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  • Nursing Home Facilities in Valparaiso, Indiana
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Nursing Home Costs in Valparaiso, IN

A nursing home semiprivate room costs an average of $8,456 per month in Valparaiso. A private room costs $9,034 per month on average.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Semiprivate rooms in Valparaiso nursing homes cost approximately $1,200 and $500 more per month than the Indiana state and national averages. Valparaiso has one of the highest nursing home prices in Indiana. At an average monthly cost of $8,366, semiprivate rooms in the South Bend area are slightly cheaper. In the Elkhart area, the average cost is more than $300 lower at $8,111 per month. The average price is $7,547 in Fort Wayne, while the Lafayette area has one of the lowest costs in the state at $7,300 per month.

Valparaiso

$8,456

Indiana

$7,270

The United States

$7,908

South Bend

$8,366

Elkhart

$8,111

Fort Wayne

$7,574

Lafayette

$7,300

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Nursing homes are typically the most costly long-term care option for seniors, costing between roughly $8,400 and $9,000. Those who don’t need clinical services may consider assisted living, which, with an average price of $3,617 per month in Valparaiso, is close to $5,000 cheaper than the average semiprivate room in nursing homes. Costing an average of $5,625 per month, home care and home health care enable seniors to keep living at home while receiving help.

Home Care

$5,625

Home Health Care

$5,625

Adult Day Health Care

$3,617

Assisted Living

$3,617

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$8,456

Nursing Home (private room)

$9,034

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Valparaiso, IN

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Valparaiso, IN

The resources below help seniors in Valparaiso improve their life quality. Some also enable seniors to remain in homes instead of moving into nursing facilities.

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Indiana Long Term Care Ombudsman Program(317) 972-3285The certified associates of this program act as advocates for the rights of the seniors living in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in Indiana. They investigate complaints, negotiate on behalf of seniors, provide training on self-advocacy, and regularly visit care facilities to ensure resident rights are protected. Those facing quality of care problems, abuses or discrimination can contact the program for help.
Porter County Office of the State Health Insurance Assistance Program(219) 464-1028This program offers trained counselors to help seniors navigate Medicare and related insurance plans, including Medicare Supplemental (Medigap), Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug plans. They answer questions about enrollment, eligibility for financial assistance, coverage and claims, and help seniors select the policies that best suit them. Appointments are available in person or remotely by phone and Zoom.
Porter County Transportation Program(219) 462-4302Seniors in Valparaiso can get door-to-door transportation on demand through this program. Drivers also provide personal assistance, such as helping riders get on the bus, pushing their wheelchairs and carrying groceries to their doors. Service is available Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Participants can schedule rides online, through an app or by phone. Costs are $1 one-way and $2 round-trip, with financial aid available to seniors in need.
VNA Meals on Wheels(210) 967-6372Delivering a hot, nutritious lunch and a light dinner Monday through Friday, VNA Meals on Wheels helps homebound seniors maintain independence. More than a meal delivery service, this program also provides regular safety checks and human connections for older adults who live alone, enhancing their quality of life and emotional well-being. In addition, the VNA Kibble Kitchen program offers food and veterinary services to keep the seniors' pets fed and healthy.
Aged and Disabled Waiver(800) 826-7871A part of Indiana Medicaid, this program enables older adults to stay in their residences instead of moving into nursing homes. To be eligible, seniors must make no more than 300% of the maximum Supplemental Security Income and need a nursing facility level of care. Once qualified, they receive services that can include in-home care, adult day care, assisted living and vehicle modifications.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Nursing Homes

Linda

I visited this facility

Review of Valparaiso Care & Rehabilitation Center

Valparaiso Care & Rehabilitation Center was nice. The facility had everything that I was looking for. The only thing they didn't have was a transport bus. They would have to call an outside...

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Sarah Thom

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Valparaiso Care & Rehabilitation Center

My mother received excellent care at this facility. They have kind and compassionate staff that go above and beyond for their patients.

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Nursing Homes

Dawn

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Life Care Center of the Willows

My father is in Life Care Center of the Willows for rehab. He's not doing any better. He's declining. I do not like that place. It's a dirty, disgusting nursing home. It's gross. There's not enough...

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