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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $3,798 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 12 assisted living facilities in Stark County and 26 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Stark County, OH
For senior seeking the good life, complete with a full continuum of care, homelike surroundings and independence, look no further than the Carlton Regency in Canton, Ohio.
Call 1-800-991-9257 for details
Providing high quality assisted living and memory care to Ohio seniors, The Landing at Canton is a conveniently located in an urban area near parks, malls, shops and restaurants.
Brookdale Alliance is a full-service senior community offering personalized assisted living care and amenities, addressing the unique needs of our residents.
We are delighted to introduce you and your family to Danbury's fine senior living residence in Massillon. Our community offers amenities that today's seniors expect for comfort, support, and security – near Legends Golf Course and Massillon/Perry Township border. Danbury…
Surrounded by the lush woodlands and rolling plains of eastern Ohio, residents of Brewster Parke enjoy the serene beauty of nature while living in Brewster Parke. For those that prefer a more urban lifestyle, the nearby cities of Cleveland and…
Residents enjoy their active and independent lifestyle here at Hospitality House. They just need to relax and enjoy their retirement. No need to worry about the laundry and housekeeping, we will take care of it.
Bel Air Senior Living Community is a charming and comfortable senior community that has been serving the Alliance area since 1952. Our motto is, “Our family taking care of your family.” Our residents receive levels of care ranging from 24…
Our community offers amenities that today's seniors expect for comfort, support, and security. We operate with an innovative philosophy – one that promotes optimal health and vitality while making each resident's choices our priority. We focus on individual happiness and…
Chapel Hill Community is an assisted living facility in Canal Fulton, OH that offers residents assisted living options and daily support services. Contact Chapel Hill Community for more details on housing, services, and rates.
Canton Regency is a great independent and assisted living community. This community is perfect for residents who desire independent living but still need access to 24hr nursing care. The nursing staff are experienced and able to help transition residents to assist living when needed. The assisted living residents are a...Read more Canton Regency reviews
The Assisted Living area used to be so good, but there have been significant problems in the past 15 months, beginning with a scabies infestation that was not dealt with properly.Employee turnover has been a big problem, with two of the most experienced and long-standing nurses being replaced by young inexperienced nur...Read more Canton Regency reviews
I liked Canton Regency the best. You can have a suite, which would just be one big room, a bath, and a little kitchenette, or a bedroom, big living room, bath, and kitchenette. It was really nice. The person who showed us around was very nice. The place was very nice, clean, wasn't as expensive, and it was in a good ar...Read more Canton Regency reviews
Canton Regency was very nice. The only problem there is they only take private pay. The person who toured us was very accommodating and even served us lunch. The dining area was nice. Some people were playing cards when we were there. They also had crafts and exercising.Read more Canton Regency reviews
I like how they prepare the food in Canton Regency Assisted Living. The residents can go down to the cafeteria to eat. Every day they have a bus or van that takes them to the drug store to pick up their prescriptions, or another day they take them to stores like Walmart so they can do their shopping or whatever. The gr...Read more Canton Regency reviews
This cozy Brookdale community is charming with access to walking paths and nice courtyards. The community is very bright, open and inviting. The activities are perfect for assisted living residents and they include outing as well as onsite entertainment. The activities director is very focused on activities that are va...Read more Brookdale Canton reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, assisted living costs in Stark County ($3,798) are about $200 lower than the national average ($4,000) and $500 below the Ohio state average of $4,278. Costs here are slightly higher than in some nearby cities, such as Cleveland ($3,400) and Youngstown ($3,600), but considerably less than others, in particular, Akron ($4,560) and Mansfield ($4,530). Assisted living costs moderately more in the state capital of Columbus ($4,170) and Toledo ($4,300).
Note: Data for senior care costs in Stark County wasn’t available, so data for the city of Canton was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Senior care costs are influenced by location, the type of care needed and specific services provided. Nursing homes provide 24-hour skilled nursing care and other specialized services, which is largely why costs in these facilities are over $3,000 more per month than assisted living. Homemaker services cost about the same as assisted living, while home health aide costs are somewhat higher. When comparing options, it’s important to note that seniors are responsible for household operating expenses on top of in-home care costs. This isn’t the case with assisted living, since facility fees usually include room and board.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
The federal- and state-funded Medicaid program was established in 1965 to guarantee essential health care services to low-income Americans of all ages. In Ohio, the Department of Medicaid administers the program in accordance with federal laws and regulations. Seniors over age 64 are eligible for an Ohio Medicaid managed care plan that offers a range of benefits, including inpatient/outpatient hospital services, doctors visits, preventive care, prescriptions and transportation.
To qualify for regular Medicaid coverage, Stark County seniors must be U.S. citizens or legal residents with a monthly income below $771 ($1,157 for couples) and less than $2,000 in assets ($3,000 per couple). Medicaid-eligible residents with monthly incomes below $2,313 qualify for long-term care in a nursing home as an entitlement.
For more information about Ohio Medicaid or to apply, contact the Medicaid Consumer Hotline at (800) 324-8680 or visit Ohio Benefits.
Ohio Medicaid Assisted Living Waiver
Ohio Medicaid offers an assisted living waiver program to preserve the independence of elderly residents and delay or prevent nursing home placement. The waiver covers the cost of services such as personal care, housekeeping, laundry, social and recreational programs, on-site response, nursing care and meals in certified, licensed residential care facilities for seniors who:
Exempt assets include a principal home valued at less than $585,000, furnishings, personal effects, a burial trust and one vehicle. Income from all sources counts toward the limit. Exceptions are made for married couples if only one spouse applies for the waiver. The non-applicant spouse is entitled to a minimum maintenance needs allowance of $2,057.50 per month and a resource exemption of $126,420 in jointly owned assets.
Enrollment in the ALW program requires submitting an application and completing telephone screening and an in-person assessment, after which financial eligibility is determined. Over-income applicants may have to pay a monthly amount toward the cost of services. The program is not an entitlement, and enrollment is limited, so seniors may have to wait for an available slot.
Residential State Supplementation
Stark County residents who qualify for or receive SSI benefits may be entitled to supplemental payments from the state of Ohio to reduce their rent or room-and-board costs in an assisted living facility.
To receive these additional monthly benefits, applicants must be age 60 or older and:
To learn more about the RSS application process call (855) 777-6364 or visit OhioMHAS.
Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension Top-Up
Senior veterans and their surviving spouses currently receiving a regular VA pension may be eligible for supplemental Aid and Attendance benefits that can go toward assisted living room and board. To qualify, applicants must be 65 or older or disabled and an honorably discharged wartime veteran. Additionally, they must meet one of these criteria:
Qualifying assistance needs and disabilities don’t have to be related to military service. However, those currently receiving a VA disability pension aren’t eligible for A&A benefits. The application and determination process is often complicated and quite lengthy, but approved benefits may be paid retroactively.
For more information and assistance with filing an application, contact the Stark County Veterans Service Commission at (330) 451-7457.
Stark County is home to numerous senior centers offering an array of programs and planned activities. Depending on the center, the offerings may include home-style weekday meals, crafts, bingo, card games, dance and exercise classes, movies, concerts and fun-filled group outings. Seniors can also receive wellness checks, legal aid and income tax assistance. The Stark County website features a complete list of senior centers so residents can find one nearby.
Direction Home, the Akron/Canton Area Agency on Aging, connects Stark County seniors with a wide range of services. The agency’s goal is to ensure the highest quality of life for older residents through advocacy, information, assessments and referrals to available programs, supports and long-term care options.
Direction Home Area Agency on Aging
550 Corporate Woods Parkway, Uniontown, Ohio 44685
The Louis Stokes VA Outpatient Clinic meets the health care needs of area veterans with primary care, mental health, radiology and lab services. The local Vet Center offers counseling, and the County Veterans Service Commission provides aid with benefit applications, financial and transportation assistance.
Louis Stokes VA Outpatient Clinic
733 Market Ave. S, Canton, OH 44702
(330) 489 – 4600
Stark County Vet Center
601 Cleveland Ave. N Suite C, Canton, OH 44702
Stark County Veterans Service Commission
2955 Wise Ave. NW, Canton, Ohio 44708
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