An inner-ring suburb of Cleveland, Shaker Heights is home to an estimated 27,027 people, including about 4,970 seniors. The small city is known for the charming Colonial and revival structures throughout its Shaker Village Historic District. The scenic community boasts a very low crime rate and tax policies that benefit older residents. Everything Cleveland has to offer — including its world-class medical facilities — is just a short drive away.

Active seniors who find themselves in need of help with day-to-day activities may consider moving into one of the area’s assisted living facilities. In these homelike settings, residents enjoy the company of other seniors while receiving the daily support they need. Shaker Heights seniors pay an average of $3,950 per month for assisted living, Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey revealed, which is affordable compared to state and national figures.

In this guide, seniors will find details about assisted living in Shaker Heights, including how much it costs and the benefits of living in the city.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Shaker Heights, OH

Shaker Gardens Nursing & Rehab Center

3550 Northfield Road, Shaker Heights, OH, 44122

I’m going to choose Shaker Gardens Nursing & Rehab Center for my uncle because that was the only one I kept calling that would accept him. The place was good, they’re nice and everything and it lo … (read more)
I’m going to choose Shaker Gardens Nursing & Rehab Center for my uncle because that was the only one I kept calling that would accept him. The place was good, they’re nice and everything and it lo … (read more)

Woodside Senior Living

19455 Rockside Road, Bedford, OH, 44146

My aunt has moved into Woodside Senior Living. We chose it because she has the option to cook if she wanted to. They provide an apartment-sized stove. The apartment is very spacious. The bedroom is se … (read more)
My aunt has moved into Woodside Senior Living. We chose it because she has the option to cook if she wanted to. They provide an apartment-sized stove. The apartment is very spacious. The bedroom is se … (read more)

Hamlet at Chagrin Falls

200 Hamlet Hills Drive, Chagrin Falls, OH, 44022

Hamlet at Chagrin Falls was very nice. People were caring and they had a lot of activities going on. That would be the best place for my parents if we went. They would have their own apartment. Everyt … (read more)
Hamlet at Chagrin Falls was very nice. People were caring and they had a lot of activities going on. That would be the best place for my parents if we went. They would have their own apartment. Everyt … (read more)

The Winfield at Richmond Heights

261 Richmond Road, Richmond Heights, OH, 44143

My mom was left in her chair for twelve hours no one changed her diaper all day. She has a bed sore on her lower back and she needs to be put in bed every few hours. They forget to give her medication … (read more)
My mom was left in her chair for twelve hours no one changed her diaper all day. She has a bed sore on her lower back and she needs to be put in bed every few hours. They forget to give her medication … (read more)

Light of Hearts Villa

283 union street, Bedford, OH, 44146

Light of Hearts Villa is an assisted living facility that goes above and beyond what a family expects. Rooms are spacious even the efficiency suites. All have private bathrooms and kitchenettes. Bu … (read more)
Light of Hearts Villa is an assisted living facility that goes above and beyond what a family expects. Rooms are spacious even the efficiency suites. All have private bathrooms and kitchenettes. Bu … (read more)

Anthology of Mayfield Heights

6200 Landerhaven, Mayfield Heights, OH, 44124

The Anthology of Mayfield Heights was very clean, very well maintained, and decorated. Everything looked newly built. I could tell that that was just put in place and they said that they were just rec … (read more)
The Anthology of Mayfield Heights was very clean, very well maintained, and decorated. Everything looked newly built. I could tell that that was just put in place and they said that they were just rec … (read more)

Richmond Heights Place

562 Richmond Rd, Richmond Heights, OH, 44143

I toured Richmond Heights Place. The rooms are basically like studio apartments. They all had their own shower and bathroom. They were okay. The upkeep seemed well taken care of. Each cottage has two … (read more)
I toured Richmond Heights Place. The rooms are basically like studio apartments. They all had their own shower and bathroom. They were okay. The upkeep seemed well taken care of. Each cottage has two … (read more)

Stone Gardens Assisted Living Residence

27090 Cedar Road, Beachwood, OH, 44122

My dad has been at Stone Gardens for 17 months–before covid, it was a dynamic, interactive facility, with full capabilities from music, news oriented programming, exercise, movies, happy hour mingli … (read more)
My dad has been at Stone Gardens for 17 months–before covid, it was a dynamic, interactive facility, with full capabilities from music, news oriented programming, exercise, movies, happy hour mingli … (read more)


Alpine House of Maple Heights

5500 Northfield Rd. , Maple Heights, OH, 44137

Alpine House of Maple Heights is assisted living. It’s a smaller dwelling that’s more secure than where my father is now, so I give them props on the security. The food comes with the rent so you don’ … (read more)
Alpine House of Maple Heights is assisted living. It’s a smaller dwelling that’s more secure than where my father is now, so I give them props on the security. The food comes with the rent so you don’ … (read more)

Rose Senior Living – Beachwood

23611 Harvard Road , Beachwood, OH, 44122

Please do not entrust the care of your loved one to the Assisted Living (AL) unit at Rose if they need staff to administer their daily medication. Rose is not currently equipped to do this. I have a … (read more)
Please do not entrust the care of your loved one to the Assisted Living (AL) unit at Rose if they need staff to administer their daily medication. Rose is not currently equipped to do this. I have a … (read more)

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Forest Hills Place

3151 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH, 44118

What I liked the best about Forest Hills Place was that it seemed like the staff were extremely busy. They had no rooms available, but they were taking people for a waiting list and the staff we met w … (read more)
What I liked the best about Forest Hills Place was that it seemed like the staff were extremely busy. They had no rooms available, but they were taking people for a waiting list and the staff we met w … (read more)

Tapestry Senior Living Wickliffe

28500 Euclid Ave, Wickliffe, OH, 44092

My Mom died here this past July. It’s a very lovely and clean facility, but most of the staff, especially the administrator and head of nursing are clueless. The LPNs do little more than administer … (read more)
My Mom died here this past July. It’s a very lovely and clean facility, but most of the staff, especially the administrator and head of nursing are clueless. The LPNs do little more than administer … (read more)

The Woodlands of Shaker Heights

16333 Chagrin Boulevard, Cleveland, OH, 44120

The Woodlands of Shaker Heights, located just outside Cleveland, is located a few minutes from Shaker Heights Public Library. Visitors appreciate the proximity to town and the clean, welcoming environ … (read more)
The Woodlands of Shaker Heights, located just outside Cleveland, is located a few minutes from Shaker Heights Public Library. Visitors appreciate the proximity to town and the clean, welcoming environ … (read more)

The Woods at Solon Pointe

5625 Emerald Ridge Pkwy, Solon, OH, 44139

The man who was at The Woods at Solon Pointe wasn’t the admissions man, but he still took us on the tour. Unfortunately, he didn’t have all the information we needed. He was very nice, but we weren’t … (read more)
The man who was at The Woods at Solon Pointe wasn’t the admissions man, but he still took us on the tour. Unfortunately, he didn’t have all the information we needed. He was very nice, but we weren’t … (read more)


Cedar Living at Mayfield Heights

30091 Cedar Road, Mayfield Heights, OH, 44124


Heritage at Seven Hills

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


McGregor Assisted Living

14850 Private Drive, Cleveland, OH, 44112


Vitalia Rockside – Active Adult Community

6100 Lombardo Center South , Seven Hills, OH, 44131


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Shaker Heights

Assisted living communities in Shaker Heights are licensed as residential care facilities by the Ohio Department of Health. Licensed facilities must follow all state laws and regulations. The department conducts unannounced inspections on a nine-to-15 month cycle to ensure facilities are in compliance with the laws.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Shaker Heights

  • Residents of Shaker Heights enjoy easy access to the many hospitals in nearby Cleveland. This includes the world-famous Cleveland Clinic, which was named the nation’s second-best hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Other well-regarded local hospitals include the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and MetroHealth Medical Center.
  • In Shaker Heights, the combined rate of property and violent crime is just 8.69 per 1,000 residents. Statewide, the overall crime rate is much higher at 23.49 per 1,000 residents. This means Shaker Heights is considerably safer than many other communities in Ohio. 
  • Shaker Heights has an overall cost of living about 16% higher than the Ohio average. This is largely due to its above-average housing costs, although residents also face higher prices for transportation and groceries than the state norms. Still, it’s a relatively affordable place to retire by national standards.
  • Ohio doesn’t tax Social Security benefits, Railroad Retirement benefits or military pensions, which leaves more money in seniors’ pockets. For other types of retirement income, the state also offers tax credits for retirees with base incomes below $100,000. The sales tax rate in Shaker Heights is 8%, which is slightly higher than the state average rate of 7.23%.
  • The Cleveland-Akron-Canton metropolitan area suffers from air pollution problems, according to American Lung Association rankings. It was ranked one of the nation’s most polluted cities for year-round particle pollution. However, that doesn’t mean seniors need to breathe unhealthy air. Residents can protect themselves by monitoring the daily forecast and staying indoors on days with poor air quality.
  • Seniors who are uncomfortable in hot weather will enjoy Shaker Heights’ cool climate. During the winter months, daytime high temperatures hover around the freezing mark. Summers are relatively mild, with average highs around 80 degrees, and temperatures over 90 degrees are a rare occurrence. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Shaker Heights

Seniors in the Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights enjoy below-average rates for assisted living, according to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey. The average cost in the city is $3,950 per month, while seniors are paying $4,350 statewide and $4,300 nationwide. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Many cities in northern Ohio have higher assisted living prices than Shaker Heights. Seniors in nearby Canton pay $4,633 per month, while the Akron average is even higher at $4,875. To the west in Toledo, costs are similarly high at $4,779 per month. With an average cost of $3,750 per month, Mansfield offers the region’s lowest assisted living prices. 

$3950

Shaker Heights

$4350

Ohio

$4300

The United States

$4633

Canton

$4875

Akron

$4779

Toledo

$3570

Mansfield

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors who are considering assisted living may be interested in comparing the costs of other long-term care options. At $1,246 per month, adult day health care is the least expensive choice. Seniors who prefer to receive homemaker assistance pay $4,362 per month, and slightly more at $4,410 if they need home health aide services. Nursing home facilities charge monthly fees of $7,848 for semiprivate and $8,745 for private rooms.

$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 Shaker Heights was not available, so data for the closest city, Cleveland, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Shaker Heights

Seniors who need help paying assisted living costs can apply for Ohio’s Assisted Living Waiver. Financial assistance is also available through MyCare Ohio and the Ohio Residential State Supplement program.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Shaker Heights

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 Shaker Heights

The Shaker Heights area offers no shortage of free resources to assist seniors. Older adults can turn to one of the region’s many government agencies or nonprofit organizations to access transportation programs, social activities, referral services and much more. 

ResourceContact Service
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging(800) 626-7277The Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is a one-stop shop for aging resources in Cuyahoga County. Seniors can contact the AAA to learn about or access local resources, such as senior centers, discount programs, legal services and more. The AAA can also help seniors access Medicaid-funded long-term care supports, such as the state’s Assisted Living waiver program. As the long-term care ombudsman, the AAA helps assisted living residents resolve issues with care quality and billing issues.
Shaker Heights Senior Services(216) 491-1295The city of Shaker Heights provides many services for its older residents. Adults aged 50 and older can take part in the Recreation Department’s activities and events. Some of the many fun opportunities include luncheons, bingo games and French classes. The department also offers health and wellness programs, including fitness classes and foot care information sessions. During tax season, seniors can stop by the Shaker Heights Public Library for free tax preparation assistance. 
Senior Transportation Connection(216) 265-1489Senior Transportation Connection is a nonprofit organization that serves Cuyahoga County. Through a partnership with the city of Shaker Heights, it provides affordable rides to residents aged 60 and older.  For just $1 each way, Shaker Heights seniors can get rides to medical appointments, grocery stores and the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building. They can travel to other destinations in the Cleveland suburbs for just $5 each way. 
Greater Cleveland Volunteers(216) 391-9500Greater Cleveland Volunteers is a nonprofit organization that helps adults give back to their communities. Each year, it helps more than 2,000 volunteers find short- or long-term placements. Seniors can take advantage of its programs for older volunteers. Through its Cuyahoga County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), seniors can assist local nonprofits with important initiatives, such as health education, disaster services and economic opportunities. Another option is the AARP Foundation Experience Corps, which pairs seniors with young children in need of tutoring. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Shaker Heights

Shaker Heights-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 Shaker Heights