Cincinnati Tri-State’s Best Middle Market Assisted Living Communities

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 different Medicaid programs. Within the region, there are communities focused on lifestyle while others are more focused on health care. One thing is for certain, you have the greatest number of options if you can privately pay (pay from your own resources) for services for at least a period of time. In Kentucky, the only option is privately paying for assisted living or memory care and that pushes many into historically more institutionalized long-term care/skilled nursing.

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. There are many factors that 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.

Assisted Living Communities offering great value in the Cincinnati Tri-State Area

All the communities in the Tri-State Area offering the best value share similar attributes: (1) long-standing well-established communities occupying what is now considered (2) older perhaps slightly dated buildings. Things like narrow hallways, poor usage of natural light, and a slightly worn older building. Many are undergoing capital improvements to modernize the look and feel inside the community. But this is where the best value lies in the Tri-State. Below , we’ve listed some of our local “best value” favorites.

Best in Value Cincinnati Tri-State

Cottingham Retirement Community

Cottingham Retirement Community

3995 Cottingham Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

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Cottingham Retirement Community is a non-entrance fee (only a one-time community fee) Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) offers independent living, assisted living, long-term care & rehabilitation, and memory care. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you will not have to move if your needs change. Cottingham is vibrant, offers an abundance of activities, and a great value for the money.

The Lodge Retirement Community

The Lodge Retirement Community

12050 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45249

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The Lodge Retirement Community offers independent living, assisted living, and long-term care which includes a long-term skilled memory care unit. Like those in assisted living, the lodge’s independent residents enjoy all-inclusive amenities including all meals, housekeeping, and transportation among but a few of the included perks. At the Lodge, those living independently can arrange for an additional fee to have lodge employees come to their apartments for an array of personal care services allowing residents to remain living independently longer.

Ivy Knoll Senior Community

Ivy Knoll Senior Community

800 Highland Ave
Covington, KY 41011

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Ivy Knoll offers high-rise independent living and personal care services in Covington Kentucky. Within independent living, residents can select a la carte services like bathing assistance and other personal care type services to help them remain living independently. It’s quite possible Ivy Knoll offers the best value in Northern Kentucky.

Northgate Park Senior Living

Northgate Park Senior Living

9191 Round Top
Cincinnati, OH 45251

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Northgate Park is located on Cincinnati’s west side in the Northgate/Colerain area and offers assisted living level of care. The community is long-standing and offers an engaging and active community vibe. All apartments have a walk-out well suited to those with small dogs or cats. This community offers a good value with very competitive pricing.

Exterior shot of Tapestry Senior Living Springboro

Tapestry Senior Living Springboro

8683 Clearcreek Franklin Rd
Springboro, OH 45066

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Tapestry of Springboro is unique in the marketplace in that the owner used Tax-Exempt Bond/Tax Credit financing which means this brand-new beautiful property is designed as affordable housing for low income. In fact, prospective residents must qualify financially to ensure they don’t have too much income. This community is located in the heart of thriving Springboro Ohio and offers assisted living level of care only. This community also caters its services to area veterans.

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 own 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 own retirement!”

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Do I bring my own furniture when moving into assisted living?

Most places have the option for you to bring your own furniture, have the suite all ready furnished, or do a combination of the two. We can discuss what your preferences are at our initial meeting. 

How are assisted living communities staffed?

Assisted living communities are staffed with qualified caregivers, dieticians, cooks, housekeepers, groundskeepers and 24-hour security, they also have administrative personnel to assist with running such an important facility. 

Can my friends visit me and are there specific visiting hours?

Assisted living communities embrace friends and family. Some have specific visiting hours, but there is usually flexibility with these times. Most are pet-friendly as well, allowing for smaller furry visitors. 

What are continuing care communities?

Continuing care retirement communities offer many different living options all on one campus allowing for progressive care in the same place. Transitioning from independent living to assisted living to skilled nursing care to memory care, you or your loved one will never have to move far or search for a new home. If you are interested, we can arrange a tour for you or show you some options available.

David Flautt, Owner & Certified Senior Advisor

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