192

Adult day health care

$3485

Assisted living

$4356

Memory care

$7574

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$9429

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Fort Wayne

In Fort Wayne there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Indiana page.

More ways to pay for memory care in Indiana

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Indiana page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Fort Wayne

Several organizations in the Fort Wayne region help seniors and their family members face the challenges presented by dementia. The resources below can help with finding information, identifying beneficial programs, locating support groups and linking up with advocates.

RESOURCE
CONTACT
SERVICE

(260) 449-7861

The Allen County VSO may be helpful for senior military veterans, plus their families, dependents and survivors. The VSO helps its clients access pensions and Veterans' Administration health care, which may be a route through which dementia-affected individuals can find aid. VSO representatives are also knowledgeable regarding military discharges, disability compensation and other veteran-relevant matters.

(800) 272-3900

The Alzheimer's Association operates a 24/7 helpline that connects callers with clinicians and specialists. Those agents offer support and information to individuals with dementia and their loved ones. The helpline's areas of focus include finding quality care, stress reduction for caregivers and legal and financial considerations. The association also runs educational events and support groups.

(260) 427-6460

At the Fort Wayne Community Center, seniors can access classes on topics such as Medicare. The center's Unwind Your Mind program serves as an outlet for individuals experiencing the early stages of dementia. Additionally, the center hosts educational presentations sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association.

(800) 622-4484

The Indiana LTC Ombudsman Program advances the interests of residents of long-term care facilities. By providing advocacy and handling negotiations, the program's advocates work to improve residents' situations, including those involving rights and care problems. These services are available confidentially and at no charge. The program also offers education and helps establish resident and family councils. 

(260) 745-1200

Aging & In-Home Services operates the Aging & Disability Resource Center that serves Fort Wayne. The ADRC facilitates benefits enrollment and access to information on long-term care and services. The Family Caregiver Center helps caregivers of individuals with dementia find support programs and consultations.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Indiana are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Indiana page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations for Memory Care in Indiana