59 Assisted Living Communities in Cincinnati, Ohio
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 63 assisted living facilities in Cincinnati and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Cincinnati, OH
- Assisted Living: $4,998
- Nursing Home Care: $7,528
- In-home Care: $4,195
- Adult Day Health Service: $1,560
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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in Cincinnati
July 29, 2023
Our Dad is 89 years old and tells us daily how much he enjoys living here. He was in the military and appreciates order and cleanliness. You’ll find that here, no odors and neat as a pin! We like that he has so many choices for meals! The food is good and plentiful. You won’t find new shiny marble floors, but shiny floors never took care of anybody and our Dad gets exceptional care. The process was good with the tour and our time with Tina. Nobody is kinder and she too loves the residents!
October 9, 2020
My mother is in New England Club Cincinnati and I'm very very pleased with it. She's getting superior assisted care, and the people are very accommodating. It's a beautiful facility and I'm very pleased with it for her right now. I'm pleased that they allowed me to come in as a caregiver during the COVID. It really made a difference with my mother, and I don't think I would have kept her anywhere if I couldn't see her. They have strict guidelines too. You can't go in without taking a temperature or questionnaire every time. With the COVID, they cut out some of the amenities to keep everybody safe, and I wasn't too happy about that.
October 4, 2020
We have chosen The Wellington at North Bend Crossing, and mom will be moving there on Monday. We're impressed by it; the apartment is very spacious. All the activity areas, the dining areas are well decorated and very spacious, really modern, nice looking, and very clean. The staff are exceptional; it seemed to be well suited for her needs, and it's perfect for her.
October 2, 2020
We went to Northgate Park. It was very nice; I was very impressed by it. But we felt that my mom was beyond the care that she would get there. It seemed to be more of a retirement community than somebody that would meet the needs that my mom has. We weren't allowed inside because of covid, so she just took us around the outside, and she took us into one of the rooms, which was very nice, everything was all well-kept, and it looked like it's brand new, very clean, and I'm very impressed with it.
April 13, 2020
The Seasons is excellent. The move-in committee was great and responsive. We have a beautiful apartment that's on the ground floor, which we're happy we chose because our relatives can look through the window and wave at my mother. She has a one-bedroom apartment, but there's a variety. They have a beauty salon. She's in a wheelchair and the activities committee could do a better job of involving all residents, especially those who are not mobile.
February 20, 2020
My mother is at Northgate Park. The care is fine and her room is very nice and clean. They have several activities and they offer to come get her, but she doesn't choose to participate. She has everything in her room. The staff treats her well. She's OK with the food, and they come get her for all three meals. This facility has the best price point. It goes up based on what you need. They have a lot of different rooms, a living room, and a kitchenette area large enough if you want to have a birthday party in it, and it has sinks and refrigerators. They have a room where they can watch a movie, they have a physical therapy room or an exercise room, a beauty salon, and a very large and very nice dining room which you see almost right away when you walk in. They keep it very clean. It felt very warm, and it had a comfort level there that made me feel like I found the right place.
December 16, 2019
Evergreen Retirement Community was nice but they did not have facilities like a full nursing home. Also it was much further from my house; I wanted something closer that I could run over and visit. They showed me the assisted living and memory care area. The apartments were large and nice. They also showed me the main room, which was nice. The dining area was spacious and nice. They had activities for the residents. Overall, it was very nice but it was too far from our house.
December 10, 2018
My husband and I have chosen Evergreen (Evergreen Retirement Community). We liked the fact that they provided some meals. We also liked that they clean the place once a week. They provide transportation to doctors. They have a swimming pool, pool room, tennis court, movie night, and places to play games. The staff provides excellent service. Our room is a two-bed, two-bath, with a washer and dryer, and a kitchen. The place just needs to be updated. We had lunch there and it was good.
December 6, 2018
Over a year ago, my mother was going in the right direction as much as she could given her condition. With the overall change in management, I feel they failed her. And not because family wasn\'t present. Someone was there at least 5 out of 7 days. The aides for the most part were good to her. The highest paid nurses in the building are 100% horrible. If your loved one can\'t speak for themselves, this is not the place for them.
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Assisted Living Costs in Cincinnati
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).
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Medicaid in Ohio
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:
- Be a U.S. citizen, legal alien or permanent resident
- Be an Ohio resident
- Have an annual household income under $16,146 for an individual or $21,892 for a couple
- 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:
- Have a monthly income of no more than $2,313 for an individual ($4,626 for couples)
- Have no more than $2,000 in assets for an individual or $3,000 per couple (a primary home and a vehicle are exempt from this requirement)
- 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.
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Community and Senior Centers in Cincinnati
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
(513) 761-7500 Anderson Township Senior Center
7970 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45255
(513) 474-3100 Marielders Senior Center
6923 Madisonville Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45227
Community Assistance Agencies
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
(513) 721-1025 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
(513) 946-3300 Cincinnati VA Medical Center
3200 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220
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