Once a major industrial area along a busy railroad line, Boardman is now a suburban community within the city of Youngstown. The more than 8,000 seniors who live in this neighborhood enjoy great air quality, low rates of violent crime and an affordable cost of living with reasonable taxes. 

Seniors in Boardman who are unable to handle activities of daily living on their own may choose to live in the area’s assisted living facilities. These senior communities offer help with housekeeping, laundry, medication, grooming and other duties as well as room, board and amenities. The average cost for assisted living facilities in Boardman is $4,038 per month. Older adults who require more help than an assisted living community can offer, such as round-the-clock medical supervision, may need to move into a nursing facility. Older adults who don’t require any assistance are better off in their own homes or independent living communities.

This guide contains further information about the cost of assisted living in nearby cities and the pros and cons of living in Boardman for seniors. Families can contact the resources to get help with a variety of topics related to long-term care. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Boardman, OH

The Inn at Walker Mill

8060 South Avenue, Boardman, OH, 44512

My dad lives in The Inn at Walker Mill. It’s a beautiful community and it was built in 2008. Everybody seems friendly and pleasant there, and the residents seem grateful. When I go there to visit stra … (read more)
My dad lives in The Inn at Walker Mill. It’s a beautiful community and it was built in 2008. Everybody seems friendly and pleasant there, and the residents seem grateful. When I go there to visit stra … (read more)

Beeghly Oaks

6505 Market St., Boardman, OH, 44512


Canfield Place

2300 Canfield Road, Youngstown, OH, 44511

Canfield Place is in Youngstown, Ohio, the county seat of Mahoning County. This facility offers one-bedroom apartments with in-room kitchenettes. Residents enjoy sharing meals in the dining room with … (read more)
Canfield Place is in Youngstown, Ohio, the county seat of Mahoning County. This facility offers one-bedroom apartments with in-room kitchenettes. Residents enjoy sharing meals in the dining room with … (read more)

Whispering Pines Village

937 East Park Avenue, Columbiana, OH, 44408

My mom has lived at Whispering Pines Village for 3 years. She has blossomed here. She has made some wonderful friends and enjoys sitting outside with them and visiting most of all. She loves the ca … (read more)
My mom has lived at Whispering Pines Village for 3 years. She has blossomed here. She has made some wonderful friends and enjoys sitting outside with them and visiting most of all. She loves the ca … (read more)

Brookdale Salem Ohio

1916 South Lincoln Avenue, Salem, OH, 44460

I like the friendliness of Brookdale Salem, and I just got a good feel about it. I have an African grey parrot, and they were very encouraging of bringing him. Katrina was outstanding: very friendly, … (read more)
I like the friendliness of Brookdale Salem, and I just got a good feel about it. I have an African grey parrot, and they were very encouraging of bringing him. Katrina was outstanding: very friendly, … (read more)

Windsor Estates Assisted Living

5240 Windsor Way, New Middletown, OH, 44442

My mother-in-law moved into Windsor Estates Assisted Living. She’s doing well. She just got out of isolation, and she’s doing her first activity today. She said the staff is wonderful, and the food is … (read more)
My mother-in-law moved into Windsor Estates Assisted Living. She’s doing well. She just got out of isolation, and she’s doing her first activity today. She said the staff is wonderful, and the food is … (read more)

Omni West Assisted Living

3259 Vestal Rd., Youngstown, OH, 44509

Omni West’s general appearance seemed older and dated from the outside, but inside, they seemed to have updated it. The director was very good. She was friendly, very nice, and accommodating. She gave … (read more)
Omni West’s general appearance seemed older and dated from the outside, but inside, they seemed to have updated it. The director was very good. She was friendly, very nice, and accommodating. She gave … (read more)

Liberty Arms Assisted Living

1353 Churchill Hubbard Rd., Youngstown, OH, 44505

I’m currently in Windsor House at Liberty Arms Assisted Living Residence. They have terrible management. Rude, arrogant, arbitrary, capricious, and acting with actual malice. The rooms are fine, the f … (read more)
I’m currently in Windsor House at Liberty Arms Assisted Living Residence. They have terrible management. Rude, arrogant, arbitrary, capricious, and acting with actual malice. The rooms are fine, the f … (read more)

The Blackburn Home

6 Botsford Street, Poland, OH, 44514


Antonine Village

2675 N. Lipkey Road, North Jackson, OH, 44451

I highly recommend this home to send your loved ones to. I am still kinda new here being here for 6 months. This is a home away from your real home but your loved ones will have a new family here. Eve … (read more)
I highly recommend this home to send your loved ones to. I am still kinda new here being here for 6 months. This is a home away from your real home but your loved ones will have a new family here. Eve … (read more)

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Shepherd of the Valley – Niles

1500 Mckinley Avenue, Niles, OH, 44446

Located in a residential area of Niles, Ohio, Shepherd of the Valley is within close proximity to local shopping, restaurants and parks, as well as Route 422 and I-80. Residents praise the excellent c … (read more)
Located in a residential area of Niles, Ohio, Shepherd of the Valley is within close proximity to local shopping, restaurants and parks, as well as Route 422 and I-80. Residents praise the excellent c … (read more)

Park Vista of Youngstown

1216 5th Ave, Youngstown, OH, 44504

When my husband gets to be that far along in his little journey, Park Vista is probably where we would choose. First of all, we have people from our church that are there. It’s a completely differen … (read more)
When my husband gets to be that far along in his little journey, Park Vista is probably where we would choose. First of all, we have people from our church that are there. It’s a completely differen … (read more)

Wickshire SL of Poland

335 West McKinley Way, Poland, OH, 44514

My mom is in Wickshire SL Poland and it is a good place. They’re really attentive to the residents and it’s clean. The food is good and it’s all homemade. The staff is real nice, knowledgeable, and ca … (read more)
My mom is in Wickshire SL Poland and it is a good place. They’re really attentive to the residents and it’s clean. The food is good and it’s all homemade. The staff is real nice, knowledgeable, and ca … (read more)

Inn at Ironwood

6699 Ironwood Boulevard, Canfield, OH, 44406

The Inn at Ironwood was a nice place, and the staff was nice. They seemed to have a lot of activities. They had a sitting room, a TV room, and a balcony. My aunt was there and they decorated for Chris … (read more)
The Inn at Ironwood was a nice place, and the staff was nice. They seemed to have a lot of activities. They had a sitting room, a TV room, and a balcony. My aunt was there and they decorated for Chris … (read more)

Levy Gardens

584 granada avenue, Youngstown, OH, 44505

Levy Gardens is a Jewish assisted living facility located in Youngstown, Ohio, near the Robert E. Hagan Memorial Highway. Residents and visitors refer to Levy Gardens as a beautiful place with plenty … (read more)
Levy Gardens is a Jewish assisted living facility located in Youngstown, Ohio, near the Robert E. Hagan Memorial Highway. Residents and visitors refer to Levy Gardens as a beautiful place with plenty … (read more)

Grace Woods Salem Assisted Living

1166 Benton Road, Salem, OH, 44460

I had a family member living at Gracewoods. The facility is very clean and the staff is friendly and treated my mother well. I always felt good when I left for the day because I never had to worry tha … (read more)
I had a family member living at Gracewoods. The facility is very clean and the staff is friendly and treated my mother well. I always felt good when I left for the day because I never had to worry tha … (read more)

Meridian Arms Living Center

650 south meridian road, Youngstown, OH, 44509

Meridian Arms Living Center, a small community of 70 rooms, is nestled in a huge wooded area of Youngstown, Ohio, and is located close to Mill Creek Metro Park. Not far from the downtown area, it has … (read more)
Meridian Arms Living Center, a small community of 70 rooms, is nestled in a huge wooded area of Youngstown, Ohio, and is located close to Mill Creek Metro Park. Not far from the downtown area, it has … (read more)

The Inn at Poland Way

6501 Poland Way, Poland, OH, 44514

We chose The Inn at Poland Way because they had an opening when we needed it. My mother-in-law’s room was brand new, the place was brand new, and the people were extremely nice. When we first walked i … (read more)
We chose The Inn at Poland Way because they had an opening when we needed it. My mother-in-law’s room was brand new, the place was brand new, and the people were extremely nice. When we first walked i … (read more)

The Inn at Christine Valley

3150 South Schenley, Youngstown, OH, 44511

The Inn at Christine Valley is located on a sprawling nine acres on the west side of Youngstown, Ohio. Residents and their families give The Inn’s two-story assisted living community glowing reviews … (read more)
The Inn at Christine Valley is located on a sprawling nine acres on the west side of Youngstown, Ohio. Residents and their families give The Inn’s two-story assisted living community glowing reviews … (read more)

Victoria House

5295 Ashley Circle, Austintown, OH, 44515

Victoria House sits on five acres of landscaped grounds in the heart of Austintown, Ohio. This location provides residents with quick access to historic Mill Creek Park and Austintown Plaza Shopping C … (read more)
Victoria House sits on five acres of landscaped grounds in the heart of Austintown, Ohio. This location provides residents with quick access to historic Mill Creek Park and Austintown Plaza Shopping C … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Boardman

Assisted living facilities, or residential care facilities (RCFs), in Boardman are regulated by the Ohio Department of Health. Every RCF must comply with the licensing and inspection requirements described in Chapter 3721 of the Ohio Revised Code and Chapter 3701-16 of the Ohio Administrative Code. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Boardman

  • In terms of housing, utilities and transportation, Boardman is an affordable place for seniors to reside. The overall cost of living is 25.3% lower than the national average and 7.9% lower than the Ohio average. Boardman also has lower living costs than nearby Youngstown. 
  • Affordability in Boardman is complemented by Ohio’s friendly tax policies for low-income seniors. Social security benefits are exempt from state income tax. Income from retirement accounts and pensions is taxed at a progressive rate ranging from 0% to 4.797% for every dollar earned over $221,300.
  • The air quality in Boardman is very good, so seniors can enjoy local parks and outdoor recreational activities without worrying about the air harming their health. The American Lung Association gives the area an A for ozone pollution and a passing grade for particle pollution. 
  • Boardman has 258 physicians per 100,000 people, which is 48 higher than the national average. According to the BestPlaces Health Cost index, medical services in the area are 16.9% less expensive than the national average. This census-designated place also has a hospital, St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, and several other facilities are located just a short distance north in central Youngstown.  
  • While the rate of property crime in Boardman is quite high, rates of violent crime are nearly half the national average. Seniors and families concerned about safety can find assisted living facilities in the area that make security a high priority by installing high-tech surveillance and access control features. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Boardman

The Genworth Cost of Care Survey collects information about senior care costs throughout the United States, and it shows that the average cost of assisted living in Boardman is $4,038 per month. This is about $300 less per month than the Ohio average and about $260 less than the national average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Some of the lowest assisted living costs in the region are in Boardman. While the average cost is slightly less in nearby Cleveland at $3,950 per month, assisted living is significantly more expensive in Canton at $4,633 per month and Akron at $4,875 per month. Erie in Pennsylvania is less than an hour away from Boardman. The average cost of assisted living there is $4,315 per month. 

$4038

Boardman

$4350

Ohio

$4300

The United States

$3950

Cleveland

$4633

Canton

$4875

Akron

$4315

Erie, PA

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living facilities in Boardman have an average price that’s very similar to 40 hours a week of homemaker services. Assisted living is less expensive, however, than home health aides, which cost an average of $4,385 per month. This is due to the light medical care provided by this service. The most affordable type of senior care in Boardman is adult day health care at $1,192 per month. Nursing homes offer the highest level of care, so they are the most expensive. The average is $7,300 for a semiprivate room and $8,365 per month for a private room. 

$4004

Homemaker Services

$4385

Home Health Aide

$1192

Adult Day Health Care

$4038

Assisted Living Facility

$7300

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$7300

Nursing Home (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Boardman was not available, so data for the closest city, Youngstown, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Boardman

Low-income Boardman seniors who need help with assisted living costs may be able to get help from one of Ohio’s two programs, the Assisted Living Waiver Program and MyCare Ohio.

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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 Boardman

Seniors and families who need help with issues related to assisted living may find the following free resources useful. These programs provide direct assistance or refer families to other useful community organizations. 

Resource

Contact

Service

(330) 505-230

Provided by the Direction Home of Eastern Ohio, which is the Area Agency on Aging for the region, the long-term care consultations program helps seniors and families locate assisted living facilities that meet their needs and budget. In addition to offering valuable information about long-term care in the area, agents can perform at-home inspections to determine each senior's specific needs. Medicaid eligible adults may qualify for the assisted living waiver, which partly pays for care in a facility. 

(330) 743-1168

Easterseals of Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana provides door-to-door transportation services for seniors in Boardman. This program helps adults in long-term care facilities get to medical appointments and social activities while providing assistance when needed for seniors with mobility problems. While a donation of $2.50 per ride is suggested, anyone who can't afford the fare can ride for free. 

(330) 480-5078

Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office operates a Senior Citizens Unit to protect vulnerable adults in Boardman from abuse, neglect and exploitation. They respond to initial reports and coordinate a response in conjunction with local and state agencies. The unit also works with other community organizations to improve the lives of seniors through education, planning, cooperative strategies and support services.

(330) 740-2450

Eligible veterans can contact Mahoning County's Veterans Service Commission for a wealth of services, including those related to assisted living. These include benefits applications, emergency financial assistance, transportation to VA medical centers and general information and guidance. Seniors in Boardman can use their pensions as well as Aid & Attendance benefits to help pay for assisted living.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Boardman

Boardman-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Ohio