37 Assisted Living Facilities near Ozark, MO
There are 37 Assisted Living Facilities in the Ozark area, with 5 in Ozark and 32 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Ozark is $3,550 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,425.
To help you with your search, browse the 111 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Ozark. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Ozark 3.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Nixa with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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5 Assisted Living Facilities in Ozark, MO
32 Assisted Living Facilities near Ozark, MO
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Ozark
Home to the Smallin Civil War Cave, Ozark, Missouri, is a good choice for seniors interested in history and looking for a quiet community to settle. Over 12 percent of its population are adults age 65 or older, and to help serve this group, Ozark has five assisted living facilities in city limits and 32 more in nearby locations, such as Springfield, Nixa and Branson. Assisted living facilities in Ozark, as with the rest of Missouri, are licensed and regulated by the Department of Health and Senior Services, which also oversees the state's Medicare and Medicaid services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Ozark
- The cost of living in Ozark is 4.5 percent lower then the national average with groceries, housing and assisted living care among the best areas for potential savings. This can make it easier for local seniors and their families to manage a tight monthly budget.
- Ozark boasts a crime index of 15 according to Neighborhood Scout, which means it is 15 percent safer than the average U.S. city. Residents have a much lower chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime — 1 in 424 in comparison to the state average of 1 in 189.
- Located between Springfield and Branson along US-65, Ozark is roughly 30 minutes from the plentiful culture and arts attractions of both cities. Seniors who like history and natural beauty can also tour the local Smallin Cave year-round, including a guided one-hour, stair-free walk.
- Ozark City has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Springfield.
- Retirement income is partially taxed in Missouri, which means seniors and their families have to check with their local county for rules and potential tax breaks. Seniors who earn less then $85,000 annually can enjoy a state tax exemption to their Social Security income.
- As a small community, Ozark has few public transportation options. Seniors who are interested can access a ride share program available for citizens through the Ozark Transportation Organization.
Paying for Assisted Living in Ozark
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Ozark start around $3,550 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Ozark and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Ozark
The Supplemental Nursing Care (SNC) program provided by MO HealthNet gives qualifying individuals a cash benefit, which can be used to help pay the monthly costs of assisted living facilities. Ozark seniors in assisted living may also be eligible for assistance paying Medicare premiums and medical provider payments through Missouri's Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) and Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMAB) programs.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Missouri page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Missouri page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Ozark
Ozark and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Ozark, please visit our Assisted Living in Missouri page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Ozark
Ozark-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Missouri are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Missouri page for more information about these laws.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Ozark
Review of Hopedale Cottage
The tour at Hopedale Cottage was very good. The place was a lot smaller and the rooms are smaller. The place was farther away as well. They have apartment type rooms. Read more
Review of Century Pines Assisted Living
We visited Century Pines Assisted Living. It's dark, dingy, and my wife said she wouldn't leave her dog there. They have a couple of common areas where we saw some people. They also have a cafeteri... Read more
Review of Hopedale Cottage
Hopedale Cottage was just out of our price range, but my wife and I thought that it would have been a good one. The staff was very warm, helpful, gracious, and everything I had hoped for. It's a sm... Read more