Anderson is a city in Madison County where approximately 18% of the population is over the age of 65. Budget-conscious seniors may be drawn by the city’s low cost of living, which is nearly 30% below the U.S. average. Older adults concerned about their safety during retirement will appreciate that Anderson’s violent crime rate is 18% lower than the national figure. Being less than 40 miles away from Indianapolis places seniors close to a wide range of attractions; however, Anderson’s senior residents have plenty of options for recreation just outside their doors. Mounds State Park, the Anderson Museum of Art and Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino are only a few of the exciting destinations the city has to offer.
In Anderson and the surrounding area, seniors have a choice of six assisted living facilities. According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, they can expect to pay about $4,645 per month for this level of care.
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With an average local cost of $4,645, seniors in Anderson spend $82 more per month for assisted living than the average paid across the country. The rate in the city is over $260 higher than the average across Indiana and varying amounts more than what seniors pay in the four adjacent states. Assisted living costs in Kentucky are almost $950 lower, while in Illinois, the average is only $70 less than the rate paid in Anderson. In Ohio and Michigan, seniors spend $295 and $445 less per month, respectively.
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The cost of assisted living in Indiana ranges from $2,840 a month in Bloomington to $4,819 in South Bend, and Anderson’s $4,645 average is toward the upper end of the range. At $3,503 a month, Fort Wayne is among the more affordable cities. Compared to their peers in Anderson, seniors in Indianapolis save about $72 a month on assisted living.
Note: Data for Anderson was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Muncie, was used instead.
Indiana’s Medicaid program is the main source of government assistance for long-term care. Through the Aged and Disabled Waiver, eligible seniors can have their assisted living care costs paid for by the state. To qualify, seniors need to meet the program’s income and medical necessity guidelines.
Visit our Assisted Living in Indiana page for more information about the Aged and Disabled Waiver, its eligibility requirements and application process.
|Lifestream Services Inc.||(765) 759-1121||As the Aging and Disability Resource Center for Madison County, Lifestream Services connects Anderson’s seniors with a variety of aging-related resources. Through the agency, seniors can access free legal assistance, options counseling, health and wellness programs, and Medicare counseling through the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).|
|Madison County Veterans Service Office||(765) 641-9651||Retired members of the armed services can visit the Madison County Veterans Service Office to learn about and apply for VA health care, disability compensation, pensions and pension supplements such as Aid and Attendance benefits, which may help them cover assisted living costs.|
|Indiana Long-Term Care Ombudsman||(765) 759-3371||Advocating for the rights of seniors in long-term care facilities as well as educating their families on options for senior care are key responsibilities of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman. When assisted living residents in Anderson have a complaint about their facility, the area ombudsman will work with them and their care team to resolve the situation while prioritizing the senior’s best interests.|
|Senior Community Service Employment Program||(260) 726-9318||The SCSEP helps prepare older adults to rejoin the workforce by partnering them with local nonprofits and government organizations where they can acquire new skills. While working part-time, participants earn minimum wage which they can then use to pay for living expenses or assisted living care. To qualify, seniors must be at least 55 years of age, unemployed and meet the program’s income guidelines.|
|Rangeline Community Center||(765) 216-2230||At the Rangeline Community Center, Anderson seniors can work on their physical fitness and socialize with other older adults during activities such as chair yoga, dance classes and walking clubs. The community center also offers opportunities for seniors to volunteer with local organizations.|
The Indiana State Department of Health is the government body responsible for regulating assisted living facilities in Anderson and throughout the state. For more information on the laws Indiana’s long-term care facilities must follow, visit our Assisted Living in Indiana page.