Just 12 miles southeast of Cleveland, Bedford is a vibrant suburb where seniors can enjoy a fulfilling retirement. Its affordability, low rates of violent crime and access to top medical facilities make it a popular choice for retirees, who make up nearly 18% of the population.
Bedford's small-town charm can be seen in the historic downtown area with its tree-lined streets, cafes and boutiques. Throughout the year, the city hosts a number of fun events at the Town Square, including Parties in the Park and multiple festivals. Active seniors can enjoy an afternoon hike at Bedford Reservation or a game of golf with friends. Bedford's close proximity to Cleveland makes it easy for seniors to enjoy world-renowned arts and music, top-rated restaurants, professional sports games and cultural attractions, including the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
At a cost of $3,575 per month, assisted living services in the Bedford area are less expensive than the average paid in other cities across Ohio, which cost around $4,339 per month. Bedford seniors can also save almost $500 per month compared to the U.S. national average of $4,051.
Note: Information for Bedford was not available, so data from the nearest city, Cleveland, was used.
Here's a look at the top 10 assisted living facilities available in the Bedford area.
19455 Rockside Road
Bedford, OH 44146
Situated on 20 acres of land, Woodside Senior Living is regarded as one of the area's top facilities for its wealth of services and amenities that help seniors live a full, meaningful life. The single-story community makes it easy for seniors to get around on their own and maintain a sense of independence. Residents can spend their days enjoying features such as the well-stocked library, general store, arts and crafts room, fitness center and large outdoor patio. A full calendar of scheduled activities provides daily opportunities for social interaction, physical activity and intellectual stimulation.
283 Union Street
Bedford, OH 44146
Each day, the team at Light of Hearts Villa strives to create a warm and welcoming environment that feels like home. It's included on this list for its comprehensive care services and vibrant community lifestyle. The facility features a centrally located dining room and gathering areas that are easy for residents to access, and a wealth of amenities including a hair salon, campus gardens, computer room and gift shop. Devotional services are held five times weekly in the on-site chapel. Residents can enjoy the comfort of their own private space, and each apartment features a kitchenette, full bathroom and emergency call system.
9633 Valley View Road
Macedonia, OH 44056
Summit Point provides seniors with a relaxed atmosphere that promotes health and companionship. Its prime location between Cleveland and Akron offers easy access to an array of shopping, dining, entertainment and medical services that residents can visit with the facility's complimentary transportation service. We included it on our list for its efforts to keep residents active and happy through its robust offerings of social and recreational activities. The facility puts an emphasis on resident safety and well-being, and personal security systems and emergency call systems are available in all apartments.
3151 Mayfield Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
At Forest Hills Place, seniors can enjoy a fulfilling retirement experience free of the daily hassles of home maintenance and household chores. The charming neighborhood is just minutes from top medical facilities, cultural attractions and historic sites. It's listed as a top facility for its efforts to accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. Trained staff members are on-site to offer support with daily bathing, meal preparation and housekeeping. Seniors can participate in activities such as bowling, walking club and yoga, and connect with fellow residents during weekly wine and cheese socials, bingo games and poetry club meetings.
997 West Aurora Road
Northfield, OH 44067
Set on 5 acres of manicured grounds surrounded by a wooded area, Elmcroft of Sagamore Hills offers seniors an opportunity to relax and connect with nature. The facility is included on our list for its dedication to residents' overall happiness and well-being through its signature programs, which include Vitality Club wellness efforts, Walking Tall safety sessions and Second Wind Dreams goal realization. Residents can maximize their days by taking advantage of the facility's state-of-the-art amenities, including a library, billiard/activity room and cozy sitting areas. The facility also offers a private dining room for entertaining family and friends.
6765 State Road
Parma, OH 44134
Mount Alverna Village is a Catholic senior living community that seeks to help residents celebrate life every day. Located just 10 miles from downtown Cleveland, the facility offers easy access to shops, restaurants and scheduled outings to local attractions. It's included on this list for its vibrant, active campus that offers an abundance of life-enriching activities, elevated dining program and daily opportunities for growth. Residents are treated to well-balanced, nutritious meals made with local ingredients. Diverse programming allows seniors to participate in group exercises, continuing education classes, devotional services and wine and cheese socials.
7766 Broadview Road
Cleveland, OH 44134
Sunrise at Parma has earned a reputation for delivering high-quality services and enriching programming in a welcoming environment. The award-winning facility adopts a holistic approach to senior care, taking the time to develop personalized service plans that meet residents' individual needs and preferences. Staff members are available 24 hours per day, and a licensed nurse conducts monthly wellness visits. The facility offers a wide variety of activities to serve the mind, body and spirit, including exercise classes, a puzzle club, social hours and card games. It's also conveniently located minutes from Parma Town Mall for residents to enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment with friends and family.
1004 Simich Drive
Seven Hills, OH 44131
The focus at Tranquil Gardens is to create an environment where residents feel like they're part of a family. Staff is available to offer daily assistance with tasks such as bathing, dressing and medication management, while encouraging residents to remain as independent as possible. Seniors can live worry-free with weekly housekeeping, linen and personal laundry services, leaving them more time to participate in recreational activities, socialize with friends or simply relax. The facility offers flexible dining options so seniors can set their own pace and take meals in one of two dining rooms or the sunroom.
8400 South Bedford Road
Macedonia, OH 44056
The resort-style amenities and maintenance-free lifestyle offered at American House Macedonia earn it a spot on our top 10 list. Staff members are available to provide around-the-clock assistance with personal care, medication reminders and transportation to appointments. Each day, residents are treated to an elevated dining experience with chef-prepared meals served in a restaurant-style setting. Ingredients are locally sourced, and special menus are offered for holidays and celebrations. Residents can relax and socialize in the cozy common areas, get pampered at the beauty salon, enjoy a book from the library or participate in one of the many scheduled daily activities.
2463 Sussex Boulevard
Twinsburg, OH 44087
From its well-appointed studio apartments to its personalized care plans and farm-to-table dining experience, everything at Maplewood at Twinsburg is done with resident well-being in mind. A variety of floor plans are available to suit residents' needs, and all rooms feature spacious bathrooms with built-in shower benches. Residents can take advantage of upscale amenities such as a theater, library and brain fitness center, or enjoy fresh air in the outdoor gardens. The facility also provides seniors with the luxury of an on-site spa and salon for afternoons of relaxation and pampering.