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Assisted Living in Columbus, Ohio

If you want to retire in a culturally vibrant Midwestern city, you may find what you’re looking for in Columbus. With a population of 905,748 as of the 2020 U.S. Census, Columbus is Ohio’s largest city in addition to being its capital and home to the sprawling Ohio State University. The high concentration of students living in Columbus means the city’s senior population is a relatively low 10.4%, about 6% lower than the national average. Columbus enjoys pleasant summers that rarely get oppressively hot. From May to September, temperature highs range from the low 70s to the mid-80s.

Older adults who require moderate levels of help with mobility, dining, grooming and other daily activities often find that assisted living communities are a good match for their needs. According to the annual Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average price for assisted living in Columbus is $4,085 a month, roughly 12% less expensive than equivalent prices throughout Ohio.

This comparison guide examines assisted living care costs in Columbus and its surrounding cities. It also includes a look at some of the supportive resources available to Columbus-area seniors from government agencies and nonprofit organizations. 

36 Assisted Living communities in Columbus, OH | 4 nearby communities

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1. Brookdale Trillium Crossing

3500 Trillium Crossing, Columbus, OH, 43235

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Westerwood

5800 Forest Hills Blvd, Columbus, OH, 43231

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Kensington Place Retirement Community

1001 Parkview Blvd, Columbus, OH, 43219

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. The Woodlands of Columbus

5380 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH, 43213

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Brookdale Westerville

6377 Cooper Road, Columbus, OH, 43231

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Chestnut Hill Senior Living

5055 Thompson Road, Columbus, OH, 43230

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. The Bristol

7780 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH, 43235

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Bickford of Scioto

3500 Riverside Drive, Columbus, OH, 43221

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. Esther’s Place

5550 Sinclair Rd, Columbus, OH, 43229

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $4200 / mo

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10. Cherry Blossom Senior Living

79 Blossom Field Blvd, Columbus, OH, 43213

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Gardens of Scioto

433 Obetz Road Suite 200, Columbus, OH, 43207

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Creekside at the Village

2200 Welcome Place, Columbus, OH, 43209

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. The Oakwood Senior Living

1169 Bryden Rd., Columbus, OH, 43205

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. Alpine House Of Columbus

1001 Schrock Rd, Columbus, OH, 43229

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. The Forum at Knightsbridge

4590 Knightsbridge Boulevard, Columbus, OH, 43214

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. Danbury in Columbus

2870 Snouffer Road, Columbus, OH, 43235

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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Wesley Glen Retirement Community, Columbus, OH

17. Wesley Glen Retirement Community

5155 N High St, Columbus, OH, 43214

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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Claremont Retirement Village, Columbus, OH

18. Claremont Retirement Village

7041 Bent Tree Boulevard, Columbus, OH, 43235

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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Oakleaf Village of Columbus, Columbus, OH

19. Oakleaf Village of Columbus

5500 Karl Road, Columbus, OH, 43229

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 996-2447

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Jaycee Village, Columbus, OH

20. Jaycee Village

5905 Beechcroft Road,, Columbus, OH, 43229

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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Villas at St. Therese, Columbus, OH

21. Villas at St. Therese

25 Noe Bixby Road,, Columbus, OH, 43213

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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22. The Ashford on Broad

4801 E Broad Street, Columbus, OH, 43213

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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First Community Village Healthcare Center, Columbus, OH

23. First Community Village Healthcare Center

1801 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, Columbus, OH, 43212

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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Highbanks Care Center, Columbus, OH

24. Highbanks Care Center

111 Lazelle Rd, Columbus, OH, 43235

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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Seton Square-North, Columbus, OH

25. Seton Square-North

1776 Drew Ave, Columbus, OH, 43235

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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National Church Healthcare, Columbus, OH

26. National Church Healthcare

2335 Northbank Drive, Columbus, OH, 43220

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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Ohio Presbyterian Retirement, Columbus, OH

27. Ohio Presbyterian Retirement

1001 Kingsmill Parkway, Columbus, OH, 43229

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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Lutheran Village of Columbus, Columbus, OH

28. Lutheran Village of Columbus

935 N Cassady Ave, Columbus, OH, 43219

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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The Grand Court Columbus, Columbus, OH

29. The Grand Court Columbus

2469 Kimberly Pkwy E, Columbus, OH, 43232

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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Woodward House, Columbus, OH

30. Woodward House

340 Derre Rd, Columbus, OH, 43204

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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Worthington Christian Vlg, Columbus, OH

31. Worthington Christian Vlg

165 Highbluffs Blvd, Columbus, OH, 43235

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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Barnett Plaza, Columbus, OH

32. Barnett Plaza

1400 Barnett Rd, Columbus, OH, 43227

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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Pauline Home For The Aged, Columbus, OH

33. Pauline Home For The Aged

1303 E Main St, Columbus, OH, 43205

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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My Friends Place In Unity, Columbus, OH

34. My Friends Place In Unity

714 Miller Ave, Columbus, OH, 43205

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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A Blessed Business Of Family Homes, Columbus, OH

35. A Blessed Business Of Family Homes

1717 Milford Ave, Columbus, OH, 43224

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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A Blessed Business Of Family Homes, Columbus, OH

36. A Blessed Business Of Family Homes

1848 E North Broadway St, Columbus, OH, 43224

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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4 matching communities nearby Columbus

1. StoryPoint Grove City

3717 Orders Rd, Grove City, OH, 43123

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. StoryPoint Powell

10351 Sawmill Parkway, Powell, OH, 43065

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Paramount Senior Living at Westerville

690 Cooper Rd., Westerville, OH, 43081

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Brookdale Muirfield

7220 Muirfield Drive, Dublin, OH, 43017

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Columbus

COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Ohio. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

Paying For Assisted Living in Columbus

In Columbus, assisted living costs seniors an average of $4,085 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Columbus

Columbus’ assisted living costs are lower than both state and national costs. Elsewhere in Ohio, the average cost of assisted living costs averages $4,635. Across the United States, the average price is $4,500.

$4085

Columbus

$4635

Ohio

$4500

The United States

The most expensive prices for assisted living in Ohio are found in Akron, which carries an average monthly cost of $4,993, and Cleveland, which slightly trails Akron with average monthly costs of $4,940. Canton is also within $100 of those prices at $4,905 per month. Cincinnati is just barely more expensive than the Ohio average at $4,666. The less expensive side of the state’s price range is represented by Springfield at $3,660. Dayton, at $4,250, sports a price point that’s fairly close to that of Columbus. 

$4085

Columbus

$4905

Canton

$4666

Cincinnati

$4250

Dayton

$4940

Cleveland

$3660

Springfield

$4993

Akron

How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Columbus

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Ohio.

Columbus Assisted Living Resources

Resource

Contact

Service

Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

(800) 589-7277

This AAA can help eligible Columbus-area seniors apply for financial help with assisted living costs. Other programs available through these local agencies include workshops on Medicare topics and a substitute guardian initiative that can help seniors connect with volunteer help regarding care decisions. 

John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health

(614) 566-5858

The Gerlach Center offers guidance involving drafting advance directives, choosing a long-term care community that best fits your particular needs and living with neurological difficulties.

Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

(800) 282-1206

The staff of the ombudsman’s office act as advocates for the residents of Ohio’s assisted living and nursing home facilities, ensuring their concerns and complaints are heard. Members of the LTC office also offer guidance regarding choosing between facilities and insurance options.

Legal Aid Society of Columbus

(614) 224-8374

Financially eligible older adults in Columbus may contact this legal nonprofit for pro bono advice regarding senior housing issues, information about filing advance directives and assistance with transferring powers of attorney, among other civil matters. 

Gillie Senior Community Center

(614) 645-3106

This popular community hub for seniors features a wide variety of social programs and activity options. Creatively minded seniors can take part in woodcrafting and ceramics classes, while those who prefer more active movement can participate in square dancing, tap dancing and ballet instruction. You can also find discussion groups on history and current events, friendly chess and backgammon competitions, fitness initiatives and more.

 

Columbus Assisted Living Rules and Regulations

Assisted Living Facilities in the Columbus area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.