The tight-knit community of Wickliffe, OH is a mere 20-minute drive east of Cleveland. Fewer than 13,000 people call the small city home, with over a fifth of residents aged 65 and over. Seniors in the city are well served by a transportation service and many available resources throughout the community. The area’s cost of living is budget-friendly, and the city sees little crime, making it an attractive retirement option. 

Assisted living is a long-term housing option for older adults who are generally active but need support with some day-to-day tasks. Living spaces in these facilities range from shared rooms to apartments. Communities often include services such as help with bathing, dressing and eating and offer a range of social and recreational activities. In Cleveland, the closest community with recorded data, the average monthly cost for assisted living in 2021 was $4,940, slightly larger than the national average of $4,500.

This guide lists some features of the Wickliffe community and offers an assisted living price comparison between the city and other areas. We’ve also listed some helpful local resources to assist seniors in getting the most out of their long-term care. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Wickliffe, OH

Brookdale Wickliffe

Located close to Manakiki Golf Course, Gully Brook Park, Lake Erie and Pine Ridge Country Club, Brookdale Wickliffe is an ideal assisted living facility for any senior citizen in Wickliffe, Ohio. This … (read more)
Located close to Manakiki Golf Course, Gully Brook Park, Lake Erie and Pine Ridge Country Club, Brookdale Wickliffe is an ideal assisted living facility for any senior citizen in Wickliffe, Ohio. This … (read more)

Tapestry Senior Living Wickliffe

I toured Tapestry Senior Living Wickliffe. The location is what I liked the least. The amenities were adequate. They were not great. There’s nothing to improve on, I just don’t like the location. The … (read more)
I toured Tapestry Senior Living Wickliffe. The location is what I liked the least. The amenities were adequate. They were not great. There’s nothing to improve on, I just don’t like the location. The … (read more)

The Winfield at Richmond Heights

My sister moved into The Winfield at Richmond Heights. She’s pretty happy there. She’s only been there a week, but she said, "So far, so good." The staff I had contact with were very good. I had lunch … (read more)
My sister moved into The Winfield at Richmond Heights. She’s pretty happy there. She’s only been there a week, but she said, "So far, so good." The staff I had contact with were very good. I had lunch … (read more)

Anthology of Mayfield Heights

My father has moved to Anthology of Mayfield Heights. They were very personable, the care workers are hands-on and attentive to my father. As a result of that, he is acclimated very well to the facili … (read more)
My father has moved to Anthology of Mayfield Heights. They were very personable, the care workers are hands-on and attentive to my father. As a result of that, he is acclimated very well to the facili … (read more)

Stone Gardens Assisted Living Residence

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)

Maple Ridge Senior Living

Maple Ridge Senior Living seemed well taken care of. What I liked about it was that they have cottages and there are only about 15 residents per cottage, and it feels more like a home. The staff seeme … (read more)
Maple Ridge Senior Living seemed well taken care of. What I liked about it was that they have cottages and there are only about 15 residents per cottage, and it feels more like a home. The staff seeme … (read more)


The Preserve at Mentor Ridge

I was able to tour The Preserve at Mentor Ridge. It was a beautiful building and the staff all seemed to be great. They bragged about their food, and I liked that they don’t have a set schedule and yo … (read more)
I was able to tour The Preserve at Mentor Ridge. It was a beautiful building and the staff all seemed to be great. They bragged about their food, and I liked that they don’t have a set schedule and yo … (read more)




Richmond Heights Place

I have moved into Richmond Heights Place. It’s clean and nice, there’s no problem with it. The staff is okay. The ones I come in contact with have been very nice. The only problem I have, as with ever … (read more)
I have moved into Richmond Heights Place. It’s clean and nice, there’s no problem with it. The staff is okay. The ones I come in contact with have been very nice. The only problem I have, as with ever … (read more)

The Enclave of Newell Creek

I was able to visit the Enclave of Newell Creek. They seemed very judgy and snooty; it’s more upper class. The staff seemed very caring but the residents didn’t feel very friendly. I would suggest tha … (read more)
I was able to visit the Enclave of Newell Creek. They seemed very judgy and snooty; it’s more upper class. The staff seemed very caring but the residents didn’t feel very friendly. I would suggest tha … (read more)

Governor’s Village

Governor’s Village was the very first one that I saw. When I went there, I don’t think I recalled major activities, which is why I would say that I didn’t think that it was for my parents. It was a ni … (read more)
Governor’s Village was the very first one that I saw. When I went there, I don’t think I recalled major activities, which is why I would say that I didn’t think that it was for my parents. It was a ni … (read more)

There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home is an assisted living facility located in a quiet and peaceful residential neighborhood in Mentor, Ohio. Residents and their family members give high marks to this facility … (read more)
There’s No Place Like Home is an assisted living facility located in a quiet and peaceful residential neighborhood in Mentor, Ohio. Residents and their family members give high marks to this facility … (read more)

Ohio Living Breckenridge Village

My father was in Ohio Living Breckenridge for a while. Their services were OK, but it was too costly. There wa nsot enough staff, but the facilities were nice looking. He was there for assisted living … (read more)
My father was in Ohio Living Breckenridge for a while. Their services were OK, but it was too costly. There wa nsot enough staff, but the facilities were nice looking. He was there for assisted living … (read more)

Gates Mills Club

Gates Mills Club was a very nice place. The staff was great, and the activities were great, too. They do tours to Walmart and the casinos, and the doctors. They had a beauty salon. It was the nicest o … (read more)
Gates Mills Club was a very nice place. The staff was great, and the activities were great, too. They do tours to Walmart and the casinos, and the doctors. They had a beauty salon. It was the nicest o … (read more)

Gateway Family House

Gateway Family House was nice. The people were welcoming and friendly. It was a decent community and the facility was clean, although I would have liked to see people doing more activities with the se … (read more)
Gateway Family House was nice. The people were welcoming and friendly. It was a decent community and the facility was clean, although I would have liked to see people doing more activities with the se … (read more)



COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Wickliffe

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Ohio. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Wickliffe

All assisted living facilities in Ohio must follow a robust set of laws and regulations established by the Ohio Department of Health’s Bureau of Regulatory Operations. Residential care units are inspected regularly by the Bureau to ensure they remain compliant with state standards.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Wickliffe

  • Health care in Wickliffe costs less, on average, than in the rest of the country. Seniors are within easy reach of quality medical care at hospitals such as the Euclid Hospital and the UH Richmond Medical Center. 
  • Wickliffe operates a Dial-a-Ride Bus Service for residents aged 55 and older. Seniors can request accessible transportation during the week to help them get around the city for medical appointments, grocery shopping and other errands. 
  • The overall cost of living in Wickliffe is substantially more affordable than in the national average. Seniors in Wickliffe spend less than the average American on utilities, transportation and health care. 
  • Retirees can feel at ease residing in Wickliffe, as the city boasts low crime rates. The violent incident rate is less than half the national average, while the property crime rate is 30% under the country’s average rate. 
  • While summers in the city are pleasant with temperatures of up to 81 degrees, the winter months see frigid weather and around 69 inches of snow— more than double the country’s average. Assisted living communities generally provide fun indoor activities to keep residents safe and occupied during the cold season. 
  • Air quality in Wickliffe is ranked at 62 out of 100, which is above the national average of 58. Breathing cleaner air may reduce the risk of respiratory illness.

Paying for Assisted Living in Wickliffe

Wickliffe assisted living facilities charge around $4,940, on average, each month. Assisted living costs in the city are significantly above both the state and national median corresponding rates of $4,635 and $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Costs for assisted living in the Cleveland/Wickliffe-area  in 2021 were in a similar price bracket with other cities in the northeast corner of Ohio, . Canton rates were close, but average slightly lower, while costs in Akron are $53 higher. Near the state line with Pennsylvania, in Youngstown, seniors paid a couple of hundred dollars less each month than in the Cleveland/Wickliffe area. Prices in Mansfield for assisted living were $142 below Wickliffe’s.

$4940

Wickliffe

$4635

Ohio

$4300

United States

$4798

Mansfield

$4905

Canton

$4738

Youngstown

$4993

Akron

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day health care was the most affordable type of senior care available in the Wickliffe area in 2021, with a median cost of $1,788 per month. Seniors who would prefer to receive care at home can opt for either home care or home health care services which are slightly more expensive than assisted living at a median monthly rate in 2021 of $5,196. Nursing homes are suitable for older adults who need constant care and supervision, making them the most expensive type of senior care in the area, with 2021 rates of $8,395 for a semiprivate room and $8,897 for a private room. 

$5196

In-Home Care

$5196

Home Health Care

$1788

Adult Day Health Care

$4940

Assisted Living Facility

$8395

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

Note: Data for Wickliffe was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Cleveland, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Wickliffe

Wickliffe seniors may benefit from the many financial assistance programs in Ohio. These programs include the Assisted Living Waiver Program, which pays for the costs of assisted living care, and the Residential State Supplement Program, which provides financial assistance for room and board. 

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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 Wickliffe

Seniors looking for assisted living may be eligible for a range of assistance programs available in the Wickliffe area. Resources can help maintain older adults’ quality of life by offering support through the process of locating and receiving appropriate long-term care. 

Resource

Contact 

Service

(440) 205-8111

This service is delivered to Wickliffe residents by the county’s Council on Aging. The ADRC acts as a starting point for older adults looking to explore their long-term care options. Seniors can contact the ADRC for information and referral to other helpful programs, options and counseling and to determine the public benefits for which they qualify. 

(440) 373-5015

The city of Wickliffe operates a variety of recreational activities for older residents aged 55 and above. For a nominal membership fee, seniors can take part in fun events such as bingo, fitness classes and billiards. Members have access to an on-site gym and a well-stocked library. 

(800) 365-3112

The long-term care ombudsman is part of a nationwide advocacy initiative created to protect the rights of older adults who receive care in units such as assisted living communities. Seniors can contact their local ombudsman for help in understanding their rights and to express concerns about their residential facilities. Volunteers with the program can investigate complaints and organize mediation between clients and facilities. 

(800)

686-1578

For seniors who need to learn more about their insurance options, OSHIIP is a free statewide counseling service. This federally funded program is overseen by the state’s Department of Insurance. Older adults and their caregivers benefit from free and impartial advice on topics related to Medicare and long-term care insurance. 

(440) 350-5360

The LCVN offers older adults the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to their community. Participating seniors get matched with local agencies and nonprofit volunteer work based on their skills and interests. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Wickliffe

Wickliffe 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