24 Assisted Living Facilities near Cleveland, OH
There are 24 Assisted Living Facilities in the Cleveland area, with 19 in Cleveland and 5 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Cleveland is $3,656 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Lakewood with an average starting cost of $3,200.
To help you with your search, browse the 100 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Cleveland. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Cleveland 3.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Lakewood with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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19 Assisted Living Facilities in Cleveland, OH
5 Assisted Living Facilities near Cleveland, OH
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio, has the second largest theatre district in the country and offers an array of exciting things for residents and seniors to do including visiting museums and zoos and going on greenhouse tours. The city is also home to 47,496 seniors, some of whom may benefit from assistance with daily activities. There are 18 assisted living facilities in Cleveland to accommodate these seniors.
People in Cleveland and the rest of Ohio call assisted living facilities Residential Care Facilities (RCFs), which are licensed by the Ohio Department of Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Cleveland
- Cleveland is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership "has made the commitment to actively work toward making their own town, city or county a great place for people of all aged," according to AARP.
- The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) operates the city's public transportation system, which includes a mixture of buses, trolleys and rail lines. Seniors can purchase discounted passes or fares by showing their ID and either a Medicare card or an RTA Senior ID.
- The Cleveland area is home to world-class medical facilities, including University Hospital and Cleveland Clinic - Fairview Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Cleveland and Ohio don't tax seniors on social security income, which could help seniors who rely on benefits to have more money to allocate toward their care.
- Cleveland's cost of living is 77.1, more than 20 points lower than the national average of 100. Seniors living in the city can expect to save money on groceries and healthcare making the area more affordable for seniors with tight budgets.
- Cleveland has four distinct seasons, allowing seniors to enjoy bright-colored bloom in the spring, visits to the lake in the summer, beautiful fall foliage and snow-covered winter scenery. The area receives 40 inches of rain per year, only one inch more than the U.S. average of 39, and 66 inches of snow, 40 more inches than the national average of 26.
Paying for Assisted Living in Cleveland
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Cleveland start around $3,675 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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland
Some Cleveland area facilities accept payments from one or both of the state's financial assistance programs for seniors living in an assisted living community. The Assisted Living Waiver is part of the state's Medicaid program. It helps cover the costs of personal care services for seniors residing in an assisted living facility. Also, seniors who qualify for SSI payments might also qualify for supplemental SSI payments from the state. You can apply for both of these programs through the Cuyahoga County Department of Job and Family Services.
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 Cleveland
Cleveland 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 Cleveland, please visit our Assisted Living in Ohio page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Cleveland
Cleveland-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.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Cleveland
Review of St. Augustine Health Campus - The Towers
St. Augustine Towers was very nice. The studio apartment was so small that you have to almost give up everything you own, but it's really nice. They said there are a lot of activities, like gardeni... Read more
Review of The Woodlands of Shaker Heights
The Woodlands of Shaker Heights was very nice and the people are very caring and told us all the information we needed to know. The apartments were very nice. The dining area and sitting room were ... Read more
Review of The Woodlands of Shaker Heights
The Woodlands of Shaker Heights was in a busier area. I didn't get the friendliness from the people there. Everything was nice and looked clean. It was just more of a sterile environment. It was no... Read more