8 Assisted Living Facilities near Elyria, OH
There are 8 Assisted Living Facilities in the Elyria area, with 3 in Elyria and 5 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Elyria is $2,221 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,395.
To help you with your search, browse the 38 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Elyria. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Elyria 4.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Vermilion with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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3 Assisted Living Facilities in Elyria, OH
5 Assisted Living Facilities near Elyria, OH
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Elyria
Located on the banks of the Black River, Elyria is home to around 54,000 people. Almost 15 percent of the population is aged 65 and over, and they can easily find assisted living accommodations, with three facilities in the city and another 40 in nearby communities, including Avon, Westlake and Rocky River.
The Ohio Department of Health monitors and licenses assisted living facilities in Elyria, and different licenses are offered based on the size of the facility and the level of care provided.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Elyria
- The Elyria area is home to world-class medical facilities, including University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Lorain County Transit provides public transportation in Elyria. Seniors aged 65 and over are eligible for half-price fares. Seniors may also be able to access ADA Dial-a-Ride Services for curb-to-curb transport.
- The American Lung Association gives Lorain County, including Elyria, good grades for air quality. Particle pollution received an A grade, with ozone pollution receiving a B, which is beneficial for seniors with respiratory conditions.
- The cost of living in Elyria is 21 percent cheaper than the national average. The price of health care, groceries and transportation are all substantially cheaper than other parts of the country, which helps seniors who are on a fixed income.
- Elyria averages only 164 sunny days each year, which can be challenging for seniors who enjoy soaking in the sunshine. Winters are cold, with January lows averaging just 20 degrees, and around 47 inches of snow each year.
- Elyria's crime rate is higher than 86 percent of Ohio's towns and cities. Violent crime occurs at a rate of 3 per 1,000 residents, and the property crime rate is 27.61 per 1,000 residents, an important consideration for safety-conscious seniors
Paying for Assisted Living in Elyria
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Elyria start around $2,221 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 Elyria 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 Elyria
Seniors who live in assisted living facilities in Elyria may be eligible for the Assisted Living Waiver Program, which pays for resident's care, allowing residents to cover the cost of room and board. Further financial assistance can be found through the Optional State Supplement, which supplements Social Security income for eligible seniors.
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 Elyria
Elyria 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 Elyria, please visit our Assisted Living in Ohio page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Elyria
Elyria-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 Elyria, OH
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Elyria
Review of The AbbeWood
My mom resided here for about 1 year. Staff were always wonderful, food was good and the grounds and room were clean. Read more
Review of Wesleyan Village
My mother loved living at the village. She had many friends, participated in various activities and enjoyed the staff and dining. My observations are that the Village lacks the funds to fix and/o... Read more
Review of Wesleyan Village
We went to Wesleyan Village Assisted Living. The activities seemed to be more engaging because they had more independent living people integrated with the assisted living people. They tend to be a ... Read more