2 Assisted Living Facilities in Defiance, OH

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Defiance, OH

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Kingsbury Place

Provides: Assisted Living
245 West Rosewood Avenue, Defiance, OH 43512
"My mother is at Kingsbury House. The nursing staff is wonderful and keeps her busy. What I like about Kingsbury House is that fact that if they have any questions, they’re on the phone to call me...." More

Glenn Park of Defiance

Provides: Assisted Living
2429 William A. Diehl St, Defiance, OH 43512
"Rooms are kept clean. Staff is very attentive. I have been there at different times of the day and days of the week and the attention to the residents is consistent. The meals are wonderful; good..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Defiance

    The city of Defiance, which is the county seat for Defiance County, is adored by many seniors for having many big-city amenities while retaining the charm of a small town. People aged 65 and over make up 17.7% of the population in this community. For those seniors who require a bit of help with daily tasks in a friendly environment with their peers, there are two assisted living facilities available to serve their needs.

    In Defiance and other parts of Ohio, assisted living communities are officially known as Residential Care Facilities (RCFs). Licensing is provided by the state's Department of Health, Bureau of Regulatory Operations.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Defiance

    • The city of Defiance has a vibrant arts and culture scene that's popular with seniors. The Stroede Center for the Arts hosts numerous cultural events and promotes historic preservation in the community. The Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum features a large collection of Native American artifacts, historical documents and memorabilia.
    • Due to the low cost of living, seniors in Defiance may be able to save more money for an RCF. The overall cost of living here is 23.6% lower than the national average of 100 and 11.3 points lower than the Ohio average of 87.7.
    • Seniors in Defiance are not required to pay any state taxes on their Social Security income which may make it easier to pay for assisted living. Other sources of retirement income, including pensions and IRAs, are taxed progressively starting at 1.98%.
    • The Defiance area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mercy Health - Defiance Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • The rate of violent crime in Defiance is 7.7 points lower than the national average of 22.7 and 3.4 points lower than the Ohio average which may bring peace of mind to seniors in the community. The rate of property crime, however, is 4.3 points higher than the national average of 35.4.
    • Defiance has an array of community resources for seniors, including Defiance County Senior Services, an organization that offers transportation, nutritional programs and other supportive services, as well as the Defiance County Senior Center.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Defiance

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Ohio

    $4,700.00 Waterville
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,960.00 Ottawa
    $2,790.00 Defiance

    Assisted Living costs in Defiance start around $2,790 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 Defiance 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 Defiance

    Seniors in Defiance who meet the eligibility requirements for Ohio's Medicaid system may be able to take advantage of the Assisted Living Waiver. Funds from this program can pay for a variety of services inside RCFs other than room and board. These services include skilled nursing, housekeeping and medication assistance. 

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

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    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 Defiance

    Defiance 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 Defiance, please visit our Assisted Living in Ohio page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Defiance

    Defiance-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 Defiance

    • Review of Glenn Park of Defiance

      Rooms are kept clean. Staff is very attentive. I have been there at different times of the day and days of the week and the attention to the residents is consistent. The meals are wonderful; good... Read more

      Hml
    • Review of Kingsbury Place

      My mother is at Kingsbury House. The nursing staff is wonderful and keeps her busy. What I like about Kingsbury House is that fact that if they have any questions, they’re on the phone to call me. ... Read more

      Anonymous116188750
    • Review of Glenn Park of Defiance

      We had my mother at Glenn Park. It was a beautiful facility. The aides were very good, but some of the nursing staff needed to be retrained. My mother’s room was beautiful, but their activities wer... Read more

      Anonymous116188750
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