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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Cleveland

For assisted living communities, COVID-19 rules and regulations are typically set at the state level. You can view specific rules on our guide to assisted living in OH. These rules change often, and many communities have policies in place that go above and beyond what’s required by the state, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more.

How to Pay for Assisted Living in Cleveland

In Cleveland, assisted living costs approximately $4,940 per month, according to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey. Exact costs vary depending on factors such as facility services and amenities.

Assisted Living in Cleveland vs. Nearby Cities

Seniors can expect to pay $4,940 for monthly assisted living costs in Cleveland. This is higher than the Ohio average of $4,635 and the national median cost of $4,500. When it comes to nearby cities, Toledo’s monthly average assisted living cost is $4,219. Youngstown has an estimated cost of $4,738 per month for assisted living, while Canton ($4,905) and Akron ($4,993) are comparable with Cleveland’s average.

  • Cleveland: $4,940
  • Ohio: $4,635
  • National: $4,500
  • Toledo: $4,219
  • Akron: $4,993
  • Canton: $4,905
  • Youngstown: $4,738

Assisted Living vs. Other Types of Care in Cleveland OH

In addition to assisted living, Cleveland seniors have other types of care from which to choose. Adult day health care is an option that costs around $1,788 per month and provides care services during daytime hours. For seniors living at home, there are homemaker services and home health aide services, which both cost an estimated $5,196 monthly. For comprehensive care in a nursing facility, seniors can expect to pay $8,935 per month for a semiprivate room on average.

  • Assisted living: $4,940
  • Adult day health care: $1,788
  • Homemaker services: $5,196
  • Home health aide: $5,196
  • Nursing facility (semiprivate): $8,935

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Cleveland

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Cleveland

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Cleveland.

Free and Low-Cost Assisted Living Resources for Seniors in Cleveland

There’s a variety of free and low-cost services available to Cleveland seniors in assisted living. Seniors can access transportation and care services, along with counseling and advocacy. There’s also assistance with senior benefits and opportunities to participate in enriching activities.

Resource Contact Service
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (800) 626-7277 Cleveland seniors in assisted living can access many services through their local Area Agency on Aging (AAA). There’s assistance with long-term care services, such as transitioning from home into an assisted living community. In addition, this agency provides support for caregivers and family members.
VA Cleveland Regional Office (800) 698-2411 The Veterans Affairs’ Cleveland Regional Office connects senior veterans with their local VA offices, where they can receive counseling, health care and other services. Seniors can apply for benefits through this regional website and obtain help from a representative over the phone or via the online chat service.
Senior Transportation Connection (216) 664-2833 Senior Transportation Connection is a service available through the city of Cleveland. Transportation for seniors is available on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the fare is $1 for each one-way trip. This service is available twice per week to eligible seniors.
City of Cleveland Department of Aging (216) 664-2833 There are many programs for Cleveland seniors available through the Department of Aging. Examples include financial seminars, technology guides and information about senior-oriented events around the city.
Cuyahoga County Senior and Adult Services (216) 881-5554 The Cuyahoga County Senior and Adult Services department is part of the county’s Health and Human Services department. There are many assistance programs for Cleveland seniors in assisted living, including support services, advocacy and nutritional programs.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Cleveland

Assisted Living Communities in Cleveland are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

Laws and regulations for assisted living in Ohio

The Top Assisted Living Communities in the Cleveland Area

In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Cleveland area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 35 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 30 hours researching assisted living communities in Cleveland
  • Read more than 280 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 20 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Cleveland is $4,940, which is higher than the state average of $4,635 and also higher than the national average of $4,500.

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Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Cleveland, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 35 communities in the Cleveland area.

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

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Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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