Assisted Living in Cambridge
Cambridge Place1480 Deerpath Dr., Cambridge, OH
Astoria Place of Cambridge8420 georgetown road, Cambridge, OH
Cardinal Place163 Meadow Park Drive, Cambridge, OH
Victorian Oaks1480 Deerpath Dr, Cambridge, OH
At A Glance
There are 4 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Cambridge is $5,200 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Cambridge
Cambridge, Ohio, is not named after Cambridge in England, but rather after the city in Massachusetts that's named after the city in England, which is where most of the town's early settlers came from. Cambridge has four assisted living communities, all of which are regulated by the Ohio Department of Health’s Office of Health Assurance and Licensing. This state body inspects sites to ensure high-quality care and minimum standards for seniors' independence and health. Residents in Ohio's residential care facilities can expect room and board, as well as help with activities of daily living (ADLs) like dressing and personal care. Staff also provide 24-hour supervision and emergency response for residents, if needed.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Cambridge
Weather in Cambridge swings between mild summers and chilly winters. December-January lows here dip as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit, while summer highs generally top out at 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainfall of 56 inches a year can raise allergens that trouble some seniors with asthma, especially in spring.
Cost of living in Cambridge is close to the national average. Groceries here cost about 4 percent less than the median cost in America, while seniors who pay for health care generally pay 3 percent less.
- State income tax rates in Ohio run from 0.495 to 4.997 percent, with up to 3 percent more charged by local communities. SSI and retirement income may be exempt, which helps seniors on fixed incomes manage costs. Aging citizens who shop for most items can expect to pay 6.5 to 8 percent extra in sales tax.
Cambridge's crime rates are generally high, compared with both the state and national averages. Rates across categories are about double the national median here, though 24-hour staffing in assisted living communities tends to keep seniors safe.
- Public transportation in Cambridge is in the hands of South East Area Transit (SEAT), which offers seniors discounts on regular fares and a convenient dial-a-ride service that can help them keep medical appointments that come up on short notice.
- The Cambridge area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Cambridge
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Cambridge start around $3,800 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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge
Aging citizens who qualify for Medicaid with no co-pay might get help paying for assisted living through Ohio's Assisted Living Waiver program. There is also a residential state supplemental available from the state.
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 Cambridge
Cambridge 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.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Cambridge
Cambridge-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.