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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,400 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 7 assisted living facilities in Cleveland and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Cleveland, OH
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For seniors seeking quality care in a homelike setting, The Woodlands of Shaker Heights offers a cozy bed-and-breakfast style décor that creates a relaxing, close-knit atmosphere.
Nestled in a suburb of Cleveland, Sunrise at Parma has beautiful grounds and elegant interiors, providing a prime setting for our quality assisted living and memory care services.
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A non-profit assisted living and retirement facility, McGregor offers its residents a longstanding reputation of excellence. For over a century, McGregor has been servicing the needs seniors in the greater Cleveland area. McGregor’s sprawling senior living community is located on…
Refund Plans: Declining Balance; 50% Refund also available (Price: higher Entrance Fees and lower Monthly Fees). Assisted Living and Nursing Care on Fee-For-Service basis.
This community has several staff members available to greet you when you walk through the entry. The challenge is they are not very friendly nor willing to answer questions. The staff seemed busy and unable to have a friendly or supportive relationship with the residents. The care seems average but the care staff seems...Read more Sunrise At Parma reviews
There are upsides and downsides to Sunrise at Parma. Some of the upsides to this facility are that the building is lovely and has very nice outdoor areas. There’s a nice sitting area beneath a gazebo where residents can sit and enjoy the sun. Inside the building is quite clean and well managed as well. Some of the down...Read more Sunrise At Parma reviews
Judson Manor feels a lot like a castle. This large facility is very urban, but still manages to offer fairly good outdoor areas (there’s even a fountain) and plenty of nice places for residents to sit and relax. Judson Manor feels very regal and really reminded me of a Victorian castle. The building has very interestin...Read more Judson Manor reviews
The Woodlands of Shaker Heights is structurally a beautiful community. It provides a historical Shaker Heights feel on the exterior of the community but the indoor decor is slightly dated. Upon entering the building it was very quiet, the residents were sitting in the lounge area and there were not a lot of activities ...Read more The Woodlands of Shaker Heights reviews
When touring this community the staff lacked customer service skills and could benefit from knowing more about the community. The staff seemed bothered by the additional care that some residents needed. The community was inviting, clean and free from odor. The residents seemed to be bored and in need of social stimulat...Read more The Woodlands of Shaker Heights reviews
I like McGregor because it's clean and the staff is nice. My father has a studio apartment and it's spacious and nice. They have activities, trips that they go on, and physical therapy. They provide meals, but my father does his own meals since he's in independent living.Read more McGregor reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, Cleveland’s average monthly cost for assisted living is $600 less than the national average of $4,000 and $878 less than Ohio’s state average of $4,278. Cleveland is one of the least expensive cities in the state for assisted living; only Springfield, at $3,093 per month, is lower. Cleveland is substantially cheaper than the comparatively sized city of Cincinnati ($4,998) as well as the much larger city of Columbus ($4,170).
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
The cost of senior care depends on the type of care needed, the location and the number of service hours required. In Cleveland, the cost of nursing home care in a semiprivate room is more than double the cost of assisted living. In-home care, such as home health aides and homemaker services, is also substantially more expensive than assisted living. The cost of in-home care does not include living expenses such as rent, food, utilities, or property taxes, while the cost of residential facilities usually does. Families need to factor in these costs when making decisions about a long-term care plan.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Ohio Medicaid is structured as a group of separately managed care programs that supply health care to specific groups including families, children, the disabled and the elderly. It provides services such as prescriptions, medical equipment, transportation, preventive care and assistance with daily living activities such as dressing, bathing and meal prep. It is available to low-income Ohio residents of any age. To be eligible, adults must:
Visit the Get Coverage website or call the Medicaid Consumer Hotline at (800) 324-8680 for more information or to apply.
This Medicaid waiver helps pay for certain types of services in participating assisted living facilities for seniors who need a nursing home level of care but prefer to receive this care in an assisted living facility. The types of services covered include skilled nursing care, light housekeeping and daily living activities like bathing, dressing, medication management and grocery shopping. The waiver only covers the cost of care services; participants are responsible for paying room and board costs themselves. It is not an entitlement, and not all assisted living facilities participate in the program, so there are limited spots available and facilities may have a waiting list.
To qualify, applicants must:
Visit the Ohio Medicaid website or download this PDF offered by the Ohio Department of Aging for more information on Ohio’s Assisted Living Waiver Program. Contact the Ohio Area Agency on Aging or call (866) 243-5678 to apply.
The Residential State Supplementation program run by the state of Ohio provides financial assistance to residents with few resources. Medicaid enrollees with very low incomes who reside in residential and group homes such as assisted living establishments, nursing homes and group care homes like adult foster care are eligible for the supplement. It pays the room and board portion of fees at residential facilities, which residents are usually responsible for paying themselves as Medicaid only covers the cost of care services. Enrolled seniors can receive a cash supplement up to $606 for an individual or $1,359 per couple.
To qualify, participants must:
To apply for RSS, call (614) 752-9316 or visit the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services website for more information.
Cleveland’s Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, known as PACE, provides assistance such as health care, physical therapy, social services, transportation, home-delivered meals and skilled nursing care outside of nursing homes. Seniors who are enrolled in a PACE program can receive this assistance at home or in a residential care facility. They and their families work with an interdisciplinary team to develop a personalized plan of care. To be eligible, participants must be:
Participants who are eligible for Medicaid and Medicare may receive PACE services at no cost. Residents who make over a certain income threshold or are not eligible for Medicaid will pay a monthly premium.
The U.S. Veterans Affairs Administration runs a supplemental cash program called Aid and Attendance (A&A) that increases a veteran’s monthly pension if they meet certain conditions. To qualify, veterans must meet one of the following conditions:
Veterans Affairs requires applicants to submit documentation of at least 90 days of active, wartime service and an honorable discharge. The financial requirements for eligibility are complicated, so applicants are encouraged to contact their local VA benefits office for assistance in applying to the program or call (800) 827-1000 for more information.
Cleveland’s Department of Aging has a robust system of programs to assist elderly residents with maintaining active, social lives in their communities. These programs can help find long-term care housing, get assistance with home repairs, arrange transportation and social outings, apply for benefits, take exercise and activity classes and more. Visit the Department of Aging’s website for more information on these programs.
City of Cleveland Department of Aging
75 Erieview Plaza, 2nd floor, Cleveland, OH 44114
The Rose Centers for Aging Well run 7 senior centers in Cleveland that offer home-delivered meals, transportation assistance, financial counseling, service coordination and social activities to area seniors. Location and contact information for these senior centers can be found on their website. They also provide a free monthly newsletter which lists the activities and programs they offer. Visit their web page to subscribe.
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
11890 Fairhill Rd, Cleveland, OH 44120
Cleveland’s VA system offers services such as outpatient care, referrals, and benefits information to elderly veterans. To apply for benefits, contact the VA’s Cleveland Regional Office at (800) 827-1000.
Cleveland VA Medical Center
10701 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106
Cleveland Vet Center
5310 1/2 Warrensville Center Rd, Maple Heights, OH 44137
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