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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $2,978 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 24 assisted living facilities in Fort Wayne and 2 in surrounding areas.
Welcome to Park Place Senior Living Park Place features a home-like setting for seniors who may need assistance with personal care and daily living activities.
Woodview is a warm, inviting community that promotes companionship among residents and staff, and provides for the day-to-day needs of seniors needing supportive services.
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At The Hearth at Sycamore Village, we create a home where seniors feel as though they are living amongst family while receiving the services they need to remain independent.
Upon joining Georgetowne Place, seniors will discover their lives become enriched with the friendships, supportive services and numerous activities found at our community.
In a vibrant, three-time designated All-America City, Brookdale Fort Wayne is a welcoming senior community for those requiring assisted living or memory care.
At Hamilton Place, we believe assisted living doesn’t mean compromising independence, and our community offers seniors an engaging lifestyle set in a homelike atmosphere.
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At BrightStar Senior Living of Fort Wayne, our Assisted Living and Memory Care households combine best-of-class residential healthcare with best-of-class senior living, all guided by our philosophy of Person-Centered Care of a Higher Standard. For seniors needing general care, our…
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Located close to numerous area amenities and attractions, Covington Commons is an excellent option for individuals seeking independent or assisted senior living.
With over 37 years of experience developing and operating senior living communities, StoryPoint is the premier choice for seniors and their families looking for individualized, purposeful and engaging senior housing. We manage close to 3,500 apartments throughout the Midwest with…
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Quality Care. Saint Anne Communities is a member of Leading Age of Indiana, the Leading Age of America, Catholic Health Association (CHA), and Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. All three of our locations boast an A+ rating from the Better Business…
Long-term care facilities, sometimes referred to as nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities, provide care to patients who need help with physical or emotional needs over an extended period of time. The need for long-term care might be due to…
Heritage Park is clean. The people are friendly. You can tell they care about the residents and the families. They're extremely pleasant and helpful and communication with the families is great. They seem to be short-staffed. There seems to be quite a few activities. The parking is horrible though and the food is not g...Read more Heritage Park reviews
My mother has been very happy at Georgetowne Place. The transition went well, and we're very comfortable with her placement there. It's an older facility, but it's well kept. The staff has been very friendly. She plays cards, Bingo, puzzles, she takes walks every day, and she has a washer and dryer in her own apartment...Read more Georgetowne Place reviews
My brother is a resident of Woodview. He has been there for six months now. It's OK. They serve three meals a day. However, the financial burden is tough. I really don't see any activities. When I go visit my brother, he is always in his chair. I have never seen them take him and do activities. He is not happy there at...Read more Apple Ridge reviews
My father is doing pretty good at Apple Ridge. His room is good and they keep him active. The staff members are good. The dining area is clean and the food is good. There is nothing wrong with it. The amenities are good. They offer everything my father needs.Read more Apple Ridge reviews
I was very impressed with Park Place. It is very nice but very expensive. I looked at a one-bedroom apartment and the garden homes. The food was very good. They gave me a copy of the activities for the month, and they had a lot going on.Read more Park Place Senior Living reviews
Everything was fine at Park Place Senior Living. It's relatively new and the staff was very helpful. The facilities and the caring options were quite good and they're properly priced as well. We ate lunch there and the food was excellent. They had an excellent memory care system and unit and the director and administra...Read more Park Place Senior Living reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, Fort Wayne is one of the most affordable cities for assisted living in the state of Indiana. At $2,978 per month, it’s significantly less expensive than the state average of $4,385 and the national average of $4,000. In addition to Fort Wayne, the smaller Indiana cities of Kokomo ($3,360) and Michigan City ($3,675) also offer lower monthly costs for assisted living compared to state and national averages. The area around the capital city of Indianapolis is the most expensive, averaging $5,053 per month.
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
The cost of senior care is greatly influenced by the type of care that’s required. In Fort Wayne, skilled nursing care is more than double the cost of assisted living per month. In-home care, whether homemaker services or home health aid services, is also more expensive than assisted living (about $1,200 to $1,800 more per month). It’s important to add up the other costs of continuing to live at home as well, including monthly mortgage or rent payments, maintenance services and unforeseen repairs. The cost of assisted living generally includes most of these expenses.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Indiana Medicaid provides a variety of benefits to low-income residents of all ages in Fort Wayne. This traditional Medicaid program covers services such as hospital care, prescription drugs, home health care and skilled nursing care. Financial support for assisted living may be available through Indiana’s Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver, which is listed below.
To qualify for Indiana Medicaid, seniors in Fort Wayne must have incomes under $1,041 per month for an individual or couple and a maximum of $2,000 (single) or $3,000 (couple) in assets. Counted assets may include bank account balances, cash, stocks and bonds, equity in a vehicle and property (other than your home). If your income or assets are above these requirements, there may be the option to pay a monthly patient liability premium.
Indiana Aged and Disabled Waiver
Residents of Fort Wayne needing financial support for assisted living may be eligible for Medicaid’s Aged and Disabled waiver. The A&D waiver provides an alternative to nursing home admission and covers services in specific Medicaid-approved assisted living facilities. The A&D waiver is not an entitlement program, so waiting lists should be expected.
To qualify for assisted living services under the A&D waiver, residents of Fort Wayne must be willing to live in a Medicaid-approved assisted living facility, have a monthly income of $2,313 or less and countable assets of no more than $2,000. Participants must also be assessed by a nurse and found to need assistance with three or more activities of daily living, which is the level of care provided in a nursing home.
To learn more about the Aged and Disabled waiver, contact the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration at (800) 457-8283.
Fort Wayne seniors who can’t live alone but don’t require nursing home level care may qualify for financial assistance through the state’s Residential Care Assistance Program. RCAP funds can cover room and board, care coordination, food, laundry and other select services in contracted assisted living facilities.
To qualify for RCAP, Fort Wayne residents must be at least 65 years of age or blind or disabled and a current Medicaid recipient or participant in the federal Supplemental Security Income program. They must also be willing to move to an assisted living facility that has an approved RCAP contract with the Indiana Division of Aging.
RCAP applications are available online, and they may be filled out by an applicant’s family, guardian or advocate. It’s also common for RCAP facilities to help applicants with the eligibility process.
For more information about the Indiana Residential Care Assistance Program, contact the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration at (800) 457-8283.
AIHS is a nonprofit, community-based organization that fosters dignity and independence for older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers. Services include advance care planning, safety programs, home support, a family caregiver center, and health, wellness and community engagement activities.
2927 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Senior centers help older Fort Wayne adults maintain active lifestyles. Programs include health and wellness screenings, fitness clubs and classes, parties, guest speakers, trips and excursions and opportunities for intergenerational activities with local youth.
Parkview Senior Services
2200 Randallia, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Senior Circle – Lutheran Health Network
St. Joeseph Hospital, 700 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Wellspring Interfaith Social Services
1316 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 422-6618 x104
The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs helps Hoosier veterans and their spouses and dependents obtain every benefit due to them. A network of service officers will provide information and prepare paperwork at no cost. Eligible beneficiaries may also utilize the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System. The Fort Wayne Campus has been proudly serving Indiana veterans with primary care, surgical specialty care and mental health clinics since 1950.
Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs
City County Building
1 East Main St., Room 106, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, Fort Wayne Campus
2121 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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