2 Assisted Living Facilities in Willard, OH
The average cost of assisted living in Willard is $3,570 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Bucyrus with an average starting cost of $2,871.
To help you with your search, browse the 1 review below for assisted living facilities in Willard. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Willard 3.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Bellevue with an average rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.
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2 Assisted Living Facilities in Willard, OH
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Willard
Willard has about 6,200 residents and a senior community of approximately 860 members. Seniors who are looking for an affordable place to retire may find Willard to be a good option. The overall cost of living here is about 25% lower than the national average, which may result in below-average assisted living costs.
Assisted living facilities in Ohio provide personal care services, housing and meals to seniors who are no longer able to live alone. They are officially referred to as residential care facilities, and they are licensed by the Ohio Department of Health. Willard seniors have two local assisted living facilities to choose from.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Willard
- Willard has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Age Exchange, an organization that gives senior citizens the opportunity to tutor young children in the community, providing homework help, assistance with arts and crafts and teaching respect and manners, as well as one senior center.
- The Willard area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Willard Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Willard's air quality is rated 79 out of 100, indicating a relatively low level of air pollutants. This may be beneficial for seniors, especially those with health conditions that are worsened with poor air quality.
- Social Security benefits are not taxed at the state level in Ohio, and seniors aged 65 and over can claim tax credits to minimize the state taxes they pay on other types of retirement income. This may leave more money in the budget for Willard seniors to put toward care expenses.
Summers in Willard are fairly mild with highs ranging between 75 and 83 degrees, and winters are cool with highs in the range of 37 to 46 degrees. Seniors may want to find out what types of activities are hosted by their assisted living facility during the cooler months.
- While Willard's property crime rate is very high, coming in at 67.9 on a 100-point index compared to the national average of 35.4, the violent crime rate is very low at 10.9. This may provide peace of mind for seniors who live here.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Willard
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Willard start around $3,570 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 Willard 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 Willard
In Willard, qualifying seniors may have assisted living services covered by the 1915 (b)(c) Managed Care Demonstration Waiver or the 1915(c) Assisted Living Program. Additionally, SSI recipients automatically qualify for the Residential State Supplement, which can be used toward care expenses.
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 Willard
Willard 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 Willard, please visit our Assisted Living in Ohio page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Willard
Willard-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Willard
Review of Hillside Acres
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