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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,998 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 38 assisted living facilities in Cincinnati and 27 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Cincinnati, OH
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Evergreen Retirement Community is a community designed to be the ideal home for seniors looking to enjoy a relaxing retirement without the hassle of life’s daily tasks.
Resting amidst the mature greenery of its three and a half acre grounds, Amber Park is a retirement community that provides a relaxing and healthy environment for seniors.
Nestled among some of Cincinati’s finest communities, Brookdale Finneytown, is a caring and nurturing environment for assisted living and Alzheimer's/dementia care.
The Kenwood by Senior Star is a progressive and inviting retirement community in Cincinnati, Ohio, with independent living, assisted living, and memory care components.
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Renaissance West at North Bend Crossing, located in Cincinnati, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.
For Ohio seniors seeking an affordable, independent lifestyle that includes the peace of mind that comes with the availability of a continuum of care, Mallard Cove Senior Living is the place to call home.
At The Lodge we offer several independent & assisted living floor plans from studios, one and two-bedroom apartments. Pricing is all inclusive: rent, meals, housekeeping, cable, utilities, transportation, activities, security and more...making us one of the best values in town!…
Providing a secure, comfortable and caring home for seniors in need of assisted living and memory care, Carriage Court of Kenwood is a vibrant residential retirement community.
There is a place for you or your loved one at Traditions at Camargo in Madeira, Ohio that centers around friendships and family, a life filled with independence and purpose, tender and trusted care when and how you need it…
A non-profit senior living community in Cincinnati Ohio where residents can have an active, healthy and happy lifestyle is Cottingham Retirement Community. Here residents have everything that they need.
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Across the street from the Eastgate Mall with easy access to downtown Cincinnati, Eastgate Village is an inviting retirement community that offers an escape from home ownership.
Welcome to The Christian Village at Mt. Healthy, a neighborly community that is devoted to placing you at the center of our care. We invite you to find joy, contentment and a caring, welcoming family in a relaxed, faith-filled atmosphere.…
When families are seeking a community that can provide the specialized memory care their loved one needs to live a fulfilling life, they can trust Wellspring Health Care Center.
Located in Cincinnati’s Hyde Park neighborhood, Deupree House offers residents an amazing place to call home. You have a choice of rental only or community fee options, and there are no long term contracts. Regardless of the option you choose,…
Whether you're looking for a senior retirement community boasting independent living or assisted living, or if a loved one needs Alzheimer's care or rehabilitation, Marjorie P. Lee is continuing care retirement community, located in Cincinnati's Hyde Park neighborhood, which provides…
Triple Creek Retirement Community is proud to offer exceptional health and hospitality services in Cincinnati, Ohio, a city where when it comes to things to do, the possibilities are endless! Our residents can catch a Major League baseball game, immerse…
Sutton Grove is a beautiful senior's community that feels like home and where staff know everyone by their first name and treat everyone like they are part of one big, happy family.
Refund Plan: Declining Balance over 100 mos. Access to Assisted Living and Nursing Care on discounted Fee-For-Service basis. Also offer 90% refund for new cottages with higher Entrance and Monthly Fees.
Refund Plans: 90% of Entrance Fee; Declining Balance ove 50 mos. (Price: 45% avg. of Entrance Fee). Also offer Rental Plan. Priority access to Assisted Living and Nursing Care on discounted Fee-For-Service basis.
Amber Park has scenic gardens and amazing views. This facility has some of the best outdoor areas with plenty of areas for residents to sit and enjoy the sunshine. There are also plenty of shaded areas for residents as well. On the inside Amber Park is clean and spacious with good amounts of natural light. I would cert...Read more Elmcroft of Deer Park reviews
Amber Park is located in a reserved neighborhood with charming green landscaping. This community offers memory care, assisted and independent living. The community offers a peaceful library as well as a non-denominational chapel. Transportation services are available to entertain the residents as well as provide assist...Read more Elmcroft of Deer Park reviews
After my husband became ill and our children live in California. One of the best decisions we made was for me to move to The Season's in Cincinnati. It is a beautiful campus and facility. The residents are congenial and the caring staff is the best I have ever experienced. If a problem does arise it is always address...Read more Seasons reviews
I have been to your facility to see a friends love one. I was so pleased to find how great the care was at the Courtyard. The facility was clean and didn't smell. The staff was so friendly and helpful. When talking with Tim Twitty one of the housekeepers I asked him why he worked at the Seasons. He said he loved helpin...Read more Seasons reviews
When I walk in the door I am almost always greated by the same person- I've come to know all of the faces at Seasons and they are all welcoming with a smile. My mother lives at the Seasons in Independent Living but I know that Assisted Living is not far off. My family and I are happy to know that as her needs change, t...Read more Seasons reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, the average cost of assisted living in Cincinnati is $1,000 more than the national average at $4,998 and $720 more than the state average of $4,278. It’s one of the costliest cities in Ohio for assisted living expenses, second only to Dayton at $5,300. It’s significantly more expensive than the comparatively sized city of Cleveland ($3,400), as well as the much smaller community of Springfield ($3,093).
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
Senior care services can vary widely depending on the type of care provided. In Cincinnati, the cost of a semiprivate room in a nursing home is $2,500 more per month than assisted living, while in-home services, such as homemakers and home health aides, are substantially less at $4,195. In-home services don’t typically include living expenses such as rent, property taxes or utilities, while residential facility costs usually do. These costs need to be taken into account when deciding on the best type of care for a senior’s situation.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
The Ohio Medicaid program is available to residents of all ages who meet certain income thresholds. Ohio Medicaid is set up as a group of managed care programs serving specific demographic groups such as infants, children, families, the elderly and the disabled. These managed care programs offer preventive health care, medical professional services, hospital and outpatient services, prescriptions, transportation and medical equipment. To qualify, adults must:
Help for seniors in assisted living facilities is covered under the Ohio Medicaid Home and Community-Based/Long-Term Care waiver, detailed below.
To apply for Medicaid, visit Ohio Benefits online or call the Medicaid Consumer Hotline at (800) 324-8680.
Assisted Living Waiver
The Assisted Living waiver is a Medicaid program that covers specific services in participating assisted living facilities, including housekeeping, skilled nursing and daily living activities such as bathing and medication administration. The waiver is available to seniors who need a nursing level of care but wish to remain in an assisted living facility. To be eligible, applicants must:
This program is not an entitlement, and not all assisted living facilities accept the waiver, so there may be a waiting list for available spots. Participants are responsible for paying room and board; the waiver only covers the cost of support services.
For more information on the Assisted Living waiver program, visit the Ohio Medicaid website or download this PDF offered by the Ohio Department of Aging. Anyone wishing to apply for the waiver should contact the Ohio Area Agency on Aging or call (866) 243-5678.
Ohio’s Residential State Supplementation program offers additional financial assistance to residents who are enrolled in Medicaid and live in certain types of residential facilities, such as group homes, adult foster homes and assisted living establishments. Medicaid in Ohio only covers the cost of care services; enrolled residents and their families are responsible for paying room and board. RSS helps pay these costs for low-income residents. To be eligible, participants must:
The Residential State Supplement Program is administered by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. For more information call (614) 752-9316.
Seniors and their families who need immediate assistance to pay for long-term care can apply for a bridge loan through Elderlife Financial Services. They offer up 12 months for repayment and are a convenient option for seniors who are waiting for the sale of a home or benefit approval.
Multiple borrowers can apply for one loan, making credit scores less important in the approval process. The age and health of a senior doesn’t factor into approval either since family members usually apply on their behalf. Contact Elderlife Financial at (888) 228-4500 for more information.
The Cincinnati Recreation Commission runs numerous senior programs that offer activities including aerobics, sports, dance and crafts for residents 50 and over at more than 20 recreational centers throughout the city. Their meal program provides nutritional lunches to residents 60 and over at select centers. Visit the CRC website for information on Cincinnati’s recreational centers including contact information, amenities available and the senior programs.
There are also several independently run senior centers in Cincinnati that offer meals, legal support, social activities, field trips and art classes. These facilities help seniors stay active and engaged in their communities.
Mayerson JCC Senior Center
8485 Ridge Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Anderson Township Senior Center
7970 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45255
Marielders Senior Center
6923 Madisonville Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45227
Cincinnati has several organizations that assist seniors and their families with navigating the myriad services available to them.
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
175 Tri County Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45246
Cincinnati Area Senior Services
644 Linn St, Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203
Cincinnati has a robust VA health and medical system in place to help elderly veterans with physical and mental health care, referrals and benefit information.
The Hamilton County Veterans Service Commission
230 E. 9th St, Rm 1100, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Cincinnati VA Medical Center
3200 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220
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