There are over 62,100 residents in Hamilton, including over 9,500 seniors aged 65 and older. The region has a humid, continental climate that brings warm summers and cold winters. Residents can expect plenty of rainfall throughout the year, along with snowfall during the winter and early spring. In Butler County, there are a few hospitals that are high-performing, according to the U.S. News and World Report. Bethesda North Hospital is ranked as #18 in Ohio River Valley and #3 in the Cincinnati area. Fort Hamilton Hospital is high-performing in procedures and conditions related to nephrology. 

According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the cost of a semiprivate room in a nursing home is $8,152 per month. This is nearly $400 higher than the national average of $7,756. There are alternatives, such as assisted living, for those who don’t require 24-hour medical supervision. Home health care is another alternative to nursing home placement that allows seniors to receive skilled nursing care at home. 

Seniors can read further to learn how the cost of nursing care compares to other cities and types of care. The final section offers a few resources that can benefit seniors in Hamilton. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Hamilton, OH

Birchwood Care Center

4070 Hamilton Mason Road, Hamilton, OH, 45011

Just completed our outside visit with my mother. Thank you Tina and staff for all the wonderful things you do for our family! God bless you all!
Just completed our outside visit with my mother. Thank you Tina and staff for all the wonderful things you do for our family! God bless you all!

Doverwood Village Skilled Nursing Care

4195 Hamilton-Mason Rd, Hamilton, OH, 45011

You can tell that this facility is well taken care of! There are lots of familiar faces throughout the staff – last time I was there, I was talking to one of the nurses that has been there for over 20 … (read more)
You can tell that this facility is well taken care of! There are lots of familiar faces throughout the staff – last time I was there, I was talking to one of the nurses that has been there for over 20 … (read more)

Residence at Huntington Court

350 HANCOCK AVENUE, Hamilton, OH, 45011

Huntington Court is such a blessing!! I first chose one of top recommended places for rehab therapy that is all they specialized in. After having my husband at Huntington Court for a week he’s already … (read more)
Huntington Court is such a blessing!! I first chose one of top recommended places for rehab therapy that is all they specialized in. After having my husband at Huntington Court for a week he’s already … (read more)

Glen Meadows

3472 Hamilton Mason Road, Hamilton, OH, 45011

Great administrative and nursing staff! My uncle was a patient and well taken care of until he passed away. Facility has had nice renovations. Many of the staff members have worked there for years w … (read more)
Great administrative and nursing staff! My uncle was a patient and well taken care of until he passed away. Facility has had nice renovations. Many of the staff members have worked there for years w … (read more)

The Westover

855 Stahlheber Road, Hamilton, OH, 45013

The Westover is located in Hamilton, Ohio, just steps away from a number of restaurants, shopping centers and several pharmacies. The charming, colonial-style facility and gorgeous grounds are praised … (read more)
The Westover is located in Hamilton, Ohio, just steps away from a number of restaurants, shopping centers and several pharmacies. The charming, colonial-style facility and gorgeous grounds are praised … (read more)

Golden Years Nursing Center

2436 OLD OXFORD ROAD, Hamilton, OH, 45013

Beautiful facility and grounds! Both my parents were patients here. Wonderful administrative team and staff. Very caring. I would recommend this facility for your loved one. Very home-like.
Beautiful facility and grounds! Both my parents were patients here. Wonderful administrative team and staff. Very caring. I would recommend this facility for your loved one. Very home-like.

Bradford Place – A Diversicare Transitional Care Community

1302 millville avenue, Hamilton, OH, 45013

Mercy Franciscan at Schroder is located conveniently on the outskirts of Hamilton, OH, where residents can enjoy beautiful scenery and access to downtown businesses. The grounds are well cared fo … (read more)
Mercy Franciscan at Schroder is located conveniently on the outskirts of Hamilton, OH, where residents can enjoy beautiful scenery and access to downtown businesses. The grounds are well cared fo … (read more)

Wellington Manor

2923 HAMILTON MASON ROAD, Hamilton, OH, 45011

My father was released from the hospital to wellington he was sent at 1:30 pm est everyone that went to visit noticed the the nurses were all sitting in a group away from Patience and only checked on … (read more)
My father was released from the hospital to wellington he was sent at 1:30 pm est everyone that went to visit noticed the the nurses were all sitting in a group away from Patience and only checked on … (read more)

Butler County Care Facility

1800 PRINCETON ROAD, Hamilton, OH, 45011

My son here and this place is horrible never have equipment for the patient understaffed don’t order medicine right they don’t take care of the patients at all
My son here and this place is horrible never have equipment for the patient understaffed don’t order medicine right they don’t take care of the patients at all

Jamestowne Rehabilitation

1371 Main Street, Hamilton, OH, 45013


BERKELEY SQUARE RETIREMENT CEN

100 BERKELEY DRIVE, Hamilton, OH, 45013


Sanctuary Pointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

11501 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH, 45231

Sanctuary Pointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center was very good. It’s a fairly new facility and it’s very comfortable. It turned out to be a very nice place. It was very clean. My uncle appreciated … (read more)
Sanctuary Pointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center was very good. It’s a fairly new facility and it’s very comfortable. It turned out to be a very nice place. It was very clean. My uncle appreciated … (read more)

Glendale Place Nursing & Rehab Center

779 Glendale Milford Rd, Cincinnati, OH, 45215

We went to look at Glendale Place Nursing & Rehab Center. I liked the lady I talked with and who showed us around. Everything was very nice, clean, and organized. The facilities were what we were … (read more)
We went to look at Glendale Place Nursing & Rehab Center. I liked the lady I talked with and who showed us around. Everything was very nice, clean, and organized. The facilities were what we were … (read more)

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Maple Knoll Village

11100 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH, 45246

Maple Knoll Village is located on a 54-acre campus in Springdale, Ohio. The beautiful and convenient location is close to multiple shopping centers, restaurants and Glenview golf course. Visitors … (read more)
Maple Knoll Village is located on a 54-acre campus in Springdale, Ohio. The beautiful and convenient location is close to multiple shopping centers, restaurants and Glenview golf course. Visitors … (read more)

Mount Pleasant Retirement Village

225 Britton Ln, Monroe, OH, 45050

When my mother-in-law got very sick, she was moved to Mount Pleasant Retirement Village. My sister-in-law and my wife were very pleased. They followed up, they kept them both comfortable and well info … (read more)
When my mother-in-law got very sick, she was moved to Mount Pleasant Retirement Village. My sister-in-law and my wife were very pleased. They followed up, they kept them both comfortable and well info … (read more)

Christian Village at Mt. Healthy

8097 hamilton avenue, Cincinnati, OH, 45231

Christian Village at Mt. Healthy is nestled in the heart of Cincinnati, near stores, restaurants and Winton Woods Park. Visitors remark on the clean, spacious apartments with kitchenettes and highligh … (read more)
Christian Village at Mt. Healthy is nestled in the heart of Cincinnati, near stores, restaurants and Winton Woods Park. Visitors remark on the clean, spacious apartments with kitchenettes and highligh … (read more)

Triple Creek Retirement Community

11230 Pippin Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45231

Triple Creek Retirement Community is centrally located in Cincinnati, Ohio, allowing residents to frequently enjoy nearby off-site events such as music festivals and major league baseball games. The f … (read more)
Triple Creek Retirement Community is centrally located in Cincinnati, Ohio, allowing residents to frequently enjoy nearby off-site events such as music festivals and major league baseball games. The f … (read more)

Heritagespring Healthcare Center of West Chester

7235 HERITAGESPRING DRIVE, West Chester, OH, 45069

I wouldn’t recomend any elderly family member or friend going here !!! My father was there in Jan 2022 for rehab after back surgery . He received very little rehab and was left in his bed with a dia … (read more)
I wouldn’t recomend any elderly family member or friend going here !!! My father was there in Jan 2022 for rehab after back surgery . He received very little rehab and was left in his bed with a dia … (read more)

Parkside Nursing And Rehabilitation Center

908 Symmes Road , Fairfield, OH, 45014

The admission process is easy and we got exactly what we were promised. The nursing staff is great. The food is wonderful and there is always something to do.
The admission process is easy and we got exactly what we were promised. The nursing staff is great. The food is wonderful and there is always something to do.

Cottingham Retirement Community

3995 Cottingham Drive, Cincinnati, OH, 45241


Nursing Home Costs in Hamilton, OH

In Hamilton, a semiprivate room in a nursing home costs $8,152 per month and a private room costs $9,520 per month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Using the monthly rates of semiprivate rooms as the point of comparison, the cost of care in Hamilton is over $1,000 higher than the state average of $7,148 per month and $396 higher than the national average of $7,756 per month.

Compared to other cities in the state, Dayton is the most expensive. The city is $547 more than Hamilton. The state capital, Columbus, is $1,156 less than Hamilton’s average. The least expensive city in Ohio is Mansfield at $1,156 less than Hamilton.   

$8152

Hamilton

$7148

Ohio

$7756

The United States

$8699

Dayton

$6996

Columbus

$5779

Mansfield

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

When considering long-term care, the cost can often be a major factor. The cost of homemaking services and home health care are $3,385 and $3,290 less than a semiprivate room, respectively. Adult day health care is $6,592 less than nursing home care, which costs only $1,560 per month. Assisted living is $4,750 per month and costs $3,402 less than a semiprivate room. A private room in a nursing home costs $1,368 more than a semiprivate room, with an average of $9,520 per month. 

$4767

Home care

$4862

Home health care

$1560

Adult day health care

$4750

Assisted Living

$8152

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$9520

Nursing home (private room)

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

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Hamilton, 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 Hamilton, OH

In this section, there are a few resources to assist seniors as they explore their long-term care options in Hamilton. The Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio has a range of services and programs for seniors, whether they are considering residing in a local nursing home or aging-in-place at home with the help of visiting homemakers and nurses.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 252-0155

The PASSPORT program includes pre-screening for Medicaid eligibility as well as providing housekeeping and skilled nursing care to homebound seniors. Case managers can perform the pre-admission process by phone and can assist seniors with applying for Medicaid, which also covers other medical needs, such as physician care and prescription medications. To apply for the PASSPORT Medicaid waiver, contact a case manager at the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio. 

(800) 252-0155

In addition to providing Medicaid waivers, the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio has a wide range of services and programs for seniors in the five-county region, including Butler County. Seniors can apply for programs that can delay placement in a nursing home. Caregivers can find educational opportunities and support groups. The call center is a convenient point-of-entry for seniors looking to explore their long-term care options.

(800) 282-1206

Ombudsmen investigate issues involving the wellbeing of residents in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes. Seniors and their loved ones can contact ombudsmen regarding cases of lack of quality personal care services or a lack in healthy meal options, as well as any instances of elder abuse. Ombudsmen stay up to date on state and local nursing home regulations.

(800) 686-1578

Provided by the Ohio State Department of Insurance, OSHIIP offers Medicare beneficiaries one-on-one health insurance counseling. Seniors and caregivers can learn about and compare plans to find what best fits their needs. For seniors who qualify, financial assistance is available to cover out-of-pocket costs, such as prescription medications and medical supplies. A local counselor can be found through the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio or by calling the phone number provided.