Parma started as a sleepy farm town in the 1820s, but it has since grown into one of the most popular suburbs of Cleveland for seniors and families to move to. Located just south of the I-480 corridor south of the Cleveland Zoo, Parma is home to 78,000 people, 19% of whom are seniors aged 65 and over. Ohio is generally a friendly place for seniors with retirement income, and Parma is especially attractive to seniors for its low crime rate and lively local attractions. Parma’s climate is cool and snowy in the winter and mild with moderate rain in the summer. 

Seniors in Parma have a lot of options for local assisted living facilities, where professional caregivers can help with activities of daily living such as personal care and household chores. Assisted living is a popular choice for seniors who need more help than living alone can provide, but who are not in need of skilled nursing care. Seniors in the Parma area pay an average of $3,950 a month for board and care. This is $400 a month less than the $4,350 seniors pay in the rest of Ohio and $350 less than the $4,300 national average across the United States.

This guide helps seniors and their loved ones understand the benefits and drawbacks of assisted living in Parma. It offers information about prices, regulations and free local resources to help seniors live independently in the Parma area.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Parma, OH

Mt. Alverna Village

6765 State Road, Parma, OH, 44134

Mt. Alverna Village is an assisted living facility located in Parma, Ohio, only a short drive from Veterans Memorial Park and Ridgewood Municipal Golf Course. The nearby Shoppes at Parma offers ample … (read more)
Mt. Alverna Village is an assisted living facility located in Parma, Ohio, only a short drive from Veterans Memorial Park and Ridgewood Municipal Golf Course. The nearby Shoppes at Parma offers ample … (read more)

Vista Springs Greenbriar

8668 Day Drive, Parma, OH, 44129

Vista Springs Greenbriar is nestled in the heart of Parma, Ohio, just blocks from The Shoppes at Parma and only a short drive from Parma Heights Senior Center. Visitors praise the facility’s cleanline … (read more)
Vista Springs Greenbriar is nestled in the heart of Parma, Ohio, just blocks from The Shoppes at Parma and only a short drive from Parma Heights Senior Center. Visitors praise the facility’s cleanline … (read more)

Legacy Place – Parma

7377 Ridge Road, Parma, OH, 44129

The staff are unqualified and unwilling. I requested my grandmother be tested for an infection and it took ten days for staff to requisition a simple urine culture. In the meantime, full infection rag … (read more)
The staff are unqualified and unwilling. I requested my grandmother be tested for an infection and it took ten days for staff to requisition a simple urine culture. In the meantime, full infection rag … (read more)

Pleasant Lake Villa

7260 ridge road, Parma, OH, 44129

<p>Pleasant Lake Villa offers a warm and comfortable environment with staff dedicated to a multi-disciplinary approach to short-term, long-term, and assisted living care. We are committed to the high … (read more)
<p>Pleasant Lake Villa offers a warm and comfortable environment with staff dedicated to a multi-disciplinary approach to short-term, long-term, and assisted living care. We are committed to the high … (read more)

Parma Care Center

5553 Broadview Rd, Parma, OH, 44134

My husband was there and received real good care.He is no longer living.They called me and gave me a progress report on how he was doing.I was very impressed with them calling.I would recommend to any … (read more)
My husband was there and received real good care.He is no longer living.They called me and gave me a progress report on how he was doing.I was very impressed with them calling.I would recommend to any … (read more)

Sunrise At Parma

7766 Broadview Road, Cleveland, OH, 44134

Sunrise at Parma is conveniently located near Broadview Road in Cleveland, a short distance from many restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. The facility does everything possible to ensure resid … (read more)
Sunrise at Parma is conveniently located near Broadview Road in Cleveland, a short distance from many restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. The facility does everything possible to ensure resid … (read more)

Bickford of Rocky River

21600 Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH, 44116

I moved into the Bickford of Rocky River two weeks ago. I like the fact that the staff responds right away, and they’re very friendly. I don’t have anything bad to say about it. It has a lot of curb a … (read more)
I moved into the Bickford of Rocky River two weeks ago. I like the fact that the staff responds right away, and they’re very friendly. I don’t have anything bad to say about it. It has a lot of curb a … (read more)

Brooklyn Pointe

4800 Idlewood Drive, Cleveland, OH, 44144

Brooklyn Pointe is a home in Cleveland, Ohio, nearby local services nearby include Cleveland Public Library, Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Brooklyn Pointe can aid s … (read more)
Brooklyn Pointe is a home in Cleveland, Ohio, nearby local services nearby include Cleveland Public Library, Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Brooklyn Pointe can aid s … (read more)

Tranquil Gardens

1004 Simich Drive, Seven Hills, OH, 44131

My mother stayed at Tranquil Gardens for a month-and-a-half. It was wonderful. My mom recently passed away, but she loved the place. She was taken care of so wonderfully, she just loved it. She said s … (read more)
My mother stayed at Tranquil Gardens for a month-and-a-half. It was wonderful. My mom recently passed away, but she loved the place. She was taken care of so wonderfully, she just loved it. She said s … (read more)

Vitalia Active Adult Community at North Royalton

8239 York Road, North Royalton, OH, 44133

Vitalia Active Adult Community at North Royalton was beautiful. We toured the whole place and saw the assisted living and memory care. It was all brand new, and everyone was very helpful and very info … (read more)
Vitalia Active Adult Community at North Royalton was beautiful. We toured the whole place and saw the assisted living and memory care. It was all brand new, and everyone was very helpful and very info … (read more)

Paramount Senior Living at Middleburg Heights

15435 Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights, OH, 44130

I am most impressed at the Paramount Senior Living at Middleburg Heights. It was a very, very nice, clean, and organized facility. They have very good staff. It is a very nice place. I’m very impresse … (read more)
I am most impressed at the Paramount Senior Living at Middleburg Heights. It was a very, very nice, clean, and organized facility. They have very good staff. It is a very nice place. I’m very impresse … (read more)

Rocky River Village formerly known as Harbor Court

22900 Center Ridge Road, Rocky River, OH, 44116

I toured Rocky River Village. The sample room they showed me was very nice. I didn’t see a lot of staff there. It seemed like the ratio of people to staff wasn’t particularly high from my own visual o … (read more)
I toured Rocky River Village. The sample room they showed me was very nice. I didn’t see a lot of staff there. It seemed like the ratio of people to staff wasn’t particularly high from my own visual o … (read more)

Danbury Senior Living Broadview Heights

9500 Broadview Road, Broadview Heights, OH, 44147

Danbury Senior Living Broadview Heights is located in Broadview Heights, Ohio, just moments from the Ohio Turnpike, and Broadview Heights Recreation Department. According to visitors, this facility is … (read more)
Danbury Senior Living Broadview Heights is located in Broadview Heights, Ohio, just moments from the Ohio Turnpike, and Broadview Heights Recreation Department. According to visitors, this facility is … (read more)


Heritage at Seven Hills

820 E Danwood Dr., Seven Hills, OH, 44131


Vitalia Rockside – Active Adult Community

6100 Lombardo Center South , Seven Hills, OH, 44131


Generations Senior Living of Berea

4 Berea Commons, Berea, OH, 44017

Generations Senior Living Home is an assisted living facility located in Berea, Ohio, right next to Coe Lake Park and less than two miles from Southwest General Hospital. Many residents appreciate the … (read more)
Generations Senior Living Home is an assisted living facility located in Berea, Ohio, right next to Coe Lake Park and less than two miles from Southwest General Hospital. Many residents appreciate the … (read more)

Jennings

10204 Granger Road, Garfield Heights, OH, 44125

Jennings was very nice. We might have considered them, except they didn’t do any field trips or anything like that, and my husband would enjoy that because he used to love going for a ride. They had … (read more)
Jennings was very nice. We might have considered them, except they didn’t do any field trips or anything like that, and my husband would enjoy that because he used to love going for a ride. They had … (read more)

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Generations Senior Living of Strongsville

18960 Falling Water Road, Strongsville, OH, 44136

Generations Senior Living of Strongsville is in Strongsville, Ohio, conveniently close to Bonnie Park, Strongsville Recreation and Senior Complex and The Greens of Strongsville. Visitors mention the c … (read more)
Generations Senior Living of Strongsville is in Strongsville, Ohio, conveniently close to Bonnie Park, Strongsville Recreation and Senior Complex and The Greens of Strongsville. Visitors mention the c … (read more)

Royalton Woods

14277 state road, North Royalton, OH, 44133

Royalton Woods was an older place, but the entrance was beautiful. Everyone that we talked to was very helpful. I liked that place. The dining area, the kitchen, and the laundry room were all very nic … (read more)
Royalton Woods was an older place, but the entrance was beautiful. Everyone that we talked to was very helpful. I liked that place. The dining area, the kitchen, and the laundry room were all very nic … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Parma

Assisted living communities in Parma are regulated by the Bureau of Regulatory Operations at the Ohio Department of Health. This bureau issues licenses to residential care facilities throughout Ohio, conducts regular and unannounced inspections and monitors compliance with state regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Parma

  • Summers in Parma tend to be warm and humid, while winters are generally cold enough for snow. Long spring and fall evenings encourage seniors to head outdoors and enjoy the town’s parks and trails, which are generally accessible to seniors of all mobility levels.
  • Ohio does not tax Social Security payments at any level, up to the maximum. Other retirement income is taxed at the same rate as any wages, though seniors may qualify for various state credits that reduce their tax liability. Seniors who get less than $100,000 a year have four tax credits that each are worth between $25 and $200. Ohio’s senior citizen credit is also worth $50 for seniors who file.
  • Parma is far below both the national and the state crime rate for both violent and property offenses. Year over year crime rates show a gradual decline in Parma’s street crime over the years from 2006 to 2019. In 2014, Parma earned third place as one of America’s safest cities with a population above 25,000 from Neighborhood Scout.
  • Cuyahoga County’s Senior Transportation Connection (STC) helps seniors get around town with scheduled door-to-door disabled ride and ambulatory shuttle service. STC charges discounted rates for seniors’ rides, with help from charitable donations, and operates Monday through Friday. Seniors can book a ride for any personal purpose, including medical visits, up to three days in advance. 
  • Seniors have a wealth of options for community events and attractions in the Parma area. Natural attractions in the region include the Rocky River Nature Center and West Creek Reservation, while indoors the Cleveland Greenhouse puts on an annual poinsettia display every December. Every holiday season, communities all around Parma compete to put on elaborate displays of Christmas lights. St. Stanislaus in Slavic Village and St. Stephen on West 54th St. are historic local churches with easy wheelchair access for visitors with limited mobility.

Paying for Assisted Living in Parma

Assisted living costs in Parma average $3,950 a month, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey. The average across the state of Ohio is higher, at $4,350 a month, as is the national median, $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Parma’s assisted living costs are lower, at $3,950, than the cost of similar services elsewhere in Ohio. Dayton, for example, has a monthly median cost of $5,245, while Cincinnati’s assisted living costs average $4,750 a month, $800 higher than costs in Parma.

$3950

Parma

$4350

Ohio

$4300

The United states

$4750

Cincinnati

$4779

Toledo

$5245

Dayton

$4875

Akron

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Parma have other residential care options beside assisted living. Adult day health services in Parma cost an average of $1,246 a month. In-home care is available from both homemaker and home health aide services, which in Parma, cost an average of $4,362 and $4,410 a month, respectively. The average cost of a semiprivate room in a nursing home in Parma is $7,848, while private rooms average $8,745 a month.

$4362

Homemaker Services

$4410

Home Health Aide

$1246

Adult Day Health Care

$3950

Assisted Living Facility

$7848

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8745

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Parma was not available, so data for the closest city, Columbus, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Parma

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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 Parma

Seniors in the Parma area have a number of free local programs and offices to help them find the help they need to get by in their homes or in assisted living. These agencies offer supportive services at no cost that range from social events and enrichment classes to medical transportation and appeals help for veterans’ benefits.

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Contact 

Service

(800) 266-4346

The Ohio Department of Aging Services operates several programs that are designed to help seniors aged 60 and over live independently. The office offers a no-cost daily phone check-in service for seniors, called Staying Connected, as well as benefits guidance and an ombudsman for taking reports of elder care issues from the public. The office also administers Ohio's PASSPORT Medicaid waiver program, which helps aging citizens remain in their homes with professional caregiver assistance.

(440) 885-8800

The Smallwood Activities Center helps seniors in Parma stay connected to the rest of the senior community with a wide range of social programs, which it offers at no cost to seniors aged 60 and over. Support services include nutritional support and home-delivered meals, wellness programs, exercise groups and walking clubs, case manager services, blood pressure screening, support groups for seniors with limited vision, bereavement support groups and line dancing classes. Quilting, crafts and ballroom dancing classes are offered at the center, as are senior-friendly game nights, including bingo, chess, pinochle and bridge. Dances, speaker visits and group travel are organized through the center, as is a free senior medical transportation service for personal and health-related trips around the area.

(216) 698-2600

The Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission provides guidance and case manager support for honorably discharged veterans to find and apply for benefits they're entitled to. Veterans, surviving spouses and eligible dependents can get help from the commission with applying for VA health and pension benefits, obtaining education benefits, pension issues and income supplements. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Parma

Parma-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 Ohio