Dayton is the sixth-largest city in Ohio, with a population of around 137,600 people. Roughly 13% of its residents are 65 years and over, and at risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in Ohio, and while the number of Alzheimer’s deaths in Dayton has ticked down slightly in recent years, from 376 in 2014 to 334 in 2018 according to CDC data, the long-term trend nationwide is pointing the other direction. The Alzheimer’s Association conducted a study in 2020 that projected deaths from the disease to more than double by 2050.

Dayton residents who need memory care can find safe and comfortable communities staffed by caregivers trained on the needs of residents with cognitive difficulties. Memory care facilities in Dayton aim to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and quell its worst symptoms. This guide lists the pros and cons of moving to Dayton as a senior with memory care needs and discusses the cost of various treatments and living arrangements. It also provides a list of resources for seniors needing memory care and their families.

Memory Care Facilities in Dayton, OH

2016, 2019

10 Wilmington Place

10 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH, 45420

10 Wilmington Place is located in Dayton, Ohio, which is part of the scenic Miami Valley and home to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. This spacious facility sits on a hill, giving residents a view … (read more)
10 Wilmington Place is located in Dayton, Ohio, which is part of the scenic Miami Valley and home to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. This spacious facility sits on a hill, giving residents a view … (read more)

2017, 2018, 2021, 2022

Spring Hills Singing Woods

140 East Woodbury Drive, Dayton, OH, 45415

Spring Hills Singing Woods is an assisted living facility in Dayton, Ohio, conveniently situated near Highway 48. Residents give the community high marks for the well-designed, horseshoe-shaped ground … (read more)
Spring Hills Singing Woods is an assisted living facility in Dayton, Ohio, conveniently situated near Highway 48. Residents give the community high marks for the well-designed, horseshoe-shaped ground … (read more)

The Wellington at Dayton

2656 West Alex Bell, Dayton, OH, 45459

The Wellington at Dayton is located in Kettering, Ohio, just east of I-75 and near shopping, restaurants and a medical center. Residents and their family members compliment the beautiful, smaller comm … (read more)
The Wellington at Dayton is located in Kettering, Ohio, just east of I-75 and near shopping, restaurants and a medical center. Residents and their family members compliment the beautiful, smaller comm … (read more)

Laurelwood Senior Living

3797 Summit Glen Dr, Dayton, OH, 45449

My mother is already in Laurelwood Senior Living. I was shown all the rooms that she could be in, between the assisted living and the memory care area. The facility seems to be nice. I don’t see anybo … (read more)
My mother is already in Laurelwood Senior Living. I was shown all the rooms that she could be in, between the assisted living and the memory care area. The facility seems to be nice. I don’t see anybo … (read more)

2021

Brookdale Oakwood

1701 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH, 45419

Brookdale Oakwood is nestled in the beautiful Oakwood neighborhood of Dayton, Ohio, the birthplace of aviation. Residents and their loved ones give high marks to this senior living community for the e … (read more)
Brookdale Oakwood is nestled in the beautiful Oakwood neighborhood of Dayton, Ohio, the birthplace of aviation. Residents and their loved ones give high marks to this senior living community for the e … (read more)

Symphony at Centerville

7383 Paragon Road, Dayton, OH, 45459

My wife will be moving into the Symphony at Centerville. It seemed like it would be a better fit for us all the way around. The location was close to where we live. It was a nice and clean facility. T … (read more)
My wife will be moving into the Symphony at Centerville. It seemed like it would be a better fit for us all the way around. The location was close to where we live. It was a nice and clean facility. T … (read more)


Fairmont of Washington Township

6800 Paragon Rd, Dayton, OH, 45459

It was homier, I think. It looked like a calm, comfortable place for someone to be. It was bright, open, and everybody was very friendly. Kyle was very professional and knowledgeable. He answered all … (read more)
It was homier, I think. It looked like a calm, comfortable place for someone to be. It was bright, open, and everybody was very friendly. Kyle was very professional and knowledgeable. He answered all … (read more)

Hearth and Home Vandalia

55 Great Hill Dr., Dayton, OH, 45414



2022

Traditions of Beavercreek

800 Grayson Lane, Beavercreek, OH, 45430

Traditions of Beavercreek is a fairly new facility located in Beavercreek, Ohio, that offers independent and assisted living options and memory care services. This community receives high marks from r … (read more)
Traditions of Beavercreek is a fairly new facility located in Beavercreek, Ohio, that offers independent and assisted living options and memory care services. This community receives high marks from r … (read more)

Wickshire Fairborn

2270 Park Hills Dr., Fairborn, OH, 45324


Trinity Community at Beavercreek

3218 Indian Ripple Rd., Beavercreek, OH, 45440


Stoney Ridge Senior Living

8630 Washington Church Road, Miamisburg, OH, 45342

Located in Miamisburg, Ohio, Stoney Ridge Senior Living offers assisted living services to its residents. The location of this facility allows residents to visit many interesting sights, including the … (read more)
Located in Miamisburg, Ohio, Stoney Ridge Senior Living offers assisted living services to its residents. The location of this facility allows residents to visit many interesting sights, including the … (read more)

HarborChase of Beavercreek

4175 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek, OH, 45440

I went to HarborChase of Beavercreek. I thought it was very nice. They had good dining facilities. There were opportunities for the residents to have meals with families and things like that. It seeme … (read more)
I went to HarborChase of Beavercreek. I thought it was very nice. They had good dining facilities. There were opportunities for the residents to have meals with families and things like that. It seeme … (read more)

St. Leonard

8100 Clyo Road, Centerville, OH, 45458

St. Leonard is located in Centerville, Ohio, near Bill Yeck Park, Crosse Pointe Shopping Center and Southview Medical Center. The community offers studio and one-bedroom apartments with individual cli … (read more)
St. Leonard is located in Centerville, Ohio, near Bill Yeck Park, Crosse Pointe Shopping Center and Southview Medical Center. The community offers studio and one-bedroom apartments with individual cli … (read more)

Preserve at Beavercreek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center

2580 Hibiscus Way, Beavercreek, OH, 45431

I know that my Mom is safe and well taken care of. The staff is so friendly and I have spent a lot of time there visiting in the past. Thank you guys for being so caring! The facility is clean and the … (read more)
I know that my Mom is safe and well taken care of. The staff is so friendly and I have spent a lot of time there visiting in the past. Thank you guys for being so caring! The facility is clean and the … (read more)

Danbury in Huber Heights

8001 Red Buckeye Drive, Huber Heights, OH, 45371

Danbury in Huber Heights is very complete and very professional. The memory care facility, where my wife is at, is very clean. I’m happy with how they’re treating her. I think the food is good and the … (read more)
Danbury in Huber Heights is very complete and very professional. The memory care facility, where my wife is at, is very clean. I’m happy with how they’re treating her. I think the food is good and the … (read more)

Landings of Huber Heights – CLOSED

6200 Bellefontaine Rd, Huber Heights, OH, 45424

My mother has moved into Landings of Huber Heights. What I like most about it is, it’s not brand new, but it’s homey. It’s got a home feeling to it, and I like that. We’ve had limited interaction with … (read more)
My mother has moved into Landings of Huber Heights. What I like most about it is, it’s not brand new, but it’s homey. It’s got a home feeling to it, and I like that. We’ve had limited interaction with … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Dayton

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 Dayton

The Ohio Department of Health regulates all residential care centers in the state, including memory care facilities. Every facility in Ohio receives at least one inspection every nine to 15 months. At each inspection, the DOH evaluates all aspects of the facility’s care and service to ensure they’re in accordance with state standards.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Dayton

  • Dayton has a true four-season climate, with average highs near 90 in the summer and average lows down to 21 in the winter. Spring and fall tend to be mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from the 50s to the 70s. 
  • Crime rates in Dayton are substantially higher than the average U.S. city. Fortunately, most memory care facilities feature abundant security, including secure entrances, video surveillance, alarms and staff members, so residents are far less likely than the average citizen to encounter crime.
  • The greater Dayton area is home to 15 hospitals, many of which excel in certain areas of medicine that are important to seniors. Kettering Medical Center offers top-of-the-line cancer treatment along with state-of-the-art technology for cardiac care.
  • Dayton’s cost of living is significantly lower than the national average, with an index of 71.4 compared to the national 100. Health care, groceries and transportation all cost much less on average in Dayton than in a typical U.S. city. Housing costs in Dayton, with an index of only 21.9, are some of the least expensive of any metro area in the country.
  • The air quality index in Dayton is rated 43 compared to the national average of 58, which could be an issue for seniors with asthma or other respiratory issues.
  • While Dayton lacks a robust public transportation system, the community is taking steps to provide options for seniors who can no longer drive. One such option is the Miami Valley Ride Finder, which is staffed by volunteers who drive seniors to doctor appointments, stores and other errands.

Paying for Memory Care in Dayton

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

The average cost of memory care in Dayton is $5,313 per month, several hundred dollars less than both the Ohio and national averages.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Dayton has some of the lowest average memory care costs in Ohio, with seniors paying substantially less than in Cincinnati, where the monthly average is $5,833, or in Lima, where it’s $5,754. However, memory care in Columbus, at an average of $5,106 per month, costs less than in Dayton, while nearby Springfield comes in even lower at $4,575 monthly.

$5313

Dayton

$5794

Ohio

$5625

The United States

$5833

Cincinnati

$5754

Lima

$5106

Columbus

$4575

Springfield

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Dayton have other care options besides memory care facilities. The most intensive level of care is a nursing home facility, where a semiprivate room carries an average monthly expense of $8,091. In-home care and home health care both cost $5,434 per month on average, while an assisted living facility averages $4,250. The least expensive care option is adult day health care. While the Genworth study didn’t publish adult day health care data for Dayton, the average monthly cost in nearby Cincinnati is $1,690.

$5434

In-Home Care

$5434

Home Health Care

$1690

Adult Day Health Care

$4250

Assisted Living Facility

$8091

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Dayton

In Dayton, 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 Dayton

Dayton is home to several organizations that offer services and support to older residents with memory care needs. Seniors and their families can use these resources to resolve issues they’re having with a particular care provider, learn more about Alzheimer’s and live their senior years to the full.

Resource

Contact

Service

(937) 223-4613

The long-term care Ombudsman upholds the rights of Dayton seniors in residential care and memory care facilities by investigating complaints and serving as a liaison between seniors and caregivers when disputes arise. If a senior or their family member feels a facility or caregiver is not giving them the level of care they deserve or are entitled to, the Ombudsman will step in on their behalf and protect their rights.

(937) 291-3332

The Miami Valley and Dayton Area chapter of the Alzheimer's Association furthers the mission of the national organization by hosting local workshops, educational seminars and support groups for area seniors and their families. Attendees can learn more about Alzheimer's and the best ways to support a loved one who has been diagnosed. The association also helps connect people with others in the same position for support and camaraderie.

(937) 341-3000

The Area Agency on Aging of Ohio has a chapter serving the Greater Dayton area. The agency provides services to support seniors and others with disabilities in their homes or in other places they're receiving care, such as in a memory care facility.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Canton

Canton 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