ASSISTED LIVING WAIVER PROGRAM:
Assisted living combines a home-like setting with personal support services to provide more intensive care than is available through home care services. Assisted living facilities provide older adults with an option to nursing facility care that is both less expensive and less restrictive.
Assisted living residences vary considerably, but most provide meals, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, and social activities. They also offer personal care, such as assistance with eating, bathing, grooming and personal hygiene. Some nursing care is also provided, including medication administration and dressing changes.
Costs for assisted living generally range from $2,000 to $4,000 per month and vary depending on the size of living area an older adult chooses, area of the state and the amount of care needed. Individuals eligible for Medicaid may be eligible for Ohio’s Assisted Living Waiver Program.