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10 Best Independent Living Communities in Cleveland, OH

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Cleveland, Ohio, is a historic lake-port town located along scenic Lake Erie that has grown into a vibrant metropolis. Cleveland strives to be senior-friendly so its growing population of retirees will feel comfortable spending their retirement years in one of the city’s many senior living options. Cleveland is home to many annual festival celebrations and iconic American nostalgia, such as the “A Christmas Story” house and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cleveland offers beautiful Great Lake beaches, the Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and more. In Cleveland independent living, you’ll have access to the best the city has to offer, as well as luxurious accommodations and on-site restaurant-style dining.

A Place for Mom has seven independent living community partners within a 10-mile radius of the city center and 39 communities within a 25-mile radius. This guide to Cleveland independent living communities is based on our extensive senior living experience, proprietary data, and access to local senior living experts. Find information about payment options, health and safety regulations, and other resources for Cleveland seniors below.

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Photo of Brooklyn Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care
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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,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Welcome to a new kind of senior living at Brooklyn Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care located in beautiful Brooklyn, Ohio. The community opened in November, 2018 with all new, state of the art programming for seniors needing Assisted Living or Memory Care. With a focus on wellness and...
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all my experience here are great! I want to thank [name removed] the activities director with great koodoos. The food here needs some doings - overall no. 5
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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 LivingMemory Support Assisted LivingSkilled Nursing Care and RehabilitationAt Mount Alverna Village, you can...
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My Mom has been at Sunrise at Parma for 1.5 yrs now and she loves it! She enjoys the activities, the other residents, the staff, and tells me that she feels safe there. If/whenever I have a question or...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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My loved one is currently a resident at Vista Springs Greenbriar and everything has been just great for her at this facility! [Name Removed] is the administrator and was essential in the transition. She...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Welcome to Vista Springs Greenbriar Village!Vista Springs Greenbriar Village combines our resort-style environments with expertise in the health and security of your loved one. Memory care specialists and 24-hour nursing staff are on hand to make sure residents get the support they need.Imagine a...
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The staff is very friendly and always in a great mood from what I have seen. We picked this community because it was closer to my house and had very accommodating staff..
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Vitalia Senior Residences at Rockside is an Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Seven Hills, Ohio. A life of leisure is what awaits you at VITALIA Active Adult Community® at Rockside. We have villas and apartments available that will meet the needs of whatever your...
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Rose Senior Living is an amazing place with kind caring people who have done everything to take care of Mom and make it feel like home. Everything from the meals and cleanliness to the activities are all...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Now open! Rose Senior Living Beachwood is a new community featuring upscale senior apartments and serving those who are looking for Independent Living, Assisted Living or Memory Care in Beachwood, Ohio. Our purpose is to offer residents a rich and full lifestyle, where they’ll only have to think...
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The staff is amazing. Sometimes communication isn't the best all the time. I have to follow up more than I would like, but I think they are just super busy, Maybe a little short staffed. Apartment is great...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Haven at Lakewood is a senior living residence located on tree-lined Marlowe Avenue in the heart of historic, vibrant Lakewood, Ohio. We compassionately serve our residents and their families each day by providing residences that offer the space, privacy, and amenities of home, personalized...
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Staffing is an issue at most places. Park Creek had a great cook, but she left. Staff would come and go. Most of the staff were friendly and did a good job. We wondered if salary was the issue, but don't...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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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I think that Woodside Senior Living goes out of their way to give you information you don't have going into this process. Such as; Medicaid and how to afford the costs of the community. They seem to have a...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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My most outstanding feeling about this place is that I know going into any situation, things are not always going to be perfect wherever you go. What gives me great satisfaction about Bickford of Rocky River...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
If you think there’s not much going on in a senior living community, you’ve never been to Bickford. Imagine your loved one enjoying delicious, scratch-made meals, having a friendly caregiver always nearby, and a calendar chock-full of social activities. Our family of caregivers will do whatever...
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Photo of Lakeside Assisted Living at the Normandy
55 Photos available
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8.0
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My dad always speaks to the quality of the food and availability. My dad never did activities before and does them now. Enjoys himself and recreating with friends. I picked this facility because of the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Photo of The Woodlands by Heritage Retirement Communities
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floor care is becoming scarce. no activities as far as I'm aware of. When my sister first came back in December of 2022 there were nurses and aids running around everywhere but they're very scarce now…1...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Savor the lifestyle at The Woodlands of Shaker Heights, an Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Shaker Heights, Ohio, that offers a bed-and-breakfast-style environment. Our residents are warmhearted, interesting people who enjoy the freedom of Assisted Living — freedom from the worries...
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Affordable Senior Apartment Living Under New Ownership Now Owned and Managed By National Church Residences Contact us online at: www.nationalchurchresidences.org/antoichtowers AFFORDABLE SENIOR LIVING - RENTS BASED UPON INCOME HUD SUBSIZED FOR SENIORS One and Two Bedroom Apartments Utilities...
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My experience with Judson Park was AMAZING! I worked with [name removed] who was wonderful. She accommodated us in every possible way. We joined in a lunch one day and then Happy Hour and a dinner on...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Judson Park is a continuing care retirement community owned and operated by Cleveland-based not-for-profit Judson Services, Inc. Judson has been providing senior living services in Northern Ohio since 1906. Judson Park offers independent and assisted living apartments, memory support services,...
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This community is brand new and absolutely AMAZING! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. There doesnt seem to be the same horrible staffing problems that most facilitles have. We had lunch and it was so...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Thank you for your inquiry into O'Neill Healthcare Lakewood--Lakewood's only continuum of care community. Our Independent Living provides many senior services which other apartment complexes do not, such as: a full daily breakfast included in rent, an optional all-inclusive meal plan for an...
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My loved one seems really happy here at Marymount Place. The staff has been more than accommodating to us, and they seem to base everything off of what they can do for the resident, not what the resident or...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Welcome to Vista Springs Ravinia Estate!Welcome to Vista Springs Ravinia Estate, a luxury resort-style retirement community where community members live every day with passion and inspiration. Our Full of Life philosophy transforms expectations of retirement living into experiences that are truly...
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Forest Hills Place gets all 5 stars from our family. We had no issues what so ever during my loved ones stay there. They were excellent - even when my aunt passed away. I would definitely recommend this...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Forest Hills Place is a community with big heart, we offer personalized service for seniors needing assisted living and also memory care for those with dementia. We are located in a quiet wooded neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio just east of Forest Hill Park. Your health and safety is a top...
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With a spirit of caring and an atmosphere of casual elegance we found McGregor to be a best kept secret when it comes to a unique living experience surrounded by programming with a purpose! Our family has...
Provides: Assisted Living, Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
McGregor Assisted LivingNestled on a 45-acre estate among maturetrees, gardens and walking paths, we offermaintenance-free living. At McGregor,we’re committed to your personal well-beingand making your life easier.When you choose McGregor Assisted Livingyou make safety and health a priority...
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Shaker Gardens Retirement Community offers  a continuum of care based on the level of assistance and services required for our residents. Our community provides a broad range of lifestyle, service and care options including independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing care....
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This community is clean and I would recommend it. They are able to help by providing my mom with the special diet she needs. They offer daily activities. The staff are friendly and there is good...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
East Park Retirement Community is an assisted living community located in Cleveland, OH. This city is home to Playhouse Square Center, the nation's second-largest performing arts center, and is widely known for its rich culture. The Playhouse Square Center hosts music events, speaking...
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My brother receives tremendous support and care. Every employee interchange, and I mean every one that I have observed, is nothing short of outstanding. The folks who work here show nothing but care and...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Pull up to Beachwood Commons, and you’ll see a beautiful community accented with dappled stone, majestic pillars, and a cinnamon-hued roof. Venture inside and you’ll find that same warmth in the remarkable care and stellar surroundings. Your comfort and fulfillment are top priorities here. Relax...
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The staff has made my mother feel very welcome and a part of the community. They have been wonderful about communicating my mothers needs and identifying services that will benefit her.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Embassy of Rockport is one of the most affordable, social communities on the Westside. We are locally owned by a wonderful, caring family and have the same core staff since our doors opened 20 years ago. Our private suites feature 3 large panel windows, private bathroom, kitchenette, and large...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Alpine House of Maple Heights is a great place to call home.Here at Alpine House we truly believe that comfort is not a luxury and that all people deserve to age in place with dignity and comfort; even if they do not have a lot of money.We offer the following services for our residents: All...

What families are saying about independent living in Cleveland

Recent reviews for independent living in Cleveland

Broadway Creek Senior Living in Medina, OH

4.3
We picked this community because of the convenience, very suitable and will accept Medicaid after 2 years. I would recommend to others.

Springwood Luxury Active Adult Living in Hudson, OH

4.4
I believe most people in the world would love to be here. We have an exceptional manage to help make it what it is, top of the line!

Beachwood Commons by New Perspective

3.9
The community is responsive to family concerns and feedback. the community is kept clean and neat and the staff is very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this community to others based on my experience

Costs of independent living in the Cleveland area

The monthly cost of Cleveland independent living averages $4,402, according to A Place For Mom’s proprietary data.[01] This number represents the amount paid by real individuals referred to our partnered Cleveland independent living communities in 20222023. This cost includes rent plus the costs of optional add-ons, such as the following:

  • Parking and transportation costs
  • Pet fees
  • Room amenities
  • Salon and spa services
  • Special diets
  • Concierge services
  • Community social outings
  • Medical and personal care services
  • Floor plan varieties

The rates outlined below represent baseline monthly costs of Cleveland-area independent living before any add-on fees. They are helpful to compare costs locally.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Cleveland, OH vs. nearby cities

Cleveland, OH

$3,701/mo

Linndale, OH

$3,628/mo

How people pay for independent living in Cleveland

You can combine several private and public assistance options to cover the cost of Cleveland independent living. Assess your own unique financial circumstances to decide on the best way to pay for independent living and any additional personal care services you may need.

Resources like Medicaid and Medicare won’t help cover rent in an independent living community, but they may offset home health care costs. If you need home health services due to a chronic health condition or a disability, these programs may help cover the cost of care services in your independent living residence.

Private pay methods

Private pay options such as your income or other asset may be enough to cover your expenses at an independent living facility. If you are retired and no longer receive a paycheck, your income and assets could include savings, Social Security benefits, pensions, investment returns, and any of the following:

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About 76% of Cleveland veterans are 55+.

If you’re a veteran of the U.S. military, you may be eligible for benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that can help you cover living and care expenses. Veterans pension benefits and additional stipends like Aid and Attendance are designed to provide supplemental monthly income for senior veterans and their surviving spouses.[03]

Getting assistance from veterans service officers

The application process for veterans benefits can be challenging. You may qualify and still be denied eligibility because of a mistake on your application, which is why assistance can be highly beneficial. A veterans service officer in your area can help you get through the application process successfully. As fellow veterans trained and certified in benefits offerings, veterans service officers are available to help Ohio senior veterans get the most out of their eligibility. Visit one of the Ohio Department of Veterans Affairs field offices to receive help with your VA benefits application.

Additional assistance with VA benefits

To get more support, go to the Ohio Department of Veterans Services webpage or reach out to your local VA office. On the Ohio Attorney General website, you’ll find information on community resources for veterans including the following:

  • Financial support
  • Legal advice and advocacy
  • Housing assistance
  • Rehabilitation services

The VA vets veterans service organizations (VSOs) in each state. Find information on Cleveland veteran service organizations, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars offices, Disabled American Veterans offices, and other resources below.

Resources for Cleveland veterans

Cleveland-area veterans services offices

Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission
1849 Prospect Ave., Suite 150
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-698-2600
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cleveland Regional Office
1240 E. Ninth St.
Cleveland, OH 44199
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ohio Department of Veterans Services (ODVS)

Verne Riff State Office Tower
77 S. High St., #7
Columbus, OH 43215

Additional Ohio veterans resources

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
VFW — Ohio
Cleveland Regional Office
1240 E. Ninth St., Suite 1013a
Cleveland, OH 44199
Phone: 216-522-3510
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
DAV — Ohio
Cleveland Regional Office
1240 E. Ninth St., Suite 1017b
Cleveland, OH 44199
Phone: 216-522-3507
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Medicaid

Medicaid is a federal- and state-funded health insurance program for Americans with disabilities or low incomes. While each state’s Medicaid program varies, they’re all required to follow federal guidelines. To receive Medicaid benefits, you must be enrolled in a managed care organization (MCO), and the agency providing the care services must be contracted with that MCO. Medicaid in Ohio is simply called Ohio Medicaid.

Because it’s a form of medical insurance, Medicaid won’t help you cover rent in independent living. However, if you need personal care services due a medical condition, Medicaid can help you pay for such services in the comfort of your independent living community.

Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) Medicaid

Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) Medicaid is a Medicaid program designed for seniors and individuals with qualifying disabilities. To qualify for Ohio ABD Medicaid, you’ll need to meet Medicaid’s basic eligibility requirements as well as one of the following additional criteria:

ABD Medicaid can be used to cover medical care and some long-term care services, such as in-home personal care.[04]

Ohio Medicaid PASSPORT waiver

If you require a nursing facility level of care but would prefer not to live in a skilled nursing facility, you may be able to use the PASSPORT waiver to cover personal care services in independent living. The PASSPORT waiver is a home and community based services waiver for Ohio residents age 60 and over.

In addition to basic Medicaid coverage, the PASSPORT waiver can cover costs of more specialized long-term care services, including the following:[05]

  • Personal care such as support with activities of daily living
  • Meal services
  • Adult day and respite care
  • Transport to medical appointments
  • Medical equipment

If you receive Ohio Medicaid, you can manage your care through the Ohio Medicaid Consumer Hotline Member Portal. You can also visit one of the Ohio Department of Aging’s several area agencies on aging (AAAs) to seek additional support with Medicare, Medicaid, and other services. A long-term care ombudsman can offer you advice and advocacy for your rights as a resident of Cleveland independent living.

Cleveland resident Medicaid resources

Ohio Medicaid support

Ohio Medicaid Member Portal
Phone: 800-324-8680

Ohio Department of Medicaid
50 W. Town St., Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215

Ohio area agencies on aging

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging
1700 E. 13th St., Suite 114
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 800-626-7277

Medicare

Medicare is a federal medical insurance program designed to extend coverage to Americans aged 65+ or with qualifying disabilities. Medicare has multiple parts that cover different aspects of health care such as the following:

  • Inpatient hospital stays or skilled nursing care
  • Doctors’ services, medical services, and medical supplies
  • Prescription medications

As a form of health insurance, Medicare can’t be used to pay for room and board in an independent living facility. However, if you qualify for Medicare, you can use it to cover medically necessary in-home care and care for short-term medical conditions. To find more information on Medicare costs and coverage, you can visit the federal Medicare website or contact your local Ohio Social Security Administration office. Qualified seniors may get help paying for Medicare deductibles and premiums through Medicare Savings Programs.

You can receive additional Medicare support from the U.S. Social Security Administration. If you are able to enroll in both Medicare and Medicaid, you can pay your Medicare premiums using Medicaid benefits. If you need advice or advocacy on your rights as a resident in senior living, contact a long-term care ombudsman. Find links to these resources below.

Cleveland resident Medicare resources

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Understand Ohio laws and regulations for independent living communities

Cleveland independent living communities generally have a minimum age requirement of 55, 62, or 65. These parameters are in place to keep the independent living community relatively insulated, mainly occupied by retirees with similar preferences.

Independent living communities are subject to the same regulations as any other Ohio apartment. Tenants and landlords each have their own rights and obligations. However, independent living communities with assisted living or memory care on-site may be more strictly regulated. For more information on the assisted living or memory care unit regulations of your potential community, visit our guide to Cleveland assisted living.

Ohio apartment regulations

As a tenant in any Ohio apartment, including independent living, you’re entitled to appropriate and safe living conditions. Landlords are responsible for upholding standards of maintenance, safety, and cleanliness for their tenants. Landlords’ obligations include the following:[06]

  • Ensure that all electrical, plumbing, sanitation, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, elevators, and other facilities are safe and operational.
  • Organize waste removal services.
  • Provide heat and running water.
  • Keep the building safe and usable through proper repairs.
  • Uphold building code regulations for health and safety purposes.
  • Keep communal areas clean, sanitary, and safe.

Tenants of Ohio apartments are required to do their part in upholding the facility’s living conditions for themselves and their neighbors. As a resident of Cleveland independent living, your responsibilities will include the following:[07]

  • Avoid disturbing your neighbors with excessive noise.
  • Keep the premises clean and safe.
  • Practice appropriate use of plumbing and electrical equipment.
  • Dispose of waste properly.
  • Comply with state and municipal drug laws on the premises.
  • Comply with health and safety codes for housing.

ADA compliance

Independent living communities are subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This means that owners are required to provide reasonable accommodations and modifications to individuals with disabilities. The ADA protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination; thus, owners of housing facilities are prohibited by federal law from denying residency to these individuals.

Reasonable accommodations are defined as changes to rules or policies that enable residents with disabilities to access the same activities and benefits as the other tenants. Examples of reasonable accommodations include the following:

  • Provide convenient parking.
  • Provide those with disabilities equal access to the property’s communal areas or social activities.
  • Adjust rent payment due date to accommodate the tenant’s disability payments.

Modifications generally involve construction changes to the apartment building and unit to make it more accessible for individuals with disabilities. Modifications could be adding a wheelchair ram, providing a hands-free entrance, or installing handrails in bathrooms. The costs of these modifications are the responsibility of the property owner, rather than of the tenant with the disability.[08]

Regulations for Ohio senior care communities

Cleveland has many senior living options that offer multiple levels of care, combining independent living, assisted living, and memory care all on one campus. Senior living communities that offer care may have more strict regulations in their care wings. Some of these regulations include staff requirements, minimum staff-to-resident ratios, and service offerings like the following:

  • Medication administration assistance
  • Personal care, such as assistance with activities of daily living
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Housekeeping, laundry, and linen services
  • Either provide three meals per day or food-safe storage where residents can take care of their own food

Ohio senior care facilities that offer assisted living or memory care must be licensed by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). The ODH performs facility inspections before licensing the facility and then a minimum of every 15 months after licensure.

To view details on a given senior care facility, use the Health Care Provider Search tool. Look up a specific facility by choosing the category of care provider from the drop-down menu. Narrow your search further by entering the county, city, organization’s name, or any information you have for the appropriate fields. Note that while Ohio does show whether an assisted living or memory care community’s license is active, it does not reveal the full inspection report.

Access additional information on related Ohio tenant-landlord laws by following the links below.

Ohio Department of Health contact information

Ohio Department of Health
246 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-466-3543

Cleveland Department of Public Health
75 Erieview Plaza
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-664-2324

COVID-19 regulations for Cleveland independent living communities

Most COVID-19 restrictions in Ohio have been lifted, so there are no specific COVID-19 restrictions in place for Cleveland independent living communities at this time. However, senior care facilities that include assisted living are recommended to put precautionary measures in place following CDC guidelines. Each community may have its own rules in place, so guidelines can vary. The general guidelines are as follows:

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Testing.

Staff and residents should be tested for COVID-19 if they have been exposed to someone who is COVID-positive or if they are experiencing symptoms.

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Masking.

Masks are encouraged for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, health care workers with COVID-positive patients, and immunocompromised individuals.

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Quarantining.

Patients who test positive for COVID-19 should be placed in isolation or in rooms with other COVID-positive patients.

Get to know independent living in Cleveland

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4.0/5.0 average in-network rating
86% of our Cleveland partner communities offer pet-friendly services
86% of communities in our Cleveland network offer on-site beauty and barber services
71% of our Cleveland independent living partners offer restaurant-style dining
100% of independent living communities in Cleveland offer on-site activities
57% of Cleveland communities offer fitness centers
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Number of people we referred to our Cleveland independent living partners in 2022-2023
80
Average age of residents we referred to Cleveland independent living in 2022-2023

What to expect from independent living in Cleveland

In Cleveland independent living, you can enjoy a worry-free retirement. Shed the hassles of home ownership, and live without the worries of lawn care and maintenance. Perhaps best of all, independent living offers dining services, so you don’t have to plan and prep unless you want to. You’ll be surrounded by friends and neighbors in the same stage of life, being pampered by luxurious amenities in a community designed to help you make the most of your golden years.

Senior living communities with a continuum of care

Out of our partner Cleveland communities offering independent living, over 71% feature some combination of independent living, assisted living, and memory care all in the same community. This type of integrated community is ideal for aging in place, as it enables residents to easily transition to a support level that fits them if their needs change. Combining multiple care types can mean more variety among residents, often giving more opportunity for friendships and social engagement, rather than limiting residents’ interactions to only those with similar levels of need.

Luxury amenities in Cleveland independent living

Our Cleveland independent living community partners feature private apartments with convenient features including the following:

  • Private balconies or patios
  • High-speed internet
  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • Wheelchair-accessible showers
  • Multiple floor plan options

Many of the independent living communities in Cleveland, particularly those with a continuum of care, offer not only private independent living apartments but also the option of private villas right on campus. Residents of private villas can take advantage of the dining and other luxurious amenities of the community while still maintaining an extra level of privacy and independence.

Independent living communities in Cleveland feature service offerings designed to improve your quality of life. The services available at our partner independent living communities generally include the following:

  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Maintenance services
  • Housekeeping services
  • On-site management staff
  • Transportation services
  • Laundry and linen services
  • Planned social events
  • Grocery and errand services

Finally, in Cleveland independent living, you can enjoy on-site luxurious community amenities, such as the following:

  • Beauty salons/barbershops
  • TV and movie lounges
  • Swimming pools
  • Spas
  • Fitness centers
  • Libraries and media centers
  • Dining areas
  • Cafes/bistros
  • Pubs/bars

Independent living in the surrounding Cleveland suburbs

A Place for Mom partners with seven independent living communities within a 10-mile radius of the Cleveland city center. However, if we zoom out to a radius of 25 miles around the city center, the total independent living partners in this larger area goes up to 39. Beachwood, Highland Hills, and Hudson are all popular neighborhoods with luxury Cleveland independent living and other senior living options.

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Unfamiliar with Cleveland? Highlights for seniors

53,036

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Cleveland, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

14%
14% of seniors are 65 and older within the Cleveland population
$22,709

Median annual retirement income for Cleveland seniors 65 and older[09]

Health care for seniors in Cleveland

Cleveland residents have access to several state-of-the-art medical centers.

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Cleveland Clinic

The Cleveland Clinic is ranked No. 1 in Cleveland, according to U.S. News and World Report. The Cleveland Clinic is nationally ranked in 13 adult specialties.

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University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Founded in 1866, UH Cleveland Medical Center is a high-performing teaching hospital ranked No. 2 in Cleveland, according to U.S. News and World Report. Its 35-acre campus includes the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and the Siedman’s Cancer Center.

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Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest is the third-highest ranking hospital in Cleveland and the fourth in the state of Ohio, according to U.S. News and World Report. It is high performing in four adult specialties and 11 procedures.

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Transportation for seniors in Cleveland

Downtown Cleveland is very walkable and reasonably bike friendly, in addition to having excellent public transportation. The further out you are from the city center, the more likely you’ll need to use a car or your independent living community’s transportation services.

Of our Cleveland independent living partners, 86% offer transportation services, either complimentary or at-cost. Costs associated with transportation depend on the community’s policies and whether the services are on-demand or scheduled.

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority offers options for getting around the city, with safety, connection, and inclusion kept at the forefront of its mission. You can choose between railway lines, bus routes, a downtown trolley, and paratransit services designed for those with disabilities, depending on what transportation type will suit you best.

Downtown Cleveland is ranked as very walkable by Walk Score, which gives it the following transportation ratings out of 100:[11]

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Walk Score

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75

Transit Score

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60

Bike Score

Senior activities in Cleveland

Cleveland is a goldmine of nostalgic attractions, annual festivals, and even more for you and the family to see and do. Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where you can attend concerts, see famous music paraphernalia, and enjoy traveling installations showcasing some of the world’s most iconic musical artists. Check out even more fun attractions, delicious dining options, and offerings just for seniors.

Cleveland attractions

Cleveland has so many must-see attractions, including museums, wildlife centers, and more. You can take in the Cleveland orchestra or catch a game of the Browns, Monsters, or Guardians. Some popular Cleveland attractions include the following:

Cleveland drinking and dining

Cleveland is a go-to destination for craft beer. Don’t miss any of Cleveland’s local brews — pick up an annual Brewery Passport to get discounts on Cleveland’s craft beers.

Like any Midwest metropolis, Cleveland has a vast collection of restaurants encompassing a variety of cultural cuisines, or just straight-up American comfort food, if that’s your jam. Be careful not to fill up too much on dinner because you’ll definitely want to check out Cleveland’s breakfast and brunch options in the morning.

Cleveland 60+

If you’re looking for events exclusively for seniors, Cleveland features a number of senior centers designed to offer engagement, enrichment, and social activities. If you want to explore the city but would rather do it with friends, or if you just need additional support when you’re out and about, find a senior center near you and stay connected.

Continued education doesn’t have an age limit. All of Ohio’s state colleges and universities offer free classes to seniors aged 60+. Whether you’re after a degree or you just want to explore a variety of interests, take advantage of Ohio’s learning community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls, Springwood Luxury Active Adult Living and Maplewood at Chardon are the top-rated Independent Living facilities near Cleveland, OH. These Independent Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Independent Living in Cleveland is 3701.2 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2022-2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101): Cleveland [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  3. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2022, October 12). VA Aid and Attendance benefits and Housebound allowance.

  4. Ohio Department of Medicaid. Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD) Medicaid.

  5. Ohio Department of Aging. PASSPORT.

  6. Landlords and Tenants, Ohio Revised Code § 5321.04 (2012).

  7. Landlords and Tenants, Ohio Revised Code § 5321.05 (2012).

  8. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2022). Reasonable accommodations and modifications.

  9. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population 65 years and over in the United States (S0103): Cleveland. [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  10. U.S. News and World Report. (2023). Best Hospitals Cleveland.

  11. Walk Score. (2023). Downtown, Cleveland.

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A Place for Mom. (2022-2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

2.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101): Cleveland [Data set]. American Community Survey.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2022, October 12). VA Aid and Attendance benefits and Housebound allowance.

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Ohio Department of Medicaid. Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD) Medicaid.

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Ohio Department of Aging. PASSPORT.

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Landlords and Tenants, Ohio Revised Code § 5321.04 (2012).

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Landlords and Tenants, Ohio Revised Code § 5321.05 (2012).

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2022). Reasonable accommodations and modifications.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population 65 years and over in the United States (S0103): Cleveland. [Data set]. American Community Survey.

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U.S. News and World Report. (2023). Best Hospitals Cleveland.

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Walk Score. (2023). Downtown, Cleveland.