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Ohio Nursing Homes

Ohio provides a nice mixture of Midwest feel with big city culture. The state has a little of everything, including high quality nursing homes spread throughout Ohio. The skilled nursing facilities sit just about at the national average in terms of price, meaning that elderly residents will not be overly charged yet also will not save a ton of money. The prices are fair and reasonable.

Ohio long term care has witnessed a small rise in growth over the last decade as more seniors have opted to relocate here compared to nearby Illinois and Michigan. As a result, Ohio skilled nursing facilities are very clean, state of the art, and highly sought after by trained nurses because many of the facilities are relatively new.

Ohio Nursing Home Costs

The average median for a semi-private room in Ohio is $195 per day. The national average is $225 per day. Meanwhile, private care (a room with no other residents housed in it) goes for a slightly steeper rate at $218 per day.

The cost of living for Ohio nursing homes is highly dependent on location. Cincinnati, for example, is cheaper than Cleveland. Cincinnati private rooms cost $222 per day on average, while Cleveland skilled nursing facilities go for $240 per day. These are the two biggest cities in Ohio and very large metropolitan areas with opportunities to also live in its suburbs. Columbus, another major city, has the cheapest average rates of any big city in Ohio. Here, Ohio long term care averages $196 per day (semi-private room) and $218 per day (private room).

Affordable Ohio nursing homes exist in small communities and rural settings. The rest of the state (not including Cleveland, Cincinnati, or Columbus) is $189 per day (semi-private room) and $206 per day (private room).

Ohio Nursing Home / Skilled Nursing - Amenities

Ohio retirement homes provide at least three quality, well-balanced meals per day. Additionally, a variety of activities are scheduled to help keep residents occupied. You should be weary of any short-term care or long-term care in Ohio that simply offers a day use area with a TV and little else. All top ranked nursing homes in Ohio provide numerous activities for group exercise, entertainment, learning and arts and crafts.

Routine checkups and 24/7 monitoring are the norm with most Ohio skilled nursing facilities. The goal is to assist residents with all daily functions they request assistance with in addition to managing and administering meds.

The best nursing homes in Ohio operate under the five founding principles of quality skilled nursing care. The five principles require that all staff:

  1. Make the resident priority number one. This is their place of residence and members should be treated like it. They should never be neglected, disrespected, ill-informed, abandoned or unfairly criticized. All incidents and violations must be reported immediately.
  2. Ohio nursing homes must allow residents to make all lifestyle choices. Any unhealthy habits (failure eating meals, reports of suffering, etc.) should be reported to family members immediately.
  3. Ohio nursing homes also must be properly staffed with professional, knowledgeable personnel.
  4. Provide flexible and extended visiting hours for friends or family.
  5. Provide meaningful activities each day that include exercise, education, entertainment and arts and crafts.

Nursing and Retirement Homes in Ohio

There are a total of 966 nursing homes in Ohio that Ohio senior citizen residents can take advantage of. Ohio nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in Ohio will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most Ohio nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout Ohio state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare.

SeniorGuidance.org provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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