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Assisted Living in South Bend, Indiana

South Bend is a midsize city located in northern Indiana on the southernmost fringes of the St. Joseph River. This community of 102,000 includes 12,750 senior citizens who benefit from a convenient location just 35 miles from Lake Michigan and less than 100 miles from Chicago. The city is known for its industrial heritage established by noteworthy brands, including Studebaker, Honeywell and Humvee-maker AM General.

Today, South Bend is one of the state’s most livable cities, and it’s earned national recognition for its low cost of living,  affordable real estate and diversity. Seniors enjoy an abundance of music festivals and cultural events. The city is home to the longstanding Potawatomi Zoo and several riverfront parks that are ideal for summer sunset strolls. Additionally, older adults can choose from 16 assisted living communities that charge an average of $4,273 per month.

10 Assisted Living communities in South Bend, IN | 7 nearby communities

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1. St. Paul’s

3602 S. Ironwood Dr., South Bend, IN, 46614

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Grand Emerald Place

4010 South Ironwood Drive, South Bend, IN, 46614

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Southfield Village

6450 Miami Circle, South Bend, IN, 46614

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

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Wood Ridge Assisted Living Community

17650 Generations Drive, South Bend, IN, 46635

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Brookdale South Bend

17441 State Road 23, South Bend, IN, 46635

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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Golden Oak Village, South Bend, IN

6. Golden Oak Village

5150 Hamlin Court, South Bend, IN, 46637

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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Morningview Assisted Living, South Bend, IN

7. Morningview Assisted Living

475 N Niles Avenue, South Bend, IN, 46617

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

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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Trinity Tower, South Bend, IN

8. Trinity Tower

316 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, South Bend, IN, 46601

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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Portage Manor, South Bend, IN

9. Portage Manor

3016 Portage Ave, South Bend, IN, 46628

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. The Milton Home

206 E Marion St, South Bend, IN, 46601

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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7 matching communities nearby South Bend

1. Tanglewood Trace

530 Tanglewood Lane, Mishawaka, IN, 46545

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Cedarhurst of Edison Lakes

1025 Park Place, Mishawaka, IN, 46545

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Brookdale Granger

430 Cleveland Road East, Granger, IN, 46530

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. StoryPoint Granger

6330 N. Fir Road, Granger, IN, 46530

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Brentwood at Niles

1147 South Third Street, Niles, MI, 49120

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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Sprenger Health Care, Mishawaka, IN

6. Sprenger Health Care

60257 Bodnar Boulevard, Mishawaka, IN, 46544

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

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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Whispering Pines, Mishawaka, IN

7. Whispering Pines

806 Green Pine Court, Mishawaka, IN, 46545

Residential Care

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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 South Bend, Indiana

The Cost of Assisted Living in South Bend

Seniors in South Bend typically pay $4,273 per month for assisted living, according to Genworth Financial’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey. South Bend is more expensive than the nation as a whole and most cities in the Midwest. Average rates are slightly lower in Illinois and Michigan and moderately lower in Kentucky. Regional cost differences range from $273 to $776 per month. On the other hand, monthly assisted living costs are higher in Ohio by a margin of just $66.

$4273

South Bend

$4100

Indiana

$4051

The United States

$4170

Illinois

$4000

Michigan

$4339

Ohio

$3497

Kentucky

Assisted living facilities in South Bend are more expensive when compared to most parts of the Hoosier State although they’re similar to other regional centers in northern Indiana, such as Michigan City and Elkhart. Monthly rates are $170 lower in Indianapolis and $1,303 lower in Bloomington, although smaller cost differences are more common. In Evansville, seniors pay $456 less per month, followed by $610 in Fort Wayne and $973 in Terre Haute.

$4273

South Bend

$4100

Indiana

$2970

Bloomington

$3300

Terre Haute

$3663

Fort Wayne

$3817

Evansville

$4100

Indianapolis

$4515

Michigan City

$4654

Elkhart

Assisted Living Financial Assistance

Seniors in South Bend who meet financial eligibility criteria and require a nursing home level of care may qualify for the state’s Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver. This program helps with the cost of assisted living, personal care, transportation and similar services provided in a residential setting. To learn more about the A&D Waiver, see our page on Assisted Living in Indiana.

Assisted Living Resources


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REAL Services(574) 284-2644REAL Services functions as a single point of contact for South Bend residents in need of services provided by the Area Agency on Aging or Aging and Disability Resource Center. Seniors, caregivers and disabled adults can reach the region’s long-term care ombudsman through this agency. Staff members can also connect residents with delivered meals, door-to-door transportation and community-based assistance.
Howard Park Community Center(574) 299-4765This multipurpose community center is home to the city’s ice skating rink, and it organizes a variety of activities for seniors aged 55 and older. Popular events include card games, bingo, crafts, bus trips and holiday parties. The center also offers educational seminars featuring guest speakers. Activities are scheduled throughout the week, excluding Thursdays.
AARP Michiana(574) 288-2879The Greater St. Joseph Valley Chapter of AARP hosts a number of free local events and maintains an online database of senior resources related to housing, insurance, adult learning, energy efficiency and crime prevention. Regularly scheduled programs include defensive driving courses and tax preparation workshops.
Indiana Legal Services(844) 243-8570Indiana Legal Services is a nonprofit law firm dedicated to serving low-income residents in South Bend and the surrounding communities. Its practice areas include housing, health care, employment, government benefits and consumer products. Qualifying seniors can access additional services through the organization’s Senior Law Project and Legal Assistance for Victimized Adults Project.
St. Joseph County Veterans Service Office(574) 235-9978This office connects veterans and military families with local, state and federal benefits provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs and St. Joseph County. Free assistance is available to service members, survivors and dependents who would like to access medical, financial or educational benefits.
Social Security Administration(877) 274-5415Retirees, working adults and disabled individuals can access information about financial benefits through the U.S. Social Security Administration field office on South Michigan Street. Programs overseen by this agency include retirement benefits, Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income, which can help with the cost of assisted living and long term-care. The agency also oversees Medicare enrollment.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted living facilities in South Bend are overseen by the Indiana State Department of Health, Residential Care Facility Licensing Program. This agency regulates all aspects of care, ranging from accommodations to administration. For more details on these requirements, see our page on Assisted Living in Indiana.