The Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Cincinnati, OH

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Cincinnati, OH, is a river's width away from being part of the South. This border city, at the convergence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers, offers rich dining experiences, plenty of boutique shopping and entertainment in the city's thriving Downtown district, as well as family friendly destinations, such as the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. A temperate climate and world-class healthcare, such as the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, make Cincinnati an enticing retirement locale for seniors. Unlike many other large metropolitan areas, the cost of living in Cincinnati is notably lower than the U.S. average. Seniors in Ohio are exempt from property taxes under the Ohio homestead act, and all those who receive Social Security income are exempt from state income tax on those monies. These tax exemptions may give budget-conscious seniors more options for retirement living.

Budgeting for senior care in Cincinnati can be challenging. For those seeking in-home care, either light medical care or homemaker services, the average monthly cost in the city is $3,146, much lower than the state average of $4,290- $4,400. Assisted living, residential accommodations with on-site staff to provide care, averages $4,245 per month in Cincinnati, a little lower than the state average of $4,339 and much lower than comparable large cities like Toledo, which averages $5,036. Adult daycare services are the cheapest option for Cincinnati seniors, averaging $1,625 per month, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019. Skilled nursing home care is the most expensive, with costs that average $8,000 per month for a semi-private room. 

We've put a list together of the best 10 assisted living facilities in Cincinnati to help you find a good fit for you or a loved one. 

The Best Assisted Living Facilities in Cincinnati

Evergreen Retirement Community

Address: 230 W. Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45215
Phone Number: (513) 866-5813

We've chosen Evergreen Retirement Community for our list because of its many activities and amenities that help make residents' Golden Years fulfilling and enjoyable. A wood paneled library is a cozy spot to curl up with a good book, while the sunlit dining room offers three restaurant style meals each day. The fitness center has safe, easy-to-use equipment and group classes, such as Tai Chi and yoga are offered. Professional caretakers offer light assistance with daily needs.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,600
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites; Cottages
Number of Beds: Not Listed

  • Average Stars: 4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 275

The Lodge Retirement Community

Address: 12050 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249
Phone Number: (513) 683-9966

Lovely apartments facing a small pond and walking trail, and the ability for seniors to age in place at The Lodge, transitioning to memory care or specialized rehabilitation living as their needs change, are two of the reasons that we've included this facility in our list. Residents receive round-the-clock care and help with mobility and grooming, and skilled nursing is available during business hours. Nutritious meals, with dietary needs accommodated, are prepared each day. Small pets are welcome. 

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,900
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites
Number of Beds: 213

  • Average Stars: 4.2 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 44

Barrington of Oakley

Address: 4855 Babson Pl., Cincinnati, OH 45227
Phone Number: (513) 572-5966

Professional assistance with daily needs, light housekeeping and delicious meals prepared fresh allow seniors at Barrington to live life to the fullest. The assisted living community allows seniors to age in place, with increased medical care and supervision as their personal needs change. Many amenities are available, such as a beauty salon, fitness center, TV lounge and common room for games and crafting. Private parking is provided for those who still drive, and scheduled transportation is available for those who don't. Skilled nursing is available around the clock. 

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,800
Room Types: One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed

  • Average Stars: 4.4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 70

Carriage Court of Kenwood

Address: 4650 E. Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236
Phone Number: (513) 866-5553

Carriage Court, an assisted living community, has landed a place on our list for many reasons. The friendly staff has received praise from residents and families alike, and every worker is certified for eldercare. Plenty of daily activities are arranged, including listening to music, participating in card games and tournaments, and taking fitness classes designed for seniors. Skilled nursing, medication management, including diabetic care, on-site physical therapy and hospice care help seniors stay healthy. Transportation for appointments, errands and group outings is provided. 

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,625
Room Types: Studio Apartments, Companion Suites
Number of Beds: 106

  • Average Stars: 4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 109

Brookdale Kenwood

Address: 9090 Montgomery, Cincinnati, OH 45242
Phone Number: (513) 273-7044

Brookdale Kenwood is an elegant, welcoming senior living community, with a private, fenced lawn and wraparound porch in front, ideal for seniors who want to relax with friends or walk a small pet. Inside, residents can play card games or charades, listen to music or enjoy an afternoon movie in the TV lounge. The culinary director creates balanced meals that take dietary needs into account. Private parking and transportation are both provided. 

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed

  • Average Stars: 3.7 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 58

Elmcroft of Deer Park

Address: 3801 E. Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236
Phone Number: (513) 745-7600

We like Elmcroft of Deer Park, partly due to its location in a residential area while still being close to several shopping centers, restaurants and pharmacies. Inside the assisted living community, a large TV lounge is a popular spot for movie nights, while the private party space gives seniors a place to celebrate with family and guests. A garden and patio, along with a swimming pool, offer residents an opportunity to enjoy light exercise and socialize. Around the clock care, including medication management, is provided by certified caregivers. 

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,295
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 122

  • Average Stars: 3.7 out of 5 stars
  • Number of Reviews: 91

Brookdale Finneytown

Address: 9101 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231
Phone Number: (513) 273-7046

Brookdale Finneytown is located near Winton Woods Park and is easily accessible from I-75 and I-275. This senior living facility offers both assisted living and secured memory care, allowing residents to age in place in familiar surroundings. Staff is available day and night to lend a hand with mobility, hygiene and incontinence issues. Seniors may choose to spend their days chatting with friends on the sunny patio, playing games or cards in the common room or simply relaxing in their private apartments. Small pets are welcome. 

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 121

  • Average Stars: 3.9 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 52

Cottingham Retirement Community

Address: 3995 Cottingham Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
Phone Number: (513) 563-3600

Residents at Cottingham are given extra support when they need it in the assisted living wing of the retirement community. An on-site fitness room and swimming pool are available for independent use, and also serve as the location for yoga and water aerobics classes. Outside, the garden, patio and landscaped lawns are a lovely place to walk a pet or enjoy a cup of coffee and a newspaper. Three fresh meals, as well as snacks, are provided in the dining room.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,285
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 60

  • Average Stars: 3.9 out of 5 stars
  • Number of Reviews: 157

The Wellington at North Bend Crossing

Address: 5156 North Bend Crossing, Cincinnati, OH, 45247
Phone Number: (513) 661-4100

We added The Wellington to our list for its convenient location, just off Interstate 74 and close to Mercy Health Hospital. This retirement community offers compassionate caregivers staffed around the clock, as well as skilled nursing care. An indoor balcony overlooks the sunny dining room, where three restaurant style meals are served each day. Other amenities include a fitness center, TV lounge, library and a beauty parlor/ barbershop. 

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed 
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites
Number of Beds: 145

  • Average Stars: 3.8 out of 5 stars
  • Number of Reviews: 99

Eastgate Village Retirement Living

Address: 776 Cincinnati Batavia Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45245
Phone Number: (513) 753-4400

We included this facility on our list for the numerous activities and amenities on-site, such as a beauty parlor, sunny patio and pet-friendly community. Seniors may choose to plant flowers or vegetables in the community garden, attend a lecture or seminar, participate in music and dancing or take a fitness class. Attentive staff, available 24-7 for help and care, allow seniors to retain much of their independence. 

Starting Monthly Cost: $1,750
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds:  153

  • Average Stars: 4.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 23

Learn More About Assisted Living in Cincinnati

Cincinnati has many positive characteristics for retirees, with big-city amenities, plenty of parks and outdoor spaces and easy access to several major interstates, and an international airport. For seniors seeking assisted living, there are many options, from small, homelike communities to large complexes with many on-site amenities.

To learn more about paying for assisted living in Cincinnati, visit our city page here.