As a family caregiver, having the senior living conversation with an aging loved one can be a tricky task. After all, making the transition from a home they likely raised a family and lived in for many years can feel daunting.
Before initiating such conversations, consider these questions to get a sense of your loved one’s needs:
- Are they experiencing unusual forgetfulness?
- Is the upkeep on their home too burdensome at this point in time?
- Does your loved one need round-the-clock supervision to keep up with daily hygienic habits?
There are different senior living facilities that offer varying levels of care and independence depending on your loved one’s needs. To help you and your aging loved one find the appropriate care, we outline ten options in Cleveland and surrounding areas below.
Please note the list is in order of level of care provided and excludes hospice or palliative care. You can find a list of Northeast Ohio hospices here.
1. The AbbeWood (Minimum Care)
Offering both independent and assisting living options, The AbbeWood is dedicated to providing residents with the highest level of care while encouraging them to live as independently as possible. The continuum-of-care campus is equipped with trained staff to help residents with housekeeping and maintenance. Residents can also take part in social and wellness activities.
2. Fairmont of Westlake (Minimum Care)
Considered a premier assisted living community, Fairmont of Westlake provides assisted living options, memory care reminiscence neighborhoods, short-term respite care and hospice care coordination. Residents receive the utmost personalized care, services and programming to best fit their needs. Fairmont of Westlake is known for its engaging environment, which offers programming that nurtures the mind, body and spirit.
3. Sunrise at Parma (Minimum Care)
Sunrise at Parma is an award-winning assisted living community with a clear mission to champion the quality of life for all seniors. The Parma facility offers short-term and long-term stays for residents, with trained staff available 24 hours a day. The facility promotes a healthy mind, body and spirit through programs and activities for residents to enjoy.
4. O’Neill Healthcare (Minimum-to-Moderate Care)
Celebrating more than 60 years, O’Neill Healthcare is committed to providing each resident with comprehensive, quality care. O’Neill utilizes a holistic approach that involves family and community. Attending physicians encourage active participation in a progressive rehabilitation plan to provide residents with the care they need, all while in a supportive environment. The facility offers a multitude of services, including skilled nursing, assisted and independent living, rehabilitative therapies, memory support, hospice care and more.
5. Royalton Woods (Minimum-to-Moderate Care)
Royalton Woods believes in individualized, quality care that stabilizes the health and happiness of senior residents. The facility offers a variety of living options for residents, including hospice and respite care, as well as assisted living. Residents are free to attend an array of social events and learning activities, or they can choose to enjoy the privacy of their own personal suite.
6. Mount Alverna Village (Minimum-to-Moderate Care)
With a goal to provide the highest quality care and comfort to residents, Mount Alverna Village is a senior living community that offers independent and assisted living options, memory care, skilled nursing, and senior rehabilitation. When you choose Mount Alverna, you or your aging loved one will be offered a beautiful garden home, spacious apartment, personalized care and social opportunities.
7. Brookdale Westlake Village (Minimum-to-Moderate Care)
Brookdale Westlake Village believes retirement life should be about spending time doing great things with great people. This philosophy is what drives the lifestyle for their independent and assisted living options, memory care and skilled nursing services. Brookdale’s senior living communities give you or an aging loved one the chance to connect with others in similar situations.
8. Avon Oaks Caring Community (High-Level Care)
Family-owned and operated, Avon Oaks is a skilled nursing home facility, that provides short and long-term care for residents. Depending on the level of care, skilled nursing services are available 24 hours a day, assisting with medication management. Occupational therapists are also on staff to help residents with daily activities like eating, bathing, dressing and grooming.
9. Broadview Multi-Care Center (High-Level Care)
Proud to have served the Cleveland and Parma area for 50+ years, Broadview Multi-Care Center is a family-owned and operated facility that provides high-quality care in a homelike atmosphere. The center provides a number of services, including short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, skilled nursing, hospice and respite care. Residents may receive physical, occupational and speech therapies up to seven days a week.
10. Eliza Jennings (High-Level Care)
Eliza Jennings offers professional care around the clock for residents in a relaxing environment. The skilled nursing communities are designed for individuals who require ongoing medical care with physician oversight, yet do not necessarily require hospitalization. Activities and programs are tailored within each community to residents’ preferences and interests.
Preplan to Save Your Family Time, Money, and Worry
As you research senior living options for your aging loved one, we encourage you to continue having conversations about the future—including end-of-life planning. While a difficult topic of discussion, funeral preplanning allows aging adults to record final wishes ahead of time. Download our Seniors’ Guide to Funeral Arrangements for all the information you need.
Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2018 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.
Creates personalized and meaningful celebration of life services. Heidi’s calling is helping families pay tribute to their loved ones in meaningful ways. As a lifelong Lorain County resident, she has been involved with her hometown church, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts and schools. Proudly serving Busch families since 2012.