The Midwestern city of Indianapolis is situated in the heart of Indiana and serves as the state capital. It has nearly 890,000 residents and a growing senior community that makes up over 12% of the population. As the city’s population ages, Alzheimer’s is becoming more prevalent and increasingly taking a toll on public health. According to the CDC, the total death rate in the Indianapolis area increased by 3% between 2014 and 2018. However, during this time period, Alzheimer’s-related deaths had a 13% increase. To address this trend, Indianapolis has put a range of programs in place such as support groups, early-stage engagement activities and information and referral services. 

Indianapolis also has numerous memory care facilities that provide specialized care and around-the-clock monitoring for those with dementia. These facilities have highly trained caregivers and use dementia-informed programming to engage residents. This guide provides information on local memory care costs, the benefits of obtaining care in Indianapolis and a few things to consider before making the move. It also highlights programs and services available for those living with dementia.  

Memory Care Facilities in Indianapolis, IN

Traditions at Solana

7721 Battery Pointe Way, Indianapolis, IN, 46240

Traditions at Solana in the Indianapolis suburb of Washington Township enjoys a uniquely situated area between the White River and its nearby bay. The community’s residents and their loved ones recomm … (read more)
Traditions at Solana in the Indianapolis suburb of Washington Township enjoys a uniquely situated area between the White River and its nearby bay. The community’s residents and their loved ones recomm … (read more)

Traditions at North Willow

1703 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46260

Traditions at North Willow is a comfortable and welcoming independent living community nestled in the heart of the North Willow neighborhood. Living options include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom … (read more)
Traditions at North Willow is a comfortable and welcoming independent living community nestled in the heart of the North Willow neighborhood. Living options include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom … (read more)

American Village

2026 E. 54th Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46220

American Village in Indianapolis is the epitome of a great assisted living facility. Housing options, such as garden homes, independent living and assisted living, offer seniors options through every … (read more)
American Village in Indianapolis is the epitome of a great assisted living facility. Housing options, such as garden homes, independent living and assisted living, offer seniors options through every … (read more)

Magnolia Springs SouthPointe

4926 Sir Barton Way, Indianapolis, IN, 46237

Magnolia Springs SouthPointe in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a premier facility offering spacious rooms with small kitchens complete with a microwave, refrigerator and sink. The interior common spaces ar … (read more)
Magnolia Springs SouthPointe in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a premier facility offering spacious rooms with small kitchens complete with a microwave, refrigerator and sink. The interior common spaces ar … (read more)

The Wellington at Southport

7212 US-31, Indianapolis, IN, 46227

The Wellington at Southport is located on the south side of Indianapolis near U.S. Highway 31 and numerous stores and restaurants. Visitors compliment the well-kept grounds, lovely surroundings and pe … (read more)
The Wellington at Southport is located on the south side of Indianapolis near U.S. Highway 31 and numerous stores and restaurants. Visitors compliment the well-kept grounds, lovely surroundings and pe … (read more)

Kesslerwood Place

5011 Kessler Blvd East, Indianapolis, IN, 46220

Kesslerwood Place was a great facility, and it was clean. The staff was nice, and they have adequate staff. The rooms were a little small, but they were more than adequate for what was needed. The res … (read more)
Kesslerwood Place was a great facility, and it was clean. The staff was nice, and they have adequate staff. The rooms were a little small, but they were more than adequate for what was needed. The res … (read more)

Altenheim Senior Living

3525 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46237

Altenheim Senior Living is an assisted living facility located in Indianapolis, Indiana, close to a major freeway and a bustling shopping district. The facility resides on a 32-acre campus and offers … (read more)
Altenheim Senior Living is an assisted living facility located in Indianapolis, Indiana, close to a major freeway and a bustling shopping district. The facility resides on a 32-acre campus and offers … (read more)

Greenbriar Village

8800 Spoon Dr, Indianapolis, IN, 46219


2015

Willow Lake Place

2725 Lake Circle Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46268

I like Willow Lake Place. They have a lot of things for dementia patients, and it looks like they’re trying to keep them busy. They have shared rooms, which helps us in terms of payments, though I kin … (read more)
I like Willow Lake Place. They have a lot of things for dementia patients, and it looks like they’re trying to keep them busy. They have shared rooms, which helps us in terms of payments, though I kin … (read more)

The Harrison

3060 Valley Farms Rd, Indianapolis, IN, 46214

Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, The Harrison is near Interstate 74, Monument Circle and Indianapolis Museum of Art. The facility provides a number of amenities, such as housekeeping and laundry serv … (read more)
Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, The Harrison is near Interstate 74, Monument Circle and Indianapolis Museum of Art. The facility provides a number of amenities, such as housekeeping and laundry serv … (read more)

Crown Senior Living Indianapolis

7960 N. Shadeland Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46250


Anthology of Meridian Hills

8549 N. Meridian, Indianapolis, IN, 46260

Anthology of Meridian Hills is an attractive facility. I felt like they promised services, but when I read reviews, it became apparent that those services will not be available. I would not rate them … (read more)
Anthology of Meridian Hills is an attractive facility. I felt like they promised services, but when I read reviews, it became apparent that those services will not be available. I would not rate them … (read more)

2016

Robin Run Village

5354 West 62nd St., Indianapolis, IN, 46268

Robin Run Village is located on the northwest side of Indianapolis near Eagle Creek Park. Residents and visitors find that the park seems to extend to the facility, with its wooded campus, lakes, walk … (read more)
Robin Run Village is located on the northwest side of Indianapolis near Eagle Creek Park. Residents and visitors find that the park seems to extend to the facility, with its wooded campus, lakes, walk … (read more)

The Forum at the Crossing

8505 Woodfield Crossing Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN, 46240


Hoosier Village

9875 Cherryleaf Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46268

My mother is in Hoosier Village memory care. We’ve had a very positive experience. The staff is caring and attentive. Her room is spacious enough and has a nice view. She says the food is OK. They pla … (read more)
My mother is in Hoosier Village memory care. We’ve had a very positive experience. The staff is caring and attentive. Her room is spacious enough and has a nice view. She says the food is OK. They pla … (read more)

Rittenhouse Village at Northside

1251 West 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46260


Harrison Terrace

1924 Wellesley Blvd., Indianapolis, IN, 46219

My father is a resident of Wellington Manor. They seem to know what they’re doing and take very good care of the residents. I’m pleased with the staff, who are all very good, polite, and caring with h … (read more)
My father is a resident of Wellington Manor. They seem to know what they’re doing and take very good care of the residents. I’m pleased with the staff, who are all very good, polite, and caring with h … (read more)

Rosegate Village

7510 Rosegate Dr., Indianapolis, IN, 46237

My wife is a resident of Rosegate. They have more staff there than the other place she was in. She gets a little more supervision than she was getting at the other place. Of course, no place can be th … (read more)
My wife is a resident of Rosegate. They have more staff there than the other place she was in. She gets a little more supervision than she was getting at the other place. Of course, no place can be th … (read more)

Clearvista Lake Health Campus

8405 Clearvista Place, Indianapolis, IN, 46256

My husband has been in Clearvista Lake Health Campus for several weeks now. I’m very pleased with it. I like that they have the most friendly and very caring nurses. The physical appearance is very ni … (read more)
My husband has been in Clearvista Lake Health Campus for several weeks now. I’m very pleased with it. I like that they have the most friendly and very caring nurses. The physical appearance is very ni … (read more)

Story Cottage

413 East 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46240


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Indianapolis

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 Indianapolis

The Indiana State Department of Health, Residential Care Facility Licensing Program, monitors and licenses memory care facilities in Indianapolis and the rest of the state. This agency ensures a high standard of care for residents by enforcing regulations that govern staffing, care planning and facility features. It also conducts criminal background checks on employees and investigates reports of substandard care. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Indianapolis

  • Indianapolis is home to some of the most respected hospitals and medical centers in Indiana, including the Indiana University Health Medical Center and Ascension St. Vincent Hospital. These facilities offer a range of specialties to meet the needs of seniors managing chronic conditions such as dementia. The city has 272 doctors per 100,000 people, which is about 30% more than the national median, and health-related costs such as doctor’s office visits and dental care are 13% cheaper than in the nation as a whole.  
  • Indianapolis has a low overall cost of living, making it a budget-friendly option for those seeking affordable long-term residential care. Housing prices are particularly low, which may drive down memory care costs or make it easier for residents to maintain ownership of their homes while they’re in long-term care.  
  • Indianapolis’s crime rates are very high compared to the rest of Indiana and the nation, which may make memory care a good option for seniors with dementia who would otherwise live alone. On a 100-point crime index on which the nation scores 22.7 for violent crime and 35.4 for property crime, Indianapolis’s respective scores are 63.4 and 66.9.  
  • Indianapolis scores 8.6 on a 10-point comfort index compared to the national score of 7.8, indicating that its weather is generally comfortable throughout the year. July is the warmest, most humid month, with daytime highs in the mid-80s, but temperatures are milder during the spring, summer and autumn months. Winters are chilly, with nighttime temperatures in the 20s, and the city gets 22 inches of snowfall annually. To keep residents comfortable, many memory care facilities have individual climate controls in residents’ rooms.  
  • Indiana taxes most types of retirement income, including pension income, withdrawals from retirement savings accounts and dividends from investments. However, Social Security benefits aren’t taxed at the state level, which may free up money to put toward long-term care expenses.

Paying for Memory Care in Indianapolis

In Indianapolis, seniors obtain dementia services in assisted living facilities with special care units. This level of care typically costs 20-30% more than standard assisted living services due to additional requirements for staffing, staff training, security and care planning. Care cost data isn’t available for memory services, so the following rates are estimated by adding 25% to assisted living costs in the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities 

Memory care costs $5,598 in Indianapolis, which is higher than the state median of $5,354 but competitive compared to the national average of $5,625. Only Columbus has higher monthly fees of $5,826. In Elkhart, rates are a little lower at $5,313, and in Muncie, seniors pay $4,619. Costs in Kokomo are significantly lower at $4,063. 

$5598

Indianapolis

$5354

Indiana

$5625

The United States

$4619

Muncie

$5313

Elkhart Area

$4063

Kokomo

$5826

Columbus

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Memory care is among the costlier senior care options in Indianapolis at $5,598. Only nursing homes charge higher rates, with residents in semiprivate units paying $7,057 and those in private rooms paying $8,973. Seniors pay $5,053 for basic home care and $4,957 for home health care, which includes specialized skilled nursing services. Assisted living costs an average of $4,478, and adult day health care is the cheapest option at $1,625.  

$5598

Memory Care

$5053

Home Care

$4957

Home Health Care

$1625

Adult Day Health Care

$4478

Assisted Living

$7057

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$8973

Nursing Home (private)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Indianapolis

In Indianapolis, 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 IN

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 Indianapolis

The Indianapolis region has an array of services and programs to meet the needs of those with dementia and help families make informed decisions regarding their loved ones’ care. Among these resources are information and referral specialists, support groups and helplines that assist Indianapolis residents with navigating dementia-related issues.

Resource 

Contact 

Description 

(317) 575-9620 

The Greater Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association operates a 24-hour helpline that individuals can call for one-on-one emotional support and help with finding community-based dementia services. The chapter also has support groups, educational programs and a library with materials on dementia-related topics.

(317) 254-5465 

Dementia Friends Indiana is a statewide nonprofit program based in Indianapolis that provides educational resources, support groups and social and recreational opportunities for seniors with Alzheimer’s and their families. It organizes events throughout the year including memory cafes and virtual Become A Friend sessions. 

(800) 827-1000

The Indianapolis Regional Office offers services to older veterans in the area, including benefits counseling and information on VA health care. Its officers help individuals determine their eligibility for benefits that may help pay for memory care, including veterans’ and survivors’ pensions and Aid and Attendance supplemental payments. 

(317) 963-5500 

The Indiana Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is one of 32 centers in the nation committed solely to understanding Alzheimer's. It facilitates outreach and engagement programs and provides individuals with the opportunity to participate in clinical trials.

(317) 254-5465 

CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions is the local Area Agency on Aging for the Indianapolis region. The agency has information and referral specialists who identify seniors’ needs and connect them with resources and programs in the community. It also has legal and financial counselors who help seniors and families address issues related to dementia, including consumer debt issues, asset management and assigning guardianship and powers of attorney.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Indianapolis

Indianapolis 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