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Cincinnati, Ohio, is a thriving Midwestern metropolis with major league sports teams, renowned universities, remarkable Art Deco architectural structures, and intriguing museums. Cincinnati prides itself on its action plans to cultivate an accessible environment for its growing senior population, making it a great place to retire, regardless of a senior’s level of independence.

The term nursing home is often used to describe all senior care communities; however, it’s actually one type of senior living option among many. Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, offer round-the-clock medical care and skilled nursing services for seniors who would otherwise require hospitalization. If you’re looking for care for a senior loved one who only needs assistance with daily tasks or even support for dementia and memory loss, their needs may be better accommodated in an assisted living or memory care facility, instead of a nursing home.

While A Place for Mom does not partner with any stand-alone nursing homes, some of the Cincinnati assisted living and memory care facilities in our network offer on-site skilled nursing services in addition to their standard services. A Place for Mom partners with 37 assisted living and memory care facilities within a 10-mile radius of Cincinnati’s center, which includes portions of northern Kentucky. This guide to senior care communities in Cincinnati compiles our extensive senior living experience, proprietary data, and access to local senior living experts.

Explore Cincinnati senior care options based on your loved one’s individual needs. Find information about the different types of senior care, payment options, regulations, and other helpful resources to benefit Cincinnati seniors, whether they require skilled nursing, assisted living, or memory care.

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Photo of The Kenwood by Senior Star
2020 Photos available
77 Floor plans available
9.0
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25 reviews
9.0
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25 reviews
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I'm currently a resident at The Kenwood by Senior Star. I came to look at this place and loved it, so I moved in! There is lots to do, everyone is so friendly at this facility. I'm happy to be here. I live...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent 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.
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.
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to The Kenwood by Senior Star! The Kenwood is a premiere independent living, assisted living, and memory support community located in Cincinnati, Ohio. We offer a resident-inspired approach that ensures a high quality of life for seniors and peace of mind for their loved ones.Inside The...
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Photo of Traditions at North Bend
1010 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
8.3
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33 reviews
8.3
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33 reviews
5 star
49%
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The medical director is unresponsive to calls. Rooms are not swept and bathrooms aren't cleaned well enough. Food and social was very 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.
Traditions at North Bend brings a highly desirable new senior living option to the residents of Green Township and surrounding communities. Located conveniently on North Bend Road near I 74, Traditions will offer Independent and Assisted Living, as well as a secure Memory care for those affected...
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33 Photos available
8.0
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29 reviews
8.0
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29 reviews
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[name removed] the retirement coordinator is great at her position. She makes the transition to Senior living at Bridgeway Pointe very easy. Overall the whole staff is very good. I would recommend...
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.
Bridgeway Pointe - where we aim for our residents to have vibrant, full lives, complete with charming gardens, sewing and art studios, many social and physical activities and intimate surroundings designed for the greatest comfort. Bridgeway Pointe - where our goal is to connect residents,...
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Photo of Bayley Senior Care
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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.
Photo of Traditions at Camargo
1010 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
9.6
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35 reviews
9.6
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35 reviews
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My mother has been at Traditions at Camargo for almost three years, first in Assistive Living and now in Memory Care. Mom wanted to move here to be with long-time friends from her church, and it has proved...
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.
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Photo of Ivy Knoll A Caring Senior Community
1010 Photos available
22 Floor plans available
9.5
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52 reviews
9.5
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52 reviews
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Clean, inviting and like home. The staff is wonderful and ALWAYS willing to help or answer questions concerning your loved one. Many different activities and events are offered for the residents. We are...
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.
Ivy Knoll Senior Community has been in operation since May 2015. Our staff has a combined 80 years of experience working in the Geriatric community. Since opening the doors, Ivy Knoll has received the prestigious award of Best of Assisted Living from SeniorAdvisor.com.
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Photo of Artis Senior Living of Bridgetown
2424 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
9.4
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28 reviews
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The facility is well keep and the people are all very pleasant and helpful regardless of their position whether they are care partners, maintenance, kitchen staff or management.
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
For personalized memory care services, you are in great hands with Artis Senior Living of Bridgetown. The Artis Way empowers residents with their own individual preferences and passions as we ensure that your care is personalized and adaptive to your loved one’s uniqueness. From our purpose-built...
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Photo of Northgate Park
88 Photos available
9.3
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33 reviews
9.3
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33 reviews
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Staff is really friendly. The place is clean and they are always looking to improve. There has been a lot of kitchen staff rotation and a struggle to staff a new director after the prior one retired but I...
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.
Northgate Park is is truly senior living at its finest.We are honored to receive a deficiency free state survey in 2019 from the state of Ohio. This recognition means our community's most recent state inspection found zero deficiencies in care, services, and environment. It is a merit that...
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Photo of The Wellington at North Bend Crossing
3737 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
9.3
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61 reviews
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61 reviews
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I would say that Wellington is a very nice, quiet, and clean place to live. The meals are above average, maintenance services are great, and I love the 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.
Live regally in Queen City when calling The Wellington at North Bend Crossing your next home. Our Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Cincinnati, Ohio provides a helping hand for residents who may appreciate assistance with activities of daily living. You can be...
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Photo of Celebration Villa of Summit Hills
88 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
9.2
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41 reviews
9.2
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41 reviews
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All of the workers are wonderful and very kind. Residents do not seem to be happy with the food, but I am sure they are doin the best that they can.
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.
Atria Summit Hills is a warm, welcoming community with all the comforts of home. Our goal is an environment where older people thrive and where adult children feel secure their parents are protected and fulfilled. Relax on a shaded patio, in the study or library, or socialize in our large...
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Photo of Barrington of Fort Thomas
22 Photos available
9.0
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27 reviews
9.0
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27 reviews
5 star
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Great facility. Great food. Staff does not return phone calls which has been frustrating. Information and notifications about Daily activities could be better. Overall great place for mom. It is just what...
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.
At Barrington of Fort Thomas, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. Free resident parking available at our...
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Photo of Arden Courts A ProMedica Memory Care Community in Kenwood
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8.9
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19 reviews
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19 reviews
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Arden Courts was recommended to me. My Dad has dementia and they specialize in that area.My Dad responded very well to his stay at Arden Courts, better than in the past.
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
For over 25 years, Arden Courts Memory Care has catered to the special needs of individuals with memory loss. Staffed by specially trained caregivers, Arden Courts cares for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Our community features home like common areas,...
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Photo of Celebration Villa of Highland Crossing
1010 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
8.9
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60 reviews
8.9
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60 reviews
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What our family likes the most about Celebration Villa of Highland Crossing is that they have personal assistance available to the residents 24 hours a day. Based on the experience we have had so far, we...
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.
Celebration Villa is a senior living community with Independent Living and Assisted Living. We are located on 12 park-like acres, just minutes from downtown Cincinnati. Residents can expect a vibrant and social atmosphere where you can live amongst your peers. We believe life should be celebrated...
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Photo of The Christian Village at Mt. Healthy
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13 reviews
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I would definitely recommend Christian Villages at Mt. Healthy! Everyone who works there is kind, compassionate, and always so helpful. The activities are wonderful, too. My mom loves being there!
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.
Founded in 1966, the Mt. Healthy Christian Home, under the management of Life Care Services, is located on 13 beautifully landscaped, park like acres of land, on the outskirts of Mt. Healthy. Our newly renovated community offers all the conveniences of home without the worries. We offer...
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Photo of The Victorian at Riverside
1818 Photos available
8.5
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7 reviews
8.5
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7 reviews
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My loved one was previously a resident at The Victorian at Riverside and the experience was great! We liked this facility very much. I would recommend The Victorian at Riverside to others.
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.
The Victorian at Riverside provides personal care and memory care for the elderly in a beautiful new building tucked back in a tree-lined neighborhood within the Licking Riverside Historic District in Covington. Provided with 24-hour nursing oversight, your loved one will enjoy independence when...
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66 Floor plans available
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8.5
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58 reviews
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58 reviews
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There were several issues that were uncovered during the turn over process. Ultimately, the issues have been resolved. The only negative that caused frustration was the lack of communication. I feel that...
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.
'The first impression of Evergreen won me over, especially the beautiful grounds and the views from every window. Evergreen provides Mom with opportunities to grow and learn. The services here are far above the competition and are always delivered with a smile!'      ...
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Photo of Deer Park Assisted Living
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8.5
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18 reviews
8.5
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They are very carrying and did a great job caring for my Uncle. They are very personable and know all their residents by name I would highly recommend Deer Park to others looking.
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.
Deer Park Assisted Living, it’s not about age. It’s about life. We are a senior living community offering assisted living and memory care with personalized care and support. Nestled on more than three lush acres of a quiet residential area, our community is just a short drive from downtown...
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Photo of Brookdale Springdale (Offering HealthPlus)
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33 Floor plans available
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8.5
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42 reviews
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Staff is caring, but plagued with turnover. Dining is ok, but size of the facility is limited. Nurses are excellent. Billing is sometimes off after re-assessments. We feel confident mom gets the care 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.
All the Comforts of HomeIf you are ready to exchange the burdens of everyday life for a carefree retirement that provides you with all the comforts of home and none of the maintenance, look no further. Nestled in the popular city of Cincinnati, Ohio, our assisted living and memory care community...
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Photo of Brookdale Finneytown (Offering HealthPlus)
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8.2
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The staff was very nice, but there seemed to be a lot of turnover. I would usually be the one to initiate communication, but they would let me know if she fell. Housekeeping couldn't keep Mom's clothes...
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.
All the Comforts of HomeIf you are ready to exchange the burdens of everyday life for a carefree retirement that provides you with all the comforts of home and none of the maintenance, look no further. Nestled in the popular city of Cincinnati, Ohio, our assisted living and memory care community...
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Photo of Arden Courts A ProMedica Memory Care Community in Anderson
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What I would say about ARDEN CT Anderson is that the key full-time people are fabulous and the ongoing activities are what is keeping my Mom there. They have wonderful intentions but are understaffed. All...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
For nearly 25 years, Arden Courts Memory Care has catered to the special needs of individuals with memory loss. Staffed by specially trained caregivers, Arden Courts cares for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Each community features home like common areas,...
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Photo of Brookdale Kenwood (Offering HealthPlus)
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33 Floor plans available
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Communication with the family about things which happen w/ the patient and are not the norm. Staff follow through on the established care plan can be hit or miss. The billing charges are simply wacky....
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.
The Place Where You Can ThriveWhen you decide to make your home at our assisted living and memory care community in Cincinnati, Ohio, you are doing more than moving into a new place. You are embarking on a new journey rich with quality care, deep friendships and a world of activities and...
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I'd like to highlight [name removed] who manages the memory unit. She was always available and very caring. The entire staff was great. A nod to [name removed], [name removed] in PT, [name removed] and...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
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 Maple Knoll Village
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Maple Knoll Village is a great community with beautiful grounds and gardens. In talking to the current residents, every one of them had great things to say about the staff and how helpful and kind they are....
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.
Maple Knoll Village is a non-profit continuing care retirement community located on a beautiful 54-acre campus in historic Springdale, Ohio. Our community is made up of 291 independent living accommodations, 63 assisted living accommodations and 145 skilled nursing beds that include short term...
Photo of The Lodge Retirement Community
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8.0
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17 reviews
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17 reviews
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They do a lot to engage their residents, and it's up to them as to what they want to do. The place is clean and inviting, with live trees in the eating area with little lights in them for ambiance. The...
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.
WHO WE ARE:The Lodge Retirement Community has been serving seniors in Symmes Township, Loveland, Mason, Blue Ash and Greater Cincinnati since 1986. We are conveniently located at Montgomery Rd. & Union Cemetery Road with easy access to I-71 and I-275. We are family-owned and operated by...
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7.9
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46 reviews
7.9
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46 reviews
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A place for mom was quick to respond to my inquiry. Cottingham Retirement Community arranged for a tour promptly. My efficient apartment was freshly painted and has new cabinets and appliances in...
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.
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What families are saying about nursing homes in Cincinnati

Recent reviews for nursing homes in Cincinnati

Mason Assisted Living and Memory Care

4.6
This is a very good place with a variety of activities and plenty of opportunities to socialize. My loved one is able to co-mingle with the assisted living and memory care residents and this is ideal for my loved one. The staff are great to work with. They are good at following up with the ...
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Chesterwood Senior Living in West Chester, OH

5.0
I would recommend Chesterwood Senior Living to others, as far as the independent living goes. My mom seems to like it. The people are all very friendly. She says that the food is okay, some days are better than others. The housekeeping is good. She has no complaints.

The Alois Alzheimer Center in Cincinnati, OH

5.0
I have heard that this is a great place for my mom. So, I researched and researched for places and always came back to the Alois. They seem to be most qualified and ideal. Highly recommend this place to friends and family.

Costs of nursing homes in the Cincinnati area

Due to the wide range of support services offered by each, the monthly costs of different senior care types can greatly vary. Recognizing which level of care is most appropriate for your loved one’s specific needs can help you prepare for the costs of senior living.

  • A Cincinnati skilled nursing facility starts at an average of $7,848 per month. This represents the cost before the addition of amenities like private accommodations, transportation services, occupational and physical therapies, and other optional add-ons.[01]
  • Our Cincinnati assisted living partner communities average $4,431, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data for 2022 – 2023. This figure does account for add-on amenities like meal services, pet fees, errand services, and other optional features.
  • Memory care costs are often slightly higher than assisted living costs, with the average in our Cincinnati network hovering around $5,170, including optional amenities and add-ons.[02]

Figures pulled from A Place for Mom’s proprietary data, such as the monthly costs of assisted living and memory care mentioned above, represent the average costs for care paid by actual families referred to Cincinnati senior care by our Senior Living Advisors.

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Cincinnati, OH vs. nearby cities

Cincinnati, OH
$4,997/mo
$5,009/mo

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Cincinnati, OH vs. the state and national average

Cincinnati, OH
$4,997/mo
$4,976/mo
U.S. national average
$4,890/mo

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Cincinnati vs. other types of senior living

$5,062/mo
Nursing Homes
$4,997/mo

Median monthly costs of Nursing Homes in Cincinnati, OH by room type

Semi-Private
$4,260/mo
Studio
$5,119/mo
1 Bedroom
$5,091/mo
2 Bedroom
$5,733/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$4,400/mo

Average cost of Nursing Homes in Cincinnati over time

Cincinnati, OHOH stateNational

How people pay for a nursing home in Cincinnati

There are many private and public options to pay for Cincinnati nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or memory care. Take an inventory of your loved one’s financial position to help determine which methods to use to cover senior living.

Even if your loved one has private pay methods on hand, it’s still worthwhile to check their public aid eligibility. They may qualify for disability-specific assistance, which can help their private resources last longer for optimal care.

Private pay methods

If your family has the resources, you may be able to fund Cincinnati skilled nursing, assisted living, or memory care through private pay methods. Private pay methods are typically income sources such as your loved one’s savings, pensions, returns on investments, and Social Security benefits. Additional private pay options may include the following:

VA benefits
11670

Number of veterans who live in Cincinnati

About 74% of Cincinnati veterans are 55+.

If your loved one has served in the United States military, they may be eligible for financial support from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which can help cover the cost of care in a skilled nursing, assisted living, or memory care facility. Veterans benefits, such as the VA pensions or Aid and Attendance benefit, are supplemental income that can be used to improve quality of life for senior veterans and their surviving spouses. As income, veterans pension benefits can be used to help cover the costs of skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care.[04]

Veterans service officers

Successfully applying for veterans benefits can be challenging. Even for qualified veterans, the application process often requires assistance or advocacy. You can visit one of the Ohio Department of Veterans Affairs field offices in your area to receive assistance and referrals. Veteran service officers are fellow veterans who have been trained and certified in benefit offerings. They’re available to help veterans get the most out of their eligibility.

Additional assistance with VA benefits

For assistance with veterans benefits, you and your senior loved one can visit the Ohio Department of Veterans Services webpage or contact the local VA office. The Ohio Attorney General website has information on more community resources for veterans, such as the following:

  • Financial support
  • Legal advocacy
  • Housing assistance
  • Rehabilitation

Both Ohio and Kentucky have veterans service organizations (VSOs) vetted by the VA. Find information on Cincinnati VSOs, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars offices, Disabled American Veterans offices, and other support below.

Resources for Cincinnati veterans

Cincinnati Veterans Centers

Cincinnati Veterans Center
4545 Montgomery Road
Norwood, OH 45212
Phone: 513-763-3500
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Hamilton County Veterans Service Office
230 E. Ninth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-946-3300
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kentucky Veterans Affairs offices

Louisville Regional Office
321 W. Main St., Suite 390
Louisville, KY 40202
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs
1111B Louisville Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-564-9203
Fax: 502-564-9240

Ohio Department of Veterans Services (ODVS)

Ohio Department of Veterans Services
Verne Riff State Office Tower
77 S. High St., #7
Columbus, OH 43215

Additional Ohio veterans resources

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
VFW — Ohio
35 Chestnut St., Suite 506
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-224-1838

DAV — Ohio Department Headquarters
35 E. Chestnut St., Suite 503
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-221-3582

Cincinnati DAV Services Office
VA Medical Center
3200 Vine Street, Room B147
Cincinnati, OH 45220-2288
Phone: 513-475-6443

Medicaid

Medicaid is a federal- and state-funded health insurance program for low-income individuals and individuals with disabilities. While each state’s Medicaid program is a bit different from the others, all Medicaid programs must follow federal guidelines. Medicaid in Ohio and Kentucky are simply called Ohio Medicaid and Kentucky Medicaid. To receive Medicaid benefits, eligible seniors must be enrolled in a managed care organization (MCO), and the agency providing the care services must be contracted with that MCO.

If your loved one is eligible for Ohio Medicaid or Kentucky Medicaid, they may be able to receive assistance in covering the costs of a Cincinnati skilled nursing facility. The Ohio Department of Medicaid will determine how much of your loved one’s skilled nursing facility costs will be covered by Ohio Medicaid after conducting a review of their income. Kentucky Medicaid operates similarly, if your loved one is across the Ohio border.

Ohio Medicaid and Kentucky Medicaid also offer coverage for qualified individuals in assisted living or memory care facilities. While Medicaid can cover room and board in qualifying nursing homes, it will not cover room and board in assisted living or memory care. It can, however, cover some costs of care services, such as assistance with activities of daily living, physical and occupational therapies, doctor visits, and medications.

Ohio Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) Medicaid

Ohio senior residents with disabilities may be able to receive coverage through Ohio Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) Medicaid. In order to qualify for ABD Medicaid, your senior loved one will need to meet Medicaid’s primary eligibility requirements, as well as at least one of the following criteria:

Seniors who are eligible for ABD Medicaid can use it to cover costs of their medical care and some long-term care services.[05]

Medicaid waivers in Ohio and Kentucky

While Medicaid will not cover the costs of room and board in assisted living or memory care facilities, Ohio and Kentucky seniors in these care types may be able to receive financial support with personal and medical care services through Medicaid waiver programs.

Ohio Assisted Living Medicaid waiver

The Ohio Medicaid Assisted Living Waiver Program is designed to provide coverage for qualified Ohio residents in assisted living or memory care. The Assisted Living Medicaid waiver will cover costs associated with personal care and medical care, including dementia care. Seniors in these communities are responsible for costs of room and board.

The Assisted Living Medicaid waiver can be used for two categories of services: Assisted living services and community transitional services. Assisted living services include the following:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • 24-hour emergency response
  • Housekeeping, laundry, and meal preparation
  • Nursing services
  • Recreational programs
  • Transportation services
  • Daily meals

Community transitional services typically consist of moving a senior from a skilled nursing facility to an assisted living or memory care community. Moving the senior’s household belongings and furniture is part of transitional care.[06]

Ohio PASSPORT waivers

The Ohio PASSPORT waiver is designed to provide care coverage for individuals who need a nursing facility level of care but choose to live in the community instead of transferring to skilled nursing. The PASSPORT waiver is a home and community based services (HCBS) waiver for Ohio residents age 60 and older. Eligible individuals can use the PASSPORT waiver to cover the cost of care in their own home or in an assisted living or memory care community, instead of moving into a skilled nursing facility.

The PASSPORT waiver can cover costs of care services such as the following:

  • Personal care, such as housekeeping services and assistance with activities of daily living
  • Nutritional support and meal delivery
  • Adult day services
  • Transport to medical appointments
  • Medical equipment

PASSPORT waivers include basic Medicaid coverage and may help with costs such as doctor visits, prescription medications, and hospital stays.[07]

Kentucky Home and Community Based waiver

Kentucky Medicaid offers the Home and Community Based (HCB) waiver, which Cincinnati seniors across the Kentucky state line may qualify for. Kentucky’s HCB waiver can cover the costs of services such as the following:

  • Respite care
  • Adult day support services
  • Personal care services
  • Basic home modifications
  • Meal services

Much like Ohio’s waivers, the Kentucky Medicaid HCB waiver has certain eligibility requirements. In order to use this waiver, Kentucky residents must meet basic Medicaid eligibility requirements, either be aged 65+ or have a qualifying disability, and require a nursing facility level of care.[08]

Where to find Medicaid support in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Aging has several area agencies on aging (AAAs) where Ohio residents can receive additional support with Medicare, Medicaid, and other services. Ohio Medicaid recipients can manage their care through the Ohio Medicaid Consumer Hotline Member Portal. A long-term care ombudsman can provide advice and advocacy for your loved one’s rights as a senior living resident.

Where to find Medicaid support in Kentucky

Kentucky seniors can use the Kynect website to learn more about Medicaid benefits eligibility and access their benefits. Kentucky also has area agencies on aging, ombudsman advocacy, and more.

Cincinnati 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

Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
4601 Malsbary Road
Blue Ash, OH 45242
Phone: 800-252-0155

Pro Seniors Long-Term Care Ombudsman
7162 Reading Road, Suite 1150
Cincinnati, OH 45237
Phone: 800-488-6070

Medicare

Medicare is federally funded health insurance for Americans 65 and older and for those with qualifying disabilities. Because Medicare is a federal program, its rules and requirements will be the same in Ohio and Kentucky. Medicare has multiple parts that cover different aspects of health care, such as the following:

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

Medicare won’t cover room and board costs in assisted living or memory care, but it will cover medical care costs, including dementia care. You can find more information on Medicare costs and coverage by visiting the federal Medicare website, or by reaching out to a local Ohio Social Security Administration office. Qualified seniors may get help paying for Medicare deductibles and premiums through Medicare Savings Programs.

Your loved one can get help accessing any Medicare support your loved one qualifies for through the Social Security Administration. Seniors may also be able to dual enroll in Medicare and Medicaid, which will enable them to pay Medicare premiums using their Medicaid benefits. A long-term care ombudsman can help your loved one access benefits and advocate for their rights. They can also investigate seniors’ complaints and help ensure they receive the quality of care they deserve. Find links to these resources below.

Understand Ohio and Kentucky laws and regulations for Cincinnati nursing homes and assisted living facilities

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) must license all Ohio skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care facilities. The ODH performs facility inspections before licensing the facility and then a minimum of every 15 months after it’s been licensed.[09]

Kentucky assisted living facilities must be certified annually through the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living to ensure that they comply with state regulations.[10]

Ohio nursing home staff requirements

Ohio nursing homes must meet specific staff requirements that enable them to offer adequate nursing care. Skilled nursing facilities in Ohio must have a registered nurse on staff who operates as a director of the facility. Facilities must also have sufficient nursing staff (registered nurses and licensed practical nurses) to ensure each resident has a minimum average of 2.5 hours of direct care each day. Any time a nurse is not on duty, nursing facilities must also have a nurse available on call.[11]

Kentucky nursing home staff requirements

Kentucky’s staff requirements for skilled nursing facilities are similar to those in Ohio. Nursing facilities must have enough staff to meet each resident’s needs, 24/7. Each facility is required to have a full-time director of operations who is a registered nurse.[12]

Ohio nursing home service requirements

Ohio skilled nursing facilities have minimum service requirements they must provide to residents, which include the following:[10]

  • Personalized care plan based on a comprehensive assessment of each individual’s physical and psychological needs
  • A minimum of three meals daily, prepared with food safety procedures, and assistance with eating if needed
  • Support for maintaining each resident’s highest level of function
  • Supervision of residents who are at risk of wandering, elopement, or falling

Kentucky nursing home service requirements

Kentucky nursing home residents are entitled to the following services:[12]

  • Physician services. Each resident’s care is to be overseen by a physician, with preliminary evaluations and appropriate medical care provided. The physician is to be available for emergencies as well.
  • Nursing care services. Each resident is entitled to sufficient nursing care that includes a personalized care plan, medication administration, accident and injury prevention, dietary supervision, and other prescribed treatments.
  • Personal care services. Each resident is entitled to assistance with bathing, grooming, nail and hair care, and oral hygiene.

Cincinnati assisted living and memory care regulations

Both Ohio and Kentucky have specific regulations to ensure that seniors in Cincinnati assisted living and memory care will be overseen by qualified care staff and receive professional support services. Explore our guides to Cincinnati assisted living and memory care for full details on facility regulations.

Ohio assisted living and memory care staff requirements

Staff in Ohio assisted living facilities must undergo proper training for their responsibilities, as outlined in Ohio Administrative Code Rule 3701-16-06. Ohio memory care facilities have the additional staff requirement of a psychologist or physician either on staff or contracted to oversee the care of residents with late-stage cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia.[09]

Kentucky assisted living and memory care staff requirements

Kentucky assisted living and memory care facilities must have enough staff to cover each resident’s personal needs around the clock, with a minimum of one awake staff member at all times. The facility must be overseen by a manager who is at least 21 years of age and has earned a minimum high school level education.[13]

Cincinnati assisted living and memory care service requirements

Assisted living and memory care facilities in both Ohio and Kentucky are required to provide residents with medication administration, assistance with activities of daily living, and recreational and social activities.[09,14]

Ohio assisted living services also must include the following:[09]

  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Three daily meals or food-safe storage where residents can take care of their own food

Housekeeping and laundry services are not required in Kentucky assisted living and memory care communities, but residents must have access to facilities to do their own laundry.[15] Kentucky facilities are required to offer a minimum of three meals daily, plus snacks.[14]

Kentucky requires memory care communities to provide residents with specialized services, which include the following:[16]

  • Resident evaluation to facilitate a person-centered care plan that includes their individual interests and needs
  • Activities that support cognitive function
  • Enclosed walking spaces

Cincinnati senior care facility building standards

Nursing homes, assisted living, and memory care facilities in both Ohio and Kentucky must uphold building code standards for health and safety. Each facility must be approved by the local certified building department.[09,15,17]

You can use the Health Care Provider Search tool to view details on a given facility. Look up a particular 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 corresponding fields. Note that while Ohio does show whether senior living community’s license is active, it does not reveal the full report.

To find details on assisted living and long-term care facilities in Kentucky, use the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Nursing Home Survey Inspection Findings Search tool. Follow the link for the relevant year, and then enter the facility’s name and relevant details into the corresponding search fields. Note that while Kentucky’s search tool shows some complaints or other inspection results for some care facility types, it does not reveal specific inspection findings of assisted living or memory care facilities.

Ohio Department of Health contact information

Cincinnati Health Department
3101 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Phone: 513-357-7200
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Kentucky Department of Health contact information

Campbell County Health Department
1098 Monmouth St.
Newport, KY 41071
Phone: 859-431-1704
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for nursing homes in Cincinnati

Most COVID-19 restrictions in both Ohio and Kentucky have been lifted. Ohio senior care facilities are recommended to take precautions in accordance with CDC guidelines. Kentucky follows CDC COVID-19 by county recommendations, updating their guidelines as needed based on the number of COVID-19 cases in each county.

General COVID safety guidelines for Cincinnati senior care communities include the following:

What to expect from nursing homes in Cincinnati

While A Place for Mom doesn’t partner with any stand-alone skilled nursing facilities, 21% of our Cincinnati assisted living and memory care partners offer on-site skilled nursing care as an additional service. We partner with 37 senior living facilities in the Cincinnati area that offer assisted living and memory care.

Cincinnati assisted living and memory care communities strive to cultivate environments where seniors have easy access to personal care services that foster wellness and quality of life, while still enabling them to have as much independence as possible. Senior care communities in the Cincinnati area boast elegantly furnished shared spaces where residents can relax, pursue their hobbies and personal interests, and socialize with friends over shared activities and cups of coffee.

Multiple tiers of care on one campus

Out of our Cincinnati assisted living and memory care partners, over 75% feature some combination of independent living, assisted living, and memory care, and 21% offer on-site skilled nursing. These communities that integrate multiple types of care offer residents the ability to seamlessly transition to a support level that fits them if their needs change, making it ideal for aging in place. These communities also offer more variety among residents, meaning more opportunities for friendships and social engagement without an individual’s specific level of need posing a barrier.

As assisted living can often cost less per month than memory care, multitiered communities may also enable seniors in the beginning stages of dementia to move into assisted living and then transfer to memory care when they need to, conserving their financial resources as much as possible.

Community amenities in Cincinnati assisted living and memory care

Our partner assisted living and memory care communities in Cincinnati offer an array of luxury accommodations, such as the following:

  • Beauty salons/barbershops
  • TV and movie lounges
  • Outdoor patios
  • Gyms/fitness centers
  • Libraries/media centers
  • Dining areas
  • Cafes/bistros
  • Bars/pubs
  • Central fireplaces

Cincinnati memory care facilities generally offer the same types of amenities as assisted living, with additional offerings to meet the unique needs of seniors with memory loss. Cincinnati memory care communities usually feature the following:

  • Alert systems to prevent wandering and elopement
  • Activities and recreational programs designed to support cognitive function
  • Indoor and/or enclosed outdoor walking spaces

Apartment amenities in Cincinnati assisted living and memory care

Cincinnati assisted living and memory care community residents enjoy private living accommodations with convenient appliances and safety features like the following:

  • Private balconies or patios
  • High-speed internet
  • Kitchenettes
  • Wheelchair-accessible showers
  • Bath tubs
  • Multiple floor plan options
  • Ground floor units
  • Cable or satellite TV

Personal care services in Cincinnati nursing homes

Residents of Cincinnati senior living can get the most out of their golden years with the many personal care and service offerings provided daily. From dignified personal care to errands and home upkeep, senior care services in Cincinnati usually include most or all of the following:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication management
  • Diabetic care
  • Mobility assistance
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Housekeeping and maintenance
  • Management staff on-site
  • Transportation services
  • Laundry, linen, and dry cleaning
  • Planned social events and recreational activities
  • Grocery and errand services

Cincinnati nursing homes services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Cincinnati nursing homes communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Cincinnati, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select care services in Cincinnati nursing homes

Nursing homes communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of nursing homes partners in Cincinnati that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
Cincinnati, OHNational
Full medication management
Full medication management
48%
2.4%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
49.3%
9.5%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
82.7%
26%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
86.7%
26.6%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
64%
9.8%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
36%
0.8%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
77.3%
22.8%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
62.7%
7%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
56%
17.3%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%
*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in Cincinnati nursing homes

Our community partners provide many services to keep residents with dementia or other memory concerns safe and engaged. Below, take a look at what percentage of Cincinnati Nursing Homes partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Cincinnati, OHNational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
54.7%
3.8%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
40%
0.2%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
44%
5.4%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
14.7%
1.2%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Cincinnati nursing homes

Nursing homes communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Cincinnati partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Cincinnati, OHNational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
38.7%
0.5%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
40%
1.4%
No sugar
No sugar
33.3%
1.4%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
36%
3.5%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dining options in Cincinnati nursing homes

Our nursing homes communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Cincinnati communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Cincinnati, OHNational
Professional chef
Professional chef
44%
0.2%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
50.7%
0.5%
Room service
Room service
41.3%
0.4%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
24%
0.7%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select programs and activities in Cincinnati nursing homes

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered nursing homes communities in Cincinnati offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Cincinnati, OHNational
Activity director
Activity director
49.3%
0.4%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
22.7%
0.2%
Community service programs
Community service programs
28%
0.3%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
62.7%
6.4%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
49.3%
0.4%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
57.3%
6.5%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
46.7%
0.4%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
41.3%
0.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
45.3%
0.3%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
50.7%
0.4%
Live performances
Live performances
49.3%
0.4%
Dances
Dances
34.7%
0.2%
Fitness center
Fitness center
33.3%
0.3%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
50.7%
0.4%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

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37,561

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Cincinnati

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12% of seniors are age 65 and older within the Cincinnati population
$35,827

Mean retirement income for Cincinnati seniors 65 and older[18]

Health care for seniors in Cincinnati

Cincinnati is home to several state-of-the-art teaching hospitals and medical centers.

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The Christ Hospital

The Christ Hospital is ranked No. 1 in Cincinnati and No. 5 in the state of Ohio, according to U.S. News and World Report. It’s nationally ranked in 14 procedures/conditions, and in four adult specialties, including cardiology. The Christ Hospital has been offering compassionate expert medical care to the Cincinnati metropolitan area for over a century.

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St. Elizabeth Edgewood Hospital

St. Elizabeth Edgewood Hospital is ranked No. 2 in Cincinnati and No. 1 in Kentucky, according to U.S. News and World Report. St. Elizabeth is high performing in several procedures and offers exceptional orthopedic care, cardiovascular care, cancer care, and more.

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Bethesda North Hospital

The third-highest ranking hospital in Cincinnati, according to U.S. News and World Report, Bethesda North is a teaching hospital with a Level III trauma center. Bethesda North is a general medical and surgical hospital that is high performing in 10 adult specialties.

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Transportation for seniors in Cincinnati

Out of A Place for Mom’s Cincinnati assisted living and memory care partners, 78% offer complimentary and/or at-cost transportation services. Prescheduled transportation is often complimentary, while on-demand transportation services may have an additional cost. Transportation costs will depend on the individual community’s policies.

The Cincinnati downtown area is known for being quite walkable, so most errands in the area can be done on foot. As your loved one and their caregiver get further out from the city center, however, they may want to rely on a car or public transit. They might also enjoy the free Cincinnati streetcar, which loops through the heart of the city and provides access to many of downtown’s most popular attractions.

Cincinnati’s public transportation system is called Go Metro, and it covers several bus routes. Passengers can browse routes in the Cincinnati area or search by popular destinations. Go Metro’s buses are all in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, so Ohio individuals with disabilities can ride, even with their wheelchair or a service animal. If a person’s disability makes buses inaccessible even with these accommodations, they can instead use Cincinnati’s Access rideshare program, which offers vans that are designed for passengers with special needs.

Senior activities in Cincinnati

Cincinnati is full of fun attractions for everyone, including its growing senior population. Below, find highlights of area attractions, family-friendly fun, dining options, dementia-friendly activities, and more.

Cincinnati dining

Cincinnati is a hub of diverse cuisine options, from pizza to waffles to artisan seafood. Cincinnati is most famous for its chili, with the world-renowned Skyline brand. As an added bonus, seniors and their families can enjoy many dining options from restaurants with rooftop seating or floor to ceiling windows that offer panoramic views of this city’s beautiful skyline.

Cincinnati family-friendly attractions

Cincinnati has a wide array of entertainment for the entire family, right within its walkable downtown area. Some of the city’s most popular downtown attractions include the following:

Cincinnati residents and visitors can take in performances from the city’s symphony orchestra, ballet, Broadway Cincinnati, opera, Shakespeare in the Park, and so much more. For families on a budget, Cincinnati has a ton of exhibits and historical sites that are free to the public.

Cincinnati activities for seniors with memory loss

Cincinnati has great events that seniors with dementia, their loved ones, and their caregivers can participate in. Scripps Gerontology’s Opening Minds through Art is a program designed for seniors with memory loss to reconnect with their own abilities through art. The Cincinnati Art Museum features accessibility programs designed for individuals with various special needs, including programs for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association Cincinnati chapter offers support groups, educational programs, fundraisers, and more events for seniors with dementia and their families.

Frequently Asked Questions

Legacy Living of Florence, Trustwell Living at Fairfield Place and StoryPoint Fairfield are the top-rated Nursing Homes facilities near Cincinnati, OH. These Nursing Homes facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Nursing Homes in Cincinnati is $4,997 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. Genworth. (2022, June 2). Cost of care survey.

  2. A Place for Mom. (2022 – 2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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

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

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

  6. Ohio Department of Aging. Assisted living Medicaid waiver program.

  7. Ohio Department of Aging. PASSPORT.

  8. Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Home and community based waiver.

  9. Residential Care Facility, Ohio Revised Code § 3701.16 (2018).

  10. Department for Aging and Independent Living. The Commonwealth of Kentucky. (2022). Assisted living communities.

  11. Nursing Homes, Ohio Revised Code § 3701.17 (2018, January 1).

  12. Health Services and Facilities, Kentucky General Assembly § 902 KAR 20 (2021).

  13. Assisted Living Communities, Kentucky Revised Statutes § 194A.717 (2023).

  14. Assisted Living Communities, Kentucky Revised Statutes § 194A.705 (2023).

  15. Assisted Living Communities, Kentucky Revised Statutes § 194A.703 (2023).

  16. Assisted Living Communities, Kentucky Revised Statutes § 194A.7052 (2023).

  17. Health Services and Facilities, Kentucky General Assembly § 902 KAR 20.031 (2021).

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

  19. U.S. News and World Report. (2023). Best hospitals in Cincinnati.

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1.

Genworth. (2022, June 2). Cost of care survey.

2.

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

3.

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

4.

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

5.

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

6.

Ohio Department of Aging. Assisted living Medicaid waiver program.

7.

Ohio Department of Aging. PASSPORT.

8.

Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Home and community based waiver.

9.

Residential Care Facility, Ohio Revised Code § 3701.16 (2018).

10.

Department for Aging and Independent Living. The Commonwealth of Kentucky. (2022). Assisted living communities.

11.

Nursing Homes, Ohio Revised Code § 3701.17 (2018, January 1).

12.

Health Services and Facilities, Kentucky General Assembly § 902 KAR 20 (2021).

13.

Assisted Living Communities, Kentucky Revised Statutes § 194A.717 (2023).

14.

Assisted Living Communities, Kentucky Revised Statutes § 194A.705 (2023).

15.

Assisted Living Communities, Kentucky Revised Statutes § 194A.703 (2023).

16.

Assisted Living Communities, Kentucky Revised Statutes § 194A.7052 (2023).

17.

Health Services and Facilities, Kentucky General Assembly § 902 KAR 20.031 (2021).

18.

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

19.

U.S. News and World Report. (2023). Best hospitals in Cincinnati.