5 Assisted Living Facilities near Sandusky, OH

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Sandusky, OH

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Parkvue Community

Provides: Assisted Living
3800 Boardwalk Blvd., Sandusky, OH 44870
"My wife and I have lived at Parkvue in a two bedroom independent living apartment. We LOVE the place. The swimming pool makes it feel like a resort. The food is good, the staff goes out of the..." More

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Portland Place

Provides: Assisted Living
3808 Venice Road, Sandusky, OH 44870
"The community feels like home...very inviting. My mother loves the food which is served like a fine dining restaurant. She is not one to participate in much but there are plenty to choose from. At..." More

The Commons of Providence Specialized...

Provides: Assisted Living
4901 providence drive, Sandusky, OH 44870
"My tour at The Commons of Providence was really good. It was really organized. The place was neat and orderly. They had a lot of amenities. They had a starbucks coffee bar, an ice cream parlor, and..." More

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Otterbein North Shore

Provides: Assisted Living
9400 north shore blvd., Lakeside Marblehead, OH...
"Otterbein North Shore Senior Lifestyle Community is a continuing care community located in Marblehead, Ohio, just steps from Lakeside Chautauqua - a well known learning community. Also, Lake Erie..." More

Chalet at the Vineyard on Catawba

Provides: Assisted Living
3896 E Vineyard Village Dr, Port Clinton, OH 43452

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Sandusky

    Sandusky, OH, was once a major stop on the Underground Railroad for slaves escaping to Canada. This port city on the shore of Lake Erie is home to eight assisted living communities, where seniors enjoy safe, comfortable living and 24-hour assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). All assisted living communities in Ohio are regulated by the Ohio Department of Health’s Office of Health Assurance and Licensing, which conducts inspections for quality of care and staff training. As a rule, local communities also offer group activities and sometimes help with arranging offsite transportation for medical visits and other day trips.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Sandusky

    • Weather in Sandusky consists of mild summers and sometimes-cold winters. Summer highs here rarely get higher than 82 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter lows dip to 21 degrees, which can be an issue for seniors with COPD and other breathing problems. Sandusky gets about 51 inches of rain a year and 16 inches of snow in the coldest months.

    • Sandusky is a really affordable town for many seniors. The average cost of groceries here is 95 percent lower than national averages, while seniors pay about 99 percent of the national rate for health care.

    • Ohio's income tax 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 are tax-free, though seniors who shop for themselves still pay sales taxes of from 6.5 to 8 percent. The state also charges gas tax of 28 cents a gallon. 
    • The crime rate in Sandusky has been consistently falling for many years. Crime in all categories has fallen from highs of about double the national average in 2002, to about 10 percent lower than the national median by 2016. Seniors who enjoy an active lifestyle outside their community can enjoy safe evening strolls in most neighborhoods.

    • Transportation in Sandusky is handled by the Sandusky Transit System (STS). This service operates multiple bus routes around town and offers significant senior discounts with valid transit ID.

    • The Sandusky area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Firelands Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Sandusky

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Ohio

    $4,080.00 Bellevue
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,662.00 Lorain
    $3,570.00 Willard
    $3,200.00 Fremont
    $1,698.00 Clyde
    $1,477.00 Sandusky

    Assisted Living costs in Sandusky start around $1,477 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 Sandusky 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 Sandusky

    Seniors in Ohio who need financial assistance can apply for the state's Assisted Living Waiver and its residential state supplement to help cover some or all of the costs of assisted living.

    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 Sandusky

    Sandusky 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 Sandusky, please visit our Assisted Living in Ohio page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sandusky

    Sandusky-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 Sandusky, OH

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Sandusky

    • Review of Portland Place

      I would NEVER send a family member there again. They are rude and unclean. The administrative staff is horrible. They just want your money. They raise price every month. Food is NOT healthy. Rooms ... Read more

    • Review of The Commons of Providence Specialized Assisted Living

      My tour at The Commons of Providence was really good. It was really organized. The place was neat and orderly. They had a lot of amenities. They had a starbucks coffee bar, an ice cream parlor, and... Read more

    • Review of Portland Place

      Don't take your loved ones here!!!!! This place does nothing but charge more to do less! My Mom has been here for a year and she has had so many urinary tract infections from sitting in dirty... Read more

      So Very Unhappy
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