The state of Ohio is known for its historical significance as well as for being home to several major metropolitan areas. Ohio is famously known as The Buckeye State due to its high concentration of buckeye trees, which also lend their name to a favorite local sports team - The Ohio State Buckeyes. Other nicknames for Ohio are The Birthplace of Aviation, commemorating the early history of the Wright Brothers, and The Mother of Presidents, as Ohio has been the home state of seven former US leaders. Currently, A Place for Mom partners with more than 500 senior living communities in Ohio that provide assisted living.
The median monthly cost of assisted living in Ohio is about $2,500. The average cost of assisted living in Ohio is $2,800 per month.
Assisted living laws in Ohio are regulated by the Ohio Department of Health. Public access to assisted living records and violations history in Ohio is rated as high. You can use the state’s long term care facility locator to research the violation history of an assisted living community.
In Ohio, many assisted living homes are licensed as Residential Care Facilities, and the terms are often used interchangeably. Assisted living combines a home-like setting with personal support services to provide more intensive care than what is offered through home care services. Assisted living homes provide older adults with an alternative to nursing facility care that is both less expensive and less restrictive. Assisted living residences vary considerably, but most provide meals, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, and social activities. They also offer personal care, such as assistance with eating, bathing, grooming, and personal hygiene. Some nursing care may be provided as well, including medication administration and dressing changes.
This type of community provides accommodations for 17 or more unrelated individuals. They may also provide supervision and personal care services to three or more of those individuals who are dependent on the services of others by reason of age or physical or mental impairment.
Overall, the cost of living in Ohio is considered to be much more affordable than the national average. Across every index rating, Ohio’s costs are ranked below average. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.
About 15% of Ohio’s population are seniors. In the 2016 presidential election, Ohio leaned slightly conservative. However, many of its counties with larger cities tend to be more progressive, and Ohio has been a key swing state in recent presidential elections.
Most of Ohio is classified as having a humid continental type of climate, which means that the state has four distinct seasons with widely fluctuating temperatures. The climate in the southernmost portion of the state is considered humid subtropical, which means that the summers are hot and the region receives above average rainfall.