7 Assisted Living Facilities near Lima, OH

6 Assisted Living Facilities in Lima, OH

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Elmcroft of Lima

Provides: Assisted Living
2075 North Eastown Road, Lima, OH 45807
"Elmcroft of Lima was very clean, and the people were very nice. I like the fact that they had a memory center and a good activity schedule with interesting things for the clients. The person who..." More

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Lochhaven Assisted Living Apartments

Provides: Assisted Living
1640 Allentown Road, Lima, OH 45805
"Lochhaven had three floors. We looked at the apartments on the first floor for level 1 residents who don't need that much attention. They had assisted living people if you need them. The staff who..." More

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Primrose Retirement Community of Lima

Provides: Assisted Living
3500 West Elm Street, Lima, OH 45807
"My brother moved into Primrose Retirement Community of Lima on September 1st. It was the most beautiful one, and he was stunned by how beautiful it was. The room has very large, airy windows. It’s..." More

The Wyngate Senior Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
1070 Gloria Avenue, Lima, OH 45805
"Our tour at The Wyngate was very good. They took a lot of time and gave us lots of personal attention. It's a smaller community that's cozy, clean, organized, and homey. I saw a single room that..." More

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Burton's Ridge

Provides: Assisted Living
2651 Fort Amanda Road , Lima, OH 45804
"Burton Ridge is an assisting living/nursing home. My grandmother moved in there about three years ago. She is 87 years old. The staff has just been fantastic with her even though she is rather..." More

Liberty Retirement Community of Lima

Provides: Assisted Living
2440 Baton Rouge, Lima, OH 45805

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Otterbein Cridersville

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Red Oak Dr, Cridersville, OH 45806
"Otterbein Cridersville was a nice, big, impressive place. The apartments that we saw were fairly large and nicely laid out with two bedrooms, kitchen, living room, an attached garage, bathroom, and..." More

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Assisted Living near Lima, OH

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Lima

  • Review of Elmcroft of Lima

    Elmcroft of Lima was very clean, and the people were very nice. I like the fact that they had a memory center and a good activity schedule with interesting things for the clients. The person who to... Read more

    L.S.
  • Review of The Wyngate Senior Living Community

    Our tour at The Wyngate was very good. They took a lot of time and gave us lots of personal attention. It's a smaller community that's cozy, clean, organized, and homey. I saw a single room that fi... Read more

    L.S.
  • Review of Lochhaven Assisted Living Apartments

    Lochhaven had three floors. We looked at the apartments on the first floor for level 1 residents who don't need that much attention. They had assisted living people if you need them. The staff who ... Read more

    L.S.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lima

Lima is located in Allen County and is the home of the University of Northwestern Ohio and Ohio State University (Lima Campus). Per the insistence of Judge Patrick Goode, who chose the city's name in 1831, the city of Lima, Ohio, is pronounced "LEE-mah," not "LIE-mah."

Adults ages 65 and older make up 11.2 percent of Lima's population and have seven assisted living communities (ALFs) within its borders. Staff at Ohio's assisted living facilities must meet certain minimum training requirements, as set by the Ohio Department of Health’s Office of Health Assurance and Licensing, and they are always available to help residents with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, personal care and keeping their rooms clean. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lima

  • Weather in Lima is a lot like other towns in this part of Ohio; cold winters give way to wet springs and mild summers. December lows of 19 degrees Fahrenheit can be a seasonal issue for seniors with COPD and other respiratory issues, but evening strolls on the property grounds in the 83 degree summers can be very comfortable. Lima gets 38 inches of rain a year, which encourages springtime allergens and might be an issue for seniors with asthma.

  • Lima's cost of living is a mixed bag for seniors. Housing is far below national median prices, but seniors in assisted living may pay 102 percent the national average for utility service. Health care is 6 percent more expensive here than average nationwide.

  • Ohio's standard tax rate runs from 0.495 to 4.997 percent, plus local income tax, which can add between 0 and 3 percent. SSI and most forms of retirement income from investments are tax-free, though seniors may still have to pay sales taxes of from 6.5 to 8 percent. The state also charges gas tax of 28 cents a gallon. 

  • Crime is a problem for some people in Lima. Rates of property crime here are roughly double the national median, though violent crime is thankfully less common. Seniors who live in communities with round the clock staff presence are likely to be safe from burglaries and assault, which are somewhat more common in Lima than elsewhere in America.

  • Lima's public transit service, the Allen County Regional Transit Authority, offers senior discount fares on regularly scheduled routes. The service also operates UPLIFT, a ride program specifically geared to the needs of adults with disabilities and limited mobility. 

  • The Lima area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


Paying for Assisted Living in Lima

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Ohio

$4,000.00 US
$3,960.00 Ottawa
$3,560.00 Sidney
$3,315.00 Lima
$3,170.00 Findlay

Assisted Living costs in Lima start around $3,315 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 Lima 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 Lima

Seniors in Ohio who qualify for Medicaid can use a state Assisted Living Waiver to help cover the monthly cost of assisted living. This program is open to low- and no-income seniors who would otherwise be eligible for skilled nursing care.

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 Lima

Lima 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.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lima

Lima-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.