13 Assisted Living Facilities near Barberton, OH
There are 13 Assisted Living Facilities in the Barberton area, with 3 in Barberton and 10 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Barberton is $3,185 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,595. Cheaper nearby regions include Wadsworth with an average starting cost of $3,000.
To help you with your search, browse the 56 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Barberton. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Barberton 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Wadsworth with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Barberton, OH
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Barberton
Barberton, Ohio, got its start as a whistlestop on the great rail link between New York and Chicago in 1890. By 1892, the town had grown so fast (the population having doubled three times in as many years) it got the nickname "the Magic City." The Ohio Department of Health’s Office of Health Assurance and Licensing regulates Barberton's 12 assisted living communities with an eye toward maximizing seniors' independence and privacy. Staff at these facilities provide 24-hour emergency response, help to take medications and general assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs) that have become difficult for their residents to handle alone such as dressing and meal prep. Facilities throughout Ohio are regularly inspected by the department for health, safety and quality of care.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Barberton
- In Barberton, winter lows can drop to 20 degrees Fahrenheit in January. This can be uncomfortable for seniors with COPD or asthma, but the area's mild, 84-degree-Fahrenheit summers make up for the discomfort. Barberton gets about 36 inches of rain a year.
Cost of living in Barberton is not too high by national standards. Health care here costs an average of 92 percent what seniors pay elsewhere in America, though transportation costs can be as high as 7 percent above the national rate.
- Ohio charges a 6.5 to 8 percent sales tax on goods. This can be problematic for seniors who shop for themselves, though the state income tax of 0.495 to 0.497 percent (plus up to 3 percent locally) don't apply to SSI and other types of retirement income.
Barberton's crime rate is close to the national numbers in most categories. Seniors are generally safe here, especially inside their staffed assisted living communities.
- Public transportation in Barberton is handled on a regional level, by the METRO Regional Transit Authority. This service operates bus and rail connections throughout the Akron area, and discounts are available for adults over 60 and those with disabilities.
- The Barberton area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Summa Health System – Barberton Campus, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Barberton
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Ohio
Assisted Living costs in Barberton start around $3,185 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 Barberton 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 Barberton
Ohio offers the Assisted Living Waiver program to aging citizens who qualify for Medicaid as a cost-saving measure to pay for assisted living. The state also has a residential state supplement program available.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Ohio 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 Ohio page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Barberton
Barberton 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 Barberton, please visit our Assisted Living in Ohio page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Barberton
Barberton-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.
Other Options in Barberton, OH
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Barberton
Review of Brookdale Barberton
We visited Brookdale Barberton for my mother. The facility has a good family atmosphere, but it seems to be on the small side. The living space spaces are small, and the facility seems a little run... Read more
Review of Brookdale Barberton
My mother has been a resident for two months. I have been very impressed with the kindness and patience of all staff members. I am also very aware of how hard they work. My mother has at times not... Read more
Review of Brookdale Barberton
A bit about my personal experiences. At one point, did not keep track of my relative and left them outside for multiple hours, in the beginning of July, while they were wearing long sleeve clothin... Read more