Assisted Living in Mishawaka, Indiana
Mishawaka has a senior population comprising 15.5% of the city’s total population of 50,363. Between 2010-2019, the city experienced a moderate 4.4% population growth rate. Known as the Princess City, Mishawaka is home to attractions that may appeal to seniors in assisted living — including an array of parks and golf courses for outdoor recreation. There are multiple museums in and around the city, along with places to shop and dine. Mishawaka has a violent crime rate that’s lower than the state and national average, along with a lower air quality health risk rating. Seniors in assisted living may also appreciate Mishawaka’s comparatively low cost of living.
The estimated monthly cost for assisted living in Mishawaka is $4,819. Factors that may affect the cost include community location, amenities, services and floor plan.
Note: Data for Mishawaka was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, South Bend, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Mishawaka, Indiana
The Cost of Assisted Living in Mishawaka
Mishawaka has an estimated monthly assisted living cost of $4,819, which is on par with Indiana’s estimated cost of $4,382 and the national estimate of $4,300. Michigan is close behind with a cost of $4,200. Ohio has an estimated monthly assisted living cost of $4,350, while Illinois’ comes in at $4,575. Kentucky has a slightly lower estimated monthly assisted living cost of $3,699.
Indiana assisted living costs vary. Mishawaka has an average monthly cost of $4,819 for assisted living, while Muncie’s is lower at $4,645. Indianapolis has an estimated cost of $4,573, which is higher than Kokomo’s cost of $4,516. Fort Wayne’s cost is $3,503, and Columbus’ is $3,225. Elkhart has an average assisted living cost of $3,223 per month, while Bloomington’s is $2,840.
Mishawaka Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Seniors in Mishawaka who need help with assisted living costs may qualify for Medicaid, covering most monthly costs. Indiana also has a Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver and an Aged and Disabled (A&D) waiver for eligible seniors.
Find out more about program details and eligibility at our Assisted Living in Indiana page.
Mishawaka Assisted Living Resources
|REAL Services||(574) 233-8205||REAL Services is Mishawaka’s Area Agency on Aging (AAA). Through this agency, seniors in assisted living can receive long-term care counseling, financial management assistance, transportation services and other services. This agency helps seniors remain as independent as possible and maintain a positive quality of life, in addition to offering support to caregivers and family members.|
|South Bend Vet Center||(574) 231-8480||Mishawaka veterans of all ages, including seniors in assisted living, can access an array of benefits through the South Bend Vet Center. Some available services include individual and family counseling, bereavement counseling, community education and outreach, employment referrals and referrals for other VA services.|
|SB Transpo||(574) 233-2131||SB Transpo is the public transit service for Mishawaka and South Bend. Routes travel to various locations around the city, including the mall and library. Seniors may be eligible for reduced fares with valid identification.|
|Battell Community Center||(574) 258-1664||The Battell Community Center in Mishawaka has enriching programs for all ages, including seniors in assisted living. There are fitness classes and other life-enriching programs geared towards Mishawaka’s senior population.|
|Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman||(574) 284-7135 or (574) 284-7127||The Long Term Care Ombudsman’s office advocates for seniors in Mishawaka and the South Bend area. This office responds to senior abuse reports and complaints, and they provide advocacy and community education for the area’s seniors in assisted living.|
|Foster Grandparent Program||(574) 284-7102||Through the Foster Grandparent Program, seniors in assisted living can volunteer with at-risk youth in the Mishawaka community. Senior volunteers receive transportation reimbursement and a stipend for contributing 20 hours per week of volunteer services.|
Mishawaka Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Mishawaka assisted living communities are licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Division of Long-Term Care. All Indiana assisted living communities must meet standards and adhere to regulations set forth by this department. Learn more at our Assisted Living in Indiana page.