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Cost of Ohio Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Ohio is $3,890 per month.

The monthly base rate for Ohio assisted living is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Ohio is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Ohio. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

West Virginia$3,500

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Ohio Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Ohio require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Ohio may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Ohio. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Ohio. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Ohio probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Ohio - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Ohio?
    Ohio will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Ohio requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Ohio.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Ohio for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Ohio Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at

Helpful Ohio Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Ohio? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Ohio licensing and regulatory agency at:
Ohio Department of Health, Division of Quality Assurance
(614) 466-7713
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Ohio? Your local Ohio long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Department of Aging of Ohio - Elder Rights Unit
Local: (614) 466-1221
Tollfree: (800) 282-1206
Are you aware of all the Ohio health-based programs available to you? Your Ohio Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Ohio Department of Health
Local: (614) 466-3543
Are you familiar with the Ohio Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Ohio AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Ohio regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Ohio AAA below:

Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 721-1025
Area Agency on Aging, PSA #2
Dayton, OH
(937) 341-3000
Area Agency on Aging 3
Lima, OH
(419) 222-7723
Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc.
Toledo, OH
(419) 382-0624
Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Ontario, OH
(419) 524-4144
Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
Columbus, OH
(614) 645-7250
Area Agency on Aging District 7
Rio Grande, OH
(800) 582-7277
Buckeye Hills Regional Council Aging and Disability
Marietta, OH
(740) 373-6400
Area Agency on Aging, Region 9, Inc.
Cambridge, OH
(740) 439-2294
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging
Cleveland, OH
(216) 621-8010
Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities
Uniontown, OH
(330) 896-9172
Area Agency on Aging 11
Niles, OH
(330) 505-2300

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