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Assisted Living in Columbus, OH

The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,170 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 19 assisted living facilities in Columbus and 23 in surrounding areas.

  • Assisted living: $4,170
  • Nursing home semiprivate room: $7,330
  • In-home care: $4,195
  • Adult day health services: $1,560

Friendship Village Columbus

5800 Forest Hills Blvd
Columbus, OH

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Welcome home to Friendship Village Columbus It’s about finding friends who share your interests. It’s about living close to what is important to YOU… family, friends, shopping, culture, sporting pursuits or educational institutions. It’s about finding a community that offers…

The Woodlands of Columbus

5380 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH

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You will find a vibrant and relaxed lifestyle at the Woodlands of Columbus where residents experience modern amenities, services and a packed calendar of activities.

Bickford of Scioto

3500 Riverside Drive
Columbus, OH

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Sunrise on The Scioto, nestled along a riverbank in Columbus, is a beautifully appointed assisted living community that also provides memory care to those with Alzheimer’s.

Chestnut Hill Senior Living

5055 Thompson Road
Columbus, OH

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Brookdale Chestnut Hill is an inviting assisted community in northeast Columbus near family-style dining, shopping and Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park.

Brookdale Westerville

6377 Cooper Road
Columbus, OH

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Brookdale Westerville, located in Columbus off I-270, provides exceptional assisted living care, honoring our seniors’ desire for independence and individuality.

Whetstone Rehabilitation Center

3700 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH

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If you or someone you love needs assisted living, post-hospital rehabilitation or nursing services, you want a provider you can trust, and these providers are at Whetstone Garden & Care Center.

Danbury in Columbus

2870 Snouffer Road
Columbus, OH

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We are delighted to introduce you and your family to Danbury's fine senior living residence in Columbus. Our communities offer amenities that today’s seniors expect for comfort, support, and security. Danbury Senior Living operates with an innovative philosophy – one…

Brookdale Trillium Crossing

3500 Trillium Crossing
Columbus, OH

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Brookdale Trillium Crossing located in Columbus, is a convenient and beautiful retreat for active seniors, offering a stunning array of amenities, engaging activities, and superlative care.

Creekside at the Village

2200 Welcome Place
Columbus, OH

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An assisted living community located in Columbus Ohio that offers upscale living, elegant and lavish homes for active seniors age 55 and above is Creekside at the Village.

First Community Village

1800 Riverside Drive
Columbus, OH

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At First Community Village, we make our residents and their needs a priority. From our diverse independent living options to the services and amenities we offer, everything we do is meant to provide you with the lifestyle you deserve. As…

Gardens of Scioto

433 Obetz Road Suite 200
Columbus, OH

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Our caring staff works with residents to customize a daily schedule based on each person’s needs and preferences. The Gardens of Scioto provides a comfortable, cozy, inviting atmosphere that feels like home. Our residents are encouraged to participate in daily…

Kensington Place Retirement Community

1001 Parkview Blvd
Columbus, OH

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Welcome to Kensington Place Retirement Community There's no better place for seniors than Kensington Place, the choices, amenities, and sense of community really make retirement living worthwhile. We've built our community with active senior living in mind! We take care…

Cherry Blossom Senior Living

79 Blossom Field Blvd
Columbus, OH

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CHERRY BLOSSOM SENIOR LIVING is part of the Traditions Management family of communities. Traditions Management is one of the Midwest’s leading senior care providers. Each of our senior living communities provides an atmosphere that supports independence and self-esteem along with…

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Polaris Retirement Community

9180 Antares Avenue
Columbus, OH

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Living Options - Independent Living and Assisted Living We understand that the needs of our residents are not one-size-fits-all. We offer both Independent Living and Assisted Living options under one roof. Whether you’re looking the convenient lifestyle of retirement living…

The Forum at Knightsbridge

4590 Knightsbridge Boulevard
Columbus, OH

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The Forum at Knightsbridge offers multiple senior lifestyle options ranging from independent living to skilled nursing care--all in an elegant atmosphere.

Oakleaf Village of Columbus

5500 Karl Road
Columbus, OH

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Oakleaf Village of Columbus, located in Columbus, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.

Willow Brook Christian Home

55 LAZELLE RD
Columbus, OH

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Willow Brook Christian Home, located in Columbus, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.

Worthington Christian Village

165 Highbluffs Blvd
Columbus, OH

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For more than 26 years we have been home to senior adults who appreciate a faith-based, not-for-profit community dedicated to meeting spiritual, physi...

The Ashford on Broad

4801 E Broad Street
Columbus, OH

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The Ashford on Broad is a beautiful independent and assisted living community right at the corner of Hamilton and Broad. At most communities, you either accept less than the quality care you need and deserve or you spend more than…

Reviews of Columbus Assisted Living Facilities

Oakleaf Village of Columbus

Review by Local Professional | Expert

Oakleaf Village offers Independent living and assisted living apartments. Oakleaf is a good option for seniors and families looking for independent living with the option of support. The goal of the community is to keep residents independent but if at anytime the level of care changes the independent living residents ...

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The Forum at Knightsbridge

Review by Loving Daughter | Consumer

Mom was here for over a year before we moved her. She was in the intermediate memory care unit. Most of the residents in this unit needed nursing care not just assisted living. So mom got very little attention or help. They sat her at a table with residents that couldn't feed themselves or communicate. For activitie...

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Whetstone Rehabilitation Center

Review by CM | Consumer

Overall great place. Visit daily and staff is always friendly and answers my questions. I've been and visited several facilities and the staff truly care about the residents.

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Chestnut Hill Senior Living

Review by Local Professional | Expert

Brookdale Chestnut Hill is a beautiful community that is well kept with professional staff in place. The care of the residents is adequate with minimal care concerns voiced at this community. During my visit to the community I did not witness the residents eating a meal or participating in activities but the community ...

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Chestnut Hill Senior Living

Review by Local Professional | Expert

Brookdale Chestnut Hill is a wonderful community inside and outside. When you walk into the community your greeted by the smell of popcorn and friendly staff. The staff are very professional with a desire to work and answer questions of all sorts. The staff are supportive of their menu and inviting guest to stay for ...

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Chestnut Hill Senior Living

Review by Visitor | Consumer

I went to Brookdale. It was fine. I didn’t have any problems with anything there. The girl that took me around was very nice. The studip was fine, clean, and sufficient for what my mother would need. They had a soda and coffee bar for residents and guests available 24 hours a day. The areas were all really nice and cle...

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Map of Columbus Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Costs in Columbus

Assisted living costs in Columbus, per Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, are just above the national average of $4000 and below the state average of $4,278. It’s one of the more affordable cities in the state, on par with the Canton Area ($3,798) and Lima ($4,145), and considerably less expensive than Dayton ($5,300) and Cincinnati ($4,998).

  • Columbus: $4,170
  • National average: $4,000
  • State average: $4,278
  • Dayton: $5,300
  • Mansfield: $4,530
  • Springfield: $3,093
  • Cincinnati: $4,998
  • Lima: $4,145
  • Canton Area: $3,798

Care Cost Comparison

Senior living costs vary greatly depending on the level of care an individual needs. Part-time care, such as adult day health ($1,560), is much less expensive than home health services ($4,195) and assisted living ($4,170), but offers only limited hours. While home health services seem to be in line with assisted living costs, it’s important to consider the added expense of rent or mortgage payments, utilities, upkeep and groceries. These costs are typically included in assisted living fees. Nursing homes are also an inclusive package, but average costs are more than $3,000 over the cost of assisted living.

  • Assisted living: $4,170
  • Homemaker services: $4,195
  • Home health aide: $4,195
  • Adult day health: $1,560
  • Nursing home care (semiprivate room): $7,330

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Columbus

Medicaid in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) can help individuals who have low income and medical needs that go beyond what their income can support. ODM has a network of approximately 130,000 providers who deliver health care to Ohio residents. The agency continues to find new ways to update programs to fit the long-term care needs of those in home and community-based settings.

The ODM has numerous benefits and services, including various types of physicians, urgent care, inpatient and outpatient services, home health, mental health, prescription drugs, transportation, vision, long-term nursing facility and medical supplies and equipment.

To qualify for assistance with medical expenses, applicants must be:

  • Age 65 and older, or legally blind, or have a disability that meets Social Security Income (SSI) requirements
  • A U.S. Citizen or meet Medicaid citizenship requirements
  • An Ohio resident with a valid Social Security number
  • A single senior with an income of less than $771 per month
  • A senior couple with an income of less than $1,157 per month

If an individual qualifies for Ohio Medicaid, their income is reviewed to determine the amount that is invested in the coverage of care. For more information concerning eligibility, call (800) 324-8680 or apply online.

The Assisted Living Waiver Program

The Assisted Living Waiver Program provides personal support and covers the cost of services to individuals who can benefit from an assisted living residence rather than a nursing home facility. The program pays the costs of care for qualified people with Medicaid, allowing the individual to use their resources to cover the room and board expense. The waiver is intended for Ohio residents age 21 and older. Applicants are assessed based on the level of care needed as well as their income and assets.

For questions concerning The Assisted Living Waiver program, please contact the Ohio Department of Aging at (800) 266-4346.

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

Residential State Supplement (RSS) Program

This supplementation program financially assists adults with disabilities and provides services, such as accommodations, personal care services and supervision. Participants must reside in eligible living arrangements to be approved for benefits. Facilities are currently licensed by OhioMHAS, and not all assisted living facilities qualify.

In order to meet the eligibility criteria, individual must be:

  • Age 18 and older
  • Enrolled in Medicaid or eligible
  • Receiving Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Supplemental Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits
  • Receiving treatment in a nursing facility and have plans to be discharged, or meet a protective level of care (which will be confirmed during the determination process)
  • Residing in or transitioning into an eligible living arrangement

For more information regarding the RSS program, please call (614) 752-9316.

MyCare Ohio

This program is for Ohio residents that receive both Medicare and Medicaid benefits and Medicaid-only benefits. MyCare’s primary advantage is that it helps to coordinate care, such as medical, behavioral and long-term care, including services in assisted living facilities. Navigating through all the services that Medicare and Medicaid offer can be overwhelming; MyCare narrows down the benefits that’s suitable to an individual’s needs. The program offers additional services, including transportation, one medical coverage card and person-centered care.

To enroll in MyCare Ohio plan, you must be:

  • Age 18 and older
  • A resident in Franklin County
  • A member of Medicaid and Medicare parts A, B, and D

To speak with a MyCare representative, please call (800) 324-8680.

Assisted Living Resources in Columbus

Senior Centers in Columbus

Senior centers are a wonderful resource for improving seniors well being and gaining access to support groups, learning programs and social activities.

Gillie Senior Center
4625 Morse Center Road, Columbus, OH 43229 
(614) 645-3106

Martin Janice Community Senior Center
600 E 11th Avenue,Columbus, OH 43211 
(614) 645-5954

Barnett Community Center
1184 Barnett Rd., Columbus, OH 43227 
(614) 645-3065

Veterans Affairs

Veterans and their families may find additional financial assistance through the Veterans Administration. Call or visit a facility to find out which benefits are available to you.

Ohio Department of Veteran Services
77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215 
(614)644-0898

Franklin County Veterans Service Commission
280 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215 
(614) 525-2500

Area Agency on Aging

These agencies help prepare seniors and caregivers for long-term care with advice and education concerning senior living, senior housing and help at home.

Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA)
3776 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 645-7250

Franklin County Office on Aging
280 East Broad St, Room 300, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-5230

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