The city of Akron sits in northeast Ohio and is home to 190,469 people, according to 2020 U.S. Census data. Roughly 28,200 of those residents are 65 years of age or older. Data from the Centers for Disease Control show that Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are an increasingly common cause of death both regionally and nationally. That’s well-illustrated by the case of Akron, where the overall death rate only increased by 4.8% between 2014 and 2018 but the Alzheimer’s-related death rate spiked by 28.91% over the same period.

Memory care communities in Akron and elsewhere provide a group-living experience that’s tailored to the unique needs of seniors going through the stages of dementia. In addition to 24/7 supervision, these locations also offer specialized cognitive therapies that can help increase memory recall and improve quality of life. This guide to memory care in Akron looks into some of the benefits and drawbacks of life in this Ohio city, examines the costs of memory care in nearby cities and lists some free resources available to seniors who choose to make their homes in Akron.

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Akron, OH

2016, 2022, 2023

Brookdale Montrose

100 Brookmont Road, Akron, OH, 44333

Brookdale Montrose is an assisted living, independent living and memory care facility located in Akron, Ohio. Visitors describe this facility as beautiful and well-organized with an experienced and sk … (read more)
Brookdale Montrose is an assisted living, independent living and memory care facility located in Akron, Ohio. Visitors describe this facility as beautiful and well-organized with an experienced and sk … (read more)

Arden Courts of Bath

171 N Cleveland Massillon Rd, Akron, OH, 44333

My aunt has been in Arden Courts of Bath for three weeks now. We felt it was the best fit for her because it was smaller and because of the way that it was laid out. We just really liked it. She’s doi … (read more)
My aunt has been in Arden Courts of Bath for three weeks now. We felt it was the best fit for her because it was smaller and because of the way that it was laid out. We just really liked it. She’s doi … (read more)

2015

Brookdale Bath

101 N. Cleveland/Massillon Road, Akron, OH, 44333

Brookdale Bath is complimented by residents and visitors as a nice, pretty facility with a friendly and engaging staff. This senior living facility is situated in the center of Montrose near the large … (read more)
Brookdale Bath is complimented by residents and visitors as a nice, pretty facility with a friendly and engaging staff. This senior living facility is situated in the center of Montrose near the large … (read more)

Greenfield Estates

3522 Commercial Dr, Akron, OH, 44333, Akron, OH, 44333

My mom was at Greenfield Estates Alzheimer’s Special Care Center. We felt as though my mom’s safety was the number 1 to these folks over there that work there. They always had her on a watchful eye, s … (read more)
My mom was at Greenfield Estates Alzheimer’s Special Care Center. We felt as though my mom’s safety was the number 1 to these folks over there that work there. They always had her on a watchful eye, s … (read more)

Heritage Crossing

251 N. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Akron, OH, 44333

Heritage Crossing is conveniently located near Interstate 77 in Akron, Ohio, near West Market Plaza Shopping Center and the Summit Mall. The facility has open access dining with snacks avail … (read more)
Heritage Crossing is conveniently located near Interstate 77 in Akron, Ohio, near West Market Plaza Shopping Center and the Summit Mall. The facility has open access dining with snacks avail … (read more)

The Village of St. Edward at Green

3813 Fortuna Drive, Akron, OH, 44312

My mom is a resident at The Village of St. Edward at Green. It’s awesome. The memory care is only spaced for 14 people on one side and 14 people on the other side. When she moved in, there were only 1 … (read more)
My mom is a resident at The Village of St. Edward at Green. It’s awesome. The memory care is only spaced for 14 people on one side and 14 people on the other side. When she moved in, there were only 1 … (read more)

Ohio Living Rockynol

1150 W Market St, Akron, OH, 44313

Ohio Living Rockynol is located by the trendy Highland Square district of Akron, and offers residents a beautiful campus complete with large ponds, memory gardens, trees and geese. Visitors note the l … (read more)
Ohio Living Rockynol is located by the trendy Highland Square district of Akron, and offers residents a beautiful campus complete with large ponds, memory gardens, trees and geese. Visitors note the l … (read more)

2023

Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls

190 West Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 44223

My mother-in-law is in Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls. She won’t be there for a long time. She’s just on respite, so she should be coming home in a few weeks. They’ve been very kind to her. It’s a beauti … (read more)
My mother-in-law is in Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls. She won’t be there for a long time. She’s just on respite, so she should be coming home in a few weeks. They’ve been very kind to her. It’s a beauti … (read more)


Sunrise of Cuyahoga Falls

1500 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 44223

I’ve been to Sunrise of Cuyahoga Falls. A friend of mine who’s moved away, her mom is there with Alzheimer’s, and we try and visit her like once a couple of weeks, or once a month. It’s a lovely facil … (read more)
I’ve been to Sunrise of Cuyahoga Falls. A friend of mine who’s moved away, her mom is there with Alzheimer’s, and we try and visit her like once a couple of weeks, or once a month. It’s a lovely facil … (read more)

Hudson Grande Senior Living

5400 Darrow Road, Hudson, OH, 44236

Hudson Grande Senior Living was the place that my mother-in-law was going to go until she took a turn for the worst. It’s very clean and very nice. The atmosphere inside is very comfortable. The layou … (read more)
Hudson Grande Senior Living was the place that my mother-in-law was going to go until she took a turn for the worst. It’s very clean and very nice. The atmosphere inside is very comfortable. The layou … (read more)

Kentridge Senior Living

5241 Sunnybrook Road, Kent, OH, 44240

My grandmother is now at Kentridge Senior Living. They are one of the number one memory care facilities in Ohio, so we went there and toured it and were impressed with all the activities and everythin … (read more)
My grandmother is now at Kentridge Senior Living. They are one of the number one memory care facilities in Ohio, so we went there and toured it and were impressed with all the activities and everythin … (read more)

Mulberry Gardens Memory Care

47 Steeplechase Ln., Munroe Falls, OH, 44262

We have chosen to go to Mulberry Gardens Memory Care. I like the fact that it is a self-contained building that deals with nothing but memory care. It’s beautiful and local. It’s very convenient to me … (read more)
We have chosen to go to Mulberry Gardens Memory Care. I like the fact that it is a self-contained building that deals with nothing but memory care. It’s beautiful and local. It’s very convenient to me … (read more)

Danbury in Tallmadge

73 East Avenue, Tallmadge, OH, 44278

We looked at Danbury in Tallmadge. It was nice. But it was too expensive for us, and it was more of an upper-scale place which is not what my mom liked. I only met one staff person during the tour, sh … (read more)
We looked at Danbury in Tallmadge. It was nice. But it was too expensive for us, and it was more of an upper-scale place which is not what my mom liked. I only met one staff person during the tour, sh … (read more)

Vitalia Senior Residences at Montrose

4041 Heritage Center Drive, Copley, OH, 44321


Danbury Woods in Cuyahoga Falls

1691 Queens Gate Circle, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 44221

Danbury Woods was nice. The staff was nice. They could probably do a little better on the cleanliness. Their dining area was not as grand as the other place. This was more like a paper flyer, and you … (read more)
Danbury Woods was nice. The staff was nice. They could probably do a little better on the cleanliness. Their dining area was not as grand as the other place. This was more like a paper flyer, and you … (read more)

2014

The Landing of Stow

5511 Fishcreek Road, Stow, OH, 44224

<p>Welcome to The Landing of Stow, a Bridge Senior Living community offering assisted living and memory care senior living in Stow, Ohio located just outside of Akron, Ohio. The Landing of Stow offers … (read more)
<p>Welcome to The Landing of Stow, a Bridge Senior Living community offering assisted living and memory care senior living in Stow, Ohio located just outside of Akron, Ohio. The Landing of Stow offers … (read more)

Greenview Senior Living

327 S Miller Rd, Fairlawn, OH, 44333

the best thing about green view is their attentiveness to their residents and families. You never have to "guess" about the care or integrity of the staff. Also, since they are small ( 5 beds maximum) … (read more)
the best thing about green view is their attentiveness to their residents and families. You never have to "guess" about the care or integrity of the staff. Also, since they are small ( 5 beds maximum) … (read more)

GreenView Senior Assisted Living

4000 Massillon Road, Uniontown, OH, 44685


The Gables of Green Senior Living

2045 Franks Parkway , Uniontown, OH, 44685

My mom is in the memory care of The Gables of Green and we’re very pleased with it. The people there are all very nice, I feel she’s getting excellent care. I like the individual scare, and the staff … (read more)
My mom is in the memory care of The Gables of Green and we’re very pleased with it. The people there are all very nice, I feel she’s getting excellent care. I like the individual scare, and the staff … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Akron

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care 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 Memory Care 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 Memory Care in Akron

The Ohio Department of Health oversees residential care facilities in Akron and throughout the state. The specific entity responsible for licensing and regulation of such facilities is the DOH’s Bureau of Regulatory Operations. Under DOH policy, each residential care facility in the state receives a minimum of one unannounced, comprehensive inspection every 15 months.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Akron

  • Akron is a good choice for seniors living on a budget. On a scale where 100 is the U.S. average, Akron’s overall cost of living is just 69.5. General health costs rate 83.1 on that same scale, with the cost of food below average at well at 93.5.
  • Seniors with significant retirement income may feel more of a yearly tax pinch here than elsewhere, as Akron’s income tax rate of 5.6% is a point above the national average of 4.6%. However, in-store total prices are a bit lower than average; the sales tax rate here is 6.75%, slightly under the national average of 7.3%.
  • Akron tends to be less sunny than most U.S. cities, averaging only 164 sunny days per year against the national average of 205. That’s offset by its pleasantly mild summers, with the hottest month of the year, July, seeing average highs of just 83.
  • As of 2022, Akron’s government works with AARP to improve quality of life for area seniors as part of the city’s application to AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. The program puts an emphasis on promoting civic and social participation, ensuring communities are walkable and providing seniors with access to convenient health services.
  • Crime rates are above national averages in Akron. The city’s violent crime rates 35.5 on a 1-100 scale, and its property crime rates 61.9; the associated national rates are 22.7 and 35.4, respectively. Most long-term care communities have physical and electronic security measures that make crime less of a concern for their residents.

Paying for Memory Care in Akron

No data source specifically tracks monthly costs for memory care, but such care generally costs 20%-30% more than assisted living in most cities. Following that data, we’ve estimated memory care costs by adding 25% to the assisted living costs noted by the yearly Genworth Cost of Care Survey.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

At an estimated $6,241 a month, memory care is appreciably more expensive in Akron than in the rest of Ohio, where the cost averages $5,794 a month. The national average is lower than both at $5,625. Cincinnati’s slightly above the state average with a monthly cost of $5,833, and Toledo is nearly $600 cheaper at $5,274. The capital city of Columbus is one of the cheapest in-state options, with an estimated monthly memory care cost of $5,106.

$6241

Akron

$5794

Ohio

$5625

The United States

$5833

Cincinnati

$5106

Columbus

$5274

Toledo

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Other types of long-term care include home-based services such as homemaker and home health aide support. In Akron, homemaker care averages $4,052 a month, and home health aide care averages $4,099. Assisted living is roughly $900 more expensive at $4,993. The most expensive options are nursing homes, where a semiprivate room costs $8,000 and a private room runs $9,193. Adult day care is by far the least expensive choice at $1,625 a month.

$4052

Homemaker

$4099

Home Health Aide

$1625

Adult Day Care

$4993

Assisted Living

$8000

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$9193

Nursing Home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Akron

In Akron, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Ohio page.

More ways to pay for memory care in OH

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Ohio page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Akron

Those interested in memory care options in Akron may find the following resources helpful. This list includes legal, social and mental health supports.

Resource

Contact

Service

800-282-1206

Members of this office focus on addressing the concerns and complaints of people living in community situations such as assisted living facilities. They can help seniors rectify issues regarding abusive or neglectful staff behavior, provide information about insurance, offer assistance with signing up for benefits and connect the residents of long-term care facilities with services that can help them improve their quality of life.

330-867-3388

This religious nonprofit provides mental health counseling services for older adults in the Akron area. Approaches include both talk therapy and psychiatric medications. The JFS offers its mental health services on a sliding scale and does not turn people away due to lack of funds.

800-266-4346

This agency coordinates with the state-level Ohio Department of Aging to cover the needs of seniors in Akron's Summit County, as well as Portage, Stark and Wayne counties. In addition to helping older adults remain involved in the local community via volunteer opportunities and transportation programs, it helps them connect with health care and benefits information.

330-643-9000

This local library puts an emphasis on dementia-inclusive resources aimed at improving quality of life for seniors with cognitive issues. Its BrainHQ program offers a selection of exercises designed to help boost memory and increase focus. The library's staff members are certified in dementia-based community work by the Ohio Council for Cognitive Health.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Akron

Akron Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Ohio are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Ohio page for more information about these laws.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Ohio