As a small city in the heart of Oregon’s verdant Willamette Valley, Albany offers a mild West Coast climate with average midsummer highs in the 80s and winter lows in the 30s. Although Albany may receive more rain than the national average at 44 inches per year, residents enjoy lush landscaping with abundant, year-round greenery and all the benefits of living in one of the most productive and diverse agricultural regions in the country. Farmers’ markets are a staple of life in Albany, and local restaurants often feature farm-to-table dining. Thanks to Albany’s location in the center of Oregon’s leading wine region, wine enthusiasts have easy access to over 600 local wineries.
Assisted living facilities provide older adults with assistance with everyday tasks such as nonclinical personal care and household chores in a residential setting. Residents of assisted living facilities typically do not require a nursing-home level of care. According to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, residents of assisted living facilities in Albany pay an average of $4,530 per month.
Keep reading for more information on costs in Albany and how they compare with those in other Oregon cities and a list of community-based resources for senior citizens.
Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Oregon. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Albany residents pay an average of $4,530 per month for assisted living.
The average cost of assisted living in Albany, OR, is only $70 lower than the national rate, but it’s a little over $500 lower than Oregon’s statewide average.
With the exception of Corvallis, where assisted living costs average $4,485 per month, those in other Oregon cities pay more for assisted living than their counterparts in Albany. Residents of Oregon’s capital, Salem, pay an average of $5,500 per month for assisted living, while costs dip to $4,975 slightly north in the state’s largest metro, Portland. On the other side of the Cascade Mountain Range, Bend residents pay a monthly average of $4,835 for assisted living, which is about $300 more expensive than Albany. Those on the southern end of the state in Grants Pass and Medford pay $5,570 and $4,640, respectively.
Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:
For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Oregon.
|Cascades West Council of Governments Senior Services||(541) 967-8720||As part of the Oregon Area Agency on Aging, Cascades West Council of Governments Senior Services oversees a broad range of programs and resources for seniors. Albany seniors can obtain information here about long-term care options and available resources.|
|Albany Senior Center||(541) 917-7777||Albany Senior center provides drop-in activities such as cards, quilting, pool or just sharing coffee and conversation with friends. Scheduled classes specific to seniors are also available, such as spotting scams aimed at retirees and choosing supplemental health insurance.|
|Linn County Veterans Service Office||(541) 928-3517||The Linn County Veterans Service Office was established by the Linn County Board of Commissioners for the purpose of helping veterans of the U.S. armed forces and their families to obtain federal and state benefits.|
|Call-a-Ride||(541) 917-7770||Call-a-Ride is a low-cost transportation service provided by the City of Albany to those age 60 and over. This service operates Monday through Friday within Albany city limits except for observed holidays.|
|Senior Benefits Division — Medicare Help||(541) 248-4975||Senior Benefits Division is an independent service designed to help seniors navigate the Medicare process and find customized solutions. This service is designed to help Medicare applicants understand their options and help reduce their out-of-pocket costs.|
|Community Services Consortium||(541) 928-6335||Community Services Consortium provides a variety of opportunities for seniors to remain active and engaged with the Albany community. Volunteer opportunities include working in their food warehouse, hosting food drives and assisting with their annual point-in-time count.|
Assisted Living Facilities in the Albany area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.