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Assisted Living in Ohio

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OVERALL STATE RANK

Overview of assisted living in Ohio

Dubbed “The Buckeye State” for the tree that produces nuts resembling a deer’s eye, Ohio’s diverse landscape appeals to many. With state parks, beautiful woodlands, and miles of great lake coastline, the state contains endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. For fun in the city, Ohio offers professional sports teams, award-winning restaurants, and neighborhoods that boast the charm of America’s heartland. Assisted living in Ohio provides long-term residential living in a community setting, with care services tailored to meet the varied needs of residents. Assisted living communities offer a variety of activities for independent and active seniors, but also provide support with activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, and eating. The median cost of assisted living in Ohio is $4,800 per month or $57,600 annually, according to A Place for Mom’s internal data on assisted living facilities in Ohio.[01]
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Assisted living state rankings report

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Overall state ranking out of 50

State scorecard

How we determine rankings

Our 2023 state ranking for assisted living uses A Place for Mom’s proprietary data collected from our community partners. First, we sorted through our metrics and grouped them into three pillars that are key in a quality assisted living experience. We weighted these pillars differently based on insights from our senior living experts. Then, we used these categories and their weighting to determine how each state ranks. 

Read our full methodology

Top ranked Ohio cities for assisted living overall

Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Ohio

Bowen Elderly

23230 Summerland Ave, North Olmstead, OH 44070
10
Review Score
10 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Roy - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

This was the final place that my mom stayed for Assisted Living and hospice. This place was outstanding in caring for mom in her final days. It is a very caring environment and was an excellent value for...

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4
4 Photos available

Home Sweet Home Adult Living

574 Sonny Ln, Cincinnati, OH 45244
10
Review Score
24 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Genny J - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Wonderful staff. They are friendly. They make you feel at home. So inventive to the residents, very professional, very clean. We need more places like these. Love this place.

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13
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2
2 Floor plans available

The Residence of Chardon

501 Chardon Windsor Road, Chardon, OH 44024
10
Review Score
38 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Barb - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My mom moved into ROC almost a year ago and loves it! ROC is smaller than other assisted living places I toured, but don’t let the intimate setting steer you away. From the moment I walked in the door I was...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Cleveland

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19
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Brooklyn Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care

4800 Idlewood Dr, Brooklyn, OH 44144
8.6
Review Score
19 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Amy - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I am very happy I chose this facility for my mom. I have peace of mind that she is being well cared for! I picked this community because it was a smaller community and financially more feasible. Also,...

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17
17 Photos available
2
2 Floor plans available

Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls

190 West Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
10
Review Score
94 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Sue S - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My Mom spent her last 2 months on earth at Maplewood Cuyahoga Falls and I cannot recommend them more highly. They are kind, caring, compassionate professionals who treated my Mom like she was their own. We...

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18
18 Photos available
2
2 Floor plans available

Maplewood at Chardon

12350 Bass Lake Road, Chardon, OH 44024
9.9
Review Score
70 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Kelly - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Clean, kind, taken care of well, good interaction with the family. Business side was very helpful and made it easy to do the paperwork and all that was needed.

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Akron

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10
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Ohio Living Rockynol

1150 W Market Street, Akron, OH 44313
9.6
Review Score
39 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Kathy - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The staff are very easy to work with and very helpful. We had a lot of issues with our loved one's long term care insurance, and they went above and beyond, constantly faxing and constantly emailing. We...

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17
17 Photos available
2
2 Floor plans available

Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls

190 West Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
10
Review Score
94 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Sue S - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My Mom spent her last 2 months on earth at Maplewood Cuyahoga Falls and I cannot recommend them more highly. They are kind, caring, compassionate professionals who treated my Mom like she was their own. We...

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13
13 Photos available
6
6 Floor plans available

Vista Veranda

141 Chestnut Hill Drive, Ravenna, OH 44266
9.9
Review Score
74 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Susan M - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My Dad lived at VV Memory Care for almost 2 years. In that time, I would see the same staff working with him - which is so important for dementia residents. The food is tasty. The activities are enjoyable...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Cincinnati

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20
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7
7 Floor plans available

The Kenwood by Senior Star

5435 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227
9.0
Review Score
25 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a current/former resident or client

I'm currently a resident at The Kenwood by Senior Star. I came to look at this place and loved it, so I moved in! There is lots to do, everyone is so friendly at this facility. I'm happy to be here. I live...

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10
10 Photos available
4
4 Floor plans available

Traditions at North Bend

4916 North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45211
8.2
Review Score
32 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My mom has had a good experience there so far. Staff and residents have been very welcoming. What the community offered overall. Independent and assisted living rooms are integrated on floors and allows more...

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3
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Bridgeway Pointe

165 West Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45216
8.0
Review Score
29 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

[name removed] the retirement coordinator is great at her position. She makes the transition to Senior living at Bridgeway Pointe very easy. Overall the whole staff is very good. I would recommend...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Columbus

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8
8 Floor plans available

Danbury of Columbus

2870 Snouffer Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
9.8
Review Score
31 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
- I live or lived in this community

Danbury has been amazing. The nurses and staff are like angels to my father. They make sure he's beyond taken care of, they make him smile and laugh. We can't recommend Danbury highly enough.

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StoryPoint Gahanna

5435 Morse Rd, Gahanna, OH 43230
9.8
Review Score
86 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Joyce - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The facility is very nice. It's clean and very well decorated for all occasions. The staff is very nice. They seem to know who you are quickly. They are willing to help and they make the residents feel...

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11
11 Photos available
1
1 Floor plans available

Sunrise of Gahanna

775 East Johnstown Road, Gahanna, OH 43230
9.7
Review Score
64 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Yolanda M Henderson - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The whole community has a home like feel. The friendly staff truly care about the residents and their families. The Executive Director sets the tone and pleasant atmosphere you get when you enter the...

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Cost of assisted living in Ohio

The cost of living in Ohio is lower than the national average, which is reflected in the state’s range of costs of assisted living: approximately $3,000 to $7,000 per month. This range is an estimate based on A Place for Mom’s proprietary data on the actual costs paid by referred families at partnering assisted living facilities in Ohio.[01]

Assisted living prices can vary and are affected by several factors including location, services, and amenities offered, as well as the specific care needs of an individual. Communities located near larger cities, like Columbus or Cincinnati, are likely to be more expensive. Certain amenities and specialized services can also add to monthly costs.

Other factors that can affect the cost of assisted living may include:

  • Room size and design
  • On-site educational classes
  • Gourmet meal plans
  • Pet fees

Many families pay for assisted living room and board fees using a combination of private pay methods, including personal savings and retirement funds. However, families may also use Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance, or veterans benefits to cover some medical and personal care services.

Compare costs of Ohio vs. the national average

Average monthly costs

Ohio

$4,955/mo

US National average

$4,536/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. nearby states

Average monthly costs

Ohio

$4,955/mo

West Virginia

$4,467/mo

Indiana

$3,830/mo

Kentucky

$4,094/mo

Michigan

$4,153/mo

Compare costs of assisted living in Ohio vs. nearby cities

Average monthly costs

Ohio

$4,955/mo

Columbus, OH

$4,974/mo

Cleveland, OH

$4,467/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. other senior care types in Ohio

Average monthly costs

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Paying for assisted living in Ohio

There are numerous ways to pay for senior care in Ohio, and it’s common for families to blend a variety of payment methods. Keep in mind that early planning often provides families with more payment options. The following section has information on several payment options, including private pay, veterans benefits, Medicaid, and Medicare.

Private pay is a term that describes using your own personal funds to pay for something. Personal funds used to pay assisted living costs may include money from the sale of a home, a savings account, pension payments or a retirement account. Many of the families we refer to assisted living use a combination of personal funds to pay, including the following common options.

Assisted living requirements and regulations in Ohio

Assisted living facilities in Ohio are referred to as residential care facilities and are licensed by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). The state defines these facilities as accommodations that provide personal care services for three or more people. Assisted living facilities must adhere to building, staffing and service regulations that include the following requirements:[09]

  • Facilities must provide assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming and dressing.
  • Facilities must provide recreational and social activities.
  • At least one direct care staff trained in first aid must be present at all times.
  • Facilities must maintain fire and carbon monoxide safety devices and have evacuation and disaster preparedness plans in place.

In Ohio, assisted living facilities are required to renew its license annually. Additionally, the Ohio Department of Health will perform at least one facility inspection every nine to fifteen months. In addition to reviewing previous inspection surveys and any complaints lodged against the facility, inspectors assess compliance with state laws and regulations, which may include evaluating the following:[09]

  • Qualifications of staff
  • Food and dietary services
  • Resident engagement opportunities and activities
  • Infection control procedures

The Ohio Health Care Provider Search tool allows families to research information about assisted living facilities in Ohio. The tool doesn’t provide an inspection report or details about complaints, but it does list the facility’s current licensure status. The following tips can help you navigate the search tool:

  • Choose “Residential Care or Assisted Living” from the provider type dropdown menu.
  • Refine your search by adding the county, city, organization’s name, or additional information you have in the subsequent fields.

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Ease of access to Ohio assisted living records

We developed a system to rate each state on how easy – or difficult – it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and compiled tips to help you in your search.

States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.

Access to Ohio assisted living records: High

Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of Ohio is high. Key findings that informed this rating include:

  • Ohio has above average transparency into assisted living records and a generally good website for looking into these records.
  • Ohio is one of a handful of states that do not have the authority to fine an assisted living community.

How to look up Ohio assisted living licenses and records

How we arrived at our Ohio rating

We developed a standard methodology for state data collection and evaluation, and based our rating primarily on the objective, state-specific accessibility criteria outlined in these questions:

1.   Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes

2.   If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? Yes

3.   If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? Yes

4.   Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? Yes

5.   If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently (within 90 days)? No

6.   If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? Yes

7.   If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations and inspections searchable at all? Yes

8.   Is information about special licensing for care shown? Yes

9.   Is capacity shown? No

10. Are payment types shown (e.g., Medicaid, private pay)? Yes

11. Is the administrator/contact name shown? Yes

12. Can the state fine a facility? No

13. What is the frequency of inspections? [Every 12 months]

14. Does the website include pricing of facilities? No

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services. Residential state supplement.

  3. Ohio Department of Medicaid. Services.

  4. Ohio Department of Medicaid. Aged, blind or disabled (ABD) Medicaid.

  5. Ohio Department of Insurance. Medicare savings programs.

  6. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Help with drug costs. Medicare.gov.

  7. Legislative Service Commission. (2018, March 1). Ohio Administrative Code: Chapter 3701-16: Residential Care Facility.

Top cities in Ohio for assisted living

8.9
Akron, OH
36 facilities
8.5
Dayton, OH
34 facilities
8.2
Columbus, OH
83 facilities
7.4
Toledo, OH
31 facilities
7.3
Cincinnati, OH
67 facilities
6.3
Cleveland, OH
58 facilities

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