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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Toledo, OH for 2024

Set on the western tip of Lake Erie, Toledo, OH, is home to over 268,000 residents, of whom 14.5% are seniors aged and older. Alzheimer’s disease currently affects one in nine American seniors, and rates are projected to rise significantly in the coming years. Rates of Alzheimer’s-related deaths in Toledo are consistent with this trend. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of seniors who died with dementia increased by about 31% between 2014 and 2018, which is significantly higher than the 8.5% increase in the number of all deaths during this period.

Dementia care facilities can provide the level of care and support seniors with memory conditions need to thrive. These communities are staffed with trained caregivers who can provide specialized dementia care and personalized assistance with daily tasks. They are designed with enhanced safety features and secure spaces for residents to relax and socialize. This guide provides information about the cost of care at memory care communities, what it’s like to live in Toledo and local organizations that offer senior support services.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Toledo

In Toledo and elsewhere throughout the state, memory care facilities are regulated by Ohio’s Department of Health, Bureau of Regulatory Operations. This department is responsible for licensing facilities and enforcing regulations they’re required to follow. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Toledo

  • U.S. News & World Report rated several of Toledo’s hospitals as high performing in treating conditions such as heart failure, hip and knee replacement, diabetes and COPD. The city’s top-ranked medical facilities include ProMedica Toledo, Mercy Health – St. Anne and the University of Toledo Medical Center.
  • Black & White Transportation is the provider for Lucas County’s senior transit program. Riders can request transportation to nonemergency medical appointments, veterans service offices, stores and other destinations in Toledo. Vans are accessible and can accommodate walkers, wheelchairs and other medical equipment.
  • Toledo has a cost of living index of 72.7, which is well below the respective national and Ohio averages of 100 and 82.6. Groceries (90.3), health care (86.5), housing (29.6) and transportation (884.3) are all more affordable than average.
  • Ohio is moderately tax-friendly to retirees. Sales and property tax rates are higher than the nationwide averages, and some types of retirement earnings are taxed as regular income. However, Social Security benefits are fully exempt in Ohio.
  • Toledo has comfortable summer weather, with an average high temperature of 85 degrees in July. Annually, the city gets about 180 sunny days compared to the U.S. average of 205. Winters are typically very cold — the median low temperature is 19 degrees in January, and the city receives an average of 31 inches of snow per year, which is slightly more than the national average of 28 inches.
  • Toledo’s air quality is close to average with an index of 55 versus the national norm of 58. Water quality is poor, however. Compared to the U.S. index of 55, the city has an average of just 20.
  • Toledo is safer than 7% of U.S. cities, but its property and violent crime rates are higher than the Ohio average. Residents have a one-in-34 chance of becoming a victim of property crime and a one-in-99 chance of experiencing violent crime. For Ohio overall, these rates are one in 55 and one in 327, respectively.

Paying for Memory Care in Toledo

In Toledo, the average price for memory care is $5,274 per month, according to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey. This type of care is provided in special units of assisted living facilities and costs 20-30% more than standard care due to additional staff training, therapeutic programming and stronger security measures. The following rates are based on Genworth’s figures for assisted living in Toledo, plus 25%.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

At $5,274, Toledo’s average memory care cost is cheaper than most other northern Ohio cities. It’s also below the national median of $5,625 and the Ohio average of $5,794. Prices are much higher in Cleveland, where seniors pay $6,175. Mansfield’s average is a little lower than this at $5,998. In Lima, memory care costs approximately $5,754, while in Akron the average is $6,241.

Toledo

$5,274

Ohio

$5,794

The United States

$5,625

Cleveland

$6,175

Mansfield

$5,998

Lima

$5,754

Akron

$6,241

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

There are several other types of care available in Toledo that families may want to consider. Seniors can receive home care or home health care, which includes some skilled nursing services, for $4,957 per month. Adult day health care costs $2,145, while standard assisted living averages $4,129. At $7,057 for a semiprivate room and $7,851 for private lodging, nursing home care is the most expensive option.

Home Care

$4,957

Home Health Care

$4,957

Adult Day Health Care

$2,145

Assisted Living Facility

$4,129

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7,057

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

$7,851

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Toledo

In Toledo, 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 Toledo

Toledo residents and their families can get help choosing a memory care facility, find financial assistance programs and learn more about Alzheimer’s disease through one of the following free resources. These programs and services are offered by government agencies and nonprofit organizations throughout Lucas County.

ResourceContactService
Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio(419) 382-0624The Area Office on Aging provides counseling on public benefits and the state's Assisted Living Waiver Program, which could help cover the cost of memory care for eligible individuals. It also maintains a directory of helpful programs for seniors on its website, including paratransit services, low-income financial assistance and support groups for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter(800) 272-3900The Alzheimer’s Association provides education about memory disease and its impact, future planning and ways to keep seniors safe while they're still living at home. Its website features a list of local events, such as caregiver support groups and social programs for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Seniors and their loved ones can get information and advice from a trained volunteer by calling the AA's hotline, which is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Legal Aid of Western Ohio(877) 894-4599LAWO offers free advocacy and legal assistance to protect the rights of seniors living in memory care facilities. Its volunteer attorneys can help with wrongful evictions, benefit denials, financial exploitation and elder abuse. It can also assist families with advanced health care directives, powers of attorney, wills and other important tasks related to future planning. Applicants must meet financial requirements to qualify for assistance.
Lucas County Veterans Service Commission(419) 213-6090Toledo residents can call the Veterans Service Commission for help in obtaining financial benefits they or their loved one might be eligible for, such as disability compensation, pensions and Aid and Attendance pension supplements. Other services it offers veterans include medical transportation, emergency financial help and planning assistance for end-of-life care.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(419) 259-2891The ombudsman provides information about Lucas County's memory care facilities and can give families advice on selecting the right community for their loved one. The ombudsman also investigates and helps resolve complaints about poor quality of care in a facility. Other services include assistance for family caregivers and advocacy regarding MyCare Ohio Medicaid/Medicare benefits.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Toledo

Toledo 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

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