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Ohio is ranked number 13 for the highest population percentage of senior citizens and is ranked 16th for the most affordable areas for assisted living, independent living and nursing homes. The health care index for Ohio is 93.5 compared to 100 for the nationwide average. This means your retirement dollars go much further in Ohio. The high percentage of seniors also mean that Ohio has a greater selection of assisted living facilities and other continuing care options. When planning for an Ohio retirement, it is wise to plan ahead and research all levels of care. Your research should include an independent living facilities in senior communities, assisted living facilities and a nursing homes. Most people entering an assisted living facility are coming from a nursing home or hospital following successful rehabilitation.

Ohio Assisted Living Governmental Assistance

The Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Long Term Care Quality conduct annual inspections. To get copies of inspection reports, Contact the Department of Health, Division of Quality Assurance/BIOS, 206 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215 Attn: Christine Allen or call the Public Information Office at 614-466-7217. This number is also used to check complaints. There may be a fee associated with copies. If you need to file a complaint, call the Ohio Hotline: 800-342-0553 or 614-752-6490.You may also contact your Ohio Ombudsman to get assistance with any assisted living service issues:

Beverley Laubert, State Long Term Care Ombudsman
Ohio Department of Aging
50 W Broad Street 9th Floor Columbus, OH 43215-3363
Phone: (614)644-7922 Fax: (614)644-5201

These governmental resources are available to any residents with assisted living facility issues or questions.

This directory includes 1923 assisted living options for Ohio. Use the "Advance Search" to find the nearest 40 senior services based on your desired location or select a city and then choose a tab to see different types of senior care including nursing homes, Alzheimer's care centers, CCRCs, independent living, in-home and hospice care.

Nursing Homes
Here are the direct links to Akron Nursing Homes, Canton Nursing Homes, Cincinnati Nursing Homes, Cleveland Nursing Homes, Columbus Nursing Homes, Dayton Nursing Homes, Mansfield Nursing Homes, Springfield Nursing Homes, Toledo Nursing Homes, Youngstown Nursing Homes, or use the advanced search and limit your results to Nursing Homes.

In many cases families are not prepared for this event and must make that decision before the patient is discharged from the hospital. This site was developed in cooperation with hospital special services to make selecting and assisted living facility, nursing home or other service and easier task. We are gathering testimonials and reviews from existing residents at assisted living facilities and nursing homes. This in conjunction with the social services site of most states can give you more information before you begin driving from one facility to another. Of course the Ohio Department of human services is a great reference to check the safety of local facilities. you can also use our map feature to find surrounding senior facilities based on your desired location. Once you have gathered a long list of potential facilities, you can pare down that list by contacting him and scheduling a tour. Make sure to talk to existing residents and staff to get a feel about the environment at the facility. Wherever possible we are trying to include cost information for facilities on this site. Location, costs, amenities, safety and many other details come into the decision when it comes to choosing an assisted living or nursing home facility.