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Elkhart is an outlying community of South Bend, home to 54,000 people in a quiet bedroom community. About 13% of Elkhart’s residents are seniors aged 65 and over, and the city encourages them to live an active outdoor lifestyle with several public parks and other green spaces, the scenic River Walk close to downtown and lots of shopping in every part of town.
Elkhart has a generally mild climate, which lends itself to golfing, hiking and other senior-friendly outdoor fun. Several local hospitals and medical centers accept Medicare and Medicaid, and many have dedicated senior health programs. Local arts and crafts festivals are held in the RiverWalk district throughout the year, and farmers’ markets offer the best of locally grown fresh produce.
The average cost of assisted living in Elkhart is $3,223 a month, though this amount can vary from place to place and with the amenities offered at each. Rates in Elkhart are significantly lower than the average cost of care in Indiana, at $4,382, and also well below the $4,300 national average cost seniors pay in the rest of the country.
Check out our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Elkhart.
Elkhart Place offers studio and one-bedroom apartments with in-room kitchenettes, individually controllable climate controls and a variety of floorplans. The dining room is open for three shared meals a day, and special diets are on the menu. Transportation for residents is available, as are beauty and barber services and laundry/linen service. Residents with medical needs have access to a 24-hour staff nurse, who provides skilled nursing care. Pets are welcome at Elkhart Place.
Greenleaf Health Campus
Greenleaf Health Campus has private apartments with studio and one-bedroom layouts, as well as companion suites. Rooms have kitchenettes for preparing personal meals, though the dining room is open to all and room service is available. Shared areas of the facility include a beauty/barbershop, party space for special events and a well-manicured garden and patio space outdoors. The staff at Greenleaf regularly organizes off-site activities, such as shopping trips and group visits to local points of interest, and religious services are provided on-site.
StoryPoint Granger is a large assisted living community with space for more than 130 residents that offers studio, one- and two-bedroom floorplans, plus companion suites. Larger apartments have full kitchens, while the smaller units have space-efficient kitchenettes. Meals can be shared in the restaurant-style dining room, and snacks can be enjoyed outdoors in the large garden and patio area. Parking space is provided for residents who have their own cars. Small pets are allowed at StoryPoint Granger.
Brookdale Granger has studio and one-bedroom floorplans, with companion suites and detached cottages as an option for residents who need more space and privacy. The dining room serves three meals a day, with room service available to every unit, and snacks can be had between mealtimes. Rooms at Brookdale Granger have their own washing machine/dryers for clothes, though linen and laundry service are options as well. Shared areas of the facility include a computer room and TV room, plus hiking trails that wind around the facility for outdoor exercise.
Cedarhurst of Edison Lakes
Cedarhurst of Edison Lakes has a range of apartment floorplans that runs from efficient studios to one- and two-bedroom units. Rooms have kitchenettes, though the main dining room serves three meals a day and a private dining space is available for special meals. A dedicated party space is also available for special occasions. Rooms at Cedarhurst are wired for basic cable and internet, and a strong Wi-Fi signal is available throughout the main building.
Primrose Retirement Community of Mishawaka
The studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments at Primrose Retirement Community of Mishawaka have their own kitchens, with private bathrooms and individual climate controls standard throughout the range of floorplans. Housekeeping is provided weekly, and a skilled nurse is available to help manage residents' individual care plans. Staff at Primrose organize off-site activities, including shopping trips, and residents may book a ride for personal needs on the facility's shuttle. Pets are allowed at Primrose, and there's plenty of outdoor space on the grounds for walks on a leash.
The Residence at Waterford Crossing
The Residence at Waterford Crossing operates as an independent and assisted living complex of detached cottages and houses that's part of a larger residential care/skilled nursing/memory care village on Waterford Circle. The community provides grounds maintenance, including snow removal, and a variety of social clubs and group events. Homes all have no-step entrances, step-in showers with a seat and at least two bedrooms. Outside, residents and their guests can meet for events in the gazebo or enjoy the fully stocked fishpond the community maintains.
Waterford Crossing is a combination assisted living/skilled nursing facility located in the sprawling senior village on Waterford Circle. Services provided at this facility include 24-hour nursing care, short-term rehab, physical, occupational and speech therapy, dietitian services and adult day services. Private and companion suites are available, all with custom cabinetry in the kitchenettes. Activity rooms have flat-screen TVs and fireplaces, and the outdoor areas include a community patio surrounded by gardens. Staff supports residents with radiology and lab services, pharmacy assistance, case management and discharge planning.
St. Paul's has an extra-wide variety of floorplans for residents to choose from, with studio, studio suites, one- and two-bedroom apartments, multiroom suites and companion suites all available. Rooms have their own private bathrooms and climate controls, a range of safety features such as rails and a call system, and in-room kitchens. Shared areas of the St. Paul's community include a well-equipped fitness center, garden and patio area and free resident parking. Guests are welcome for meals or to stay overnight.
Grand Emerald Place
Grand Emerald Place offers luxurious senior living in a large complex of studio and one-bedroom apartments for assisted living and nursing care. Depending on the floorplan, rooms have either a full kitchen or an efficient kitchenette, private bathrooms and their own climate controls and emergency call systems. Residents can gather for meals in the dining room, enjoy each others' company on the spacious patio in the garden area or walk their pets on the nearby walking paths.