Ohio - Housing Resources
Despite the abundance of available senior housing in Ohio, finding a place to live after retirement is far from stress-free. The many options range from retirement communities to nursing homes, and each provides something different to residents.
Specialized senior housing options, including 55+ communities and senior apartments, are is popular among retirees who are no longer as comfortable living in their longtime home or neighborhood and are looking for a change. A growing trend in senior housing, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, or CCRCs, make the idea of "aging in place" a reality by building independent living facilities, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes in one residential location. To learn more about senior housing options, read about Housing and Home Repair on the Ohio Department of Aging's website.
Long-Term Care Communities
When a seniors' debilitating health requires daily attention, it is time to investigate long-term care options. To help Ohioans shoulder this burden, each Area Agency on Aging offers free Long-Term Care Assessments in which a nurse or a social worker will discuss your family's situation and help develop a care plan. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program takes this assistance to the next level and will actually guide you through selecting a facility. In the selection process, be sure to consult the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide provided by the Department of Aging for more long-term care information and to access a database of only the highest-quality care facilities.
Assisted Living Facilities
Assisted living facilities provide daily care and assistance for seniors who can no longer live independently at home. Services usually include three meals a day, housekeeping, security, and transportation. Staff also assists residents with activities of daily living including eating, bathing, and grooming. In Ohio, residential care facilities may cost up to $4,000 a month, but thankfully there is an Assisted Living Waiver Program which covers the care costs for certain Medicaid recipients.
Nursing homes uniquely provide 24-hour skilled nursing care, personal care, and rehabilitation services. If your loved one degrading health requires almost constant medical supervision, a nursing home may be the best option. If the senior in your life may be entering one of Ohio's 1,000 nursing homes, they must undergo a pre-admission review at a PASSPORT administrative agency to determine if a nursing home is truly the best care option. Read more about Nursing Homes on the Ohio Department of Aging website.
If none of these long-term care options feel right for your family, be sure to also check out Home Care in our Ohio Senior Care Directory.
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Ohio - Housing Resources