Assisted Living in Westerville
Parkside Village730 N Spring Rd, Westerville, OH
Inniswood Village1195 North St, Westerville, OH
Paramount Senior Living at Westerville690 Cooper Road, Westerville, OH
Feridean Commons6885 freeman road, Westerville, OH
The Village at Westerville Retirement Center215 Huber Village Boulevard, Westerville, OH
Brookdale Trillium Crossing3500 Trillium Crossing, Columbus, OH
Brookdale Chestnut Hill5055 Thompson Road, Columbus, OH
Sunrise of Gahanna775 East Johnstown Road, Gahanna, OH
Friendship Village Columbus5675 Ponderosa Blvd., Columbus, OH
Bickford of Worthington6525 North High Street, Worthington, OH
At A Glance
There are 35 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Westerville is $3,106 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Westerville
Westerville, Ohio, was the site of the 1875 "Whiskey War," when Prohibitionists actually planted gunpowder bombs in local saloons to protest the selling of "fermented spirits." Today, the saloons are relatively safe in Westerville, and they share the town with 37 assisted living facilities (ALFs). The ALFs are regulated by the Ohio Department of Health’s Office of Health Assurance and Licensing. This state-level body inspects facilities to ensure good health and safety standards and a generally high level of staff training. Assisted living staff provide 24-hour supervision and emergency response for residents, as well as help with bathing, dressing and other common activities of daily living (ADLs).
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Westerville
Weather in Westerville can get cold in the winter, which creates issues for some seniors with COPD or other breathing disorders. December lows dip to 21 degrees Fahrenheit, though the mild summers here bring highs of 85 degrees Fahrenheit in summer. Westerville gets 39 inches of rain in a typical year, and 19 inches of snow fall in the coldest months.
Cost of living in Westerville is reasonable for many seniors on fixed incomes. The average grocery bill here is 90 percent of what it is elsewhere in the country, while seniors who pay for transportation generally pay only 98 percent of the average nationwide.
- Ohio's income tax rate runs from 0.495 to 4.997 percent, with local taxes adding between 0 and 3 percent more. Seniors who live on certain types of retirement income, as well as SSI recipients, may be exempt from this. The state adds between 6.5 and 8 percent to the cost of purchases with sales tax.
- Westerville is a safe place to live, especially for seniors who worry about violent crime. Crime rates in town are less than half what they are nationwide across most categories.
- Seniors who need a lift around Westerville have the option of riding one of the buses the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) runs throughout the area. COTA offers discount fares to adults over 60 and riders with disabilities, though valid ID must be presented at the time of boarding.
- The Westerville area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mount Carmel St. Ann's, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Westerville
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Westerville start around $3,106 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 Westerville 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 Westerville
Ohio offers a residential state supplement program to help cover assisted living costs. Also, the state's Assisted Living Waiver program helps seniors who qualify for Medicaid cover the cost of assisted living.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Ohio page.
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 Westerville
Westerville 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.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Westerville
Westerville-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.