Family-friendly Medina, Ohio, is a favorable location for nursing home residents in northeastern Ohio. Named one of the nation’s most affordable small towns by Money Magazine, Medina bills itself as America’s hometown. This historic community is known for its charming Victorian neighborhoods, and residents are just 20-30 miles from Cleveland and Akron. These metropolitan centers are home to popular attractions, such as the Akron Zoo and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Residents have easy access to the top-rated Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital and the Southwest General Health Center.

Seniors who have physical impairments that make it difficult for them to live safely at home or in an assisted living facility can choose from more than a dozen skilled nursing facilities located in Medina and the surrounding area. Residents who have less intensive needs may consider transitioning to an assisted living facility or working with a home health care agency instead. These options offer greater freedom and flexibility, and they’re cheaper than nursing homes, which cost more than $8,121 per month.

This guide summarizes the cost of nursing home care in Medina and compares those rates to costs in nearby cities. It also provides a list of local agencies that can help seniors with long-term care planning.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Medina, OH

Western Reserve Masonic Community

4931 Nettleton Road, Medina, OH, 44256

Western Reserve Masonic Community is in Medina, Ohio, near Interstate 71, Brother Boulevard and Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital. According to reviewers, the staff is caring and attentive and the buil … (read more)
Western Reserve Masonic Community is in Medina, Ohio, near Interstate 71, Brother Boulevard and Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital. According to reviewers, the staff is caring and attentive and the buil … (read more)

Medina Meadows Rehab and Nursing Centre

550 MINER DR, Medina, OH, 44256

My mom was at Medina Meadows for rehab for a broken arm. They had a really good rehab and very positive staff. I worked with the social worker, and she was very good and very positive. The nurses were … (read more)
My mom was at Medina Meadows for rehab for a broken arm. They had a really good rehab and very positive staff. I worked with the social worker, and she was very good and very positive. The nurses were … (read more)

Life Care Center of Medina

2400 COLUMBIA RD, Medina, OH, 44256

My mom is in the Life Care Center of Medina. They are wonderful in communicating with us, she’s already gained five pounds. They’re doing physical therapy with her because she’s wheelchair bound now, … (read more)
My mom is in the Life Care Center of Medina. They are wonderful in communicating with us, she’s already gained five pounds. They’re doing physical therapy with her because she’s wheelchair bound now, … (read more)

Avenue of Medina

699 East Smith Road, Medina, OH, 44256

My father passed away in April of 2019 at the Avenue. We had constant complaints of understaffing and insufficient care for his needs. The weekend of his death a change in his condition was brought to … (read more)
My father passed away in April of 2019 at the Avenue. We had constant complaints of understaffing and insufficient care for his needs. The weekend of his death a change in his condition was brought to … (read more)

Samaritan Care Center

806 E Washington Street, Medina, OH, 44256



Pearlview Rehab & Wellness Center

4426 HOMESTEAD DR, Brunswick, OH, 44212

5 Star care at Pearlview! A family member was there and couldn’t stop talking about the quality of the staff. Great quaint country like setting as well
5 Star care at Pearlview! A family member was there and couldn’t stop talking about the quality of the staff. Great quaint country like setting as well

Willowood Care Center Of Brunswick

1186 Hadcock Rd, Brunswick, OH, 44212

My sister is recovering from head surgery, and she is fine where she is at right now. She is getting the skilled nursing that she needs, and she is at Willowood Care Center. The staff is great. They a … (read more)
My sister is recovering from head surgery, and she is fine where she is at right now. She is getting the skilled nursing that she needs, and she is at Willowood Care Center. The staff is great. They a … (read more)

Copley Health Center

155 HERITAGE WOODS DRIVE, Copley, OH, 44321

I chose Copley Health Center for my mom because it was the only place I could get her in where she got a private room, and also the cost was reasonable. The physical set-up was very nice, it was clean … (read more)
I chose Copley Health Center for my mom because it was the only place I could get her in where she got a private room, and also the cost was reasonable. The physical set-up was very nice, it was clean … (read more)

Altercare of Wadsworth

147 Garfield St, Wadsworth, OH, 44281

Please do not ever put anyone you love in this place! My mother was denied proper medical care on numerous occasions. Their "house doctor" is only in on the weekends and any medical issues aren’t addr … (read more)
Please do not ever put anyone you love in this place! My mother was denied proper medical care on numerous occasions. Their "house doctor" is only in on the weekends and any medical issues aren’t addr … (read more)

Meadowview Healthcare Center

83 High Street, Seville, OH, 44273


Wadsworth Pointe, Inc

540 great oaks trail, Wadsworth, OH, 44281


BRUNSWICK POINTE TRANSITIONAL CARE

4355 LAUREL ROAD, Brunswick, OH, 44212


Nursing Home Costs in Medina, OH

Nursing homes in Medina, Ohio, charge $8,121 per month for a semiprivate room, and private rooms cost $8,851 per month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, Medina is one of the most expensive areas for nursing home care in northeastern Ohio. Median prices of $8,121 per month are about $1,000 higher than the state median of $7,148 and $365 higher than the U.S. average of $7,756. Cleveland is $273 cheaper, and price differences increase from there. Seniors in Youngstown save $821 per month. In Columbus, rates are $6,996 per month, for a savings of $1,125, and Canton skilled nursing facilities charge $6,540, for a savings of $1,581.

$8121

Medina

$7148

Ohio

$7756

The United States

$7848

Cleveland

$6996

Columbus

$7300

Youngstown

$6540

Canton

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Skilled nursing is the most expensive form of long-term care in Medina by a wide margin. Prices start at $8,121 per month for a semiprivate room and go up to $8,851 for private accommodations. Assisted living costs $4,875, which is about $3,200 less per month, and home care and home health care agencies charge $4,195 on average, about $3,900 less. Seniors also have the option of joining a community-based adult day health care program for just $1,387 per month.

$4195

Home care

$4195

Home health care

$1387

Adult day health care

$4875

Assisted living

$8121

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$8851

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Medina was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Akron, was used instead.

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

Aging safely and independently is more convenient and achievable with services provided by government agencies and local nonprofits. Learn more about organizations that can help you find and pay for skilled nursing and long-term care in Medina and neighboring communities.

ResourceContactService
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging(216) 621-0303This Area Agency on Aging serves seniors in Medina and five surrounding counties. It provides preadmission nursing home screenings to determine whether residents qualify for Medicaid long-term care benefits, and it helps seniors arrange in-home assistance, delivered meals, emergency response systems and other supports through programs, such as PASSPORT.
Medina County Office for Older Adults(330) 723-9514MCOOA has been helping older adults in Medina County since 1974. This Aging and Disability Resource Center operates a regional senior center and congregate meal site. It operates the local Meals on Wheels program, provides subsidized bus passes and offers curb-to-curb transportation for seniors who need help getting to medical appointments and government offices. Services for seniors aged 60 and older are available for a nominal donation.
Ohio Region 10A Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(800) 365-3112Based in Cleveland, this regional advocate advises seniors and families who are looking for a nursing home or have questions about the care they’re receiving. It helps residents understand and exercise their rights and learn more about government benefits and programs, such as Medicare, that can help with the cost of long-term care, including assisted living and skilled nursing.