9 Assisted Living Facilities near Lancaster, OH

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Lancaster, OH

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Bickford of Lancaster

Provides: Assisted Living
1834 Countryside Dr, Lancaster, OH 43130
"I am a friend of a past resident who recently passed away. I became involved when his son was searching for an assisted living facility. After an exhausting search, a miracle lead us to The..." More

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Reflections Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
2750 W Fair Ave, Lancaster, OH 43130
"Reflections Retirement Community is a great place. My dad would have been OK there. It seems very well run. The rooms are very nice and pretty spacious for what they charge. It was the nurse who..." More

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Primrose Retirement Community of Lanc...

Provides: Assisted Living
1481 Wesley Way, Lancaster, OH 43130
"Primrose Retirement Community of Lancaster does everything for us. They clean our rooms and serve our meals, we don't have to do anything. In fact, we have to look for something to do. It's an..." More

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Carriage Court of Lancaster

Provides: Assisted Living
800 Becks Knob Road, Lancaster, OH 43130
"We were impressed with Carriage Court of Lancaster and the people there. They seemed to be very caring and very nice. From what we saw, the surroundings looked fine. The lady that did the interview..." More

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The Ridge at Lancaster

Provides: Assisted Living
241 Whittier Drive South, Lancaster, OH 43130
"Brookdale is very clean. She has her own private, little apartment with a bedroom, living room, and kitchenette. It’s perfect for her. The staff has been wonderful. " More

Lanfair Center For Rehab & Nsg Care Inc

Provides: Assisted Living
1590 Chartwell Street, Lancaster, OH 43130
"I thought that most of the staff was nice and cared about taking care of their patients. There was a few exceptions mainly a night nurse who would not role my grandmother to prevent bed sores. The..." More

Pleasantview Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1690 Chartwell Dr, Lancaster, OH 43130
"Bright, sunny and inviting they create an atmosphere of family and caring. I like they keep the residents engaged and activity. They aren't forgotten in their rooms like they only there to create a..." More

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Carroll Place

Provides: Assisted Living
3682 Dolson Court NW, Carroll, OH 43112
"I had a friend in Carroll Place. It was really nice but kind of fancy. They had a lot of things going on, and she loved it there. They had exercise classes, outdoor activities, and took trips. They..." More

Anna's retirement center

Provides: Assisted Living
1160 West Hunter Street, Logan, OH 43138
"The rooms are a little smaller then some of the other assisted living facilities that i have looked in to. The staff is super friendly and there for all of the people living there. They make sure..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lancaster

    Colonel Ebenezer Zane founded Lancaster, Ohio, in 1800 as a farm settlement. Today, this city in central Ohio is home to 42 assisted living communities where seniors can live with the maximum independence and privacy their health allows. These sites are all regulated at the state level by the Ohio Department of Health’s Office of Health Assurance and Licensing, which publishes training documents and conducts regular inspections of properties. Seniors in Ohio's assisted living communities can expect room and board for their monthly payments, as well as 24-hour response from staff and help with their activities of daily living (ADLs). These include help bathing, dressing and meal preparation, as well as the administration of some medication.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lancaster

    • Lancaster's weather is marked by cold winters, which can be problematic for seniors with respiratory issues like COPD, and very mild summers. December lows here drop to 18 degrees Fahrenheit, while summer highs reach 84 degrees Fahrenheit.

    • The cost of living in Lancaster is just a bit lower for most seniors than it is elsewhere in the United States. Grocery shoppers here pay around 90 percent the national average for their goods, while health care bills that hover close to 98 percent of the median nationwide.

    • Ohio charges income tax of between 0.495 to 4.997 percent, to which is added a local tax of between 0 and 3 percent, depending on locality. Seniors who live on SSI and some types of retirement income enjoy an exemption, which can help stretch investment money somewhat. Ohio also imposes a 6.5 to 8 percent sales tax. 

    • Crime is somewhat higher in Lancaster than the national average. Crimes against seniors, such as burglary and assault, are less common than simple thefts, and rarely occur in fully staffed assisted living communities.

    • Public transportation in Lancaster is in the hands of Lancaster-Fairfield Public Transit, which operates five hourly buses on fixed-deviated routes. Seniors with valid ID get a discount on regular fares on this service, as do riders with disabilities.

    • The Lancaster area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Fairfield Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Lancaster

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Ohio

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,978.00 Gahanna
    $3,750.00 Granville
    $2,755.00 Lancaster

    Assisted Living costs in Lancaster start around $2,755 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster

    Ohio's Assisted Living Waiver helps Medicaid-eligible seniors cover some or all of the cost of living in assisted living communities. Low-income seniors can also apply for Ohio's residential state supplement.

    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 Lancaster

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lancaster

    Lancaster-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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    Assisted Living near Lancaster, OH

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Lancaster

    • Review of The Ridge at Lancaster

      The place went downhill dramatically in 2019 when the management company changed for the third time in 3 years. When I decided to live there it was called Brookdale and I was promised my room rate ... Read more

    • Review of Reflections Retirement Community

      Reflections Retirement Community is a great place. My dad would have been OK there. It seems very well run. The rooms are very nice and pretty spacious for what they charge. It was the nurse who to... Read more

    • Review of Reflections Retirement Community

      This is an amazing community. The nursing staff is top notch. I’m a visiting nurse and know first hand the quality care they provide. They’ve recently changed nursing directors and the process went... Read more

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