Who We Are

The Milton Home, a life plan community, provides assisted living and long-term care [nursing home care]. Robert P. and Clara I. Milton, life-long residents of South Bend, founded the community overlooking the St. Joseph River to serve as a home for the elderly to spend their “sunset years”.  The first residents were accepted in September 1951.  Over the years, additional construction allowed for the expansion of services to meet the growing needs of seniors to include long term care. The Milton Home is funded by Medicare, Medicaid, Waiver and Private Pay.  The Milton Home is part of South Bend IN based Sterling Healthcare Management, a division of Menora Financial, Skokie, IL.   Sterling Healthcare Management owns and manages four communities in Indiana and three in South Bend.

Even though we all want to stay in our homes to age in place, at some point we may recognize we are either not safe at home, living alone is no longer an option or want the relief of chore-free living.  Assisted living at The Milton Home can be the solution.  As you consider moving, ask friends for advice, tour communities and read testimonials you probably want to ensure you select a community which is homey, has great vibes between residents and staff, genuine hospitality and several funding options all in a unique, intimate setting.  That is what we call Milton Home Living!

Sterling understands today’s savvy baby boomers demand a community with a front and center homelike experience, a culture which is authentic and unique and with the healthcare elements of senior living pushed to the background.  Aging in place is important.  Our services allow a resident to move into Assisted Living and continue to enjoy their lives, which includes access to all therapies, on-site.

After a hospitalization should a resident require short-term rehab, they come right back to their home to recover in one of our two private rooms.  Should a resident’s health decline, they do not have to move to a different facility, rather simply down the hall.  Residents Start Here …. Stay Here with the same staff, friends, engagement, therapy, and meals.

At The Milton Home, cues have been taken from the hospitality industry by adding bold visuals, artwork and embracing our building’s historical architectural significance, charm, and location. Today the community is undergoing extensive exterior and interior renovations, all carefully planned to ensure the original unique charm, homey feeling and character of the building are maintained just as Robert and Clara Milton would want.


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Please fill out the form below and someone from our staff will get back to you as soon as possible. You may also call us at (574) 233-0165.