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Best Assisted Living in Indianapolis

Combined, neighboring Indianapolis and Carmel, Indiana (just 23 miles apart) constitute a varied and exciting retirement destination.

Let’s look at key features of each town, starting with the state capital.

What people like about Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Sports: Indianapolis supports two major league sports teams, the NFL Colts and the NBA Pacers. There’s also the Fever, a women’s basketball team, a minor league baseball team, the Indians, and let’s not forget the Indy 500.
  • This city has been on several “most livable cities” lists over the years. Apart from the lively cultural scene and fine dining, there is also the ready access to outdoor activities. In addition to numerous golf courses and city parks, this city has the only urban State Park in the US, the 250-squae-acre White River State Park on the western edge of the downtown area. The park features walking and biking trails and boat rentals, plenty of green space, as well as the Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the Indian State Museum, and Victory Field, site of the Indianapolis Indians home games. You and your visiting family and friends will love it.
  • Highly walkable town.
  • Indiana’s relatively senior-friendly when it comes to taxes. Social Security benefits are not taxed, though pensions and retirement savings accounts are. While the cost of living is near the national average, the property taxes are below average. There is a 7% statewide sales tax, though some items are either exempt or subject to a lower tax. Also, veterans, as well as some other individuals, may qualify for either reduced taxes or exemptions.
  • An impressive array of medical centers including some of the most highly rated in the country.
  • There is mass transportation, though the bus system is problematic. (See “What people don’t like” below.) There is Amtrak, and the new airport, though, is considered the finest in North America, and construction of a rapid transit system began in October 2018.
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Other considerations for Indianapolis

  • Winters can get cold and snowy, averaging some 25 inches a year. Summers are hot, humid and wet, with temperatures getting in to the nineties.
  • The crime rate – quite unlike that in Carmel – is more than double the national average.
  • IndyGo, the mass public bus system, is highly unreliable, specifically failing its disabled riders in that regular buses often lack the equipment necessary to accommodate wheelchairs.
  • IndyGoOpenDoor, the shuttles service dedicated to serving the disabled, is reportedly no better.

We also wanted to look at why many have chosen Carmel as their retirement destination – and why you might choose not to.

What people like about Carmel, Indiana

  • Carmel’s City Center and Community Center, working in conjunction with the Art & Design District, has drawn up plans to make Carmel among the most livable cities in the country.
  • Carmel is a bicyclist’s dream, whether you already own a bike or need to rent one. Currently rated Bronze (versus silver, gold, or the highly coveted platinum) by The League of American Bicyclists, the city planners intend to expand the already 5.2-mile-long Monon Greenway that accommodates bicycles, walkers, joggers, and nature enthusiasts. Additionally, there are plans to extend the Carmel Access Bikeway (CAB) by another 100 miles or so.
  • Carmel is working to make the city as walkable as possible, though currently it rates about average nationwide. There is no conventional public transportation (no bus system or high-speed rail transit, e.g.), but there are three alternatives: (1) the Janus Developmental Services, Inc., supplying transportation, on demand, for those with disabilities as well as the general populace. (2) Specifically for seniors or the disabled is the Enrichment Program, offering door-to-door, non-emergency transportation to doctor appointments, social engagements, shopping, etc. (3) The third option is more than half a dozen taxi services and several car rental businesses.
  • Whether you live in the capital or Carmel, the nearby Indianapolis Executive Airport can easily handle getting you or your guests in and out of town.
  • Carmel enjoys a relatively mild climate. Typically, January, the coldest month, could see a low of 17 and an average high of 85 degrees in the warmest month, July. Precipitation is, on average, usually not more than five inches a year.
  • Love to golf? There are at least 20 public golf courses in Carmel.
  • Carmel has already been praised in print for cultural attractions common to larger cities. The Art & Design District, located in Old Town Carmel, boasts a generous array of diverse restaurants, art galleries, interior designers, and intriguing shops, plus much more. There’s even an ice-skating rink.
  • Entertainment and culture are easy to come by. Music, theater, museums, gallery walks, and other events of various kinds are scheduled throughout the year. In addition to the concert venues already in place, at least two more large-scale centers are in the works. In short, you, and your guests, will never want for something to do.
  • Festivals abound, whether celebrating one or another of the arts or the holidays (Christmas, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, et al.). Particularly appealing and unique is the Carmel-Xiangyang Sister City Committee-sponsored “City of Carmel Chinese Mooncake Festival,” occurring every September, complete with a dragon parade.
  • Carmel has a lower than average crime rate among US cities. According to https://www.neighborhoodscout.com, this town is safer than 71% of US cities.
  • Quality medical care is available. In Carmel, you can choose between the St. Elizabeth Anne Seaton Hospital or a number of clinics.

Other considerations for Carmel

  • Just as with Indianapolis, the climate – despite its four distinct seasons – may get uncomfortable in winter or summer.
  • Unlike Indianapolis, a downside to residing in Carmel might be what it costs to reside here. It is a progressive town, attracting ever more residents, so the cost of living here is relatively high.

A look at the best assisted living in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Best Assisted Living Indianapolis and Carmel, Indiana – Who makes the list?

Allisonville Meadows Assisted Living | Fishers, IN 46038

Allisonville Meadow Assisted Living offers Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s Memory Care.

Caring– 16 Reviews, Average Rating 4.4
SeniorAdvisor– 25 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorHomes– No Reviews
GoldenReviews– No Reviews

What they liked: very open [&] light and airy, very lovely [&] open facility, very inviting, brightly lit, well kept, well-equipped facility, really clean, well organized, well run, extremely new, wide hallways and well-lit, living environment was exceptional, a lot of staff, [Staff] seem friendly and confident, plenty of staff to resident ratio, spaciousness of the units, [facility] absolutely beautiful, clean, very clean, easy to walk through, common areas light and pleasant, price was very reasonable, Their philosophy [&] approach and medical affiliations, nursing staff is wonderful, care of nurses…and staff…excellent, staff are attentive and we have good communication, kind, staff there was…helpful as could be, staff delightful, MD and nurses on staff, staff…knowledgeable and seemed to really put care and patient safety first, very good at attending to needs and receptive to questions, nursing team provide excellent physical care…very supportive emotionally, good work attitude, entire staff really cares, very accommodating, people are always friendly, parents have blossomed since they have been living [here], rooms spacious and clean, rooms are good size, doors into a courtyard area, stove [in] small kitchenette, apts and storage spacious, rooms were adequate and nicely arranged, have a companion room, really nice dining room, dining room very pretty, meals are hot and cooked by a real chef, food was great, [Resident] likes the food, regularly have movies, a bridge group, they provide tours to other places outside of the campus, so many activities, exercise equipment, places for people to gather, outdoor patio, offer transportation [for shopping, doctor appointments, etc.]

What they didn’t like: a lot of staff issues and a lot of turn-over, not all staff is friendly, dining area not very good and poorly run, too much like a hotel…too nice and too formal, too expensive, wish they had name plates outside of each room, need more…variety of foods, facility is nice but the director of nursing is not capable of running a facility, [as to] care would rate a 4 [but] as to [setting up the] contract would rate a 1, wait time for food varies, could have been a bit more structured around the transition process, communication awful, medication issues

Bickford of Carmel | Carmel, IN 46033

Bickford of Carmel provides Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s Memory Care.

Caring– 7 Reviews, Average Rating 3.9
SeniorAdvisor– 17 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorHomes– No Reviews
GoldenReviews– No Reviews

What they liked: rooms…were nice sized, building is so cozy, pet-friendly, very new [&] clean facility, always well-kept and smells nice, shared rooms were more private because they were so big, very safe and secure, lock down memory unit, security coded doors, the care strategy used, emphasis on individual’s happiness, staff…patient and wonderful, Staff very well trained on dementia, [Staff] are proactive and call me with any concern, [staff] creative, keeps [residents’] mind and bodies active, staff seemed wonderful [&] very friendly, professional, I walked in and was greeted right away, very engaged staff, very good family atmosphere, housekeeping does a very good job, ALL staff help out with cleaning…and serving in dining room, [Staff] more multipurpose so that everybody does everything, the physical layout of the facility…all on a single floor…a kind of a rectangle around a central courtyard, [no] elevators, building is one-level and smaller [and its] residents receive care and attention a lot quicker, [residents] could walk laps within the facility for exercise, great deal of attention to the food, meals are decent [&] portions are good, community areas were very nice as was the dining room, variety of good meals, very nice [&] accommodating rooms; they allow you to customize the paint and do some different things, [they] try to keep the residents active not only on certain days but throughout the entire week, like knowing that mom is not just living in an apartment but using the whole building as her home, there were not all these separate activity rooms [so my] mom will not get lost, [so] much like home where we all might be doing something different but we are all still [in] the same area, her caregiver does everything just like I did for her at home [&] mom likes feeling that family is taking care of her even when I am not able to be there

What they didn’t like: too much [staff] turnover, food was terrible, treatment was questionable, no theater room for [residents] to watch movies, beautiful apartments but rather small, not impressed with…the care and management staff, think [staff] could have been much more thorough when evaluating needs of loved one, a few instances where a more tightly organized system would benefit [everyone], treated our loved one [diagnosed with dementia] as though needing only assisted living care

Brookdale Castleton | Indianapolis, IN 46250

Brookdale Castleton offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, and Health Care Services.

Caring– 19 Reviews, Average Rating 4.4
SeniorAdvisor– 28 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorHomes– No Reviews
GoldenReviews– No Reviews

What they liked: pet-friendly, beautiful facility, feels like home, very clean, well kept, bright and cheery, location excellent – plenty of shopping and various activities in area, close to medical facilities, atmosphere…very homey and very friendly, cozy and personal, Very friendly staff, [staff] very helpful, informative, very communicative, great with keeping [family] informed, responsive, warm and open-hearted, Director took all the time in the world for me though I was late, staff know residents by first name, staff is excellent, any issues responded to and fixed very quickly, seniors are encouraged to stay as active as possible, can pick and choose services and add more as needed, Nurses on duty round the clock, Nursing staff very thorough and competent, even in independent living nurses check in on you, maintenance staff absolutely fantastic, residents are friendly, there are always people around to talk to, food is pretty good, food well prepared, food is excellent, can order a la carte, food is very good, dining is very nice – like a restaurant, can bring their meals back to their room, like the two meal a day option, apartments are good-sized and have large bedrooms, rooms very nice and very spacious with a little kitchenette, small stove in apt., Large rooms, security is good, bingo, trivia, field trips, movies, cards, singing, They bring in pianists and singers, shuttle to area businesses and church

What they didn’t like: bathroom is small, a lot of things were broken, nurses overworked, didn’t tell me they would charge me…to help with medication, they tried to charge me $250 late fee, their a la carte expenses, communication with staff, not told extra fees for transportation [to doctor), food service slow, staff not responsive, need to give [resident] a menu of services and charges upfront, staff in dining room could use a little more training, poor condition [of the facility] and staff issues, [Staff great but] doctor who visits onsite – not so much, too much traffic

Carmel Senior Living | Carmel, IN 46032

Carmel Senior Living offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Transitional Memory Care, and Memory Care.

Caring– 17 Reviews, Average Rating 4.6
SeniorAdvisor– 46 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorHomes– 1 Review, Average Rating 5
GoldenReviews– No Reviews

What they liked: [facility] more modern, always clean, place smells great, place is warm and inviting and has a very positive energy, licensed facility, great proximity to medical care as well as other amenities, like a very nice hotel, clean, well run and managed, always well maintained and organized, memory care area bright and cheery, staff was wonderful, [level of] communication is admirable, staff spent a lot of one on one time with residents, staff was excellent, Safety and security are top priorities, staff is very helpful and very cordial, Staff at CSL is top notch and they really care about their residents, [Sales staff] asked what my mom was looking for and what they could do for her, 97-year-old…able to remain independent with the help of everyone there, residents seemed well cared for and happy, made us feel very welcome, The people …are interested in each other and supportive, Lovely and homey atmosphere, numerous fireplaces and warm common areas, very well appointed with lovely furnishings and accents, in independent living…a button [resident can] push in the morning to let [staff] know you’re up, a lot of residents out during the daytime and a lot of people around, director that showed me around knew every person …there [&] was involved with their day-to-day life, staff acknowledged us with smiles and greetings, staff was a little bit older than some of the other facilities …in their forties rather than in their twenties, staff is very kind and capable, food was good, great variety of menu offerings, menus look tempting, food served 7 AM to 7 PM, dining area very nice and clean, three meals a day, a lunch bar… you can go to get a sandwich or hamburger, nice little bistro café …open all the time, library, greenhouse, exercise room, spa, crafts, exercises, yoga, chair aerobics, outside entertainment [like] theaters and other events, movies, bingo, karaoke, a mix of studio [&] one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, apartment…is small but nice, washer/dryer in unit, rooms very nice and clean, lots of different exercise classes…with several teachers, lots of rooms where you can sit [&] read and talk, a library

What they didn’t like: [only problem] rooms a little small, outside price range, atmosphere not satisfactory, didn’t have covered parking, food service [needs] attention and consistency, Memory care activities poor, minimal encouragement to residents, low ratio of staff to residents, understaffed, wish everyone would wear name tags, maybe a [dining room] table or two for newcomers, studio good except a coat closet would be nice, [would like] a small storage unit…for Christmas decorations etc., it was too big, one very minor thing…need more visitor parking, need more of a healthier [food] selection

Clearwater Common | Indianapolis, IN 46250

Clearwater Common provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, Respite Care and Short-term Stays, Seasonal Stays, and Rehabilitation.

Caring– 20 Reviews, Average Rating 4.5
SeniorAdvisor– 26 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorHomes– No Reviews
GoldenReviews– No Reviews

What they liked: nice atmosphere, spotless, [facility] well-maintained, [facility] well-kept and comfortable, small facility, security is excellent, [facility is] comfortable and well-managed and friendly, [staff has] good camaraderie with residents, grounds very clean and well kept, place very accessible and not too far from the malls, They offered a garage, [residents engage in] monthly “feedback meetings,” courtyard garden, true sense of neighborhood and community among residents, management was great, admission process very easy, good communication with family, staff very polite and helpful, [staff] understanding and empathetic, professionalism, [staff] friendly, Everybody seemed extremely happy, employees seemed like they like their jobs, staff's work attitude was very good, staff was flexible, the nurses and occupational and physical therapists [call when something wrong], Nursing/assistants super [attentive], the building is beautiful and the residents are always smiling, staff was excellent, staff went above and beyond in caring for [residents] and helping …family, movies everyday at 2 and 6 pm, library, computer room, mini theater, nice dining room, restaurant-style, food is fresh [&] homemade, happy with the food, the food was good, chef, food and the staff are very good, food was all right, food is great, food is decent, the food is super, wonderful dining, food is a good solid ok, the cottages, “Garden Homes” apartments, [apartment with] little microwave and a dorm size refrigerator, bathroom is certainly very accessible and safe, have a call button system couple of activity rooms, exercise room, games, bingo, puzzle times, chair exercises, brain games, Wii bowling, shopping trips, usually have somebody come in and do music once or twice a week, hairdresser, , television area with a large screen movie theater

What they didn’t like: double suite is too small [for two people], rooms were not too spacious, [no] individual cottages, there was no real orientation, outdated, night staff could be increased by one person, Very homey but kind of dreary

Five Star Residences of Banta Pointe | Indianapolis, IN 46227

Five Star Residences of Banta Pointe offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Respite Care/Short-term Stays, Rehabilitations, and Lifestyle360.

Caring– 20 Reviews, Average Rating 4.4
SeniorAdvisor– 13 Reviews, Average Rating 4.5
SeniorHomes– No Reviews
GoldenReviews– No Reviews

What they liked: Pet friendly, [facility] very nice and clean, facility gorgeous, no smell at all, how easy they made the paperwork and move-in process, staff member has …been keeping in contact with me, [staff] personable and welcoming, kind people, [staff] are pretty quick to respond and contact the family right away, always someone around if you need something, [staff give] wonderful care and kindness and even hugs, staff has been able to supply all the services we were hoping for, There's a nurse on-call and assisted living aides, full-time social coordinator, always felt residents treated with respect, facility worked with family [when facility could no longer care for resident], transportation to doctors, dining area really nice, homey, three meals a day, food is great, plenty to choose from and kitchen open all day, healthy [meal] selection, they cut [resident’s] food in the kitchen not stand over her to do it, accommodate [resident’s] special dietary needs …and helped her remember to add special items to her food, both lunch and dinner have dessert, a menu that changes daily, theatre with two daily movie options where family also welcome, movie nights, laundry services, 2-bedroom and 1-bedroom duplexes, 1-bedroom apartments and garden homes, garden home has a sunroom – insulated for year-round use, rooms are very roomy, two-bedroom with garage, one-bedroom with a den, den large enough to serve as another bedroom, a complete kitchen, bathroom [w/] shower [w/] seat built-in, computer rooms, lounges, nice hallways, field trips, Bingo, a library, therapy room, Wii bowling, dancing, card playing, special activities for veterans, a community atmosphere [w/] sufficient down time for personal activities or … to just relax, very tight knitted community, activities posted, [staff] encouraged all residents to participate

What they didn’t like: rooms are a little smaller, older facility, Cost a little high and the facility a little older and smaller, wish garden home had wood floors

Five Star Residences of Clearwater (aka Clearwater Commons)| Indianapolis, IN 46250

Five Star Residences of Clearwater provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, Respite Care/Short-term Stays, Rehabilitation and Wellness, and Lifestyle360.

Caring– 19 Reviews, Average Rating 4.5
SeniorAdvisor– 26 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorHomes– 1 Review, Average Rating 3
GoldenReviews– No Reviews

What they liked: entrance and the building itself are quite attractive [&] well kept and impressive. Pet-friendly, spotless, no bad smell, size of building not overwhelming, small [facility] and a lot of individual attention, seasonal decorations, courtyard, [family can] drop by any time, security is excellent, safe environment, location fantastic, grounds very clean and well-kept, very pleasing to the eye, nice views in a nice location, very accessible and not too far from the malls, Transportation to doctor/shopping, They offered a garage, [atmosphere] very warm, problem[s] taken care of immediately, true sense of neighborhood and community among residents, doesn’t smell, very clean, convenient and an easy location to get to, grounds were nice, staff was good and pleasant, extremely understanding and empathetic, office staff is wonderful, director… was very nice and very professional, [staff] made everything so easy for us, Nursing/assistants super, [Residents} always well groomed, Admission process easy, good communication with family, Everyone there was friendly and open, Everybody seemed extremely happy, employees seemed like they like their jobs and I didn’t hear anybody complaining, staff was excellent, occupational and physical therapists [are very observant], staff's work attitude was very good, staff, [staff] are all very much professionals and demonstrate a genuine very caring effect and atmosphere, staff went above and beyond in caring for [loved ones] and helping our family, the food was all right, nice dining room, food is good and good selections, the chef was nice, food was good, had a sample meal and it was good, order from a menu restaurant-style, food is decent, food is FRESH and well done, homemade and features fresh fruits and vegetables, the food is super, the food is good solid dorm fare, rooms were nice and … big enough, the cottages, “Garden Homes” apartments, The rooms are in very good condition with bathroom and kitchenette, flexibility to create living space, [apartment has] a little microwave and a refrigerator, bathroom is certainly very accessible and safe, detached independent living, movies everyday at 2 and 6 pm, bingo, community library, computer room, mini theater, couple of activity rooms, an exercise room, chair exercises, brain games, Wii bowling, shopping trips, usually somebody comes in and do music once or twice a week, games, puzzles, bridge, cards, television area with a large screen movie theater, hairdresser, the popcorn is always fresh, All utilities [covered] except phone

What they didn’t like: rush hour can get hectic in that area, busy street, double … is two studio apartments with a dividing door, lack of activities, [no] individual cottages, They provided everything, location was too busy and noisy, Not licensed, transportation is only available M-F, [Facility} fine if your family member doesn’t need much help, no real orientation, Nice location but outdated, Very homey but kind of dreary, apartments/kitchen areas and storage smaller than I had hoped, didn’t think the grounds were well-kept

Forum at the Crossing | Indianapolis, IN 46240

Forum at the Crossing offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care – Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Respite Care and Short-term Stays, Rehabilitations, and Skilled Nursing Care.

Caring– 19 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorAdvisor– 12 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorHomes– No Reviews
GoldenReviews– No Reviews

What they liked: beautiful, very nice [&] upscale, easily navigated, very clean, relatively large community, no disagreeable odor, best value for your money, state of the art equipment and surroundings, Bright and sunny, [staff and residents] encouraging and welcoming [to new residents], Wonderful attentive staff, [family kept] abreast of issues of concern [and staff sure] to note changes in [resident’s] physical or mental condition, staff is great, Top-notch staff and caring employees, staff…had great interaction with the residents, therapist diligent and patient, staff very supportive of the family, all activities and dining hall easily accessible on first floor, spacious dining room and patio, They will drive you places…individually or [in a] group, one-bedroom apartment…had a kitchen, They will sit you at dinner at individual tables and move you around so you can meet new people, dining area is excellent, restaurant quality, chef is a wonderful individual…and offers to make anything the residents would like to have even if it is not on the menu, The food is excellent, food was outstanding, staff at the restaurant is accommodating and friendly, Meals are fantastic!, food tastes great and is nutritionally sound, Friday's Happy Hour buffet, one-bedroom apartment with its own bath, a library, exercise room, education system…[like] Montessori [for] adult level [where staff] always looking for strengths that they can build on to involve people in activities, Bingo, fitness center, area for gardening, different exercises, classes, outings

What they didn’t like: older facility, very cluttered…hallways weren't wide, ceilings in the apartment are so low, food isn’t very good, Only concern if wheelchair transfers become necessary resident needs to relocate, felt like older type nursing home in rehab, independent living looked pretty but 3 floors=confusion and too closed in

Magnolia Springs Bridgewater | Carmel, IN 46033

Magnolia Springs Bridgewater provides Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Caring– 10 Reviews, Average Rating 4.7
SeniorAdvisor– 69 Reviews, Average Rating 4.5
SeniorHomes– 1 Review, Average Rating 5
GoldenReviews– No Reviews

What they liked: less expensive, [facility is] phenomenal, very homey, pet-friendly, bright & spacious, they keep it up very nicely, extremely clean, well-lit, balcony at front of building overlooking pond, plenty of sunrooms, safe, always immaculate, month-to-month not lease, [no] on-grounds doctors or registered nurses so any medication [provided by outside] healthcare service or the family…so there's a big difference in price, employees & their commitment to family, [staff] remind [resident] to take their meds, residents treat each other with respect and friendliness, residents happy, plenty of staff, staff is awesome, Executive director and resident director helpful and responsive, problems…always addressed in a timely manner, treat resident with the utmost respect and dignity, [All staff] very conscientious/hardworking/loving/kind/compassionate, not unusual for any of the staff to go above and beyond, waiters are excellent, nice movie theater, Professional entertainers twice a week, met with the directors of memory care and assisted living and the director of the whole facility and they were awesome, staff is wonderful, always have time…answers questions, wide hallways and big doors, hallways were really wide…could accommodate two or three wheelchairs easily side by side, a little lovely dining room, had a salad and it was good, dining area was very nice, restaurant-style seating, [food] cooked to order, big menu, menu well-balanced, food was fabulous, menu changes daily, food is great, food was very good, food is delicious, very nice kitchen area along with a food counter where you can drop by and just grab anything to eat, 24-hour charming [&] well-stocked bistro, They had sent us home with the best apple pie I've ever had, shuttles to get to and from places, Transportation is good, Thursday night…cocktail hour, studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, either full-furnished apartments or you can furnish your own, good-sized rooms, have kitchenettes but didn’t include a microwave [but] did have a refrigerator and a sink, had a big closet and large amount of storage in the bathroom, housekeeping is very good, very nice [onsite] rehab gym, bible study, arts and craft, exercise classes, card games, on-site beauty shop

What they didn’t like: [apartment] was as tiny as a motel 6…even as a double it would still feel really confined, HVAC system not appropriate for Indiana climate

Magnolia Springs SouthPointe | Indianapolis, IN 46237

Magnolia Springs SouthPointe provides Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Caring– 5 Reviews, Average Rating 5
SeniorAdvisor– 35 Reviews, Average Rating 4.5
SeniorHomes– 1 Review, Average Rating 4
GoldenReviews– No Reviews

What they liked: awesome, place is a very pretty, place updated and modern, a newer facility, clean and well-kept, residents well cared for, big – 2 floors, staff is phenomenal, facility and staff very good, Entire staff is friendly, Wonderful facility, [resident’s] room is spacious [&] clean, staff is excellent [&] caring and compassionate, level of service staff provided, tech to patient ratio is ideal, [staff] greeting [residents] by name, staff tries to engage residents in activities to a level of comfort, staff and caregivers… go that extra mile, all the staff did everything possible to accommodate [resident], [residents] treated like family, caregivers are … caring and compassionate, [staff]patient, efficient and enthusiastic, peace of mind, excellent memory care, staff supportive, my parents were safe, staff had been welcoming and professional, the food is so excellent, Resident rooms are spacious, 1-bedroom, 1-bath with a large room [&] three closets — so there's more storage space than you'd normally find in assisted living, small kitchen with a microwave [&] refrigerator and sink, food is fantastic, order off a menu, meals are good and healthy, meals are delicious (and a lot of choices), price is very reasonable, Round Table Meetings to express concerns, exercise

What they didn’t like: wish they had a higher ratio of staff to patients [in memory unit], very understaffed and high staff turnover, lack of staff training in emergency situations, [poor] communication and follow-up with family, paid amenities [not] completed, too big, no nurse on duty in memory care

Morningside of College Park | Indianapolis, IN 46268

Morningside of College Park provides Independent Living and Assisted Living.

Caring– 23 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorAdvisor– 29 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorHomes– 1 Review, Average Rating 5
GoldenReviews– No Reviews

What they liked: [Facility] very pretty, very clean and well-maintained, nice layout, pet-friendly, very safe and secure, very diverse community, nice views, green spaces, gazebo, walking path around a lake, lovely common area, fireplace, Good-sized balcony/patio for every apartment, take Medicaid, not licensed but has partnership with Great Lakes for skilled nursing care, Adheres to aging in place philosophy, seemed more comfortable and less stiff than the other places, grounds are pretty good, well kept, good views, staff turnover low, staff was lovely and attentive, friendly and knowledgeable, Nursing shifts and aide shifts … overlap and there’s good communication, director of nursing available to discuss issues, staff was very kind and very open, staff was outstanding, wonderful individualized care, very friendly and open atmosphere, reasonably priced, plenty of staff. They're really great about keeping everybody social [&] active and redirected, very good about encouraging everybody to participate, much socializing, [Family invited] to brainstorm about [how to improve] MorningSide, Morningside's food services, dining area … like a restaurant, dining room bright, dining room huge and decorated beautifully, food was fine, good choices, wonderful variety [menu], dining area was clean, Food was good, excellent food, the food … is excellent [&] plentiful and nicely presented, Memory care has its own dining room, and the food is good, 3 meals a day (as well as full kitchens in apartments), apartments very good sized, Great closets, extra storage available, apartments for assisted living are big, [apt. has] kitchen, bus trips, Bible Study, take them to church, shopping, doctor's appointments, bingo, puzzles, [facility has a] culture of art, Residents who choose to will be taken on outings

What they didn’t like: Staff does not document if resident has eaten, fraudulent charge to Medicare, policies in place that allowed resident to refuse to take medication, dining experience itself was a little sluggish, not as new as we'd like nor quite as modern as other places, don’t have a medical care unit,
dining area looked more like a cafeteria, Most of the apartments didn’t have washers and dryers, no garage, price of the assistance really was my only concern, they don’t take care of [resident], not licensed, administrator very pushy, not a good variety [of food], just not as bright and did not provide the comfortable feel, room shown was awkwardly arranged … for [resident] with walker, no toilet paper, food awful, short-staffed, does not take Medicaid, always seemed a little short on nursing staff and a very high turnover for aides

Riverwalk Commons and Garden Homes (SeniorAdvisor lists it as Riverwalk Commons) | Noblesville, IN 46062

Riverwalk Commons and Garden Homes offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care and Short Term Stays

Caring– 11 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorAdvisor– 22 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorHomes– No Reviews
GoldenReviews– No Reviews

What they liked: Riverwalk Commons was a great place, clean facility, Love there’s no smell, community always clean, grounds and buildings are beautiful and very clean, They have a moving company they partner with that is…just awesome, open floor plan, assisted living building is bright, An older facility but beautiful setting with trees away from a very busy road, light and airy, They allow [resident] to cook, like the cost and the care that is offered, staff are very friendly and act as if they have known you for years, staff could not be better, close to Riverview Hospital, [Residents] can take advantage of doctor who visits facility, individual apartments [that] really gives the resident the feeling they are on their own, outstanding staff and residents, Most caring and warm staff, really good job keeping [family] informed, staff is really awesome, [Staff] very fast to respond [to resident’s button/alarm], Overall the ambiance…was very casual and friendly, environment homey and comfortable in a laidback manner but clean and spacious, residents were extremely friendly, residents don’t have to get up or eat at a set time, the nursing staff, the attention that the patients get, cleanliness, the combination of garden homes for independent living [&] the assisted living…in the main building, [in] memory section…residents have their own room, maximum in the memory section is only 22 people so…not crowded [so all]] get more one on one type of attention, professionalism of the staff, [staff] very friendly, marketing directors were very helpful, When [staff] came in to assist [Memory Care resident] they were always very kind, saleslady was very accommodating and very informative, activities are outstanding, had entertainments come in, a bus that took people to various places, provide transportation a couple Sundays a month to…church, [Residents] dine out and go to the grocery store, laundry service, exercise room, a little café that people could use for small gatherings, family dining room, various places that had puzzles and games out, the one-bedroom and [a studio]…[both] very nice, seemed very clean, [apartments] had a very nice layout, [apartment] walls and carpeting looked very nice, had a great meal in their great dining area, food served…fresh and warm, three meals a day, big dining area for all the residents and the food is very good, food is amazing, The food is super good, [Memory food is…serve[d] in a home-style way…[which] means they don't have an extreme amount of food on their plates, [Memory Care Unit] food tastes good, families of the residents invited to join in [holiday and parties]…like a mardi gras [or a] prom night, One of the residents even got up and played piano for everybody, a wellness and exercise facility

What they didn’t like: don’t accept Medicare, night staff isn’t quite as attentive as day staff, food terrible, neglected resident, Lied about services rendered, [I really don’t have anything negative to say but] wish they had more activities, facility was just OK; didn’t get a warm and fuzzy feeling, The management is awful, misled about activities, Property went missing, They just plain did not watch [resident]

Rosegate Assisted Living and Garden Homes | Indianapolis, IN 46267

Rosegate Assisted Living and Garden Homes provides Independent Living & Wellness, Assisted Living, Rehabilitation, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing.

Caring– 22 Reviews, Average Rating 4.4
SeniorAdvisor– 24 Reviews, Average Rating 4
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What they liked: [Facility] looked clean and everybody was friendly, pet-friendly, well run, Facility very clean, didn’t smell, grounds seemed to be nice, pricing was very reasonable, facilities are very modern, all common rooms very spacious, residents seemed happy, 24-hour care, emergency service, free transportation, staff… have all been very friendly, got a lot of physical therapy as well as personal care at Rosegate, a lot of long-term staff, staff is great in every way, very kind and accommodating, staff very attentive, maintenance issue fixed within a week, food was great, delicious, like a restaurant so you are given a menu, well balanced meals, very nice cafeteria, option of buying a meal plan or… just buying individual meals, great meal plan, food is very appealing, rooms were OK and fully furnished, rooms were semi-private, spacious rooms have a living room [&] dining room [&] kitchen and balcony, rooms were a nice size and very clean, laundry rooms, the option of a standalone cottage or an apartment, like apartment living in an assisted living facility, Independent Living homes well laid-out, Garden Homes has rooms with one bath [&] one bedroom and a washer and dryer, cottages were pretty nice [with] a kitchen [&] 2-bathrooms [&] 2-bedrooms [&] a living room [&] dining room [&] garage and sun room, a walk-in master [closet], a craft room, library, exercise equipment, bridge, a lot of outings

What they didn’t like: rentals for… a year or six months [but not for] only 30 days, rooms were small and … very expensive, not impressed with the staff, only complaint is that some staff member has stolen money from my grandmother's purse, rooms were much smaller with one small closet, a few activities posted, Independent Living homes so close together, Visitor parking…difficult to find, older complex so there are certain things that need to be replaced, people walking their pets on the carpets, memory care area had a really strong odor, staff weren’t engaging with residents, doesn’t take Medicaid waiver, Felt mislead by Sales, do seem a bit understaffed at times, atmosphere felt too clinical, Wish [garden home] had wood floors and [attached] sunroom small

Rosewalk at Lutherwoods Assisted Living | Indianapolis, IN 46219

Rosewalk at Lutherwoods Assisted Living provides Assisted Living.

Caring– 7 Reviews, Average Rating 4.5
SeniorAdvisor– 23 Reviews, Average Rating 4.5
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What they liked: Grounds were well kept, beautiful grounds for strolling, clean and well maintained place, very clean, decent neighborhood, Enjoyable place to live and visit, so comfortable feeling that I hesitate to call it a “facility,” small community – easy to get to know the residents and staff members, a lot of diversity in the community, Atmosphere is very warm and positive, community is friendly and responsive, [Resident] has become more outgoing since living here, [accepts] Medicaid waiver, VA aid and attendance benefit, residents seemed fine and were very helpful, rooms and the staff at Rosewalk were very nice, The staff is what makes this place, [staff] so caring and compassionate – especially their nursing staff, caring and professional, individual plan of care – nothing is cookie-cutter, Great communication with family, care is above average, staff all interacting with the [residents] even when there was no particular reason or need to do so, nursing home attached to it as well, kept things nice and clean, people were friendly, rooms nice and spacious, apartment is very generous in size, can choose the decor and colors of your apartment, field trips to movies and restaurants outside the area, convenient to a hospital, nice and quiet neighborhood, well staffed except for the nursing home, staff has been very good, have a question – they have been right there with an answer, nice cafeteria, dining is more like a very high quality casual restaurant than cafeteria, dining room very nice, food is pretty good, activities seven days a week, a library, jewelry making, church-type activities, bus trips, Bingo, a pool, game rooms, regular shopping and other trips, residents can maintain a life style very much like that which they had before

What they didn’t like: well staffed except for the nursing home, too big for us, food could be a little better, sometimes the halls have an odor but not always, they run out of entrees [etc.], food frequently served cold, front door locked at 7 PM – elderly people are waiting 10-15 minutes to get in

Sunrise on Old Meridian | Carmel, IN 46032

Sunrise on Old Meridian provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, Respite Care, Memory Care, Personal Care Services, and Skilled Nursing.

Caring– 15 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorAdvisor– 36 Reviews, Average Rating 4
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What they liked: [Not] the flashiest but…very nice [&] comfortable and well maintained, seems well landscaped and…well maintained, beautiful, extremely clean, cleanliness, pet-friendly, a dog there to greet you, small facility, tiered care, very homey and welcoming, very upscale facility, four-story building with underground parking…[has] a hotel feel, located near many different stores and restaurants, a little gazebo out front where they could sit, a fairly large place, everybody was pleasant, excellent quality for its price, hallways are not [too] long, hallways not hospital-like [&] with handrails that are unobtrusive, [staff] definitely very interested in the well-being of their residents, friendliness of the residents was just overwhelming…They are very gracious and sincere, Activity director on memory care floor is keeping [resident] motivated and involved, staff in assisted living check on residents every two hours, secure measures in place for the residents, good communication between staff and clients as well as the clients' families, staff very friendly and attentive, They paid attention to you, staff was straight forward, staff was very pleasant and very knowledgeable, liked the people most of all, personnel going above and beyond, They do all the meals, food was excellent, dining room was very nice, food was tailored to the residents, food is very good, coffee shop, one-bedroom seemed spacious and had good lighting with the window, loved the floor plans, even the studio has ample space, windows are very big, studio was nice [with] a little kitchenette…and had a decent-sized bathroom, closet space, [apartment more like] a nicer condo, The room was spacious, rooms were extremely nice…and just big enough, assisted living apartments have balconies or patios plus a doorbell, big bathrooms, walk-in shower, concierge service, an underground parking spot [for residents], games and puzzles, an art station, [residents] doing a rock-a-thon using a rocking chair for a fund raiser, a library, movie nights, a popcorn room, good outdoor walking place, They actually have the residents decide what they want to do; anything really goes, smaller pockets of little sitting areas and dens, porches, [Facility] Has own transportation

What they didn’t like: a little too pricey and too picky, entrance fee exorbitant, a lot of walls and hallways so it's not a very open place, minimal interaction with the residents, need to improve security, Not worth the money, very hard to find parking, no area designated for those who have [animal] allergies, [Resident] moved to 4th floor dementia care…and level of care dropped, food could be improved as could activities, an incident with theft, only complaint is that their accounting is a little confusing, very posh, lack of diversity, Apts on small side and kitchen took up too much space

Westside Garden Plaza | Indianapolis, IN 46234

Westside Garden Plaza offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Continuing Care, and Nursing Homes.

Caring– 11 Reviews, Average Rating 4.3
SeniorAdvisor– 14 Reviews, Average Rating 5
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GoldenReviews– No Reviews

What they liked: [Facility looked] very bright, beautiful, pet-friendly, sanitation …looked fabulous, facility was excellent, in a fairly secluded location, nice [&] shady, well-cared for, [Like] a luxury hotel, people seemed active and engaged, Staff is the BEST, staff seemed very good and very caring, very helpful and accommodating, responsive [&] helpful and very compassionate, personalized care, they treated [family] all like we were great – very welcoming, scheduled doctor visits, staff was very informative, [Staff] seem to be friendly…to know who their residents are, staff seemed very industrious and seemed to care a lot, Staff is the BEST, dining room was excellent, food is delicious, they cater to just about any menu, food is fairly good, food is great, menu is excellent, they'd bring [food] up to you [if you’re sick], rooms very nice, apartments and studios, large rooms, semi-private rooms are nice and spacious, [Independent living apt. had] a full kitchen/refrigerator/oven with a range/and microwave, assisted living [had] a very small refrigerator/microwave/a sink, people come in from the outside and do seminars and speak, They have a bus, [transportation] for shopping trips [&] Pacers game [&] restaurants [&] shopping, bingo, card games, ice cream socials, several activity rooms, health club, a pool,

What they didn’t like: [no] care down the road options, [very nice but] cost way too high, loved one neglected, food offered during limited hours and does not offer variety, the only drawback is semi-private memory care units, no handicap sinks in bathrooms