Canton is a community of over 70,000 people, 14% of whom are seniors 65 years of age or older, located in the I-77 strip of communities south of Akron. Canton has several award-winning medical facilities and hospitals that accept Medicare, such as Mercy Medical Center, near Westbrook Veterans Memorial Park. According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, a semiprivate room in a Canton nursing home costs $6,540 a month, which is $1,216 a month less than the $7,756 national median.

Nursing care homes provide 24-hour medical care for seniors and people recovering from medical procedures. Common elements of nursing home care include skilled nursing services, medication assistance and coordination with residents’ personal doctors to provide therapy and rehab services. This can be an expensive option for many seniors. People with less intensive medical needs might prefer another living option, such as assisted living or home health care.

This guide covers the costs of these care types in more detail. It also has information on resources to help support seniors in Canton.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Canton, OH

Canton Christian Home

2550 CLEVELAND AVENUE NW, Canton, OH, 44709

Canton Christian Home provides senior assisted living and nursing care in Canton, Ohio. The facility is conveniently located on 25th St. NW close to Meyers Lake. Residents and loved ones praise the ho … (read more)
Canton Christian Home provides senior assisted living and nursing care in Canton, Ohio. The facility is conveniently located on 25th St. NW close to Meyers Lake. Residents and loved ones praise the ho … (read more)

Gables of Canton

3660 Greentree Avenue Sw, Canton, OH, 44706

My mom was at The Lodge At New Dawn for rehab. It’s a really nice place. They were really geared about communicating with you. They didn’t have a problem with calling you back on things. They would ca … (read more)
My mom was at The Lodge At New Dawn for rehab. It’s a really nice place. They were really geared about communicating with you. They didn’t have a problem with calling you back on things. They would ca … (read more)

Bethany

626 34th Street NW, Canton, OH, 44709

Bethany Nursing Home, Inc is located in Canton, Ohio, nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Market Heights. Relatives of residents emphasize the experience and helpfulness of caretakers and the approac … (read more)
Bethany Nursing Home, Inc is located in Canton, Ohio, nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Market Heights. Relatives of residents emphasize the experience and helpfulness of caretakers and the approac … (read more)

Altercare of Nobles Pond

7006 Fulton Dr NW, Canton, OH, 44718

I was transfered to this facility from another nearby one and was there 20 days in November and eight days in Dec. of 2022. I was in my room alone which worked out for me very nicely and my great hus … (read more)
I was transfered to this facility from another nearby one and was there 20 days in November and eight days in Dec. of 2022. I was in my room alone which worked out for me very nicely and my great hus … (read more)

Astoria Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation

3537 12th Street NW, Canton, OH, 44708

I was a resident for almost 3 weeks for rehab. I was able to leave that fast because of the great Dr’s and therapy I recieved. Everyone did a great job,from the administration to housekeeping and kitc … (read more)
I was a resident for almost 3 weeks for rehab. I was able to leave that fast because of the great Dr’s and therapy I recieved. Everyone did a great job,from the administration to housekeeping and kitc … (read more)

Manorcare Hlth Svcs-belden Vil

5005 HIGBEE AVENUE NW, Canton, OH, 44718

My father in law is there. He is 92 years young. Very caring people work there. Excellent communication, attention to all older patients needs. Quick response, regardless of time you ask them. Thank y … (read more)
My father in law is there. He is 92 years young. Very caring people work there. Excellent communication, attention to all older patients needs. Quick response, regardless of time you ask them. Thank y … (read more)

Glenwood Care and Rehabilitation

836 34th Street, NW, Canton, OH, 44709


McKinley Health Care Center

800 Market Avenue North, Canton, OH, 44702

My best friend’s grandmother has been at McKinley Health Care center for about 2 years now. She had a stroke and needed more care than the family was able to give. She is thriving at this facility. Sh … (read more)
My best friend’s grandmother has been at McKinley Health Care center for about 2 years now. She had a stroke and needed more care than the family was able to give. She is thriving at this facility. Sh … (read more)

The Pines Healthcare Center

3015 17th St NW, Canton, OH, 44708

My sister was a patient at this facility from May -June 2021. She went to this facility for rehab following a stay at the hospital. The event that she fell in the bathroom after asking for help, was a … (read more)
My sister was a patient at this facility from May -June 2021. She went to this facility for rehab following a stay at the hospital. The event that she fell in the bathroom after asking for help, was a … (read more)

Canton Health Care Center

1223 MARKET AVENUE N, Canton, OH, 44714

My grandfather lived out his final days at this facility. The nursing staff is phenomenal they went above and beyond for our family and we will be forever greatful. The building its self is older and … (read more)
My grandfather lived out his final days at this facility. The nursing staff is phenomenal they went above and beyond for our family and we will be forever greatful. The building its self is older and … (read more)

Hall of Fame Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

2714 13Th Street Nw, Canton, OH, 44708

Down right Terrible, The nurses and the staff have no idea what they are doing. Rooms are dirty, No activities,
Down right Terrible, The nurses and the staff have no idea what they are doing. Rooms are dirty, No activities,

Aultman Hospital

2821 WOODLAWN AVENUE NW, Canton, OH, 44708

My 90 year old grandma was sent here for 7-10 days of therapy to build strength after a 3 day hospitol stay. We explained IN detail at intake her med allergies and sensitivities. She did great for 7 d … (read more)
My 90 year old grandma was sent here for 7-10 days of therapy to build strength after a 3 day hospitol stay. We explained IN detail at intake her med allergies and sensitivities. She did great for 7 d … (read more)

House of Loreto

2812 Harvard Ave NW, Canton, OH, 44709


Legends Care Center

2311 NAVE ROAD SE, Massillon, OH, 44646

My sister was in Legends completing re-hab following an extended hospital stay. The staff there was wonderful and my sister said they were the best she’s ever had. I want to thank those who cared for … (read more)
My sister was in Legends completing re-hab following an extended hospital stay. The staff there was wonderful and my sister said they were the best she’s ever had. I want to thank those who cared for … (read more)

Meadow Wind Health Care Center

300 23RD STREET NE, Massillon, OH, 44646

We spoke with their Marketing and Admissions team while in the hospital and they were very helpful, knowledgeable, caring and supportive when it came to arranging for my loved one to be transferred to … (read more)
We spoke with their Marketing and Admissions team while in the hospital and they were very helpful, knowledgeable, caring and supportive when it came to arranging for my loved one to be transferred to … (read more)

Windsor Medical Center

1454 EAST MAPLE STREET, North Canton, OH, 44720

My spouse is in the Windsor–nursing home section. This is probably a tough business because it is likely hard to retain good help due to the kind of work and the pay. While there is some turnover w … (read more)
My spouse is in the Windsor–nursing home section. This is probably a tough business because it is likely hard to retain good help due to the kind of work and the pay. While there is some turnover w … (read more)

The Laurels of Massillon

2000 SHERMAN CIRCLE NE, Massillon, OH, 44646

I’m starting by telling you how appalled I am with the care given to the patient to whom I’m speaking of: First of all horribly understaffed. My major complaint is how unprofessional this place is … (read more)
I’m starting by telling you how appalled I am with the care given to the patient to whom I’m speaking of: First of all horribly understaffed. My major complaint is how unprofessional this place is … (read more)

Saint Joseph Care Center

2308 Reno Drive, Louisville, OH, 44641

So very disappointed in the room my sister is in. Looks like it is just past a former gathering room/storage, at the end, dark, one window and room for another resident. It is depressing to us. I’m … (read more)
So very disappointed in the room my sister is in. Looks like it is just past a former gathering room/storage, at the end, dark, one window and room for another resident. It is depressing to us. I’m … (read more)

Saint Luke Lutheran Home

220 APPLEGROVE STREET NE, North Canton, OH, 44720

My husband is at St. Luke Lutheran Community. It’s a nursing home. He’s a long-term care. It’s very nice, and the people are nice. They answer our questions, and he’s very content to be there. He orde … (read more)
My husband is at St. Luke Lutheran Community. It’s a nursing home. He’s a long-term care. It’s very nice, and the people are nice. They answer our questions, and he’s very content to be there. He orde … (read more)

Hanover House

435 AVIS AVENUE NW, Massillon, OH, 44646

l beg you to not put your loved one here’ my mother went there walking and talking l was able to get her out of there only because l called ombudsman’ they didn’t want them coming to their facility so … (read more)
l beg you to not put your loved one here’ my mother went there walking and talking l was able to get her out of there only because l called ombudsman’ they didn’t want them coming to their facility so … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Canton, OH

Semiprivate rooms in Canton-area nursing homes cost an average of $6,540 a month. Private rooms in Canton average $7,604 a month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Semiprivate rooms in Canton’s nursing care homes are significantly less expensive than in other Ohio cities and in the United States at large. In Canton, the cost of a semiprivate room averages $6,540 a month, which is less than the $7,148 average for Ohio and the $7,756 average nationwide.

Canton’s prices for nursing home care are low among Ohio cities. Columbus is the closest in price at $6,996 a month. Toledo ($7,604) and Cleveland ($7,848) are well over $1,000 more. Akron has one of the highest prices in the state at $8,121 a month.

$6540

Canton

$7148

Ohio

$7756

United States

$6996

Columbus

$7604

Toledo

$8121

Akron

$7848

Cleveland

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

It can be helpful to compare the cost of nursing home care in Canton with prices for other types of care in the city. Adult day health care is one of the most affordable options in Canton, at $975 a month. Home care and home health care both cost the same, $4,338 a month, while room and care in an assisted living community in Canton averages $4,633 a month. Nursing home care in Canton runs from $6,540 a month for a semiprivate room to private rooms, which average $7,604.

$4338

Home care

$4338

Home health care

$975

Adult day health care

$4633

Assisted living

$6540

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$7604

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Canton, OH

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Canton, OH

The resources in this table offer free and low-cost support for seniors in the Stark County and Canton areas. Benefits include energy assistance, transportation and nutritional support. Some programs assist all seniors, while other benefits are limited by income.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(800) 282-0880

The Ohio Department of Development operates several programs to support seniors in Canton who meet program income limits. The home-energy assistance program delivers a one-time payment to needy seniors for help paying for winter heating. The Home Weatherization Assistance Program assists qualifying households with adding insulation, replacing worn-out HVAC equipment and safety testing. The Electric Partnership Program improves the electric efficiency of low-income households by performing in-home energy audits and installing energy efficiency measures.

(330) 899-5229


The Senior Farmers' Market Program offers seniors aged 60 and over from 81 participating Ohio counties steep discounts at local farmers' markets in an effort to connect them with healthy and affordable nutrition. Discount vouchers may be redeemed for vegetables, fruits, herbs and honey at any participating market. Some household income limits apply.

(330) 837-2784


Seniors aged 60 and over can drop by the Massillon Senior Center for exciting community events, informative classes and free support services to help them stay independent. Daily community meals are provided in the center's dining hall, where social events and game tournaments are also held for seniors enrolled in the center's programs. Health and wellness classes, caregiver training and peer support groups also meet at the center on a regular schedule available through the center's website and open to all members.

(330) 445-2687


Community Services Of Stark County offers seniors with low-income several types of monetary and non-cash support. Benefits include nutrition assistance, housing and energy vouchers, emergency funds and referrals for free and low-cost dental and vision services. Non-cash aid includes case manager support when signing up for benefits.

(330) 453-0159


The Salvation Army of Stark County serves seniors and others in need in Canton. Services offered include emergency cash, utility assistance, food and clothing supplies and community activities designed to keep seniors active and mentally alert.