Assisted Living in Albany, Oregon
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.
Retirees over the age of 65 make up 15.3% of Albany’s total population, which is just above 55,000 residents. The average cost of assisted living in Albany is $4,266 per month, although costs vary depending on services, amenities and location.
Paying for Assisted Living in Albany, Oregon
The Cost of Assisted Living in Albany, Oregon
At $4,266, the monthly cost of assisted living in Albany is $233 less than the median average for the state of Oregon, which is $4,499 monthly. The city’s cost is also $215 more than the national average. Costs are higher in neighboring states of California and Washington, while Oregon’s neighbors to the east in Idaho and Nevada enjoy a lower average cost of assisted living.
Assisted living residents pay slightly lower prices in Albany’s closest neighboring city, Corvallis ($4,152), while costs are only a few dollars higher in the Oregon state capital, Salem ($4,275), which is several miles to the north. Prices get even higher in Oregon’s largest and most northernmost city, Portland ($4,998), while in the Southern Oregon community of Medford ($3,950), seniors can expect to pay a little less. On the other side of the Cascade Mountain Range in the Central Oregon city of Bend ($4,199), assisted living costs are also slightly less than in Albany.
Albany Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Oregon residents can receive financial assistance under the state’s Medicaid plan, known as the K-Plan. This plan provides seniors who need long term care with assistance paying for supportive services whether they live in their own homes, with relatives or in assisted living communities. Covered services include personal care, medical equipment, and transportation. Those who are age 65 and over who are legal residents of Oregon and who qualify for Medicaid are eligible for the K-Plan.
Albany Assisted Living Resources
|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.|
Albany Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living communities in Oregon must comply with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations concerning staffing, administering medication, and health, safety and accommodations standards. Please visit our Assisted Living in Oregon page to learn more about these laws and regulations.