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Are you trying to find a compassionate and reputable assisted living facility in Akron, OH, for someone you love? If so, you’re probably wondering how to find an assisted living center that’s the perfect fit for your loved one, or you may not know what to look for when you set up a tour. Fortunately, the process of selecting the right facility becomes much easier when you have professional help.
A Place for Mom is a reputable referral service for senior care facilities. We don’t charge a penny for our assistance, and we’ll provide you with information about facilities that meet your qualifications for level of care, location, price and more. We’ll even match your family with a Senior Living Advisor in your area who will personally help you set up tours of facilities you’re interested in. Continue reading to find out exactly how A Place for Mom can help you select the ideal senior living community from the 50 available facilities in our network near Akron.

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Senior housing types near Akron, OH

  • Heritage Crossing NOW OPEN

    Heritage Crossing NOW OPEN

    251 N Cleveland Massillon Rd, Akron, OH 44333
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Everyone Deserves a Great Life At Heritage Crossing, we strive to care for residents one at a time … working each day to make their lives easier and more enjoyable. Our community will be filled with comfortable touches to make residents really feel at home. From beautiful gardens to spacious common...

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  • Brookdale Montrose

    Brookdale Montrose

    100 Brookmont Road, Akron, OH 44333
    (27)
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    Brookdale Montrose is a senior living community located in scenic and accessible Akron, Ohio. Our community boasts beautifully landscaped grounds offering peaceful and tranquil living while also offering all the conveniences that come being near a metropolitan area. Residents at Brookdale Montrose...

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  • Precious Memories, LLC

    Precious Memories, LLC

    265 Schocalog Rd, Akron, OH 44313
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Precious Memories Adult Home Care, our assignment is to set the standard for respective quality in the home care industry by offering highly-personalized, cost-effective care that allows our residents to function independently in their community. The Precious Memories Adult Home Care is devoted...

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  • Greenview Living #2

    327 South Miller Road, Akron, OH 44333
    (2)
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    Greenview Living #2 Greenview Living #2 is a senior care home in Akron, Ohio, located in Summit County. The city of Akron is an outdoor enthusiast's dream, from the greenery that surrounds the city to its close proximity to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, there is plenty of sights to see and...

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  • Brookdale Bath

    Brookdale Bath

    101 North Cleveland Massillon Road, Akron, OH 44333
    (14)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Quality Care Designed for You Wouldn’t it be nice to redefine what it means to be independent? When you decide to move into our assisted living and memory care community, you have the opportunity to do just that. We handle the burdens of everything from cooking and cleaning to maintaining the...

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  • Ohio Living Rockynol

    Ohio Living Rockynol

    1150 W Market Street, Akron, OH 44313
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Ohio Living Rockynol is one of 12 life plan communities owned and operated by Ohio Living, headquartered in Columbus. As a life plan community, Rockynol offers independent living apartments, assisted living, short-term rehabilitation, long-term nursing, memory care, home health and hospice. Since...

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  • The Atrium at Anna Maria

    800 N Aurora Road, Aurora, OH 44202
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Atrium of Anna Maria is a senior living community located in Aurora, Ohio, in Portage County and home to just over 16,000 people. Aurora is a small city with park-like settings and golf access in the Akron area, with small stores, shops and restaurants. Residents will enjoy taking their nature...

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  • Sprenger Health Massillon

    Sprenger Health Massillon

    205 Rohr Ave NW, Massillon, OH 44646
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Hospitality House includes a Skilled Nursing facility that is rated 4 stars by Medicare's 'Nursing Home Compare.' We offer 3 levels of service: Skilled Nursing, Assisted living, and Independent Living. Our small campus allows our residents to age in place and not face moves to other facilities as...

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  • Brookdale Barberton

    Brookdale Barberton

    487 Austin Drive, Barberton, OH 44203
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Best Years When you decide to move in here, you’re not only joining one of the best assisted living communities in Barberton, Ohio—you’re embarking one a brand new adventure full of wonderful people and exciting activities that push you to grow and savor every moment of your retirement years....

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  • Maplewood at Twinsburg

    Maplewood at Twinsburg

    2463 Sussex Boulevard, Twinsburg, OH 44087
    (17)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Maplewood at Twinsburg is an assisted living and memory care community located in Summit County. Everything at Maplewood at Twinsburg, from our deluxe and beautifully appointed and sunny apartments to our fresh and healthful farm-to-table dining, has been designed with resident well-being in mind. ...

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  • The Landing of Canton

    The Landing of Canton

    4550 Hills & Dales Road NW, Canton, OH 44708
    (21)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you everyday. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence. Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting combine to create a...

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  • Danbury in Hudson

    Danbury in Hudson

    150 Omni Lake Parkway, Hudson, OH 44236
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Danbury in Hudson offers independent living, assisted living, memory care, and Parkinson's care options for seniors. This resort style senior living community offers abundant amenities, life enriching activities, and the care you need to make this next chapter in your life an excellent experience.

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  • Sunrise at Parma

    Sunrise at Parma

    7766 Broadview Road, Parma, OH 44134
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Nurturing Care Adult Family Home

    Nurturing Care Adult Family Home

    19109 Nitra Ave, Maple Heights, OH 44137
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We provide room and board, supervision, companionship and assisted personal care to adults and senior adults who need affordable assisted living.     We offer independence and privacy in a caring, supportive and secure environment.  Our goal is to help each individual reach the...

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  • Park Creek Retirement

    10064 N Church Dr, Parma Heights, OH 44130
    (1)
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    Park Creek Center's philosophy comes from the heart and our love of our families. We are a deliberately casual and cozy apartment community. Our support services are designed to balance a resident's lifestyle both physically and emotionally. Park Creek is a retirement community that will meet all...

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  • Grand Living

    Grand Living

    416 Silver Ridge Drive, Copley, OH 44321
    (4)
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    Grand Living is a Residential Care Home in Copley/Fairlawn. We were established in 2011 in a beautiful 6,000 sq. ft. private home, in a quiet allotment neighborhood. We are locally owned and operated, and managed by an LPN. Our service primarily provides 24 hour Assisted living coverage, but will...

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  • Brookdale Alliance

    Brookdale Alliance

    1277 South Sawburg Road, Alliance, OH 44601
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Enjoy Your Retirement When you want to trade the burden of chores like cooking, cleaning and maintaining a home for the luxuries of assistance and redefined independence, look no further. Our assisted living community as designed from the ground up to give you the dream retirement. Enjoy everything...

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  • Marymount Place

    Marymount Place

    5100 Marymount Village Dr, Garfield Heights, OH 44125
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Marymount Place, a three story Dutch Colonial on the campus of Marymount Hospital, offers the retirement alternatives of both independent and assisted living. Services range from three meals a day to individualized personal care assistance in the privacy of ones own apartment. Private one and two...

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  • Allay Senior Care Of Meyers Lake

    Allay Senior Care Of Meyers Lake

    3328 13th street NW, Canton, OH 44708
    (25)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Allay is a safe, secure facility designed for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. Allay was established in 1996 with the addition of new building in 2014. Each building offers 16 private rooms in a smaller home-like environment, perfect for those with memory impairment. Our large secure courtyard...

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  • The Suites at Grande Village

    The Suites at Grande Village

    2610 E Aurora Rd, Twinsburg, OH 44087
    (1)
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    Nestled on a beautiful 14 acre campus in historic Twinsburg, Grande Village Retirement Community offers a variety of lifestyle choices for today's older adults. Our continuum of care community provides comfort and security in a home like setting. In February of 2006, Sprenger Retirement Centers...

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  • Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls

    Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls

    190 West Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
    (44)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls is a beautiful assisted living residence located in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio, just north of Akron. It provides both assisted living and memory care to area seniors. Maplewood is found just south of Cuyahoga Valley National Forest, the only national park in the...

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  • Woodside Senior Living

    Woodside Senior Living

    19455 Rockside Rd, Bedford, OH 44146
    (43)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Woodside Senior Living is a single-story, 219-apartment retirement community located in Bedford, a southeastern suburb of Cleveland. Built on 20 acres, the community caters to independent and assisted living residents. Our community offers many inviting common areas and exciting amenities to create...

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  • Summit Point

    Summit Point

    9633 Valley View Rd, Macedonia, OH 44056
    (30)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Reach a pinnacle in life at Summit Point, where thoughtfully designed floor plans and myriad recreational and social opportunities keep our residents happy and active. The Macedonia, Ohio, Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community provides a relaxed atmosphere of warmth and...

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  • Legacy Living

    Legacy Living

    836 Jacoby Road, Copley, OH 44321
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

        Limited options make the choice for elderly care difficult.  In the past, you had but a few options, such as, paying a caregiver to go to a home and provide less then 24-hour care, or moving to a hotel style assisted living complex.  The only other choice is to invite...

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  • Independence Village of Aurora

    Independence Village of Aurora

    505 South Chillicothe Road, Aurora, OH 44202
    (247)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Offering Independent and Assisted Living options, Independence Village of Aurora allows seniors to enjoy all the comforts of home, without the stress of added household responsibilities. With luxurious one and two bedroom apartments, some equipped with full kitchens, Independence Village goes above...

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  • The Campus of Anna Maria

    889 N Aurora Road, Aurora, OH 44202
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Family owned and operated since 1965, Anna Maria offers a full range of services including independent and Assisted Living. Our Continuum of Care provides peace of mind to our residents and their families that their care needs can be met by our professional staff. Our Assisted Living offers a full...

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  • Brookdale Canton

    Brookdale Canton

    1119 Perry Drive Northwest, Canton, OH 44708
    (24)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Your Retirement, Your Way Retirement should never feel like a sacrifice; it should feel like an adventure. That’s exactly how you’ll feel when you make yourself at home at our assisted living community in Canton, Ohio. Because you no longer have to spend your days worrying about tasks like preparing...

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  • Liberty Residence II

    Liberty Residence II

    1054 Freedom Dr, Wadsworth, OH 44281
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Liberty Residence II offers the best in assisted senior living. Our around the clock nursing staff assists residents with medication management, bathing and dressing needs, continence care and much more. Liberty Residence II offers all private studio and one bedroom apartments with kitchenette,...

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  • Canton Regency

    Canton Regency

    4515 22nd St NW, Canton, OH 44708
    (35)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Kick off the good life at Canton Regency, an Independent Living community in Canton, Ohio, that offers weekly happy hours, courtesy transportation and some of the most desired amenities around. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our residents by providing an environment that is physically, mentally,...

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  • The Kentridge Senior Living

    The Kentridge Senior Living

    5241 Sunnybrook Road, Kent, OH 44240
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Gables of KentRidge has everything an active senior could desire. From tastefully decorated private suites with all the amenities to a variety of interior and exterior common areas where friends can gather, The Gables of KentRidge offers the ultimate in assisted living in a warm and welcoming...

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  • Paramount Senior Living at Middleburg Heights

    15435 Bagley Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
    (32)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Paramount Senior Living is an assisted living and memory care community located in the scenic Midwestern town of Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Our town is a 'City for All Seasons' and promises residents a comfortable place to live, no matter their age. We are located south of Cleveland, offering...

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  • The Inn at Apple Ridge

    The Inn at Apple Ridge

    3308 Brecksville Rd, Richfield, OH 44286
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Inn at Apple Ridge is a premier assisted living residence. Each private suite has been designed to offer the optimum in comfort, security and privacy. Personalized services include 24 hour on site resident assistants and licensed nurse, three full meals daily, cable tv, electric, gas & water,...

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  • Elmcroft of Sagamore Hills

    Elmcroft of Sagamore Hills

    997 West Aurora Road, Sagamore Hills, OH 44067
    (24)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Lease by July 31 and your community fee is only $500.* That’s a savings of up to $1,500! See our Sales Director for details. Sagamore Hills is a small community surrounded by the picturesque Cuyahoga Valley Metro Park System. Elmcroft is located on five manicured acres bordered by a wooded area that...

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  • Danbury Woods in Cuyahoga Falls

    Danbury Woods in Cuyahoga Falls

    1691 Queens Gate Circle, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Danbury Woods is an assisted living and memory care community located in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio. The landscaped grounds of Danbury Woods provide a garden setting to compliment the nearby golf course and beautiful forests. We are strategically located close to the woodlands of the...

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  • Heritage Villas

    Heritage Villas

    905 Pittsburg Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Heritage Villas on Pittsburg Ave is a cornerstone of senior care in Stark County. Established in 1994 and rejuvenated by the Danbury Senior Living group in 2017, the 8 private villas on the campus are more welcoming to seniors today as they ever have been. Heritage Villas are snuggled in a park...

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  • Mulberry Gardens Assisted Living

    395 South Main Street, Munroe Falls, OH 44262
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Mulberry Gardens Assisted Living in beautiful Munroe Falls, Ohio, combines the care seniors need, the convenience they value, and the independence they cherish. Mulberry Gardens Assisted Living is beautifully designed with spacious common areas to enjoy with family and friends. Our elegant dining...

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  • Light of Hearts Villa

    283 Union St., Bedford, OH 44146
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Light of Hearts Villa's Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care Community that has quite a history. It was once an all girls' high school known as Lumen Cordium, Latin for (God as) 'light of hearts'. In the late 1980's the Vincentian Sisters, now the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, realized a...

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  • The Landing of Stow

    The Landing of Stow

    5511 Fishcreek Road, Stow, OH 44224
    (27)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Landing of Stow is a luxurious senior living community offering assisted living and Alzheimer's and dementia care for seniors in the Stow, Ohio area. Stow is just north of Akron in a rural area known for its beautiful scenery and delightful shopping opportunities in downtown Stow and other small...

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  • Mt. Alverna Village

    Mt. Alverna Village

    6765 State Road, Parma, OH 44134
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Situated on 24 picturesque acres in Parma, Ohio, Mount Alverna Village offers a lifestyle that is enriching and inspiring with the care you need now and in the future, including: Assisted Living Memory Care Skilled Nursing Care and Rehabilitation At Mount Alverna Village, you can enjoy life to...

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  • Brookdale Medina North

    Brookdale Medina North

    49-A Leisure Lane, Medina, OH 44256
    (25)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Right Combination of Care and Freedom If you want to live in an award-winning assisted living community in Medina, Ohio where you can enjoy a vibrant and comfortable environment, wonderful company and personalized care plans designed to meet your specific needs, look no further. When you move in...

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  • GreenView Assisted Living

    4000 Massillon Rd, Uniontown, OH 44685
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The GreenView Inn at Town Center is designed as a premier senior assisted living residence. With the finest in amenities and personal services, GreenView offers gracious living and unparalleled opportunities for our residents. Our goal at GreenView is to fulfill our resident's individual need and to...

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  • Brookdale Medina South

    Brookdale Medina South

    100 High Point Drive, Medina, OH 44256
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Right Balance of Care and Freedom Our assisted living and memory care community in Media, Ohio may be located conveniently near shopping areas, local restaurants and medical offices, but those are hardly the reasons we stand out among the crowd. Between the warm and welcoming environment and the...

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  • Alpine House of Ravenna

    Alpine House of Ravenna

    7000 State Route 88, Ravenna, OH 44266
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Alpine House is dedicated to the health, dignity, and comfort of each of our potential 16 residents providing … ~Private room & bath ~3 home-cooked diet friendly meals ~Social activities ~Laundry & Housekeeping ~Monitored Meds & Showers ~All our services for 1 reasonable monthly price (no step –...

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  • Sunrise of Cuyahoga Falls

    Sunrise of Cuyahoga Falls

    1500 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Cardinal Retirement Village

    Cardinal Retirement Village

    171 Graham Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
    (16)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Since 1986 Cardinal Village has been offering large studio, one and two bedroom apartments for seniors looking for independent and assisted living options within a safe and secure environment. Pets are also welcome and activities are abundant with exercise programs, educational and cultural events...

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  • Stow-Glen Retirement Village

    Stow-Glen Retirement Village

    4285 Kent Rd, Stow, OH 44224
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Our Independent Living apartments offer an independent living lifestyle with support services. There are 140 individual one and two bedroom apartments. The outside entrance offers gardening opportunities on the private patio and inside entrances offer access to dining and social areas. Three meals...

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  • Vista Veranda

    Vista Veranda

    141 Chestnut Drive, Ravenna, OH 44266
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Vista Veranda provides both assisted living and memory care for those with Alzheimer's or other dementias. We are located at the north end of the small town of Ravenna in northeastern Ohio. We are a small single level community with many amenities and services to offer seniors in our area. Our...

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  • American House Macedonia

    American House Macedonia

    8400 S Bedford Rd, Macedonia, OH 44056
    (23)
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    American House Macedonia opened its doors with a Zero-Deficiency Survey. American House employs nurses 24/7 with unmatched staffing ratios and believe in a top down approach to customer service and community member & family satisfaction. American House is a Senior Living company headquartered in...

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  • The Villas Assisted Living at Grande Village

    The Villas Assisted Living at Grande Village

    2626 E Aurora Rd, Twinsburg, OH 44087
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Nestled on a beautiful 14 acre campus in historic Twinsburg, Grande Village Retirement Community offers a variety of lifestyle choices for today's older adults. Our continuum of care community provides comfort and security in a home like setting. In February of 2006, Sprenger Retirement Centers was...

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  • Elmcroft of Medina

    Elmcroft of Medina

    1046 N Jefferson St, Medina, OH 44256
    (18)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Lease by July 31 and your community fee is only $500.* That’s a savings of up to $1,500! See our Sales Director for details. Elmcroft of Medina is located one mile north of Medina, Ohio's historic and picturesque public square. Within walking distance of Elmcroft, Medina Square offers unique shops...

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Assisted Living in Akron

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living communities offer basic, daily living services to seniors. Depending on the location, services offered may include bathing, dressing, medication management, meals and transportation. Some communities also offer exercise programs, regular social outings and other fun activities designed to engage the mind and body. It’s important to note that most assisted living facilities do not offer 24-hour medical care, which is a common service offered at some nursing homes. However, they do offer daily services designed to keep your parent clean and healthy. They are also generally very good at helping residents remain as active as they wish to be and build new social connections.

What Is Senior Living Like in Akron, OH?

Akron is a lovely place for seniors to retire, thanks to its low cost of living and diverse community. There are a variety of senior-friendly historic locations here, including Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Although it is the fifth-largest city in Ohio, it manages to maintain a comfortable and charming urban feel that attracts retirees. Just a few hours to the north, in the town of Bath, lies a quaint farm called Hale Farm and Village. People of all ages come here to view the beautiful restored buildings, saunter through the gardens or look at the farm animals. The location offers a pleasant escape from standard suburban living.

Akron is known and respected for its diversity. People of all ages, races and genders call this city home. The median household income stands at a modest $36,223, but the low cost of living in the area makes it possible for many to live comfortably on this level of income.

What Services Are Available?

Assisted living communities offer many services to community members, although individual services differ by facility. Many offer the following:

  • Outdoor and indoor common areas
  • Complimentary transportation
  • Private rooms
  • Onsite and offsite activities
  • Meals
  • Offsite devotional services
  • Housekeeping
  • Basic personal care assistance
  • Visiting specialists
Some may also offer memory care services, medication management, onsite beauticians and other specialized services. You will want to call and/or tour various facilities to learn more about the specific amenities and services they offer.

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

It is wise to tour several assisted living facilities before choosing the best one for your loved one. That way you'll discover what options are out there and will have an easier time narrowing down your choices. Call or contact A Place for Mom and we can help you set up a tour. Here are a few of the top questions you should be ready to ask during your tour:

  • What kind of training and experience do your staff members have?
  • Can your staff administer medication?
  • What is the staff-to-resident ratio?
  • Are there any outdoor spaces residents can enjoy?
  • What apartment types are available and what are their costs?
  • Do you have a nurse on-site 24/7?
  • What is your discharge policy?
  • Does your policy call for an initial assessment before admission?
  • Is there a wait list? If so, how many are currently on it?
  • What are your payment and billing policies and procedures?
  • Do you include all services in the monthly fee? If not, how much are extra services?
  • What are the current residents like?
You should also pay close attention to any residents you meet or pass while you’re there. Do they seem content and are they cared for well? Are the staff members friendly and engaged? Are the indoor and outdoor areas kept clean and tidy? Is the food nutritious and of good quality?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Akron?

The average cost for assisted living services in Akron is $4,089, which is slightly higher than the Ohio state average of $3,989. Some assisted living communities may charge more or less than this, depending on their individual pricing policies and services offered. There may also be one or more one-time charges or fees in addition to the regular monthly rate.

Does Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

If you’re considering Medicare as an option to pay for assisted living, you should know it only provides short-term care, such as in-home therapy for a short period of time as prescribed by a doctor, or short rehabilitation stays at a nursing home. It does not pay for any of the following types of senior care:

  • Residential care homes
  • Long-term nursing home care
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Any type of long-term care
You can find more information about Medicare here.

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Akron

When making an informed decision about which senior living facility to choose, it’s important to learn as much as you can about facility reputations and adherence to regulations. The ease of accessing public records for assisted living communities varies by state. Fortunately, Ohio’s records are highly accessible. The state offers a separate searchable online database that shows licensing and regulation data for facilities in Akron and throughout the state. Ohio is one of a few states that cannot assess fines against assisted living communities. The state database may not include inspection information or mention regulatory actions taken against facilities.

How To Access Records
Searching for public assisted living center records in Ohio is very easy. Simply do the following:

  1. Search for assisted living provider records on Ohio’s Health Facilities Division website.
  2. Select “Residential Care or Assisted Living” from the search form under provider type.
  3. Review the results.
Ohio’s Long Term Consumer Guide includes a numbered grading system and other information about providers based on inspections.

What Are the Signs It’s Time for Assisted Living?

It can be hard to know when it’s time to take your loved one to an assisted living center. The answer is different for everyone, but here are a few signs your senior parent or other family member may need care beyond what you can provide:

  • You feel excessive stress: Caring for a loved one can put a lot of strain on your time, emotions and resources. If you feel like you can no longer handle the high level of stress in your life, it may be time to start searching for senior living communities near you.
  • You worry about your loved one’s safety: If your home is more than one story and you worry about your family member falling down the stairs, it may be time to put him or her in a more secure location where it’s easy to get from one place to another. You may also worry about your ability to watch over your loved one if he or she develops physical or mental health issues. If you feel inadequate as a caregiver, it may be time to research assisted living centers.
  • Increased aggression: It isn’t uncommon for those with dementia to become unpredictable in their behavior. They may even start to lash out aggressively at you or other family members. If this happens, it’s time to think about placement.
  • Wandering: When dementia advances to later stages, wandering is common. You may eventually find it impossible to keep a watchful eye on your senior family member long enough to prevent him or her from getting lost or ending up in a dangerous situation.
  • Sundowning: People with Alzheimer’s frequently suffer from a condition called “Sundowners syndrome,” which refers to agitated behavior that worsens in the evening. This behavior can take a toll on the mental, emotional and physical health of family caregivers.
If you start to feel any signs of resentment, anger or ill feelings toward our loved one, it’s time to recognize you may not be able to provide the loving and capable care he or she needs any longer. Fortunately, there are senior living facilities that help minimize your burden and give your family member basic day-to-day care and opportunities to socialization.

How Do I Choose the Right Facility?

Choosing a senior living community is an important decision that will have a big impact on your life. While it’s essential to do some research in advance, don’t let the importance of the decision prevent you from making a selection. The more you learn about quality living communities in your area, the easier it will be for you to find one that will suit your aging parent well. Here are a few suggestions for finding a community that you and your loved one can feel good about:

  • Think of your parent’s preferences instead of your own: It’s natural to look for a facility that matches your preferences and tastes, but remember, you won’t be the one living there. Look at various facilities through the eyes of your parent and choose one that he or she will be most comfortable in.
  • Don’t make the decision alone: You shouldn’t shoulder the entire burden of finding a living destination for your senior parent by yourself. Talk to other family members and friends to get their suggestions and feedback about various locations. You can also talk with a Senior Living Advisor at A Place for Mom to get more information about communities near you.
  • Choose a facility that can meet your parent’s needs: If your parent has a health condition that requires special care, make sure you select a facility that is equipped to offer the level of care required to maintain a good quality of life.
  • Give yourself time to make a decision: Usually, family caregivers have sufficient time to decide on the right living destination for a parent, so don’t make the mistake of jumping into a contract too quickly. Give yourself the time you need to thoroughly research various communities so you feel confident and comfortable with your final selection.
  • Read the fine print: Most assisted living contracts are pretty transparent and easy to understand, but some may include language that you don’t fully understand. It’s wise to carefully review the contract with a legal professional before signing to make sure you understand it completely. You should also take some time to review the contract for hidden fees and charges.

A Place for Mom can help you discover the various assisted living facilities in Akron so you can make an informed decision about your loved one’s living destination. You can claim a free consultation by contacting one of our friendly Senior Living Advisors at your convenience.