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Best Assisted Living Facilities in South Bend, IN

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored South Bend Assisted Living Facilities on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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310 N. Ironwood Drive, South Bend, IN 46615

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4.6 (18)
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3.0 (9)

Why choose this provider?

Always Best Care of Michiana is a family-owned and family-operated senior living facility serving clients in South Bend. Its in-home caregivers provide assistance to seniors who cannot perform daily activities on their own, including bathing, housekeeping, laundry, and medication management. Danielle Loupee and her family, the owners of the facility, are local residents who have been helping families with assisted living referral services and non-medical in-home care since 1996. The facility has established working relationships with social workers, area hospitals, and senior communities.

  • Memory Care

1409 E. Day Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545

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4.8 (33)
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3.8 (7)

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North Woods Village is a locally owned and operated assisted living community that has been serving seniors in South Bend and the surrounding areas since 2014. Each of its three neighborhoods offers amenities such as private suites, with some residences inclusive of country-style kitchens, sunrooms, dining rooms, and living rooms. Through its signature memory care program New Directions, it provides personalized care to residents with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other memory impairments. Residents also receive daily living assistance, access to on-site physicians, and weekly housekeeping and personal laundry service.

  • Laundry
  • Meal Service
  • Memory Care

820 Fulmer Road, Mishawaka, IN 46544

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4.3 (65)
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4.6 (36)

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Mishawaka Primrose strives to meet the assisted or independent living needs of the South Bend metro. Its staff of nurses helps seniors move about their living spaces, participate in social activities, and join outings like museums or church visits. In addition, they provide emergency response support, render therapy services, and organize doctor or family appointments. Primrose was founded in 1989 and established the Signature Engagement Program for its residents in 2018 through the Primrose Senior University.

  • Hospice Services

6450 Miami Circle, South Bend, IN 46614

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Southfield Village is a retirement community with assisted living options for seniors in South Blend and the surrounding areas. Its amenities include a library, garden, playground, and fitness center with classes like yoga and tai chi. It offers chef-prepared meals, academic classes through Forever Learning, and beauty and parlor services. Housekeeping, laundry, dressing, and mealtime assistance are also available. Southfield Village aims to create a dynamic living environment community that values compassionate care and Christ-like principles while embracing the creativity, contributions, and challenges of aging.

  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care

1430 S Ironwood Drive, Mishawaka, IN 46544

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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

Caring Junction, Inc., offers assisted living solutions to families and seniors in South Bend and the surrounding areas. The center has been in operation since 1990, providing its residents with personalized support options, including mobility assistance, incontinence and diabetic care, and medication management. The facility accommodates the elderly's special diet considerations and has an on-site beautician and barber to keep residents neat and groomed. At Caring Junction, hospice care and respite services are also available.

  • Meal Service
  • Laundry
  • Hospice Services

530 Tanglewood Lane, Mishawaka, IN 46545

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4.5 (74)
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3.0 (1)

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Tanglewood Trace is a pet-friendly senior living community that serves elders in South Bend and the surrounding areas. Its assisted living residents are provided with services such as daily living assistance , medical management, and weekly linen and housekeeping. Its living spaces are furnished with a variety of amenities, including full kitchens, private patios, private garages, and a 24-hour emergency call system. Residents also have access to community spaces such as the beauty salon, activities room, library, and outdoor courtyard with landscaped walking paths.

  • Memory Care

Compare our Top Assisted Living Facilities

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Always Best Care of Michiana
310 N. Ironwood Drive, South Bend, IN 46615
North Woods Village
1409 E. Day Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545
Mishawaka Primrose
820 Fulmer Road, Mishawaka, IN 46544
Southfield Village
6450 Miami Circle, South Bend, IN 46614
Caring Junction, Inc.
1430 S Ironwood Drive, Mishawaka, IN 46544
Tanglewood Trace
530 Tanglewood Lane, Mishawaka, IN 46545

FAQs

  • How is assisted living different from a nursing home?

    Nursing homes are for people who require round-the-clock care, while assisted living facilities are for those who need some help, but are also capable of managing some of their daily activities on their own. Nursing homes are more expensive, and may look more like a clinic or hospital rather than a home.

  • What are Activities of Daily Living or "ADLs"?

    You’ll hear about ADLs, or Activities of Daily Living, when you’re researching assisted living facilities. These are the basic tasks that we undertake each day, such as dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, and walking. Not being able to do several of the ADLs is a sign that you or your loved one should consider moving to an assisted living facility.

  • Do I pay for assisted living on a monthly basis?

    Usually, yes. You should receive a statement each month that indicates the base fee (the rent you're paying for your space) along with a services fee, which covers the time spent by staff members helping the resident with their ADLs.

  • Are there low-cost options for assisted living facilities?

    HUD (U.S. Housing and Urban Development) has a program called Section 202 that provides supportive housing for very low-income elders, and your local agency for the elderly will have information on state and regional programs.

  • Am I allowed to keep my car at an assisted living facility?

    Probably, but you will need to talk to the facility to find out what its rules are for residential driving. There may be an additional parking fee required. If you do not drive, your facility should be able to offer rides to shopping and health care appointments.

  • Do assisted living facilities allow pets?

    They may — you will need to ask if your pet is allowed. Cats are often fine, but there may be restrictions on large dog breeds or on the number of pets that are allowed.

  • What happens if the resident’s health declines after they are in an assisted living facility?

    Many assisted living facilities include several levels of care, so if declining health means that more care is required, they can stay where they are, although the cost will increase. You can also consider hiring a private duty nurse or moving the resident to a more comprehensive care nursing home.

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