Nestled along the Ohio River near the border of northern Kentucky, Cincinnati offers seniors a vibrant downtown filled with cultural amenities and an abundance of world-class attractions. Sports enthusiasts can catch a Cincinnati Reds game at the Great American Ball Park, and art aficionados can visit the Contemporary Arts Center or Aronoff Center for the Arts. In the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, Findlay Market is Ohio’s longest-running public market, and the perfect spot for people watching, live entertainment and delicious cuisine.
Along with having access to these big city perks, Cincinnati seniors enjoy a low cost of living and below average assisted living costs in relation to the rest of the state. In this city deemed one of the best places to retire in 2019, seniors can choose from a diverse number of neighborhoods, including the upscale Kenwood and Wetherington suburbs. Because this city has so much to offer people entering their later years, we’ve put together a list of our 10 favorite Cincinnati assisted living facilities for seniors interested in calling it home.
Evergreen Retirement Community
230 W. Galbraith Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45215
The sprawling 63-acre campus at Evergreen Retirement Community made this facility a must for our list of Cincinnati’s top 10. Offering assisted and independent living, this vibrant, resort-like community’s spacious grounds are filled with convenient, upscale amenities. Residents can take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, practice their swing on the golf course or indulge their gardening talents in the greenhouse. Inside, the pet-friendly facility houses a fitness center, a beauty salon and an elegant dining hall with walls of windows displaying peaceful nature views of the surrounding trees.
9191 Round Top
Cincinnati, OH 45251
At the pet-friendly Northgate Park, highly skilled staff members strive to remove any source of resident stress by providing upscale restaurant-style dining service, ongoing housekeeping assistance and concierge services. Additionally, the building’s one-story layout makes it easy for residents to explore the facility’s numerous on-site amenities. These include a community pool table, general store, chapel and fitness center. Apartments with patios are available for residents who enjoy privately relaxing outside, and the grounds include a secure community courtyard, gardens and walking paths.
7300 Dearwester Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45236
The Seasons is an elegant, upscale continuing care community offering seniors the ability to age in place through its independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing units. Set on over 19 acres of manicured grounds, the facility boasts serene outdoor walking paths and an outdoor swimming pool to help residents enjoy Cincinnati’s pleasant summer weather. The facility’s light-filled interiors are tastefully decorated with patterned carpets, cozy fireplaces and soothing colors. On-site amenities include a greenhouse tavern and bistro, a theater room and interfaith chapel.
9101 Winton Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Within this facility’s stunning two-story building, residents can find an elegant fine dining hall, an ice-cream parlor serving delicious frozen treats and a beauty salon ready to meet their hair styling needs. Pets are welcome, and to help residents feel at home and engaged, the friendly staff facilitates frequent and innovative events, such as penny auctions, board game competitions and spa days. Along with receiving personalized care plans and assisted living, residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can participate in the Clare Bridge memory care program. Brookdale Finneytown is located in northern Cincinnati minutes from Wyoming Golf Club and the beautiful Winton Woods park.
Carriage Court of Kenwood
4650 E. Galbraith Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45236
At Carriage Court of Kenwood, residents with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia benefit from the embrace memory care program. Through this program, highly trained staff members lead residents in customized activities, including facilitated reading sessions and delicious, farm-to-table group meals. Additionally, in the restaurant-style dining hall, a professional chef creates a varying menu using fresh ingredients that incorporates residents’ unique preferences and dietary needs. Along with having access to the on-site beauty salon and secure outdoor courtyard, assisted living residents receive housekeeping services, medication management and transportation services. The facility is conveniently close to The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health and Kenwood Towne Center.
Elmcroft of Deer Park
3801 E. Galbraith Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Elmcroft of Deer Park is a pet-friendly community set in a peaceful residential neighborhood on three acres of well-landscaped grounds. The facility’s staff is trained in memory care to support residents with specialized needs, and they provide all residents with customized assisted living services along with housekeeping and laundry support. A therapy room, general store, beauty salon and community garden are available for residents to use at their convenience, and a restaurant-style dining hall serves three meals per day. After enjoying a healthy lunch or dinner among friends, residents can visit the on-site ice-cream parlor for a tasty dessert.
The Kenwood by Senior Star
435 Kenwood Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45227
The Kenwood by Senior Star was a clear choice for our list of Cincinnati’s top 10 with its desirable location next to the Kenwood Country Club and its luxurious tower offering spectacular views of the city. As a continuing care community that providers assisted and independent living, memory care and nursing care, the facility makes it easy for married couples with differing care needs to age together. Residents can choose from a variety of modern apartment floor plans, which include high ceilings, full kitchens, laundry rooms and abundant closet space. On-site amenities offer a theater hosting live musical performances, lectures and films, an indoor heated swimming pool and a fitness center stocked with senior-friendly exercise equipment.
9090 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242
The professional, caring staff members at this pet-friendly facility provide moving services, concierge services and personalized care plans to help residents seamlessly transition into their new home. Innovative floor plans include private bathrooms and the option of a turret-style room full of windows. The building includes an ice cream parlor, snack shop and bistro for casual food options in addition to the well-balanced meals served in the elegant community dining room.
The Wellington at North Bend Crossing
5156 N. Bend Crossing
Cincinnati, OH 45247
The Wellington at North Bend Crossing provides independent living, assisted living and memory care. Apartments include full kitchens or kitchenettes as well as a multitude of safety and security details, such as hand rails, private locked mailboxes and emergency call buttons. Adding to its warm, homey feel, the facility is houses several community pets and welcomes residents’ small, furry friends. Residents can attend interfaith services in the community chapel, have their hair done in the beauty salon or schedule transportation services for personal errands and appointments.
Triple Creek Retirement Community
11230 Pippin Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45231
At Triple Creek Retirement Community, staff members strive to create a rich, family-like continuing care environment for residents. The facility provides move-in services, restaurant-style dining and facilitates frequent group outings into the city so residents can stay connected to the surrounding community. Apartments include kitchenettes and private bathrooms, and for on-site recreation, residents can prune the community gardens, relax under the covered patio or play games in the activity room.
Is Cincinnati the Right Choice for You?
For many seniors interested in living in an affordable Midwestern town in the Buckeye State with a large metro area, beautiful outdoor areas, such as the California Woods Nature Preserve, and a friendly feel, Cincinnati may be the perfect fit. Additionally, with a population just over 300,000 (11.9% of which are seniors aged 65 and older), the city offers a host of valuable senior resources. Adults aged 50 and older can participate in special senior programming at over 20 recreation centers, and all have access to high performing medical facilities, such as Christ and Bethesda North hospitals.