Search for Ohio Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care by Price

When it’s time for Buckeyes to move to an assisted living residence, they have lots of excellent options, and many of them are affordable. The average cost is $4,200, and many residences charge far less than that. In fact, it’s easy to find a location in the $2,000 or $3,000 range.

People who live close to “that state up north” that shall not be named can find a residence for as little as $3,000 a month, or they can pay as much as $5,000. These facilities put residents right in the middle of the Ohio/Michigan rivalry, making the monthly prices a real steal for football fans.

The Three C’s also have affordable options for retirees. Residents can stay in Cincinnati, Cleveland, or Columbus for less than $3,000 a month, although they can pay much more if they want some additional services. This is especially true in Cincinnati, where the prices can go up past $7,000 for some residences. That doesn’t mean the city doesn’t have some excellent bargains as well, though.

Assisted living residences are somewhat sparse in the Southeast, but this is a great spot for people looking for a deal. Facilities average $2,900 a month, which is well below the state average. Those who want to save some extra money can head to the Southeast and find a real bargain.

With affordable residences all over the state, people are always within a short drive of something they can afford. There’s no reason for anyone to overpay for assisted living.

Residences that operate in Ohio must receive a license from the Ohio Department of Health. The state licenses two types of residential care facilities. The first type provides accommodations for at least 17 people. The facility also provides personal care services for a minimum of three of the residents.

The other type of facility provides accommodations for a minimum of three people, along with personal care services for at least three of the residents.

Both types of facilities can house people who require medication as long as certain criteria are met. The patient’s physician must sign off on the resident administering the pills himself or herself, or the facility must administer the medication through a qualified staff member, home health agency, or hospice care program.