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Assisted Living in Merrillville, Indiana

Although it’s located in Indiana, Merrillville is considered part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Recent estimates place the city’s senior population at 5,531, representing 15.9% of its 34,792 total residents. The city has a low cost of living and minimal violent crime. Winters in Merrillville can be frigid, but when warmer spring and summer temperatures arrive, seniors can explore a number of outdoor recreation areas, such as Oak Ridge Prairie, Hidden Lake Park and Gibson Woods Nature Preserve. Additionally, Lake Michigan is only a 20-minute drive away. For medical care, Methodist Hospital Southlake is the leading hospital in the community, and a wider selection of health care options can be found in nearby Crown Point. 

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the median monthly cost of assisted living in Merrillville is $4,585, which is about 6.6% above the national average. Senior can choose from four assisted living communities within Merrillville’s city limits, along with over a dozen more in the surrounding area. 

4 Assisted Living communities in Merrillville, IN | 18 nearby communities

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1. Virginia Place

8253 Virginia Street, Merrillville, IN, 46410

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Towne Centre

7250 Arthur Blvd, Merrillville, IN, 46410

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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Belvedere Senior Housing, Merrillville, IN

3. Belvedere Senior Housing

343 E 90th Dr, Merrillville, IN, 46410

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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Spring Mill Health Campus, Merrillville, IN

4. Spring Mill Health Campus

101 West 87th Avenue, Merrillville, IN, 46410

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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18 matching communities nearby Merrillville

1. Residences at Deer Creek

401 U.S. 30, Schererville, IN, 46375

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Brentwood at Hobart

1420 Saint Mary’s Circle, Hobart, IN, 46342

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Clarendale of Schererville

7770 Burr St., Schererville, IN, 46375

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Victory Centre of River Oaks

1370 Ring Rd, Calumet City, IL, 60409

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Bickford of Crown Point

140 E. 107th Ave, Crown Point, IN, 46307

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Wittenberg Village

1150 Luther Drive, Crown Point, IN, 46307

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Two Hearts Homes for Seniors

18220 Clark Street, Lowell, IN, 46356

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $4000 / mo

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8. Brookdale Valparaiso

2601 Valparasio Street, Valparaiso, IN, 46383

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. St. Anthony of Lansing

3025 Spring Lake Dr, Lansing, IL, 60438

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Majestic Care of Saint Anthony

203 W Franciscan Dr, Crown Point, IN, 46307

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. St James Manor & Villas

1251 E Richton Rd, Crete, IL, 60417

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Cedarhurst of Dyer Opening Summer 2021

1763 Calumet Ave., Dyer, IN, 46311

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso

1300 Vale Park Rd, Valparaiso, IN, 46383

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. Rittenhouse Village at Portage

6235 Sterling Creek Rd, Portage, IN, 46368

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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Senior Helpers of Northwest Indiana, Crown Point, IN

15. Senior Helpers of Northwest Indiana

405 N. Main Street Suite B, Crown Point, IN, 46307

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. Glenwood Healthcare & Rehab.

19330 South Cottage Grove, Glenwood, IL, 60425

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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Miller Beach Terrace, Gary, IN

17. Miller Beach Terrace

4905 Melton Road, Gary, IN, 46403

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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Lake Park Residential Care, Lake Station, IN

18. Lake Park Residential Care

2075 RIPLEY ST, Lake Station, IN, 46405

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

Paying for Assisted Living in Merrillville, Indiana

The Cost of Assisted Living in Merrillville

Merrillville seniors can expect to pay $4,585 per month for assisted living, which is $82 above the U.S. median, but $193 less than Indiana’s statewide average. Seniors in adjacent Kentucky pay $886 less per month for assisted living compared to their peers in Merrillville, while those in Michigan spend $182 less. Illinois’s median cost is nearly identical to Merrillville’s, whereas neighboring Ohio’s $4,350 monthly average is closest in cost to the Indiana median.

$4585

Merrillville

$4382

Indiana

$4300

The United States

$4575

Illinois

$3699

Kentucky

$4350

Ohio

$4200

Michigan

Among the cities closest to Merrillville, Elkhart and Fort Wayne are the most affordable with respective monthly assisted living costs of $3,223 and $3,503. In South Bend, seniors spend about $234 more at $4,819, while those in Kokomo pay $69 less per month for this level of care. 

$4585

Merrillville

$4382

Indiana

$4819

South Bend

$3223

Elkhart

$3503

Fort Wayne

$4516

Kokomo

Note: Data for Merrillville was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Michigan City, was used instead.

Merrillville Assisted Living Financial Assistance

Hoosier Care Connect is Indiana’s Medicaid program designed specifically for individuals who are blind, disabled or over the age of 65. Hoosier Care Connect offers a variety of programs for Medicaid-eligible seniors, including the Aged and Disabled Waiver, which pays for assisted living costs. More information about Indiana’s financial assistance options can be found on our Assisted Living in Indiana page.  

Merrillville Assisted Living Resources


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Northwest Indiana Community Action(219) 794-1829NWICA Aging and Disability Resource Center manages and provides seniors with a wide array of services including wellness programs and free health care counseling to help seniors understand the available Medicare and Medicaid benefits. The agency also offers financial management assistance to further clarify how Merriville’s older adults can satisfy the income and assets requirements of government-funded programs that pay for senior care. 
Lake County Veterans Service Office(219) 755-3285At the Lake County Veterans Service Office, retired military members can receive assistance applying for disability and pension benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. CVSO staff can also help seniors and their dependents find supporting documents and verify addresses to ensure benefit claims are processed smoothly. 
United Way Retired and Senior Volunteer Program(219) 464-3583The United Way RSVP program enables seniors to stay active and support the betterment of their community through volunteering. Seniors are matched with organizations that can benefit from the individual’s skillset, and many provide training as well. Seniors must be at least 55 years of age to participate. After-school crafting programs and assisting at hospitals, food banks and shelters are a few of the available opportunities. 
Long-Term Care Ombudsman(317) 232-7134 or(219) 794-1829The Long-Term Care Ombudsman program works to uphold the rights of residents of assisted living and other long-term care communities to ensure they receive high-quality care and dignified treatment. State and local ombudsmen provide free assistance with resolving financial disputes, care concerns and general complaints between assisted living residents and the parties responsible for their well-being.
Indiana Legal Services, Inc.(844) 243-8570Indiana Legal Services, Inc. is a nonprofit law firm offering free legal advice and representation to low-income older adults throughout the state. The firm has experience with cases involving negligence, financial exploitation and physical abuse. In addition to the services ILS provides through its Senior Law Project, low-income seniors can submit questions about civil legal matters and receive answers from an attorney through the Indiana Free Legal Answers web page.

Merrillville Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Indiana’s assisted living communities must follow state laws and regulations administered by the Indiana State Department of Health Long-Term Care Division. Visit our Assisted Living in Indiana page to learn more about the rules and regulations governing Indiana’s assisted living facilities.