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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Wadsworth, OH for 2024

Wadsworth is a small city near Akron, offering quick access to many dining, shopping and cultural attractions. The city has a population of about 24,500 people, 18.9% of whom are aged 65 or older, well above the national norm. Wadsworth's relatively large senior population helps foster a welcoming atmosphere for older adults, and the city is well-equipped to serve its senior citizens. Multiple medical facilities and senior centers are in town, and a variety of assisted living communities are available nearby.

Assisted living facilities serve seniors who need help with day-to-day tasks. As directed by care plans, caregivers assist with personal grooming, medication management, bathing and other daily activities. Staff members also handle chores such as housekeeping and meal preparation, allowing residents to relax and enjoy on-site social events. In Wadsworth, this type of care costs $4,993 per month on average, which is more than the state and national norms, according to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

This guide takes a closer look at assisted living in Wadsworth, including a comparison of care prices in nearby cities. It also explores the benefits and drawbacks of living in Wadsworth and provides a list of helpful resources for area seniors.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Wadsworth

The Bureau of Regulatory Operations at the Ohio Department of Health is in charge of licensing assisted living communities throughout the state, including those in Wadsworth. Through enforcing health and safety rules, staffing requirements and training regulations, the agency ensures seniors in assisted living facilities receive safe, proper care. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Wadsworth

  • The overall cost of living in Wadsworth is 7% higher than Ohio's statewide average, but it's 10.3% lower than the national norm. Local health care is also cheaper than the national norm, with medical services in Wadsworth costing 15.2% less than average. 
  • Ohio is a relatively tax-friendly retirement destination. Most forms of retirement income are subject to state income taxes ranging from 2.8% to 4%, although Social Security benefits are an exception. Additionally, the city of Wadsworth imposes a flat income tax rate of 1.4%, but all forms of retirement income are exempt
  • Wadsworth has lower crime rates than the average American city. On a 100-point scale, the city ranks at 11.4 for violent crime versus 22.7 nationally, and local property crime ranks at 29.5 compared to 35.4. Seniors in assisted living communities have added protection thanks to on-site security systems, such as cameras, locked gates and monitored entrances.
  • In terms of weather, Wadsworth scores 9.1 on a 10-point comfort index, meaning it's more pleasant than most locations across the country. Still, winters can be very cold with 34 inches of total snowfall. Summer might make up for the colder season, however, with temperatures reaching 83 degrees Fahrenheit. The city also offers low humidity throughout most the year, making it more comfortable for seniors who are sensitive to heat.
  • Wadsworth has 32.9% fewer physicians per capita than the national norm, which might make it difficult to schedule medical services. However, assisted living facilities typically offer timely health care on-site, such as physical therapy and vitals monitoring. Additionally, Wadsworth is home to Summa Health Wadsworth-Rittman Medical Center, a highly rated 113-bed hospital.

Paying for Assisted Living in Wadsworth

In Wadsworth, seniors can expect to pay an average of $4,993 per month for assisted living.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living in Wadsworth is 11% more expensive than the national norm and 7.7% costlier than Ohio's statewide average. Due to the city's relatively high cost of care, it's important to consider options in other locations before choosing a facility. Assisted living in Columbus is notably cheaper than in Wadsworth, averaging $908 less per month, and rates in Dayton are $743 lower. Prices in Cincinnati are closer to those in Wadsworth, but they're still more cost-effective at $4,666 on average.

Wadsworth

$4,993

Ohio

$4,635

United States

$4,500

Cincinnati

$4,666

Dayton

$4,250

Columbus

$4,085

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Wadsworth have access to a variety of care options at varying price points. Adult day health care is the cheapest option at $1,625 on average, although that rate doesn't include other living expenses such as housing. In-home care and home health care also don't include housing, but they provide one-on-one support and are more expensive at $4,052 and $4,099, respectively. On the other hand, assisted living includes room and board, so it's costlier on average at $4,993. Nursing home facilities include medical care, housing and meals in their rates and average the most at $8,000 per month.

In-Home Care

$4,052

Home Health Care

$4,099

Adult Day Health Care

$1,625

Assisted Living Facility

$4,993

Nursing Home Facility (semi private room)

$8,000

Note: Data for Wadsworth was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Akron, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Wadsworth

Seniors in Ohio may be eligible for the state's Assisted Living Waiver program and/or the residential state supplement. Both help pay some or all of the cost of assisted living for aging citizens who need some level of residential care.

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

Financial Assistance 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 Wadsworth

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Wadsworth

Wadsworth 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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Lisa

I visited this facility

Review of The Village of St. Edward - Wadsworth

The Village of St. Edward - Wadsworth was beautiful. The building was very new. It was only two years old, so we really liked it. The staff was lovely. We were looking for an efficiency room and it...

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Lisa

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Inn at Coal Ridge

My dad just moved into the Inn at Coal Ridge. When my sister and I first went to check them out, we just felt like it was the right place. It's homey. It's not brand spanking new, so it has some...

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Amy

I visited this facility

Review of The Village of St. Edward - Wadsworth

The Village of St. Edward is very, very well set up and the people are extremely friendly. I toured it a couple of months ago and saw their assisted living and memory care. The person who toured me...

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