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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Avon Lake, OH for 2024

 

Located just 15 miles west of Cleveland on the southern shore of Lake Erie, Avon Lake is a welcoming community that offers access to world-class medical facilities and cultural destinations. This city has a large senior community that makes up a fifth of its 26,000 residents and is a favorable retirement destination for those seeking pleasant seasonal weather and a low crime rate. Additionally, there are several hospitals and long-term care facilities in and near Avon Lakes, accommodating the health and personal care needs of its aging population.

Assisted living is one of the more popular long-term care options for seniors who need daily assistance. It includes housing, oftentimes with apartment-style units, daily meals and personalized care plans. Residents have access to daily and weekly recreational activities, and many facilities have indoor and outdoor common areas. On average, seniors in Avon Lakes pay $4,940 per month for this level of care, which is considerably higher than the Ohio norm of $4,635 and the national average of $4,500.

This guide provides more information on assisted living in Avon Lakes, including details on the licensing requirements these facilities follow and common ways many seniors in the city pay for residential care.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Avon Lake

In Avon Lake, assisted living facilities are officially called residential care facilities, and they’re required to obtain licensing through the Ohio Department of Health. This department is responsible for enforcing rules related to caregiver screening and training practices, care planning and personal care and nutrition services. It also publishes information on advocacy and residents’ rights.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Avon Lake

 

  • Seniors in Ohio don’t pay state income taxes on their Social Security benefits. Other forms of retirement income are taxed at rates of up to 3.99%, but credits are available to reduce annual tax bills.
  • Avon Lake doesn’t have its own hospital, but high-performing facilities, such as UH St. John Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital, are located within easy driving distance. Health care costs in this city are about 15% lower than the U.S. average, making Avon Lake a financially viable option for many seniors managing chronic health conditions. While the number of doctors per 100,000 people is about 30% lower than the national norm, assisted living facilities promote access to care by contracting with on-call physicians.
  • Avon Lake is among the cooler places to live in Ohio, with year-round temperatures ranging from 22 to 83 degrees Fahrenheit. Residents may experience noticeable humidity in July, although humidity levels are low throughout most of the year, and the city gets about 38 inches of rain and 52 inches of snow. Fortunately, many assisted living facilities provide escorted transportation services, helping residents complete errands even in rain or snowy conditions.
  • Crime is uncommon in Avon Lake, which may appeal to seniors with safety concerns. On a 100-point index, the city scores 7.2 for violent crime compared to 22.7 nationally, and the rate of occurrences has been consistently low compared to state and national norms for decades. Property crime is a little more common, earning the city a rating of 12.9, but this is still well below the national norm of 35.4. This may make the city a favorable option for prospective assisted living residents.
  • Compared to the rest of Ohio, Avon Lake is an expensive place to live, although the cost of living is modest compared to the nation as a whole. On a 100-point index based on average living costs nationwide, the city scores 96 versus the Ohio norm of 82.7. Housing costs run high, but assisted living may be a financially viable alternative to owning or renting a home.

Paying for Assisted Living in Avon Lake

 

In Avon Lake, average monthly assisted living rates come in at $4,940.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living facilities in Avon Lakes charge $4,940 per month for care and housing, which is several hundred dollars higher than the respective state and national norms of $4,635 and $4,500. Local care costs are among the highest in the region and the state as a whole, with seniors in Youngstown paying comparatively competitive rates of $4,738 and assisted living residents in Lima paying $4,603. In Columbus, monthly care costs are 17% lower than in Avon Lake, and in Springfield, seniors typically pay about 26% less for residential care.

Avon Lake

$4,940

Ohio

$4,635

United States

$4,500

Youngstown

$4,738

Lima

$4,603

Columbus

$4,085

Springfield

$3,660

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living residents in Avon Lake pay $4,940 per month for care, making residential services affordable compared to other senior care types in the city. For example, nursing home residents pay about 70% more per month for skilled care, and older adults who arrange private care at home pay $5,196 per month for in-home care and home health care. The only long-term care option that’s more affordable is adult day health care, which features daytime services in a community environment for $1,788 per month.

In-Home Care

$5,196

Home Health Care

$5,196

Adult Day Health Care

$1,788

Assisted Living Facility

$4,940

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8,395

Note: Data for Avon Lake was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Cleveland, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Avon Lake

Ohio’s Assisted Living Waiver Program can help seniors in need of financial assistance for assisted living in Avon Lake. The PASSPORT Medicaid Waiver program is also an option that helps seniors pay for other services, such as assistance with daily living activities. 

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 Avon Lake

Avon Lake 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 Avon Lake, please visit our Assisted Living in Ohio page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Avon Lake

 

Avon Lake Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Ohio are required to follow. Visit ourAssisted Living in Ohio page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Ohio

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Michele

I visited this facility

Review of Independence Village of Avon Lake

I went several times to Independence Village of Avon Lake. However, they would not take my mother, which was disappointing. The facilities looked nice. They seemed to have a good care staff, but it...

Provider response

Hi Michele, We were so happy that you toured our community! It's great to hear that you found our community beautiful and our staff welcoming. We have an amazing Life Enrichment Director that...

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s.potts

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

Review of Towne Center Community Campus

the place is very nice(to look at ) thats the only good thing about it. my mom was there for 6 days and then i brouht her home. she had no showers in that time, her food was always cold,she couldnt...

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Assisted Living

Cynthia Kay

I visited this facility

Review of Independence Village of Avon Lake

Our family would highly recommend Independence Village! We were very concerned about finding a place for our 91 year old father. Dad needed a spacious place to live, and we were very pleased with...

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