Assisted Living in Barberton, Ohio
Barberton is a part of the metropolitan area of Akron. It has a population of just over 26,000, 19.1% of whom are 65 and over. Known as the “Magic City” for its explosive growth in just a few years at the end of the 19th century, Barberton has a cool climate with average summer highs of 83, winter lows of 20 and 41 inches of snow annually.
Barberton has 16 parks, including Lake Anna Park, which surrounds Lake Anna and hosts the Mum Festival every fall. The Barberton Historical Society maintains the Anna Dean Farm, one of the many museums located in the Akron area. Seniors can enjoy Akron-area theaters for performing arts, including Barberton’s Magical Theatre Company, as well as other events and attractions along the nearby Erie Canalway, including bird-watching and boating.
The monthly average cost for assisted living in the Akron area is $4,875, but actual prices for each facility depend on location, services and amenities.
Note: Data for Barberton was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Akron, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Barberton, Ohio
The Cost of Assisted Living in Barberton
At an average monthly cost of $4,875, the assisted living rates in Barberton are higher than the statewide average. Assisted living in Barberton is $575 more than the national average of $4,300. The average monthly cost of assisted living care is lower in neighboring Michigan ($4,200) and Indiana ($4,382) and much lower in Pennsylvania ($3,955) and Kentucky ($3,699).
Assisted living prices in other Ohio cities vary greatly. Southwest of Barberton, the average monthly cost in the Cincinnati area is $4,750, and Columbus, the capital, boasts an average cost of $4,500. To the east, costs average $4,038 in Youngstown. Rates are lower in some northern cities, such as Mansfield ($3,570) and Cleveland ($3,950) but higher in others, such as Toledo ($4,779), while Dayton ($5,245) in the southwest is one of the highest in the state.
Barberton Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Ohio’s Department of Medicaid operates the PASSPORT Waiver and the Assisted Living Waiver for eligible seniors who need assistance with assisted living costs. The waivers work to reduce the number of Ohio seniors who need placement in nursing homes by funding some similar services in an assisted living setting. These services may include housekeeping, medication assistance, skilled nursing and personal care.
Learn more about the PASSPORT Waiver and the Assisted Living Waiver at our Assisted Living in Ohio page.
Barberton Assisted Living Resources
|Direction Home||(330) 896-9172 (800) 421-7277||Direction Home is the Area Agency on Aging that serves the Akron and Canton area. Direction Home assists seniors with living independently through resources and education, free phone consultations, providing information on elder rights and connecting them with local care services.|
|Veterans Service Commission of Summit County||(330) 643-2830||The Summit County Veterans Service Commission is a county organization mandated by Ohio law to assist veterans, surviving spouses and dependents navigate the process of applying for VA benefits. The commission acts as the liaison to ensure seniors are maximizing all benefits available to them.|
|South Summit Senior Citizens||(435) 783-4311||Summit County offers Senior Services to its citizens, including transportation services and nutritious lunches on weekdays and providing a safe, friendly place for seniors to socialize. Activities in senior centers include bingo, puzzles, quilting, cards and pool. Summit County also arranges day trips to special events and outings.|
|Community Legal Aid||(330) 535-4191||The Akron office of Community Legal Aid is a part of a network of offices run by a non-profit law firm that provides no-cost legal services to seniors and low-income individuals who reside in central northeast Ohio. Community Legal Aid screens those who qualify for free services, gives legal information and advice, provides public advocacy and awareness and partners with community organizations who serve the needy.|
|Barberton Active Adult Center||(330) 861-7135||The Barberton Active Adult Center is run by the Parks & Recreation department and provides a place for seniors to gather and participate in social and recreational activities, day trips, presentations and special events. Activities include fitness classes, Bible study, ceramics, woodworking and billiards.|
Barberton Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Barberton assisted living communities must follow all of the state laws and regulations that govern assisted living in Ohio. Visit our Assisted Living in Ohio page for details on these laws and regulations.