2 Assisted Living Facilities in Upper Sandusky, OH

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Upper Sandusky, OH

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Westbrook Assisted Living and Memory ...

Provides: Assisted Living
101 Westbrook Blvd, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
"Westbrook cared for my grandmother and they were truly caring and compassionate to her needs. They had vibrant activities to keep her busy and her mind sharp. The staff truly loved her like we did...." More

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Fairhaven Community

Provides: Assisted Living
850 Marseilles Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
"The Alcove Apartments of Fairhaven Community offer both independent and assisted living. Located on the same campus as Fairhaven's Fast Track Rehab Wing, skilled nursing, Alzheimer's Care,..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Upper Sandusky

    Upper Sandusky is located along the banks of the Sandusky River in Ohio, a picturesque spot with several riverside trails popular for walking and bird watching. This small town, with a population of just 6,800, is equally spaced between Toledo and Columbus, allowing easy access to big-city amenities for the city's seniors, who make up about 20% of the residents. As they age, these seniors are a demographic likely to need accommodations in an assisted living facility to help with daily living needs and light health care. Upper Sandusky is home to two of these group homes. 

    Assisted living facilities are referred to as Residential Care Facilities by the state of Ohio. The state's Department of Health licenses and regulates each property and conducts unannounced inspections annually. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Upper Sandusky

    • The weather in Upper Sandusky consists of warm, mild summers and long winters that are cold and snowy. With January low temperatures averaging in the teens, seniors with health conditions that are aggravated by the cold may not be comfortable here. 
    • The cost of living in the U.S. is measured using a baseline of 100 for the average. In Upper Sandusky, the overall cost of living is 80.3, lower than the rest of the country. Housing costs are half the national average, which may mean assisted living fees are less, too, since operating costs are lower. This is important for those on a limited income. 
    • The state of Ohio provides a Homestead Exemption for seniors and those with a qualifying disability. This is a tax exemption that adjusts the amount of property taxes owed, which may be helpful for those with a tight budget.
    • Crime rates, both violent and property, are lower in Upper Sandusky than the rest of the nation. Violent crime is 12.7 on a scale of 1 to 100, compared to the U.S. average of 22.7. Property crimes measure 33.2, compared to the 35.4 national average. 
    • The Upper Sandusky area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Wyandot Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Upper Sandusky has an array of community resources for seniors, including one multi-purpose senior center and the Wyandot County Council on Aging, an organization that plans trips and activities.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Upper Sandusky

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Ohio

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,712.00 Bucyrus
    $3,570.00 Willard
    $3,285.00 Upper Sandusky
    $3,270.00 Findlay
    $3,100.00 Tiffin
    $2,478.00 Marion

    Assisted Living costs in Upper Sandusky start around $3,285 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 Upper 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 Upper Sandusky

    The Ohio Assisted Living Waiver Program is available to seniors who meet certain eligibility guidelines to help offset the cost of assisted living fees. Most seniors who receive Medicaid will be eligible for this program. 

    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 Upper Sandusky

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Upper Sandusky

    Upper 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 Upper Sandusky, OH

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Upper Sandusky

    • Review of Westbrook Assisted Living and Memory Care

      Westbrook cared for my grandmother and they were truly caring and compassionate to her needs. They had vibrant activities to keep her busy and her mind sharp. The staff truly loved her like we did.... Read more

      Ghost2244
    • Review of Westbrook Assisted Living and Memory Care

      My Aunt has been living at Westbrook Assisted Living & Memory Care In Upper Sandusky, Ohio since 2005. There is No Where in the world she could have ever gotten any better care! She has never h... Read more

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    • Review of Westbrook Assisted Living and Memory Care

      I am not impressed, the kitchen manager is also the activities director, the food quality is getting worse. Maybe she should concentrate on one area that benefits the residents that pay "alot of mo... Read more

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