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.
There are more than 280 nursing homes in Ohio. A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors can provide you with a list of top rated nursing homes in Ohio to help you find the community that fits your needs and budget. According to Genworth, the median monthly cost of nursing home care in Ohio is about $7,800 for a private room and $7,000 for a semi-private room.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency that regulates and provides ratings for nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities. CMS offers guidance to state Medicaid services regarding rules for facilities that are Medicaid-certified. Medicare provides a national nursing home website to view the audit and licensing history of Medicare-approved nursing homes.
Each state regulates senior living communities differently, but you can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to facility records in Ohio.
In Ohio, nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.
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.