With 52,167 residents over the age of 65, seniors make up 14% of Cleveland’s total population. The city has a high ratio of physicians to residents — nearly double the U.S. figure — and its cost of living is more than 25% below the national average and 10% lower than the state average. Of the city’s range of health care options, Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals Medical Center are both ranked nationally in a variety of procedures.

Assisted living is a type of senior care considered a step below nursing home care with regard to the range and intensity of care offered. Generally, facilities’ residents receive assistance with daily living activities such as bathing and dressing, medication management and other support as needed. In Cleveland, most seniors pay about $4,940 a month for assisted living, which is higher than the state and national averages.

This guide covers how the cost of assisted living in Cleveland compares to nearby areas and other types of senior care. Resources that may help seniors pay for care at an assisted living facility or delay care with in-home services are mentioned at the end.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Cleveland, OH

Sunrise At Parma

7766 Broadview Road, Cleveland, OH, 44134

Sunrise at Parma is conveniently located near Broadview Road in Cleveland, a short distance from many restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. The facility does everything possible to ensure resid … (read more)
Sunrise at Parma is conveniently located near Broadview Road in Cleveland, a short distance from many restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. The facility does everything possible to ensure resid … (read more)

Brooklyn Pointe

4800 Idlewood Drive, Cleveland, OH, 44144

Brooklyn Pointe is a home in Cleveland, Ohio, nearby local services nearby include Cleveland Public Library, Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Brooklyn Pointe can aid s … (read more)
Brooklyn Pointe is a home in Cleveland, Ohio, nearby local services nearby include Cleveland Public Library, Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Brooklyn Pointe can aid s … (read more)

The Woodlands of Shaker Heights

16333 Chagrin Boulevard, Cleveland, OH, 44120

The Woodlands of Shaker Heights, located just outside Cleveland, is located a few minutes from Shaker Heights Public Library. Visitors appreciate the proximity to town and the clean, welcoming environ … (read more)
The Woodlands of Shaker Heights, located just outside Cleveland, is located a few minutes from Shaker Heights Public Library. Visitors appreciate the proximity to town and the clean, welcoming environ … (read more)


McGregor Assisted Living

14850 Private Drive, Cleveland, OH, 44112


The Kemper Company

10307 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44102

The Kemper House, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is an assisted living facility for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia. With a supportive staff and a warm, homelike atmosphere, The Kemper House offers … (read more)
The Kemper House, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is an assisted living facility for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia. With a supportive staff and a warm, homelike atmosphere, The Kemper House offers … (read more)

Algart Health Care

8902 detroit avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44102

Algart Health Care is an assisted living facility located next to the waterfront in Cleveland, Ohio. Residents have access to dining, shopping and entertainment through the shuttle service. Family and … (read more)
Algart Health Care is an assisted living facility located next to the waterfront in Cleveland, Ohio. Residents have access to dining, shopping and entertainment through the shuttle service. Family and … (read more)

Broadway Golden Hours

7415 Broadway Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44105

Located just south of downtown Cleveland Ohio, Broadway Golden Hours is a family-owned and operated assisted living facility. Residents are treated with dignity, regardless of the length of their stay … (read more)
Located just south of downtown Cleveland Ohio, Broadway Golden Hours is a family-owned and operated assisted living facility. Residents are treated with dignity, regardless of the length of their stay … (read more)

St. Augustine Towers Assisted Living Residences

7821 Lake Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44102

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 gardening … (read more)
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 gardening … (read more)

St. Augustine Health Ministries

7801 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44102

St. Augustine Towers in Cleveland, Ohio, is located on a bus line, just minutes from a Rapid Transit station. There are also convenience stores, supermarkets and fast food restaurants in the neighbori … (read more)
St. Augustine Towers in Cleveland, Ohio, is located on a bus line, just minutes from a Rapid Transit station. There are also convenience stores, supermarkets and fast food restaurants in the neighbori … (read more)

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Judson Manor

1890 E. 107th Street, Cleveland, OH, 44106

Judson Manor is an assisted living facility located in a renovated hotel. Residents say that they enjoy the rooftop gardens and the live-in cats on some of the floors, and the exercise pool is especia … (read more)
Judson Manor is an assisted living facility located in a renovated hotel. Residents say that they enjoy the rooftop gardens and the live-in cats on some of the floors, and the exercise pool is especia … (read more)

Judson Park

2181 Ambleside Rd, Cleveland, OH, 44106

No residence is perfect, but I have had much success working with the staff at Judson to make my father’s stay as positive as possible. He’s not the easiest guy in the world, so the staff has its wor … (read more)
No residence is perfect, but I have had much success working with the staff at Judson to make my father’s stay as positive as possible. He’s not the easiest guy in the world, so the staff has its wor … (read more)

McGregor

14900 Private Drive, Cleveland, OH, 44112

McGregor is an assisted living facility located on a 32-acre historic estate in Cleveland, Ohio. Beautifully maintained courtyards, lush gardens and meandering walking paths adorn the outside campus. … (read more)
McGregor is an assisted living facility located on a 32-acre historic estate in Cleveland, Ohio. Beautifully maintained courtyards, lush gardens and meandering walking paths adorn the outside campus. … (read more)

Singleton Health Care Center

1867 e 82nd street, Cleveland, OH, 44103

The people who run Singleton Care Inc. take care of the residents while allowing them to still have their own independence. The facility is a very large home which makes you feel more comfortable. The … (read more)
The people who run Singleton Care Inc. take care of the residents while allowing them to still have their own independence. The facility is a very large home which makes you feel more comfortable. The … (read more)

Altercare at Saint Joseph Center

4291 richmond road, Cleveland, OH, 44122


Marymount Place

5200 Marymount Village Dr, Cleveland, OH, 44125


Deaconess Family House

13500 Ridge Rd, Cleveland, OH, 44133


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Forest Hills Place

3151 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH, 44118

What I liked the best about Forest Hills Place was that it seemed like the staff were extremely busy. They had no rooms available, but they were taking people for a waiting list and the staff we met w … (read more)
What I liked the best about Forest Hills Place was that it seemed like the staff were extremely busy. They had no rooms available, but they were taking people for a waiting list and the staff we met w … (read more)

Heritage at Seven Hills

820 E Danwood Dr., Seven Hills, OH, 44131


Vitalia Rockside – Active Adult Community

6100 Lombardo Center South , Seven Hills, OH, 44131


COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Cleveland

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Ohio. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Cleveland

The Ohio Department of Health oversees all long-term care facilities throughout the state, including Cleveland’s assisted living communities, which are defined as Residential Care Facilities. In addition to issuing licenses to new facilities, the agency ensures all of Ohio’s senior care communities maintain compliance with the state’s laws and regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Cleveland

  • When the city’s seniors need to visit their doctor, buy groceries or run other errands, they can schedule a ride with Senior Transportation Connection. The service can bring seniors to and from their homes or assisted living facilities. While the service isn’t free, it is discounted for seniors.  
  • Older adults in Cleveland who own their homes but have low incomes may qualify to exempt up to $25,000 of their home’s taxable value through the city’s Homestead Tax Exemption. The city also offers utility discounts for seniors.
  • With about 54 inches of snow annually and January lows hovering around 20 degrees Fahrenheit, winter is the least pleasant time to be outside in Cleveland. However, its summertime climate is nearly perfect.
  • Air quality in the city is right in line with the U.S. average.
  • Crime rates averaging more than double the national figures shouldn’t be celebrated. However, over the past 20 years, crime in Cleveland has decreased significantly in several categories, including property crimes, auto thefts and burglaries.
  • The AARP and WHO have designated Cleveland as an age-friendly community. The designation recognizes the city’s substantial efforts to accommodate the needs of its older residents to ensure a healthy and happy retirement.

Paying for Assisted Living in Cleveland

Assisted living in Cleveland costs an average of $4,940 a month, which is $305 above the statewide average and $440 above what most seniors pay nationally.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Within the area near Cleveland, Toledo is one of the most affordable cities for assisted living. Most of its seniors are paying about $721 a month less for their care than seniors in Cleveland. In Mansfield and Youngstown, seniors pay about $4,798 and $4,738 a month, respectively. At $4,993 a month, Akron’s cost of care is among the state’s highest. 

$4940

Cleveland

$4635

Ohio

$4500

The United States

$4219

Toledo

$4798

Mansfield

$4993

Akron

$4738

Youngstown

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Compared to all of the different types of senior care in Cleveland, assisted living falls in the middle of the cost range. Adult day health care is the least expensive type of care, at $1,788 a month, and nursing home care with a private room is the costliest, averaging $8,897 a month. Homemaker services and a home health aide cost the same in Cleveland, $5,196 a month or $256 more than assisted living.

$5196

Homemaker Services

$5196

Home Health Aide

$1788

Adult Day Health Care

$4940

Assisted Living Facility

$8395

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8897

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Cleveland

Medicaid eligible seniors in Cleveland be able to get financial assistance with their assisted living expenses through one of Ohio’s two programs. These are known as MyCare Ohio and the Assisted Living Waiver Program.

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 Cleveland

The organizations listed below offer a variety of programs that may help seniors find an assisted living facility to meet their needs. These services may also help pay for care and maintain their overall social and physical wellness throughout aging.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 365-3112

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman is an invaluable resource for current and future residents of assisted living facilities. The organization investigates assisted living residents' complaints about care quality, financial disputes and other matters, and it can also guide seniors and their families in choosing a facility that meets their needs.

(216) 621-0303

At the Western Reserve AAA, Clevelands seniors can learn about and apply for a wide array of programs designed to help them live healthily at home. Home repair programs, home-delivered meals, assistance for caregivers and referrals for services through the Aging and Disability Resource Center are just a few of the ways the AAA assists Cleveland's older population.

(216) 791-8000

Rose Centers for Aging Well is a nonprofit that manages a variety of programs to help seniors stay active throughout their retirement. The organization has four senior centers in the Cleveland area where older adults can join group meals and participate in activities such as exercise classes and art workshops.

(800) 698-2411

Cleveland's regional VA can help retired members of the armed forces access their pension benefits and disability compensation for injuries sustained during their time of service. The service members at the VA can also advise seniors on career training programs, which could help them land a new job and save for long-term care.  

(216)  391-9500

The RSVP gives Cleveland's seniors the opportunity to use the skills they've learned over their lives to uplift local neighborhoods. The program needs volunteers for many different activities, including youth counseling, prison visits and assisting others with accessing health care.

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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Ohio