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Page Reviewed / Updated – March 29, 2023

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Merrillville is a city of about 36,000 residents in the northwestern region of Indiana. Of its population, about 18% are aged 65 and over, a sizable demographic compared to the state norm.

The Merrillville region is home to numerous major medical facilities, including Methodist Hospital Southlake in the city proper and St. Mary Medical Center and Pinnacle Hospital, both of which are within five miles of each other. Local health care costs are among the lowest in the nation, coming in about 15% below the national average. This, combined with the low cost of living, may make Merrillville a good option for retirees with limited resources.

The Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey reports that assisted living facilities in Merrillville charge $3,617 per month for assisted living. This is very affordable compared to Indiana’s norm of $4,283 and the national average of $4,500. While seniors may find less costly alternatives in South Bend, where the average is $3,308, local rates are economical compared to costs in the capital city of Indianapolis and in Columbus, where rates come in at $4,478 and $4,661, respectively.

Note: Data for Merrillville was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Michigan City, was used instead.

This guide for Merrillville highlights some of the top assisted living facilities in the region.

Virginia Place

Located in Merrillville near major roadways, hotels and medical facilities, Virginia Place offers convenience and comfort for seniors. This assisted living facility ranks among the best in the region for its on-site amenities and friendly staff, which provides personalized care and companionship. Residents participate in a range of activities throughout the week, including table games and fitness classes, and three meals daily, plus snacks, are available in the community dining room. The community supports a low-maintenance lifestyle with regular housekeeping and laundry services, and it provides for all maintenance and necessary repairs.

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Journey Senior Living at Merrillville

Journey Senior Living at Merrillville is conveniently located near local amenities such as shopping centers, hospitals and U.S. Highway 30. This award-winning assisted living facility features private and semiprivate apartments, letting residents choose the living arrangement that best fits their needs. Nationally recognized for its high standard of care, the community boasts a low resident-to-staff ratio to ensure a consistently attentive atmosphere. A licensed nurse is on-site 24-7 to track changes in resident's conditions and administer medications as needed, providing peace of mind to residents and their families.

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Towne Centre

Towne Centre offers compassionate, individualized assisted living in the heart of Merrillville near parks, golf courses and multiple medical facilities. This assisted living facility promotes the health and independence of its residents through individualized care plans, restaurant-style dining and a wide range of social and recreational opportunities. Residents choose from studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, all of which include wall-to-wall carpeting, cable television and mini-blinds for the windows. The community also features numerous indoor and outdoor common spaces for residents to enjoy, along with an on-site beauty salon and barbershop. Daily newspaper delivery is available to help residents keep up with current events and local happenings.

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Belvedere Senior Housing

Nationally recognized for its high standard of care, we included Belvedere Senior Housing for being recognized among the best assisted living facilities in the Merrillville region, commending its personable staff, diverse care services and overall value. It’s located within a mile of three major hospitals, providing quick access to specialized services, as well as area destinations such as parks, shops and restaurants. Seniors in this community have two floor plans to choose from, both of which include dedicated sleeping areas, kitchenettes and private bathrooms, and individually controlled heating and cooling ensures year-round comfort.

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Spring Mill Health Campus

The assisted living facility of Spring Mill Health Campus in south-central Merrillville is located near multiple hospitals and medical offices, ensuring convenience and safety for its residents. Seniors in this community enjoy restaurant-style, chef-prepared meals three times daily, and food from local restaurants are served monthly for variety. Colorful outdoor patios provide the perfect setting for relaxing and visiting with neighbors, and complimentary cable and wireless internet provide in-room entertainment. The community features private and semiprivate suites, each of which contains full bathrooms and accessible showers, with mobility assistance available as needed.

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Residences at Deer Creek

Residences at Deer Creek is an award-winning assisted living facility in Schererville, about seven miles from Merrillville. This physician-owned community is listed among the best in the region for its state-of-the-art amenities, dynamic activities calendar and outstanding dining program. The community features a full-service hair salon that offers everything from deep conditioning and highlights to haircuts for men and women. Its dining program doesn’t have set meal times, letting residents enjoy meals on their own schedule, with restaurant-style dining and a casual bistro available to choose from.

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Brentwood at Hobart

Just six miles from Merrillville, Brentwood at Hobart is situated near a community pool, parks and St. Mary Medical Center. This pet-friendly assisted living facility offers a range of amenities to make residents feel at home, including restaurant-style dining, a full-service beauty salon and on-site laundry facilities. All apartments are located on the ground floor, making it easy to navigate for those with mobility aids, and visiting dentists, podiatrists and optometrists provide specialized care. Residents can enjoy a media center where they may watch their favorite movies, and an enclosed courtyard features gardens and walking paths for relaxing afternoons outside.

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Bickford of Crown Point

Bickford of Crown Point made our list for abundant programs to ensure the comfort and quality of life of its residents, including the Bread Basket Scratch Kitchen and the dynamic Life Enrichment Program. This facility is located about five miles south of Merrillville in Crown Point, just a short drive from hotels, restaurants and grocery stores. The community ensures a full array of nonmedical services, with personal care, housekeeping and maintenance provided, and a registered nurse oversees care coordination for those in need of skilled services. Its daily calendar includes activities to appeal to a broad range of interests, and regularly scheduled community outings encourage residents to enjoy local parks, shops and restaurants.

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Clarendale of Schererville

Clarendale of Schererville offers a homelike setting and worry-free lifestyle just five miles west of Merrillville, conveniently located off Route 30. This community supports residents's health and comfort through its Health & Wellness Navigation Program, which offers a customized approach to meal and exercise plans and provides assistance with scheduling medical appointments. The community is staffed with highly trained caregivers who provide around-the-clock care and monitoring, and nursing services are available from licensed staff. Residents enjoy three meals daily in the community dining room, and a private dining room is available for family events.

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Wittenberg Village

Wittenberg Village is situated in Crown Point near Franciscan Health Crown Point, just seven miles south of Merrillville. We listed this facility among the best in the region for its tenured, personable staff, enriching activities programming and overall value. Assisted living residents choose between one- and two-bedroom apartments and have personalized care plans that help them preserve their independence. The community’s unique MyFitness program also helps residents maintain optimal functioning and mobility through personalized fitness instruction, user-friendly equipment and help with goal setting.

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