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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,625 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 8 assisted living facilities in South Bend and 9 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in South Bend, IN
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According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care report, assisted living costs in South Bend ($4,625) are more than $600 higher than the national average of $4,000. Additionally, they’re $240 higher than the statewide average of $4,385 per month.
Seniors and their families can find more affordable assisted living in nearby Elkhart or Michigan City, where this level of care costs $4,043 and $3,675, respectively. Of all the Indiana communities surveyed, the capital city of Indianapolis has the highest assisted living cost at $5,053 per month, while Fort Wayne has the most affordable rate at $2,978.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Senior care costs are affected not only by geographic region but also the level of care provided. In South Bend, the most expensive options are assisted living and nursing home care. In these types of residential facilities, room and board, meals, activities and services such as transportation are typically included. Nursing home care is, on average, more than $3,400 more expensive than assisted living.
Home care, including homemaker and home health aide services, costs roughly $250 less than assisted living, and adult day health services cost nearly $2,500 less per month. However, fees for these services don’t include living expenses such as food and housing.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Senior veterans can get help applying for benefits at the St. Joseph Veterans Service office and routine medical care, laboratory services and mental health care at the county VA outpatient clinic. Veterans can socialize with fellow service members at the local American Legion post.
St. Joseph Veterans Service Office
129 S Main St., 3rd Floor, South Bend, IN 46601
St. Joseph County VA Clinic
1540 Trinity Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545
American Legion Post 357
5414 W Sample St., South Bend, IN 46619
The Howard Park Recreation Center offers a wide variety of senior activities, including picnics, card and table games, bus trips and informational wellness walks. The Charles Black Community Center is a REAL Services nutrition site, where seniors can socialize while enjoying a healthy lunch.
Howard Park Recreation Center
604 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, IN 46617
Charles Black Recreation Center
3419 W Washington St., South Bend, IN 46619
South Bend is home to agencies that can help seniors access valuable resources and services. REAL Services, Inc., is the Area Agency on Aging where older residents can receive options counseling, help applying for programs including RCAP or free legal assistance. Seniors can apply for benefits or programs such as Supplemental Security Income at the local SSA office.
REAL Services of St. Joseph County
1151 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601
Social Security Administration
602 S Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601
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