Located between Cleveland and Akron, Medina County is a historic area experiencing steady population growth. It has a population of 179,746 people, of whom 18.5% are seniors. Established in the 1800s, it’s home to cultural attractions such as the Medina Toy & Train Museum and the Main Street Historic District. Residents can take tours and tastings at a number of local vineyards and wineries. Medina County is also rich in natural beauty and boasts several lakes and wetlands where seniors can go hiking, boating or wildlife watching.

The area has a large number of assisted living communities to choose from. They have an average cost of $4,875 per month, which is higher than state and national medians. Seniors can take advantage of income tax savings on Social Security and pension income offered by the state, which may help make retirement living more affordable. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Medina County, OH

2012, 2014

Brookdale Medina South

100 High Point Drive, Medina, OH, 44256

Brookdale Medina South is located in Medina, Ohio, near Brother’s Antique Mall, Fred Greenwood Park and Ken Cleveland Park. Visitors describe the facility as nicely decorated, sunny and airy and the g … (read more)
Brookdale Medina South is located in Medina, Ohio, near Brother’s Antique Mall, Fred Greenwood Park and Ken Cleveland Park. Visitors describe the facility as nicely decorated, sunny and airy and the g … (read more)

2013

Broadway Creek Senior Living

1046 North Jefferson Street, Medina, OH, 44256

Broadway Creek Senior Living is located in Medina, Ohio, not far from Cleveland Clinic -Medina Hospital, Medina Shopping Center and Reagan Park. Relatives say the facility is clean and bright, with fr … (read more)
Broadway Creek Senior Living is located in Medina, Ohio, not far from Cleveland Clinic -Medina Hospital, Medina Shopping Center and Reagan Park. Relatives say the facility is clean and bright, with fr … (read more)

Liberty Residence II

1054 Freedom Drive, Wadsworth, OH, 44281

Liberty Residence II is located in Wadsworth, Ohio, a few minutes from Summa Health Wadsworth-Rittman Medical Center, Wadsworth Public Library and Memorial Park. Relatives say the food is good and res … (read more)
Liberty Residence II is located in Wadsworth, Ohio, a few minutes from Summa Health Wadsworth-Rittman Medical Center, Wadsworth Public Library and Memorial Park. Relatives say the food is good and res … (read more)

Danbury in Brunswick

3430 Brunswick Lake Parkway, Brunswick, OH, 44212

Danbury in Brunswick is located in Brunswick, Ohio, near Interstates 71 and 80 and a short drive from Cleveland. Visitors describe the facility as nice with a wonderful staff and a fabulous chef and d … (read more)
Danbury in Brunswick is located in Brunswick, Ohio, near Interstates 71 and 80 and a short drive from Cleveland. Visitors describe the facility as nice with a wonderful staff and a fabulous chef and d … (read more)

Brookdale Camelot Medina

49-A Leisure Lane, Medina, OH, 44256

Brookdale Medina North is in Medina, Ohio, close to the Medina Toy and Train Museum, the Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital and local shopping venues. Visitors describe the facility as spacious, clean a … (read more)
Brookdale Medina North is in Medina, Ohio, close to the Medina Toy and Train Museum, the Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital and local shopping venues. Visitors describe the facility as spacious, clean a … (read more)

Plum Creek Senior Living Community

891 Marks Road, Brunswick, OH, 44212

Plum Creek Senior Living Community is located in Brunswick, Ohio, close to Princess Ledges Nature Preserve, Pine Hills Golf Club and shopping at Hickory Ridge Plaza. Visitors comment on the friendly s … (read more)
Plum Creek Senior Living Community is located in Brunswick, Ohio, close to Princess Ledges Nature Preserve, Pine Hills Golf Club and shopping at Hickory Ridge Plaza. Visitors comment on the friendly s … (read more)

The Inn at Coal Ridge

1300 CoalRidge Parkway, Wadsworth, OH, 44281

Located in Wadsworth, Ohio, The Inn at Coal Ridge is close to Fox Cities Community Clinic and the intersection of Interstate 41 and West Prospect Avenue. According to visitors, the chef-prepared meals … (read more)
Located in Wadsworth, Ohio, The Inn at Coal Ridge is close to Fox Cities Community Clinic and the intersection of Interstate 41 and West Prospect Avenue. According to visitors, the chef-prepared meals … (read more)

Western Reserve Masonic Community

4931 Nettleton Road, Medina, OH, 44256

Western Reserve Masonic Community is in Medina, Ohio, near Interstate 71, Brother Boulevard and Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital. According to reviewers, the staff is caring and attentive and the buil … (read more)
Western Reserve Masonic Community is in Medina, Ohio, near Interstate 71, Brother Boulevard and Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital. According to reviewers, the staff is caring and attentive and the buil … (read more)

Life Care Center of Medina

2400 Columbia Road, Medina, OH, 44256

I went to the assisted living center to visit my grandmother about a couple weeks ago or maybe a month. She has been staying there for quite some time now, I would say approximately 3 years. When we f … (read more)
I went to the assisted living center to visit my grandmother about a couple weeks ago or maybe a month. She has been staying there for quite some time now, I would say approximately 3 years. When we f … (read more)

Samaritan Care Center

806 east washington street, Medina, OH, 44256

I wouldn’t let my dog stay at Samaritan Care Center. The staff was delightful and so nice, but the place smelled like a wet basement that had mold. It smelled so bad in there. The place needs a dehum … (read more)
I wouldn’t let my dog stay at Samaritan Care Center. The staff was delightful and so nice, but the place smelled like a wet basement that had mold. It smelled so bad in there. The place needs a dehum … (read more)


Silver Wings Assisted Living

5634 Greenwich Rd, Seville, OH, 44273


Paying for Assisted Living in Medina County

Akron comprises much of Medina County, so the county likely shares the city’s average cost for assisted living care. According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, this average is $4,875 per month. This is higher than the national median, of $4,300. Assisted living in Medina County is also more expensive than the state average of $4,350 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Medina County has one of the highest average assisted living costs in Ohio. In the center of the state, the cost in the capital city of Columbus averages $4,500 per month. Dayton has the highest assisted living costs in the state at $5,245. On the banks of Lake Erie in Cleveland, seniors pay an average of $3,950. In the southwestern corner of the state in Cincinnati, assisted living costs an average of $4,750 per month. Mansfield has the lowest assisted living rate in the state at a median cost of $3,570, which is $1,305 per month more affordable than Medina County. The average cost in Lima is almost $300 lower in comparison, at $4,594. On the state’s eastern border, seniors in the Youngstown area pay even less at an average of $4,038 per month.

$4875

Medina County/Akron

$4350

Ohio Average

$4300

The United States

$3570

Mansfield

$3950

Cleveland

$4038

Youngstown

$4500

Columbus

$4594

Lima

$4750

Cincinnati

$5245

Dayton

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Medina County

Medina County seniors who need help paying the monthly costs of assisted living can apply for one or both of Ohio’s financial assistance programs: a Medicaid waiver program and the supplemental SSI payment program.

The Assisted Living Waiver, which is part of the state’s Medicaid program, helps seniors residing in assisted living facilities pay for personal care services. Supplemental SSI payments are also available to seniors who qualify for regular SSI payments. Both programs can be applied for through the Summit County Department of Job and Family Services.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Ohio page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Medina County

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 Medina County

ResourceContact Service
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging(800) 626-7277Serving Medina and adjacent counties, this local Area Agency on Aging offers numerous programs for aging and disabled adults. Staff is available to help elders determine their care needs, find a long-term care community and apply for financial assistance programs. The agency’s long-term care ombudsman is responsible for investigating complaints and concerns about resident welfare in assisted living and other senior living facilities. The AAA also offers health promotion programs including vision screenings, wellness fairs and healthy aging education.
Medina County Office for Older Adults(330) 723-9514This state-run agency operates the local senior center in Medina that offers educational opportunities such as computer, fitness and nutrition classes. Adults aged 60 and over may participate in games, crafts and hobby clubs as well as day trips and support groups. Seniors can also receive help accessing available resources and benefits and with transportation to healthcare and social service appointments.
Medina County Veterans Service Office(330) 722-9368Senior veterans can get help preparing and submitting applications for service-related VA benefits including disability compensation, pensions and Aid and Attendance through the Medina County Veterans Service Office. The office also offers free notary services, a dental care program and transportation to appointments at VA medical centers.
Community Legal Aid(866) 584-2350Attorneys at this law firm work to ensure equal access to justice by providing free legal services to low-income people in northeast Ohio. Medina County seniors can get help with civil cases related to consumer, tax and housing issues. The nonprofit organization has a resource center where seniors can access self-help information and forms. CLA also hosts a lecture series that covers a range of topics, including finances and fraud.
Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program(614) 644-2673The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program offers free counseling to help seniors understand their coverage choices. Trained OSHIIP volunteers provide unbiased information and guidance about Medicare Parts A and B, Medicare Advantage and Medigap plans and Part D prescription drug coverage. They can also provide information about long-term care insurance and available financial assistance programs.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Medina County

Medina County-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Medina County