In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Indianapolis area, our team of researchers sorted through 213 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:
- Spent over 37 hours researching assisted living communities in Indianapolis
- Interviewed 18 facility staff members
- Read more than 200 reviews left by residents and their family members
After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 25 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Indianapolis is $5,053, which is considerably higher than the state average of $4,385 and the national average of $4,000.
Jonathan FrankLicensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan FrankLicensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.
Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Indianapolis, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 213 communities in the Indianapolis area.
Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities
The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Indianapolis area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.
*Altenheim Family-First Senior Living
Residents and family members alike enjoy the quality of service at Altenheim Family-First Senior Living. One reviewer says, "Altenheim is a Methodist facility, and it is a very nice place. The people are very kind and nice too. The rooms and apartments were nicely done. They played games; someone plays the piano, and there are activities all the time."
*Stonecrest of Meridian Hills
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at Stonecrest of Meridian Hills, with one reviewer saying, "We love Stonecrest of Meridian Hills. It's a great place and brand-spanking new. My mom's room is great, and she loves it. There are a ton of activities and amenities are nice. The staff is good."
*Traditions at Solana
Residents and family members talk about excellence in care at Traditions at Solana. One reviewer says, "Traditions at Solana is an amazing place to be. The nursing staff is very caring. The food is tasty. The office staff is always willing to help out wherever necessary. The building is clean and very well maintained, and the grounds are beautiful!”
Aspen Trace is an assisted living community located in Greenwood, Indiana. With a commitment to fostering independence and freedom, this facility is great for seniors who enjoy the freedom of retirement but need a little extra help with activities of daily living. Aspen Trace offers a host of services and amenities for assisted living and memory support residents. Medication supervision, physical and occupational therapies, and scheduled transportation are available along the continuum of care.
Accommodations include one- and two-bedroom units. Housekeeping, laundry, and linen services help residents feel an added sense of luxury in maintenance-free living. Community amenities are plentiful and include the following:
- A bistro-style restaurant
- Private dining room for special occasions
- Active community center
- Comfy lounges and living rooms
- A theater to sit back and unwind
- A library
Customers appreciate the team effort at Aspen Trace. One family member says, "This is a very warm, friendly, nicely decorated and caring facility. The occupational and physical therapists helped me tremendously. Thank you Aspen Trace!"
Bickford of Greenwood
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at Bickford of Greenwood, with one reviewer saying, "My mom was a resident at Bickford for years. I can’t say enough good things about Bickford. The staff truly helped her have a purposeful and more joyful life to the best of her ability. They are all truly special people and can take great care of your loved ones."
Bloom at Eagle Creek
Residents and family members talk about the quality atmosphere at Bloom at Eagle Creek, with one reviewer saying, "The facility is very neat and clean. People seem very friendly and outgoing. Their menu has quite a variety to choose from. As far as I know, security is appropriate. The price is very good."
Bloom at German Church
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at Bloom at German Church, with one reviewer saying, "My mom has lived at Bloom for close to two months. She did not want to leave her home but could no longer live alone. It took her a little while to settle in, but she now talks about how nice it is, how friendly the staff and residents are, and how much she loves the food! She enjoys her room, the common areas, and activities. And she looks better than she has in ages."
Crown Senior Living
Customers enjoy the atmosphere and the facilities provided for their loved ones. One reviewer stated, "My mother lives at Crown Senior Living. She has been very happy there. She loves the food, and there are plenty of activities for all residents. All the staff members have been very friendly and know all the residents by name. My mother tells me that they come to check up on her several times every day. We feel blessed and happy that Mom has a safe and happy place to live."
CrownPointe of Carmel
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at CrownPointe of Carmel, with one reviewer saying, "I found CrownPointe of Carmel for my dad. It's spotlessly clean, and they're very personable. They're very nice people, who take time to know my father. The food is great, he loves it, and they have movies."
CrownPointe of Indianapolis
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at Crownpointe of Indianapolis, with one reviewer saying, "We have chosen Crownpointe of Indianapolis for my husband. I think that the staff has been excellent and very helpful. They stay in touch with me so I know what is going on. The rooms are very nice. They also have a lot of different activities for the residents to enjoy."
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at Demaree Crossing, with one reviewer saying, "The rooms I saw were very nice and a decent size. Overall, I love the concept of the building, with all the rooms on the outside and the activity and cafeteria in the center with the nurses' station, so they are not tucked away."
Elmcroft at Fort Harrison
Elmcroft at Fort Harrison is a senior living community located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Specializing in comprehensive care services, this facility is a great fit for seniors who need a little extra help with activities of daily living and whose needs may change along the continuum of care. This assisted living community provides a safe, comfortable, and caring environment to help seniors stay as independent as safely possible while maintaining their privacy, dignity, and autonomy. The coordination of care includes medical and dental services overseen by care managers, while activities of daily living include personal care, medication management, fitness classes, and continual reevaluation of care plans.
Accommodations are well-appointed private or semi-private suites that include safety features in full-sized bathrooms. Regular housekeeping services, weekly laundry care, and routine maintenance and repairs help residents live maintenance-free. Elmcroft also serves three delicious, well-balanced meals daily, featuring a variety of menu choices, with snacks available throughout the day as well. Other amenities include:
- Emergency call system in resident apartments
- Basic utilities and cable television
- Transportation services
- On-site beauty/barbershop
Residents and their families are pleased with the lifestyle offered at Elmcroft at Fort Harrison. One reviewer says, "Green Tree [a.k.a. Elmcroft] at Fort Harrison is a very nice facility. The apartments were one of the largest compared to the other ones we have seen. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. They worked with us to try to accommodate my parents' needs."
Evergreen Crossing & Loft
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at Evergreen Crossing & Loft, "My mother has been living more comfortably at Evergreen. She likes the activities and everything. They have bingo, and different groups come in like musicians and ministers for Bible study, and she enjoys it.”
Greenwood Village South
Greenwood Village South is an assisted living community located in Greenwood, Indiana. Featuring comprehensive support services, this facility is great for seniors who may need a little extra help with activities of daily living but wish to live on their own terms. It offers many services and amenities to help residents make the most of retirement.
Greenwood Village South encourages residents to make themselves at home with access to services and amenities that enrich their lives. A professional nursing staff providing medical assessments and complimentary lab services is available on-site 24/7. Consistent monitoring of their health status helps residents receive the most up-to-the-minute care necessary for optimum well-being. In addition, health reporting and communication with residents’ physicians offer an added benefit to medical services. Medication administration, weekly linen laundering, and scheduled transportation ensure that residents can live worry- and maintenance-free. Other benefits include:
- Monthly activity calendar
- Three daily meals
- Barbershop/beauty salon
- Common areas for social engagement
Customers appreciate the atmosphere at Greenwood Village South, with one reviewer stating, "When it became time to place my brother-in-law in an assisted living facility, we checked around and were extremely pleased with Greenwood Village South. The facility is very clean, and the staff was quite caring and knowledgeable.”
Magnolia Springs SouthPointe
Magnolia Springs SouthPointe is an assisted living community located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Offering stylish residences and abundant amenities, this facility is a great fit for the discriminating senior who enjoys upscale living and needs a little extra help with activities of daily living. Magnolia Springs offers care services that make daily life more manageable without sacrificing resident independence. During the transition process, the team at Magnolia partners with seniors and their families to create a comprehensive care plan. Residents can receive the professional care they need, whether they only require a minimal amount of assistance to maintain their independence or more extensive care. Services include medication administration, food preparation, mobility assistance, and household maintenance.
In addition to the daily care services offered, Magnolia Springs boasts a robust activities calendar that keeps residents active and engaged. These include:
- Fitness classes
- Trivia contests
- Current events discussion groups
- Netflix nights
- Spiritual study groups
- Field trips
Customers appreciate Magnolia Springs SouthPointe, with one reviewer stating, "Magnolia Springs SouthPointe is fabulous, the staff has been welcoming and professional. The food is so excellent that my father keeps saying he feels like he's going to a wonderful 5-star restaurant every meal. The accommodations are good. It's a first-class place."
Marquette Senior Living
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at Marquette Senior Living, with one reviewer saying, "My mother-in-law has lived at the community since February 2019. She loves it! The food is outstanding, and the staff is friendly and supportive. She raves about how much she enjoys living at Marquette every time we talk with her."
Miller's Senior Living Community
Residents and family members talk about community engagement offered at Miller's Senior Living. One reviewer stated, "Mom is settling in nicely at this community. The staff is very attentive and helpful. I would recommend this community."
Oasis at 30th
Magnolia Springs SouthPointe is an assisted living community located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Offering stylish residences and abundant amenities, this facility is a great fit for the discriminating senior who enjoys upscale living and needs a little extra help with activities of daily living. Magnolia Springs offers care services that make daily life more manageable without sacrificing resident independence. During the transition process, the team at Magnolia partners with seniors and their families to create a comprehensive care plan. Residents can receive the professional care they need, whether they only require a minimal amount of assistance to maintain their independence or more extensive care. Services include
Oasis at 30th is an assisted living community located in Indianapolis, Indiana. With a mission to provide the highest quality of life for residents at an affordable rate, this facility is a great fit for seniors who are on a budget and need a little extra help with activities of daily living. Oasis at 30th offers a full spectrum of services that help older adults embrace their independence. Care services include ongoing health monitoring and nursing assessments, and medication setup, reminders, and assistance. The 24/7 staff features certified nursing assistants, and mobile alert buttons add extra security.
At Oasis on 30th, residents live in private apartment homes. Each apartment features a kitchenette, spacious bathroom, and an emergency alert system. Common areas foster community and include:
- Spacious dining room
- Private dining room
- Activity room
- Beauty/barber salon
- Country store
- Exercise room
- Game room
- Library/Computer room
- TV lounge
Residents and family members talk about the services offered at Oasis on 30th, with one reviewer saying, "My aunt lives at Oasis. It's very clean and new. The apartments are handicap-accessible and well-appointed. The restrooms and bedrooms are spacious. The dining room is beautiful, and the food appears to be good. The staff is exceptional, caring, warm, accepting, and very helpful in meeting all the goals that need to be met to get someone into the facility. Everything is excellent.”
Rittenhouse Village at Northside
Residents enjoy the atmosphere at Rittenhouse Village in Northside. One reviewer says, "I was impressed by the friendliness of the staff and its extreme cleanliness. They're very caring. The apartments are very nice; the walls are painted, and you can put up anything you want. There are double and single apartments. The singles are a little on the small side, but you don't need much other than a bed and your possessions, so I was impressed. The dining setup is lovely. "
The Barrington of Carmel
Customers are pleased with the quality of the community provided at The Barrington of Carmel. One reviewer says, "In my years of living at The Barrington of Carmel, I have enjoyed being part of this community of caring residents and attentive staff. Besides, I appreciate the great location and cultural opportunities all around. As a retired librarian, I am using my skills to serve as a volunteer here at The Barrington. This is, indeed, masterpiece living for retirees."
The Hearth at Stones Crossing
Residents and their family members appreciate the culture of care at The Hearth at Stones Crossing. One reviewer says, “My brother moved into The Hearth at Stones Crossing, and I'm happy with it. They keep his room clean and do not let him sleep all the time. They're very careful, talk to him, and help him. He participates in singing.”
The Hearth at Tudor Gardens
Customers appreciate the caring staff at The Hearth at Tudor Gardens. One family member says, “My father lived here for the last few months of his life. We loved that its proximity to me was the best, and I was able to easily bring him to my house or doctor’s appointments very easily. The staff was wonderful and assisted living accommodations are a huge help.”
Traditions at North Willow
Customers talk about the engaging lifestyle offered at Traditions at North Willow, with one reviewer stating, "Your loved one will be cared for just like they are family. The staff goes beyond what's expected, and there is never a worry about the quality of care."
Westside Garden Plaza
Customers talk about the sense of community at Westside Garden Plaza. One reviewer says, "Westside has been very helpful and accommodating. They went out of their way to make sure things got taken care of with my dad, so we are grateful to them. The food is good, and they have very good activities."
Willow Lake Place
Residents talk about the quality atmosphere at Willow Lake Place. One family member says, "My father resided there until he passed away. The staff showed such kindness, compassion, and professionalism during his time there. I would highly recommend Willow Lake to families who are looking for an assisted living facility. This place and staff are top-notch!"
At the Assisted Living Research Institute, our goal is to tackle the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. To accomplish this, our team of industry experts and in-house researchers joined forces to develop a methodology that uncovers the best assisted living communities in a given location. We search for facilities that use science-backed best practices and the latest therapies in caring for their residents, and those that have the most amenities and opportunities for residents to live an active, independent lifestyle.
Facility Features (40%)
Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc
Facility Amenities Graded on the available
Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.
Residential Quality (40%)
Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.
Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.
Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.
Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older adults, air quality, climate.
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