Assisted Living in Mansfield, Ohio
There are approximately 7,900 people aged over 65 who live in Mansfield, as of the latest census estimates, and its residents are just slightly older than average for American cities. It’s a relatively small city that is well-positioned to take advantage of the infrastructure and other features of much larger cities — located almost exactly at the halfway point between Columbus and Cleveland. Mansfield’s residents have a relatively large selection of assisted living communities to choose from, with seven in the city itself, and alongside neighboring Ontario, it’s becoming a regional hub for the nursing sector and health education.
Assisted living costs in Mansfield are the most affordable in Ohio, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, at an average of $3,570 per month. State and national averages are each roughly $800 per month higher than Mansfield’s assisted living facilities.
Paying for Assisted Living in Mansfield, Ohio
The Cost of Assisted Living in Mansfield
Ohio’s assisted living costs are very much in line with the nation as a whole. State residents pay just $50 per month more than average for the United States. The costs in neighboring states are similar, although Kentucky presents significant average savings of $650 per month. Mansfield is more affordable than the state, country and all regional alternatives, with a monthly average cost of $3,570.
Mansfield’s monthly average cost of $3,570 for assisted living is the lowest of all surveyed cities in Ohio. Springfield’s cost is roughly $40 per month higher, placing it very close behind Mansfield for affordability. All other alternatives report costs that are at least 10% higher — Dayton’s average is almost 50% higher. Cleveland is the most affordable large city for assisted living.
Mansfield Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Ohio’s Medicaid program along with its Assisted Living Waiver will pay for all services that an eligible senior receives in assisted living communities that accept Medicaid. This includes the cost of personal care, activities, transportation and other services. However, the state Medicaid program won’t cover room and board costs regardless of waiver status. Residents can use the facility search tool provided by the state to find participating assisted living communities.
Learn more about these programs and requirements on our Assisted Living in Ohio page.
Mansfield Assisted Living Resources
|Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging||(800) 860-5799||Seniors and family can receive many useful services from the Area Agency on Aging, although most are intended for people outside of assisted living. AAA staff can answer questions on local senior-related issues and help with the application process for Medicaid and its waiver programs. Prescription drug assistance and wellness programs are also available. Mansfield residents are in District 5 of this statewide network of senior service agencies. The local AAA office is 4 miles to the west in Ontario.|
|Ashland County Council on Aging Senior Center||(419) 281-1477||This senior center is located to the northeast in Ashland and it’s open weekdays during regular business hours. It’s managed by a nonprofit organization that can help local seniors in a variety of ways, such as legal consultations and referrals, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid issues. Seniors in the community can also stop by the center for lunch, activities and outings.|
|Lexington Senior Center||(419) 884-1676||Richland County residents can visit the Lexington Senior Center to the south of Mansfield. It’s open every weekday, and staff members can also handle many issues by phone. Seniors and families can ask about local programs, services and benefits, as well as educational and wellness opportunities. This center is managed by a nonprofit, and membership is free for anyone aged 55 and over.|
|Richland County Veterans Services Commission||(419) 774-5822||The local Veterans Services Office for the county is in east Mansfield. VSO staff help veterans and family members apply for all benefits available at the local, state and federal levels. This includes VA benefits, pensions and other requests from the department, as well as potential appeals. All assistance from the VSO is free of charge and made by trained, state-certified fellow veterans.|
|Legal Aid of Western Ohio||(877) 894-4599||Mansfield residents who can’t afford to hire an attorney may be eligible for free legal services from LAWO via its regional network of nonprofits. Staff can provide help over the phone or in person, depending on the case. The website also has a self-help section that covers useful senior-related topics, such as long-term care rights and complaints, public benefits and health care issues.|
Mansfield Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living communities in Ohio are officially known as residential care facilities (RCF). The Ohio Department of Health is responsible for licensing over 700 RCFs. Each facility is inspected at least once every 15 months to ensure resident safety and quality of life. Visit our Assisted Living in Ohio page for details on these regulations.