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The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Ashland, OH for 2024

There are 5 Assisted Living Facilities in the Ashland area, with 4 in Ashland and 1 nearby.

The average cost of assisted living in Ashland is $4,198 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,895. Cheaper rated regions include Mansfield with an average starting cost of 3,776.

To help you with your search, browse the 86 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Ashland. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Ashland 4.78 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Wadsworth with an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Ashland

Home to an annual balloon festival, rolling hills and small-town rustic charm, Ashland, Ohio is a relaxing, friendly place for seniors to call home. About 18.5% of Ashland's 20,000 residents are age 65 or older, and there are three assisted living facilities within city limits along with another in nearby Mansfield to accommodate this population.

Throughout the state, including in Ashland, assisted living facilities are regulated by the Ohio Department of Health and classified as Residential Care Facilities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Ashland

  • Ashland has distinct seasons, including hot summers and winters that bring an average of 35 inches of snow per year. Families looking at assisted living facilities in the area should ask about what protections are in place to keep residents comfortable year round and the kinds of indoor activities provided during inclement weather.
  • The Ashland area is home to world-class medical facilities, including University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Ashland has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Ashland County Council on Aging, an organization that provides transportation services, legal services and local trips for seniors, as well as the Ashland Senior Citizen Center.
  • Seniors living in Ashland should feel relatively safe. The city has a violent crime rating of 12.1, much lower than the national average of 22.7.
  • For such a small city, Ashland has an impressive array of cultural activities for seniors. The Ashland Symphony Orchestra and Ashland Regional Ballet put on regular performances that seniors might enjoy.
  • Ashland has a cost of living 19.7% lower than the national average. Healthcare costs, a particular concern for many seniors, are 21.3% lower than the average across the U.S., which can help local seniors on a budget manage their expenses.

Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

Paying for Assisted Living in Ashland

Assisted Living costs in Ashland start around $4,198 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 Ashland 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.

Cities in Ohio

Ashland

$4,198

US

$4,000

Mansfield

$3,664

Wooster

$3,605

Willard

$3,570

Medina

$3,226

Wadsworth

$3,000

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Ashland

Medicaid-eligible seniors living in an assisted living community in Ashland may qualify for the Assisted Living Waiver program operated by the Ohio Department of Aging. This program covers room and board at a licensed assisted living facility for qualified seniors.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Ohio page.

Financial Assistance in Ohio

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 Ohio page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Ashland

Ashland 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 Ashland, please visit our Assisted Living in Ohio page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Ashland

Ashland-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Ohio are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Ohio page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations in Ohio

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Larry

I visited this facility

Review of St Martin Assisted Living-Martin House

The tour I had of St Martin Assisted Living-Martin House was a good experience. The staff was very nice, and the rooms were very adequate and very nice. It was a small place, so they didn't have a...

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Sue Haim

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of St Martin Assisted Living-Martin House

“Mom is very happy at Martin House. When she presses her call button, someone responds very promptly. And with a smile! The food is good and her only complaint is “They give me too much!” Our...

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friendly runner

I visited this facility

Review of Brethren Care Village

I have been to Brethren Care Village several times to visit family and attend activities. The staff is always friendly and willing to help. They are also very well organized and efficient in...

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