Founded in 1788, Cincinnati’s population is currently approximately 300,000. Cincinnati, located in southwest Ohio, is separated from Kentucky to the south by the convergence of two rivers (the Ohio River and the Licking River).
A thriving arts and culture scene combined with ample sporting options (whether viewing or participating), food and brewery tours, not to mention parks and water-related activities, means anyone living in the Queen City (just one of the town’s nicknames) should find this a stimulating environment.
In reading the assisted living reviews gathered from around the web, you’ll notice a few of them are in Kentucky. Because of Cincy’s proximity to Kentucky, we list towns in Kentucky like Fort Wright and Edgewood as being suburban.
What people like about Cincinnati, Ohio
- In Ohio, there’s no estate tax, and Social Security retirement benefits are fully exempt. Pensions or retirement accounts (e.g., a 401(k) or an IRA) will be taxed as regular income, but a senior may qualify for a credit.
- The average low is 22 degrees F, and the average warmest temp is 87 degrees F.
- Sports are big in Cincy. There are three major league teams (football, baseball, and soccer) as well as several minor league teams and college sports.
- Cincinnati possesses the nation’s largest collection of 19th-century buildings, as well as a vast subterranean world of tunnels, which people can explore.
- Cincinnati’s determination to be more inclusive as regards the LGBT community is paying off. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index recognized 517 Cincy companies as being worthy of top honors in this regard, which is more companies than in any other US city.
- For those traveling in to or out of Cincinnati, there’s Amtrak, Greyhound, and Megabus, an intercity bus system.
- Within city limits, there is a somewhat limited bus network and the beginnings of a streetcar system (as of 2016). City managers are continuing to improve efforts to improve all modes of transportation.
- Another form of “transportation” is one of the city’s most unique features: The city-owned “Steps of Cincinnati,” which is nearly 400 sets of steps scattered around the hilly town, used both for getting around town as well as for exercise.
- The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is located across the river in Hebron, KY.
- There’s a wide variety of health care, including the esteemed University of Cincinnati Medical Center, just one among several nationally recognized medical facilities in Cincinnati.
Other considerations for Cincinnati
- Although nearly half the population is African-American, racial tension, dating back to at least 1829, continue to this day.
- If possible, have your own vehicle or know that there is reliable transportation available.
- While areavibes.com rates Cincy A+ for amenities, it doles out an F for crime statistics. Crimes, whether against persons or property, are significantly higher in this town than the national average and much higher than Ohio’s overall average. Note there are 53 neighborhoods: some are safer than others.
- Many may find the winters long, cold, and snowy.
Best Assisted Living in Cincinnati Ohio | Who made the list?
Atria Highland Crossing | Fort Wright, KY 41011
Atria Highland Crossing provides Independent Living and Assisted Living.
Caring– 25 Reviews, Average Rating 4.2
SeniorAdvisor– 25 Reviews, Average Rating 4.5
SeniorHomes– 1 Review, Average Rating 5
GoldenReviews– No Reviews
What they liked: clean, very welcoming, sparkling clean, facility and rooms seemed very well kept, place is beautiful, pretty, place is on 12 acres, [Loved one] could bring her animals, walking paths, gazebos, gardens, rocking chairs on front porch, grounds are beautiful, a wooded setting, good environment, very laid-back community, it’s like my-old-Kentucky-home kind of vibe, really good for men and women who grew up in the South, quiet, nicely landscaped, Older facility but comfortable, seems…well-organized, Residents…encouraged to gather and socialize, an ambassador resident will escort [new resident] to meals and such, “security” is good, facility has a bus that takes [residents] out, they can take them to doctor’s visits or to the store or church, If…extra seats on the bus [family] are allowed to come with [loved one], people…were very gracious, residents all seemed very content, staff…very easy to work with and…are very flexible, staff accommodated our every request for assistance [on move-in], The followup has been terrific, Staff…who have worked there many years, loving staff who really genuinely care about residents and the families, nurses are great, a really comfortable and warm atmosphere, staff is very nice and helpful, patient, staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome, staff…watch everything that goes on, [staff] bend over backward for [loved one], [staff has] done a very good job notifying me when there were medical issues regarding [loved one], [Staff] come in once a week to do her laundry and housekeeping, Everybody knows [loved one] by name and she loves her caretakers, Anytime dining – 7am-6pm, [staff] will call [resident] if she doesn’t show up at all [for meals], dining area is elegant, dining room…was clean [&] looked like it had a lot of space…even for people with walkers and wheelchairs, a chef, food is great, a large dining room; dining hall is welcoming and the food delicious, they had table linens, the menu is great and a nice quality of healthy meals, everything is prepared well and hot, food was very good, food is excellent, rooms are really nice, rooms are nice and spacious and they’ve got furniture, rooms were a generous size, a 2-bedroom [&] 2-bath and a large window [&] is 900 square foot, a nice one-bedroom with nice carpet [&] high toilet and step-in shower, Even the one-bedroom units have a lot of space to them, the biggest apartment of all the places we visited, a lot of activities, nice pool room, different games, a library, art class, music, Bible study, movie nights, bingo, poker games, card games, trips to the racetrack [&] casinos and malls, [trips to] Some Reds games [&] symphonies, an exercise room, [onsite] church services with church pews, Mother’s Day Tea with great food and entertainment, wii bowling
What they didn’t like: did not have a personal assistance plan, apartments were small, entryway…was kind of dim as well as the outdated decor and furniture, turned in many complaints to the executive director but never got an answer, rooms could be updated, Other than the food this is a nice community
Barrington of Oakley | Cincinnati, OH 45227
Barrington of Oakley provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing Care at Senior Nursing Homes, Senior housing & Affordable Housing, and Short-term Care & Short-term Senior Care.
Caring– 12 Reviews, Average Rating 4.3
SeniorAdvisor– 19 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorHomes– 1 Review, Average Rating 4
GoldenReviews– No Reviews
What they liked: Beautiful, newer facility, very clean, immaculate, modern facility, how pleasant it looked (and smelled), [facility] not too big, great lighting throughout…the building, lots of large floor to ceiling windows, rooms were really beautiful, Elegant yet comfortable décor, well staffed, great location, good social offerings, there were quite a few men there, lobby was very favorable with lots of little clusters of conversation areas and lots of rooms for people to walk, community is very well kept and the rooms are kept clean, residents were ambulatory and upbeat generally, They have a little coffee shop, transportation, a single building with 4 wings, the openness of a garden area right outside [dining room], family atmosphere where residents truly care for each other, well kept, staff has such great concern for the well being of the residents, continuum of care if need arises, Staff was easy to talk to and willing to do everything I needed, They communicate very well with myself and my loved one, caring staff, [Staff] welcomed [family] at all hours and were patient when we wanted updates and info, [Staff] answered all questions, staff was very helpful, great facilities for therapy and workout, Memory Care [staff]…genuine affection and professional care [for residents] and their kindness and interest in us as a family was like no other experience we had had, very elegant dining room, lovely and nice dining room, Meals have never been disappointing, variety of meal options and choices, good dining options that are varied and relatively nice staff, very nice spacious room, rooms are beautiful, one bedroom with a sitting room…provided a home-like setting, They are spotless but almost too big, a living room [&] a bedroom [&] a full kitchen [&] wash and dry in the unit, One BIG 2-BDR had a fine big balcony, lots of activities, Their [activity] program looks at the skill level of the person, a movie theater room, a pool, happy hour, they have music, a barber shop, workout facilities, outings, Day at the Red’s game, events, classes, Happy hour is a hoot!, Residents come to the lobby lounge for live music and a cocktail before supper, chapel, game room, hair salon, a large media room with very cozy seats, fitness areas with good equipment,
What they didn’t like: Servers are inexperienced, outdoor area; there wasn’t much of it, a high rise, that the assisted living and independent living residents were all mixed together, Parking is difficult & limited
Brookdale Finneytown | Cincinnati, OH 45231
Brookdale Finneytown provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, and Health Care Services.
Caring– 22 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorAdvisor– 35 Reviews, Average Rating 3.5
SeniorHomes– 3 Reviews, Average Rating 4
GoldenReviews– 2 Reviews, Average Rating 4.42
What they liked: [Facility was] lovely [&] new and clean, beautiful, beautiful nice layout, very charming community, calmness of the place, tranquil setting, really homey, clean and orderly, it didn’t smell, smelled nice and clean [not] masked by deodorant smells, a home atmosphere with a lot of attention to the residents, every part of the home was spic and span, a little bit brighter inside [than other facilities], reasonably priced, building was okay…They were getting ready to do some remodeling, a couple of common areas, the grounds were clean, plants and trees, relaxing walking path for both assisted living and memory care, nice little gated outdoor area, nice sitting area, nice entrance way, [facility] was light and airy, community is decorated tastefully and is very inviting, how all the staff interacted with the residents, so comfortable and feels just like home, residents we interacted with were happy and smiling, residents seemed to be happy and well cared for, staff was extremely helpful, willingness of the staff to answer questions and make individual adjustments, think the management staff is good, They had more staff, to handle the job, RNs [&] aides and housekeepers and they are doing a wonderful job, staff very accommodating about…move in, staff have been very good about keeping [family] in the loop, staff are very good to [loved ones] [&] very respectful and very affectionate, staff is excellent [&] so warm [&] courteous and welcoming, attentive, knowledgeable, [Staff] go out of their way to make sure that my Grandmother was doing fine…Even going as far as going back to the building after thier shift was over to make sure my grandmother was cared for, There is always staff around if you have a questions about…loved one, [Sales staff] were very accommodating, their Director of Nursing, mother can be quite the handful…[yet] the staff were deferential but firm, people on hand to help around the clock, [staff] find out what each resident likes and dislikes so they can make sure they are getting the care they need, able to handle any problems that arise, [Memory Care staff] stressed routine and repetitive activities to help with her cognitive abilities [&] to help keep her soothe, staff provides a variety of activities to stimulate and support the needs of memory care residents [including] social gathers as well as stories and pet therapy, dining area was impressive, three meals a day, basic dinning room as well as a private dinning room for family members and guest, For those residents who may need [it, there are] reminders [for] meals or in between snacks, food is great, meal selection is good, excellent food, food is ok, menu was very good, 24 hour bistro, rooms were nice and spacious; clean carpeting, rooms were adequate [&] comfortable, the rooms were OK, rooms were really big, a lot of memory activities, dancing, cards, an ice cream parlor, They had an old jukebox, even my mother who is in the Alzheimer's unit…they take them out to lunch and out to the mall, a concert on the lawn, full service spa, an entertainer coming in to sing and asking residents to sing along, a TV, a birdcage, 2 bridge groups, onsite full service beauty/barber shop for an additional fee
What they didn’t like: whenever she was hospitalized and returned to the nursing home they didn’t reconcile her meds, way too expensive, nurses were constantly late getting [loved one] her medication, turn over was very high, [need] more, entire operation…appears to be run on an inadequate budget, older building and two stories, Dining room badly run, Call buttons not answered, staff does not follow protocols set by management, carpet had stains, [could use] A simple “new-comer’s guide” [that explains how things work], concerns about whether pendant call button works consistently, lack of significant outings or day trips, small and felt a little prison-like, elevator…doesn’t hold many people and moves rather slow, If your family is difficult…and won’t take meds on their own this place is not a good fit, some communication issues between shifts
Brookdale Edgewood [Formerly Emeritus at Edgewood] | Edgewood, KY 41017
Brookdale Edgewood provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, and Health Care Services.
Caring– 24 Reviews, Average Rating 3.5
SeniorAdvisor– 25 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorHomes– 3 Reviews, Average Rating 3.75
GoldenReviews– No Reviews
What they liked: Brookdale was friendly, very pretty place, well-kept, very clean and well organized, in a good area, beautiful, extremely clean, they have a pet that runs the halls, a walking path…[that] is secure, place is safe; they had security alarms in the back, the people were just very friendly, [Management provides] a sense of calm, [T]he staff member was phenomenal and so patient and honest with me, very safe, nice atmosphere and environment, all the residents we met were actually in a positive frame of mind, Everyone was really outgoing, They have a van that takes them out to shopping and outing to scenic places, level of nursing care, [Tour guide] was nice [&] very helpful and gave us all the information we were looking for, [Sales staff] was willing to reduce the amount of his first months rent to sort of lessen the effect of the entrance fee, [Staff] weren't pushy and they always had a good attitude, did have a couple of issues but they worked hard to resolve those, staff is very friendly and accommodating, professional, residents are all well groomed, office staff was really cooperative, excellent physical therapy, All the workers I met seemed very caring and kind, very impressed with the degree of communication [staff] keep with the families of residents, Offers 24 hour nursing, licensed to administer medicines, Entire staff…always greeted you by name, feel loved one’s last days were made much Dignified and Comfortable by staying at this facility, [Tour guide] stopped and greeted each of the residents by name, loved one had to go to the hospital at one point and they handled everything exceedingly well, plenty of [staff] [&] They were excellent, dedicated and compassionate, Sale manager helped me through preliminary details, [Staff] were patient and helped my dad whenever he needed it, Staff are warm and nurturing, very conscientious LPN’s, My dad never looked…unkempt, janitorial staff does a very nice job, dining area was nice, 3 meals a day plus snacks or if you want coffee during the day or whatever, decent portion size, dining area is set up like a fine dining restaurant, [Dining room] is inviting and pleasant, The waiters are very…attentive to the residents [&] call the residents by their name and they learn what the residents like or don't like, dining area…well laid out and had a formal restaurant-style feel to it, dining room seems clean and nice, food is very good, food is decent, good quantity of food, Food seems fine, formal dining areas where families could…reserve the room, rooms and apartments were exceptionally clean and bright, rooms…were OK, a studio…is a large room with a small kitchenette and…refrigerator and bathroom, On-site beauty shop is very affordable, a hairdresser who comes in several times a week for the ladies, an exercise room, music nights, [staff] take people in a bus to outings or doctors, crafts, Bingo, people coming in to sing in the evening, movies, television, cards, trivia games, questions everyday on different subjects, a bit of golfing, dancing, social events almost every afternoon like root beer float parties, gardening, They bake, have a spa
What they didn’t like: no nurses in building 2nd or 3rd shift and very few patients aides, a much bigger facility, [Loved one] had new (large) cuts both times I saw her and no one had an explanation, false teeth were also “misplaced,” could improve on their weekend staff, didn’t get a homey feel, [need] more workout facilities or equipment and some water activity, short on staff [&] Mom has been left waiting several times just to get to meals, no call button in his room or bed or chair alarms, very small apartments, do not accept state aid, carpet around the community was very filthy, [billed] false charges, process of closing out [loved one’s] account was cumbersome [&] lengthy and very frustrating, staff could do a better job of communicating with residents [in] letting them know what’s going on, nice facility but you must stay involved to ensure maintenance and c are levels, Brookdale was very focused on their schedule vs. my mother's specific routine and was chronically understaffed
Brookdale Kenwood | Cincinnati, OH 45242
Brookdale Kenwood provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, and Health Care Services.
Caring– 21 Reviews, Average Rating 3.7
SeniorAdvisor– 29 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorHomes– 3 Reviews, Average Rating 3
GoldenReviews– No Reviews
What they liked: the building itself is well-maintained and decorated very nicely, cleanliness, pretty clean, a small-scale place…almost [like] a bed and breakfast, homelike, open, inviting, easy to get around in, they encourage animals to be there, a “house” cat, mini aviary…with finches and doves, very warm, inviting and very clean, safe environment, [residents] safe and in good hands, residents are treated with respect and dignity, Definitely a sense of community among the residents [&] families and staff, a model of efficiency and practicality, lots of sitting areas around for when family members visit, landscaping was very nice with a pond, Ducks always around, plenty of nice outdoor walking trails, spacious sunroom, this facility…[gives] the elderly a chance to work at the assisted living facility, gift shop, Everyone treated him (and us) with great care and compassion, biggest thing was the caring staff, friendly greeting by the staff, staff…are encouraging [&] supportive and answer our questions, [Loved one’s] comfort seems their number one concern, staff…very honest and helpful, upfront, [staff] really loved what they were doing and cared for every individual, Staff are really awesome [&] there is good communication with them, Managers quick to listen and gracious to issues resolved, [staff] meet regularly to assess the needs of the residents, staff are more than willing to handle any issues, they are very knowledgeable and very friendly, staff is…responsive to all questions from care to billing, highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quality assisted living home while still looking to maintain their independence, memory care was the most excellent part of our visit, memory care director is top notch…She gave us tips and invited us to a monthly support group even if we did not choose to move there, wonderful computer program that is geared to people with Dementia, Brookdale Clairebridge Unit is a small unit – very quiet and controlled…just right for someone suffering from dementia, they give [residents] activities that are appropriate for their skill and memory level, dining room was very impressive, meals were appealing, restaurant-style with a variety of accommodations for special diets, meals are great, variety of healthy choices, food was adequate, food is very good, memory care…have their own dining room, The rooms were more than adequate and…were very nice, the studio, one-bedroom, two-bedrooms, room size was adequate, a small kitchen [&] a sitting room [&] a bedroom and a bathroom, All of their rooms are private, apartments for individuals as well as companion suites, Kitchenettes…available with some floorplans, full time activities director, a ton of activities as well with a lot of brain workouts, physical exercise, a salon, manicure Mondays, popcorn parties, transportation to appointments, a little bistro, cards, bingo, Christmas programs, supervised trips, outings…to dinner [&] the symphony, a pool, a library, karaoke every afternoon, volleyball
What they didn’t like: Our Dad lived at the end of a hallway and was often forgotten about, lack of staff, smell of urine, the little staff that were present were clueless, very strong cleaning fluid odor, dark and dreary, a little overwhelming, you had to go to an office at a certain point in time [to get meds], facility is run down, some of [the aides] are not as compassionate and attentive, Only concern is response time when [loved one] pushes her button, understaffed and undertrained, Resolving billing issues is very difficult, There was a late charge and I took care of it and keep getting the same bill with the late charge, concerned with 2 levels and staircase, Parking was our only drawback
Brookdale Springdale [Formerly Sterling House of Springdale] | Springdale, OH 45246
Brookdale Springdale provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, and Health Care Services.
Caring– 13 Reviews, Average Rating 4.4
SeniorAdvisor– 30 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorHomes– No Reviews
GoldenReviews– 2 Reviews, Average Rating 4.5
What they liked: homey atmosphere, [place] always looks joyful, patios, very clean, location is accessible and quiet, more wheelchair accessible in the living area [than other facilities], a home at last, seemed more like a condo, they allow small pets as long as the resident can take care of [them], much better parking [than other communities], secure outdoor courtyard, [facility] was smaller and so there were more interactions between staff and residents, the ease of getting around the facility, Its like one big family, one level and very nice, care and staff appear to be excellent, [Staff] were very nice and very gracious, [staff] very engaged and professional, polite and welcoming, respectful, Sterling House indicated that because they are a small community [residents] can often maintain in their regular apartment even if they need memory care, good ratio of staff to resident ratio, very accommodating, tour guide…was on time and knowledgeable, staff tries to get residents out of their bed and more involved in activities, staff is very welcoming and go the extra mile every day, staff [and their] care [&] empathy and availability, locked gated memory unit, staff sits down with [loved one] and has coffee once in a while [&] they listen to her storys about her life, they were very warm [&] very friendly and helpful, a locked down facility, a secure facility, menu was varied with a lot of options, dining room looked really nice and spacious and had a good atmosphere, restaurant quality service and food, dining area was large, they could eat in the dining area or in their rooms, each month they have kind of a [menu] theme and usually have multiple choices, excellent cook, food is good, a variety of food to pick from and accommodating special needs, the kitchen was very clean, [Private] rooms were adequate and comfortable, very nice and spacious one-bedroom, a one-bedroom apartment [w/] a large doorway so somebody in a wheelchair can go in and out easily, a sitting area that is separate from where his bed is, rooms are clean and nice-sized, room is very comfortable, three or four different room configurations from very large to small, You could take your furniture in there, nice big bathroom with a walk in shower, a tiny little kitchen area…has small refrigerator and a microwave, don’t see the activities director talking down to residents but encouraging them, mental engagement games, religious ceremonies, bingo, They have language or history lessons, bible study, morning exercise type of program, cookouts, a movie theater with a popcorn machine, some table games, word games, live entertainment, days [when] manicure and a hairdresser available
What they didn’t like: common areas small along with a small TV for the residents to watch, very close to a lot of traffic, only a few men residents, common areas are dark [&] worn, had a more nursing home feel, [food] portions very small [and residents] not allowed to ask for more, smaller rooms, [loved one] on a restricted diet [staff] did not adhere to, very institutional and cold feeling, not Medicaid eligible should [resident] run out of assets
Carriage Court of Kenwood | Cincinnati, OH 45236
Carriage Court of Kenwood provides Assisted Living and Memory Care.
Caring– 21 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorAdvisor– 57 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorHomes– 1 Review, Average Rating 4
GoldenReviews– 1 Review, Average Rating 4.83
What they liked: Everything is nice and clean, relatively new, absolutely beautiful, very clean and appealing, nice bright colors; very uplifting, safe, it felt like home, has wander guards, front lobby was really nice, nice outdoor and indoor seating areas and recreational areas, entire community is clean and well maintained, physical plant is nice, staff…looked happy, the direct care staff (some have been with CC of K for many years) and the management staff, Staff throughout the building interacting and just relaxed in their jobs with residents, aides are great, well-trained, everybody is extremely friendly and helpful, [CC] has a warm [&] friendly and welcoming feel from the time you step through the front door, a much smaller facility, all the residents were happy and seemed to be enjoying them selves, good positive community, onsite orientation and explanation of key points, friendliness of all staff, pre move home assessment, staff is always available to talk, did not have a lot of grounds to walk but they were close to everything, directly across the street from a Jewish hospital, next door to a memory care only facility, office management is very responsive, [Staff] were friendly towards visitors and empathetic to the residents, had a great feeling with Carriage Court, a very wide array of services, staff is open to hear your concerns and will find solutions, [Staff] treats [loved one] with kindness and respect, admission?s director…was great and caring, Most [staff] are willing to go above and beyond what is needed, staff are loving and provide [dementia resident] with great care, [Loved one] eats well [&] is clean and odor free, We visited [loved one] during eating [&] activites and sleep time [&] things were always as they should be, [loved one] is happier & content, memory care area…[is] very clean and pretty, a lot of activities for people with dementia, Seemed to be a great environment for those with dementia, rooms were spacious, rooms were big and it was a bright community, [memory care] studio apartment is very nice and large with a refrigerator in it and a place to have a coffee machine [&] two windows, studio apartments are quite spacious, dining area was nice, staff in the kitchen – outstanding, They served three meals a day, Great food, food was excellent, food is outstanding, They make the effort to engage the patients in a variety of ways throughout the day…No other facilities even came close, They have something going on constantly, activities are well planned and cover a variety of interests, a family night every month…and the turn out is awesome, outings all the time, games, music programs, batting the balloon around, exercise, sing-a-longs, coloring cards, little bus tours; every week they…drive [residents] around to a different area of town and have an announcer who talks about the area and the history, crafts, they bring in music, bingo, painting, a salon/barbershop, during Christmas they decorated the trees and the facility, Masses and Rosary scheduled weekly
What they didn’t like: like to see more stability with the skilled staff (nurses), no patios, hallways were narrower, didn't like the physical setup, [building] was older, medications were lost, everything was not all-inclusive [&] I would have to pay for every little thing, when you have a question…and leave a message no one ever calls you back, communication between staff is not the best, food is terrible, [loved one] misses many meals…because no one comes to get her, clearly short staffed, [CC] didn’t have the level of activities, There was an accident where my loved one was left unattended in the back of their shuttle bus…and fell, would be nice if they [kept] families better informed when odd things happen…a skin tear or bump or bruise, rooms were a little small, only 14 beds that can receive Medicaid, This facility did not have the ability to have a camera in his room (no wi-fi
Cottingham Retirement Community | Cincinnati, OH 45241
Cottingham Retirement Community provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Long-term Care.
Caring– 8 Reviews, Average Rating 4.4
SeniorAdvisor– 36 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorHomes– No Reviews
GoldenReviews– No Reviews
What they liked: very clean, immaculate, Beautiful, cheerful, well maintained, pets allowed, didn’t smell, bright, it's been newly updated decor-wise, nice outdoor areas, homelike atmosphere, very homey, up-to-date facilities, grounds and interior are clean [&] spacious and bright, greenhouse, courtyard, plenty of skylights [&] windows and decorations like plants and antique furniture, Medicaid for nursing home area, met lots of staff that day…and they were all very kind and concerned, very attentive, experienced, residents are happy and easy to talk with, manager talked with residents by name, [Loved one] is safe [&] happy and so well cared for, everyone was smiling and seemed to be happy, [Staff] helped me through the whole process, Staff is extremely friendly and attentive and very accommodating, Staff was friendly and proud, For the most part the staff are all very friendly, [loved one’s] case worker keeps in constant contact with family, staff does not pressure you…you can do as much as you want or as little, [Staff] really go out of their way to learn about the best [way] to care for each resident, wellness check first thing in the a.m., how good the staff is on checking on residents when residents don’t come out for meals or activities, [Loved one’s] insurance company has created a few challenges but Cottingham is really working with us to get them resolved, When an issue or question arises…the staff immediately attends to it in a helpful manner, kind people, medical assistance on site, My grandfather has dementia and most of the staff is very helpful with the rare occasion of an impatient cafeteria worker or nurse, [loved one] loves the meals and her cleaning lady, people were very nice and very informative, they knew all the residents by their first name, nursing care was pretty good, The comfort Cottingham provides for the elderly must be pleasant because my grandfather did not want to be moved out of his house but immediately adjusted to life in his new home, Everyone was very friendly and very caring, would recommend this place for assisted living, liked the safety features for independent living, dining hall is great, great food, excellent meal service, a choice of meal 3 times a day, the food is very good, food is good, also had an in house café to get additional food or snacks, very nice rooms, weekly…housecleaning, Apartment very spacious, outings, bingo, card games, music programs, Wii bowling, movie nights, sports game viewing, a church service is held every Saturday, painting, wine and cheese socials, weekly transportation to grocery stores, planned outings, live entertainment, craft room, a pool, exercise, library, pub
What they didn’t like: seemed…more geared as senior apartments and not geared toward the assisted living, staff not always careful about their privacy, didn't think it was very cheery, rooms were dated, Poor medicine ordering, staff is kind but sometimes not as present as we would like, was given no instructions regarding Cottingham’s administration of medications, One aide per floor is insufficient, [After…good…initial contact, CRC rep] has not returned followup phone calls or emails, medication service could use a little work
Elmcroft of Deer Park | Cincinnati, OH 45236
Elmcroft of Deer Park provides Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care, and Care Coordination.
Caring– 23 Reviews, Average Rating 3.8
SeniorAdvisor– 36 Reviews, Average Rating 3.5
SeniorHomes– No Reviews
GoldenReviews– No Reviews
What they liked: facility was very clean, lovely, well maintained, pet friendly, a calm and welcoming vibe, very homelike, safe, grounds very well-kept, professionally landscaped and looks beautiful, perfect for walks, Hallways are wide, public rooms are inviting, secure memory care unit, people were very friendly, no time or age restrictions on visitors, common areas comfortable and inviting, shuttle services for trips out or you can use your own car, Free WFi but not cable, recently had a renovation, smiling faces throughout the facility, staff were very friendly and upbeat, Offered help with VA benefit package, Everyone was kind and helpful, Sales Director went out of her way to make sure we understood the process before moving in, staff…more than willing to speak even after hours, staff was very courteous and seemed to be very caring, compassionate, very responsive, accommodating, nurses are great, staff was OK, you could make a transition from independent living to assisted living without [giving up] your room, marketing staff and nurses and aides have gone out of their way to make the move in process as painless as possible, physical therapy and rehab, staff is kind [&] caring and very friendly, staff…answered every question with ease and certainty, they allow me to come in and sit and eat with [loved one], they took care of meds and everything, knowledgeable nursing staff, in the memory care unit…they do a pretty good job, assisted living facility has caring staff, meal preparation looked good, dining hall…beautiful, big huge dining room that was restaurant style, food seems to be good, excellent food, [Loved one] enjoys her glass of Chardonnay with dinner [and] the chef brings it out to her, sometimes family can come and eat with them and you don’t have to worry about paying, They supplied three meals a day, Food and rooms were good, if [loved one] not up to it…[staff] will bring her meals to her room, meals look and smell delicious, menus were good and had more options, the apartment looked awesome…and very well kept, studio apartment is cozy and just the right size, one-bedrooms and studios, rooms are nice and each have a balcony that faces a courtyard, a lot of closet space, studio room was really nice, laundry facilities on every floor, one bedroom [w/] kitchenette contained small refrigerator and microwave w/ small sink, an activities room, activities every day, activities director is good…and sincerely loves her job, they take little trips to the grocery store and to the plaza, a library, computer room, arts & crafts, a craft/activity room, bingo, movie nights, shopping trips, wine parties, nice big TV room, a family room, on-site barbershop and beauty salon, a general store, exercise room, “Wii game system,” fitness class, weekly saying of Rosary and Communion service, social hour every Friday evening
What they didn’t like: [Facility] huge, looking for more fresh food, rooms…on the small side, very dark and dreary, they need to have more parking space, [place] wasn't vibrant or warm, Contracted services not provided on a consistent basis, Poor communication with families regarding patient status [&] care or operating charges, constantly understaffed, food terrible, felt like they just wanted to get people into the community and did not care…about their needs, [Loved one] experiences people entering her apartment (room) without properly knocking, you press the button to alert the staff and they don’t come sometimes, Does not run as smoothly as it should, felt like a nursing home
Evergreen Wellspring | Cincinnati, OH 45215
Evergreen Wellspring provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing Care at Senior Nursing Homes, Senior Housing & Affordable Housing, and Short-term Care & Short-term Senior Care.
Caring– 32 Reviews, Average Rating 4.3
SeniorAdvisor– 38 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorHomes– 8 Reviews, Average Rating 4.25
GoldenReviews– 3 Reviews, Average Rating 3.56
What they liked: It was lovely, well maintained, clean, well-kept, a beautiful place and very beautifully kept up, a one-floor facility, two levels on each wing, the history of the dairy farm, the history and the setting, the layout, residents help plant if they want and have flower gardens, felt comfortable, established place with lots of big trees, in a very wooded area, very attractive, beautiful huge campus, peaceful grounds, golf course and a putting green, all the walking areas that are safe to walk, you’re never looking out on a parking lot or at another building, hallways…are nice and wide with lots of light, layout seems pretty easy for most of the residents, a very friendly community, Regarding the residents – everybody looked very content, a lot of reading rooms [&] sitting rooms and TV rooms, very nice library, shuttle service, They provide transportation anywhere you want to go, price was reasonable, move-in went really smoothly, [sales staff] went out of their way to make us feel comfortable, Anything that they could do to assist us they did, professional and individualized care, a concierge service that could keep Mom in independent living a little longer, sales people were great, think they have a good amount of staff, the director is outstanding and super caring, therapy was good, There is a registered nurse, staff was…knowledgeable [&] polite and friendly, staff was very professional and accommodating, [Staff] really are very sincere and caring, a warm and friendly atmosphere, respect for the elderly, They foster a sense of belonging, memory care unit…is pretty locked up, a nice big dining room, dining room was extremely pleasant, menu was varied [&] diverse and good, like a restaurant, food is really good, They served three meals a day, breakfast and dinner and they have to pay extra for snacks, food is exceptionally good, great chef, [dining room] service was excellent, a coffee shop with lots of tables, ate at their bistro and the food was excellent, food is good, food is delicious, food is pretty good, Rooms are nice, rooms are really good [&] pretty large, clean[ed] once a week, large apartments with full kitchens and eating space in the kitchen, you get to bring in your own decorations, patios, a two-bed [&] two-bath [&] with a washer and dryer and a kitchen, apartments…very nice and sizes were adequate, villas and separate homes near the facility, the room…nice and large and did not feel institutional at all, one-bedroom apartment…was very nice [&] had a full kitchen, cottage facility…is a two-bedroom with a garage, efficiencies and one-room units, floor plans were good, a nice private room [in memory care], fantastic activity director, socials, an outdoor pool, guest speakers, arts & crafts, art classes, bus trips to various locations to look at things, go out and eat, go shopping, exercise classes, fitness center, rehabilitation gym, Halloween costume dance party, movie night, a movie…in the auditorium, a beauty shop, a gift shop, They play games together, a pool table, they were doing a fashion show with antique cars, tennis court, onsite g[o]lf
What they didn’t like: understaffed, quality of care is disappointing, Management non-responsive, only problem we’re having is the response time when my dad presses the button, price point is ridiculous, only concern …[family] need to set up a proper communication channel with the staff, no covered parking, more like an apartment building, wish they get my dad out more and exercise him, parking can be a little hairy at times, food is mediocre, housekeeping is deplorable, there are a lot of different hallways and spaces, parking lot being…a little crowded, have to dress up to go to supper, staff is uncaring and unprofessional, the place just needs to be updated
Mallard Cove Senior Living | Cincinnati, OH 45246
Mallard Cove Senior Living provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care.
Caring– 16 Reviews, Average Rating 3.8
SeniorAdvisor– 32 Reviews, Average Rating 4
SeniorHomes– 1 Review, Average Rating 5
GoldenReviews– No Reviews
What they liked: very spacious, [loved one] able to keep her cat there, beautiful setting, very clean — well taken care of, well maintained, warm [&] homey, spotless, lots of natural light, nice interactive staff, very nice modern place, residents interactive and busy, plenty of privacy for residents, how active the community seems, facility is beautiful and the staff are friendly and attentive, area was so-so but acceptable, walking path around the pond and outdoor courtyards (all secure), There's a lake at the back where [loved one] fishes, the amount of staff they had per person in the memory care section, assisted living space is wonderful and makes you feel that you are at home, pricing was excellent, up-front with co$ts, housekeeping weekly, laundry, personal care svcs (med mgmt, bathing, grooming, acts of daily living), escorts as needed, On-site therapy as needed, Med Director on site, everything is all inclusive, you can pay once a year…so it results in a very good savings for the residents, people and staff were very attentive, dedicated and caring, people were very social in the hallways, [Staff] work hard to please their residents and their families, They had been good working with us [so] that neither one of my parents had depleted their savings, They distribute medications, they tried to help us with veterans aid for my father, physical therapy, staff was very nice and competent, My loved one’s health has really improved since she moved here, [staff] willing to help me with anything, staff extremely helpful and friendly, kind and informative, often surprised at how accommodating and thoughtful the staff are, food was good and the dining room was pretty, very good food, always delicious, plenty of [food] choices, social experience of the dinning experience, The food is like eating in a restaurant, The food and the dining room setup are excellent, waitresses, dining service, in particular, is very nice, an outdoor eating area, rooms were large and well-appointed, looks like a 1-bedroom condo that has a bedroom [&] living room [&] kitchen and dining room, All apartments contain full kitchens, some apartments have nice stacked washer & dryer combos, very nice apartments with balconies and patios, large 2 bedroom apartment, exercise facility, a happy hour every night, church services, exercise, Yoga, a theater, bible study, church on Wednesday night, field trips. a library, a gym, They have movies, outings, have mass, games and bingo, game rooms and a bar
What they didn’t like: It was almost too much space, better be able to take care of yourself because they really don’t do that much for you, takes at the very least 45 minutes for a nurse to respond to the emergency button being pushed, small bathroom, did not allow pets, only issue with the Mallard memory unit inability for residents to enjoy the outdoors, always seem…a bit understaffed, newer section is extremely far away from the dining area, very little activity
Northgate Park [Formerly Atria Northgate Park] | Cincinnati, OH 45251
Northgate Park provides Assisted Living and Short-term/Respite Stays.
Caring– 28 Reviews, Average Rating 4.5
SeniorAdvisor– 57 Reviews, Average Rating 4.5 [3 reviews as Northgate Park; 54 as Atria Northgate Park]
SeniorHomes– 6 Reviews, Average Rating 4.5
GoldenReviews– No Reviews
What they liked: very good setting, bright, airy, beautiful setting, they accept pets, nice to see everyone interact with each other’s pets, building very clean and odor-free, well-kept, very safe and secure, very lovely facility, plenty of space to roam, seven acres of property, lots of trees and grass, clean and pretty, very peaceful and quiet, a change in ownership which has been good, always very clean, laid out well, atmosphere very relaxed and homelike, not a dark place, very welcoming, very warm, very family like, feels more like a resort, many employees having been there for years, people seemed really happy there, residents are also friendly, energy is wonderful, all on one floor, no stairs, very wide hallways, rooms and apartments were sufficient in size, a lot of natural light, lots of lounges, sitting rooms that looked homey throughout the facility, Scheduled transportation is available for shopping [&] church and community outings, car service is available for private trips and doctor appointments, a library, a computer, [onsite] post office, almost like a small city under a roof, greenhouse where people can grow flowers, help [resident] in and out of the shower, [staff] take care of meds, staff was lovely and very encouraging, employees all seem to have a good attitude, [loved one] needs a lot of extra help and they're very attentive and very helpful, [Staff] always have a smile, [Entire staff] has been unbelievably helpful and friendly, capable, very kind, patient, staff…are qualified and well managed, staff…were extremely polite and welcoming, informative, very receptive to questions, accommodating, Maintenance staff is on the ball and everyone communicates with each other, family has been able to enjoy peace of mind, communication is good and they are bending over backwards to make my dad happy, staff calls the residents by name, nursing staff is very attentive [&] knowledgeable and friendly, [even] in independent living…people check on [loved one] to make sure he's taking his medication, dining room is lovely with skylights, food seemed to be pretty good, dining area very nice [&] bright, linen tablecloths, nice napkins, a big fish aquarium, three meals every day, [chef] open for special requests by the residents, food is wonderful, food is palatable, food is great, good variety, mostly home cooked, delicious, great chef, wonderful presentation and a lovely menu, servers know each residents preferences, more of an apartment style living, a studio or a suite or a deluxe suite, they clean the room once a week, a 1-bedroom and a 2-bedroom, each [apt.] having a full bath and handicap accessible with a little kitchenette, a studio…has a little refrigerator [&] a sink and a microwave, sliding glass doors, a patio on the back of each unit, activities throughout the day and the week, chair yoga, jigsaw puzzles, mass, rosaries everyday, a beauty shop and pharmacy, residents [are provided] transportation to the grocery store [&] doctor and shopping centers, movies, had a New Year's Eve party, a tasting demonstration of different local wines, a lot of family gatherings, They bring in singers and musicians, bingo couple times a week, arts and crafts, exercise room, air volleyball, Wii games, bridge group, They also have stores where residents can do a little shopping, grill outs, party nights, [trips to] the casino
What they didn’t like: hallways were long, parking situation for visitors, the outside area was not contained…[&] I was worried about Mom taking a walk away from the area, a lot of outbreaks that they have to be quarantined, no medical personnel on-staff, bathrooms would be hard to maneuver in the wheelchair or a walker, rooms dingy and needed…updating, no laundry facilities in their unit, felt like an apartment, [private] room was too big, Had it not been for the quarantines I would have stayed, food [was] horrible [&] at breakfast they constantly ran out of food, [Dining room] workers are friendly [b]ut thy will run out of specific dishes and the service in general is just so slow, when [loved one] had to go to the hospital [staff] sent her out inappropriately dressed and didn’t even send clothes with her, We were told [pets]…would be kept out of common areas but this has not been the case, do not accept Medicare waiver for assisted living
Seasons Courtyard [AKA Seasons, aka The Seasons, aka Courtyard at Seasons (Official name)] | Cincinnati, OH 45236
Seasons Courtyard (Courtyard at Seasons) provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Caring– 26 Reviews, Average Rating 4 [Seasons]
SeniorAdvisor– 42 Reviews, Average Rating 4.5 [42 reviews as SC; 1 as CatS]
SeniorHomes– 9 Reviews, Average Rating 5 [Seasons]
GoldenReviews– 8 Reviews, Average Rating 4.48 [As The Seasons]
What they liked: It is nice and updated, lovely place, very beautiful, in a good location, very nice campus, very large facility with plenty of open space, very clean, well maintained, peaceful, Seasons was very positive, in the midst of a small forest with…flowers [&] colorful birds [&] small furry animals and sometimes a deer or two, porches, verandas, atrium, lawns, gardens, very homey, comfortable, spacious halls, [Facility provides] trips and transportation to doctor's appointments, valet parking service, happy place with friendly people, “this place is alive!”, residents have good choices and this helped them feel independent, After 12 years Mom still LOVES The Seasons, like a fancy hotel, entryway is four stories tall and open, activities all on one level, safety and security, [Staff] will…make sure [resident] is OK if she doesn't check in by a certain hour every morning, emergency call device provided by The Seasons that [resident] can use anywhere on premises, the décor, staff was excellent, If a problem does arise it is always addressed immediately, Residents treated like family, My mother was a resident in the Seasons for almost 15 years [&] I highly recommend the Seasons, care was very respectful and upbeat, administration has been wonderful, Staff…are friendly and eager to help, physical & occupational therapy, [Staff] could not have done any more to make move in…easier, staff busy but enthusiastic, staff very…informative, staff is very very friendly, very professional, very accommodating, competence, reliability, kind, very open to new ideas, very caring, most cheerful, very helpful, Meals [&] service and maintenance are the best, three meals, [Loved one] was never very social but all of the dining room gals treated her like a friend, [loved one] calls [staff] and they bring [dinner] up to her [room], nice dining room, top chef, attractive meals, 5 daily entrée choices, like a restaurant, high-quality food, Dining room great as is wait staff, good variety of healthy meals, food was excellent, food is good, [meals] well balanced, Meal selection…planned as per the need [&] requirement and preference of the residents, food is great, rooms were adequate, a large bedroom [&] large living room and large bathroom and it is wheelchair accessible, apartment spacious and comfortable, apartment with 2 bedrooms [&] living room and bathroom, a balcony, housekeeping once a week, a little patio off their living room so they can…have their flowers [&] bird feeders, rooms were lovely, packed activity schedule and specialized programs to promote physical and mental health of residents, [onsite] beauty salon, Spa Day, a recreation room, [onsite] church services, arts and crafts, Bingo, entertainment probably twice a week that comes in, happy hour, Sunday brunches, Bridge, Scrabble, swimming pool, exercise class, minimal happy hour cost [&] no tipping, massages, a Mother's Day luncheon and fashion show, holiday celebrations throughout the year
What they didn’t like: high rate of [staff] turnover and very low ratio per resident, the…sheer price, parking needs improvement, four floors and they all looked the same, didn't offer a really good physical therapy area, [facility’s] age and the way it's constructed, it was basically self-pay and not Medicaid, 5% annual increase [in costs], Concerned about lack of “well” checks on independent living residents, really need to do better job explaining various fees, [not] having a price sheet for potential residents, room for improvement in…recycling, Seating in the dining room, the nurses smoking outside
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