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Page Reviewed / Updated – March 10, 2023
Situated around the midway point between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, the city of Marion is home to just over 28,000 people as of the latest U.S. Census estimates. The senior population is relatively high — 18.9% of Marion’s residents are aged 65 and over — compared to the state and national averages. I-95 runs along the east side of town, connecting it with the two larger cities. The north end of Marion has several golf courses and parks near the Mississinewa River, while the south end features Indiana Wesleyan University and municipal airport.
Marion’s overall cost of living is 33.9% below the national average and 17.6% below that of Indiana, with housing and transportation having the most significant differences in price. Indiana provides several tax credits and exemptions for seniors in particular, which help make it an even more attractive home. The city’s own Marion General Hospital provides 24/7 emergency care and numerous specialty clinics, while veterans have convenient access to the VA Hospital.
Assisted living facilities in Marion cost an average of $3,250 per month. The averages are significantly higher for Indiana, at $4,283, and the U.S. overall at $4,500.
Note: Data for Marion was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Kokomo, was used instead.
Keep reading to see which assisted living communities around Marion are in our top 10 list.
York Place Assisted Living Community
Located at the south end of the city, York Place Assisted Living Community is in a relatively quiet area while remaining close to shops and major roadways. The facility provides assisted living and supportive services, such as help with hygiene and mobility, as well as respite and short-term stays. Residents can enjoy the outdoors by relaxing on the porch or taking a walk through the secure courtyard with its gardens and path. Activities include cooking, crafts, bingo and games, as well as live entertainment and trips to nearby restaurants and attractions.
Colonial Oaks Senior Living
Colonial Oaks Senior Living is a very large community on Marion's south side that offers independent and assisted living along with several other care options. The facility's numerous amenities include an indoor garden and lounge, wellness center, spa, game room and theater. The daily activity calendar keeps everyone notified of what's happening, such as art classes, exercise groups, bible study, games and educational events. We ranked Colonial Oaks Senior Living highly for its complete continuum of care, which isn't common among regional alternatives.
Aperion Care Marion
Aperion Care Marion is an assisted living and skilled nursing facility near the center of Marion. In addition to caregivers who assist with everyday tasks, the community employs staff such as physicians, therapists and specialists in orthopedics and tracheostomy care. Common rooms and amenities include a theater, cafe, beauty shop and lounges, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness and physical therapy gym. Outdoor areas feature a patio, fire pit and gardens. Aperion Care Marion secured a place in our top 10 for providing relatively rare on-site services such as diabetes and pain management, wound care and IV therapy.
Tipton Place Assisted Living Community
Located approximately 22 miles to the north of Marion, the Tipton Place Assisted Living Community offers a homelike environment for long-term senior care. A registered nurse is always on duty, day and night, to coordinate care and manage clinical procedures. All apartments and amenities are on the ground floor, and the facility has a secure courtyard in its center with several access points, which reduces walking distance for residents. The community offers regular group outings for shopping, dining and entertainment.
Bickford of Wabash
Bickford of Wabash is a midsize assisted living community located around 16 miles to the northwest of Marion and just across from Honeywell Golf Course. With controlled access, pull cords and pendants, the facility provides safety and security in all areas. Medication administration is handled by certified professionals using an electronic tracking system, and the in-house pharmacy can fill prescriptions 24/7. The community hosts church services, bible study and resident-run groups. We ranked Bickford of Wabash in the top 10 as it's one of few assisted living communities staffed by caregivers with advanced dementia care training.
Wellbrooke of Wabash
With its excellent location right next to Parkview Hospital — approximately 19 miles northwest of Marion — the Wellbrooke of Wabash community provides assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. The facility has numerous common areas for large and small gatherings, including lounges with fireplaces, restaurant-style and private dining rooms, movie theater and beauty/barber salon. Wellbrooke of Wabash has 11 signature programs that focus on spiritual, physical, cognitive and educational pursuits. Residents can also go on group trips at least twice per week.
Bloom at Kokomo
Bloom at Kokomo is an apartment-style senior community providing assisted living and memory care services. It's located around 26 miles to the west of Marion and just across from a large Baptist church. The assisted living program and accommodation is available on a month-to-month basis at several levels based on the individual's needs. On-site personnel include licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, life enrichment coordinator, physical and occupational therapists. Residents can visit the activity center for computer classes, games and meetings or watch a movie in the media room.
Kokomo Place offers assisted living care and respite in a midsize community located just off the highway (SR 22) around 26 miles to the west of Marion. The facility has a full-time licensed nurse for 24/7 clinical care and oversight, while caregivers provide help with everyday tasks such as meal preparation and bathing. Residents can choose from studios and one-bedroom apartments that are fully furnished, each with individual heating and cooling. Transportation for medical appointments can be arranged by staff, and residents can go on regularly scheduled community trips.
Primrose Retirement Community of Kokomo
Located on a tree-lined block in a mostly residential area, Primrose Retirement Community of Kokomo is a large facility providing independent and assisted living care. Caregivers and nursing staff are always on duty to help residents and communicate with family members. Therapy services are also available on site. Residents can participate in Catholic activities several times weekly, as well as games, trivia and billiards. This community earned a place on our top 10 list for its relatively large selection of eight floor plans in assisted living.
Five Star Residences of Northwoods
Five Star Residences of Northwoods is a large community on the west side of Kokomo, just a few blocks away from the local hospital. The community features multiple secure courtyards with landscaped gardens, gazebos and seating. All apartments are on the ground floor, and some have a private patio area. The computer station helps keep in touch with family members and world events. Residents can also enjoy arts and crafts, socializing around the piano and visiting the club room for group activities such as bingo and senior-friendly exercise.