The state of Ohio is steeped in history and working-class American charm. Known as “The Buckeye State” due to its high concentration of buckeye trees, Ohio has been the birthplace of seven former US presidents as well as the location of the Wright Brothers’ early experiments in aviation. Aside from its major cities of Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati having played a major role in America’s industrial history, the state is also a leading agricultural hub, producing large amounts of soybeans and corn. Between its quaint, rural towns and bustling cities, Ohio is a diverse state with something to offer everyone and is a great place to retire.
The median monthly cost of a care home in Ohio is about $4,200. However, the cost of living in a care home depends largely on location. Since the homes are private residences, costs are tied to real estate value and therefore may vary greatly.
Each state regulates senior living communities differently. Because care homes operate similarly to assisted living communities, states may regulate care homes within their guidelines for assisted living. You can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to facility records in Ohio.
In Ohio, care homes — sometimes called residential care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.
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.