4 Assisted Living Facilities in Dover, OH
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The average cost of assisted living in Dover is $2,700 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400.
To help you with your search, browse the 14 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Dover. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Dover 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Massillon with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Dover
Dover, Ohio, is one of the few places left that has an authentic drive-in movie theater of the type that used to be everywhere in the '50s. Seniors from the area's seven assisted living communities can plan friendly or romantic trips there as part of an independent and active senior living plan. The Ohio Department of Health’s Office of Health Assurance and Licensing encourages this kind of independence, and it publishes guidance for assisted living staff in the state for how to facilitate it. Many staff members further support their residents with 24-hour care and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as meal prep and personal care.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Dover
- As part of the Cleveland area, Dover enjoys mild summers and snowy winters. July temperatures here get up to 83 degrees Fahrenheit, and December lows dip to 22 degrees Fahrenheit. This can cause problems for seniors with COPD or other respiratory issues. Dover gets around 39 inches of rain in a typical year, as well as 68 inches of snow.
- The cost of living in Dover is a bit lower than it is on average nationwide. Seniors who buy their own groceries can pay just 97 percent of the usual price in America. Aging citizens who cover the cost of their own health care can expect to pay 99 percent of what their care costs elsewhere.
- Ohio charges a state tax on most forms of income that runs from 0.495 to 4.997 percent. Local communities in Ohio may also charge between 0 and 3 percent tax on wages and other earned income. Most retirement income and SSI are exempt, however, which helps seniors with retirement planning.
Crime in Dover is extremely low. None of the major categories of crime get higher than one-quarter of the national rates.
Tuscarawas Coordinated Public Transportation (TuscTransit) is a grant-funded public transportation provider that provides door-to-door shuttle service for adults with disabilities and seniors who need a lift around Dover. Routes are scheduled in advance, which many assisted living community trip planners are able to help with.
- The Dover area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Dover
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Dover start around $2,700 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 Dover 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 Dover
Ohio offers seniors an Assisted Living Waiver program that helps aging citizens pay for assisted living, as well as a residential state supplement.
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 Dover
Dover 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 Dover, please visit our Assisted Living in Ohio page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Dover
Dover-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.
Other Options in Dover, OH
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Dover
Review of The Inn at Northwood Village
My mother is currently at The Inn at Northwood Village. She has now pretty much gone into full nursing home care and status, so they have continued to keep her there. They've hired some extra help ... Read more
Review of Hennis Care Centre of Dover
Hennis Care Center was kind of rundown. They need newer equipment and they need to be remodeled. It was really showing its wear. The staff was excellent. They were very good folks. They have a lot ... Read more
Review of New Dawn Retirement Community
We had my mother at New Dawn for about a year, and she didn't like it at all. The residents picked on her like you'd see in a grade school. It got to the point where she was afraid to even stay the... Read more