Luxury Assisted Living in the Cincinnati Tri-State Area

The Cincinnati Tri-State Area comprises 15 counties. These include the counties of Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren in Ohio; Dearborn, Franklin, and Ohio in Indiana; and Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, and Kenton in Kentucky. In addition to a large geographic footprint, the area offers a diverse array of senior living options from which to choose.

There are hundreds of communities offering independent senior living, assisted living, memory care, and long-term skilled nursing. The region is a bit more complex than other metro areas because we’re comprised of three states converging each with a different mix of senior living and Medicaid programs. The region does not boast a huge array of luxury options quite frankly and you’ll find a far greater number of upscale middle-market type of communities in the region. One thing is for certain, however, you must have the financial resources because the top-end communities are rarely subsidized beyond your private resources.

What to expect Assisted Living to Cost

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, Conducted by CareScout®, August 2020, the national average for Assisted Living United States is $4,300 per month while long-term nursing home care for comparison averages nationally $8,821 per month according to Genworth.

Assisted Living Locators of Greater Cincinnati sees the monthly cost of independent living in Northern Kentucky ranging from approximately $2,000 to over $4,000. Assisted living ranges between $4,500 and $7,000 monthly depending on care level needs and Alzheimer’s / Memory Care typically falls between $6,000 to $7,000 monthly. Luxury communities will often exceed the top of these ranges and often require income/asset verification for admittance. Many factors contribute to the cost of living in a senior living community such as included meals, amenities, location, care needs, and type of community. An experienced advisor can help families find the best and most cost-effective living solutions.

Luxury Assisted Living Communities in the Cincinnati Tri-State Region

The Cincinnati Tri-State area offers fewer luxury senior living lifestyles when compared to more affluent areas and those located in more traditional retirement hotspots. The most luxurious senior living communities in the region are located in Ohio and look toward the best neighborhoods and areas as you might expect. Generally speaking, the Cincinnati area offers few top-tier high-end luxurious amenity-rich choices, and instead, you’ll find many more mid-level high options. If you’re really into ultra-fancy lifestyle accouterments there are probably other areas within the US to look. Below we listed some of our local “best in luxury” favorites.

Best in Luxury Cincinnati Tri-State

Exterior shot of The Kenwood By Senior Star

The Kenwood by Senior Star

5435 Kenwood Rd,
Cincinnati, OH 45227

The Kenwood is one of the top luxury communities in the area offering hi-rise living, spacious apartments many with spectacular views, top culinary, heated indoor pool & spa, fitness center, and many other features that make it the most luxurious community in the area. Most of the building is geared toward independent living but in the luxury space many residents will add on home care services to avoid going into assisted living. The community offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and Memory care services in a setting unlike any in the Cincinnati tri-state. It’s pricey and best suited for a vibrant, culturally sophisticated, and active adult lifestyle.

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Commons ground at Seasons Assisted living


7300 Dearwester Dr
Cincinnati, OH 45236

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Seasons offers independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing. No memory care services. At the Seasons, many of those still living independently might still arrange for additional personal care services allowing residents to remain living independently longer. Seasons has an outdoor pool and a wonderful dining experience. Its residents enjoy a diverse activity schedule including local shopping, the arts, and other cultural events. The main building serves independent residents and the recently renovated assisted living and the skilled nursing area is located in a separate building. Many independent residents will have in-home care and assistance in this community.

Exterior shot of the Dupree House by Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS)

Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS)

Marjorie P. Lee

3550 Shaw Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Deupree House

3939 Erie Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45208

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Episcopal Retirement Services offers Premier and Affordable senior living options. The Premier options located in Cincinnati include Marjorie P. Lee and Deupree House both located in the Hyde Park area. Undoubtedly these two communities cater to affluent residents and those seeking an urban lifestyle. Underground parking, diverse floor plans, and well-run legacy communities in the area. Marjorie P. Lee offers independent living, independent plus/enhanced, memory care, long-term care, and skilled nursing services while Deupree House offers independent living, independent plus/enhanced, and long-term care cottages. Be sure to read our blog on How Independent Plus Services Can Bridge The Gap. 

External view of Twin towers community by Life Enriching Communities (LEC)

Life Enriching Communities (LEC)

Twin Lakes

9840 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Twin Towers

5343 Hamilton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45224

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Life Enriching Communities offers two full Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) in Cincinnati. Both include similar services although Twin Lakes is the more upscale of the two communities. These communities are geared to the active independent resident with a more active lifestyle and becoming a resident at much younger than a typical assisted living resident. These are well-maintained and activity-rich communities. There is very often an entrance fee and financial assessment required for new residents. These communities offer the most amenities in senior living and for some the continuum of available care is a key differentiator. Be sure to read our blog on Why a CCRC May Effect Your Transition into Long-Term Care.

Exterior shot of Maple Knoll Village

Maple Knoll Village

11100 Springfield Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45246

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Maple Knoll Village is a large robust Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) offering a range of services including affordable senior house, Independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing services. The community offers independent residents a choice between a villa and apartment-style living. It offers such unique features as an on-site radio station and a Montessori child center as several more interesting differentiators. This is a well-regarded legacy community in the Cincinnati area.

Meet David Flautt, Senior Living Advisor
Assisted Living Locators of Greater Cincinnati

David Flautt has years of experience advising clients spanning a 25-year career in retirement & investment consulting in the Cincinnati area.  Transitioning to serving seniors in a second career in 2018, David now advises clients and directs a growing team of Assisted Living Locators of Greater Cincinnati advisors serving SW Ohio and Northern Kentucky.  David knows from his personal experience with his own family just how difficult it can be to navigate senior living options.  According to David “making the change to a career serving seniors is rewarding professionally and personally.  I’m looking forward to doing this on into my retirement!”


What does luxury assisted living mean compared to regular assisted living?

Luxury assisted living in the Cincinnati Tri-State Area offers hi-rise apartments with amazing views or villas with attached garages, flexible gourmet dining options, heated pools or spa-like spaces, larger suites, and membership-only fitness centers. There is something for everyone. We would be happy to assist you with finding the next perfect home. 

How much does is cost to live in luxury assisted living?

This depends on the community and the type of suite or space chosen.  Private villas typically have entrance fees that are similar to a home purchase, with additional monthly fees for maintenance and living expenses. The entrance fees are refundable, but the monthly fees are not. They cover maintenance, utilities, security, meals, housekeeping, and more. To find out more, book a consultation and we can discuss your needs and find options to suit you.

David Flautt, Owner & Certified Senior Advisor

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