The third-largest city in the state, Evansville, is located along the banks of the Ohio River and midway between Indianapolis, St. Louis, MO and Louisville, KY. Its low crime levels and lower cost of living make it a viable option for retirement.
While not as large as its neighboring cities, Evansville still offers activities for seniors looking to experience culture and local flavor. The Evansville Museum of Arts History and Culture has a wide variety of art collections and a planetarium. There are also Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden which features exotic plant and animal species, and the Koch Family Children’s Museum is an ideal spot for when the grandkids visit. A beautiful historic district, walking paths along the Ohio River and extensive dining options offer seniors a quiet and peaceful living experience with enough activities to keep active and engaged. Residents can also stay intellectually and socially active through the courses and conferences offered at The University of Southern Indiana's Lifelong Learning Program.
The average monthly cost for assisted living in Evansville is $4,100, which is equal to the state average and slightly higher than the national average of $4,000. This cost will also vary depending on the individual facility and the amenities and services it offers.
Check out our list of the top 9 assisted living facilities in Evansville.
Solarbron Assisted Living
1501 McDowell Rd.
Evansville, IN 47712
Solarbron Assisted Living is near the University of Southern Indiana’s campus, where seniors can attend a conference or workshop, or take a course for personal enrichment. Residents can also enjoy the many events and activities offered at-home, such as games, exercise classes and special holiday parties. One-bedroom, two-bedroom or studio apartments can be moved into furnished or unfurnished, and cable and all utilities are included. In addition to regular care services, Solarbron residents have access to the on-site wellness clinic services. There is also an on-site beauty salon, for getting hair and nails done, and a game room, for playing a round of cards or bingo with friends.
The Gardens at Oasis
4301 Washington Ave.
Evansville, IN 47714
The Gardens at Oasis is located close to medical facilities and local shopping and dining. Staff at the facility use a Care Connect tablet system to help them connect more deeply with the residents by allowing them to see family pictures, watch personal videos and learn each resident’s unique life story. There are outdoor patio areas with comfortable seating and raised flower beds for gardening, and each apartment comes standard with a washer and dryer as well as an emergency call device. Residents receive regular wellness checks, as well as ongoing health monitoring and assistance with activities of daily living.
West River Health Campus
714 S. Eickhoff Rd.
Evansville, IN 47712
Located off of Route 62 for easy access to downtown Evansville, West River Health Campus offers a continuum of care including assisted living and skilled nursing care. Residents are served by a Life Enrichment Team that creates a varied events calendar. West River Health Campus also brings residents their Live a Dream program that seeks to fulfill dreams as varied as zip-lining and special family reunions. Residents can also take advantage of the Trilogy Travel Club. This all-inclusive travel service helps coordinate a variety of trips to different destinations throughout Indiana and nearby states. We included West River Health Campus for its highly-rated quality of care and varied amenities.
Riverwalk Communities LLC
401 SE 6th St.
Evansville, IN 47713
Riverwalk Communities is located in downtown Evansville, within walking distance to museums, casinos and the Ohio River Walkway, ideal for seniors who enjoy access to entertainment and nature. Residents benefit from on-site physical and occupational therapy services, and can have the added security of a nurse call system included in their room. There are on-site beauty and barber services, and access to a therapy gym for regular exercise classes. Apartments feature individually controlled heating and air conditioning, as well as washers and dryers. We included Riverwalk Communities in the top 9 in Evansville for its caring, supportive staff.
Evansville Protestant Home
3701 Washington Ave.
Evansville, IN 47714
Situated in a quiet residential neighborhood located minutes from downtown Evansville, Evansville Protestant Home offers assisted living and nursing home care to seniors in the area. Residents can choose from a studio, suite or two-bedroom apartment with additional features such as wall-to-wall carpeting, window treatments and kitchenettes with full-size appliances. In-house therapy is offered, as well as beauty treatments at the two on-site beauty salons. Daily activities include games, music and spiritual activities, and regular outings for shopping and medical appointments are offered.
Parkview Care Center
2819 N. Saint Joseph Ave.
Evansville, IN 47720
Parkview Care Center is minutes from Deaconess Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center, for immediate access to additional, specialized care if needed. Residents can bring their pets to Parkview or they can take advantage of the pet visitation program offered. An on-site chapel is available for religious services, and there is also a library, game room and coffee shop. Two outdoor courtyards allow for gathering for tea or a snack with friends, and there are also common areas indoors for watching an evening movie or enjoying a game of bingo in the afternoon. Parkview encourages active resident participation in community life by providing family and resident councils who help direct a personalized level of care.
River Pointe Health Campus
3001 Galaxy Dr.
Evansville, IN 47715
River Pointe Health Campus is a spacious senior care facility offering assisted living and nursing level care. The facility offers a complete continuum of care, ideal for aging in place. In addition to the regular care services provided, seniors can receive physical or occupational therapy at-home. River Pointe’s dining area features local restaurant cuisine and a number of signature dining programs, including Sunday brunches and a food truck featuring chef-prepared meals on the go. We included River Pointe Health Campus for its highly-rated amenities, which include a Life Enrichment Program that brings residents a variety of programs for body, mind and spirit.
5311 Rosebud Ln.
Newburgh, IN 47630
Atria Newburgh is conveniently located off of Route 69, near shopping, dining and area attractions. A number of floor plans are available, with walk-in showers and individual thermostat controls. Residents enjoy frequent outings to special holiday and seasonal events, and there are regular exercise classes, games and movies offered at-home. We included Atria Newburgh for its highly-ranked services and level of care. In addition to a salon and library, there is a physical therapy room and cognitive learning center.
Bell Oaks Place
4200 Wyntree Dr.
Newburgh, IN 47630
At Bell Oaks Place, guests are welcome for a meal or an overnight stay, and residents can also join their friends for an outing for a hot meal or a shopping trip. Each apartment includes generous closet space, window treatments and heating and air conditioning. Residents can participate in the social and recreational program, which offers arts and crafts, music and games, or take an exercise class as part of Bell Oaks Place’s wellness program. There is a salon for getting nails or hair done, and lounges for relaxing with a snack and a book.