8 Assisted Living Facilities near Lima, OH

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Lima, OH

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Kessler Estates Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
2075 North Eastown Road, Lima, OH 45807
"It is a very hard decision when a family member needs full time care. I could not have picked a better place for my father. His memory was failing and I worried about him all the time. He would..." More

The Wyngate Senior Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
1070 Gloria Avenue, Lima, OH 45805
"The Wyngate Senior Living Community was clean and very large. The rooms were very nice. They had all the accommodations that my mother needs. The personnel was super friendly and super nice. They..." More

Lochhaven 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

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Burton's Ridge

Provides: Assisted Living
2651 Fort Amanda Road, Lima, OH 45804
"I went to the assisted living and memory care unit of Burton's Ridge and had a very informative visit. I talked to Jenna, and she was very helpful. Also I have met with an elder law attorney, and..." More

The Springs of Lima

Provides: Assisted Living
370 N Eastown Rd, Lima, OH 45807
"I liked The Springs of Lima very much; however, they did not accept Medicaid on the payment (which was of a concern to me since my loved one is not dealing with a lot of assets). The person who..." More

Liberty Retirement Community of Lima

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

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Otterbein Cridersville SeniorLife Com...

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Red Oak Dr, Cridersville, OH 45806
"Otterbein Cridersville was beautiful and clean. The dining area was beautiful. They have a beauty shop. They have exactly what my mom needs. They have three meals a day. The staff was super nice...." More

    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

    $4,175.00 Van Wert
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,960.00 Ottawa
    $3,830.00 Celina
    $3,800.00 Sidney
    $3,630.00 Lima
    $3,485.00 Findlay

    Assisted Living costs in Lima start around $3,630 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.

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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 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.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Lima, please visit our Assisted Living in Ohio page.


    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.

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    Assisted Living near Lima, OH

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Lima

    • Review of Kessler Estates Senior Living

      It is a very hard decision when a family member needs full time care. I could not have picked a better place for my father. His memory was failing and I worried about him all the time. He would for... Read more

      Mrs Bishop
    • Review of Kessler Estates Senior Living

      It was very hard making the decision to move Mom to assisted living. But from the very first interaction with the Kessler Estates team, they made the decision much easier. They were extremely help... Read more

      ElsieBlue42
    • Review of The Wyngate Senior Living Community

      The Wyngate Senior Living Community was clean and very large. The rooms were very nice. They had all the accommodations that my mother needs. The personnel was super friendly and super nice. They h... Read more

      Sharon
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