11 Memory Care Facilities near Merrillville, IN
There are 11 Memory Care Facilities in the Merrillville area, with 3 in Merrillville and 8 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Merrillville is $6,000 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120. Cheaper nearby regions include Crown Point with an average starting cost of $5,679.
To help you with your search, browse the 23 reviews below for memory care facilities in Merrillville. On average, consumers rate memory care in Merrillville 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Crown Point with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Merrillville, IN
What to Consider About Memory Care in Merrillville
There are approximately 110,000 Indiana residents in the 65+ age group who have Alzheimer’s disease, and some of them reside in Merrillville. Out of the 34,871 Merrillville residents, an estimated 14.7 percent are 65 and older. To accommodate seniors in Merrillville who need memory care, there are three facilities in the city and five located in nearby areas, such as Hobart and Schererville. In Merrillville and the rest of Indiana, residential care facilities (RCFs) that provide medication and nursing care are licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health.
- The cost of living in Merrillville is rated 91.7, which is lower than the U.S. average of 100 but higher than the Indiana state average of 87. Memory care facility costs and expenses including transportation and healthcare may be slightly higher in Merrillville than in other Indiana cities, such as Wabash.
- Merrillville has a violent crime rate of 26.9, lower than the U.S. average of 31.1. Property crime is a bit higher, ranking at 49.6 compared to the national average of 38.1. Despite the slightly elevated property crime rate, memory care residents in Merrillville and their loved ones can enjoy peace of mind thanks to the strict security requirements of these facilities.
- The air quality in Merrillville is ranked 68 out of 100, while the U.S. average comes in at 58. This makes Merrillville a good place to live for seniors with respiratory issues. The air quality data is derived from the EPA’s Air Toxics Assessment, which measures the risk of illness from airborne pollutants.
- Merrillville is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as The Neurological Institute, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Merrillville
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Merrillville start around $3,600 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Merrillville 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 Memory Care in Merrillville
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Indiana page.
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 Merrillville
Merrillville and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Merrillville, please visit our Memory Care in Indiana page.
Directory of Winners in the Merrillville Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Merrillville
Merrillville-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Indiana are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Indiana page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Merrillville, IN
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Merrillville
Review of Journey Senior Living at Merrillville
Journey Senior Living at Merrillville was a smaller community. The whole community was memory care, so they weren't kind of locked into one wing, which was nice. It's not a locked wing, it's a lock... Read more
Review of Towne Centre
Towne Centre was nice. It's a much larger facility, but it just felt more like a nursing facility. It was fairly clean and was nice, especially for a facility that takes Medicaid. The people seemed... Read more
Review of Spring Mill Health Campus
I have visited The Legacy part of Spring Mill in Merrillville, it's a separate building but still part of Spring Mill. My brother-in-law will move there from the hospital he's currently in. We were... Read more