Canton, Ohio, is home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and is located about 24 miles south of Akron and just 60 from the metropolis of Cleveland. It’s home to around 70,500 people, and approximately 14.6% of those residents are seniors ages 65 and older. With plenty of amenities and parks and a low cost of living, Canton has plenty to offer seniors looking for assisted living.

Assisted living is a great option for seniors who want to have ready access to support staff or who need help with the tasks of daily living, such as meal preparation or laundry, but still want to live as independently as possible. Seniors looking for assisted living facilities in Canton, Ohio, can expect to pay around $4,633 per month, according to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This is around $300 more than the average for Ohio and the United States as a whole.

This guide to assisted living in Canton covers what you can expect to pay for services and how that compares to surrounding cities, the pros and cons of retiring in Canton and local resources and organizations for seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Canton, OH

2013, 2015, 2016

Brookdale Canton

1119 Perry Drive North West, Canton, OH, 44708

Brookdale Canton is located in Canton, Ohio, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum. This senior living community is situated close to Sippo Lake Park, … (read more)
Brookdale Canton is located in Canton, Ohio, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum. This senior living community is situated close to Sippo Lake Park, … (read more)

2015, 2022

The Landing of Canton Assisted Living & Memory Care

4550 Hills and Dales Rd NW, Canton, OH, 44708

We toured the place we were going to send my mother-in-law to, which is called The Landing of Canton Assisted Living and Memory Care. It was wonderful that’s why we picked on that day to go ahead and … (read more)
We toured the place we were going to send my mother-in-law to, which is called The Landing of Canton Assisted Living and Memory Care. It was wonderful that’s why we picked on that day to go ahead and … (read more)

Sanctuary Grande

850 Applegrove Street NE, Canton, OH, 44721

Sanctuary Grande is a senior assisted living facility located in Canton, Ohio. Visitors comment on the nice rooms with five different layouts and sizes to choose from. Loved ones appreciate the option … (read more)
Sanctuary Grande is a senior assisted living facility located in Canton, Ohio. Visitors comment on the nice rooms with five different layouts and sizes to choose from. Loved ones appreciate the option … (read more)

Allay Senior Care of Meyers Lake

3328-3332 13th St. NW, Canton, OH, 44708

Allay Senior Care of Meyers Lake, is located in Canton, Ohio, close to I-77, allowing easy access to Akron. Relatives appreciate the home-like atmosphere of this facility, and they also praise the com … (read more)
Allay Senior Care of Meyers Lake, is located in Canton, Ohio, close to I-77, allowing easy access to Akron. Relatives appreciate the home-like atmosphere of this facility, and they also praise the com … (read more)

The Canton Regency Senior Living Residences

4515 22nd St NW, Canton, OH, 44708

I liked the different programs, and the apartments that The Canton Regency Senior Living Residences have. The apartments were nice and big. The staff was friendly. The food was good. They have compute … (read more)
I liked the different programs, and the apartments that The Canton Regency Senior Living Residences have. The apartments were nice and big. The staff was friendly. The food was good. They have compute … (read more)

Canton Christian Home

2550 cleveland avenue, nw, Canton, OH, 44709

Canton Christian Home provides senior assisted living and nursing care in Canton, Ohio. The facility is conveniently located on 25th St. NW close to Meyers Lake. Residents and loved ones praise the ho … (read more)
Canton Christian Home provides senior assisted living and nursing care in Canton, Ohio. The facility is conveniently located on 25th St. NW close to Meyers Lake. Residents and loved ones praise the ho … (read more)

2016

The Inn at Belden Village

3927 38th street nw, Canton, OH, 44718

The Inn at Belden Village was a little bit older than the other place we visited. There are a lot more residents, and it didn’t seem as personal. It’s a nice facility, and the rooms were nice. They’re … (read more)
The Inn at Belden Village was a little bit older than the other place we visited. There are a lot more residents, and it didn’t seem as personal. It’s a nice facility, and the rooms were nice. They’re … (read more)

Glenwood Care and Rehabilitation

836 34th street, n.w., Canton, OH, 44709

The rooms don’t get cleaned by the housekeeper who they have on staff, my friend does there own cleaning!! I had a few people on staff, who are not very pleasant with my friend and they make her cry a … (read more)
The rooms don’t get cleaned by the housekeeper who they have on staff, my friend does there own cleaning!! I had a few people on staff, who are not very pleasant with my friend and they make her cry a … (read more)

McKinley Health Care Center

800 Market Avenue North, Canton, OH, 44702

Dark and uninviting. Although there are several employees I have witnessed who indeed very much care for those in the facility, there are far too many who do not. Unsanitary conditions resulting in a … (read more)
Dark and uninviting. Although there are several employees I have witnessed who indeed very much care for those in the facility, there are far too many who do not. Unsanitary conditions resulting in a … (read more)

Heritage Villas

905 Pittsburg Ave NW, North Canton, OH, 44720

I toured Heritage Villas yesterday. It’s a different kind of facility compared to the others. It’s more of a group home. It’s set up like a house, they have a common dining room, and then people have … (read more)
I toured Heritage Villas yesterday. It’s a different kind of facility compared to the others. It’s more of a group home. It’s set up like a house, they have a common dining room, and then people have … (read more)

Danbury in Massillon

2550 University Drive SE, Massillon, OH, 44646

Danbury in Massillon was nice, not quite as nice as the other place we visited, but it was very comparable. They had a patio, a craft area, an exercise area, salons, laundry, and a small snack bar typ … (read more)
Danbury in Massillon was nice, not quite as nice as the other place we visited, but it was very comparable. They had a patio, a craft area, an exercise area, salons, laundry, and a small snack bar typ … (read more)

The Inn at University Village

2650 Ohio State Drive Southeast, Massillon, OH, 44646

The Inn at University Village is a pretty nice facility, my dad is doing well there and we’re hoping that maybe in a month or two, he’ll be able to go back to independent living. He moved into their a … (read more)
The Inn at University Village is a pretty nice facility, my dad is doing well there and we’re hoping that maybe in a month or two, he’ll be able to go back to independent living. He moved into their a … (read more)

Windsor Medical Center

1454 E. Maple St., North Canton, OH, 44720

Windsor has done such a great job with my Dad who lives in their assisted living facility. We had been to another facility in Canton for a brief stay of a few month before Dad moved to Windsor. It s … (read more)
Windsor has done such a great job with my Dad who lives in their assisted living facility. We had been to another facility in Canton for a brief stay of a few month before Dad moved to Windsor. It s … (read more)

Amherst Meadows

1610 First Street Ne, Massillon, OH, 44646

My sister-in-law is at Amherst Meadows, and it’s been a very positive experience with them. The place is very clean and well taken care of. The nurses are always available on short notice to help if t … (read more)
My sister-in-law is at Amherst Meadows, and it’s been a very positive experience with them. The place is very clean and well taken care of. The nurses are always available on short notice to help if t … (read more)

St. Luke Lutheran Community – North Canton

220 applegrove street, northeast, North Canton, OH, 44720

The assisted living at Saint Luke Lutheran Home was brand new. I think they’ve only opened about a month when I was there, so there weren’t too many residents yet. They were still getting their feet u … (read more)
The assisted living at Saint Luke Lutheran Home was brand new. I think they’ve only opened about a month when I was there, so there weren’t too many residents yet. They were still getting their feet u … (read more)

Sprenger Health Care Of Massillon

205 Rohr Ave NW, Massillon, OH, 44646


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Canton

In Ohio, the Bureau of Regulatory Operations within the larger Ohio Department of Health is responsible for overseeing assisted living communities, also known as residential care facilities (RCF). This office keeps a record of all RCFs in the state and is responsible for ensuring these facilities abide by all the pertinent laws.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Canton

  • Canton has a host of hospitals and medical facilities. Mercy Hospital is part of the Cleveland Clinic health care system, and Aultman Hospital was ranked as No.10 in the state. Seniors also have access to the Summa Health system in neighboring Summit County as well as dozens of doctors’ offices, urgent cares and medical facilities in Canton and the surrounding areas.
  • One of the biggest advantages of retiring in Canton is the extremely low cost of living. It’s around 25% lower overall to live in Canton than the average U.S. city, and health care is around 18% lower in this area than the national average.
  • The Northeast Ohio area experiences all four seasons, which can benefit seniors who enjoy the spring flowers and beautiful fall foliage. However, it also means that summers can be warm, with the average July high coming in at 83 degrees F, and winters are cold and snowy, with January lows around 20 degrees F and 39 inches of snow per year on average.
  • Seniors can take advantage of Canton’s public transportation through SARTA. It takes riders to and from common destinations, including the hospitals, the Belden Village shopping area and the public library branches. Seniors over the age of 65 are also eligible for a discounted pass.
  • The Canton area does have higher crime rates for both property and violent crime when compared to the rest of the country. The U.S. average rate for violent crime is 22.7 while Canton’s is 51.7, and the national average for property crime is 35.4 while Canton’s is 74.5. However, most of the crime is in the downtown area, and assisted living facilities in Plain Township, Jackson Township and North Canton are in decidedly safer areas. Assisted living facilities also have security measures in place to ensure the safety of their residents.

Paying for Assisted Living in Canton

According to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, assisted living costs an average of $4,633 per month in Canton. The state of Ohio is $4,350, and the national average is $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Canton’s monthly cost for assisted living is only a few hundred dollars more than the state and national averages of $4,350 and $4,300, respectively. However, at $4,633 per month, Canton’s assisted living costs are some of the most expensive in the area, with only Akron having higher costs at $4,875. In the Northeast Ohio area, Cleveland comes in cheaper than Canton at $3,950 per month. On the eastern Ohio/West Virginia border, Youngstown’s assisted living averages $4,038.

$4633

Canton

$4350

Ohio

$4300

The United States

$4875

Akron

$3950

Cleveland

$4038

Youngstown

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

While there are several assisted living facilities in Canton, there are other options for seniors as well. Homemaker and home health aide services are both slightly cheaper at just $4,338 per month, and adult day care is only $975 per month in this area. A nursing home is the most expensive option, with a semiprivate room running around $6,540 and a private room coming in at $7,604 per month.

$4338

Homemaker Services

$4338

Home Health Aide

$975

Adult Day Health Care

$4633

Assisted Living Facility

$6540

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7604

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost date for Canton was not available, so data for the Canton area was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Canton

Seniors in Ohio who can use a state Assisted Living Waiver or the residential state supplement program to help pay assisted living costs.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Canton

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 Canton

Canton has several resources and organizations for seniors who may need assistance. These services help seniors with matters such as understanding Medicare benefits, applying for government assistance, and taking advantage of any veterans benefits.

ResourceContactService
Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities(800) 421-7277The Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities is an organization run through the Ohio Department of Aging. It helps connect seniors with other area resources in Stark County as well as the surrounding counties.
Stark County Veterans Service Commission(330) 451-7457The Stark County Veterans Service Commission is the local agency for veterans. It helps connect veterans and their dependents with local resources, including those that can assist with health care and finances. They also help people understand veterans’ benefits and what they’re entitled to.
Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program(866) 243-5678The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program helps Ohio seniors, including those in Canton, access fresh, nutritious vegetables and fruit to supplement their diets. To be eligible, seniors need to be at least 60 years old and may need to meet certain income requirements.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Canton

Canton-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 Canton