Mason is a suburb of Cincinnati that’s home to 34,792 people and has a senior population of 14%. In Mason, cases of memory disease, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, have been growing in number year after year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, annual Alzheimer’s-related deaths rose from 80 in 2014 to 144 in 2018, an increase of 80%. In comparison, the overall rate of death from other causes rose by only 18.7% during the same period. These numbers indicate that an increasing number of seniors may need professional memory care at some time in their lives.

Mason’s many memory care facilities help keep residents safe and mentally engaged with special therapeutic programming, around-the-clock supervision and security measures to protect them against wandering. This guide includes information about memory care in Mason, its cost compared to other types of senior care and nearby cities, key benefits and drawbacks of living here. It also features available resources for people with Alzheimer’s and their families and a directory of local memory care communities.

Memory Care Facilities in Mason, OH

BrightStar Senior Living of Mason

6491 Reading Rd., Mason, OH, 45040

My mother is 95 years old. She had lived in her own home for 14 years after my dad passed. She had a stroke 6 months ago and her ability to live alone deteriorated steadily. We, her children, needed t … (read more)
My mother is 95 years old. She had lived in her own home for 14 years after my dad passed. She had a stroke 6 months ago and her ability to live alone deteriorated steadily. We, her children, needed t … (read more)

Anthology of Mason

5373 Merten Drive, Mason, OH, 45040

My wife moved into The Sheridan at Mason, but she passed away before Thanksgiving. The director of the memory care unit, Kelly, was absolutely outstanding, she kept me informed about everything going … (read more)
My wife moved into The Sheridan at Mason, but she passed away before Thanksgiving. The director of the memory care unit, Kelly, was absolutely outstanding, she kept me informed about everything going … (read more)

Central Parke Assisted Living & Memory Care

7495 Central Parke Boulevard, Mason, OH, 45040

Central Parke was a very nice place. It’s very good. They’ve got nice people. They showed me the memory care area, and it looked very nice. They had a common room and nice dining areas. They have ever … (read more)
Central Parke was a very nice place. It’s very good. They’ve got nice people. They showed me the memory care area, and it looked very nice. They had a common room and nice dining areas. They have ever … (read more)


Chesterwood Village

8073 Tylersville Road, West Chester, OH, 45069

Super long waitlist. Contact early in your search to be considered. don’t hesitate at all. Was told by staff that they pull from the list from their own Assisted living before using outside list
Super long waitlist. Contact early in your search to be considered. don’t hesitate at all. Was told by staff that they pull from the list from their own Assisted living before using outside list

2014, 2015, 2018, 2020, 2022

Spring Hills Middletown

3851 Towne Blvd, Franklin, OH, 45005

We chose Spring Hills Middletown for my mother. We saw everything and that’s what impressed us. Laura, the woman that worked with us, must have spent a half hour just asking about my mom’s needs and w … (read more)
We chose Spring Hills Middletown for my mother. We saw everything and that’s what impressed us. Laura, the woman that worked with us, must have spent a half hour just asking about my mom’s needs and w … (read more)

Bickford of Middletown

4375 Union Road, Middletown, OH, 45005

I went to Bickford of Middletown. It’s really clean, really up to date, and more like home. The people were great, they were eating when I was touring, they had choices of what they wanted to eat, so … (read more)
I went to Bickford of Middletown. It’s really clean, really up to date, and more like home. The people were great, they were eating when I was touring, they had choices of what they wanted to eat, so … (read more)

2022

StoryPoint Fairfield

7129 Gilmore Rd., Fairfield Township, OH, 45011

My grandmother moved into StoryPoint Fairfield. It’s very clean, very nice, and everyone is very friendly. Her apartment is very spacious. We’re able to fit everything that she wanted of her furniture … (read more)
My grandmother moved into StoryPoint Fairfield. It’s very clean, very nice, and everyone is very friendly. Her apartment is very spacious. We’re able to fit everything that she wanted of her furniture … (read more)

2016

Brookdale Springdale

11320 Springfield Pike, Springdale, OH, 45246

Brookdale Springdale is located in the small, quaint town of Springdale, Ohio, about 30 minutes from Cincinnati. Visitors describe this senior living community as a very nice, one-level facility with … (read more)
Brookdale Springdale is located in the small, quaint town of Springdale, Ohio, about 30 minutes from Cincinnati. Visitors describe this senior living community as a very nice, one-level facility with … (read more)

2014

Mallard Cove Senior Living

1410 Mallard Cove Drive, Cincinnati, OH, 45246

Mallard Cove Senior Living is conveniently located close to Interstate 75 in Cincinnati, Ohio, with plentiful shopping and dining opportunities nearby and the Sharonville Convention Center just a shor … (read more)
Mallard Cove Senior Living is conveniently located close to Interstate 75 in Cincinnati, Ohio, with plentiful shopping and dining opportunities nearby and the Sharonville Convention Center just a shor … (read more)

Brookdale Kenwood

9090 Montgomery, Cincinnati, OH, 45242

Brookdale Kenwood is situated in the historic Montgomery neighborhood of Cincinnati, a residential suburb with beautiful parks. Residents appreciate the caring and responsive staff and the community’s … (read more)
Brookdale Kenwood is situated in the historic Montgomery neighborhood of Cincinnati, a residential suburb with beautiful parks. Residents appreciate the caring and responsive staff and the community’s … (read more)

Carriage Court of Kenwood

4650 E. Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, OH, 45236

Carriage Court of Kenwood is tucked into the suburbs of Cincinnati, OH, just a few minutes from French Park. Favorite activities of guests include storytelling, cooking and gardening in the front yard … (read more)
Carriage Court of Kenwood is tucked into the suburbs of Cincinnati, OH, just a few minutes from French Park. Favorite activities of guests include storytelling, cooking and gardening in the front yard … (read more)

Magnolia Springs Loveland

767 Loveland Miamiville Rd, Loveland, OH, 45140

We loved Magnolia Springs Loveland. The people were nice. Even with COVID we were able to meet the head of all the departments. We really weren’t allowed to step inside because of COVID, but when my f … (read more)
We loved Magnolia Springs Loveland. The people were nice. Even with COVID we were able to meet the head of all the departments. We really weren’t allowed to step inside because of COVID, but when my f … (read more)

Traditions of Deerfield

3455 Nantucket Circle, Loveland, OH, 45140

I went to Traditions of Deerfield. The layout was very nice, and it was very clean. The memory care unit seemed to be pretty well staffed. It’s just a brief walkthrough. I was talking to the sales guy … (read more)
I went to Traditions of Deerfield. The layout was very nice, and it was very clean. The memory care unit seemed to be pretty well staffed. It’s just a brief walkthrough. I was talking to the sales guy … (read more)

Provision Living at West Chester

5531 Chappell Crossing Blvd, West Chester Township, OH, 45069


Cottingham Retirement Community

3995 Cottingham Drive, Cincinnati, OH, 45241

We had issues with my mom getting basic needs such as toilet paper, fresh towels, and her paper on a regular basis. She was in memory care where she was dependent on the aids. We addressed these conc … (read more)
We had issues with my mom getting basic needs such as toilet paper, fresh towels, and her paper on a regular basis. She was in memory care where she was dependent on the aids. We addressed these conc … (read more)

Traditions of Lebanon

401 Neil Armstrong Way , Lebanon, OH, 45036

My mom will be moving into Traditions of Lebanon The facility seems to be very nice, spacious, roomy, and bright. We chose this place because it’s close to home and seemed like it was heading towards … (read more)
My mom will be moving into Traditions of Lebanon The facility seems to be very nice, spacious, roomy, and bright. We chose this place because it’s close to home and seemed like it was heading towards … (read more)

The Winfield at Middletown

3000 McGee Ave., Middletown, OH, 45044



Anthology of Blue Ash

4351 Sycamore Creek Dr., Blue Ash, OH, 45242


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Mason

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 Mason

In Mason and the rest of the state, memory care facilities are regulated by the Ohio Department of Health. Visit its website to learn more about long-term care regulations, licensing requirements and resident rights. It also provides contact information for residents and their families who wish to file a complaint about a facility.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Mason

  • Mason is close to several urgent care clinics and specialty health care providers. The largest medical facility serving Mason is Mercy Health – Deerfield Medical Center, which offers family medicine, mental health services, dentistry and specialized geriatric care. Seniors can also enjoy the convenience of virtual visits to speak with a doctor without leaving their care facility or home.
  • Warren County Community Services provides affordable transportation to seniors who no longer drive because of age, blindness or disability. The service includes door-to-door transportation for doctor visits, physical therapy appointments and other medical needs. Shared-ride transportation is available for trips to stores, senior centers and other destinations on the service route.
  • Mason’s cost of living is a little higher than U.S. average, with a rating of 104.4 compared to the national index of 100. Housing (117.2) and groceries (102.9) are more expensive, but health care (88.3), utilities (93.4) and transportation (99.9) are cheaper than the norm.
  • The city receives an average of 42 inches of rain and 176 days of sunshine annually compared to the national averages of 38 inches and 205 days. It gets less snow, however, with approximately 13 inches per year versus the U.S. average of 28. Mason has an average high temperature of 85 degrees in July, making the city fairly comfortable during the summer months.
  • Property and violent crime rates are very low in Mason, and it’s safer than 75% of other U.S. cities, which can bring peace of mind to older residents. Mason has a property crime rate of only 5.78 compared to the Ohio rate of 18.34 and the national rate of 19. Its violent crime rate is a mere 0.32; Ohio’s is 3.06 and the national rate is 4.0.
  • The air quality in Mason is slightly below average, with a rating of 54 compared to the nationwide index of 58.
  • Mason is considered a suburb of Cincinnati, which joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities in 2018. Members of this network have made a commitment to make their city a good place to live for seniors, with perks like walkable neighborhoods and access to social supports.

Paying for Memory Care in Mason

According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average rate for memory care in Mason is $5,833 per month. Memory care usually costs 20%-30% more than regular assisted living because it includes extra security, 24-hour supervision, cognitive support programming and staff members trained to meet the unique needs of people with Alzheimer’s. The costs below are based on Genworth’s assisted living rates plus 25%.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

At $5,833, the cost of memory care in Mason is slightly higher than the Ohio average of $5,794 and the national median of $5,625. In Dayton, prices fall to $5,313, and in Springfield, rates are even cheaper at $4,575. Seniors in Columbus pay an average of $5,106, while rates in Cleveland are significantly higher at $6,175.

$5833

Mason

$5794

Ohio

$5625

The United States

$5313

Dayton

$4575

Springfield

$5106

Columbus

$6175

Cleveland

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Costs for other types of senior care vary in Mason. For $5,148, residents can receive either regular home care or home health care, which includes some therapy and nursing services. Adult day health care is available for just $1,690, and standard assisted living costs $4,666. In nursing homes, semiprivate rooms cost $7,848, while private rooms average $8,760.

$5148

Home Care

$5148

Home Health Care

$1690

Adult Day Health Care

$4666

Assisted Living

$7848

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$8760

Nursing Home (private room)

Note: Data for Mason was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Cincinnati, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Mason

In Mason, 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 Mason

Seniors with Alzheimer’s and their families have access to a variety of free resources in Mason and throughout Warren County. Resources are provided by nonprofit organizations and government agencies and may include financial help for low-income households, benefits counseling and information about long-term care facilities.

Resource

Contact

Description

(800) 272-3900

The Alzheimer’s Association provides a wealth of information for people with memory disease and their loved ones. Mason residents can visit its website to learn about Alzheimer’s symptoms, stages, potential treatments and research projects they might qualify to join. The organization also has a free helpline staffed by volunteers who can answer questions about memory facilities and provide advice for family caregivers.

(800) 252-0155

The Council on Aging of Southwest Ohio is the designated Area Agency on Aging serving Mason. The COA coordinates local services and gives referrals to programs for seniors with Alzheimer’s and age-related disabilities. It provides long-term care consultations to help families choose a facility and operates the local Aging and Disability Resource Network call center that connects seniors and their loved ones with helpful resources.

(800) 488-6070

The Pro Seniors Ombudsman serves Warren County seniors who are residents of memory care facilities or any other type of long-term care community. The ombudsman informs seniors of their rights as residents and investigates complaints about the quality of care in the county's facilities. Common problems the ombudsman can help with include wrongful evictions, inadequate staffing, poor nutrition services, elder abuse and neglect.

(513) 695-2717

Warren County Veterans Services helps veterans file claims with the VA for benefits earned through their service. Staff members can help families understand the benefits their loved ones might be eligible for, such as disability compensation, pensions or Aid and Attendance supplemental payments. Seniors who qualify for benefits may be able to use them to cover some or all of the cost of memory care.

(513) 229-8500

The Mason Senior Center regularly holds a series of educational classes for older adults with Alzheimer’s and their families. These classes provide information about future and legal planning, how to put plans in place and advice for navigating the transition to a memory care facility. Residents with early-stage Alzheimer’s may enjoy some of the center's recreational activities, such as exercise classes, painting, dancing and games.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Mason

Mason 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