Will seniors in Ohio soon pay more for assisted living? – cleveland.com

Theater room at Harbor Court

The theater room at Harbor Court in Rocky River.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — In 2019, the U.S, Census Bureau said Ohio was “on pace to become one of a handful of states mostly in the Midwest and Northeast that will have more residents age 60 and older than people under age 20.”

That means that demand for assisted living will inevitably rise in the coming years, as an increasing number of aging adults find they need a little help with daily chores, meal preparation, transportation or just keeping track of their medications. Many older Ohioans will opt for the independence — and companionship — of an assisted living facility rather than moving in with the kids.

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