Assisted Living in Pickerington, Ohio
Pickerington, Ohio, is located on the southeast outskirts of Columbus close to Interstate 70, convenient for residents to access the world-class university of Ohio medical system or explore the thriving arts and culture scene of Columbus. The motorcycle Hall of Fame is located in Pickerington, which may be exciting for some seniors, or they may choose to take an art class at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center. Within the city of Pickerington, residents can shop at Windmiller Square Mall or stroll around the small lake and have a picnic at Pickerington Ponds Metro Park. The cost of living in Pickerington matches the national average, which can help those with limited means better afford assisted living.
Seniors in Pickerington who seek accommodations in an assisted living home can expect to pay an average of $4,500 per month, but the cost for individual facilities varies with the amenities each one offers.
Note: Data for Pickerington was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Columbus, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Pickerington, Ohio
The Cost of Assisted Living in Pickerington
Pickerington assisted living fees average $4,500 per month, which is slightly higher than both the US average of $4,300 and the Ohio state average of $4,350. Ohio assisted living fees are fairly close, on average, to many states nearby, including Indiana ($4,382), Michigan ($4,200) and West Virginia ($4,000). Kentucky, to the south, is several hundred dollars less than Ohio for monthly assisted living fees, at $3,699.
Pickerington’s monthly assisted living costs fall about in the middle compared to other Ohio metro areas. Cincinnati, Toledo, and Akron are all a couple of hundred dollars more, at $4,750, $4,799 and $4,875, respectively, while Dayton is much more expensive, at $5,245. Cleveland, at $3,950 per month for assisted living, and Youngstown, averaging $4,038, are several hundred dollars less than Pickerington.
Pickerington Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Seniors who receive Ohio Medicaid may be eligible for the Assisted Living Waiver Program, which helps recipients pay for the costs of assisted living. The waiver is open to those who meet income guidelines and can demonstrate that they need a higher level of care. However, not all assisted living fees are covered by the waiver; typically just room and board.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Ohio page.
Pickerington Assisted Living Resources
|Ohio Long-Term Care Ombudsman||(800) 282-1206||This agency advocates for the interests of residents in long term care communities, including assisted living and memory care. Some representatives will investigate concerns about a facility, filed by either a resident or the loved ones of a resident. Other representatives will work with state and local governments to increase regulations of long term care communities and advocate for the interests of residents of these homes.|
|Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging||(614) 645-7250||The Agency on Aging administers several programs designed to enhance the lives of seniors in the greater Columbus area. Some programs educate the elderly about health care and wellness, financial planning or finding a long-term care home. Other initiatives of the AAA include community outreach programs to help residents age in place or access food and transportation. Representatives of this agency also help seniors find benefits they’re eligible for and apply for them.|
|Columbus Vet Center||(614) 257-5550||Military veterans and their surviving spouses receive support for mental health concerns, including help getting treatment at the VA Medical Center or through support groups hosted at the Vet Center. Agents of this agency also assist military veterans in applying for VA benefits and pensions. Some social opportunities are also hosted by the Vet Center, such as lunches, visits from local entertainment organizations and seminars about topics pertaining to veterans. |
|Special Needs Medical Loan Closet||(740) 967-7871||Seniors in need may visit the Medical Loan Closet to obtain mobility aids such as walkers or manual wheelchairs, TTY kits, blood pressure cuffs, or toileting and shower chairs. The inventory of the loan closet relies on donations, and so some items may not be available. Disposable medical supplies, like needles, adult diapers, or gloves and masks are not provided. |
|Volunteer Match||(877) 537-5277||Volunteer Match is a program that matches area seniors with volunteer positions according to their abilities and level of mobility and independence. Common opportunities include working in local libraries, teaching English as a Second Language, or tutoring students after school.|
|The legal Aid Society of Columbus||(614) 224-8374||Columbus attorneys provide residents free legal representation in civil cases, draft wills or power-of-attorney documents or help seniors file for bankruptcy or divorce. Applicants must meet certain income guidelines to receive services. Some attorneys may also take cases of elder abuse or neglect. |
|Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)||(614) 228-1776||COTA is a fixed route bus system serving Columbus and its suburbs. Seniors may apply for reduced fare passes. Those who need handicapped access shuttles may also submit an application for service.|
Pickerington Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living communities in Pickerington, as in all of Ohio, are licensed and regulated by the Ohio Department of Health. Inspectors of this department evaluate each residence for liveability and mobility access, plus overall cleanliness and the staff certifications. Visit our Assisted Living in Ohio page for more information about these laws.