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Cost of Indiana Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Indiana is $3,693 per month.

The monthly base rate for Indiana assisted living is typically average when compared to neighboring states. Indiana is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Indiana. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Indiana Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Indiana require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Indiana may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Indiana. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Indiana. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Indiana probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Indiana - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Indiana?
    Indiana will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Indiana requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Indiana.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Indiana for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Indiana Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at

Helpful Indiana Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Indiana? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Indiana licensing and regulatory agency at:
Indiana State Department of Health, Division of Long Term Care (ISDH)
(317) 233-7442
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Indiana? Your local Indiana long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Division of Aging
Local: (317) 232-7134
Tollfree: (800) 622-4484
Are you aware of all the Indiana health-based programs available to you? Your Indiana Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Indiana State Department of Health
Local: (317) 233-1325
Are you familiar with the Indiana Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Indiana AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Indiana regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Indiana AAA below:

Northwest Indiana Community Action
Crown Point, IN
(219) 794-1829
REAL Services
South Bend, IN
(574) 284-2644
Aging and In-Home Services Northeast Indiana, Inc.
Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 745-1200
Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs, Inc.
Lafayette, IN
(765) 447-7683
Area Five Area Agency on Aging & Community Services, Inc.
Logansport, IN
(574) 722-4451
LifeStream Services, Inc.
Yorktown, IN
(765) 759-1121
Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled/WCIEDD, Inc.
Terre Haute, IN
(812) 238-1561
CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 254-5465
Area 10 Agency on Aging
Ellettsville, IN
(812) 876-3383
Thrive Alliance
Columbus, IN
(812) 372-6918
LifeTime Resources, Inc.
Dillsboro, IN
(812) 432-5215
Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging and Disability
Vincennes, IN
(812) 888-5880
Evansville, IN
(812) 464-7800
LifeSpan Resources, Inc.
New Albany, IN
(812) 948-8330
Hoosier Uplands/Area 15 Agency on Aging
Mitchell, IN
(812) 849-4457

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