Mentor is a small city in Lake County, Ohio, with only around 47,450 residents, with more than 1 in 5 being seniors aged 65 and above. The community’s clean air, low crime rates and range of senior programs make it an attractive retirement destination. 

Assisted living communities provide personal care services in a residential setting. These facilities are suitable for seniors who can maintain a certain degree of independence and want to receive care in a homelike setting. Seniors in assisted living don’t have to worry about their meals or housekeeping, as these services are included in their care. Many facilities include amenities such as libraries, landscaped gardens and in-house hair salons. Additionally, residents can benefit from a range of enriching programs and fun activities such as bingo, dance classes and movie nights. The average cost of assisted living care in Mentor, Ohio, is $4,940.

This page offers an overview of Mentor as a retirement option and a price comparison between assisted living in the city and other state areas. It also lists some helpful resources for older adults in the area. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Mentor, OH

Brookdale Mentor

5700 Emerald Court, Mentor, OH, 44060

Brookdale Mentor is located in Mentor, Ohio, near Lake Erie, stores, restaurants and hospitals and offers assisted living, Alzheimer’s and dementia care services. The community receives high marks f … (read more)
Brookdale Mentor is located in Mentor, Ohio, near Lake Erie, stores, restaurants and hospitals and offers assisted living, Alzheimer’s and dementia care services. The community receives high marks f … (read more)

The Preserve at Mentor Ridge

8161 Norton Parkway, Mentor, OH, 44060


The Enclave of Newell Creek

7900 Center Street, Mentor, OH, 44060

The Enclave of Newell Creek was commercial-like. It didn’t feel cozy; it felt more like a hotel to me. The apartments were very nice. We had one lady who was assisting that day, but she had never take … (read more)
The Enclave of Newell Creek was commercial-like. It didn’t feel cozy; it felt more like a hotel to me. The apartments were very nice. We had one lady who was assisting that day, but she had never take … (read more)

There’s No Place Like Home

7586 Ruth Street,, Mentor, OH, 44060

There’s No Place Like Home is an assisted living facility located in a quiet and peaceful residential neighborhood in Mentor, Ohio. Residents and their family members give high marks to this facility … (read more)
There’s No Place Like Home is an assisted living facility located in a quiet and peaceful residential neighborhood in Mentor, Ohio. Residents and their family members give high marks to this facility … (read more)

Governor’s Pointe

8506 Hendricks Road, Mentor, OH, 44060

The person who toured me in Governor’s Pointe was very nice. Their hallways were narrow though and they had lots of turns or corners. I kind of felt like my dad would get lost in there. I got nervous … (read more)
The person who toured me in Governor’s Pointe was very nice. Their hallways were narrow though and they had lots of turns or corners. I kind of felt like my dad would get lost in there. I got nervous … (read more)

Danbury in Mentor

9150 Lakeshore Blvd, Mentor, OH, 44060

The Danbury in Mentor is a new assisted living care facility in historic Mentor, Ohio. Housing options range from studio to two-bedroom apartments which feature an easy-access shower and include all u … (read more)
The Danbury in Mentor is a new assisted living care facility in historic Mentor, Ohio. Housing options range from studio to two-bedroom apartments which feature an easy-access shower and include all u … (read more)

Maple Ridge Senior Living

35300 Kaiser Court, Willoughby, OH, 44094

Maple Ridge Senior Living seemed well taken care of. What I liked about it was that they have cottages and there are only about 15 residents per cottage, and it feels more like a home. The staff seeme … (read more)
Maple Ridge Senior Living seemed well taken care of. What I liked about it was that they have cottages and there are only about 15 residents per cottage, and it feels more like a home. The staff seeme … (read more)

The Cottage Painesville, LLC

270 Mentor Avenue, Painesville, OH, 44077

Starkey Place was very homey and very clean; it reminds you of a little bread cottage. The staff has been wonderful, they were very welcoming and caring. It’s a small community; I think only 10 peop … (read more)
Starkey Place was very homey and very clean; it reminds you of a little bread cottage. The staff has been wonderful, they were very welcoming and caring. It’s a small community; I think only 10 peop … (read more)

Brookdale Wickliffe

30630 Ridge Road, Wickliffe, OH, 44092

Located close to Manakiki Golf Course, Gully Brook Park, Lake Erie and Pine Ridge Country Club, Brookdale Wickliffe is an ideal assisted living facility for any senior citizen in Wickliffe, Ohio. This … (read more)
Located close to Manakiki Golf Course, Gully Brook Park, Lake Erie and Pine Ridge Country Club, Brookdale Wickliffe is an ideal assisted living facility for any senior citizen in Wickliffe, Ohio. This … (read more)

Vista Springs Quail Highlands

7960 Auburn Road, Painesville, OH, 44077

Vista Springs Quail Highlands is nestled in Painesville, Ohio, in a superb location with easy access to I-90, Lake Erie and Cleveland. Visitors praise the facility for its positive and calm atmosphere … (read more)
Vista Springs Quail Highlands is nestled in Painesville, Ohio, in a superb location with easy access to I-90, Lake Erie and Cleveland. Visitors praise the facility for its positive and calm atmosphere … (read more)

Golden Ridge Assisted Living

11146 Spear Road, Painesville, OH, 44077

Golden Ridge provided great care to my Father and I would highly recommend their "HOME" A place where the resident’s are welcome and cared for like their own loved ones. Tender loving care is part of … (read more)
Golden Ridge provided great care to my Father and I would highly recommend their "HOME" A place where the resident’s are welcome and cared for like their own loved ones. Tender loving care is part of … (read more)

Ohio Living Breckenridge Village

36851 ridge road, Willoughby, OH, 44094

My father was in Ohio Living Breckenridge for a while. Their services were OK, but it was too costly. There wa nsot enough staff, but the facilities were nice looking. He was there for assisted living … (read more)
My father was in Ohio Living Breckenridge for a while. Their services were OK, but it was too costly. There wa nsot enough staff, but the facilities were nice looking. He was there for assisted living … (read more)

Precious Care Assisted Living Senior Home

8095 Auburn Road, Painesville, OH, 44077

The owner is no longer actively engaged or monitoring the facility and his business. Food served is excessively processed, frozen food and not fresh, low salt, or low fat. Kitchen is small. Diet no … (read more)
The owner is no longer actively engaged or monitoring the facility and his business. Food served is excessively processed, frozen food and not fresh, low salt, or low fat. Kitchen is small. Diet no … (read more)

Ivy House Assisted Living

308 South State Street, Painesville, OH, 44077


Van Gorder Manor

37819 euclid avenue, Willoughby, OH, 44094


COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Mentor

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Ohio. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mentor

In Ohio, assisted living communities are also known as residential care facilities. Communities must adhere to a comprehensive list of state laws to receive and maintain their license from the Ohio Department of Health’s Bureau of Regulatory Operations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mentor

  • The city has a free senior transportation program, Dial-a-Ride, that can get older adults to and from the Mentor Senior Center. Additionally, the program can also transport older adults who are in the Retired Senior and Volunteer Program to their volunteering opportunities. 
  • Mentor has a Health Cost Index of 83.5, meaning the city is 16.5% cheaper for healthcare than the rest of the country. The city is home to several hospitals including the multidisciplinary Mentor Hopkins Health Center – University Hospitals in Mentor.
  • City residents breathe cleaner air than in other parts of the country. The city’s air quality rating of 69 is higher than the national average of 58.
  • Seniors can rest assured that Mentor is a safe place to live. The community’s violent crime rate of only 11.4 is nearly half the national median of 22.7. However, property crime rates in the city are more in line with the country’s average. 
  • Mentor sees pleasant summers with highs of 81 degrees and very cold winters with temperatures dropping to 21 degrees. During the colder season, an estimated 66 inches of snow falls on the city, which is higher than the national median of 28 per year. The area does enjoy around 161 days of sunshine every year. 
  • Life in Mentor is more affordable than in the rest of the country. The cost of living in the city is 11 points under the U.S. median costs. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Mentor

Older adults in Mentor pay an estimated $4,940 each month for assisted living, according to 2021 data from The Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This rate is significantly higher than both Ohio and national corresponding medians of $4,635 and $4,500. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Mentor is in a similar price bracket with other cities in the southeastern corner of the state. Rates in Mansfield ($4,798) and Youngstown ($4,738) are over $150 lower than in Mentor. The city’s costs for assisted living are similar to nearby Akron ($4,993) and Canton ($4,905). 

$4940

Mentor

$4635

Ohio

$4500

The United States

$4798

Mansfield

$4993

Akron

$4905

Canton

$4738

Youngstown

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Assisted living in Mentor costs less than both home care and home health care providers, who charge, on average, $5,196 per month. Nursing homes are the most expensive type of senior care in the city at an average rate of $8,395 per month for a semiprivate room and $8,897 for a private room. The lowest-priced type of senior care in Mentor is adult day health care at a median of $1,788. 

$5196

Homemaker Services

$5196

Home Health Aide

$1788

Adult Day Health Care

$4940

Assisted Living Facility

$8395

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8897

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Mentor

For seniors living in Mentor, limited financial assistance is available under Ohio’s Medicaid program, including the Ohio assisted living waiver program and the Residential State Supplement (RSS) program. Lake County also participates in the MyCare Ohio program, an expanded Medicaid plan that provides additional support.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Ohio

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 Mentor

The organizations listed below offer a variety of programs that may help seniors find an assisted living facility to meet their needs. These services may also help pay for care and maintain their overall social and physical wellness throughout aging.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(440) 974-5725

By becoming members of the local senior center, older adults can connect with peers and take part in many fun activities. Seniors benefit from access to a library, a billiards room and fitness equipment. Additionally, members can take part in programs such as dance classes, yoga classes and outings to local attractions. 

(800) 626-7277

Seniors in the Mentor area can benefit from many services and programs offered by their local AAA. The Aging and Disability Resource Center is the first point of contact between older adults and available services and public benefits, including an assisted living subsidy program. 

(800) 365-3112

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman is part of a national network of advocacy services created to protect residents of assisted living facilities and other long-term care units. Residents can contact it to log in complaints about their facilities. Representatives with the program can investigate and mediate on behalf of seniors. Additionally, seniors and their family members can contact the service for help in finding suitable long-term care. 

(800) 686-1578

OSHIIP is a statewide initiative providing free insurance counseling to Medicare beneficiaries and seniors who are eligible for Medicare. Trained counselors with the program can help callers gain a better understanding of matters such as Medicare parts A to D, Medicaid and long-term care insurance options. 

(513) 345-4160

By calling the legal helpline, older adults aged 60 and above can get a 30-minute consultation with an attorney. Callers benefit from free advice and, in some cases, can be referred to local services for low-cost court representation. Seniors can get information on topics such as guardianship, public benefits and Medicare. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mentor

Mentor Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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 Ohio