The 8 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Westlake, OH

Westlake went through a miniature golden age during Prohibition, when it was the site of one of the highest concentrations of speakeasies in the Midwest. Seniors can still visit several of the old clubs, which are still in operation, including the White Oaks restaurant — voted the best place to eat in the Cleveland area. Westlake is also home to the Lakewood Country Club, which hosts the only PGA event in the northern Ohio area. UH St. John Medical Center, also found in the city, has a world-class senior health center with multiple senior specialties.

Over 22% of the 32,000 people who live in Westlake are seniors aged 65 and over, and the city offers unassisted transportation services to them and their caregivers to points throughout the Cleveland area. Seniors in Westlake can also get around on the ADA-equipped buses of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, which offers discount fares on all scheduled routes to seniors aged 65 and over with a transit ID or valid Medicare card.

Seniors who live in one of Westlake's 49 assisted living facilities pay an average cost of $3,400 a month for care. This is well below the state average cost of $4,278 for similar service, and fully $600 a month less than the $4,000 seniors pay on average nationwide for assisted living, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey.

Look over your best options for senior living on this list of the 8 best assisted living communities in Westlake.

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Vitalia Senior Residences at Westlake

26695 Center Ridge Rd.

Westlake, OH 44145

(800) 385-2527

Residents of Vitalia Senior Residences at Westlake can fill their schedules with social, spiritual and educational activities. Vitalia offers memory care services and specializes in treating seniors with dementia, Alzheimer's and memory loss. Its independent and assisted living services are another option for seniors who desire a healthy, nurturing environment. Residents stay in safe, comfortable living spaces in the form of one- or two-bedroom apartments, including multiple studio apartments.

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Brighton Gardens of Westlake

27819 Center Ridge Road

Westlake, OH 44145

(440) 808-0074

Seniors at Brighton Gardens of Westlake can enjoy quality care in a thoughtfully designed environment surrounded by beautifully landscaped courtyards and gardens. It's conveniently located next door to Westlake Porter Public Library and Westlake City Recreation Center, with several golf courses and the city's vibrant Crocker Park downtown district just a short distance away. The facility provides a full range of services, from light daily support to comprehensive care, with trained staff available 24 hours a day. They also offer access to a number of amenities, including restaurant-style dining and an on-site beauty salon. A full schedule of enriching programs and activities are available each day to promote a healthy mind, body and spirit as well as a variety of resident-led clubs and organized off-site group trips.

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Brookdale Westlake Village

28550 Westlake Village Dr.

Westlake, OH 44145

(440) 892-4200

At Brookdale Westlake Village, seniors enjoy easy access to golf courses, a local library and plenty of shopping. On the grounds is a lake with water views, fishing, walking paths and a landscaped garden. Pets are welcome to come along, and the extensive grounds make it easy for them to adapt. The pub, greenhouse, barbershop and arts and crafts studio offer endless hours of entertainment, while the wellness center and clinic are available to provide health services. Residents with a vehicle can use the indoor parking garage to get out and about in any weather. For a place to spend retirement, Brookdale Westlake Village has a lot to offer.

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Eliza Jennings Assisted Living Community at Devon Oaks

2345 Crocker Road

Westlake, OH 44145

(440) 250-2300

For a fun blend of activities and assistance, Eliza Jennings Assisted Living Community at Devon Oaks might be a great retirement option. Staff provides assistance with everyday activities, medication management and transportation, so seniors can relax and enjoy the amenities. An on-site spa, a barbershop, coffee shop, computer room and party space mean there is always something available to keep residents entertained. The activities calendar features regular trips to local attractions and shopping, while gardening, crafts, exercise programs and more happen right on the grounds. Seniors who enjoy cooking can choose a unit with a full kitchen, while those who prefer restaurant dining can enjoy shared meals.

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Our House

27633 Bassett Rd.

Westlake, OH 44145

(440) 835-2110

Delicious and healthy menu options like Italian wedding soup or roast pork tenderloin make meals at Our House fun and social. Our House is an assisted living community just a few blocks from the beautiful shores of Lake Eerie. Residents enjoy wandering the rustic grounds, and small pets are welcome to come along. There's always staff on-hand to help with daily activities like getting dressed or grabbing a shower. Between bingo, bowling, trips to the casino and coffee hour, residents have plenty of opportunities to meet new friends and join the community at Our House.

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Gardens at Westlake Senior Living

27569 Detroit Road

Westlake, OH 44145

(440) 892-9777

All residents in Gardens at Westlake Senior Living community enjoy access to a variety of in-house entertainment options and travel to nearby attractions such as the planetarium or Lake Erie Nature and Science Center. Downtown Cleveland is less than thirty minutes away, giving residents a lifestyle that is like being on vacation every day. Days spent listening to live music, playing games, participating in fitness classes or discussing the latest bestseller may be a great way to enjoy the golden years. This community has apartments with up to two bedrooms and landscaped grounds to explore with friends, family or pets. Medical and non-medical staff are on hand to help when needed.

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The Belvedere of Westlake

29591 Detroit Road

Westlake, OH 44145

(440) 835-4000

Located across the street from a bookstore, movie theater, grocery store and restaurants, residents at The Belvedere of Westlake can find a fun activity within walking distance. This community houses up to 113 residents in a mix of rooms or apartments. Suites come with individual porches, allowing neighbors to socialize. The center of the community is set up as a town square, with a bakery, salon, cafe and restaurant-style dining room. The wellness center is staffed by a licensed nurse, and all residents have the option to wear an emergency pendant with fall detection. At The Belvedere of Westlake, seniors get the level of help they need with the independence they want.

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The Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve

2116 Dover Center Road

Westlake, OH 44145-3154

(440) 871-0090

The Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve is a faith-based, not-for-profit senior life community, providing charitable care to seniors in the Westlake area who are financially limited. As a continuing care community, residents can seamlessly transition from independent living to an assisted living environment as their needs change. Its 24-acre campus includes multiple buildings that connect to a central main street area with a cafe, movie theater, library, aviaries and a chapel, which hosts multi-faith services. The facility offers a variety of programs and events that not only help maintain residents' overall health and wellness, but enrich the soul, including Tai Chi, intergenerational activities, pet therapy, parties, dances and off-site outings.